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Entries by Michael Klopman from 04/2012

Johan Santana Named Mets' Opening Day Starter

Posted 04.01.2012 | Sports

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — After a spring full of injury-related news, finally some relief for the New York Mets: Johan Santana will start on openi...

Bob Knight Sleeping On ESPN College GameDay? (VIDEO)

Posted 04.01.2012 | Sports

From the players and coaches all the way through the roving media contingent, March Madness can be exhausting for everyone involved. It appeared on Sa...

Ubaldo Jimenez Drills Troy Tulowitzki In Elbow: Rockies, Indians Benches Clear (VIDEO)

Posted 04.01.2012 | Sports

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- His left elbow swollen and wrapped, Troy Tulowitzki felt confident that he'd be ready for opening day. He wasn't so certain whet...

Thunder Stomp Bulls: Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant Lead OKC Past Chicago (VIDEO)

Posted 04.01.2012 | Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook scored 27 points, Kevin Durant added 26 points and 10 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder used a dominating thir...

Rajon Rondo Has Triple-double: Celtics Rout Heat 91-72 (VIDEO)

Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports

BOSTON -- Rajon Rondo had a triple-double and the Boston Celtics handed Miami its biggest loss of the season, pulling away for a 91-72 win over the He...

Lakers Beat Warriors 120-112 Behind Kobe Bryant's 40

Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant needed 11 seconds to make his first basket, then he hit his second and a few minutes later another. No way was the Los Ange...

Kevin Durant Half-Court Alley-Oop; Russell Westbrook Dunk Over Omer Asik Highlight Thunder Win (VIDEO)

Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports

Just days after overwhelming the Miami Heat, the Oklahoma City Thunder took on the only team in the Eastern Conference with a better record than the S...

Kansas, Kentucky To Meet In Power-program NCAA Tournament Final

Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Kentucky has the best players. Kansas has the most heart. From the first practice in October to the final cutting of the nets in Apr...

Notre Dame, Baylor To Meet For Women's NCAA Tournament Title

Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports

DENVER -- Unfinished business. It's been the mantra for both Notre Dame and Baylor all year. Now, one of them will cut down the nets following the wo...

Bobby Petrino Motorcycle Crash: Arkansas Football Coach Expected To Recover

Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino veered off a two-lane highway and crashed his motorcycle over the weekend, sending him to a ho...

Ty Lawson Injures Ryan Anderson Ankle With Crossover: Magic Forward Leaves Game With Injury (VIDEO)

Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports

In basketball, when we say that one player "broke the ankles" of another player it's generally not a literal description of what just went down. The e...

Kansas' Path To NCAA Tournament Final: Jayhawks Kings Of The Comeback

Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports

When Kansas makes a run to the national title game, it's generally not a shock. When it comes to March surprises, the Jayhawks seem more apt to make t...

Cristhian Martinez Arrested: Atlanta Braves Reliever Charged With DUI

Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Cristhian Martinez was arrested early Monday and charged with drunken driving, days before the team's r...

Ubaldo Jimenez On Hitting Troy Tulowitzki: 'I Shouldn't Be Suspended'

Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez was suspended for five games and fined by Major League Baseball on Monday for intent...

Kansas Jayhawks Enter NCAA Tournament Final Feeling Like Team Of Destiny

Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Charlie Weis was quick to tweet his support of the Jayhawks when they punched their ticket to the national championship game. It was no...

Shotgun Alley-Oop Dunk At Pride Of Iowa Senior All-Star Basketball (VIDEO)

Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports

Don't let Dwyane Wade or Bud Selig fool you. All-star games should be exhibition affairs where participants can get as creative as possible in order t...

Brittney Griner, Baylor One Win Away From Perfect Season

Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports

DENVER — All season long, Baylor has been the best team led by the best player in the country. And that just makes the stakes in Tuesday night'...

Ubaldo Jimenez Suspended For Hitting Troy Tulowitzki In Spring Training Game (VIDEO)

Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Cleveland Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez was suspended for five games and fined by Major League Baseball on Monday for intenti...

Kentucky Beats Kansas, 67-59: Wildcats Are NCAA Basketball Champions

Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — No matter where Anthony Davis and his buddies go to make their millions, their ol' Kentucky home will long remember this champions...

Kentucky Beats Kansas, 67-59: Wildcats Are NCAA Basketball Champions

Posted 04.02.2012 | AOL
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NEW ORLEANS — No matter where Anthony Davis and his buddies go to make their millions, their ol' Kentucky home will long remember this champions...

One Shining Moment 2012: NCAA Tournament Highlights Since 2000 (VIDEO)

Posted 04.03.2012 | Sports

It's Big Blue's shining moment. John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats have won the 2012 National Championship, defeating Kansas 67-59 in the title game, f...

Anthony Davis MOP: Freshman Star Leads Kentucky To National Title, Does Everything But Score

Posted 04.03.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — A few weeks ago, Kentucky coach John Calipari asked his players how they helped the team when they weren't scoring. Anthony Davis...

Clippers Beat Mavericks For 6th Win In A Row (VIDEO)

Posted 04.03.2012 | Sports

DALLAS -- Randy Foye had 28 points with a career-high eight 3-pointers and the Los Angeles Clippers won their sixth consecutive game, 94-75 over the D...

Kentucky Tops Kansas 67-59 For National Title

Posted 04.03.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — Before his confetti-flecked suit gets back from the cleaners, John Calipari will be on the road. Such is life for a coach who rec...

John Calipari Has National Championship Credentials After Kentucky Victory Over Kansas

Posted 04.03.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Kentucky coach John Calipari hits the road Friday. This time, he's carrying national championship credentials. For all his success rec...