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2022 NBA Draft: Debating case for Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero, Jabari Smith or Jaden Ivey as No. 1 prospect

2022 NBA Draft: Debating case for Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero, Jabari Smith or Jaden Ivey as No. 1 prospect

Who is the No. 1 prospect in the 2022 NBA Draft?  We’ll find out on Thursday night who the Orlando Magic value as the No. 1 pick as they select first overall for the first time since 2004 — but there’s far from a consensus view at the top of this draft among NBA front …

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Bruton Smith, legendary race promoter and founder of Charlotte Motor Speedway, has died

Bruton Smith, legendary race promoter and founder of Charlotte Motor Speedway, has died

Bruton Smith, the visionary and combative executive who helped shape NASCAR into the sport it is today, died Wednesday. He was 95. A Speedway Motorsports statement announcing his death said he died of “natural causes.” Smith was the billionaire founder and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc., a group of race tracks that includes Charlotte Motor …

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Bruton Smith, NASCAR Hall of Famer and visionary track operator, dies at 95

Bruton Smith, founder of Speedway Motorsports and one of the most forward-thinking track operators and promoters in motorsports, has died. Smith, a native of Oakboro, North Carolina, was 95. Speedway Motorsports announced his passing Wednesday afternoon. With Smith at the helm, Speedway Motorsports became the first motorsports company to trade on the New York Stock …

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2022 NBA Mock Draft: Jabari Smith all but locked in for Magic at No. 1 just before picks are made

2022 NBA Mock Draft: Jabari Smith all but locked in for Magic at No. 1 just before picks are made

Auburn • Fr • 6’10” / 220 lbs Projected Team Orlando PROSPECT RNK 4th POSITION RNK 2nd PPG 16.9 RPG 7.4 APG 2 3P% 42% There’s at least *some* concern over the diversity with which Smith will score in the NBA — he struggled at the rim in college and primarily was used as a …

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Elerson Smith reveling in second chance to establish himself on Giants’ defense

Elerson Smith reveling in second chance to establish himself on Giants’ defense

Elerson Smith understands you might not know his deal.  Why should you?  Why should Giants’ fans have his name high on their list of players to watch for the upcoming season?  “I’m gonna make sure I take advantage of every opportunity I have in front of me,’’ Smith told The Post late in the offseason …

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Anthony Smith on Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira: ‘I think both of those guys had the worst performances of their life’

Anthony Smith on Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira: ‘I think both of those guys had the worst performances of their life’

Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira may have put on one of the best fights of the year at UFC 275, but light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith knows he didn’t see the best out of either man on Saturday. Despite a back-and-forth war capped off by Prochazka pulling off an improbable submission to finish Teixeira in …

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NBA Draft 2022: Pro comparisons for Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero, Jabari Smith and other top prospects

NBA Draft 2022: Pro comparisons for Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero, Jabari Smith and other top prospects

Jaden Ivey is Ja Morant. Chet Holmgren is a more polished Rudy Gobert. Paolo Banchero is Chris Webber. OK, so maybe player comparisons for 2022 NBA Draft prospects don’t totally fit nice and tidily. That’s because pro comps are hard, bordering on impossible. For every ah, yeah, I can see that it evokes, there are …

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Stephen A. Smith escalates latest round of Kevin Durant feud

Stephen A. Smith escalates latest round of Kevin Durant feud

There’s a scene in “The Wire” where Detective Carver, speaking with colleagues about the War on Drugs, says that you can’t call it a war because “wars end.” Stephen A. Smith and Kevin Durant have reached a similar status in their years-long back-and-forth. This particular battle began when Smith, on ESPN’s “First Take” earlier this …

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