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Memphis’ James Wiseman cleared to compete January 12

, a freshman on the University of Memphis men’s basketball team, must sit 11 additional games (12 total) based on recruiting inducements his family received before he enrolled at Memphis and for competing in three games while ineligible. He will be eligible to compete on January 12. He also must donate $11,500 to a charity of his choice. (

Kyle Busch found the best way to celebrate his NASCAR title with his 4-year-old son

Kyle Busch won his second NASCAR Cup Series championship Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where he also won the Ford EcoBoost 400. The No. 18 Toyota driver did a burnout on the track before celebrating with his family, wife Samantha and 4-year-old son, Brexton. And then he took Brexton for a ride. Samantha seemed to initially object. (USA Today)

Injured Georgia photographer Chamberlain Smith posts picture taken immediately before collision

Chamberlain Smith and Brian Herrien have developed a relationship they never imagined would come about this way. The Georgia photographer with the athletics department and running back collided on the sideline at Auburn on Saturday and Smith was knocked unconscious and taken to a local hospital before she was released that night. (Saturday Down South)

Kansas football’s Manny Miles relishing opportunity to spend final season with father

spent his first four college football seasons in Chapel Hill as a walk-on quarterback at North Carolina under then-coach . The opportunity to play his final season under his father proved too appealing to pass up — the former LSU head coach had been out of the game for two-plus seasons, fired four games into the 2016 season. (Leavenworth Times)

Trevor Lawrence lookalike girl Bella Martina from TikTok video attends Clemson game

The Trevor Lawrence lookalike girl who went viral for her TikTok video attended Saturday’s Clemson-Wake Forest game in a No. 16 jersey. Bella Martina, a 16-year-old from Georgia, went viral this month after posting a video of herself mimicking poses from the quarterback. Their resemblance is uncanny. “She does look like me,” Lawrence said. (Larry Brown Sports)

As Greensboro Coliseum turns 60, here are 60 tidbits you might not know about it

Legendary Tar Heel coach won his first Men’s ACC Basketball Tournament title when the tournament came to Greenboro for the first time, March 9-11, 1967. UNC beat Duke 82-73 to win the first Greensboro Tournament. Basketball superstar led the Tar Heels to a 72-65 win over Georgia Tech on Jan. 29, 1983. (Greensboro News & Record)

Monmouth’s George Papas delivers historically hilarious garbage time performance

OK, let’s set the scene real quick: There are 15 seconds left in the basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse and Kansas is dribbling out the clock on a 55-point win against Monmouth. Here’s what happens next: Monmouth guard George Papas sneaks up, steals the ball, goes down the court for a dunk, runs his mouth and gets T’d up. (SB Nation)

Tua Tagovailoa's injury overshadows epic Oklahoma comeback and more in college football Week 12

The ephemeral nature of the sport was at the forefront Saturday, when college football welcomed Baylor to the big time, then kicked the Bears to the curb an hour later, capsized Minnesota's playoff boat, and supplied a gut punch to everyone who has witnessed the brilliance of Tua Tagovailoa, only to watch him scream into a towel as his hip throbbed. (

Kentucky's loss to Evansville ranks as one of the biggest upsets in college hoops history

Evansville's shocking win over blue-blood Kentucky on Tuesday tied for the third biggest college basketball upset in the past 15 seasons, according to ESPN Stats and Info. The Wildcats, ranked No. 2 in the coaches poll and No. 1 in the Associated Press poll, were 25-point favorites before the Purple Aces shocked the college basketball world in Lexington. (USA Today)

ESPN’s Marty Smith Has Awesome Moment With Young Reporter After LSU-Alabama

ESPN’s Marty Smith is considered one of the true good guys in the sports media industry. He proved it again on Saturday, after LSU’s win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Following the game, WRBL (Columbus, Ga.) sports reporter Jack Patterson was doing a prerecorded a standup TV spot about the Tigers’ win from inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. (The Spun)
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