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Bill Self had a very good Tuesday, and it started early. [As] the hour of judgment approached, [Self] tapped out a text message to Andrew Wiggins. This wasn't the first time Self had tried to reach out since the nation's No. 1 prospect took his recruitment underground. Wiggins had been largely incommunicado, so there wasn't much point in delivering a final, passionate plea. Instead, Self kept it simple. "Hey, man, I hope you have a great day today," he remembered writing. Self's phone buzzed, and the response came back: "Thank you." Maybe that was an omen for what was coming when Wiggins, a 6-foot-7 wing billed as the best high school player since LeBron, committed to Kansas a short time later. (Topeka Capital-Journal) Comment
At some point soon-ish, Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers will officially reunite. Nearly five years after the Packers traded a disgruntled Favre to the New York Jets, the franchise is getting ready to reach back out to the now-retired quarterback. "We want to have (Favre) back in the family," Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy told FOXSportsWisconsin.com during the team's eighth-annual Tailgate Tour. The first sign of goodwill between Favre and the team he led for 15 seasons came in February, when the 43-year-old and his successor in Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers, presented together during the NFL Honors show. "I thought he and Aaron jointly presenting the Comeback Player of the Year Award was a great first step," Murphy said. (Fox Sports WIsconsin) Comment
ndiana Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw may soon have a bigger gig in a bigger market. [Shaw] has been contacted by the Detroit Pistons to interview for the team's head coaching job, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The source also said Shaw has been contacted by the New Jersey Nets. Shaw has significant ties to Phil Jackson, the Hall of Fame coach recently consulted by the Pistons regarding their head coaching job. Shaw played with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1999-2003, winning three championships during that span. He also was an assistant coach under Rudy Tomjanovich, Frank Hamblen and then Jackson in Los Angeles from 2004-2011. The Lakers won championships in 2009 and 2010. (WXYZ) Comment
Jerzy Janowicz celebrates his win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Italian Open by ripping off his shirt. (Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty images)
A fan at the Giro d'Italia steps back and takes a fall.