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Russell Westbrook Passes Wilt Chamberlain For Second-Most Triple-Doubles (32) In A Season

Russell Westbrook Passes Wilt Chamberlain For Second-Most Triple-Doubles (32) In A Season

With 33 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists against the Utah Jazz in a 112-104 Thunder win Saturday, Russell Westbrook recorded his 32nd triple-double of the 2016-17 campaign, passing Wilt Chamberlain for the second-most in an NBA season. “It’s amazing what he’s done,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. Westbrook, who has a knack for speedy…

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Coach Renaldo Garcia: Stressing Defense Helped Sickles’ Coach Win State’s 8A Championship

Coach Renaldo Garcia: Stressing Defense Helped Sickles’ Coach Win State’s 8A Championship

BY GWEN  HAYES Sentinel Editor Thirty-five years ago, Renaldo Garcia, the head basketball coach at Sickles High School, was an 11-year-old spectator at the State’s basketball tournament in Lakeland. His father, Rigoberto Garcia, an avid basketball fan, had taken him to the game. That was in 1982.  Plant City High School won the game 73-61…

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Buccaneers To Make ‘Strong Push’ For DeSean Jackson

Buccaneers To Make ‘Strong Push’ For DeSean Jackson

Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston made it clear last month that he would love to see free-agent deep threat DeSean Jackson in a Bucs uniform. He might just get his wish. The 30-year-old Jackson can still play, leading the NFL last season in yards per catch (17.9) while racking up his fifth career 1,000-yard campaign….

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Stephen Curry, Among Others Say Kyrie Irving Has Best Handles in NBA

Stephen Curry, Among Others Say Kyrie Irving Has Best Handles in NBA

The ability of Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving to handle the basketball in all sorts of situations is one reason that’s he’s at or near the top when any discussion of the top players at his position takes place. It also bolsters the reasoning behind Irving being the top pick in the 2011 NBA…

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David Price Relieved To Avoid Surgery; No Timetable For Return

David Price Relieved To Avoid Surgery; No Timetable For Return

Boston Red Sox ace David Price got the news he hoped to hear this time, namely that the soreness in his left elbow and forearm will subside without the need for surgery. But what about next time? “They were like, ‘Your elbow is extremely unique. It’s found a way to kind of heal itself,'” Price…

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Floyd Mayweather’s Custom Van Torched On UK Tour; House Burglarized In Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather’s Custom Van Torched On UK Tour; House Burglarized In Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather was on tour in the UK. He arrived at his destination (van before fire), and while there, one of his entourage vans was torched. FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S UK tour appears to have gone up in smoke after one of his cars was torched in Birmingham. The undefeated boxing superstar is spending his retirement on tour visiting…

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Steph Curry Helps To Donate 20,000 Shoes To Africa

Steph Curry Helps To Donate 20,000 Shoes To Africa

  Steph Curry  Steph Curry has used his star power to help Liberty University collect over 20,000 shoes for children in Africa. Curry teamed up with Kick’n It for a Cause founder and LU alum Chris “COSeezy” Strachan for the “Kick’n It for A Cause Shoe Drive.” The shoes donated will be sent to children in the Republic of…

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Patriots Offer 32nd Pick For Brandin Cook

Patriots Offer 32nd Pick For Brandin Cook

   Brandin Cook The New England Patriots saw an opportunity to add an outstanding playmaker. In exchange for New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks, who is on the trading block, Bill Belichick and the Patriots offered a package of assets which included their No. 32 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, according to NOLA.com….

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Alabama NFL Draft Prospects Having Some Problems

Alabama NFL Draft Prospects Having Some Problems

  Alabama players in the draft Tim Williams (admitted failing drug tests while at Alabama) and  Ruben Foster (had heated argument with hospital worker during combine). NFL teams have been well aware for months about what Alabama pass rusher Tim Williams admitted to the media on Saturday: that he failed multiple drug tests while he…

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Spurs Beat Timberwolves  In OT To Clinch Playoff Spot

Spurs Beat Timberwolves In OT To Clinch Playoff Spot

  Spurs star Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green hand slap after play. Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs didn’t get much sleep after a long night’s work Friday. Leonard had 34 points and 10 rebounds and the Spurs overcame a listless start to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 97-90 in overtime Saturday night. San Antonio wrapped up…

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NBA Players Break Triple-Double Record And It’s Only March

NBA Players Break Triple-Double Record And It’s Only March

  OKC’s Russell Westbrook leads the pack. There are still seven weeks left in the NBA season! The NBA has evolved this season in a way few anticipated, with breakout performances from stars nearly every night across the NBA. Russell Westbrook is chasing Oscar Robertson in a historic triple-double race, but Westbrook isn’t the only…

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Keith Thurman-Danny Garcia Fight Saturday On CBS Should Be A Good One

The top welterweight in the world will be decided Saturday when Clearwater’s Keith Thurman faces Danny Garcia for a 147-pound title unification fight. The match is basically considered a toss-up, though Thurman is about a 2/1 betting favorite, and considering it’s on network TV during primetime (CBS at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT), millions of…

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Steelers Make Brown Highest Paid WR In NFL

Steelers Make Brown Highest Paid WR In NFL

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Antonio Brown have reached an agreement on a four-year, $68 million extension that makes him the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Brown is now tied to the Steelers through the 2021 season. He tweeted after he signed his new deal, which is front-loaded; Brown stands…

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Bone Bruise, MCL Sprain To Keep Kevin Durant Out Indefinitely

Bone Bruise, MCL Sprain To Keep Kevin Durant Out Indefinitely

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant will miss at least four weeks after Golden State diagnosed him with a sprained MCL and a bone bruise on his left leg, the team announced Wednesday. The Warriors announced that Durant is out indefinitely and would be re-evaluated in four weeks. Golden State said Durant could play again…

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Mayweather’s Vegas Home Burglarized; $7M Worth Of Jewelry Stolen

Mayweather’s Vegas Home Burglarized; $7M Worth Of Jewelry Stolen

Las Vegas Police are investigating a reported break-in at the boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s home. It happened over the weekend and initial accounts indicate it was a forced entry. Police say no suspects have been identified or apprehended. The case remains under investigation, Las Vegas Police Public Information Officer Danny Cordero told Fox News. Mayweather’s…

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Jameis Winston’s Speech At Elementary School Leads To Criticism

Jameis Winston’s Speech At Elementary School Leads To Criticism

  Tampa Bay Buccaneer star, Jameis Winston’s good deed to deliver a speech to a group of elementary school students at Melrose Elementary in St. Petersburg last week  has led to some unnecessary fanfare. The 40-minutes of motivation was going well until he singled out the boys and girls and their roles. “All my young…

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Charles Oakley Invited To Knicks-Cavs Game In Cleveland

Charles Oakley Invited To Knicks-Cavs Game In Cleveland

  Charles Oakley invited to Knicks-Cavs game by Cavs. Hasn’t been back to Madison Square Gardens since being arrested. After being forcibly removed from Madison Square Garden two weeks ago, Charles Oakley confirmed he’s headed back home to The Land to watch the Knicks go head-to-head with the Cavs. Now, on top of this being…

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Chris Bosh To Join TNT Broadcast Team

Chris Bosh To Join TNT Broadcast Team

  Miami Heat player Chris Bosh has not played since February 2016 due to blood clots. Chris Bosh has not appeared in a NBA game for the Miami Heat since suiting up against the San Antonio Spurs on February 9, 2016. After a second bout with troubling blood clots, the 11-time All-Star will be joining…

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