Elsie A. Dotson

Only way Michigan beats Ohio State football is if C.J. Stroud turns the ball over

Heisman Trophy winner and college football legend Tim Tebow appeared on ESPN SportsCenter on Saturday morning and talked about C.J. Stroud, the Heisman Trophy front-runner who starts his first Michigan game at noon.

Tebow made it clear that Ohio State’s chances will hinge on Stroud’s performance.

“He has to trust his receivers, trust his offensive line, his running backs and he has to be patient,” Tebow said. “I think you’re gonna see a game plan a little bit like Nebraska.”

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Tebow added that when teams are aggressive against Stroud, he’s “unbelievable.”

“I hate this phrase but I’ve got to say it: take what

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Who’s hot and who’s not? Taking the temperature of trends around the NBA

We’re over a month into the 2021-22 NBA season and small sample sizes aren’t so small anymore.

Hot starts have either remained scorching or fizzled out, while rough starts have either gotten uglier or bounced back to reality.

Which teams and players are trending in the right direction, and which are going the wrong way?

Members of our NBA Global staff take the temperature on some of the NBA’s latest trends.

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Stock up: Jayson Tatum

Tatum’s shooting struggles were well documented along with Boston’s rollercoaster start to the season. Through the first 10 games, the All-Star forward was shooting 39.5 percent from the field and 32.1 percent from 3-point range, needing 22.6 field goal attempts per game to reach a scoring average of 23.6 points.

Even with some big scoring nights, Tatum was settling for bad shots and

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LeBron calls blow to Stewart “accidental,” says suspension “some bulls***”

LeBron James thinks everything got blown way out of proportion.

To hear LeBron tell it, the altercation with Isaiah Stewart was a battle for rebounding position where “my hand grazed his face” and everything spiraled from there — with a bloody Stewart trying to fight LeBron — and resulted in a “bulls***” suspension.

LeBron spoke about the incident for the first time Wednesday night, after he had taken over late, forced overtime and led the Lakers to a comeback win over the Pacers. Here are his quotes, via Dave McMenamin of ESPN.

“Rob [Pelinka] called me. I missed his call,” James told ESPN of the Lakers vice president of basketball operations and general manager dialing in the bad news. “As soon as when I checked my phone and it was a missed call, I was like, ‘I know I’m suspended.’ I mean, it’s some bulls***. But whatever….

“There was

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Watch Coppell’s Naz Brown hit a full-court buzzer-beater to beat Denton Guyer

Coppell’s Naz Brown had the No. 1 play on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Tuesday night after making a full-court buzzer-beater to beat Denton Guyer 66-63.

Guyer had a chance to win it, but a layup came up short, and Brown grabbed the ball, took one dribble and then heaved it the length of the court. He swished the shot and was mobbed by his teammates.

“Total shock. He was 80 feet from the basket, and the clock was running off, and he just threw one up and it went in. It was kind of a one in a million shot,” Coppell coach Clint Schnell said. “I made a comment to him in the locker room. I said, ‘I bet you couldn’t go out there and do that again if you stayed up here all week.’ “

Brown tore his ACL last March and had surgery the first week of April. He

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