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Mauldin game-winner to beat Dorman makes ESPN ‘SportsCenter Top 10’

Mauldin boys basketball got to relive last night for just a little bit longer on Tuesday morning. 

“SportsCenter,” the popular ESPN programming and sports highlights show, ran The Greenville News‘ video clip of Mauldin senior Caleb Byrd’s walk-off 3-point shot to beat Dorman, 69-68, early Tuesday morning as one of the shows Top 10 plays from Monday. 

READ THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT: Caleb Byrd hits game-winner to send Mauldin past Dorman and into Upper State Championship

In the video above, from the YouTube page, Living in the Past, Byrd’s shot came in at No. 5 on the “ESPN SportsCenter Top 10” plays for the day.

“I can’t believe this is No. 5,” one of the hosts of the show says in the video, “but we’re giving Caleb Byrd his due.”

Byrd’s shot sent Mauldin to the Class AAAAA Upper State Championship game on Saturday at Bob Jones

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Sixers’ Joel Embiid talks viral Ben Simmons tweet on ESPN’s SportsCenter

Joel Embiid is still claiming he had no idea what his infamous Ben Simmons reaction tweet meant.

Speaking on SportsCenter early Thursday, Embiid tried to convince ESPN anchor Scott Van Pelt that he didn’t know what the image in the viral tweet — which featured a well-dressed man in sunglasses quietly posing for a photo — meant.

“I just say, you know, a nice man in a nice suit with glasses on,” Embiid said, attempting to hold back a large smile. “I just thought it was a great picture.”

Embiid’s description of the image isn’t wrong, but he’s leaving out why it became a meme. It was originally posted in 2015 by music producer Big Fendi, who took a picture of himself at his greatest hater’s funeral to make sure he was dead. The meme has become a way for people to react online when something happens to

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ESPN SportsCenter Top Plays features Bradley women’s basketball

The Bradley women’s basketball team earned a moment in the national spotlight this weekend.

Freshman Caroline Waite hit an off-balance 3-pointer Sunday in BU’s 77-67 Missouri Valley Conference home victory over Evansville. The shot went on to be featured Sunday night and Monday morning on ESPN SportsCenter Top Plays countdown. The shot came in at No. 10 in the countdown, kicking off the clip.

“Who doesn’t love the Valley?,” the ESPN anchor said. “Caroline Waite throws it up there … a little left-handed floater from 3. C’mon now!”

In the clip, the right-handed shooter beat the shot clock with her left-handed heave from the left wing in front of the Bradley bench at Renaissance Coliseum in Peoria. It is the second impressive buzzer-beater she hit this week after sinking a 35-foot transition 3-pointer Friday against Indiana State.

Waite on Monday also was named MVC Newcomer of the Week for

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Hue Jackson attempts to clarify claims on SportsCenter

Early this week, the NFL had a bombshell dropped with the filing of a lawsuit by Brian Flores. The Cleveland Browns seemingly got drug into the conversation by former head coach Hue Jackson. Jackson indicated via Twitter, in response to the executive director of his foundation, that he too was offered bonuses to tank.

The Browns organization responded with a strongly worded denial of Jackson’s claims.

The current Gambling State head coach then appeared on the Wednesday evening edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter. During the almost 15 minute interview, Jackson attempted to clarify his claims. He noted that he was presented a four-year plan that didn’t note winning until years three and four and that he was being paid to coach a team that was not set up to win.

Jackson did not state that he offered money to lose but that the organizations had bonuses for things that he

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