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Kendrick Lamar (@KendrickLamar) Announces New Album Release Date

Kendrick Lamar takes to Twitter and announcing his much-anticipated new album arrives on March 23.

Seahawks re-sign Marshawn Lynch

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has decided to return to the NFL and has agreed to a new contract with the Seahawks, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The one-year deal is worth $11 million, including a $1 million base salary, a $9 million signing bonus and a $1 million roster bonus, a source told ESPN’s John Clayton.

Lynch was reportedly on his way to Seattle on Friday, where he will meet with Seahawks owner Paul Allen and is expected to sign the deal.

Lynch is coming off a season that ended with him not getting the ball in a goal-line situation, a play that resulted in a game-sealing interception for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.

“To be honest with you, I would be lying if I didn’t tell you that I was expecting the ball,” Lynch said in an interview with a Turkish sports network. “Yes, I was expecting the ball. But in life, these things happen. Like I told a reporter after the game, it’s a team sport.”

Nicknamed “Beast Mode,” Lynch has rushed for no less than 1,200 yards in each of his past four seasons with the Seahawks and has been instrumental in the franchise’s appearance in consecutive Super Bowls.

While his ability and durability have made him a star, Lynch has also become known for his lack of interest in dealing with the media. In mandatory media sessions during Super Bowl week this past season, Lynch often repeated the same phrase over and over again, including “I’m just here so I won’t get fined,” which he is attempting to trademark.

HBO Cord-Cutter Streaming Service

The price point of $15 is pretty much the same of what you’d expect from your cable or satellite provider, except this can help you make the switch out of it.

They are currently in negotiations with several partners for the release, with Apple TV being one of the main aggressors to make the HBO Now service available to their users. We can only assume it will also be hitting Roku, Smart TV’s and Chromecast as well.

The only problem HBO faces is how their customer base will receive HBO Now and not get it confused with HBO GO, available to their subscribers now.

Reggie Miller On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Reggie recalls the time he trash talked Michael Jordan and talks about his old rivalry with director Spike Lee. Reggie Miller also explains an old photo of himself and compares his height to Jimmy’s.

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NCAA penalizes Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim

The NCAA on Friday suspended  Syracuse  basketball coach Jim Boeheim for nine ACC games, took away 12 scholarships and ordered that 108 wins be vacated as a result of a multiyear investigation into the university’s athletic programs.

“Over the course of a decade, Syracuse University did not control and monitor its athletics programs,” the NCAA said in a statement, “and its head men’s basketball coach failed to monitor his program.”

Syracuse’s penalties also include a five-year probation and the vacating of all wins in which ineligible men’s basketball student-athletes played during the 2004-07 and 2010-12 seasons, and in which ineligible football student-athletes played in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

In addition, the NCAA agreed to accept the university’s decision for the men’s basketball team to not participate in any postseason games this season, including the ACC tournament.

The NCAA said that the violations, which were self-reported by Syracuse and dated back to 2001, included academic misconduct, extra benefits, failure to follow the drug-testing policy, and impermissible booster activity.

Other violations included impermissible academic assistance and services, Boeheim’s failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance and monitor his staff, and the school’s lack of control over its athletics program.

The school must vacate 108 wins — the most ever taken away from a program, according to Syracuse.com. As a result, Boeheim — who had only needed 34 wins to join Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski as the only coaches to reach 1,000 career wins — is left with 858, which drops him to sixth on the all-time list.

Boeheim, who must sit out the first nine ACC games of the 2015-16 season, would not immediately comment on the NCAA sanctions.

“Improper institutional involvement and influence in a student’s academic work in order to gain or maintain eligibility is a violation of NCAA rules and a violation of the most fundamental core values of the NCAA and higher education,” the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions wrote in its decision. “The behavior in this case, which placed the desire to achieve success on the basketball court over academic integrity, demonstrated clearly misplaced institutional priorities.”

Recruiting restrictions will also be enforced for two years.

The sanctions do not affect Syracuse’s 2003 national championship or that team. The university, however, must reimburse the NCAA for all revenue earned during the NCAA tournaments from 2011-13.

The NCAA finished its investigation into Syracuse athletics in late October 2014. Boeheim and football coach Scott Shafer were among the school officials to appear before the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions.

The school initiated the case, which includes academics, when it self-reported potential athletic department violations to the NCAA in 2007.

In an effort to be proactive, Syracuse self-imposed the postseason ban on the men’s basketball team for this season in February.

The NCAA said Boeheim did not promote an atmosphere of compliance and failed to monitor the activities of those who reported to him regarding academics and boosters.

The NCAA said several violations involved students and staff. The report added that academic violations stemmed from the director of basketball operations, who was hand-picked by Boeheim to address academic matters.

In 2012, Syracuse declared former center Fab Melo ineligible for the NCAA tournament days before it started. Melo also missed three Big East games during the season because of an academic issue. Early in the 2012-13 season, former forward James Southerland sat out six games for an academic issue but helped lead the Orange to the Final Four.

In March 2012, school officials said the university had self-reported possible violations of its internal drug policy by former members of the team and that the NCAA was investigating. No members of that team were involved.

The committee also found that from 2001-09, the school did not follow its own written policies and procedures for students who tested positive for banned substances. NCAA rules require that if schools have a drug-testing policy, it must include substances on the banned list and the school must follow its policy. Syracuse had a written policy, but both Boeheim and athletic director Daryl Gross admitted they did not follow it.

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