LIKE EVERYONE else who has been following the NCAA Tournament, Notre Dame guard Demetrius Jackson had seen the last-second shot Wisconsin's Bronson Koenig made against Xavier to bring the Badgers to Philadelphia for Friday's East Regional semifinal game.
EAGLES OWNER Jeffrey Lurie should just end the charade. The day after he fired coach/general manager Chip Kelly on Dec. 29, Lurie danced around the issue of whether that meant executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman would return to his role of controlling player personnel after a one-season banishment to the catacombs of the NovaCare Center.
I WAS ALL for concept of "The Dream Team" at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. If the Olympic Games truly were about the best athletes from around the world competing on the biggest stage, then why shouldn't professional athletes in sports such as basketball, hockey, baseball and soccer be eligible to compete?
I'M NOT SURE what trade-deadline deal that did not happen concerns me more: that the Sixers reportedly came close to moving rookie center Jahlil Okafor to the Boston Celtics, or that president/general manager Sam Hinkie said teams had interest in role players Robert Covington, Hollis Thompson and T.J. McConnell but nothing was worked out.
A LOOK at the Los Angeles Clippers shows just how daunting a task confronts Sam Hinkie. Hinkie, the Sixers' general manager, has said numerous times that the goal of "The Plan" and "The Process" the Sixers are going through is to build a team that will be playing "in June."