Whether fleeing civil war in Sudan with his family or moving to the United States on a scholarship as a 14-year-old, Luol Deng is no stranger to new beginnings. The 31-year-old British forward's nomadic existence has now taken him to Hollywood, where he is expected to be a key figure as the Los Angeles Lakers attempt to rebuild after the worst season in their history. Deng joined the Lakers on a four-year $72 million deal in July, lured by the possibility of working with new coach Luke Walton at the start of a long-term project to revive the iconic franchise.
New York Giants kicker Josh Brown was placed on leave as the National Football League probed domestic violence allegations which have left his career hanging by a thread. The NFL ordered Brown to be placed on commissioner Roger Goodell's exempt list, in effect a temporary paid suspension pending the outcome of an investigation. NFL senior vice president Adolpho Birch said in a letter to Brown on Friday the league wants to investigate further after release of the documents stemming from the player's 2015 arrest.
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The Portland Trail Blazers finish up their 2016 preseason schedule tonight in Oakland
Riding the momentum of three straight trips to the NBA Playoffs, a talented group of returning starters and exciting player additions, th
Preseason play comes to an end Friday night as the Portland Trail Blazers (4-2) visit the Golden State Warriors (5-1) in a Western Confer
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Oregon State was a 37-point underdog against Washington when it pulled off a stunning 21-20 win. The Beavers will be 37-point underdogs in Seattle once again Saturday.
Can the Ducks break their four-game losing streak, their longest in a decade? Our preview of Oregon's Friday night matchup against Cal, which will be broadcast on ESPN.
In Oregon's 7:30 p.m. kickoff against Cal, the Ducks will wear white and green.
"I don't know if there's another quarterback in the nation's that kind of gone through the ups and downs that I've been through," McMaryion said. "But the team's support around me and just all the guys -- from the receivers to the OL to even the defensive side of the ball -- the guys that have confidence in me definitely gives me confidence in myself to go out there and do what I know I can do."
Oregon was picked to win the Pac-12 on Friday and others, like Arizona's Sean Miller, believe that's right where they should be.
It's been a long time since the Ducks failed to go bowling.