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McDonald's All American Game: Francesca Belibi becomes first female to win POWERADE Jam Fest dunk title since Candace Parker

MARIETTA, Ga. – In 2004, Candace Parker became the first and only female to win the dunk contest at the McDonald’s All American Game.
Fifteen years later, Regis Jesuit High School (Aurora, Colo.) forward Francesca Belibi became the second, receiving four perfect scores on all four of her dunks to claim the POWERADE Jam Fest dunk title on Monday at Wheeler High School.
“It’s a really big honor, I never thought I’d be in this position,” Belibi said

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It sure looks like Lonzo, LaMelo Ball are leaving Big Baller Brand for Nike

It was announced that Lonzo Ball parted ways with Big Baller Brand co-founder and LaVar’s longtime friend, Alan Foster, on Friday after ESPN reported that $1.5 million of Lonzo’s money was unaccounted for and allegedly taken by Foster.
The report was a major blow for LaVar’s start-up apparel and shoe brand, which had been reeling since its failing grade from the Better Business Bureau. But the problems could just be getting started for the Triple-B’s.
Lonzo and LaMelo look to be on their way out

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Johnny Manziel's new AAF coach Mike Singletary also coaches a Texas high school

With former Heisman winner Johnny Manziel officially rejoining the United States football world and signing with the Memphis Express, his new coach will face the task of trying to find what made him great at Texas A&M.
That coach, Mike Singletary, is also the Trinity Christian Academy (Addison, Texas) head coach, according to SportsDay Dallas News.
“It’s amazing so many things that you hear beforehand and you try to keep away from forming opinions of what you think a person might be like, and you actually meet him and he’s very pleasant,” Singletary said at Manziel’s introductory press conference Tuesday, according to the outlet.
“(I) just want to get back to being Johnny Manziel, whatever that was and whoever that was.”
Former Heisman Trophy winner and recent pick up by the Memphis Express, quarterback Johnny Manziel practices with the team at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

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Baseball coach calls for suspension after collision gives player mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Brady High School baseball head coach Rocky Bernal said Thursday that the “collision” in the infield between a Sonora player and his player during a district game on Tuesday, March 19, was a “malicious and intentional” action on the part of the Sonora player, and he feels it should result in a suspension for a time period “that is equivalent to how long my player is going to be out.”
Bernal said that Brady’s reserve catcher, Gonzalo Morales, was knocked unconscious and “laid motionless” for at least 10 minutes. The game was halted to allow an emergency medical crew to arrive and transport Morales to the Brady emergency room.
“To me – just in my opinion – it was malicious as can be,” said Bernal of the hit Morales, who is also his nephew, took in the closing outs of the 11-1 win by Brady. “That was just totally uncalled for

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Alex Williams voted Week 15 Top Star after going 7-for-7 in playoff game

Alex Williams of Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati) was voted Week 15 Super 25 Top Star for his regional finals playoff performance.
He put up 16 points on a perfect 7-7 shooting in a March 16 win over Centerville (Ohio) High School.
With 13,454 votes, Williams tallied 37.07 percent of all.
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He beat out Jaylin Hunter, who led East Catholic (Conn