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Scandals That Have Brought Basketball in the Spotlight

Suspended Gophers guards  Dupree McBrayer, Kevin Dorsey, and  Nate Mason stood on the edge of the court as their teammates made a surge in the second half Wednesday night.    ]  JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com    The University of Minnesota men's basketball team lost 62-49 to Wisconsin Wednesday night, March 2, 2016 in their last game of the season at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.

Here, we take a look at some of the biggest scandals to have rocked the world of basketball… Academic Fraud Minnesota were flying high with coach Clem Haskins in the mid-1990s with numerous wins and NCAA tournament appearances, however, it all came tumbling down. In 1999, a report stated that…

Ex-NFL player tries breaking into home, gets shot

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A homeowner in Portland shot an intruder this week who turned out to be former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II, authorities said. He is the son of former Cincinnati Bengals running back Stanley Wilson Sr., whose notorious cocaine binge on the eve of the 1989 Super Bowl led to…

Maple Leafs’ overhaul

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Hiring coach Mike Babcock and general manager Lou Lamoriello last offseason was the Toronto Maple Leafs’ first major step in their high-priced bid to restore relevance to one the NHL’s most recognized franchises. The next significant piece in the Maple Leafs’ rebuilding plan will be added Friday night, when Toronto…

Replacing injured Andrew Bogut at Rio Olympics

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Australian Boomers big man Aron Baynes says he is ready to shoulder the load should superstar and fellow NBA player Andrew Bogut miss the Rio Olympics. Bogut recently said he is at long odds to be fit for Rio after suffering a knee injury in Game 5 of the NBA…

Robinsons launches tennis-themed display

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The area around Waterloo station has been transformed into a tennis-themed display to mark the upcoming Wimbledon tournament, with the 3D billboard aiming to bring the real taste of Wimbledon to life, with a replica tennis court and court line machine previously used at Wimbledon. “We’re particularly excited about our…

USGA lucky it avoided major mayhem

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As Johnson prepared a five-foot putt on the tilted fifth green of his final round, the ball moved before his shot. In this case, video evidence repeatedly shared by network television seemed to clearly show Johnson did nothing perceptible to make the ball move. Yet, choosing to override the veteran…

Ball Splits Open at Euro 2016

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France midfielder Paul Pogba hit the crossbar with an early shot as France failed to turn possession into goals, leaving the team tied 0-0 at halftime against Switzerland. Teenage striker Breel Embolo looked sharp early on for Switzerland, but Pogba forced the first save of the match in the 11th…

Smith signs MLB contracts

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Former Louisville baseball players Zach Burdi and Will Smith were two key members of one of the top college teams in the country this year, and the standout pair took the next step toward reaching the big leagues this weekend. Burdi and Smith, each taken in the first round of…

‘Big Cat’ Williams Wants a Better NFL Second Season

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Leonard Williams was unimpressed by his production last year, no matter how many people told him he had a good rookie season for the New York Jets. “Being at USC and having the production numbers that I had every year, I kind of hold myself to those high standards every…

New York Islanders select Jake Bean with No. 19 pick

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With the 19th pick in the 2016 NHL Draft and on behalf of the New York Islanders, Lighthouse Hockey is proud to select from the Western Hockey League’s Calgary Hitmen, defenseman Jake Bean. Our scouts identified Bean and right-winger Julien Gauthier of the QMJHL’s Val-d’ Or Foreurs as the “Best…