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College World Series bracket 2019: Full schedule, times, TV channels for NCAA baseball tournament | Sporting News

After an action-packed schedule of games during regionals and super regionals, the 2019 College World Series is here and features an SEC-heavy bracket. Four of the eight teams that will compete for NCAA baseball supremacy in Omaha play in the SEC: Mississippi State, Arkansas, Vanderbilt and Auburn. The remaining four come from the ACC (Louisville, Florida State), Big Ten (Michigan) and Big 12 (Texas Tech). Noticeably absent from the field this year is a pair…

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Breakdancing provisionally approved for 2024 Olympics | Sporting News

There could be a new Olympic sport for the 2024 games. According to the Sports Business Journal, breakdancing has been provisionally approved for the 2024 Olympics. However, breakdancing wouldn’t be the only addition. Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing were also approved and will debut in Tokyo next year. However, breakdancing would have to wait until the games are set in Paris. The recommendation came from the International Olympic Committee’s executive board in March. It said…

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Today's MLB DFS Picks: Advice, strategy for Monday's DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy baseball contests | Sporting News

Editor’s Note: This is a FREE preview of Monday’s Fantasy Alarm’s MLB DFS Playbook. For full analysis every day and more ways to dominate your daily fantasy baseball competition, check out DFS site-specific advice and the rest of Fantasy Alarm’s great season-long and DFS tools available to subscribers. Interested in sports betting? Tell us what YOU want from a mobile sportsbook Today’s MLB DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Monday, June 24 SP: Zack Greinke,…

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Pelicans willing to give Al Horford a 'lucrative deal' | Sporting News

Al Horford appears to be generating plenty of interest. The Pelicans are among the teams who could offer Horford a “lucrative deal” this offseason, according to a report from Bleacher Report, which cites unidentified sources. The Mavericks, Clippers, Lakers and 76ers will reportedly all pursue him this summer, as well. Horford declined his $30.1 million player option with the Celtics for 2019-20, according to multiple reports, and he had been discussing inking a new three-year…

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Leonard rumors: Raptors the ‘favorite to land' star | Sporting News

The Raptors have a good chance to keep their star. The 27-year-old star will decline his $21.3 million player option for 2019-20, according to a report from Yahoo Sports, which cites unidentified league sources. Leonard, however, is “seriously considering re-signing” with the Raptors and they’re viewed as the “favorite to land” him, the report says. Leonard almost singlehandedly carried the Raptors to their first title in franchise history this season. He averaged 30.5 points in…

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Ainge on importance of Celtics adding ‘good people' | Sporting News

Danny Ainge wants the Celtics’ roster to be filled with “good people.” Boston is expected to undergo a major overhaul this summer and it already added four players – Romeo Langford, Grant Williams, Carsen Edwards and Tremont Waters – in the draft last week. Ainge, the Celtics longtime president of basketball operations, was asked about the rookies and what he is looking for in new acquisitions when he met with reporters at a press conference…

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Are these two teams the front-runners to sign Horford? | Sporting News

There are appears to be two front-runners for Al Horford. The Clippers and Mavericks continue to be linked to the 33-year-old forward, according to a report from the Boston Herald. Horford reportedly declined his $30.1 million player option with the Celtics for 2019-20, according to multiple reports, and he had been discussing inking a new three-year deal with the team. But, the two sides are no longer expected to come to an agreement and Horford…

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Leonard rumors: Raptors the ‘favorite to land' star | Sporting News

The Raptors have a good chance to keep their star. The 27-year-old star will decline his $21.3 million player option for 2019-20, according to a report from Yahoo Sports, which cites unidentified league sources. Leonard, however, is “seriously considering re-signing” with the Raptors and they’re viewed as the “favorite to land” him, the report says. Leonard almost singlehandedly carried the Raptors to their first title in franchise history this season. He averaged 30.5 points in…

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Mets' Vargas threatens, charges at reporter after loss | Sporting News

The Mets’ season continued to move in the wrong direction Sunday. New York dropped to 37-41 after it blew a late lead and fell to the Cubs, 5-3, at Wrigley Field. But, things went from bad to worse after the game. Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed out a reporter following the loss and requested he leave the locker room, according to multiple reports. New York starter Jason Vargas then stared down the same reporter and…

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Russell rumors: Guard 'may be open to' Lakers return | Sporting News

D’Angelo Russell could consider returning to the Lakers. The 23-year-old, who made his first All-Star team with the Nets last season, “may be open to the idea” of heading back to Los Angeles, according to a report from Bleacher Report, which cites unidentified sources close to Russell. Russell will be a restricted free agent this summer and Brooklyn can match any offer sheet he signs with another team. But, the Nets are expected to pursue…

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