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Three Lady Vols On Wooden Award Women’s Preseason Top 50 Watch List

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The John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s® announced the Women’s Preseason Top 50 Watch List on ESPN.com, and three Tennessee standouts are included in that group. Chosen by a preseason poll of national college basketball experts, the list is comprised of 50 student-athletes who are the early front-runners for the most prestigious honors in college basketball, the Wooden Award All American Team™ and Most Outstanding Player Award. After being named to the Naismith Trophy Preseason Watch List on Nov. 4, Lady Vols Jordan Horston, Rickea Jackson and Tamari Key have joined their second national player of the year watch list.

Philadelphia will draft at 23rd overall after Brooklyn officially defers to 2023

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Philadelphia and Brooklyn was the consideration of the Sixers' 2022 first-round pick, with the Nets given the choice to rather take Philadelphia's 2023 first-rounder by a settled upon June 1 cutoff time. Revealed hypothesis had been that the Nets would concede to 2023, and subsequent to standing by until that June 1 cutoff time, Brooklyn has, as a matter of fact, formally selected to concede and expect the privileges to Philadelphia's 2023 first-round pick.

Joel Embiid out indefinitely with right orbital fracture, concussion

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The 76ers announced the All-NBA big man had suffered a right orbital fracture and mild concussion during Thursday’s series-clinching Game 6 win at Toronto. Embiid was injured late in Philadelphia’s victory at Toronto on Thursday night when Pascal Siakam drove and made contact with his left elbow. How to Watch NFR Live on The Cowboy Channel | When and Where to Watch Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on TV Channel.

Riding the Tyrese Maxey hype train for the 2-0 preseason Sixers

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Not to be outdone by the other thriving sports teams in the city of Philadelphia, the Sixers have looked good in opening the preseason with a pair of victories over Brooklyn and Cleveland. The primary storyline has been Tyrese Maxey, who has averaged 20.5 points per game just 14.5 minutes per game, a level of success the analytics community would classify using a rocket ship emoji. On this week’s Talking About Podcast, Sean Kennedy and David Early kick things off with Maxey’s ascension. Is it downright crazy to already consider the 21-year-old to be the team’s second-best player? Between he and James Harden, which player being the team’s second banana this season would mean a higher ceiling for the prospects of the Sixers’ success? This is just the beginning of the Tyrese Maxey conversations this year, as Dave says on the pod: "The hype train’s completely out of control, but he’s earned it. Already, you’re looking at some of these max contract guys, like Tyler Herro, RJ Barrett, guys who had more cachet around their name, certainly more draft pedigree in Barrett’s case, and Herro’s also a lottery pick. But now looking at what they got, I’m thinking that Tyrese is gonna get a max next summer. Maybe we’re getting ahead of ourselves with all this stuff, but he’s just, like you said, if he did have a big question, probably the biggest reason he fell to the Sixers was because of questions around the jump shot. His jump shot looks really clean and really pure and he looks so comfortable taking it."

HOW SIGNIFICANT IS LEBRON JAMES BREAKING NBA SCORING RECORD?

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LeBron James is likely to make even more history in his 20th season. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar is just 1,325 points behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the NBA's all-time scoring record, a total James has reached in all but one season. As his 20th campaign is set to begin, James remarked at Lakers media day how he's "in awe" of the fact that he's so close to breaking a record that's stood for nearly four decades. "To sit here and to know that I’m on the verge of breaking probably the most sought-after record in the NBA, something that people said would probably never be done, it’s just super humbling for myself," James said. "I think it’s super cool."

Fans SHot Philadelphia will draft at 23rd overall after Brooklyn officially defers to 2023

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One of the many charming parts of last February's exchange among Philadelphia and Brooklyn was the consideration of the Sixers' 2022 first-round pick, with the Nets given the choice to rather take Philadelphia's 2023 first-rounder by a settled upon June 1 cutoff time. Revealed hypothesis had been that the Nets would concede to 2023, and subsequent to standing by until that June 1 cutoff time, Brooklyn has, as a matter of fact, formally selected to concede and expect the privileges to Philadelphia's 2023 first-round pick.

NBA Draft Q&A with Mark Schindler Fans

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To get some knowledge on the impending 2022 NBA Draft, we got draft master Mark Schindler for a Q&A. Mark covers the NBA and WNBA for BasketballNews.com, SBNation's Indy Cornrows, and WNBA.com, while additionally co-facilitating the Tag the Roll digital recording with Jake Rosen. Make certain to follow him on Twitter @MG_Schindler. Sean Kennedy: The Brooklyn Nets have conceded their acknowledgment of Philadelphia's first-round pick until 2023, meaning the Sixers will hold their 2022 pick at 23rd generally speaking. Is this a result that ought to satisfy Sixers fans? Is there any agreement that either the 2022 or 2023 draft class is greatly improved/further than the other? Mark Schindler: The profundity of 2023 is absolutely going to be reliant upon how the following year unfurls, yet I truly like a portion of the players in that 25-35 territory in this draft, in spite of the fact that it could surely be more profound one year from now. I think we saw regularly this year how much this group coming up short on steady eighth or ninth man that could balance in a large number of circumstances and it truly hurt them in the end of the season games. In spite of the fact that there are inquiries regarding the top end ability in this draft, I truly like a portion of the players in the later first reach for this group to have an influence in their conflict over their youngster contract.

Former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores sues NFL, three teams alleging racist hiring practices

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Former Miami head coach Brian Flores is suing the NFL and three of its teams -- the Broncos, Dolphins and Giants -- alleging a pattern of racist hiring practices by the league and racial discrimination during the interview process with Denver and New York, as well as during his tenure with Miami. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court sought class-action status and unspecified damages from the league, the three teams and unidentified individuals. Flores, who is Black, was fired last month by Miami after leading the Dolphins to a 24-25 record over three years. They went 9-8 in their second straight winning season, but failed to make the playoffs during his tenure.

Philly City Council names Joel Embiid ‘Most Valuable Philadelphian’ to jokes and backlash

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It’s been a week since Denver Nugget Nikola Jokić won Most Valuable Player in the NBA and by now it feels like everyone’s said their piece, right? Wrong. Philadelphia City Council has entered the MVP discourse. Council, which unsuccessfully debated a symbolic resolution to support a no-fly zone over humanitarian convoys in Ukraine, has quit weighing in on global conflicts for a lower-stakes debate dear to the hearts of constituents. Like Nets superstar Kevin Durant, Council members say 7-foot center Joel Embiid was the league’s MVP this season. Putting pen to paper, the Council unanimously voted Thursday to name Embiid MVP: "Most Valuable Philadelphian. The easy answer to NFL live Reddit streams being shut down was copyright. Reddit was forced to take action due to infringement on their own policy.

76ers center Joel Embiid out indefinitely with right orbital fracture, concussion

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Joel Embiid’s postseason list of bumps and bruises kept growing on Friday. The 76ers announced the All-NBA big man had suffered a right orbital fracture and mild concussion during Thursday’s series-clinching Game 6 win at Toronto. Embiid was injured late in Philadelphia’s victory at Toronto on Thursday night when Pascal Siakam drove and made contact with his left elbow. How to Watch NFR Live on The Cowboy Channel | When and Where to Watch Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on TV Channel.