Manti Te’o says he was the victim in online dating hoax

Posted in Blogroll on January 19th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Manti Te’o told Jeremy Schaap was unaware of the online dating hoax. 

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o came forward to speak with ESPN reporter Jeremy Schaap about his involvement, or lack thereof in the well-publicized dating hoax.

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Tip-Off for 1/18/13 (featuring Deray Davis): LeBron James gives a star-studded performance in Heat victory over Lakers 99-90

Posted in Blogroll on January 18th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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D-Wade scores 27 points to complement LeBron's 39 as the Heat head into five off days with a win.  (US Presswire)

Dwyane Wade blows by Kobe Bryant for two of his 27 points.

Fresh off a milestone-filled evening in San Francisco, LeBron James and the Miami Heat traveled to Los Angeles to take on Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. Mike D’Antoni’s squad literally gave the game away by committing 20 turnovers, but still managed to keep the game close. The Heat would prevail 99-90.

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What is Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o really hiding?

Posted in Blogroll on January 17th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Manti Te’o needs to point us in the right direction.

A little more than two weeks into the new year and the top story so far is one for the books. Heisman Trophy runner-up Manti Te’o had a season as legendary as the University he represented. Behind his on the field fury was a story of dedication, love and immeasurable loss — which tugged at our heartstrings.

If only she really existed.

In the end, the only hearts broken were those who put their unwavering faith in Te’o.

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Tip-Off for 1/17/13 (featuring Donnie Hathaway): Youngest in Charge: LeBron James reaches 20,000 points 5,000 assists in Heat victory

Posted in Blogroll on January 17th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Fading into history: LeBron James’ 20,000 point came on this fallaway jumper.

We are witnesses to one of the great individual careers in the history of sports. LeBron James became the youngest player to score 20,000 points as the Heat defeated the Golden State Warriors 92-75. For good measure, James handed out his 5,000th dime. At age 28, it’s highly possible that James could become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer as well as one of its all-time assist leaders.

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Philadelphia Eagles Hire Chip Kelly

Posted in Blogroll on January 16th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Chip Kelly is looking to cook up something nice with the offensive ingredients he has in Philly.

It took close to two weeks, but the Philadelphia Eagles have ended their search for a head coach. Chip Kelly reversed field on potential recruits and the University of Oregon football community after declining the Birds offer over a week ago. In a stunning turn of events, Kelly and the Eagles agreed he is the man to replace Andy Reid, becoming the 21st head coach in team history.

Maybe it was the NCAA sanctions facing the University of Oregon which caused his change of heart.

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Ron Glover’s NBA Week 12 Power Rankings

Posted in Blogroll on January 16th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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The Thunder begin their reign at the top of my Power Rankings.

There has been a change at the top since our last ranking. The Brooklyn Nets have cracked the top 10 while the Chicago Bulls have dropped out.

Here are this week’s rankings for games played through Monday January 14, 2013.

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Tip-Off for 1/16/12 (featuring Phyllis Hyman): Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard combine for 62 points as Lakers defeat Bucks 104-88

Posted in Blogroll on January 16th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Have the Wonder Twins’ powers finally been activated?

The spontaneous combustion of Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard is what NBA fans have hoped for, or feared. Kobe Bryant has been an Aston Martin among Toyotas — while Howard’s first two months in Tinseltown have been met with some turbulence. The Lakers have struggled, but have shown recent improvement at both ends of the floor. Dwight Howard was a presence in the paint with 16 boards and 4 blocks as Lakers blew out the Milwaukee Bucks 104-88.

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Tip-Off for 1/15/13 (featuring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.): C’s win 5th straight behind Rondo’s Oscar

Posted in Blogroll on January 15th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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In the end, the Bobcats were waiting to see what Rondo would do next.

With Avery Bradley back in the lineup and Jeff Green playing extended minutes, the Boston Celtics have quietly put together a five-game winning streak. Point guard Rajon Rondo hung a triple-double with 17 points, 10 boards and 12 assists in the Celtics 100-89 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.

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Tip-Off for 1/14/13 (featuring Mobb Deep): Red hot Nets and Nuggets continue their winning ways

Posted in Blogroll on January 14th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried and Andre Miller are leading a surging Nuggets squad.

It took awhile for the Brooklyn Nets and Denver Nuggets to get going, but it looks like they’ve gained the proper footing on this NBA season. The Nets replaced Avery Johnson in December and have won six straight under P.J. Carlesimo. Their latest victory was a 97-86 win over the surging Indiana Pacers.

The Denver Nuggets tweaked their roster in the off-season with the addition of Andre Iguodala, but played .500 ball in the opening weeks of the season. The Nuggets won their fifth game in a row, defeating the Golden State Warriors 116-105.

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Ron Glover’s NFL Divisional Round Picks: Seattle Seahawks are looking to bring the wood to the Atlanta Falcons

Posted in Blogroll on January 12th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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We’ll know tonight if Jim Harbaugh’s decision to go with Colin Kaepernick was worth it.

Peyton Manning and Ray Lewis will meet for the last time in the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs this weekend. The Broncos are the top seed in the conference and are facing the Ravens for the second time in a month. The Ravens won their emotional Wild Card matchup against the Indianapolis Colts last week.

The Seattle Seahawks dropped the hammer on the Washington Redskins glass slipper last week. The Atlanta Falcons are 13-3, but everyone is waiting to see if this talented team can get one in the postseason win column.

The Green Bay Packers head to San Francisco to take on the rested 49ers and the Houston Texans go on the road to face the New England Patriots.

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Tip-Off for 1/11/13 (featuring Busta Rhymes): Wesley Matthews seals Blazers comeback against Heat

Posted in Blogroll on January 11th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Nicholas Batum played a huge role in the Blazers’ 4th quarter rally against the Heat.

Portland Trailblazers swingman Wesley Matthews knocked down back-to-back three-pointers in the final minute of regulation to lift the home team to a 92-90 victory. The Blazers won for the 12th time in their last 15 games, despite shooting 37 percent from the floor.

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Ron Glover’s 2012 NFL Awards

Posted in Blogroll on January 11th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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The miraculous return of Adrian Peterson is the story of the 2012 NFL season.

Another NFL season has come and gone. This season seemed longer than others or maybe we just feel this way in Philly. It was an emotional ride. From the plight of Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, his battle against Leukemia and ultimately his triumphant return to the sidelines to the unexplainable events surrounding the deaths Jerry Brown, Kasandra Perkins and Jevon Belcher.

Calvin Johnson set a new single-season standard for wide receivers. Adrian Peterson recovered from possibly a career-threatening knee injury to come within 9 yards of Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record. Peyton Manning changed his uniform, but remained the same field maestro, leading the Denver Broncos to the top of the AFC. The play of Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson and others have solidified the quarterback position in the NFL for many years to come.

Here are my 2012 NFL Award Winners.

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Tip-Off for 1/10/13 (featuring Bill Cosby): Brandon Jennings drops 35 in Bucks win over Bulls

Posted in Blogroll on January 10th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Brandon Jennings’ heavy scoring output in the last two games should not come as a surprise.

Brandon Jennings poured in 35 points against a Chicago Bulls backcourt minus starter Kirk Hinrich. Jennings was more than a handful for the mouthy Nate Robinson in Milwaukee’s 104-96 victory. The Bucks are 2-0 since the hiring of Jim Boylan and are currently 7th in the Eastern Conference standings.

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Tip-Off for 1/9/13 (featuring Teddy Pendergrass): Paul George and Roy Hibbert lead Indiana Pacers past Miami Heat 87-77

Posted in Blogroll on January 9th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Paul George’s flashes of talent have come into full view this season.

There is no timetable on the return of Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Danny Granger  — who has been out with a knee injury. Paul George has been a player looking to make a breakthrough for the last two seasons. It looks like the time has come for George who has taken over the scoring responsibility for the Pacers. Indiana was able to hold off the Miami Heat 87-77. It was the first meeting between the two teams since their physical playoff encounter last season.

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Tip-Off for 1/8/13 (featuring Maxwell): Wizards and Hornets pull of stunners; Carmelo and KG square off in C’s win

Posted in Blogroll on January 8th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Wizards rookie Bradley Beal’s game-winning shot brought the curtain down on the Thunder.

Earlier this season, the Washington Wizards stunned the NBA world champion Miami Heat 105-101. The reigning Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder came into the nation’s capital and were upended by the Wizards 101-99 on a late basket by Wizards rookie Bradley Beal. It was the fifth win for Washington this season.

The rivalries in the Atlantic Division are tense, so when the Boston Celtics and New Yorks meet sparks are sure to fly as they did in Madison Square Garden. Celtics center Kevin Garnett and Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony had to be separated during and after the game. The Celtics, minus the suspended Rajon Rondo beat the Knicks 102-96.

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