Roundup: Tiger Woods & Lindsey Vonn Rumors, JJ Abrams to Direct Star Wars, Nail Yakupov's Goal Celebration

Nicole Scherzinger … nobody credible is saying Tiger Woods is dating Lindsey VonnBigfoot at a swamp in Oregon? … “Managers struggle to motivate exhausted workers” … the New York Times is looking for a new sports editorBill Gates is taking on polio … “Spider man arrested on child porn charge” … hey Brazil, this was a terrible ideaassault rifles, anyone? … nope Andrew Sullivan, this isn’t the death knell for football … this ‘revenge‘ site sounds disturbing … JJ Abrams is going to direct Star Wars …

Knicks 89, Celtics 86. Mature Melo scored 28 points on 28 shots and Boston has lost five in a row. [Woj]

Ole Miss 62, Tennessee 56. The Rebels have won eight straight and mouthy Marshall Henderson might be my favorite player in the SEC. [Ledger]

Love or hate Ray Lewis, this is a recommended read. [Buffalo News]

Scoring is down in college hoops, making it not very fun to watch, columnist writes. [Hampton Roads]

Andy Murray advanced to the Australian Open Final by beating Roger Federer, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2. He’ll face Novak Djokovic. [Morning Herald]

What’s it like watching the Big Ten network for 24 hours? [Star Ledger]

On his 3rd day back on the job, Sean Payton fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. [NOLA.com]

Jeff Goodman wrote one of the saddest college basketball stories you’ll read this season. [CBS Sports]

Your Australian Open women’s final: Li Na vs Victoria Azarenka. I was rooting for Sloane Stephens vs. Maria Sharapova. [NYT]

“So much of this news story is hauntingly familiar to me from fieldwork with Samoan migrants: the role of family, the half-hearted attempts to verify a person’s identity that fail, the strong spiritual connection Te’o thought he felt with Kekua, and the hoax itself.” [The Atlantic]

Rob Ryan is the new defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams. [Fox Sports Midwest]

He hit a halfcourt shot and eventually got his free car. [via]

Nail Yakupov scored the game-tying goal for Edmonton last night, and then celebrated with a slide.

DeMar DeRozan beat the buzzer, and the Magic, 97-95.

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