UNC team skipping White House visit due to schedule conflict

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina’s national championship men’s basketball team will not visit the White House because of a scheduling conflict. Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Saturday that Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams and the players were willing to go, and the university and White House tried “eight or nine” dates but none worked. The Tar Heels, who beat Gonzaga in April to win their latest national title, visited the White House after their 2009 championship. The team was not invited when they won the 2005 NCAA Tournament. Related ArticlesSeptember 23, 2017 Trump tells NBA star Curry that White House visit is off On Saturday, President Donald Trump… Read More

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Yankees scare: Luis Severino knocked down by batting practice line drive

Yankees ace was struck before Saturday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. TORONTO — Before playing a win-and-they’re-in game Saturday afternoon, the Yankees got a scare when their probable American League Wild Card game starting pitcher was knocked to the ground by a line drive during Toronto Blue Jays batting practice. As the Jays were wrapping up their BP session, Yankees All-Star right-hander Luis Severino was in shallow right field talking to teammates when a Blue Jays hitter smoked him with a liner. How Yankees prospects from A to Z finished season Early arriving fans let out a loud “Ohhhhhh” when Severino was hit and fell to the ground. Severino… Read More

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Chargers CB Verrett set for season-ending knee surgery

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett will undergo season-ending knee surgery for the second consecutive year. Verrett will end the season on injured reserve for the third time in his four-year career. Verrett was limited to six games as a rookie because of a shoulder injury, and he played in four games last season before undergoing surgery to repair a partially torn ACL. Verrett missed last week’s game against the Miami Dolphins because of soreness in his surgically repaired left knee and had already been ruled out against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Trevor Williams, a second-year undrafted free agent from Penn State, will replace… Read More

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Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett set for season-ending knee surgery

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett will undergo season-ending knee surgery for the second consecutive year. Verrett will end the season on injured reserve for the third time in his four-year career. Verrett was limited to six games as a rookie because of a shoulder injury, and he played in four games last season before undergoing surgery to repair a partially torn ACL. Verrett missed last week’s game against the Miami Dolphins because of soreness in his surgically repaired left knee and had already been ruled out against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Trevor Williams, a second-year undrafted free agent from Penn State, will replace… Read More

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Michigan vs. Purdue LIVE SCORE UPDATES and STATS (9/23/17)

The 8th ranked Michigan Wolverines (3-0), led by quarterback Wilton Speight, meet the Purdue Boilermakers (2-1), led by freshman wide receiver Jackson Anthrop, in a Big Ten matchup on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana. Watch video The 8th ranked Michigan Wolverines (3-0), led by quarterback Wilton Speight, meet the Purdue Boilermakers (2-1), led by freshman wide receiver Jackson Anthrop, in a Big Ten matchup on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana. We’ll have up-to-the-minute scoring and stats here throughout the game. Check the scoreboard above and click on the stats link. App users: For the best mobile experience, use… Read More

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USC vs. California LIVE SCORE UPDATES and STATS (9/23/17)

The 5th ranked University of Southern California Trojans (3-0), led by quarterback Sam Darnold, meet the California Bears (3-0), led by wide receiver Vic Wharton III, in a Pac-12 matchup on Saturday, September 23, 2017 (9/23/17) at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California. Watch video The 5th ranked University of Southern California Trojans (3-0), led by quarterback Sam Darnold, meet the California Bears (3-0), led by wide receiver Vic Wharton III, in a Pac-12 matchup on Saturday, September 23, 2017 (9/23/17) at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California. We’ll have up-to-the-minute scoring and stats here throughout the game. Check the scoreboard above and click on the stats link. App users: For the… Read More

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