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New Orleans boxing champ Regis Prograis relishes heel role at home of Scottish rival on Saturday – The Advocate

New Orleans-born boxing champion Regis Prograis relished his heel role Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland, where Scot native Josh Taylor beat Ivan Baranchyk via a unanimous decision to join Prograis in the 140-pound final of the World Boxing Super Series later this year. The crowd of 6,000 backing Taylor booed Prograis lustily midway through the bout …
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The Most Honest Man in College Basketball Is Going to Prison – The New York Times

A lawyer peered at the defendant in United States District Court and demanded to know: Did you violate college rules and give cash payments to collegiate basketball players? The defendant, Christian Dawkins, who has spent much of his young life in the netherworld of professional agents, coaches and hustlers, looked pained at the naïveté, not …
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College Basketball Trial Reveals a Shoe Box Full of Cash and Other Recruiting Secrets – The New York Times

When partners in a budding sports agency wanted to do business with Robert Williams, then a basketball star at Texas A&M with bright pro prospects, they did so with a bold show of good faith: They bought a pair of sneakers, stuffed $11,000 alongside the shoes in their box and shipped the entire package, via …
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College Basketball Awards: CBS Sports' 2018-19 All-America teams and Player, Coach and Freshman of the Year – CBS Sports

As we do every season, the CBS Sports college basketball season awards have been tallied and decided upon this week. With some influence from the NCAA Tournament — but taking stock of a full season’s worth of statistics and results — our voting panel made picks for national awards for Player, Freshman and Coach of …
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Kris Bryant Rips MLB 'Loophole' Keeping Top Prospects in Minors: 'It's Awful' – Bleacher Report

David Banks/Getty Images Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant voiced the frustrations of many MLB fans when he criticized the ongoing trend of service time manipulation by teams with the game’s top prospects. The Athletic’s Sahadev Sharma shared Bryant’s thoughts about the practice: “It’s awful. So awful. It’s going to happen this year and it happens …