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Davis, Mullens feud during Bobcats-Hornets game

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Davis, Mullens feud during Bobcats-Hornets game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Hornets rookie Anthony Davis and Charlotte's Byron Mullens had to be separated by teammates and officials after tangling with one another as they made their way from under New Orleans' basket toward half court, and official Bill Kennedy wound up doing a backward somersault into the front row.

Mullens was assessed a flagrant-1 technical foul, while Davis, back after missing 2 1/2 games with a concussion, received a standard technical foul.

Kennedy appeared to be knocked backward by Charlotte's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - Davis' former Kentucky teammate - as players converged to pull the feuding big men apart. Kennedy wound up in the lap of Dennis Lauscha, the president of both the Hornets and NFL's New Orleans Saints. Lauscha was sitting next to Tom Benson, who owns both clubs.

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Juan Soto crushes a homer in the first at-bat of his first-ever start

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Juan Soto crushes a homer in the first at-bat of his first-ever start

Juan Soto, the highly-regarded 19-year-old Nationals' prospect, got his first major league start of his career tonight. 

How did it go, you ask? Surely it would take Soto - who was in Single-A less than two weeks ago - some time to adjust? 

What were you doing at 19??

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5.19.18: Rick Horrow The Sports Professor talks with IndyCar icon Lynn St. James

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5.19.18: Rick Horrow The Sports Professor talks with IndyCar icon Lynn St. James

Rick Horrow The Sports Professor sits down for an exclusive interview with Lynn St James and more from the $1 trillion dollar business of sports in this week's 'Beyond The Scoreboard with Rick Horrow'

By Rick Horrow

Podcast Producer: Tanner Simkins

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