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Duke coach David Cutcliffe gives up play-calling duties, realigns staff

Duke head football coach David Cutcliffe is giving up play-calling duties amid multiple changes in responsibilities for the Blue Devils coaching staff following a two-win season in 2020. Cutcliffe took over play-calling last season as the Blue Devils sought an offensive spark, but said Thursday he needed to return to taking a broader program overview. (Associated Press)

15 most fascinating takeaways from HBO’s Tiger Woods documentary ‘Tiger’

The filmmakers of HBO’s new two-part “Tiger” documentary picked an emblematic moment for their opening scene. It’s a clip of Earl Woods speaking at a 1996 banquet honoring his 20-year-old son, Tiger Woods, as that year’s most outstanding college golfer. Immediately, the duality of their bond was on display. Earl praises his son. (Los Angeles Times)

South Carolina head coach Frank Martin tests positive for COVID-19 for second time

South Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin has tested positive for COVID-19 a second time. "This thing kicked my tail this time around," Martin said. Martin won't be with South Carolina (3-2, 1-0 SEC) when the Gamecocks face LSU (9-2, 4-1 SEC) Saturday in Baton Rouge. Last summer, the 54-year-old revealed he tested positive for the virus. (WYFF)

Duke AD Kevin White to step down in August after 13 years

Just a month after the Atlantic Coast Conference hired a new commissioner, its longest-serving athletic director is also retiring. Duke AD Kevin White announced he would step down in August after leading the Blue Devils' athletics since 2008, and university president Vincent Price said the school would soon begin a national search for White's replacement. (ESPN.com)

Mickey Mantle Baseball Card Sells for Record-Breaking $5.2 Million

A 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card from Topps sold for $5.2 million to become the most expensive sports card of all time. The $5.2 million purchase easily topped the five-month-old record held by a Mike Trout rookie card that sold for just under $4 million in August. The Mantle card was purchased by entrepreneur and actor Rob Gough. (Sports Illustrated)

Carolina Panthers agree to terms with Scott Fitterer to become new general manager

Scott Fitterer wasn't the first candidate the Carolina Panthers talked to. Clearly, he made an impression. The Panthers on Thursday agreed to terms on a five-year deal with Fitterer to become their new general manager. Fitterer, the Seahawks' VP of football operations, has been with the Seahawks since 2001 and operated as a co-assistant GM under John Schneider. (Carolina Panthers)

Now that college football is over, here's what you missed in college basketball

The 2020 men's college basketball season drew its share of negative headlines as the NCAA’s other high-revenue sport — football — trudged toward the finish line of its season amid the pandemic. Those headlines included outcries from the likes of Mike Krzyzewski and other top names in the sport condemning the NCAA for pushing forward with games. (USA Today)

Michael Jordan golf course delivers food and beer from, of course, the Air

At ’s new The Grove XXIII golf course in Hobe Sound, Florida, as the videos can attest, snacks and beverages fly in, much as Jordan once did on the basketball court. “The course was unbelievable,” NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin told USA Today. Officially opened last fall, the course, of course, is more than just food and drink drones. (Golf.com)

Virginia Women's Basketball Cancels Remainder Of Season

Virginia announced on Thursday that the women’s basketball team will not complete the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 concerns. The decision was made with the health and safety of student-athletes and staff in mind after the program postponed or canceled six games due to COVID protocols. Injuries have also left the Cavaliers with a depleted roster. (Virginia Athletics)

Duke star forward Jalen Johnson makes return in Blue Devils' loss to Virginia Tech

After nearly a month-long absence, Duke forward returned to the court on Tuesday. The freshman checked in for his first taste of ACC action against the No. 20 Virginia Tech Hokies after missing the last three games with a foot injury. The former five-star suffered his injury following Duke’s 15-point loss to Illinois as part on December 8th. (247 Sports)
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