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D’Angelo Russell has great celebration after hitting clutch shot

D'Angelo Russell pulled out a great celebration after making a huge 3-pointer to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 107-101 win over the visiting Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night. Russell, who at many times this season has been in head coach Byron Scott's doghouse, broke out with a 39-point effort in which he shot 14-of-21, including 8-for-12 on threes. He made a big three to put the Lakers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Iditarod forced to import snow after record-setting snow-free winter

For the first time ever, Anchorage, Alaska does not have enough snow for the Iditarod and will have to ship in snow for the famous dog-sled race. Via Business Insider: The traditional start to the famous, 1,000 mile race from Anchorage to Nome begins with a ceremonial trot through downtown Anchorage — but this year race officials will have to improvise to make it work. ...
Via The Comeback
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Mats Zuccarello helps New York Rangers fan land prom date

New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello notched an assist during Monday night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Madison Square Garden, but you won’t find it on the stats sheet. This helper instead came when Zuccarello noticed a sign during pregame warmups being held by 18-year-old Rangers fan Vinny Mutone, who had a very specific favor to ask the NHLer: He needed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino gave rings to his seniors on Senior Day

Damion Lee and Trey Lewis transferred to Louisville in hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament in their final collegiate seasons, but instead they became two casualties of Louisville’s self-imposed tournament ban. Tuesday night Louisville celebrated senior day, and Rick Pitino made sure to really do it up for the two grad transfers. During the ceremony, he gave them championship...
Via College Spun
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Coughlin indicates Giants forced him out as head coach

Former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was among the most successful head men in the history of that heralded franchise. He earned two Super Bowl titles and etched his name in the history books as one of only 13 head coaches to have won multiple Lombardi Trophies. Coughlin was also forced out as the team’s head coach following three consecutive losing seasons. At least...
Via Sportsnaut
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Curt Schilling makes controversial comments about Hillary Clinton

Curt Schilling is making headlines once again for his political comments. Schilling generously spent an hour on the radio with our friends Danny Parkins and Carrington Harrison on the popular 610 Sports in Kansas City Tuesday. After talking baseball at first, they ventured into political talk. That's when Schilling, who is currently registered as an independent, made his controversial...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida International coach suspended, told player he had fantasies about her

Florida International University has suspended women’s basketball head coach Marlin Chinn indefinitely as they investigate allegations that he pursued a sexual relationship with one of his players. FIU team captain Destini Feagin claims that Chinn, a first-year head coach for the 4-23 Panthers, has made numerous sexual advances towards her. Feagin claims that she was suspended...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

GM Marc Bergevin says Canadiens are 'going in the right direction'

The Montreal Canadiens had a quietly successful trade deadline day, as the club sold off some veterans and made some minor deals with the future in mind. While there were no blockbusters, it was a good day for the team. When asked about the future of the Canadiens, General Manager Marc Bergevin said the team is heading in the right direction. “We have some young players, a...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rays given go-ahead to play Cuban national team in Havana

The final days of spring training will bring a unique trip for the Tampa Bay Rays. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the team will travel to Havana to take on the Cuban National Team. BREAKING: #Rays trip to Cuba for March 22 exhibition is finally official, per league source. Will face Cuban National Team in Havana. — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 1, 2016...
Via Sportsnaut
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Ivy League football programs eliminate full-contact practice during regular season

Given the growing body of research on concussions and CTE, it’s becoming increasingly clear that playing full-contact football is not all that, how do we say this, smart. So it makes some sense that the Ivy League is leading the charge to have football teams play a little bit less football. According to the New York Times, all eight of the conference’s football programs have...
Via The Comeback
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Could Clippers’ new mascot signify a rebranding is coming?

The Los Angeles Clippers have been making a lot of changes the past couple of years. They got a new owner in 2014, new logo and uniforms in 2015 and now they have a new mascot. Team owner Steve Ballmer introduced Chuck the Condor at halftime of Monday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets. The Clippers were one of four teams without a mascot, but they felt they needed one. ...
Via The Sports Daily
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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