The Bears have desperately needed a safety who can take over games as a playmaker

The Bears have desperately needed a safety who can take over games as a playmaker, and they finally can solve the problem. Adams can lay the hammer down upfield against the run like an extra linebacker but also drop back to shine in coverage like an extra cornerback. Free or strong safety, it doesn’t matter. File Adams under transcendent for the position.

Also, the insular worlds that existed only in our respective regions now have a louder voice. Those voices have been amplified by one of the closest, most contentious MVP votes any of us can remember. It’s into this hyper-charged environment that the NBA has empowered more writers who came from the internet to have a vote for their awards.

Presuming we end up with Rockets vs. Spurs in Round 2, we’ll have ourselves a series. Houston played San Antonio to a draw in four close games this season. Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, and Dewayne Dedmon make for an electric defensive core, but we know Harden can cook on anyone (except maybe the Warriors) and Houston is built to get threes off from any position. San Antonio’s primary strength is preventing clean threes and refusing to foul. Against Harden, there’s going to be some give in that. But not enough to make up for the fact that LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi are going to feast on offense. Spurs in a seven-game classic …

An individual can have an outsized influence on the outcome of each basketball game, but at the end of the day, it’s still an individual in a team sport. Paul’s tantrum is a great picture of what happens when that reality sets in. It’s what happens when someone tries his hardest to lead his team to victory but realizes the true limitations of a lone individual in a team sport when everyone else refuses to show up. Again.

It was Antetokounmpo with the first four points for Milwaukee to open the game

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It was Antetokounmpo with the first four points for Milwaukee to open the game, and eight in the first quarter. It was Antetokounmpo with statement dunks like this, which set a tone and showed a brand of athleticism with which Toronto couldnt keep up. Look at this! Which NBA player but Giannis attempts to dunk this?!

With two minutes remaining, right after nailing a jumper, Antetokounmpo swatted this away.

Antetokounmpo wasnt perfect — his 13-of-18 shooting is both incredible and highlights that he probably could have shot even more. There were times, especially in the first half, that P.J. Tucker stifled him by sagging way off and standing firm with his strength. But ultimately, no single player is capable of stopping Antetokounmpo forever, especially if he hits a couple jump shots. They simply cant, because how many plays can do this.
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Senior guard Antonio Rosales, six members of last years OL two-deep, and six former three-star recruits. Theres no getting around the fact that the line is a question. But Long didnt rush out and sign five JUCO transfers; he appeared content with moving last years backups into the lineup. That might backfire, but its a show of confidence. And if the line is solid, this offense might not miss a beat.

Joe Johnson bounces in a buzzer-beater as Jazz steal Game 1

Time and time again, Joe Johnson has come up big for his team. In his first playoff game with the Jazz, he proved hes still got it.

The veteran Johnson got an isolation against Jamal Crawford and took him to the rack for a buzzer-beating floater over DeAndre Jordans outstretched arms to lead the Utah Jazz to a 97-95 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 on Saturday.

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Iverson won the Most Valuable Player award that year in a relative landslide. Tim Duncan and Shaquille ONeal had arguably better seasons, especially Shaq, who showed his value by steamrolling through the playoffs en route to a championship.

Johnson was never going to pass up that ball on Saturday night. It was classic Iso Joe, and Jamal Crawford was helpless. He played him anticipating a step-back. Instead, Johnson dropped his head and went straight for the cup. The ball hit the rim with time to spare, then it bounced before falling through the net as the backboard lit up.

Eric Thames ties franchise record for consecutive games with HR

Thames has gotten a hit in all 11 of his starts and has a 10-game hitting streak with Milwaukee.

Thames was a seventh-round draft pick by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2008. He found his way to South Korea in 2013, when he signed with the NC Dinos. He flourished there for three seasons before signing with the Brewers in November.

The record for consecutive games with a homer is eight, achieved by Ken Griffey Jr., Don Mattingly and Dale Long.

But WLKY found its way around that little speed bump to show us this never-before-seen footage of the scrimmage:
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The exclusive also showed us a big pick-six by the Cardinals defense to turn the tide of the spring game. If Louisville鈥檚 going to take the next step this season in the ACC, that side of the ball will have to continue to pick up the slack.

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Chicago was in the driver’s seat, but suffered an awful loss to the Nets to fall back to eighth.

Mahomes should be available when the Texans pick in the first round. He has some definite flaws in his game, but they’re mostly technique and timing issues. Good coaching can resolve them. It may take Mahomes a little time to grow into his role in the NFL, but the Texans have won the AFC South the past two seasons on the strength of the defense alone, so they could be fine as Mahomes develops, even if they have to start Savage early in the season.

Garcia trailed leader and playing partner Rose by a shot while they moved along the par-5 15th. His second shot hit the flag stick and settled a decent ways from the pin. It was either a stroke of wonderful or horrible luck.

Garcia made his putt for eagle, his first in his last 452 career Masters holes, CBS reported. He briefly took a one-shot lead on Rose by moving to 9-under for the tournament, but Rose himself birdied the hole a moment later to restore equilibrium.

This has been one of the best Sunday duels at the Masters in years. The eagle-birdie 15th hole was the climax — for a moment, at least.

Chicago was in the driver’s seat, but suffered an awful loss to the Nets to fall back to eighth. The Heat pulled out a gritty three-point win at Washington to keep pace, but needs the Bulls to lose once to jump them due to tiebreakers.

Current tiebreaker: The Heat hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Pacers (2-1). The Bulls hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Heat (3-0). Bulls-Pacers is tied at 2, but Chicago finished with a better division record. In the event of a three-team tie, Chicago would be No. 7, Indiana would be No. 8, and Miami would be out.

I cannot be stopped some nights. Saturday was one of those. The Trail Blazers star scored a blistering 59 points, setting both a career and franchise high, and left the Moda Center smoking a little bit in his wake.

Lillard dropped 26 points in the first quarter, but he was still sitting at 26 points by halftime. Despite the scoreless second quarter, Lillard popped off for 33 more in the final 24 minutes to help lead red hot Portland past the Utah Jazz in a 101-86 win.


Rays have to make do.

I’m not in favor of oligarchs and obscenely rich people funneling public money into a structure that benefits them disproportionately, but, well, I’m not not in favor of that stadium. As always, the true answer is “Erratic rich person who cares about sports way more than he or she should,” but those are hard to find.

Regardless, that ballpark isn’t coming, so the Rays have to make do. And they did fine. The new turf looks outstanding.

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A seat at the top of a Final Four venue didn’t even used to be this bad, because they didn’t used to use the whole stadium.
The NCAA used to just draw a big curtain at essentially midfield and put big temporary bleachers on one side of the court while using what would be essentially the end zone seats. It’s a look Syracuse gets for its home games in the football-first Carrier Dome.

Hey, you’re right! The Final Four is being played in University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and it’s typically a football stadium home to the Arizona Cardinals as well as the Fiesta Bowl. The Final Four has been played in football domes every year since 1996, and has only been played in non-football domes four times since 1990. That’s also one reason the Final Four hasn’t been really anywhere near the west coast since it was held in Seattle back in 1995. Seattle’s Kingdome was demolished in 2000, and with it went the only dome on the west coast. That means that there wasn’t a Men’s Final Four-worthy site west of Texas until U of P stadium was built in 2006.

College basketball is wonderful.

North Carolina won its sixth NCAA national championship on Monday, beating Gonzaga in a close contest. The tournament was not a great one overall — there were some great games and plenty of exhilarating moments, but things never really devolved into Madness — but it got the job done. I mean that literally: it generated millions upon millions of dollars for the NCAA, its member organizations and its coaches.

The 16th hole at Augusta is one of the most famous holes in golf, and the par-3 sets up for some fun during the practice round for two former Masters champions. Bubba Watson did his thing with a driver:

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Regardless of who the Broncos use their first-round pick on, there’s a clear expectation that they’ll go with a tackle. Two-thirds of mock drafts are projecting either Bolles, Ramczyk, or Alabama’s Cam Robinson to Denver with the No. 20 selection.

“I didn’t think it was in the tradition of the Masters,” Love said. “Then I started getting booed.”

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Former champion Vijay Singh did it to particularly dramatic effect in 2009 when he aced the hole during some practice round fun.

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Rookie quarterback Geno Smith was labeled a poor cold-weather quarterback coming out of the draft, thanks largely in part to a loss in a snowy Yankee Stadium for the Pinstripe Bowl to close his college career. The numbers, however, indicate the West Virginia product will be just fine in the cold: he went 4-1 in games where the temperature dipped under 41 degrees and completed 71 percent of his passes for 1,215 yards, 10 touchdowns and no picks. Nevertheless, with his own receiving corps maimed by injuries and the hard-running duo of Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell to rely on, look for Rex Ryan to lean heavily on the run this week.

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