ESPN’s 24-hour tip-off marathon features a handful of matchups worthy of your favorite energy drinks or espresso blends. Here are eight storylines to keep an eye on throughout the event, which begins with Miami visiting Florida on Monday at 7 p.m. EST and ends with a showdown between Kansas and Kentucky at 9:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday.
Indianapolis Colts fear broken ankle for Ahmad Bradshaw (Yahoo Sports)
According to multiple reports, the Indianapolis Colts fear that running back Ahmad Bradshaw has suffered a broken ankle. Tests are expected to confirm their suspicions later Monday. Bradshaw is a key weapon for the Colts’ offense, and it was clear that the New England Patriots focused on taking him out of the equation in Sunday night’s 42-20 victory. The onus now falls on Trent Richardson to carry the load for the Colts, which is a scary proposition considering his limitations as a receiver and runner. Can the Colts possibly ask Andrew Luck to throw even more? He currently leads the… Read More
Mad Dash: Knicks fan ignores career to follow team for a season (Yahoo Sports)
There are probably people who love the NBA but wouldn’t attend every Knicks home and away game for a season even if you paid them. Dennis Doyle is doing that and he’s going to end up paying around $20,000 for the honor. Oh, and he’s also unemployed. As highlighted by a fun New York Times feature, Doyle lost his job at a law firm in Manhattan earlier this year, he reached a crossroads. Instead of hopping to the next firm, he stepped back and thought about what he really loved in life. He came up with travel, writing and the… Read More
Part-time comedian Jonas Gray no joke for Patriots against Colts (Yahoo Sports)
The previously unheralded rusher may have Patriots laughing all the way to another deep run playoff run.
NFL Winners and Losers: The NFC North has been decided (Yahoo Sports)
Over the course of a few hours on Sunday evening, the NFC North division title was decided. Not mathematically. Far from that. The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions are tied at 7-3, and technically the Lions are in first place because of the tiebreaker. But let’s be real. The Packers are going to win the division. Green Bay fans know it. Detroit fans probably know it too, if they’re honest with themselves. If you watched the two teams play on Sunday, you know. The Lions have been squeaking by teams, no matter how good or bad they are, for… Read More
McEnroe and Courier Kick Off New Tennis Offerings at Casa de Campo Resort
LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic — Tennis legends John McEnroe and Jim Courier kicked off the new tennis offerings at the Casa de Campo Resort by competing a special exhibition match November 7. The appearance by the two tennis Hall of Famers was part of the resort’s effort to raise the profile of its tennis offerings at its 16-court tennis center. Expertly deemed “Wimbledon of the Caribbean” by Travel + Leisure and “Best Tennis Facility” by USPTR (United States Professional Tennis Registry), Casa de Campo’s La Terraza Tennis Center is an integral component to Casa de Campo’s Sporting Life experience. The… Read More
Carson Palmer to IR; Bruce Arians thinks Cardinals can win Super Bowl anyway (Yahoo Sports)
He wouldn’t be Bruce Arians if he didn’t say the Arizona Cardinals could win the Super Bowl without their starting quarterback. Arians is a confident coach and that rubs off on his team. However, his hubris will be tested. Carson Palmer is headed to injured reserve with what Arians confirmed is a torn ACL in his left knee. It’s the same knee Palmer injured in the playoffs at the end of the 2005 season. Now Drew Stanton steps in for a team with an NFL-best 8-1 record. Stanton, in his eighth NFL season, has seven career starts. He has completed… Read More