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Wrestling is out of the Games, but will Jordan return to NBA?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 7:09 am

Despite being a staple dating back to the ancient Olympic Games, wrestling is among the sports slated to be removed from the Games. Many people are upset, especially since they've added “Synchronized Speed Tweeting” as a new sport.

Mixing sports and politics

President Obama played golf with Tiger Woods on Sunday, and that has outraged some Republicans. After all, the mainstream media would just ignore it if John McCain played shuffleboard with Dolph Schayes.

Faster than the good ol' boys

Danica Patrick became the first woman to win the pole position for the Daytona 500. Fans cheered wildly, fellow drivers praised her skills and IndyCar Series officials continued to cry like babies.

Careful planning begins

The NFL Combine starts Thursday in Indianapolis. Possible draft picks are put through a series of physical and mental tests and team interviews. Then the Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns decide on which wrong players to draft.

What's a guy got to do to reach $30 mil?

A copy of the NFL's tax return confirms that commissioner Roger Goodell earned $29.49 million in 2011. Team owners are now being tested for symptoms of concussions.

The color of love

Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett said he will not waive his no-trade clause. “If it's up to me, I'm going to live and die green,” Garnett said.

Of course, the right amount of green has been known to occasionally change a pro athlete's mind.

A general push

California basketball coach Mike Montgomery shoved junior Allen Crabbe during a heated timeout exchange in a win over USC on Sunday. Montgomery apologized for the “inappropriate” behavior.

As punishment, for the next three games he will be referred to as Michael Montgomery Knight.

NBA meets AARP?

Michael Jordan, who turned 50 according to ESPN, is apparently planning a comeback. When reached for comment, Bugs Bunny would not confirm nor deny the filming of “Space Jam II.”

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