How good was DeAndre Hopkins at basketball? Two-sport star had brief Division I stint at Clemson

  • Night net NCAA Basketball Cardinals Seahawks v Cardinals Clemson American Football Seahawks After DeAndre Hopkins made a game-winning Hail Mary grab for the Cardinals in Week 10, some parts of Twitter were quick to compare such a leaping, dominance-asserting catch as the equivalent of a poster dunk in basketball.That's a solid comparison regardless of the player catching the ball, but it makes even more sense with Hopkins. He was a four-year varsity basketball player in high school in South Carolina, and he even made a brief cameo on Clemson's Division I basketball team. Football has likely turned out to be the right choice for the four-time Pro Bowler, but Hopkins could hoop, too. Here's a look back at what Hopkins was like as a player in high school and college on the hardwood.MORE: How DeAndre Hopkins made the 'Hail Murray' catch DeAndre Hopkins basketball highlights in hig[......]

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    Royals GM: 'I'm as frustrated as anyone'

  • The Kansas City Royals were expected by many (including Sporting News) to contend for a playoff spot after last season's 86-win campaign.That could still happen, of course, but right now the Royals find themselves at 14-17, six games back in the AL Central and well down on the list of wild-card contenders. The biggest culprit has been the offense: KC has scored 121 runs; only the Houston Astros have fewer runs among AL teams. "I'm as frustrated as anyone," Royals GM Dayton Moore told FOXSportsKansasCity.com. "It's very simple why we're not winning as much as we should be — we're getting plenty of base runners but just not driving them in."(Monday) was another example," he said, referring to the team's 6-5 loss to the San Diego Padres. "What did we have, 19 base runners? That's a game we dominated but couldn't get enough runs home. Our ability to get runs home has to improve. Period." The team has a .241 batting average with runners in scoring position and just .211 with RISP and two outs."That's the time when, as a group, you have to concentrate and come up with your best at-bat," Moore said. "I get that we want to be aggressive and make things happen. But you also have to be selective and wait for your pitch to do some damage. That夜网论坛's not happening right now."One thing Moore says will change immediately: The team's propensity for swinging at 3-0 pitches."The results of that are unacceptable," Moore said. "That (situation) has been addressed (with manager Ned Yost[......]

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