NBA Recap: March 17, 2019

Top 5 Performers : G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. PHI 52 16 7 19-21 ft Joel EmbiidPHI @ MIL 40 15 6 3 stl Chris PaulHOU vs. MIN 25 7 10 6-7 3-pt Kawhi LeonardTOR @ DET 33 10 2 5-8 3-pt Nikola VucevicORL vs. ATL 27 20 3 3 s Yesterday’s Scores: Toronto Raptors     107 Detroit Pistons     110 PTS K.Leonard-TOR – 33 TRB A.Drummond-DET – 17 Minnesota Timberwolves     102 Houston Rockets     117 PTS C.Paul-HOU – 25 TRB C.Capela-HOU – 13 Brooklyn Nets     116 Los Angeles Clippers     119 PTS D.Russell-BRK – 32 TRB 2 tied – 11 Charlotte…

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Making Kicks Count: Gym manager suprises member with Down syndrome with new shoes

CJ is a Planet Fitness member in Woonsocket , Rhode Isalnd who showed up at the gym to work out in boots ( which apparently is against their rules) instead of sneakers. Gym manager Daniel Cote decided to do something about it that did not involve just putting him out. He found out CJ’s shoe size from his caregiver and actually went to athletic store and came back with a brand new pair of Under Armour sneakers for CJ. Here is what his caregiver posted to social media after this…

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Kyle Busch overwhelms field in getting 200th NASCAR win

Kyle Busch only needed a week to end the speculation around when he would pick up his 200th victory in a NASCAR national series. He won the Auto Club 400 in dominant fashion, leading 134 of the 200 laps and even overcame a speeding penalty on pit road. Joey Logano finished in second place, while Brad Keselowski earned third despite a slow start. This was Busch second consecutive Cup series victory making him the first driver in the 2019 season with more than one race victory. Auto Club 400: 2019…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Man who stole $50K worth of sneakers arrested

This edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers touches down Seacaucus, New Jersey. The luck finally ran out for a thief who had committed a string of robberies at a local warehouse. Daqwaun Ralls, 26, is now facing a multitude of burglary, theft and weapons charges in connection with four separate burglaries at the warehouse dating back to October 2018. According to law enforcement, Ralls pilfered scores of rare sneakers at the warehouse for GOAT, online market place where high-end sneakers are bought and sold. Secaucus PD had responded…

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North Carolina Central wins its third straight MEAC Basketball Tournament

From meacsports.com : Final Bracket NORFOLK, Va., March 16, 2019–North Carolina Central parlayed a 12-0 run to start the second half and some suffocating defense into a 50-47 win over Norfolk State in the championship game of the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament at the Scope Arena on Saturday. The Eagles (18-15), the No. 3 seed, receive the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, whose field will be announced on Sunday. The game was a physical affair where every possession was a struggle for both teams. Despite winning…

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Bethune-Cookman wins 2019 MEAC Women’s Basketball Tournament

From meacsports.com : Box Score | Final Bracket NORFOLK, Va., March 16, 2019—Angel Golden dropped 18 points and Chasimmie Brown grabbed 16 rebounds as No. 3 Bethune-Cookman used a strong second half to overtake Norfolk State 57-45 to claim the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) women’s basketball championship Saturday at the Scope Arena. The Wildcats (21-10) won their second ever MEAC tournament title and claim the MEAC’s automatic NCAA Tournament bid. The NCAA women’s field will be unveiled Monday on ESPN at 7 p.m. EST. B-CU last won the title in 1984.…

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Southern University wins 2019 SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament

From swac.org : Southern 45, Jackson State 41Box Score BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southern University Jaguars outlasted Jackson State 45-41 to win the 2019 Toyota SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship. This is the first championship for Southern since 2019, and coach Carlos Funchess is the first coach since Cynthia Cooper-Dyke to guide a SWAC team to the tournament title in his or her first year on the sidelines. A tight one from the opening tip, Christina Ellis carried the Jackson State offense early, matching Southern point for point on her own…

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Prairie View wins Men’s SWAC Basketball Tournament

From swac.org : Prairie View A&M 92, Texas Southern 86Box Score  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Overcoming a 13-point deficit early on, Prairie View A&M (22-12) topped Texas Southern (21-13) in a thrilling 92-86 contest to win the 2019 Toyota SWAC Basketball Tournament. The win takes Coach Byron Smith and the Panthers to March Madness for the first time since 1998. With Tyrik Armstrong having the hot hand early, Texas Southern rushed to a 13-4 advantage over the top-seeded Panthers. The Tigers built a 20-7 lead following a Trayvon Reed dunk with a…

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Perth defeats Melbourne 97-84 to win Grand Final

From nbl.com.au : The Perth Wildcats are again the toast of the NBL winning their ninth championship on Sunday in front of 10,007 fans at Melbourne Arena. The Wildcats have won their record-extending ninth NBL championship but have clinched it on the road for the first time in 29 years beating Melbourne 97-84 in Game 4 making the statement on the road. The Grand Final Series began with strong home victories for both teams in the opening two games, but it was quite the statement Perth made on Friday night…

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NBA Recap: March 16, 2019

Top 5 Performers of the day: Bradley BealWAS vs. MEM 40 5 7 9-12 3-pt Devin BookerPHO @ NOP 40 5 13 13-18 ft Mike ConleyMEM @ WAS 28 3 12 Kyrie IrvingBOS vs. ATL 30 11 9 2 blk Rudy GobertUTA vs. BRK 23 1 Yesterday’s Scores Atlanta Hawks     120 Boston Celtics     129 PTS K.Irving-BOS – 30 TRB D.Dedmon-ATL – 13 Cleveland Cavaliers     116 Dallas Mavericks     121 PTS C.Sexton-CLE – 28 TRB 2 tied – 12 Indiana Pacers     100 Denver Nuggets     102 PTS N.Jokic-DEN – 26 TRB P.Millsap-DEN – 13 Phoenix Suns     138 OT New…

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