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Zion Williamson proves he's a must-see player in Duke debut

Remember when rookie Blake Griffin threw the ball through the rim while posterizing Timofey Mozgov? Zion Williamson is on that level. The Duke freshman is that once-in-a-decade athlete who seems able to manipulate the laws of physics. Think Charles Barkley with Dominique Wilkins’ dunk package. This 285-pound man-child boasts a 45-inch vertical that allows him to touch the top of ...

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Canada's R.J. Barrett shines in pre-season Duke debut

Late in the first quarter of his college coming-out party, Canadian basketball phenom R.J. Barrett veered around a Ryerson defender to throw down an emphatic dunk. He and teammate Zion Williamson celebrated with a chest bump that was almost as big. Making his Duke debut in his virtual backyard, the electrifying 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., made his first game in ...

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Canada's R.J. Barrett preparing for Duke debut in Toronto

Duke’s men’s basketball team hadn’t travelled on an international pre-season tour in ages. It’s fitting that when they finally did, it’s virtually in R.J. Barrett’s backyard. “I think the arena’s within walking distance of where he lives,” Duke’s Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “Or his walking distance maybe, not my walking distance.” A month after Barrett departed for ...

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Jays fall to Royals despite solid debut from prospect Jansen

Ryan O’Hearn homered and drove in a career-high three runs, Brad Keller threw seven strong innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Monday night to spoil Sean Reid-Foley’s major league debut. Reid-Foley (0-1) was removed after 97 pitches and five innings, allowing three runs, six hits and three walks while striking out three. Reid-Foley ...

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Spencer Gallagher to debut at NASCAR Cup Series after suspension

A refrain from the classic Grateful Dead song “Truckin’ ” speaks of “what a long, strange trip it’s been.” Spencer Gallagher, who went from NASCAR Xfinity Series race winner to NASCAR social outcast to NASCAR Cup Series driver in three months’ time, can relate. The 28-year-old Las Vegan will make his Cup Series debut at the historic Watkins Glen International ...

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Spencer Gallagher to debut at NASCAR Cup Series after suspension

A refrain from the classic Grateful Dead song “Truckin’ ” speaks of “what a long, strange trip it’s been.” Spencer Gallagher, who went from NASCAR Xfinity Series race winner to NASCAR social outcast to NASCAR Cup Series driver in three months’ time, can relate. The 28-year-old Las Vegan will make his Cup Series debut at the historic Watkins Glen International ...

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Spencer Gallagher to debut at NASCAR Cup Series after suspension

A refrain from the classic Grateful Dead song “Truckin’ ” speaks of “what a long, strange trip it’s been.” Spencer Gallagher, who went from NASCAR Xfinity Series race winner to NASCAR social outcast to NASCAR Cup Series driver in three months’ time, can relate. The 28-year-old Las Vegan will make his Cup Series debut at the historic Watkins Glen International ...

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Spencer Gallagher to debut at NASCAR Cup Series after suspension

A refrain from the classic Grateful Dead song “Truckin’ ” speaks of “what a long, strange trip it’s been.” Spencer Gallagher, who went from NASCAR Xfinity Series race winner to NASCAR social outcast to NASCAR Cup Series driver in three months’ time, can relate. The 28-year-old Las Vegan will make his Cup Series debut at the historic Watkins Glen International ...

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