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Roundup: Robot Plays Ping Pong, Python-in-a-Cab Prank & How Did a Mummified Body Vote in 2010?

maria menounosMaria Menounos … it took five men in Florida to move a 500-pound alligator … Chrissy Teigen continues to excel at Instagram … missing Flight 370 gets more mysterious by the day … police see teenagers running from the woods, ask what’s up and the teens say, ‘we are burying a body‘ … Sharyl Attkisson leaves CBS News, probably for Fox … woman bites off part of her boyfriend’s ear … hotel in Panama City, Florida is posting photos of attractive spring breakers on its instagramtop Disney executive quits to become a director … interesting essay: from Politico reporter to working retail in a sporting goods storewriter dies reporting from Uganda thrown out of McDonald’s for sitting too long … how did a mummified body vote in Michigan in 2010? … “Caesars Entertainment reports $1.756 billion in quarterly loss on Atlantic city weakness” …

Aqib Talib signed with the Broncos in the middle of the night. So Denver added Talib ($26 million guaranteed) and safety TJ Ward ($14 million guaranteed) to improve the defense. [Denver Post]

Stuart Scott has had 58 infusions of chemotherapy since being struck with cancer in 2007. [NYT]

In a mild upset, TJ Warren snagged ACC Player of the Year honors from Duke’s Jabari Parker. [Charlotte Observer]

“Is the entertainment press, at least when operating on a mass scale in Hollywood, working at a level beneath that of sports journalists?” [Tribune]

Andrew Bynum: eight points and 10 rebounds in 15 minutes as the Pacers beat the Celtics. [Indy Star]

DeSean Jackson was on the Joan Rivers fashion police show. [Crossing Broad]

Gotta love the Oakland Raiders: They gave Rodger Saffold, a mediocre lineman, $21 million guaranteed. Also, they stole Austin Howard from the Jets for 5-years, $30 million. [Oakland Tribune]

Eight of ESPN’s 10 most-watched college basketball games during the regular season were ACC games. Both Syracuse-Duke games led the way. [Sports Media Watch]

The oral history of Ballislife and Hoopsmixtape. [The Sporting News]

The Carmelo Anthony Press Conference Quote generator. [Mandatory]

“NBA players don’t want coaching,” says Fred Jones, the former Oregon guard who once won the NBA Slam Dunk contest. [Oregonian]

The case is made that it’s time for BC to part ways with Steve Donahue. [Eagle in Atlanta]

BYU lost to Gonzaga in the WCC Finals, and will wait anxiously on Selection Sunday to see if it’ll be dancing. Will the selection committee take the knee injury to 2nd leading scorer Kyle Collinsworth into account? [Salt Lake Trib]

The New Orleans Saints signed Jarius Byrd to play safety, and he’ll former an impressive tandem with Kenny Vaccaro. [NOLA.com]

A giant python in a cab is a prank? This guy is lucky someone didn’t have a heart attack.

Ryan Fraud, er Braun, was Keith Olbermann’s worst person in sports.

Kevin Durant: 42 points as the the Thunder beat the Rockets in OKC, 106-98.

This Ping Pong-playing robot is awesome.

 

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