Roundup: Lionel Messi Nets Amazing Goal, University of Colorado Closed on 4/20 Again & NHL in Seattle?

miranda-kerr-Miranda Kerr … Oscar winners can be found here … daughter’s Facebook post costs family $80k settlementwhere did all their bitcoins go? … man wakes up in body bag in Mississippi funeral home … Laura Vandervoort, who was great on short-lived ‘V’ has gotten engaged … look what you started, Jen Selter: Now Caitlin Rice is going to get a butt contractfrequent-flier programs have never been good to me … will this curb crime at Tennessee State University? … how to fix HBO’s “Girls” … University of Colorado will be closed on 4/20 for the third straight year … someone stole the car of former Olympian Michelle Kwan … “TV news employee rescued after being trapped in waist-deep mud” … the average Coke drinker is 56 … in defense of oddball science … a 104-car pileup during a snowstorm Colorado … woman dies about 500 yards from where her twin sister was killed 18 years earlier

Excellent column: MLB should embrace the fact that Tracy McGrady, as well as Russell Wilson and Jameis Winston, want to play baseball. [NY Post]

As good of a case as you’ll read anywhere that DeSean Jackson could be traded. [Philly.com]

Pat Forde coming in off the top rope on John Calipari. [Yahoo Sports]

Classy story on Jim Boeheim undressing his security detail after the Orange got blasted by Virginia. [Fox Sports]

Bruce Feldman on Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans: “If he has even an average NFL starting QB, my hunch is he’ll be in the Pro Bowl by the time he’s 23.” [CBS Sports]

The best prospect the Houston Astros have, George Springer, is extremely aggressive at the plate. [Chronicle]

If QB velocity at the NFL Combine is your thing, here’s a look at how fast prospects have thrown balls over the years. [Ourlads NFL Scouting Service]

Dean Smith turned 83 Friday. He is suffering from dementia. [Washington Post]

Connor Barwin on how his job in the NFL locker room is nothing like your job: “married guys with three kids next to married guys with three girlfriends.” [The MMQB]

Pretty cool Combine diary from former Penn State lineman John Urschel. “One team has me list all the things you could do with a paperclip.” [Buffalo News]

Could there be an NHL team in … Seattle? [Sporting News]

KJ McDaniels, who made my last mock draft, has crazy bounce.

February 2014 news bloopers. PLEASE watch the 2:00 mark, which is hilarious, and only topped by what happens at 2:25. I’m assuming you’ve seen some of the others.

Blake Griffin’s handle? Not bad. Not bad at all.


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