NBA Opening Day: Pacers punk Magic, Heat roll Bulls, Lakers bench pounds Clippers
Indiana, Miami and the Lakers were the winner last night in the opening night of the NBA. Paul George had 24-6-5 as Indiana extended late in their 97-87 (-12) win over the Magic. Andrew Nicholson had 18 points off the bench for Orlando. The Miami Heat opened their B2B NBA title defense with an easy win over the Bulls. LeBron lead seven Heat players in double figures with 17. Miami spoiled the return of Derrick Rose who scored 12 points on 4-15 shooting. The Laker bench outscored the Clipper bench 76-34 in the Lake Show’s 116-103 win.
World Series Game Six Preview
It’s win or go home tonight for the St Louis Cardinals who must win tonight’s World Series Game Six at Fenway Park. Card rookie phenom Michael Wacha will look to become the first pitcher in MLB history to win five games in the post-season when he takes the mound tonight in a Game II rematch with John Lackie. Wacha is 5-0 with a 0.76 ERA in his L5 starts and has allowed just 10 hits in his last 35 2/3 innings of work. Lackie is 2-1 with a 3.44 ERA in his three post-season starts. he also threw a 21 pitch scoreless eighth inning in Game IV. Boston is a -118 favorite with the total 7 shaded 23 cents to the under. .
Weather is expected to be perfect with the first pitch temperature expected to be around 53. The Cardinals were delayed seven hours on their charter plane in St Louis because of weather. They had plenty of food plus their families so it isn’t expected to be an issue.
NFL News and Notes
The NFL trade deadline came and went Tuesday at 4:00 PM EST and as usual, not much happened. In the only trade of the day, the New England Patriots picked up Eagle defensive lineman Isaac Sopoaga and next year’s sixth round pick for next year’s fifth round pick. Sopoaga was picked up to try and fill the void on the new England defensive line after the loss of Vince Wolfork.
Washington Redskin owner Dan Snyder and NFL commissioner Roger Godell met Tuesday to discuss opposition to the team name by native American groups that find the name offensive. Snyder reiterated that he has no plans to change the name. Godell and other NFL reps are set tp meet leaders of the Oneida Indian Nation today to discuss the matter.
Surfer breaks world record by riding 100ft storm wave
Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle broke the world record for biggest wave ride by conquering this 100 foot giant off the coast of Portugal yesterday. Watch and enjoy.
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