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Recent articles by Scott:

Hall of Fame college basketball coach Lou Henson dies at 88

Hall of Fame college basketball coach Lou Henson died Saturday from cancer, the University of Illinois confirmed on Wednesday. He was 88. → Read More

No. 1 prospect in California Peyton Watson commits to UCLA, bolstering Mick Cronin's class

Peyton Watson, a consensus top 25 prospect in the 2021 college basketball recruiting class, committed to UCLA on Monday. → Read More

Miami Marlins postpone game vs. Baltimore Orioles amid COVID-19 outbreak in clubhouse

The team remains in Philadelphia to continue undergoing testing, with the outbreak spreading throughout the clubhouse to at least 14 people. → Read More

Patriot League cancels fall sports due to coronavirus, is waiting on winter sports

Patriot League joins the Ivy League in canceling fall sports. Army and Navy are exempt. The league says it will make a decision on winter sports later. → Read More

Mike Golic lines up new role at ESPN a week after 'Golic and Wingo' scrapped

A week after the discontinuation of the "Golic and Wingo" morning radio show, longtime host Mike Golic has found another role at ESPN. → Read More

Joey Chestnut sets world record, downs 75 hot dogs in Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut eclipsed his own world record, capturing his 13th title in the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest after downing 75 dogs. → Read More

U.S. Department of Justice, FBI to investigate noose found in Bubba Wallace's garage

The U.S. Department of Justice announced it will look into the noose found in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace's garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway. → Read More

Ranking the best athlete children, from Peyton Manning to Barry Bonds to Ken Griffey Jr.

As Bronny James continues to get more attention, we look back at athletes who flourished in the shadow of their famous athletic parents. → Read More

President Donald Trump calls for NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace to apologize for noose 'hoax'

President Donald Trump criticized NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, suggesting a noose found in his race car's garage two weeks ago was a "hoax". → Read More

Five bold predictions for the long-awaited return of the NBA playoffs

The NBA has a plan in place to finish the regular season and playoffs. But after such a long layoff, fans should expect some chaos. → Read More

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says 'country is in trouble,' he's 'embarrassed as a white person'

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he's "embarrassed as a white person" while addressing the death of George Floyd in an emotional video Saturday. → Read More

Florida State player calls out coach, says team won't work out 'until further notice'

Florida State DT Marvin Wilson said players will boycott workouts, frustrated by coach Mike Norvell's handling of protests over George Floyd's death. → Read More

Drew Brees apologizes for his comments on protesting during national anthem after backlash

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees publicly apologized for "insensitive" comments he made about NFL players protesting during the national anthem. → Read More

Redskins’ #BlackOutTuesday tweet prompts calls to change team name

The Washington Redskins' #BlackOutTuesday tweet prompted a backlash with many responses calling for the team to change its name. → Read More

NBA jersey power rankings: Detroit Pistons look ready for a redesign

NBA teams haven't updated their uniforms much in recent years, but the league features many fashionable looks. We rank the jerseys from one to 30. → Read More

Special Olympian Chris Nikic trains to be first person with Down syndrome to complete Ironman

Special Olympian Chris Nikic says he loves the spotlight that accompanies success in competition. He sees it as an opportunity to connect with others. → Read More

Magic Johnson to provide $100 million in loans to minority-owned businesses

Magic Johnson said company for which he owns a majority will be giving $100M donation in capital to fund loans for minority women-owned businesses. → Read More

Mac McClung to leave Georgetown and become the country's most sought-after transfer

Mac McClung informed Georgetown of his intention to transfer after pulling his name out of the NBA draft. → Read More

NCAA extends NBA draft withdrawal deadline, awaiting league's pre-draft timeline

The NCAA announced that it will indefinitely extend its deadline for college basketball players to withdraw from the NBA draft and retain eligibility. → Read More

Five surfers die in the Netherlands after huge layer of sea foam disrupts rescue

Five experienced surfers drowned off the Netherlands coast on Monday after a storm left a huge layer of foam in the water to thwart a rescue attempt. → Read More