Hayden Panettiere at an awards show … its not cool at all to prank your mom that you won the lottery … Chicago tourist murdered in Belize … Ted Cruz loves bashing Wall Street and Goldman Sachs, but his wife worked at the latter, and he got a huge loan from them, too … “Girl Who Borrowed Asthma Inhaler Expelled From School” … Wal-Mart is closing 269 stores around the world … “Leonardo DiCaprio’s Russian doppelganger” … inside Ohio State’s $252 million Nike deal … radio veteran found dead in her Philadelphia apartment … Applebee’s and IHOP will be removing soda from kids menus … unfathomable week for Celine Dion – she lost her husband and brother to throat cancer in the same week … Cubs co-owner says Mets fans are obnoxious … black Hollywood is ripping the Oscars for lack of diversity …
My Fox Sports Radio Show: A team surpassed the Cleveland Browns as the dumbest in the NFL last week; interviews included John Canzano Chip Kelly, Darren Rovell on the LA Rams and Mike Florio on Peyton Manning’s future. [3-Hour Show; Best of 30-Minute Podcast]
Enjoyed this story about the friendship between Jimmy Butler of the Bulls and actor Mark Wahlberg. [Chicago Tribune]
No wonder LSU has QB problems – it lost out on a battle at quarterback with Temple. [SEC Country]
I can’t wait for Josh Norman vs. Larry Fitzgerald in the NFC Championship game. Norman’s an interesting dude. [Charlotte Observer]
“Only 6% of Consumers Would Pay $20 a Month For ESPN.” [Outkick the Coverage]
Doug Pederson. The Eagles fired Chip Kelly to get a jump start on their coaching start. They ended up with Doug Pederson. [CSN Philly]
Wisconsin 77, Michigan State 76. The Spartans have lost two in a row. Bronson Koenig scored 27 points. [Journal Sentinel]
Good night in hoops: Oklahoma visits Iowa State is an appetizer to the Warriors at the Cavs. [Inside Bay Area]
“If you aspire to be a Writer of Legitimately Good Things, the best you can hope for is to get the prestige spot that is paid for by the garbage.” I prefer “fluff” to garbage, but still. [Gawker]
Kevin Love’s defense and his rotations in the 4th quarter against the Spurs Thursday left a lot to be desired. [SI.com]
Feels knee-jerk: Because Iona and Monmouth got into a scrap Friday night, Mike DeCourcy wants to kill the post-game handshake line? [Sporting News]
Would things go better for James Franklin if he just focused on coaching? [Penn Live]
This tennis match-fixing story is a big yawn until they start naming names. [BBC]
North Texas football player turns himself in after hit-and-run. [WFAA]
Jacob Tremblay, star of ‘The Room’ gave a short, terrific speech, you should watch this.
This snapping turtle will haunt your dreams.
Dwight Howard … nothing but net.