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Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 12:44 PM
Updated: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 12:44 PM
Christian Coleman's world record in the 60-meter dash will not be recognized by track authorities, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Friday.
Coleman set the indoor world record of 6.37 seconds on Jan. 19 in Clemson, South Carolina. But the person said the record will not be submitted for ratification by USA Track & Field because there was no "zero gun" test and because electronic starting blocks were not in use. The blocks measure false starts.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak about the decision before it is made public.
A "zero gun" test is used to check the automatic timing system at track events.
With the record wiped away, Maurice Greene will retain the fastest 60-meter time of 6.39 seconds he first set in 1998 and equaled in 2001.
The 21-year-old Coleman won the silver medal in the 100 meters at the track world championships last year in London, beating Usain Bolt but finishing behind American teammate Justin Gatlin.
Coleman ran the 6.37 last month in his season-opening race, bettering his previous personal record by 8 hundredths of a second.
Because the record will not be ratified, Greene remains the only person to run under 6.40 in the 60 meters.
Coleman is expected to run in the 60 again on Saturday in Boston, and the U.S. indoor championships start Friday in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 6:02 PM
TCU and its head football coach, Gary Patterson, have been keeping silent for the most part on the lawsuit filed by former wide receiver Kolby Listenbee.
After issuing an initial brief statement when the lawsuit was first filed and submitting a request to be removed from the list of defendants, TCU has kept mum. Gary Patterson also hasn’t said anything on the matter.
But with Listenbee adding to his suit and alleging an extensive history of mistreatment by the TCU coaching staff, Patterson needs to break his silence, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Mac Engel.
“Gary Patterson, say something. To someone. Anyone,” Engel implored the coach. The longtime columnist went down the list of allegations by Listenbee and chalked most of them up to “just football.” But even though injuries are a part of the sport, Engel thinks Patterson needs to make a statement to the media to explain his side of the story.
“As far as implied pressure on players to play through pain or injury, that’s the truth. Because every coach does starting in high school. Because that’s football. As far as what Gary thinks about all of this? Who knows? He’s not talking. He should. His character and his program are headed to trial.”
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 5:34 PM
A promise is a promise!
Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer held up to his deal with the Greater Triangle Boys & Girls Club, whipping out his checkbook after the Bulldogs victory against Auburn on Thursday night and writing a check for $10,000.
The reason? Mississippi State fans surpassed 110,000 people in attendance this season as Bulldogs games, and that was what Schaefer promised if that goal was achieved.
The Boys & Girls Club got a bigger surprise when given the check after the game, as Schaefer had arranged for a few other people to get involved, raising $36,000 more with the grand total coming to $46,000.
Major props to @CoachVic_MSU who promised the GTR Boys & Girls Club a $10,000 check if home attendance surpassed 110,000. He had some friends chip in and surprise them with a total of $46,000 tonight. #HailState pic.twitter.com/fskRwjGtz7
— Elite Dawgs (@EliteDawgs) February 23, 2018
Kudos to Schaefer for holding up his end and helping raise even more money for the cause.
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 2:30 AM
NFL mock drafts for 2018 are here. Read predictions, players and the 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: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 1:45 AM
Olympics Hockey 2018 continues Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. The men’s tournament has the semifinals.
In the women’s tournament, USA beat Canada to win the gold medal.
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Playoff qualification (winners to quarterfinals)
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