Roundup: Monopoly Replaces the Iron with a Cat, the Oral History of Desmond Howard's Recruitment & USA vs. Honduras at 4 pm

Tamara Ecclestone, who is a big deal across the pond … Monopoly is out with the iron, in with the cat … eight of the highest grossing bars in America are in Vegas … Northwestern athletics is teaming up with the Chicago Cubs … story of a Navy Seal sniper killed at the shooting range is terribly sad … teacher says idiotic things about Michelle Obama, faces discipline … great story about the crazy Memphis middle school basketball scene72-year-old homeowner kills intruder … the Jersey Shore, 100 days after Hurricane Sandy … they’ve built bars on frozen lakes in Minnesota

Really powerful story about Jamar Board, a Washington DC basketball legend who killed himself recently. [Wash Post]

Props to Pau Gasol for taking the high road with Mike D’Antoni and the Lakers. [LA Times]

The oral history of Desmond Howard’s recruitment. [Wolverine Nation]

The Florida Gators went to Fayetteville … and got spanked by the Razorbacks, 80-69. [Gator Sports]

Is Regis Philbin going to host a show on Fox Sports 1? [Sports Business Daily]

The story of how Kyle Kempt got to Oregon State. Cincinnati fans should remember his name. [Oregonian]

It appears Chris Carpenter’s pitching career is over due to injuries. [Post Dispatch]

Is LaSalle about to end a 20-year March Madness drought? [Star Ledger]

“An analysis of Rivals.com’s top 100 players from 2006 to 2009 reveals that 42 percent of the nation’s top prospects became busts, meaning they failed to either play in 40 games, start 20 games or have one above-average season in their college careers.” [Post Courier]

ODU fired coach Blaine Taylor Tuesday; his battles with alcohol were apparently the deciding factor. [Daily Press]

Michael Strahan’s life after the NFL: He’s a TV star. [Styles]

“Students allege mistreatment by leader of pricey basketball academy.” [Sac Bee]

USA-Honduras in World Cup qualifying today at 4 pm. We’ll have a game post up around 3:50. [SI]

Baby sleeping … wakes up when Gangnam Style comes on. I bet this would happen to my son, as he loves the song. [Hot Clicks]

Teddy Bridgewater, steal of the 2013 draft? [via WFAN Audio]

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