State Lawmakers in Florida are poised to reject legislation that would put in place a law to protect female athletes from competing against biological men who consider themselves transgender, according to Politico . The bill specifically would athletes must participate in K-12 and college sports according to their biological sex. “Ding dong the witch is dead,” Democrat Sen. Janet Cruz tweeted ahead of the expected vote. ”Rip Transgender bill.” Ding dong the witch is dead. Rip Transgender bill! pic.twitter.com/RYYMzbBuqe — Janet Cruz (@SenJanetCruz) April 20, 2021 The Politico report said: The issue was magnified last week when the NCAA put states like Florida on notice just before the Florida House voted for the measure, warning that locations that don’t treat all student athletes with “dignity and respect” could be ineligible to host future championship games. A top Senate panel on Tuesday put off considering the ban, a move that signals the upper chamber … [Read more...] about Report: Florida’s Transgender Sports Ban Expected to Fail in GOP-Controlled Senate
LOS ANGELES — Johnny Juzang, who starred for UCLA in the Bruins’ run to the Final Four, is entering his name in the NBA draft but not hiring an agent. The sophomore guard announced his decision Tuesday on social media, leaving open the possibility of returning to Westwood. He averaged 22.8 points and 4.0 rebounds in six NCAA Tournament games. The Bruins lost to then-undefeated Gonzaga in the national semifinals in their first Final Four appearance since 2008. “For many years, I’ve dreamt about playing professional basketball. But the journey to get to this point has truly been the beautiful part, crossing paths with such great people: coaches, mentors, and brothers,” Juzang wrote. “I’m proud to announce that I’m declaring for the NBA Draft, while retaining my collegiate eligibility. I want to thank Coach Cronin and UCLA, the basketball program and the Bruin community, for welcoming me with such open arms. … I am going continue to work and give the passion I always have and see … [Read more...] about Johnny Juzang, UCLA star, enters NBA draft
George Karl’s heart went out to Nuggets coach Michael Malone this past Monday night. All 50 million pieces of it. “When that stuff happens, you just get a heaviness — your stomach gets ugly,” Karl, the former Nuggets coach told The Post when asked about Jamal Murray’s gruesome knee injury. “Those moments, you have trouble speaking. It’s just like it freezes you, and it’s hard to say anything. It hurts.” He’s been there. On April 4, 2013, Karl’s Nuggets experienced a shock to the system similar to when Murray went down Monday night at Golden State. It was eight years earlier that Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari blew out his left knee during a home win over Dallas. Like Murray, the Italian was the Nuggets’ second-leading scorer at the time of his injury. “(Murray) was the man,” Karl said of the Nuggets’ star guard, who tore his left anterior cruciate ligament while driving to the hoop, a fall that ended his season . “He and (Nikola) Jokic took turns carrying the team, and … [Read more...] about Jamal Murray-less Nuggets “still can make noise” in NBA Playoffs. But how much?
BOSTON (CBS) — We’re just over a week away from the 2021 NFL Draft, and with the real draft so close, the mock drafts are flying fast and furious. And given the uncertainty at quarterback for the Patriots, most of the mockers have Bill Belichick addressing the most important position on the field with New England’s first selection. That doesn’t necessarily mean the Patriots will be waiting for a quarterback to fall onto their laps at No. 15. A handful of mockers are predicting Belichick and company will make use of their 10 selections and trade up to land the QB of the future, and the general consensus is either Alabama’s Mac Jones or North Dakota State’s Trey Lance will be on the depth chart along with Cam Newton and Jarrett Stidham when the Patriots begin training camp. Here’s a quick roundup of whom the mockers have the Patriots picking in the first round, and while it’s mostly Jones or Lance, there are a few defensive players and even a trade up for a wide receiver in the … [Read more...] about Patriots Mock Draft Roundup: Mac Jones Or Trey Lance In First Round?