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Last year's number one recruit and ACC Freshman of the Year Harrison Barnes will not enter this years NBA Draft and will return to school.
Barnes' commitment comes after UNC stars John Henson and Tyler Zeller decided to return to school, according to ESPN.
Barnes was projected in most mock drafts to be selected early in the first round, according to Sports Illustrated.
UNC will also be brining back last years starting guards Kendall Marshal and Dexter Strickland. The Tar Heels will also be bringing in one of the nation's top recruiting classes next year, with standouts James McAdoo and P.J. Hairston leading the class.

Judge orders NFL and Players to try Mediation Again

A Minnesota Judge ordered the NFL and the Players on Monday to begin mediation again, starting Thursday.
The players got their wish with the talks taking place in federal court in Minnesota rather than the collective bargaining setting that failed last month, according to ESPN.
Federal Judge Susan Nelson ordered both sides to begin mediation again starting Thursday, according to Sports Illustrated.
Nelson also ordered that both sides keep the mediation confidential.

Twins' Second Baseman Nishioka Doesn't Need Surgery

Twins' new SEcond Baseman Tsuyoshi Nishioka will not need surgery on his leg, which was broken on Thursday when Yankee Nick Swisher slide into him while breaking up a double play.
Manager Ron Gardenhire said that the best case senario is that Nishioka will be out four to six weeks while recovering from the broken leg, according to ESPN.
Nishioka chrutched his way out to the baseline for Fridays Home opener and received a large ovation from the crowd, according to Sports Illustrated.
Nishioka was in his first year with the Twins after coming over from Japan In the offseason.

MLB Institutes new Seven-Day DL for Concussions

Major League Baseball has instituted a new seven day DL for players dealing with concussions on Monday in hopes of stopping players from returning too soon.
It is the latest in a seris of moves by professional sports associations to take precautions when dealing with head injuries, which trainers and doctors are only beginning to understand, according to ESPN.
There are already 15 day and 60 day disabled lists, and all players who need more than 14 days to recover will automatically be placed on the 15 day DL.
The NFL has already taken precautions on head injuries by heavily fining and threatening to suspend players for dangerous hits, according to Sports Illustrated.
Many of the players are in favor and support this new DL, saying that its helpful and shows that officials care about player safety.

Tennessee fired Basketball coach Bruce Pearl

The University of Tennessee has fired basketball coach Bruce Pearl on Monday after 6 years at the helm.
Pearl has been in the middle of a NCAA probe which found he has violated recruiting rules causing him to be suspended for and extended part of the team's conference schedule, according to ESPN.
This season Pearl lead his team to a sixth straight NCAA tournament in which it lost it's opening round game to Michigan 75-45. That poor performance was likely the last straw.
Pearl, who had a 145-61 record at Tennessee leaves the school as a popular coach, according to Sports Illustrated.
Pearl was known for his eccentric sideline behavior, and trademark orange suit.

Tressel Knew about Player Selling Gear months in Advance

Ohio St. football coach Jim Tressel was aware that some of his players had sold memorabilia in exchange for tattoos more than eight months before the school was informed about the improper transactions.
Tressel was notified in April 2010 that some of his player were selling jerseys and championship rings among other things to the owner of a local tattoo parlor, according to ESPN.
Five football players were suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season, but were allowed to play in the team's bowl game, according to Sports Illustrated.
If it is proven that Tressel knew about the rules violations and did not tell anyone, the school could face more NCAA sanctions.
The school is appealing to the NCAA that the suspensions be reduced.

NFL and NFLPA agree on 7 day extension for CBA Talks

NFL and NFLPA agree on 7 day extension for CBA Talks

The NFL and the NFL Players Association agreed on Friday to extend the deadline for negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement by 7 days.
At first both sides agreed to a one day extension before the original deadline of Thursday at midnight, according to ESPN.
Even with this sign of agreement, most analysts still believe there will still be some form of a lock-out when to deadline passes.
With all of this up in the air, both sides have decided to take a break from negotiating for the weekend, accordiing to Sports Illustrated.
The sides will meet on Monday infront of a Federal mediator.

Carmelo Anthony Traded to the Knicks in Blockbuster Deal

NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony was finally traded to the knicks Monday after months of speculation about where he would go.
In this blockbuster trade the New York Knicks will receive: Carmelo Anthony, Cauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter, and Renaldo Balkman. In return the Denver Nuggets receive: Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Galinari, Timofey Mozgov, a 2014 first-round draft pick, and additional picks and cash, according to ESPN.
The Knicks are also sending Eddy Curry and Anthony Randolph to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Corey Brewer, according to Sports Illustrated.
Carmelo has been in trade talks with multiple teams this season. Most reacently he was looking to go to the New Jersey Nets but those talks fell through.
Carmelo joins superstar Amare Staudemire and the two provide a solid one two punch and may compete in the Eastern Conference.

Pujols and Cardinals to resume Contract talks after Season

Albert Pujols' self imposed deadline to sign a new contract with the St. Louis Cardinals passed on Wednesday so they will wait until the end of the season to resume negotiations.
The three time MVP wants to have the richest contract in MLB history, which has caused tension between him and the Cardinals, who are trying to get the best value for him, according to ESPN.
The contract that Pujols wants is 10 years and $300 million, which would be the largest contract in league history, according to Sports Illustrated.
The 31 year old slugger is a nine time all-star and three time MVP. The 10 year contract would end when he is 42 years old, which is fairly old for baseball. The length is one of the things the Cardinals don't like about Pujols' preferred contract.

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