Anniversary of 715
Hank Aaron hit his then-record-breaking 715th home run on this day 42 years ago. Aaron would ultimately end his career with 755 home runs, a record that would stand until Barry Bonds (controversially) hit his 756th in 2007. Watch the historic dinger as called by legendary announcer Vin Scully:
A very special kind of inbounds pass...
What a catch!
Speaking of things flying into the stands...
Diamondbacks mascot D. Baxter the Bobcat was not happy to be almost decapitated by Addison Russell's bat.
Dunk of the year?
This is hard to watch
Ernie Els 7 putted the first hole, it's excruciating to watch pic.twitter.com/0SJIyncF9k— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) April 7, 2016
We go way back. pic.twitter.com/oeWyCJbcy0— PEANUTS (@Snoopy) April 7, 2016
(Photo credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)
The NCAA has approved a proposal that will require schools to conduct football camps and clinics only at their own facilities.
According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, conferences that voted against satellite camps included the ACC, Big 12, SEC, Pac-12, Mountain West Conference and Sun Belt, while the Big Ten, AAC, C-USA and MAC voted in favor of them.
The SEC proposed the rule in response to Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh’s spring practices and satellite camps. Harbaugh scheduled a Michigan practice at the IMG Academy in Florida, and was scheduled to coach at football camps around the country this summer.
The SEC complained, largely over perceived recruiting advantages for Harbaugh. The SEC and ACC ban their coaches from such satellite camps. The SEC would have lifted its ban if the new NCAA rule did not pass.
Under the new rules, FBS coaches and staff members may only be employed at their own program’s camps and clinics. The changes are effective immediately.
After the Golden State Warriors reached 70 wins on the season and clinched the No. 1 seed through the playoffs with their 112–101 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, coach Steve Kerr was faced with a difficult decision.
Following the game, he told reporters he wanted to rest his players through the final three games of the season to ensure they are ready for the playoffs, but acknowledged that chasing the 1995–96 Chicago Bulls’ NBA-best 72-win record was a consideration for the team.
“We are going to talk about it tomorrow,” Kerr said, according to ESPN. “We’ve been putting it off for as long as we were able to, which was until we got the one seed. Now that we have that, I’m inclined to give some guys some rest if they need it, but I’ve sort of made a pact with the guys that if they are not banged up and they are not tired and if they want to go for this record or whatever then—so we got to talk.”
With the win over the Spurs, the Warriors (70–9) became the second team to reach 70 wins in a season as they close in on the Bulls’ record. They also secured home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.
Warriors guard Klay Thompson bluntly told reporters he did not plan to rest, and forward Draymond Green thinks most players will follow suit considering how difficult it was for the team to reach a position to break the record.
“To get this far and kind of just tank it and say, ‘Aw, never mind.’... Let’s face it, we probably will never get to this point again. That’s why it’s only been done one time,” Green said. “I think most guys in the locker room are all-in, and we’ll figure that out this weekend.”
The Warriors next play the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday before traveling to San Antonio to have a rematch with the Spurs on Sunday. They will play their final game of the season on Wednesday against Memphis.
- Erin Flynn