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Brock Lesnar to UFC? You may be getting trolled

The news making its way around the web today has Brock Lesnar ready to leave WWE for UFC when his contract comes up after WrestleMania 34.

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Game Preview: #1 Virginia faces Louisville in ACC road finale

Louisville went 9-for-10 from the field over an eight-minute stretch of the second half at Virginia back on Jan. 31, but back-to-back threes by Ty Jerome gave the ‘Hoos some space in a 74-64 win that was as atypical as any UVA game in the past five years.

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New Waynesboro YMCA sports director Melvin Garrison: Sports teaches life lessons

Melvin Garrison brings energy to the sports director job at the Waynesboro YMCA that you would expect from a former college point guard.

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ACC Power Poll: Top three separating from the pack

This final week of the 2017-2018 ACC regular season should be interesting, though not at the top of the conference.


It’s not guns, it’s mental health: Sure

The fallback position for the NRA and its paid-for shills in Congress and the White House whenever there is a mass shooting is, it’s not guns, it’s mental health.

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Inside the Numbers: #1 Virginia needs to clean up post defense

The #1-ranked Virginia football team was undone in 1990 by a Georgia Tech squad that devised an offensive game plan based on what William & Mary had success with in an early-season UVA blowout win.

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The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever: New book by Chris Graham offers look behind the scenes of pro wrestling business

Chris Graham offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the pro wrestling business in his new book, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, the inside story of the 2011 Night of Legends, a live pay-per-view event featuring stars including WWE Hall of Famers Kevin Nash, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and The Rock ‘n Roll Express that was met with almost universally negative reviews.

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ACC Power Poll: Feb. 19

Remember when North Carolina was thisclose to being dead and buried? This week’s ACC Power Poll has the Tar Heels as the consensus #2.


Elimination Chamber: Who main-events WrestleMania 34 with Brock Lesnar?

It seems pretty obvious that WWE is stretching out the walkup to the main event at WrestleMania 34 being Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns by forcing Reigns to win the right to challenge the Universal champ at Elimination Chamber.


Craft beer, Facebook, personal destruction: A morality tale

The politics of personal destruction now define all manner of social interactions in the era of the right to be righteously outraged. And woe upon you if you happen to stray into the line of the rhetorical flamethrowers.

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Inside the Numbers: #1 Virginia attacks the paint in win at Miami

After a game that saw #1 Virginia hoist 38 threes in a loss to Virginia Tech, you knew that coach Tony Bennett would have his guys thinking, you know, threes, maybe something else?

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There is joy in the morning: Virginia basketball is #1

The last time Virginia basketball was ranked #1 in the nation, in 1982, I was 10 years old, and being 10 years old, and only cognizant of the outside world for, what, maybe two years, I just assumed that this was how the world worked, that Virginia basketball was always going to be #1.

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Game Preview: #1 Virginia travels to Miami for ACC Tuesday Hoops

Top-ranked Virginia (23-2, 12-1 ACC) hasn’t had to pick itself up off the canvas in a while, so it will be interesting to see how the Cavaliers respond on Tuesday on the road at Miami (18-6, 7-5 ACC).

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ACC Power Poll: Feb. 12

Virginia Tech’s upset win at Virginia caused some movement in the middle of the ACC as we edge closer to Brooklyn. The Hokies (18-7, 7-5 ACC) have now won five of their last six, and are one of four teams at five losses in conference play.

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Virginia lost by one: There are worse things

You’re worried that, what if Virginia Tech just put the blueprint for how to beat Virginia out there for the world to see? OK, I’ll bite. You hold Virginia to 34.4 percent shooting, entice them into shooting a mind-numbing 38 threes, shoot 43 percent yourself, make 38 percent of your threes, outrebound them, outscore them in the paint, and then somehow induce a 93.4 percent free-throw shooter into missing the back end and front end of successive 1-and-1s, all so you can win by one, yeah.

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Inside the Numbers: Virginia riding its starters too hard?

If winning is the ultimate deodorant, losing can be a helpful disinfectant. Second-ranked Virginia has a lot of cleaning to do after its 61-60 overtime loss to Virginia Tech, starting with how coach Tony Bennett divvies up the playing time.

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ESPN College GameDay crew talks Virginia-Virginia Tech

The ESPN College GameDay crew – Rece Davis, Seth Greenberg, Jay Bilas and Jay Williams – are in Charlottesville for Saturday’s game between #2 Virginia and Virginia Tech.

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Game Preview: #1 ranking on the line as Virginia hosts Virginia Tech

There actually is a basketball game at the end of the day, pitting #2 Virginia (23-1, 12-0 ACC) and Virginia Tech (17-7, 6-5 ACC).

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The Virginia-FSU game sure looked familiar

I knew when I saw Ty Jerome hit the breakaway layup around the 10-minute mark of the second half last night to give Virginia a one-point lead over Florida State that I had seen that game before.

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Inside the Numbers: #2 Virginia, somehow, pulls out win at FSU

Virginia’s starting backcourt played all but four minutes of the 59-55 win at Florida State Wednesday night. And, yeah, that’s a lot.

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Virginia win at FSU: Good muscle memory for March

The significance of Wednesday’s 59-55 win at Florida State for #2 Virginia: you’re going to need a game or two like that one in March to get to a particular Monday night in April.

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Missing banners don’t define Tony Bennett, Virginia

The Virginia basketball team is likely not going to finish 18-0 in the ACC. Odds are that the ‘Hoos won’t be ranked #1 in the regular season. Villanova is too good right now, and UVA has tough road games at Florida State and Miami in the next week.

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Game Preview: #2 Virginia faces big test, literally, at Florida State

Florida State is … huge. The 14th-biggest team in the country, according to KenPom.com, the Seminoles (17-6, 6-5 ACC) can go 6’8”, 7’0” and 7’4” on the front line, with just one rotation regular under 6’4”.

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Cody vs. Kenny Omega: A beginning, not an end

Bullet Club is splintered, officially, with former leader Kenny Omega and Cody, who has been positioning himself as an alternate power center since joining in 2016, set to meet in the main event at Supercard of Honor XII on April 7.

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Ring of Honor goes streaming: A work in progress

Ring of Honor either figures out that it needs to repackage its new streaming service model, or, well, nobody cares. Sorry to be blunt, but that’s where this is.