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USA Basketball, NBA suggest no zone defense or 3-pointers before age 11

The NBA and USA Basketball announced new guidelines for youth programs Tuesday meant to vastly improve player development. The recommendations impact four main facets of the game: equipment and court specifications, game structure, playing tactics,and rules. Among the most radical suggestions made in the guide is the strong discouragement of zone defenses and 3-point shooting until age 11, encouraging coaches ...

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South Carolina begins title defense vs. North Carolina A&T (Mar 14, 2018)

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said entering the NCAA Women’s Tournament as the defending national champion is a nice label to hold. “I like the defending national champions title,” Staley said, “because it’s something that doesn’t come by very often. Absolutely, I like to hear that. But I don’t think that does anything for our team in how they need ...

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FSU undone by porous defense in blowout loss to rolling NC State

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) —Allerik Freeman scored 25 points to help North Carolina State beat No. 25 Florida State 92-72 on Sunday night. Torin Dorn added 19 points and Sam Hunt had 14 for the Wolfpack (20-9, 10-6 Atlantic Coast Conference), who opened the game with a … FOX Sports Digital

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Martin Truex Jr.: “Atlanta will test my title defense bid”

Reigning NASCAR Cup champion Martin Truex Jr. says this weekend’s Atlanta race will help determine how competitive he will be in 2018. The Furniture Row Racing driver finished 18th at the season-opening Daytona 500 having briefly battled Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney for the lead late on before falling down the order. As a restrictor-plate race, Daytona did not give a ...

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