Sean Capalbo

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UNC Basketball: Battle 4 Atlantis Draw Heightens Pressure on Tar Heels

The good news for UNC basketball is that the Tar Heels are one of three teams in the Battle 4 Atlantis field that can expect to bring lofty rankings into the November tourney. The bad news is that three is an odd number.<p>Now that the draw has been announced, North Carolina knows that the other two …

UNC Basketball Recruiting: Sales Pitches for Top 2015 Targets

UNC basketball recruiting focuses on such ultra-elite prospects that even the winning tradition of Michael Jordan’s alma mater isn’t enough to seal the deal. Roy Williams is one of the country’s most accomplished salesmen when it comes to attracting NBA-bound talent, but even he needs to work hard …

Why Kevin Durant Is Primed to Repeat as NBA MVP in 2014-15

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant left little doubt about who deserved 2014 MVP honors, claiming 119 of 125 first-place votes en route to a landslide victory.<p>He could be poised for a similarly dominant campaign in the season ahead.<p>The 25-year-old carried his team all the way to the front …

Spokesman: Kevin Durant contract report a misunderstanding

President of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo was quoted saying Kevin Durant withdrew due to a "contract situation" but a USA Basketball spokesman says …

6 NBA Teams That Became Legitimate Contenders During 2014 Offseason

NBA destinies can change in an instant, although some transformations are easier to spot than others.<p>The Cleveland Cavaliers collected the ultimate prize with the return of four-time MVP LeBron James, but they weren't the only ones to enjoy a fortune-reversing offseason.<p>Six teams joined the …

Stephen Curry Gets Carded for Beer at Restaurant, Waitress Doesn't Know Him

If you don't follow basketball, you might not know who Stephen Curry is. If that's the case, there's a good chance that you won't believe that the Golden State Warriors star is over 21 just by looking at him.<p>As it turns out, Curry was carded this offseason while dining at a California Pizza …

5 Things to Watch in Cowboys' Matchup vs. Ravens

Saturday night’s Cowboys vs. Ravens matchup will be our first chance to see quarterback Tony Romo in action—an unusually meaningful preseason performance given Romo’s struggles with his back. Per Jon Machota of <i>The Dallas Morning News</i>, the most recent rumblings out of Dallas point to Romo being …

Reds' Bailey to be placed on DL

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a flexor mass strain in his right elbow.<p>Bailey, who was scheduled to start on Saturday, felt pain while throwing on Tuesday and received an MRI on Wednesday that revealed the …