NEW YORK (AP) Rasheed Wallace picked up two technical fouls and was ejected for the first time since returning to the NBA in the first quarter of the Knicks' victory over Phoenix on Sunday.
Wallace played only 1:25 off the bench before getting upset after fouling Luis Scola. He was called for a first technical for hitting Scola across the arm after the whistle, then hit with the second and an automatic ejection after yelling ``Ball don't lie!'' - his way of saying the call was wrong - toward an official after Goran Dragic missed the free throw.
It was Wallace's 31st career ejection, most in the NBA since 1991-92, according to STATS, LLC. The temperamental forward has been called for more than 300 techs in his career, leading the league seven times. He said before the season that at 38 he was too old to be clashing with officials after a two-year retirement, but with four techs he is now within one of the league lead.
Carmelo Anthony said he thought Wallace's reputation was held against him Sunday.
``I mean, he's the only guy in the league that gets technicals for saying `Ball don't lie,''' Anthony said. ``So, I mean that should tell you right there.''
Anthony said Wallace, who did not speak to the media, apologized to the team before leaving.
Several college conferences across the country are preparing for the fall sports season amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Big Ten announced on Thursday that it will go to a “conference-only” model for all fall sports. The Pac-12 followed announcing football, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball will play only conference games. Earlier in the week, the Ivy League announced no sports would be played until January 1.
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More conferences are likely to follow shortly. But after fall sports, what will happen with winter sports and, specifically, with college basketball? Stadium basketball analyst Jeff Goodman conducted an interesting poll.
Of the 250 Division I head men’s basketball coaches (of a 353 total), 74% want a season with non-conference and conference play. Only 24% of coaches want to push the start of the season to January and play exclusively conference games.
One of the unique aspects of early-season college basketball is the non-conference matchups, sometimes in exotic locations. One of the most notable, the Maui Invitational, is planning to move forward as scheduled.
A handful of local teams are scheduled to travel to tournaments this November. Virginia and Georgetown will both head to Anaheim, Calif. for the Wooden Legacy. VCU is part of an eight-team field at the Charleston Classic and George Mason is reportedly traveling to the Bahamas for the Junkanoo Jam.
There is plenty to be sorted out before the start of the college basketball season but for now, we will take some optimism from the men on the sidelines.
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The Washington Football to Red Wolves transition has gained an unreal amount of support -- and not just via social media, but nationwide.
It now seems as though the concept has another supporter, specifically of this particular style and color scheme, QB Dwayne Haskins.
Take a look.
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If you look closely in the comments you'll see the 23-year-old chime in with his thoughts.
"Not gone hold you. I can fw this," Haskins said.
In this setting, I can't specifically tell you what the acronym fw stands for (Urban dictionary it), but I can tell you it is used as a term of favoritism for said post.
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Moving past the QBs comments, the concept is extremely clean, maintains the burgandy and gold color scheme that so many fans yearn to maintain, and keeps the #HTTR hashtag intact (sort of).
While none of us actually know what the name may be, we do know which name some key players on the roster favor.
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