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Thursday / June 13.
  • A new book says Sarah Palin and former NBA star Glen Rice had an intimate relationship in the 1980s.

    Turns out, Palin was a sports reporter in Alaska back in 1987.

    Here’s the National Enquirer’s take from the upcoming Palin book by Joe McGinniss.

    “In the book, which will be published on September 20th, McGinniss claims Sarah had a steamy interracial hookup with basketball stud Glen Rice less than a year before she eloped with her husband Todd.

    NEWARK, N.J. –– After taking over at Georgia Tech in March, Brian Gregory inherited a situation he could never have foreseen.

    In July, the NCAA put the school on four years of probation, fined it $100,000 and stripped its ACC title game victory from the 2009 football season for violations that also included problems in the basketball program.

    Georgia Tech did not lose scholarships and was not ruled ineligible for postseason games in football or basketball, but the basketball team had the number of recruiting days and official visits reduced for the next two seasons.

    Mitch McGary says on his ESPN.com blog that he has no plans to commit anytime soon after taking a trio of official visits to Michigan, North Carolina and Duke.

    “I definitely don’t see myself committing any time soon,” McGary said. “I just want to make sure that I’m making the right decision so the plan is to take my time.”

    The 6-foot-10 Brewster (N.H.) Academy forward said he hosted Billy Donovan of Florida Monday and that coaches from Carolina will be in today (Wednesday) and Duke coaches come Thursday.

    Kyle Anderson sure is a heck of a poker player.

    He’s got everyone guessing about his future.

    On the same night that he had a home visit with Georgetown head coach John Thompson III, the 6-foot-8 St. Anthony point guard tweeted about potentially picking Seton Hall.

    “I want to know if i dont choose SHU will i still be able to come to all the games i been going to them every year since i was 9 lol,” he Tweeted.

    “I love everything about SHU tho being a pirate will be great tho!! I hate wen ppl tell me not to go there,”  he added.

    NEWARK, N.J. — Georgetown coach John Thompson III has a summer story that no one else in his class can match.

    The Hoyas made international headlines when their exhibition game Aug. 18 in Shanghai against a Chinese military team ended in a benches-clearing melee.

    Thompson pulled his team off the floor in Olympic Sports Stadium with 9 minutes, 32 seconds remaining and the game against the Bayi Rockets tied at 64. Ironic, since it was billed as the “China-U.S. Friendship Basketball Match.”

    “Like most experiences in life, it’s not a smooth, straight line,” Thompson told SNY.tv Tuesday during an open gym at St. Benedict’s Prep. “There are bumps, there are hiccups, and so that was just part of that. Overall, I thought the trip was great for our team.”

    NEWARK, N.J. — Isaiah Briscoe has yet to play his first high school game at St. Benedict’s Prep and he’s already piled up quite a list of scholarship offers.

    The 6-foot-3, 185-pound guard holds offers from Arizona, Baylor, Pittsburgh, DePaul, Rutgers, Seton Hall and Cincinnati.

    Rick Pitino of Louisville, Mick Cronin of Cincinnati and Jim Larranaga of Miami were on hand at the school Monday.

    During an open gym Tuesday that featured Georgetown’s John Thompson III, Georgia Tech’s Brian Gregory, Virginia’s Tony

    NEWARK, N.J. — Given the revelations about the Miami athletic department in recent weeks, some recruits opted to shy away from the Hurricanes.

    DeMatha Catholic guard James Robinson, for one, removed Miami from his list of four because the school is being investigated by the NCAA for the relationship rogue booster Nevin Shapiro had with Miami football players. Robinson ultimately pledged to Pittsburgh.

    But St. Benedict’s Prep guard Melvin Johnson is still considering Miami among his final four, and will take an official visit there this coming weekend for Saturday’s football game against Ohio State.

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