Atlantic 10 won't supercede Big East

On Tuesday, after the news that the Atlantic 10 had inked a new multiyear TV deal with ESPN, CBS and NBC, I wrote about the undeniable ascendance of the A-10 -- how, in the matter of a year, the league's realignment additions of VCU and Butler had unquestionably helped it carve out a more prominent place in the college hoops landscape. It is going to be a very good hoops league in 2012-13 (with a membership that adds the aforementioned teams but doesn't yet lose Temple) just in time for fans in a wide range of markets to get greater access to A-10 games in 2013-14.

Source: http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/64790/atlantic-10-wont-supercede-big-east

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Pekovic reports to Wolves camp slim and sculpted (Yahoo! Sports)

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves bruiser Nikola Pekovic has never been accused of being doughy. Then again, even if the big Montenegrin was a little on the pudgy side, it would be hard to find someone brave enough to tell him.

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Pekovic reports to Wolves camp slim and sculpted (Yahoo! Sports)

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves bruiser Nikola Pekovic has never been accused of being doughy. Then again, even if the big Montenegrin was a little on the pudgy side, it would be hard to find someone brave enough to tell him.

Source: http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/nba/SIG=12lnl93uv/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/pekovic-reports-wolves-camp-slim-223836472--nba.html

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2012 Jaguar XJ_e plug-in Hybrid Concept Reduce CO2 Emissions without Compromising Performance

2012 Jaguar XJ_e plug-in Hybrid Concept - Left SidePress Release: Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will display the ultra-low carbon XJ_e plug-in hybrid engineering research vehicle at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The XJ_e demonstrates how an advanced parallel plug-in hybrid design can deliver reductions in CO2 emissions of over 70 percent, without compromising vehicle performance. Capable of 0-100km/h (62mph) in under 6.5 seconds and with a limited top speed of 250km/h (150mph), the XJ_e achieves CO2 emissions of less than 75g/km and a zero-emission range of 40km (25 miles) on electric power. The innovative XJ_e project was created by JLR as part ...

Source: http://www.distrocars.com/2012-jaguar-xj_e-plug-in-hybrid-concept

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Recruit ditches verbal, chooses Notre Dame

For a long time, college basketball recruiting had an unwritten rule: When a player made a verbal commitment to a school, everyone stopped recruiting him. It was hardly mandated by the NCAA. Instead, it sprung from a sense of decorum, but also from a mutually beneficial détente: I won't recruit your verbal commitments if you don't recruit mine. One less headache for each of us. Deal? Deal. At least, that's how things used to be. We seem to be entering a transitional phase in college hoops recruiting, one that much more closely resembles the state of play on the football side -- where commitments aren't commitments until they're signed.

Source: http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/64704/recruit-ditches-verbal-chooses-notre-dame

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Knicks turn to old guys in rebuilding roster (Yahoo! Sports)