2020-21 DI men’s college basketball milestone tracker

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The 2020-21 Division I men’s college basketball season is here. While this year will be unlike any other, some things are certain: games will be played and milestones will be met.

NCAA.com is tracking notable milestones achieved during the season. They can be set by players, coaches and programs alike. We’ll update this article throughout the season, all the way to the Final Four and NCAA championship in Indianapolis.

Got a milestone tip for us? Send us an email with as much information as you can. We’ll confirm and add to this list.

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Jan 16, 2021 — John Petty Jr. becomes Alabama’s all-time leader in made 3-pointers

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College basketball rankings: Houston, Alabama jump in latest Power 36

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Jan. 18, 2021

College basketball rankings: Houston, Alabama jump in latest Power 36

Jan. 18, 2021

Andy Katz breaks down his latest college basketball Power 36 rankings for Jan. 18. Hear how Iowa and Houston entered the top 5 while Alabama jumped into the top 10 of this week’s rankings.

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ANDY KATZ | NCAA.COM CORRESPONDENT | JANUARY 11, 2021

College basketball rankings: Alabama, Ohio State and UCLA rise in this week’s Power 36

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS: UCLA, ALABAMA RISE UP IN LATEST POWER 36

These are my Power 36 college basketball rankings for Jan. 11, 2021...

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NHL COVID-19 case tracker: Updated list of players to miss games during 2021 season

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Before the puck dropped on the 2021 NHL season, the league had already been impacted by COVID-19.

Aside from the start date being pushed to Jan. 13, a number of players tested positive and four teams had training camps suspended for at least one day or a large number of players miss time. The Stars shut down their camp on Jan. 9 after it was revealed six players and two staff members tested positive. The Penguins canceled training camp the same day, while the Blue Jackets had 19 players miss training camp on Jan. 8. On Jan. 10, the Canucks canceled practice “out of an abundance of caution due to potential exposure to COVID-19.”

The day before the season was set to begin, the NHL announced that 27 players had tested positive during training camp...

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Bills vs. Chiefs picks, predictions against spread: Why Kansas City will advance to Super Bowl 55

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The Chiefs will be playing in their third consecutive AFC championship game when they host the Bills on Sunday (6:40 p.m. ET, CBS). The reigning champions and conference top seed are two wins away from repeating in Super Bowl 55.

Kansas City is in the playoffs for a sixth straight season. Meanwhile, second-seeded Buffalo is in the playoffs for the third time in four seasons after breaking an 18-year drought in 2017.

The Chiefs last lost in the playoffs two years ago against Tom Brady’s Patriots. Will Josh Allen’s Bills deliver the same result in Arrowhead Stadium, fresh off their first two playoff wins in 25 seasons?

Assuming Patrick Mahomes returns from the head/neck injury that kept him out late of the Chiefs’ 22-17 win over the Browns in the divisional round, it will be a battle of pas...

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NBA trade rumors: Cavs planning to move Kevin Porter Jr. after locker room outburst

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Kevin Porter Jr. appears to be on his way out of Cleveland.

The Cavaliers are expected to trade or release Porter following the 20-year-old’s recent locker room outburst, according to The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd, Joe Vardon, Kelsey Russo and Shams Charania. Porter reportedly began yelling and at one point threw food after he entered the locker room Friday and learned the team had given his old locker to Taurean Prince, who was acquired by Cleveland as part of the blockbuster James Harden trade.

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Porter was “combative” with Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman, per The Athletic, and coach J.B. Bickerstaff was “shocked and disgusted” by what had transpired...

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Yankees’ Luis Castillo trade talk stopped by intentionally ridiculous demand from Reds

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The Reds have reportedly asked the Yankees for shortstop Gleyber Torres and prospects if New York wants to acquire starting pitcher Luis Castillo in a trade.

That realistically would never happen, at least not this offseason, and Cincinnati likely realizes as much. The club has chosen to project strength not only to Brian Cashman but also to other general managers around the league who might be eyeing Castillo. Cincinnati to this point is uninterested in considering reasonable offers.

Castillo staying through the 2021 season would preserve the Reds’ playoff ambitions. At 28, he’s in the prime of his career and still under team control for three more years.

The right-hander might be underrated nationally because of the excellence of teammates Sonny Gray and Trevor Bauer. He posted a 3...

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An updated look at the NFL playoffs schedule

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The NFL is down to its final four. The matchups are set in the conference championship games after a thrilling weekend in the Divisional Round that saw the Packers, Bucs, Bills, and Chiefs all advance. By Sunday night, we’ll finally know who will be playing in Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7.

The NFC side is giving us a historic quarterback matchup between perhaps the two greatest talents who have ever played the position. Aaron Rodgers is playing arguably the best football of his life at age-37 and will soon be named the league’s MVP. He picked apart the Rams’ vaunted defense in the Divisional Round, throwing darts all over the field to finish with 296 yards passing, two touchdowns through the air, and another on the ground...

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2 winners and 4 losers from the NFL divisional playoff round

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I know this is a difficult morning in Cleveland. Local fans were rooting for the Browns to win, heck everyone outside of Kansas City was praying we’d get a Browns vs. Bills AFC Championship game, but it just wasn’t to be.

I get that it’s disappointing, but dang Cleveland, Browns fans should be over the moon this morning. This was unquestionably the best season the team has had since being re-launched in 1999 — and there’s really something to build off here. We’ve seen scant few winning seasons for the Browns, but this feels like the first where there’s a real foundation that can be built off. A solid future that is actually set up for success, with young talent, the right coaching, and finally a front office that can put everything together.

Not only are all the stars aligni...

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The Saints stole the trick play the Bears used against them and did it better

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The New Orleans Saints advanced to the Divisional Round of the 2021 NFL playoffs by defeating the Chicago Bears in the Super Wild Card round a week ago. The Saints dominated that game from start to finish, but they got some help from the Chicago when Bears receiver Javon Wims dropped a wide open touchdown pass off a brilliant trick play during the first quarter.

Sean Payton must have liked what he saw, because he used the exact same play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the next week. Only this time, the Saints caught the pass and it resulted in a touchdown.

New Orleans lined up quarterback Jameis Winston out wide, put a receiver in motion, pitched him the ball, and then had him pitch it back to Winston...

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Chad Henne’s gutsy plays saved the Chiefs after Patrick Mahomes’ playoffs injury

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The Chiefs are heading back to the AFC Championship, and they did so behind a quarterback not named Patrick Mahomes.

In Sunday’s Divisional Round clash between the Chiefs and Browns, Mahomes was knocked out of the game after suffering a concussion in the third quarter with his team leading 19-10. They finished the drive with a field goal that would be their final points of a thrilling affair at Arrowhead.

Mahomes’ injury paved the way for journeyman Chad Henne to enter the game and log the first playoff snaps of his 11-year career. Though he’s started 54 career games, Henne started just once in the last five years, which came in Week 17 this season when the Chiefs were resting starters in their regular-season finale vs. the Chargers.

It looked like Henne would end up being the dunce...

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