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Raptors’ Jontay Porter thrown out of NBA for gambling violations – and it’s bad

NBC News: Jontay Porter banned from NBA for gambling activities
The Athletic: Porter is NBA’s first gambling ban in 70 ears
Here’s the official statement from the NBA about Porter
Yahoo Sports: With Ohtani and Porter, can sports and gambling co-exist?
NY Post: NBA bans Porter after shady bets discovered
Steve Simmons, Toronto Sun: Dreadful Raptors season ends with player banned
New report says Jontay Porter wagered “millions” over multiple years
Porter tied to FanDuel account but didn’t bet on NBA
NY Post: Porter promoted gambling on social media years before investigation
Porter investigation remains open – Woj
NBA: How the scandal got exposed
Michael Porter defended his brother a few weeks ago
Nick Wright: Questions raised about what the NBA will do about gambling
Rich Eisen reacts to the Jontay Porter scandal on his show
Dan LeBatard: Porter not good enough to have impacted NBA games
John Skipper and David Samson discussed the Porter scandal weeks ago

The Daily Jay – The UFC hits 300, but its batting average is way better than that


Keep track of all the transfers in the portal RIGHT HERE

Duke PG Jeremy Roach enters portal AND declares for draft
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:
Razorbacks may be in lead to land Roach
Indiana lands Arizona transfer Ballo for stunning NIL price
Indiana basketball lands Wazzu’s Myles Rice in transfer portal
Kentucky: Ivisic enters transfer portal

How John Calipari got sold on being new Arkansas coach
Calipari recruit wants out of Kentucky commitment
Zach Edey takes home another Wooden Award
Why Indiana State’s Robbie Avila and others went into transfer portal


Pitt. Post-Gazette: Paul Skenes hits career high in K’s in Triple-A game
Tigers: Zack McInstry has himself an awful day

Jeff Passan: MLB must act now on pitching injuries
Washington Post: Pitchers are buckling and breaking across baseball. What is to blame?
Ben Verlander: Reasons behind injury epidemic to pitchers is obvious
The Athletic: MLB insiders worried by rise in arm injuries among young starters
Buehler, Verlander, Wood weigh in on pitcher injuries
Gerrit Cole is frustrated over discussion of injuries, clock
CBS Sports: Four possible causes for increased pitcher injuries
Bleacher Report: Teams must shy away from maximum velocity pitchers
Alex Cora: Guys don’t get enough rest in off-season
Mo Vaughn: Blame analytics for pitcher injuries There’s no unusual surge in Tommy John patients – always bad this time of year
The Week: The dreadful winter of agent Scott Boras
Jackson Holliday arrives in majors with more perspective
Mets sit down newly-acquired DH Martinez


Take a look at the NBA playoff schedule for play-in and first round games
Look who’s #1 in the West – the OKC Thunder

Thunder clinches #1 but keeps eyes on the prize
The Athletic: What do Boston’s dominant analytics say about their playoff hopes?
ESPN looks at all 20 teams who are still in the hunt
NY Post: Knicks clinch #2 spot but no cakewalk vs. Sixers-Heat winner
SB Nation: Cavs took a dive to manipulate the matchups – will that bite them in the ass?
NESN: Did Celts’ possible opponent just reject #3 seed
MassLive: Will Celtics be fueled by Cleveland’s surprising choice?
Yahoo Sports: Betting markets show skepticism that anyone will challenge Celtics, Nuggets
Celtics Wire: Could Giannis’ injury have impact on Celts’ playoff drive?
Bleacher Report offers a round-by-round guide to the postseason With play-in games set, who might be the Celtics’ opponents?
Meanwhile, Knicks passed up on the whole tanking thing
SGA wants that MVP award after leading OKC to top of West
Pistons, Wizards top “contenders” for #1 overall pick
Detroit Free Press: Pistons guaranteed another top five spot
Blazers get a tie – for third draft position
ESPN: Unpacking Clingan vs. Edey, and who’ll go #1?
Draymond Green is first with double-double and no field goals


Los Angeles Times: USC continues to lose players through transfer portal
Chip Kelly explains why he left UCLA and took assistant’s job at Ohio State
Has Notre Dame found its QB of the future? CJ Carr shines in scrimmage
Notre Dame looking for VR technology to make a difference with QBs

Florida State lawsuit vs. ACC clears a hurdle
ESPN writers throw shade at Swinney

Bill Connelly: Expanded playoff could be a savior, but not in this erea
On3: It’s early, but here’s the way they’re leaning on some marquee matchups
Burnt Orange Nation: Quinn Ewers back to lead Longhorns in 2024 season
CBS Sports: Key players for each Top 25 team with spring practice beginning
Ollie Gordon tops ESPN’s list of best running backs for 2024
ESPN: Here are some players to watch from the Top 25 teams
AP: Conferences (and Notre Dame) agree on deal to keep the playoff going
247 Sports: Ranking the top 150 from the NCAA transfer portal
Gobbler Country: Previewing the Virginia Tech offense going into spring practice
InsideMDSports: Ex-Terps WR gives big recommendation to QB Billy Edwards
TigerNet: Could Clemson spark some mayhem in 2024?
Transfers highlight rebuilt Texas Longhorn wide receiver room


Fans see Tyson training footage, think Jake is in trouble
Jake Paul: Yes, Tyson looks like a beast
Canelo believes rehydration clause in proposed Benavidez fight is a loser
Hmmm, now Ryan Garcia is calling out Terence Crawford
Tommy Fury lets feelings be known about Jake Paul-Mike Tyson fight
Here’s why the Tyson-Paul rules are up in the air

Heavyweight title : Fury insists Usyk too small to beat the elite
The Independent (UK): The fast facts about the Fury-Usyk fight
Fury: I can beat Usyk after “15 pints”
Fury to Usyk: This is my time, my destiny
Fury to Klitschko: You shouldn’t be advising Usyk
BoxingNews24: Bob Arum concerned with Fury’s last outing
Duke McKenzie lays out how Usyk will beat Fury
We could still see Fury vs Joshua this year in Wembley showdown
Here are some high-profile predictions for the Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson fight
Boots Ennis inks multi-fight deal with Matchroom

SportsKeeda: Shakur Stevenson approaches Haney camp amid Garcia’s mental health struggles Shakur Stervenson is once again calling Lomachenko out
Roberto Duran receiving treatment for heart ailment
Boxing News 24: DLH on Jake Paul vs. Tyson – “Not the right image for us as a serious sport”
Shawn Porter is suspicious Paul vs. Tyson will ever take place
NY Post: Chael Sonnen accuses Tyson of faking training video!
Boxing Scene: WBC president Sulamain would prefer six judges for Fury-Usyk fight
The big question at the moment – will Fury fight or take flight? Tyson’s asking….“You still wanna f— with me?”
MMA Mania: Jake Paul responds to warning from Tyson KSI expresses concerns about Paul-Tyson fight
Boxing News 24: Ryan Garcia’s socal media meltdown raises concernes about Haney fight
TalkSport: WBC in contact with NY commish about Garcia behavior
Paul Malignaggi analyzes whether Jaime Munguia can counter Canelo Alvarez’s style
Mike Coppinger: Why is Canelo fighting Munguia? Why not Benavidez or Charlo (the other Charlo, that is)?


ESPN: How good would a Boston-Vegas Cup final be?
How does Connor Bedard’s rookie season hold up historically?
Deseret News: Coyotes players told the move to Utah is coming
NY Post: Rangers’ Rempe may suit up for rematch with Islanders

The Hockey Writers publish their latest NHL power rankings
Devils shut down Jack Hughes on eve of surgery Every team’s best hope to win an award
Dallas Stars are coming together at the right time
What about the Penguins’ wild ride?
Buffalo News has Mike Harrington’s NHL power rankings


Fox Sports: Birmingham earns the 20-13 win
USA Today: Bates hits 60+ field goal for second straight week
Covers: Don’t dare fade the Stallions
UFL: St. Louis draws over 40,000 for home opener
Memphis Commercial Appeal: Showboats lose home opener before a very sparse crowd
UFL Board: A day of mixed results for UFL attendance
UFL: San Antonio uses onside kick alternative to score a comeback victory
Chris Fallica throws his Week 2 UFL picks out there for the FOX Super 6 game
UFL Podcast previews Week 2 and features James Larsen
PicksWise: Michigan Panthers have a scare for Birmingham Stallions
BC Lions sign OL Jean Delance after UFL spitting incident
Pro Football Newsroom has power rankings for the UFL teams and previews their coaching staffs


Golf Digest: Sunday at Augusta is crucial for Patrick Reed getting into future majors
Masters: Rahm has our feeling about slipping green jacket onto someone else
Yahoo Sports: Mickelson’s glow at Augusta has dimmed
Masters: Hatton was “devastated” after four-putting on 18, with Tiger alongside
Jordan Spieth’s nine at the 15th kills him at the Masters
Viktor Hovland meltdown – misses putt from inches away
Leading the Masters not the most exciting thing to Scheffler right now
Golf Digest: Rahm doesn’t know why they were out there in such conditions
Augusta National asks Jason Day to change clothes

Masters’ start will be delayed due to bad weather
All the official tee times for Thursday at the Masters website
Here are the weather alerts for the Masters on Thursday
Augusta Chronicle: Will Tiger make the cut line?
Fox News: Fans think Tiger looks “buff” during practice round
ESPN experts share their betting tips on the Masters
CBS Sports ranks the Masters field from 1-89
Rob Bolton has his sleeper picks for the Masters
Sean Fairholm: Why the Masters champ will be one of these ten players
BBC: Will this be the year Rory McIlroy finally wins the Masters? Rickie Fowler wins Masters Par 3, five players make ace
For Woodland, almost two straight holes-in-oine in Par 3 contest
Woodland is back at the Masters. So is Greg Norman
Golfweek staff makes picks for the 2024 Masters
Adam Thompson of offers some picks and predictions on the Masters
Fred Couples opens up again about LIV Golf at Masters
Jon Rahm says he thought his jump to LIV would lead to agreement with PGA Tour
Rahm presides over Masters champions dinner

Action Network: Scheffler looms as huge betting favorite
NBC Sports (VIDEO): Scottie Scheffler breaks down his prep for the Masters
RotoWire has comprerhensive power rankings for the 2024 Masters participants
ESPN: Tiger Woods is in line to play 26th Masters
USA Today: Tiger is seen practicing at Augusta
Kevin Gardside: Five players I’m backing this week at Augusta
PGA Bhatia earns Masters invite w/ playoff win at Texas Open Tiger will be going with this veteran as his caddie
The Mirror (UK): Tiger’s biggest challenge might be walking the course
NY Post: Rahm and Scheffler collide at Masters after different paths
Golf Post: Could Scheffler win a Grand Slam?’s editors tackle nine burning questions
Scheffler’s most important club isn’t what you think
Masters’ pre-event press conference schedule includes Tiger
Scheffler commits to participate in RBC Heritage

NY Post: There are some injury concerns for Tiger Woods ahead of the Masters
Augusta Chronicle: Masters preview talks about Tiger and more
USA Today: All the ways golfers can qualify for the Masters
The Lines offers “everything you need to know about Augusta National” and the Masters Five interesting stats you didn’t know about the Masters
Golf Digest: Here are the pairings for the first and second rounds
ESPN: Can a LIV Golf player win the Masters? All this pro wants is to punch his ticket to Augusta
Express (UK): Could Ludvig Aberg become the firs debut winner at the Masters in 45 years?
Golf Digest: The four secret changes to Augusta National
Augusta Chronicle: Players reflect on changes to the 13th hole
Athlon Sports: The Masters – a pivotal episode in LIV vs. PGA Tour battle
Golf Digest: The lost green jackets of the Masters
RotoBaller: Here are DFS lineup picks for the Masters
Cameron Smith has to withdraw from LIV Golf in week before Masters