Buddy Hield is the Final Four star college basketball deserves

sportBuddy Hield is the Final Four star college basketball deserves
In the one-and-done era — which is about to turn one decade old — only three first-team Associated Press All-Americans (Tyler Hansbrough, Jared Sullinger and Doug McDermott) have returned to college basketball for another season after receiving their …
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No, UConn’s Dominance Isn’t Killing Women’s College Basketball
Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart, left, and Morgan Tuck celebrate with the trophy and teammates after winning 86-65 over Texas in a college basketball game in the regional final of the women’s NCAA Tournament, Monday, March 28, 2016, in Bridgeport, Conn.
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Denzel Valentine decides college basketball’s Vine of the Year
ESPN’s College Basketball Awards air on Friday night to officially wrap up another year of college hoops. The show is set to honor the top player from all five position groups and will end with the presentation of the Wooden Award, the sport’s most …
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Latest Star Gazing News

trendStargazing at Hidden Valley Nature Center
Join Midcoast Conservancy and the Central Maine Astronomical Society for an enjoyable opportunity to observe the dark skies at Hidden Valley Nature Center. On Saturday, March 12, we will have a Waxing Crescent Moon, one of the best times to observe …
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Beginners stargazing offered to the public
People interested in the night sky and how to observe it will have the opportunity to learn all about Novice Observing at the Okanagan College on March 30. The regular meeting of the southern group of the Okanagan Centre of the Royal Astronomical …
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in cooperation with the Smoky Mountains Astronomical Society, will offer a 3-hour stargazing program in Cades Cove on Saturday, April 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Experienced astronomers and numerous telescopes will …
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Pro Wrestling Illustrated Releases its Top 500 List for 2015: Which WWE Star

sportPro Wrestling Illustrated Releases its Top 500 List for 2015: Which WWE Star
And, as usual, the yearly ranking of the 500 best wrestlers in the world, as compiled by the staff of Pro Wrestling Illustrated, is sure to stir debate among wrestling fans. Topping this year’s list, for the first time, is WWE World Heavyweight …
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Why Pro Wrestling Guerrilla matters
This past weekend, the standout independent wrestling promotion, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, put on its annual Battle of Los Angeles tournament, perhaps better known as BOLA. For three days, American independent stars, underutilized former WWE talents, …
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9/15 WWE Smackdown TV taping spoilers: Full results of Thursday’s television
Dot Net reader Joshua Jones attended the WWE Smackdown taping in Little Rock, Arkansas and sent the following report. Seth Rollins came out and cut a promo on beating two first ballot hall of famers at Night of Champions. He talked about doing the …
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Austin BBQ star beats out H-town chefs for food ‘Oscar’

cusineAustin BBQ star beats out H-town chefs for food ‘Oscar’
RELATED: Zagat reveals its top 50 ranked Houston restaurants. In his category Best Chef: Southwest, Franklin bested Ortega and Yu, as well as fellow Austinite Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine, Martin Rios of Restaurant Martin in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and …
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The Ten Best Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Long hailed as one of the best places for seafood in Fort Lauderdale, 3030 Ocean has racked up numerous accolades. Over the years, New Times alone has awarded it everything from Best Chef 2009 and Best Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale 2006 to Best …
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Top 9: Did your favorite spot make our list of Cincinnati’s most iconic
Camp Washington Chili (Camp Washington): This iconic chili parlor in Camp Washington is the best example of Cincinnati chili parlor culture. It’s not just three-ways and cheese coneys here. It also serves killer double-decker sandwiches (another …
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Kirk Franklin Is Defending and Commending Fellow Gospel Star Erica

musicKirk Franklin Is Defending and Commending Fellow Gospel Star Erica
Kirk Franklin is defending his fellow gospel singer Erica Campbell for her decision to create a new sound called “trap gospel.” Campbell, the Mary Mary singer who has ventured into solo music territory, released an album remixing of much of her debut …
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It’s Time For Gospel Music To Reinvent Itself Again
The year was 1997, and the bass line of gospel artist Kirk Franklin’s new single was a bit too familiar. “For those of you who think that gospel music has gone too far,” the diminutive musician intoned over an interpolation of funk legend George …
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OTD: Gospel stage to be ‘on fire’ with music
Primm scheduled several new acts for the gospel stage, including a 12-piece jazz band, a traveling family of musicians and The Renaissance Center’s community choir. The music starts at 11:30 a.m. on the South Main Street stage, between the War Memorial …
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R&B star Charlie Wilson in New Orleans: ‘I’m gonna go big or I’m gonna go home’

musicR&B star Charlie Wilson in New Orleans: ‘I’m gonna go big or I’m gonna go home’
The broad themes of Charlie Wilson’s remarkable story are well known: Born in Oklahoma, he and his two brothers burned up the R&B charts in the early 1980s as the Gap Band. A raging drug addiction and unscrupulous associations eventually rendered …
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R&B singer The Weeknd, in sultry mood, performs at YouTube concert during
AUSTIN, Texas — The Weeknd was in a sultry mood at the South by Southwest festival. The R&B singer performed Thursday on the second night of the “YouTube at SXSW” event at the Coppertank Events Center. His set was smoky — at times it was hard to …
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Charlie Wilson performs classic soul and R&B at the Sprint Center
At an age when most R&B artists might feel fortunate to eke out their livings on the oldies circuit, Charlie Wilson is in the prime of his career. Wilson, 62, performed for about 8,000 fans at the Sprint Center on Sunday as part of his first tour as an …
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Latest 3 Star Restaurants News

cusineFrench Laundry, Coi, Benu among other 4-star restaurants
French Laundry: This year the French Laundry celebrates its 20th anniversary, and it is the benchmark of four-star dining. Thomas Keller has created a restaurant that has the charm of the Michelin three-star restaurants in the French countryside. No …
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Duly Noted: 6 NYC restaurants get Michelin’s coveted 3 stars, but one
The annual Michelin restaurant guide has issued its star ratings for New York establishments, and six restaurants earned the coveted three-star judgment: Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, Eleven Madison Park, Jean Georges, Le Bernardin, Masa, and Per Se.
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‘Top Chef’ alum John Tesar bans critic from restaurants after threestar review
Your reviews are misleading poorly written, self serving and you have destroyed the star system and you really suck,” tweeted Tesar. He then followed with “@BlakeBowyer @lesbren Dallas doesn’t need a miserable self serving food critic with a chip on …
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Latest 3 Star Restaurants News

cusineWeekend extra: Surrey’s My Shanti sparkles among new restaurants for 2014
Germany is now the No. 3 country with the most Michelin stars. The cooking is completely different from here. It’s not culinary school cooking. It’s through apprenticeships for a few years at two and three Michelin-star restaurants.” The food will be …
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3 arrested over 250 kilos of spoiled chicken for sale in Beirut
The statement said the suspects, identified only by their initials K.N., M.N., and W.N., were apprehended after they had been placed under surveillance on suspicion of selling spoiled chicken to several restaurants. Accompanied by Health Ministry …
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3 tech startups win chance to pitch to Google at Demo Day finals in Detroit
Wisely Inc. of Ann Arbor, whose app manages reward programs for restaurants. Show of Hands of Troy, an online market research company. Are You A Human of Detroit, whose software helps online advertisers distinguish between humans, who are the …
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