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Trea Turner Becomes 7th Player to Steal 3 Bases in Season Opener

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Former NC State All-American Shortstop Trea Turner became only the 7th player in MLB history to steal three bases in a season opener yesterday.

  • March 28, 2019 – Trea Turner
  • April 6, 2009 – Emilio Bonifacio
  • April 5, 2004 – Tony Womack
  • April 4, 1989 – Rickey Henderson
  • April 4, 1988 – Paul Molitor
  • April 7, 1978 – Davey Lopes
  • April 14, 1925 – Johnny Mostil

Turner stole 2nd base twice, and 3rd base twice in the #2 spot in the lineup behind Adam Eaton.

He also had 2 of the Nationals 5 hits in the game, with both of them coming off of Jacob deGrom. The Nationals ultimately lost to the Mets 2-0.

Turner stole 43 bases last year, and 46 the year before that.

The Nats will take on the Mets once again tomorrow at 1:05.

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Phoenix Suns Trade TJ Warren to the Indiana Pacers

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Former NC State ACC Player of the Year TJ Warren was traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Indiana Pacers prior to last nights NBA Draft.

Rumors were swirling that the Suns could be moving Warren to clear cap space, and the Mavericks, Magic, Spurs, Pacers, and Pistons all reached out.

Warren still has 3-years and $35 million left on his current contract. The Suns inked a 4-year extension worth $50 million in 2017.

Here’s the remainder of the contract the Pacers are inheriting.

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Last year was Warren’s 5th year in the league, and he averaged 18.0 points per game (2nd best), and a career best 42.8% from three-point land.

The Pacers are getting a deal.

Warren will have the privilege of being coached by former NC State Guard Nate McMillan.

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Philip Rivers Tied for 2nd Best Odds to Win 2019 NFL MVP

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Football season is creeping up on us, and Vegas is itching for people to chuck money their way. According to some very early betting lines, NC State legend, Los Angeles Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers is tied for the 2nd best odds to win the 2019 NFL MVP Award.

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At the age of 36, Rivers’ QB Rating of 105.5, 32 touchdowns, and 68.5% completion percentage, were all tied for the 2nd best marks of his 15 year career.

Last year Rivers ranked 8th in Completion Percentage (68.3%), 8th in passing yards (4,308), 6th in passing touchdowns (32), and 5th in QB Rating (105.5).

Rivers led the Chargers to a 12-4 record last year.

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TJ Warren, Terry Henderson & Malik Abu Invade Local Summer League

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The Ultimate Basketball Association, a local Pro-Am League, is currently in session, and 3 former NC State players have come back to the Triangle to show out.

TJ Warren is on a team with Terry Henderson, and in the video below, the two of them face off against Malik Abu’s squad.

Compliments to the Hoop State Network for the video released Monday.

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Will Wilson Signs Contract with Los Angeles Angels

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Former NC State Shortstop Will Wilson has officially signed his contract with the Los Angeles Angels after being taken 15th overall in the 2019 MLB Draft.

The shortstop from North Carolina State will receive an under-slot bonus of $3.4 million, said a club official who was not authorized to publicly comment. The value of the 15th pick with which the Angels chose Wilson was $3,885,800.

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Wilson became the first player in NC State history to earn ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors this year, and also has picked up All-American honors.

It was fitting that Wilson was in attendance at the Angels game tonight, making an appearance on the big screen.

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