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College football transfer portal tracker for 2023: Updates

College football transfer portal tracker for 2023: Updates

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10:14 PM ETESPN staffCollege football's new transfer portal window officially opened Monday, and while some players announced their plans to leave their schools prior to that, things are really off and running now.Last year, more than 3,000 FBS players entered the portal, which was open year-round. Quarterbacks Caleb Williams (USC), Bo Nix (Oregon) and Spencer Rattler (South Carolina) were among the prominent transfers who made an immediate impact at their new schools.This time around, the NCAA adopted dates for when players can enter the portal and not lose a year of eligibility, though they can sign with their new school at any time. The first window is open for 45 days from Dec. 5 until Jan. 18, and the second runs in the spring from May 1-15. There are exceptions for graduate transf...
Dick Vitale – Remembering Jim Valvano today, this week and every day after

Dick Vitale – Remembering Jim Valvano today, this week and every day after

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I'm excited to be calling the Iowa-Duke game on Tuesday at the Mecca of college basketball, Madison Square Garden. It is part of the Jimmy V Classic.More than ever, after battling melanoma and lymphoma, going through the chemotherapy, the scans and blood work, my heart goes out to every cancer patient out there. I know what they go through. The messages and letters of support were so vital in my recovery.The Jimmy V Classic is always special, and having four ranked teams in action is thrilling. Texas and Illinois will meet in the second game. It will be fun to see Kris Murray, Tyrese Hunter, Dereck Lively, Terrence Shannon and others in action.This is an important week at ESPN. The annual Jimmy V week helps raise funds to battle the dreaded disease of cancer. I ask from the bottom of my...
Neymar, Brazil produce classic jogo bonito World Cup display

Neymar, Brazil produce classic jogo bonito World Cup display

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DOHA, Qatar -- The beauty of Richarlison's goal and Brazil's third even prompted Tite to dance. That sight of the 61-year-old manager joining in the celebrations should be ominous for the rest of the teams at the World Cup.Monday's 4-1 Brazilian demolition of South Korea, complete with a mesmeric performance by the returning Neymar serves as a statement to the rest of the tournament. Following a group stage where they showed glimpses of brilliance, the first 45 minutes was a blur of brilliant yellow and blue as they dismantled the opposition amid a flurry of flicks and tricks with Neymar the chief puppeteer. He had the match on a piece of string as Brazil went into the break 4-0 up -- it could have easily been double. It's what Tite calls their "offensive boldness."That first 45 was as ...
Nick Bollettieri, famed tennis coach, dies aged 91

Nick Bollettieri, famed tennis coach, dies aged 91

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CNN  —  Nick Bollettieri, the famed tennis coach who taught the likes of the Williams sisters, Andre Agassi and Maria Sharapova, has died aged 91. Bollettieri’s death was confirmed by the IMG Academy, which Bollettieri is the founder of, in a statement sent to CNN. “Anyone who knew Nick knows how much he loved developing the potential in young people, coaching tennis and this Academy,” Tim Pernetti, president of IMG Academy Bradenton – a division of IMG Academy – said. “Even in his last days, you could often find him on campus, coaching and mentoring young student-athletes and staff with the same passion and enthusiasm as he did in his 20s. Our heart goes out to his wife, Cindi, and ...
Lewis Hamilton: ‘I have walked this sport alone,’ says F1 champion after record-equaling title win

Lewis Hamilton: ‘I have walked this sport alone,’ says F1 champion after record-equaling title win

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CNN  —  Lewis Hamilton may be Formula One’s most successful driver but after securing a record-equaling seventh world title on Sunday the Briton said he still had plenty left to achieve – namely making his sport and the world “more diverse and inclusive.” A brilliant drive during a rain-soaked Turkish Grand Prix ensured Hamilton not only won the race – for a record-extending 94th Grand Prix victory – but also equaled Michael Schumacher’s tally of seven world titles, the one remaining record of the German great that the Englishman has not yet surpassed. In an Instagram post after his historic feat, Hamilton said the coronavirus pandemic had given him a chance to “really think about my ultimat...
Making whisky in golf country

Making whisky in golf country

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Making whisky in golf country Golf is woven into the fabric of Scottish culture -- as is whisky. In eastern Scotland, the Arbikie Distillery grows its own crops on an estate at the heart of the planet's most iconic stretch of golf coast. 03:15 - Source: CNN Source link
England’s Raheem Sterling leaves Qatar after intruders break into family home

England’s Raheem Sterling leaves Qatar after intruders break into family home

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CNN  —  England soccer star Raheem Sterling is returning home from the World Cup in Qatar after intruders broke into his family home, Surrey Police told CNN on Monday. In a statement to CNN, Surrey Police said it is currently investigating a report of a burglary at an address in Oxshott, Leatherhead. “Police were contacted just before 9pm on Saturday December 3rd after the occupants of the property came home and discovered a number of items including jewellery and watches had been stolen,” a spokesperson from Surrey Police told CNN. “Enquiries to establish the circumstances are underway and the investigation is ongoing. “No threat of violence was involved as the items were...
England braced for ‘biggest test’ against France

England braced for ‘biggest test’ against France

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DOHA: Gareth Southgate admits England will face the "biggest test" of their World Cup ambitions when they face holders France in a blockbuster quarter-final on Saturday. Southgate's side recovered from a nervous start before powering to a 3-0 win against Senegal in Sunday's last-16 clash at the Al Bayt Stadium. England will return to the Al Khor desert at the weekend for a titanic showdown with a France side looking to become the first team to win successive World Cups since Brazil in 1958 and 1962. While England looked impressive once Jordan Henderson put them ahead against Senegal, with Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka also netting against the African champions, Southgate knows Didier Deschamps' team are a significant step up in class. "It is the biggest test we could face. They are worl...
Saud Shakeel hits 50 as Pakistan chase down tempting England Test target

Saud Shakeel hits 50 as Pakistan chase down tempting England Test target

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Left-hander Saud Shakeel hit a solid maiden half-century Monday as Pakistan glided towards a tempting England target on the fifth and final day of the first Test in Rawalpindi. The 27-year-old was unbeaten on 63 — with Mohammad Rizwan on 42 — as Pakistan reached 169-3 at lunch, needing another 174 in the final two sessions with seven wickets intact after being set a target of 343. England toiled hard for wickets but managed only one in the extended 135-minute session, when pacer James Anderson had opener Imam-ul-Haq caught down the leg side by keeper Ollie Pope for 48. England scored a record 657 in their first innings before dismissing Pakistan for 579. The mammoth scoring prompted severe criticism of the Rawalpindi pitch, but the Test sprang to life after England batted briskly in t...