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Steelers nearing offer to Bradshaw

Ahmad Bradshaw may have found his next NFL home. NFL.com's Aditi Kinkhabwala reported that Bradshaw is getting a physical from Pittsburgh Steelers doctors on Thursday. If everything checks out -- which is no certainty -- Pittsburgh will make an attempt to sign the free-agent running back, according to a source apprised of the visit. Bradshaw was a productive player during his six-year run with the New York Giants, but durability concerns make him a risky play for teams looking for backfield stability. Coming off his latest foot surgery, Bradshaw opted not to meet with teams during the early part of free agency. Bradshaw, 27, has undergone three known surgeries on his right foot, as well as procedures on his left foot and both ankles. (NFL.com) Comment

D'Antoni growing frustrated with Kobe

Quite literally, the Lakers are limping through the stretch run before the playoffs -- particularly Kobe Bryant, who has a bone spur to go with his sprained left ankle. [Mike D'Antoni] was visibly frustrated with Bryant -- who despite not moving his feet well was not moving the ball late in the third quarter. D'Antoni responded by calling a pick play with Pau Gasol to encourage Bryant to pass the ball. D'Antoni conducted his entire postgame news gathering with his arms crossed, dropping more hints about Bryant being a ball-stopper. Referring to the Lakers having a 13-point lead and then squandering it, D'Antoni said: "Just play the game. We try to go a little bit too much one-on-one." (The Orange County Register) Comment

Last of Oladipo, Zeller at Indiana?

After bowing out of their region in a 61-50 loss to Syracuse, Indiana's Victor Oladipo apologized to Hoosier fans, but the question was asked quickly. Was this [Oladipo and Cody Zeller's] final games wearing the Indiana uniform? Both have been predicted to be first-round NBA draft picks if they decide to leave school early. Both said it was the last thing on their minds. ... Indiana coach Tom Crean said he will help his players make the decision. "I'm sure I will do what I would always do, try to be a voice of reason, do the right research, try to give them as honest of an assessment as I possibly can," Crean said. "It won't come from dot-com's. It will come from general managers, scouting directors, people like that." (Indianapolis Star) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

Winnipeg Jets' goalie Al Montoya searches frantically for the puck in the second period against the Penguins. Pittsburgh won, 4-0, to extend its winning streak to 14 consecutive games. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Must-See Video

Ohio State's LaQuinton Ross drilled a three-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining -- the Buckeyes' second buzzer beater in as many games -- to clinch a 73-70 victory over Arizona and a berth in the Elite Eight.

This Day in Sports
SI Vault: Michael Jordan
  • 1982 -- Michael Jordan sinks the game-winning jumper with 15 seconds to go to help UNC beat Georgetown, 63-62, in the NCAA tournament final.
  • 1976 -- Indiana defeats Michigan, 86-68, to win the NCAA men's basketball championship and finish the season 32-0.
  • 1984 -- The Baltimore Colts' NFL franchise relocates to Indianapolis.
  • 1990 -- Hakeem Olajuwon records the third quadruple-double in NBA history by racking up 18 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists and 11 blocks in a win over the Bucks.
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