Georgetown stops Bearcats for 7th straight win
The No.15 Georgetown Hoyas blew all of an early 12-point second-half lead but regrouped to beat Cincinnati 62-55. It was the Hoyas seventh straight win and guaranteed them at least a piece of the Big East league through the weekend. Markel Starks led Georgetown with 17 with Otto Porter chipping in with 16. The Bearcats stormed back from 43-31 to take a 51-50 lead but were outscored 12-4 the rest of the way.
Team Chuck whacks Team Shaq in the Rising Stars
Team Chuck blew out Team Shaq 163-135 Friday night in the NBA’s BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. The Denver Nugget’s Kenneth Faried, “The Manimal”, went for 40 points and 10 rebounds to take home the MVP hardware. Every player on the winners scored in double-figures with the exception of Ricky Rubio who dished out 10 assists. Here is a little taste of what to expect for the first three quarters on Sunday before the Lebrons and Kobes get serious in the final 12 minutes.
Roger Goodell made $29 million in 2011
They say that it is good to be the King. Well, it’s also good to be the Commish. According to the NFL’s 2011 tax return, Commissioner Roger Goodell made a whopping $29.45 million dollars nearly tripling his 2010 haul of $11.8 million. Goodell made $9.89 million in 2009. At this number, Goodell is now the highest paid commissioner of the major sports. Bug Selig and David Stern both check in at the $20 million dollar range. Yup, it’s good to be Commish.
The Colts to release Freeney, the Packers to release Woodson
The Indianapolis Colts have informed their franchise sack leader Dwight Freeney that he will not be re-signed. The 11th overall pick in the 2002 draft out of Syracuse, Freeney has registered 107 1/2 career sacks but has seen his sack totals go down in each of the last three years while battling injuries. Freeney turns 33 next week.
Another veterean was given his walking papers when Charles Woodson was released by the Green Bay Packers. Woodson, who signed a five-year deal before the 2010 season that was worth as much as $55 million, missed nine games last season because of a broken right collarbone but played in both Packer playoff games. Woodson was set to make $9 million in 2013 and would’ve counted for $10 million against the Packers’ salary cap.
The Blackhawks remain unbeaten in regulation with 4-1 win
There is not much question of who is the best team in the NHL. The Chicago Blackhawks have scoreboard after moving to 11-0-3 after Friday night’s 4-1 home win over the San Jose Sharks. With 25% of the lockout shortened season done, the Hawks are yet to be beaten in regulation. Marcus Kruger had a goal and an assist for Chitown while Ray Emory stopped 27 of 28 shots between the pipes.
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