Quinnen Williams appeared on Good Morning Football this morning. In part of the 9-minute interview, Williams discusses training at Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Academy.
Tonight’s Firefly Recovery 5000 meter indoor run at Virginia Beach was supposed to be a showcase for Nike’s Paul Chelimo to take a shot at the American record, but it was former Alabama distance runner Emmanuel Bor who stole the show. Bor won the race with a time of 13:05.60, which eclipsed his personal best by five seconds, and was the 2nd fastest time ever by an American in an indoor 5000 meter.
Kira Lewis, who was a DNP – Coach’s Decision the past four games, scored 11 points in 17 minutes of playing time in a New Orleans loss. Lewis was a team-best +7.
Donta Hall’s 10-day contract with Toronto doesn’t lapse until Sunday, but tonight was Toronto’s last game before the mid-season break, so he didn’t appear in any NBA games during the current contract. Hall could be reassigned to Raptors 905 for its regular season finale on Saturday, but won’t be eligible for the G League playoffs since he wasn’t in the bubble for today’s deadline. Since Toronto doesn’t resume play until next Thursday, Hall’s status could be in limbo until Toronto (or another team) gives him another 10-day contract.
WPTV in West Palm Beach did a piece on Landon Dickerson’s fund-raiser to support Palm Beach Garden’s Brian Wolnewitz’s cancer battle.
Saketh Myneni picked up both singles and doubles wins at the Lucknow 15K in India today. He advances to quarterfinals in singles and semifinals in doubles, as he returns from a 13-month layoff.
Spencer Turnbull made his spring debut in Lakeland today, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits with 3 strikeouts in 2 innings of work. Here are his post-game comments.
Collin Sexton said that Indiana defended him last night with a Box-and-1 – which he hadn’t seen used against him since high school.
Derrik Klassen of Football Outsiders gives a deep-dive review of Mac Jones.
Philadelphia offensive lineman Lane Johnson described Jalen Hurts as “a joy to play with.”
Dallas Cowboys’ website posted Amari Cooper’s Top 10 plays from 2020.
J.C. Hassenauer, an exclusive rights free agent, has reportedly been signed to a one-year deal by Pittsburgh.
- J.C. Hassenaeur – reportedly signed by Pittsburgh Steelers to a 1-year contract for the 2021 season.
TENNIS ITF Lucknow 15K, Singles Rd of 16: 1-seed Saketh Myneni defeated Prajwal Dev 6-2, 6-4. ITF Lucknow 15K, Doubles Quarterfinal: Saketh Myneni / Y Bhambri defeated Binding / Patten 6-4, 6-3. GOLF SwingThought 13 @ Rivertowne CC final: Jonathan Hardee – 80-70, +6, T32 ECGT Kiva Dunes Rd 2: Steven Setterstrom – 73-75--148, T12 LPGA Drive On Championship Rd 1: Cheyenne Knight – 71, -1, T29 Stephanie Meadow – 71, -1, T29 Jiwon Jeon – 73, +1, T53 Lauren Stephenson – 74, +2, T66 Kristen Gillman – 75, +3, T86 Emma Talley – 76, +4, T100 Arnold Palmer Invitational Rd 1: Robby Shelton – 76, +4, T96 BASKETBALL Canton 99, Fort Wayne 94. Levi Randolph (CAN) – 33 minutes, 21 points (2-2 2pg, 3-6 3pg, 5-5 FT), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 2 turnovers, 5 fouls. Elitzur Netanya Cosmos 85, Maccabi Ironi Ramat Gan 78. Ricky Tarrant (MIRG) – 36 minutes, 13 points (3-7 2pg, 1-3 3pg, 4-6 FT), 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, 6 turnovers, 3 fouls. Fraport 84, Vechta 75. Michael Kessens (FRA) – 14 minutes, 6 points (2-5 2pg, 2-3 FT), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 turnovers, 4 fouls. Boston 132, Toronto 125. Donta Hall – DNP. Denver vs Indiana. JaMychal Green – DNP (shoulder). Miami 103, New Orleans 93. Kira Lewis – 17 minutes, 11 points (4-5 2pg, 1-4 3pg), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal, 0 turnovers, 3 fouls. Den Bosch 88, Leiden 87. Nick King (LEI) - 32 minutes, 25 points (11-14 2pg, 0-1 3pg, 3-5 FT), 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 3 turnovers, 4 fouls. SWIMMING TYR Pro Swim Series Men’s 100m Free Prelims: Kristian Gkolomeev – DQ (false start) TRACK & FIELD Firefly Recovery Men’s 5000m: Emmanuel Bor – 13:05.60, 1st (wins by 6:51 seconds); personal best