Notes, Quotes and Things Picked Up on the Run from Coast-to-Coast and all the Stops in Between and Beyond

Notes, Quotes and Things Picked Up on the Run from Coast-to-Coast and all the Stops in Between and Beyond

Los Angeles, CA --Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond.

 

Duke came within a rotation of a basketball of being upset by UCF. 

 

However, that has not tamed the odds makers' faith that the Blue Devils will eventually be cutting down nets.

 

Duke remains the betting favorite to win the 2019 national championship heading into the Sweet 16 at +300 and is followed by Gonzaga at +400. Zion Williamson and Co. entered the Dance as +225 favorites, so it's clear the books have still been a little shaken by Duke's near-loss Sunday.

 

The Lakers were officially eliminated from playoff contention this weekend following a loss to the Brooklyn Nets. But SI Now's Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell wonder if James will be able to fix Los Angeles next year?

 

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft released an apologetic statement Saturday afternoon as he faces charges of paying for illicit sex at a massage parlor.

 

"I am truly sorry," read part of Kraft's statement. "I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard."

 

While many New York Giants fans Opens a New Window.  are still reeling the loss of its superstar receiver Odell Beckham Jr., after he was traded earlier this month to the Cleveland Browns, former Giants running back turned entrepreneur, Tiki Barber says the move was tough but “necessary.”

 

“Our general manager Dave Gettleman says he has a plan and I believe he does have a plan,” Barber, who played 10 seasons with New York Giants told FOX Business.

 

Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from the NFL via an Instagram post on Sunday. After nine seasons with the New England Patriots, he is putting an end to a career in which he transcended the tight end position and was one of the league's most colorful personalities.

 

That’s the End

 

Brad Pye Jr. can be reached at switchreel@aol.com

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Notes, Quotes and Things Picked Up on the Run from Coast-to-Coast and all the Stops in Between and Beyond

Notes, Quotes and Things Picked Up on the Run from Coast-to-Coast and all the Stops in Between and Beyond