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Bob Lanier, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame center and former No. 1 overall pick, dies at 73
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Bob Lanier, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame center and former No. 1 overall pick, dies at 73

Getty Images In the middle of the NBA playoffs, some sad news emerged on Tuesday night with the passing of a legend. Bob Lanier, who played 14 seasons with the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks and was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992, has died at the age of 73. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement. "Bob Lanier was a Hall of Fame player and one of the most talented centers in the history of the NBA, but his impact on the league went far beyond what he ac...
2023 NFL Draft: C.J. Stroud and Bryce Young among offensive prospects to watch in 2022 college football season
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2023 NFL Draft: C.J. Stroud and Bryce Young among offensive prospects to watch in 2022 college football season

Getty's Brian Rothmuller The 2022 NFL Draft is complete, which only means that it is time to turn our attention to the next draft class. In an effort to put some players on the radar, CBS Sports examines each position group and some players inspiring a lot of early conversation. There is a lot of context necessary for this article. It is May and most of these early impressions are based on a small sample size. The lists below are not necessarily the five best players at their position bu...
2022 NBA playoffs: Results, scores, schedule, TV channel, dates, times for Heat-76ers, Suns-Mavericks
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2022 NBA playoffs: Results, scores, schedule, TV channel, dates, times for Heat-76ers, Suns-Mavericks

Getty Images The 2022 NBA playoffs are in full swing in the second round. A pair of pivotal Game 5s were played on Tuesday night with the Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns taking commanding 3-2 leads in their respective best-of-seven series. The Golden State Warriors, meanwhile, surged past a Ja Morant-less Grizzlies team to take a 3-1 series lead. Golden State is one win away from becoming the first team to punch its ticket to the Conference Finals.The 2022 NBA playoff schedule for the second round can be found...
Giants first-round pick Kayvon Thibodeaux donates $50K to charity for Graham Gano’s jersey number
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Giants first-round pick Kayvon Thibodeaux donates $50K to charity for Graham Gano’s jersey number

Gary Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Kayvon Thibodeaux wore No. 5 while he recorded a career-high 49 total tackles, 12 tackles for loss and seven sacks in 10 games played for the Oregon Ducks in 2021. The star pass-rusher established himself as one of the premier players in college football, and he was selected by the New York Giants with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Giants kicker Graham Gano knew this meant that his phone was going to ring soon. Not because Thibodeaux wanted t...
Ex-Bears WR Allen Robinson tweets that Bulls star Zach LaVine should leave Chicago, too
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Ex-Bears WR Allen Robinson tweets that Bulls star Zach LaVine should leave Chicago, too

Getty Images After winning zero playoff games and dealing with uneven quarterback play over the past four seasons, former Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson left for the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams in March. The Pro Bowler thinks another Chicago sports star should also look for greener pastures: Bulls guard Zach LaVine. In a Tuesday afternoon tweet, Robinson wrote, "Zach Lavine to Dallas or Portland would be a super nice fit." The 28-year-old also tweeted L.A. is a "good...
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Marcus Mariota to begin Falcons’ offseason as starter: Arthur Smith expects ‘best version of him’ in Atlanta

This offseason has been the most wild one in NFL history. From quarterback movement to the wide receiver market being completely reset, no one could have anticipated what we've seen over the past few months. One of the more underrated signings this offseason had to do with the Atlanta Falcons, as they signed quarterback Marcus Mariota.There's an obvious connection between Mariota and Falcons head coach Arthur Smith, who was an assistant in Music City when Tennessee drafted the Oregon product with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. But what's not as obvious is that Smith benefitted from Mariota's benching back in 2019, when he was in his first season as an offensive coordinator. After a 2-4 start, Titans hea...
76ers vs. Heat prediction, odds, line, spread: 2022 NBA playoff picks, Game 5 best bets by model on 86-58 run
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76ers vs. Heat prediction, odds, line, spread: 2022 NBA playoff picks, Game 5 best bets by model on 86-58 run

The Miami Heat host the Philadelphia 76ers for a pivotal Game 5 matchup on Tuesday evening. After winning the first two games of the series at home, the Heat dropped two straight games on the road against the 76ers. That evened the series, with both teams aiming to take control with a Game 5 win. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. ET in Miami. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Heat as 2.5-point home favorites, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 209.5 in the latest 76ers vs. Heat odds. Before you make any Heat vs. 76ers picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer model.The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times...
Andy Reid reflects on Alex Smith as a mentor: He was ‘greatest thing that ever happened to Patrick Mahomes’
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Andy Reid reflects on Alex Smith as a mentor: He was ‘greatest thing that ever happened to Patrick Mahomes’

USA Today Images In Tennessee, Ryan Tannehill says it's not his job to mentor the young quarterback behind him. In Kansas City, back in 2017, it wasn't Alex Smith's job, either. But he did it anyway. That's what Chiefs coach Andy Reid told Fox Sports' Colin Cowherd Tuesday when asked whether it's up to a veteran QB to teach his potential successor, calling Smith "the greatest thing that ever happened to Pat Mahomes."Smith, now retired, was the Chiefs' starting QB in 2017, fresh off his t...
NBA Draft 2022: Two players from HBCU All-Star Game earn invitations to G League Elite Camp
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NBA Draft 2022: Two players from HBCU All-Star Game earn invitations to G League Elite Camp

Getty Images The NBA G League on Monday announced a field of 44 NBA Draft prospects for this year's annual G League Elite Camp in Chicago, and two of the players -- Kyle Foster of Howard and Brison Gresham of Texas Southern -- were participants in this year's HBCU All-Star Game. The camp, scheduled every year just before the NBA Draft Combine, is a chance for prospects to showcase their abilities in front of NBA executives and decision-makers with a chance to play their way into the comb...
Ravens sign former Falcons, Panthers running back Mike Davis to one-year deal
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Ravens sign former Falcons, Panthers running back Mike Davis to one-year deal

The Ravens endured a slew of injuries across the board in 2021, but especially at running back, where J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill all missed significant time, forcing the team to add emergency contributors like Devonta Freeman, Latavius Murray and Le'Veon Bell. Ahead of the 2022 season, they're not taking any chances. With Dobbins, Edwards and Hill all back in tow, along with reserve Ty'Son Williams and sixth-round pick Tyler Badie, Baltimore has added another name to the mix, on Tuesday signing former Falcons and Panthers starter Mike D...