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Exclusive: Ole Miss' Hugh Freeze adamant 'I'm not tempted to cheat'

sports.yahoo.com — HOOVER, Ala. - Hugh Freeze will spend much of the day Thursday saying less than he'd like. That's the nature of being in the middle of the NCAA investigative machine, which is where Freeze and his Mississippi football program are currently.

Apparently Mizzou is a bigger dumpster fire than Baylor

sports.yahoo.com — HOOVER, Ala. - I was in Mack Rhoades' office at Missouri last October. He was happy and enthused. Life was good. He was just half a year into his job as athletic director at the school. He was a popular hire and had the support of an entrenched administration.

SEC can trust its coaches to go soft on disciplining misbehaving players

sports.yahoo.com — HOOVER, Ala. - In the Southeastern Conference, the basic response from football coaches when it comes to discipline issues is this: Trust me. Trust me, the football coach, to find a way to keep misbehaving players in uniform and on the field. Trust me, the football coach, to temper justice with mercy - perhaps extreme mercy.

Austin Peay's Loos has malignant tumor removed from colon

sports.yahoo.com — Austin Peay coach Dave Loos will require chemotherapy after having surgery to remove a malignant tumor from his colon. The school announced Loos' condition Monday in a release. School officials said Loos is expected to make a full recovery and return for the 2016-17 season, though Jay Bowen is taking over the program's day-to-day operations on an interim basis.

From rock stars to the hot seat, these SEC coaches are suddenly under pressure

sports.yahoo.com — Gus Malzahn speaks at SEC football media days. HOOVER, Ala. - They will take the podium this week, these battered SEC Western Division coaches, and try to explain how it got away from them. On Monday, the first day of SEC media days, it was Gus Malzahn of Auburn.

Social Hour: Les Miles is playing a cop in a film (Photo)

sports.yahoo.com — Miss something that happened on Dr. Saturday's social media presence today? Well, we've got your roundup right here. Don't let this happen again. Always be in the know by following Dr. Saturday on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. LSU head coach Les Miles will make a cameo in an upcoming film.

Larry Brown thinks only about Larry Brown as he leaves SMU

sports.yahoo.com — At least Larry Brown didn't schedule a press conference. On the day after a horrific assassination of five police officers and the wounding of several others in Dallas, news leaked to CBS Sports that the basketball coach at Southern Methodist University was retiring. Brown later confirmed that to ESPN.

Forde-Yard Dash: Best ... opening ... weekend ... ever

sports.yahoo.com — Charlie Strong and Texas take on Notre Dame on opening weekend. Schedules also continue to improve in direct relation to the advent of the College Football Playoff and the (theoretical) importance of quality competition. There are 14 matchups of Power 5 schools (plus independents Notre Dame and BYU).

Who will get last word in Michael Phelps-Ryan Lochte rivalry? Phelps...for now

in.news.yahoo.com — OMAHA, Neb. - Ryan Lochte was beaten by his nemesis. Again. After surging up alongside Michael Phelps with 25 meters left in the 200 individual medley - their final showdown in America - Phelps budged back ahead and won the marquee race of these Olympic trials by .31 seconds.

Who will get last word in Michael Phelps-Ryan Lochte rivalry? Phelps...for now

sports.yahoo.com — OMAHA, Neb. - Ryan Lochte was beaten by his nemesis. Again. After surging up alongside Michael Phelps with 25 meters left in the 200 individual medley - their final showdown in America - Phelps budged back ahead and won the marquee race of these Olympic trials by .31 seconds.
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Jul 24, 2016

@Bonnie_D_Ford @nzaccardi Good point. If she does swim, reaction will be intense. If she medals, look out.

Jul 24, 2016

Just getting to this. Potential Olympic podium spot coming available in women's 100 breast with Efimova out.  https://twitter.com/nzaccardi/status/757215335292493824 

Jul 24, 2016

Great horse. Still bummed she wasn't healthy in May. Would have waltzed in Ky Oaks, might have won Derby if entered.  https://twitter.com/ABRLive/status/757362109315440640 

Jul 24, 2016

Came off long drive home from Outer Banks and saw this. How awful. Condolences to affected families and teams.  https://twitter.com/YahooDrSaturday/status/757287055584063488 


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