2013 MLB Season Preview One


NFL Draft: Are the Chiefs Actually Thinking Geno Smith

The Inscriber

With a sly move the  Kansas City Chiefs are making it clear that there’s interest in West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith? The question is how come? It’s most likely a smoke screen for taking the no.1 pick overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Smith said to Jim Corbett “I hope Kansas City is legitimately interested.” He is one of the more talented quarterbacks in the draft and a scout for the Chiefs compared him to a young Donovan McNabb. Several teams will also work him out during the week to gauge their interest.

If anything is to happen it means a team is going to make an offer that the franchise can’t refuse to take the quarterback. At the moment it’s not one of the team’s needs with the acquisitions of Alex Smith from the San Francisco 49ers and Chase Daniels of the New Orleans Saints.

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Wichita State Upsets OSU 70-66 For Final Four Trip

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cleanthony Early kept stealing glances down at the hat in his hands while he waited for his turn to climb the stepladder, scissors in hand. The Wichita State forward seemed stunned at the words embroidered on his brand new ballcap: “Final Four Atlanta.”

“It’s crazy. I still can’t believe we’re here,” Early said. “You try to expect it, but you expect a lot of things that don’t happen. This really happened.”

Believe it. Wichita State is going to Atlanta, and these Shockers are no longer a surprise after the way the tenacious ninth seeds held off mighty Ohio State in the West Regional final.

Malcolm Armstead scored 14 points, Fred Van Vleet bounced in a big basket with 1 minute left, and Wichita State earned its first trip to the Final Four since 1965 with a 70-66 victory over the Buckeyes on Saturday.

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Syracuse On To Final Four, Beats Marquette 55-39

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WASHINGTON (AP) — When played to perfection, there’s nothing quite like Syracuse’s aggressive, half-court 2-3 zone defense.

It’s 40 minutes of trapping and shot-challenging, of closing off angles, of trusting teammates.

“We showed,” senior guard Brendan Triche said, “that defense wins games.”

Yes, the Orange D certainly does.

With a second suffocating performance at the East Regional, No. 4-seeded Syracuse shut down No. 3 Marquette 55-39 Saturday to earn coach Jim Boeheim his fourth trip to the Final Four — and first since a freshman named Carmelo Anthony helped win the 2003 NCAA championship.

“A tremendous, tremendous defensive effort,” Boeheim said.

Fittingly, a matchup between schools from the soon-to-break-apart, rough-and-tumble Big East became quite a struggle on the offensive end. Syracuse (30-9) was led by senior forward James Southerland’s 16 points. Michael Carter-Williams, a 6-foot-6 guard who is out front in the zone, was named the regional’s top player after accounting for 12 points, eight rebounds…

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