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Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 1:06 PM
Updated: Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 1:45 PM
A person with direct knowledge of the trades says the Cleveland Cavaliers have overhauled their roster with three deals, including one that sends Dwyane Wade back to Miami.
Moments after they agreed to trade Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a first-round pick to Los Angeles Lakers, the Cavs completed a three-team deal with Sacramento and Utah, said the person who spoke Thursday on the condition of anonymity because all the transactions have to be approved by the league.
The Cavs sent guard Derrick Rose and forward Jae Crowder to the Jazz for forward Rodney Hood. They’ll receive guard George Hill from the Kings in exchange for guard Iman Shumpert.
Also, the 36-year-old Wade is returning to the Heat for a protected second-round pick. Wade played 13 seasons in Miami, winning three NBA titles — two of them with LeBron James.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 10:15 PM
GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Reds “visited’ the Cleveland Indians at Goodyear Ballpark to open Cactus League play.
They took a 6-4 victory home 9/10 of a mile to their own end of the complex.
It is the first of a 32-game baseball refresher course, a time to get into baseball shape. Most of the guys came to Arizona in peak physical condition with very few injuries to worry about.
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Gold Glove, Silver Slugger
Tucker Barnhart hit a two-run home run on the first pitch he saw of the spring. Danny Otero’s pitch was last seen clearing the right-field wall.
Barnhart won the Rawlings Gold Glove Award but is not known for his bat even though he hit a respectable .270 last year his best ever.
Better Call Sal
Sal Romano, known as “Big Sally,” started for the Reds.
The big Connecticut right-hander was intent on attacking the strike zone with an eye toward the Reds’ open fifth starter job. Romano is challenged by Tyler Mahle, Michael Lorenzen, who starts Saturday against Colorado, and Robert Stephenson.
Romano allowed two hits in two innings, including a long home run to former Reds’ No. 1 pick,, Yonder Alonso.
“I fell behind one or two hitters but was able to get back in the count,” Romano said. “The solo homer — that stuff’s going to happen. It was a first-pitch fastball. I used my change up, twice. I threw three curve balls, all were strikes. It was a really successful day.”
Tyler Mahle, another hopeful in the rotation battle, pitched two scoreless innings, allowing two hits and a walk.
Mahle was a cool customer, pitching out of a jam in his second inning of work. Mahle finished last season strong. This year he is concentrating on competing.
“I have a better chance this year,” Mahle said. “I’m going about it the same way I did last year. Just do my thing. That’s the only thing I can control.”
Phil Gosselin took over for Eugenio Suarez at third base. He can play all of the infield positions and the outfield.
The 29-year old led the Major Leagues with 20 pinch hits and 83 plate appearances for the Diamondbacks in 2016, had two hits in two trips to the plate.
Brendon Dixon, who is also trying for a spot on the Reds’ bench, homered off Preston Claiborne.
Rosell Herrera also homered for the Reds. He is a long shot to make the Reds’ outfield.
Off the Wall
Jose Siri, who had a 39-game hitting streak at Dayton last year, had to leave the game in the eighth inning. He crashed into the center-field fence chasing a ball hit by Richie Shaffer, that ended up a two-run triple.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 5:07 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee basketball can clinch a double bye in the SEC tournament with a win at Ole Miss on Saturday, but nothing comes easy this time of year.
The No. 19-ranked Vols have split their past four games and aren’t anywhere close to the level they were playing at when they routed the Rebels by 33 points three weeks ago.
Ole Miss, meanwhile, has renewed energy and motivation after Andy Kennedy stepped down as coach last Sunday. The Rebels responded by going on the road and knocking off Missouri in overtime on Tuesday night.
Tennessee coach Rick Barnes continues to experiment at the Vols’ point guard position, still lacking the level of consistency he demands at the position.
A foot injury to starting post Kyle Alexander could prove troublesome and is worth keeping an eye on, while freshman power forward Derrick Walker is expected to return from a sprained ankle suffered on Tuesday.
The game can be watched on the SEC Network
The game can be seen on the WatchESPN app . (Cable or satellite subscription required.)
The game will air on the Vol Sports Network . Satellite: Sirius 137, XM 190
• Tennessee hasn’t won at Ole Miss since 2011, and that was with Tony Jones filling in for Bruce Pearl. Tad Smith Coliseum was one of only two SEC venues Pearl didn’t win at while coaching the Vols.
• Tennessee’s RPI rank is No. 11 entering the game, Ole Miss is No. 103. It’s possible the Vols could win and drop in the RPI rankings.
• The all-time series between Tennessee and Ole Miss basketball is tied at 25-25 in Oxford, but the Vols are just 2-7 on the road against the Rebels since the turn of the century.
The Vols face Mississippi State on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Miss.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 2:30 AM
NFL mock drafts 2018 are here. Get projections, players and first-round draft order below.
Much of the narrative around the 2018 NFL Draft is focused at the quarterback position. Mock drafts from ESPN and CBS Sports both have quarterbacks filling up the top 10 this year.
Here is a collection of 2018 NFL mock drafts, including Land of 10’s own projection.
The draft order was finalized after the Super Bowl.
1. Cleveland Browns
2. New York Giants
3. Indianapolis Colts
4. Cleveland Browns
5. Denver Broncos
6. New York Jets
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8. Chicago Bears
9. San Francisco 49ers OR Oakland Raiders (coin flip)
11. Miami Dolphins
12. Cincinnati Bengals
13. Washington Redskins
14. Green Bay Packers
15. Arizona Cardinals
16. Baltimore Ravens
17. Los Angeles Chargers
18. Seattle Seahawks
19. Dallas Cowboys
20. Detroit Lions
21. Buffalo Bills
22. Buffalo Bills (from Kansas City Chiefs)
23. Los Angeles Rams
24. Carolina Panthers
25. Tennessee Titans
26. Atlanta Falcons
27. New Orleans Saints
28. Pittsburgh Steelers
29. Jacksonville Jaguars
30. Minnesota Vikings
31. New England Patriots
32. Philadelphia Eagles
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 1:00 AM
Olympics Hockey 2018 continued on Friday, Feb. 23, with the men’s hockey tournament semifinals.
Germany beat Canada in one of the semifinals. Olympic Athletes from Russia beat the Czech Republic in the other.
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