Venezuelan skier Adrian Solano left his training wheels behind and tackled snow for the first time.
The world's worst skier
The 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships are taking place in Lahti, Finland and the biggest story is Adrian Solano. The Venezuelan skier had never actually skied on snow before and had only trained on wheels leading up to the event. Despite falling many times and finishing dead last (156th place), Solano was undeterred. "I achieved a dream," he said after the race. "This pushes me to try more every day."
Draymond Green talks trash, nearly kicks Blake Griffin's head off
Draymond Green's attempt to kick every NBA player continued Thursday night when he nearly decapitated Blake Griffin while going for a loose ball. The Clippers were already salty at Green for his ruthless trash talk at Paul Pierce at the start of the game. Of course, the Warriors can talk trash because their team is unstoppable. They scored 50 points in the third quarter alone on their way to a 123-113 victory. As for Pierce, his postgame Twitter comeback at Green and the Warriors was weak. Maybe he should stay away from social media (and all technology) for a while.
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Lovely Lady of the Day
Former Miss Ohio Lindsay Davis is also a heart disease survivor. She helped pass a law in Ohio called "Lindsay's Law" that requires teachers, coaches and parents to understand the signs and symptoms of an underlying heart condition, especially in student-athletes. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram. She is today's LLOD (click for full-size gallery).
They take music very seriously in Maine
The Maine basketball team may be 6-24 this season but it still has some fight left. Unfortunately, that fight was internal as a player was left with a broken jaw that needs to be wired shut for 6-8 weeks after a punch was thrown over locker room music. Did I mention the fight happened on Valentine's Day?
Michael Wilbon vs. Dan Le Batard
Shaquille O'Neal v. JaVale McGee
Super Bowl champ and former Miss USA
Fun with team pictures
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766 shots later...
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