(CNN)All but three of Detroit's 97 schools stayed closed again Tuesday, the second day of teacher protests over pay concerns in the city's financially ailing school district.
On Monday, the same number of schools closed after more than 1,500 teachers called in sick to protest when they learned the district has only enough money to pay them through June 30.
Because some teachers can elect to receive their paychecks year-round, the union representing teachers argues that shortfall means those educators have already started to work for free.
"Detroit Federation of Teachers leaders spent the day meeting with DPS Transition Manager Judge Steven Rhodes and other decision makers to get an assurance that our members will be paid for their work," the union said Tuesday. "Still, they refuse to say the three words our members need to hear: 'I guarantee it.' "
"Their failure to give us that guarantee is tantamount to a lockout." the union said.
More protests are planned for Tuesday as parents caught in the middle of the debate scramble to arrange for child care.
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said Tuesday on Twitter that she is headed to Detroit to join the demonstrations.
COL 1 - 2 SD
Umpire kindly notifies Alexei Ramirez that there's a plastic cup stuck to his shoe
Look, a lot happens on the floor of a big league dugout. Bubble gum gets stuck. Ice cream is eaten. Sunflower seeds are carelessly strewn.
When you consider that Major League players spend hours walking around in that environment, it was only a matter of time before someone's shoes paid the price. And then, during Monday's Rockies-Padres game, Alexei "ALEXEI!" Ramirez noticed something a little ... strange during his at-bat. Namely, something on his foot:
Look on the bright side, Alexei -- it could've been much, much worse.
PHI 3 - 10 STL
Yadier Molina did some push-ups at the plate right before lacing a single to left-center
In the Majors since 2004, Yadier Molina, who will be 34 by mid-season, has caught nearly 1,500 games. That's a lot of strain on a man's body -- catching, as you probably know, isn't the easiest position in the world. What we're saying is: He may not be the Gold Glove Award-winning spring chicken he once was. Well, he definitely still has the glove, but he's more like a late-summer chicken now.
As such, he knows the value of routine exercise to stay fit and sharp. He knows to never miss a workout, even if it comes in the middle of an at-bat.
In the seventh inning of the Cardinals' 10-3 win over the Phillies on Monday night, a pitch from Phillies reliever Brett Oberholtzer cut a little close to Molina's knees, and he dropped to the dirt. So, he took the opportunity to work on his upper-body strength. And then he hit a single to left-center:
With results like that, who can argue? Certainly not Cardinals manager Mike Matheny. As he told MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch after the game:
"Seemed to work, so we might see it again. If he hit a home run, he might do it every at-bat in the on-deck circle."
And who knows? Maybe the NL Central will be decided by a push-up contest this season.
ATL 1 - 4 NYM
Bartolo Colon fouled off a pitch at 101 mph, swung out of his helmet and tossed 8 shutout innings
Bartolo Colon threw eight shutout innings against the Braves on Monday night, striking out seven along the way in the Mets' 4-1 victory. A performance like that is why Colon -- the oldest player in baseball at 42 -- is still a mainstay in a Major League rotation. His at-bats in the first and fourth inning, however, are why he is a legend.
In the first inning, like Paul Bunyan felling a titanic maple, Colon sliced his bat through the air and fouled off a 94-mph fastball from Mike Foltynewicz -- sending the ball zooming into the left-field foul territory with an exit velocity off his bat of 101.9 mph.
"I don't think I've ever hit a ball as hard as I hit that," Colon told MLB.com's Anthony DiComo after the game.
Well, it was his hardest-hit ball of the season so far, but not his hardest-hit ball recorded by Statcast™. He's hit two harder: A foul on June 6, 2015, against the D-backs that left Colon's bat at 104 mph, and a single in that same at-bat at 102.4 mph:
And yet, if hitting the ball nearly as hard as he can wasn't enough, Colon followed up in the fourth by swinging out of his helmet. As he is wont to do:
On top of all that, Bartolo earned his 220th career victory and now has the second-most wins of any MLB pitcher born in the Dominican Republic, sliding past none other than Pedro Martinez.
He wins some, he loses some, but he's always a Legend.
NBA Playoffs Monday: Thunder earn controversial Game 2 victory
ATL 93 - 104 CLE
Big Tristan Thompson contract? Check. Big playoff rebounds? Check.
JR Smith Drills Ridiculous Triple Over Korver
Paul Millsap Huge Transition Block Denies Kevin Love
Kyrie Irving beautiful block on Schroder
lebron james dunk hawks
LeBron James can't believe you'd leave him wide-open for a three-pointer. To be fair LeBron only shot 31 percent from back there this year, but it's LeBron. And this happened with the Piston as well. But maybe just go ahead and guard him.
LeBron with the ridiculous bounce pass to Richard Jefferson for the dunk
Jeff Teague spins Kyrie Irving around on the fast break
OKC 98 - 97 SA
Refs admit missing foul on Thunder in wild end
USA TODAY SPORTS
Pop keeping his cool
WILD finish to end the Spurs-Thunder game
Magic Parker pass
Waiters pushes Ginobili from out-of-bounds while trying to inbound the last play of the game
San Antonio fan is a little too close to the mic
Adams with the loping reverse dunk
NHL playoffs Monday: Matt Murray shuts down Capitals in 3-2 victory
WAS 2 - 3 PIT
Penguins top Capitals 3-2 to take 2-1 series lead
Carl Hagelin scores off some beautiful passing by Kessel and Bonino
Letang catches a Backstrom knee to the back of the head
Letang hit on Johanssen
Kuhnhackal scores off his back
Matt Murray stones TJ Oshie
Marijuana Dispensary Seeks Naming Rights For Mile High Stadium
DENVER (CBS4) – The recent bankruptcy filing by Sports Authority has raised questions about possibly renaming the stadium the Broncos play in, and a marijuana company is one such interested buyer.
Native Roots is one of Colorado’s largest dispensaries. It expanded from one to 14 stores over the last year. The marijuana dispensary chain said they are fully ready to make a multi-million dollar commitment if the contract between Sports Authority Field at Mile High and Sports Authority ever ends.
Sports Authority Field at Mile High(credit: CBS)
They also acknowledged the poor timing of announcing the news on April Fools’ Day, but insisted that they are serious about the proposal.
“It’s not a joke, we’re very serious,” said founding partner Rhett Jordan.
The company released a rendering of possible new branding for the stadium, which they say is just preliminary. They’d be willing to forgo the marijuana leaf in favor of its more well-known symbol, a simple tree with roots.
Native roots says the affordability of the contract isn’t a problem, whatever it may cost. For Sports Authority, it’s at $6 million a year.
“We’ve always been huge fans of the Broncos, we felt like this was a great opportunity to bring two brilliant brands together,” said Jordan.
The company says it has begun the process of acquiring the naming rights. However, since the contract still belongs to Sports Authority, Native Roots says for now that process has consisted of internal meetings.
If everything were to go as planned and the naming rights approved, its founder says the stadium will be called Native Roots Field at Mile High.
“Native Roots was born and raised in Colorado and we are the natural candidate for this. I don’t see cannabis going anywhere but up right now so we are prepared for that,” said Jordan.
CBS4 reached out to the Broncos for comment and they shared the following statement: “Sports Authority has been a great partner for many years and we certainly hope to keep it that way.”
It’s likely they thought it was a prank.
He has some nice ones tho, unicorns
SEA 4 - 4 LAA
Enjoy the many subtle reactions from one of the strangest double plays you'll ever see
Daniel Nava is having a very good spring. The former hero of Red Sox Nation is in his first Spring Training with the Angels and has started out hitting 11-for-18 with five RBIs.
Unfortunately, he didn't have such a great day on Tuesday. Sure, he did great at the plate, picking up two hits and two RBIs, but he also managed to pull a "Benny Agbayani" when he forgot how many outs there were. With a runner at first with one out in the top of the fifth, Kyle Seager hit a fly ball to left field. But after making the grab, Nava threw the ball into the stands.
The throw allowed Stefan Romero to go from first to third, taking two bases for the ball going out of play. Only issue, he didn't go back to tag up at first base, meaning he was called out when the Angels appealed.
Which, if you're scoring at home, means this was your standard 7-E7-1-3 double play. I think. Honestly, if I was scoring this one, I would have just put an asterisk next to it and gone to get a hot dog.
At least Nava was able to joke about it after the game. The outfielder toldMLB.com's Alden Gonzalez, "I skipped a lot of the beginning math classes in California. Obviously I didn't stay up on my accounting. But my daughter, she'll teach me tonight how to count to 10. Or to three."
But just what went through everyone's mind during this play? I tried to investigate and put my psychic powers to the test.
After catching the ball, Nava turned toward the outfield. It appeared that there were at least two friendly fans who were doing their darndest to let Nava know "No! There are two outs! Stop! What are you doing! What are you doooooing!"
Meanwhile, here were the Angels infielders -- arms up, calling out two outs. But as you can tell by Yunel Escobar's cocked head and the glance from Gregorio Petit, these are two men who have resigned themselves to the chaos of the universe.
After pointing to the outfield, presumably discussing Nava's play, this fan apparently told his seat mate. "Look, a camera! We're in our very own 'The Truman Show'!"
As for the cause of the gaffe? Nava is clearly aware of the problem. "It's this darned glove," he clearly told himself. "How can a person possibly focus on the number of outs there are when these high faluting leather straps are so danged loose."
Fortunately, while the rest of the play was the height of Spring Training, Mike Scioscia was in midseason form as he was aware that even if a ball is thrown out of play, you still gotta tag up. Number one indeed, Mike.
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
Turns out, Mookie Betts isn't the only R.B.I. Baseball 16 cover athlete
As the official release date of R.B.I. Baseball 16 approaches -- it'll be up for digital download on March 29 -- there have been two important developments:
1. Along with the download on the 29th, you can also buy a physical copy of the game for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in stores on April 5. So, if you still appreciate being able to hold things, this is for you:
If you heard Mookie Betts was going to be on the cover of a video game, you'd probably assume it was the next installment in a "superheroes fighting" franchise. Yes, Betts has actual (occasionally nerdy) superpowers.
But on the Saturday of Red Sox Winter Weekend, Betts revealed that he's on the cover of the new R.B.I Baseball 16:
He might actually be Superman zooming halfway around the world to save a double in the gap:
2. We already knew that Mookie Betts would be on the cover doing his best superhero impression, but there's a new surprise for Canadian fans -- they'll get their own release with none other than Blue Jays ace Marcus Stroman.
It's basically MLB's version of Batman Vs. Superman or Captain America: Civil War, but there's no wrong answer.
In addition to Xbox One and PS4, you can also download R.B.I. Baseball 16 for Mac/PC and supported smartphones and tablets. Baseball fans in Europe will also be able to download the game for the first time this year.
Astros dump sunflower seeds on field reporter Julia Morales, who nails segment anyway
Once upon a time, dugout shenanigans were reserved for only players. They're used to it by now, after all, and besides -- they come prepared.
Ah, but those were simpler times. Last season, the Astros announced that no one was safe from projectile foodstuffs -- not even field reporter Julia Morales. First, there were giant buckets of bubble gum:
Then came the sunflower seeds. So, so many sunflower seeds:
But the Astros weren't the only ones who spent the offseason preparing for 2016. Morales studied the tape, ran the drills, and when the time came for her to return to Houston's dugout, she was unfazed:
Keep fighting the good fight, Julia. And remember: You're right next to an endless supply of helmets.
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
Kobe is giving away tickets to final game
Want to be in the arena for Kobe Bryant's final game of his 20-year career?
Well, you might just have a chance. A small chance, but a chance all the same.
In a video released Tuesday, Bryant personally invites two fans to the Staples Center for his last hurrah. Regular tickets, of course, are being sold for a minimum of $700 on ticketing sites like StubHub and Ticketmaster.
Not only do you have the chance to be in attendance, but Bryant promises that you can "sit front row, center court, meet the team, and high five as [he] takes the floor for the last time." Do you live outside of Los Angeles? No problem, Kobe's got you covered. Non-local fans will be flown in and put in a four star hotel.
The best part, as Kobe stresses, is that you'll be helping the youth. With a minimum donation of $10 to enter the ticket pool, the proceeds will go toward the Positive Coaching Alliance, After-School All-Stars, and the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation. The more you pay, the better your odds at earning a ticket. Meaning, a $10 donation equals 100 chances. A $25 donation equals 250 chances, and so on, all the way up to $7,500 for 75,000 chances to win (as well as a pair of autographed Kobe XI's).
You can sign up at omaze.com, and sit back and wait, as the Black Mamba is set to take the Staples Center court for the final time on Wednesday, April 13 against the Utah Jazz.
David Lee protecting his point guard
Kristaps hits the Steph Curry hallway shot at Oracle
Rookie sensation Kristaps Porzingis just keeps adding to his legend. He's already the master of putback dunks. On Tuesday, he went into Oracle Arena ... did the Stephen Curry shot from the tunnel ... and of course, he made it. Just like any true legend would do. We are all witnesses to PorzinGOD.
Wizards transformation to stretch 5
NBA Tuesday: Spurs wear down Clippers for 42nd consecutive home win
LAC 87 - 108 SA
Leonard leads Spurs to 108-87 win over Clippers
Squeaky Spurs Fan Weakly Attempts To Heckle J.J. Redick
While Jamal Crawford was shooting free throws during Tuesday night’s game against the Spurs, the NBA TV mics picked up a high-pitched Spurs fan attempting to heckle his teammate J.J. Redick:
Spurs fan talks trash to JJ Redick while Jamal Crawford shoots some free throws
Mills was a Skater Boy, Chris said "see you later boy"
Huge jam. Almost.
Austin Rivers got painfully blocked by the rim on a dunk
AUSTIN RIVERS HAHAHAHA. Sorry. I hope you're OK. That looked like it hurt. I shouldn't be laughing so hard. It wasn't nearly as bad as Carmelo Anthony's rim block.
NASCAR CEO and majority owner Brian France endorsed presidential candidate and half-empty bag of rancid tapioca Donald Trump the other week. But what might seem like good synergy for both France and Trump is an incredibly bad omen for the future of NASCAR.
NYY 4 - 4 NYM
The Yankees' bullpen helped get Aaron Hicks a double
Baseball is a team sport. Sure, you're up there at the plate alone, facing a pitcher standing solo on the mound, and it's a little mano a mano, but there are 25 of you on a roster during a regular season and even more during Spring Training. So, there's no reason why your teammates can't help you hit a double.
Aaron Hicks, who was facing the Mets and Jacob deGromon Wednesday, knows this. During his at-bat in the third inning, he knocked a pitch down the right-field line and let the chaos of his scattering teammates in the bullpen do the rest:
With the ball trapped under the bullpen benches, Hicks was given a ground-rule double, and he came around to score the Yankees' first run one at-bat later. He might've made it there on his own, but in this case, it was a true team effort.
The Subway Series just got a lot warmer.
COL 8 - 6 SF
Rockies pitcher Jason Gurka strikes out four batters ... in one inning
MLB's official rulesstate that there are only three outs in one inning. So, if a pitcher wants to strike out the side, he would need to strike out three batters. But the Rockies' Jason Gurka, perhaps trying to impress his way onto the team's Opening Day roster, decided to take things a step further during Colorado's 8-6 win over the Giants on Wednesday -- striking out four hitters in one frame:
OK, yes -- this only happened because of the dropped third strike to Rando Moreno, but it's still rare and pretty impressive. Only 74 big leaguers have ever done it. Let's hope he goes for five (or just all 27) next time out.
Dab on ’em, Carlos!
Kobe and his wife went to the Kings game and got caught on the Kiss Cam
I am sorry@kobebryantI can't give you an autograph right now...maybe after the game
WAS 3 - 4 LA
Orlov(8) - ASST: Williams(27), Kuznetsov(48)
UTA 94 - 115 GS
Curry's stunning half-court buzzer beater vs. Jazz
Curry Behind the Back Pass
Steph Curry adds another absurd shot to his resume with banked halfcourt buzzer-beater! Curry from half-court before sprinting down the tunnel
Steph Curry from the logo—the other side of the logo!
Curry is insane. That is all. Just look at the way he drilled this halfcourt shot against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. If we can nitpick and be jaded for a second, this is a bank shot so it could have been even better had Curry made it without the help of the backboard.
Just kidding, Curry can do no wrong. This is ridiculous.
Stop it Steph. You are sooo predictable
CLE 120 - 111 SAC
LeBron: 'It does kind of suck' Curry is criticized
'Lebron James Kid' Introduces Lebron
Wild sequence ends with Quincy Acy dunk.
Kyrie nails the buzzer beater over Rondo to close out the 3rd!
J.R. Smith's dagger 3-pointer was great, but the celebration was even better
J.R. Smith connected on a big three-pointer that helped seal a Cavaliers victory against the Kings. It was a nice shot. It was nothing compared to the celebration he got on after
Clutch shots like that deserve as much dancing as possible. Very strong move by Smith to bring in a teammate for the assist on the second part of the dancing.
DET 102 - 96 DAL
Ref David Jones baiting Deron Williams into a T
Reggie Jackson bails out the Pistons late in the shot clock with a crazy dagger 3
LAC 108 - 120 OKC
Westbrook's huge triple-double leads Thunder past Clippers
Chris Paul got wide open by appearing to elbow Kevin Durant right in the groin
Chris Paul doesn't have the best reputation in the NBA. For one, he complains so much that his Los Angeles Clippers have developed somewhat of a villainous persona throughout the years.
But then he goes and does things like this. We know that as an offensive player it's important to distance yourself from your defender, but this one might be a little too much considering that he hit Kevin Durant in the groin. This hit to the groin doesn't work on so many levels, Chris Paul. D'Angelo Russell's, on the other hand, does.
Tech on the OKC bench
Doc Rivers being Doc Rivers
Mon March 7, 2016
Weapons seized by Australia may have come from Iran, intended for Houthis
Middle East weapons seizure Weapons seized by the HMAS Darwin off the coast of Oman
(CNN)An Australian naval ship has seized a large arms cache that may have come from Iran and headed to Yemen by way of Somalia.
The Australian Navy said that one of its ships patrolling the region, the HMAS Darwin, intercepted a small, stateless fishing vessel about 170 nautical miles off the coast of Oman when it made the discovery.
On board they found more than 2,000 pieces of weaponry -- including 1,989 AK-47 assault rifles and 100 rocket-propelled grenades.
According to a U.S. assessment, the weapons were initially sent from Iran and were likely intended for Houthi rebels in Yemen, Lt. Ian McConnaughey with the U.S. Navy told CNN.
U.S. Central Command is still gathering more information to determine the arms' final destination, McConnaughey said.
An Australian Defense Ministry spokesman told CNN there were 18 people of various nationalities on board the ship, but officials could not initially confirm that their identification documents were valid.
Authorities believe the weapons were headed for Somalia based on interviews with crew members, but that information is preliminary and may change as the investigation continues, the spokesman said.
The crew was allowed to depart after the weapons were seized, in accordance with international maritime law.
Combined Maritime Forces
Australia is part of a multinational naval partnership, the Combined Maritime Forces, that helps police more than three million square miles of international waters.
CMF routinely conducts boardings to determine the origin of unmarked vessels (so-called "flag verification boardings") on a "regular basis," according to McConaughey. A similar number of weapons was seized in September by coalition forces.
The Darwin was on its first patrol in the region when it conducted this seizure, Vice Admiral David Johnston of the Australian Navy said.
"Darwin's successful boarding and subsequent seizure of the weapons concealed under fishing nets highlights the need to remain vigilant in the region," he said.
Iran has been accused before of attempting to arm the Shiite Houthis in a civil war that's largely a proxy fight between those two parties and Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, who is backed by Saudi Arabia and other Sunni gulf states.
For years, the Houthis have held sway in northern Yemen but lacked influence in the country's Sunni-led government.
The Houthi rebels seized the presidential palace in January last year, temporarily forcing Hadi from Sanaa, the capital city.
Just south of Yemen across the Gulf of Aden, Somalia has been mired in similar violence since civil war broke out there in the early 1990s, following the collapse of the Siad Barre regime. Its relatively ineffective institutions -- Somalia has consistently been ranked as one of the world's most fragile or failed states by international observers -- largely failed to stymie the rise of piracy and Islamic extremism.
At least 13 killed, including 2 children, in Pakistan suicide attack
ByZahir Shah and Sophia Saifi, CNN
Peshawar, Pakistan (CNN)At least 13 people, including two police officers and two children, were killed in a suicide attack Monday in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said.
More than a dozen other people were injured in the attack in the Charsadda District.
A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was in retaliation for the execution ofMumtaz Qadri on March 1.
Qadri was convicted of killing the governor of Punjab province in 2011.
The incident began at about noon local time, when the attacker opened fire outside the gates of the Charsadda court, district police officer Sohail Khalid said. When security officers tried to stop him from getting inside, the gunman detonated explosives that were strapped on his body.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif issued a statement condemning the attack.
"The nation is united in its commitment to wipe out this menace from our soil," the statement read. "Those who embraced martyrdom in the line of duty sacrificed their today to safeguard a peaceful tomorrow for our future generations, and they deserve gratitude and recognition of the highest degree."
Braves fan miraculously saves kid from getting hit with an flying bat
@BiertempfelTribThe two frames showing just how close the bat was to the boy's head.
· Bradenton, FL, United States
Photo finishes are typically exclusive to the racing world, but spring training had its version on Sunday when a bat was inadvertently launched towards a young fan.
Luckily while everyone else was cowering in fear of the airborne bat, the adult to the next of the kid reached his arm in front of the kid's face just before it was able to touch him.
What a close call!
HOU 11 - 8 PIT
This flock of birds is likely now in charge of the Pirates' Spring Training ballpark
The Pirates dropped their Grapefruit League matchup with the Astros, 11-8, on Sunday afternoon. But what's more, they lost their Spring Training ballpark to a large and assertive flock of birds.
Yes, these gulls are likely now in control of McKechnie Field. They started with left field, swooping in and surrounding Adam Frazier, but it's clear that the whole stadium is now part of their domain. I just don't see how the humans on the field, world-class athletes or not, can compete when so out-numbered and out-winged.
You can see it in the video above, the way they stand there casually in front of Frazier surveying their new territory, with that "This will make a splendid castle for our new bird kingdom" look on their bird faces. Not even the crack of Astros right fielder Jon Kemmer's bat was enough to send them away, as they just came swooping back in.
NYY 5 - 6 PHI
Phillies outfielder Cedric Hunter did not expect to make contact on this pitch that bounced in the dirt
By Ben Cosman
A reminder, on this Sunday filled with Spring Training games, that the world has no care for our expectations. Not for our expectations as fans, nor for the expectations of players. In fact, it's best just not to expect anything, and let that which comes wash over you simply as it will.
Case in point: In the fifth inning of the Phillies' Grapefruit League matchup against the Yankees, outfielder Cedric Hunter grounded out ... to the catcher.
See? You could be Yankees pitcher James Pazos trying to throw it past the batter, and the ball will bounce a foot in front. You could be Hunter, who sees the ball bounce in the dirt, check your swing accordingly and the ball will find its way to your bat nonetheless. You could be all of us at home, expecting the ball to bounce in the box or land foul, and instead watch it roll fair down the third-base line. These expectations matter naught to reality.
Kudos to Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez for persevering through his shattered expectations and looping around to tag Hunter for the out. That's called embracing the chaos.
Of course, none of this applies if you're Vladimir Guerrero. But so few of us are.
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
Gary Payton II Defeated UCLA With an Unnecessary Yet Beautiful Windmill Dunk
If he missed this and the ball catapulted back into the UCLA front court for a potential game-tying or winning attempt, this would have arguably been the #1 blooper of all-time in college hoops.
NBA Sunday: Lakers stun Warriors in shocking blowout
GS 95 - 112 LAL
Any given Sunday: Warriors show they’re not perfect in loss at Lakers
It was likely an anomaly, but Curry and the Warriors were no match for the lowly Lakers because of poor shooting from deep. Plus, Russell Westbrook taking over as usual and everything else from a wild Sunday in the NBA.
Kobe Bryant on Steph Curry
kobe not impressed
Curry with the long distance pass to Barbosa to beat the buzzer
Swaggy P sinks two quick 3s to put the Lakers up 16 over the Warriors
Huertas to Nance Jr. for the slam after the jump ball!
Larry Nance - 1984 NBA Slam Dunk Contest (Champion)
Nance Jr. shows off with a rock the cradle dunk
The Warriors stop playing defense asking for a double dribble, giving Clarkson the free dunk
Clarkson drives as Warriors 5 turn to refs w/ replay
Swaggy P telling us the key to beating the Warriors
HOU 113 - 107 TOR
James Harden, Just What The Hell Are You Doing On This Play?
Anyway, the Rockets won in Toronto tonight thanks to Harden’s 40 points (on 20 shots) and 14 assists. You could argue that the Rockets would never have been up two with less than three minutes left in the game in the first place without James Harden scoring all those points. You’d surely point out that Harden played 40 minutes last night and scored 36 points on the road. You could make the case that a man who scores all those dang points gets tired occasionally and deserves to take a rest now and then. These are all fair and valid points.
However, LOOK AT THAT DEFENSE LOOK AT THAT SHIT HE JUST STANDS THERE MAN.
Harden, Rockets end Raptors' home win streak, 113-107
POR 103 - 123 DET
Stan Van Gundy doesn't do high fives
OKC 104 - 96 MIL
"T HIM UP! T HIM UP!"
Play of the night
Giannis Antetokounmpo makes the court shrink. He simply gobbles up ground and then throws down dunks with such ease it's terrifying. Serge Ibaka is usually a good defender, but not on this day.
Giannis jump stop slam
DAL 114 - 116 DEN
Mudiay: "I want to lob to Sampson"
LeBron: 'Something is really wrong with me!'
Taylor Swift Thinks She Won
SUPER BOWL 50 "The NFL Experiance"
Don't even try asking Gregg Popovich a third question, ESPN. He won't let you
Everyone loves Gregg Popovich's in-game interviews. It doesn't matter if he's being rude or having one of his adorable interactions with Craig Sager, they're all great.
Let's break this one down.
First answer: "If we turn it over, we lose."
Second answer: "I have no idea."
Third answer: "That's the third question."
Deal with it.
No One Wants to Talk to Ted Cruz
At the end of tonight’s Trump-less GOP debate, the candidates played the customary “wander around the stage and pretend you actually like each other” game. But apparently, even when they’re just pretending, the candidates still can’t bring themselves to stomach Ted Cruz.
I Knew That Our Computers Were Just Portals to Other Worlds
Frog's Laptop Meal(Worm)
Surfer Attempts to Ride Monster Wave, Gets Swallowed by the Water
While some may be intimidated by the size of the famous "Jaws" wave in Peahi, Hawaii, no wave scares surfer Tom Dosland.
But that doesn't mean his rides always go smoothly.
On Thursday, an absolutely incredible video of Dosland taking on Jaws hit the Internet. The surfer attempted to ride the monster wave, but after a few seconds his board gave out and sent him crashing into the water below.
Hopefully Dosland didn't suffer any injuries in the fall.
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Pro Skier Angel Collinson Survived a 1,000-Foot Tumble on Alaska Mountain [VIDEO]
Angel Collinson, a 25-year old professional skier and environmental law student at the University of Utah, survived what The Daily Mailsayswas a 1,000-foot tumble in one minute at the Neacola Range in Alaska. At the end of this video, you can see cameras zoom in on her as she emphatically yells that she’s okay.
“I was worried about my neck, head and face so tried to cover them with my arms,” she said afterward,via TDM. “I got really lucky. I jammed two fingers and that was it. I lost everything out of my pack, but other than that I was totally fine.”
Baseball is Coming! First Pitch "Sir Charles Barkly"
A rogue tennis ball drilled an Australian Open linesman in the groin
CHC vs NYM
TOR 0 - 5 KC
Jose Bautista psyched out some Royals fans with a fake toss into the stands
After the fifth inning of Friday night's ACLS Game 1, Joey Bats pulled off a bit of understated trolling in the outfield:
"You want this ball? This one in my hand right now? Sure thing ... PSYCH!"
Last Night's Treatment,.......
MLB Tonight breaks down Jose Bautista's epic bat flip using Statcast technology
The integration of Statcast™ technology into MLB broadcasts and highlights has revolutionized the way we look at monster home runs, insane diving catches and blazing speed on the basepaths. Now, it's being used to break down epic celebrations, too.
On Wednesday night, Jose Bautista hit the biggest home run of his long career -- a game-winner in Game 5 of the ALDS that he punctuated with a bat flip that surely made KBO players feel inadequate.
Well, the fine folks at MLB Tonight took that Statcast™ technology and applied it - finding that Joey Bats' bat reached a height of 10.6 feet off the ground and was suspended in the air for 1.74 seconds.
We're just a season or two away from Billy Beane assembling a full team of power hitters based on some new-fangled advanced bat flip metric like wFROB+ (Weighted Full Rotations On a Bat flip Plus).
Behind ace Jake Arrieta, the Chicago Cubs are advancing in the postseason. The Cubs beat the Pirates in the wild card game last night and world renowned Cubs fan Eddie Vedder was in Pittsburgh to help the Cubbies celebrate. Could this be the year?? Thanks to Hall of Very Good for the heads up.
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CHC 4 - 0 PIT
Jonathan Herrera wore a helmet with disembodied hands on it in the Cubs dugout
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David Price brought his own emoji to the ALDS presser, didn't disrupt the space-time continuum
HOU 3 - 0 NYY
Billy Crystal was not really feeling the strike zone during the AL Wild Card Game
It's got to be great to be famous and beloved, right? When you're a celebrity, people are probably extra nice to you. They probably bend over backwards to make you happy, just because they want to be your plus one the next time you host the Oscars (which you do in cycles, like an awards show Halley's Comet).
If you can't tell, I'm specifically referring to Billy Crystal, a celebrity who we can all agree seems to be having a lot of fun. But there are some forces of the world that just aren't all that impressed with fame. Here's a partial list: Gravity, electromagnetism and MLB umpires.
When you're afraid to say anything so you just make faces
Andrew McCutchen threw a Reds home run ball into the Allegheny River
Sad Georgia Fans After The Alabama Loss
Korean Baseball Player Delivers Epic Bat Flip on Routine Fly Out to Left Field
Check out Kim Sa-yeon of KT Wiz admiring his fly ball to left field in Korean Baseball Organization action. Isn’t this fun? Isn’t it refreshing to see a baseball player not acting like a robot? Sure, it probably hurt the pitcher’s feelings when Sa-yeon flipped his bat up in the air, but if the pitcher doesn’t want his feelings hurt, he shouldn’t allow routine fly balls to left field.
Give credit to Sa-yeon for playing the game the way he wants to play it and not conforming to the old-school’s curmudgeonly ways.
I think we can all agree that Major League Baseball could use more of this, especially if it wants to attract young fans.
Matthew Stafford's Wife Shares Bittersweet Message About Support from Detroit Fans
Although many in this city have already turned their back on the Lions and Matthew, we will never stop supporting Detroit. No matter how many #9 jerseys people burn or how many negative things people say about these players they will continue to fight for a championship for this city. Thank you @outlinethesky for sending us some Detroit apparel to get us through the winter and thank you Palmer for your constant support. #Detroit #OnePride
'Friends' remade with hamsters. Could they BE any cuter?
Fan perseveres while missing three foul balls at Yankee Stadium
This guy had a rough night on Tuesday. He had front row seats for a Yankees – Red Sox game in New York and the Red Sox won, 10-4. He had a pop foul go through his hands. Then a ground ball foul hit him in the chest. Then a ballboy tried to throw the poor guy a ball and it bounced up and hit him in the face. For his sake, I hope this wasn’t a first date. Usually you don’t have to pay so much for such public embarrassment.
@MoneyLynchStill hate talkin but I will let you know what's BUGGING me.
@drose Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls suffers orbital fracture, to undergo surgeryChicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose suffered a left orbital fracture during Tuesday's practice and will undergo surgery Wednesday, the team announced.
CHICAGO -- Bulls guard Derrick Rose suffered a left orbital fracture during Tuesday's practice and will undergo surgery Wednesday, the team announced.
A timetable for his return will not be known until after the surgery, the Bulls said. They will provide an update at that time.
The fracture to his eye socket is the latest in a long line of health issues for the 2010-11 MVP. He tore the ACL in his left knee in April 2012 and missed the 2012-13 season. He then tore the medial meniscus in his right knee in November 2013 and missed the rest of the 2013-14 season.
Rose also had a meniscectomy on his right knee in February and missed 31 regular-season games during the 2014-15 season (including for illness and rest). In total, Rose has played in just 100 regular-season games since the beginning of the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season.
D-backs fan watches game from stadium treadmill, realizes he's on the broadcast