Tuesday, March 16, 2010
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Gilbert Arenas is back to writing in the wake of his suspension. "Rewind. I had a big gun collection. About four to five hundred guns. The guy I bought it from was in his seventies. He'd been collecting them for years. He had First World War guns. I bought his whole collection and added to it. I didn't need a license to keep them in my house. There was an officer who would come by and look out for them. The door was reinforced and a security system was set up. But when my kids came, I said, I can't have these guns around. We put everything in storage, but I kept four." (Esquire)Comment
Mike Holmgren's model may be worth following for Browns Coach Eric Mangini. Holmgren says that there was nothing physically wrong with Jake Delhomme last season, which is why Holmgren believes he can bounce back. But it also must be said that Holmgren is team president, not the coach. Mangini is giving Holmgren a green light to make whatever moves he decides are necessary for this team to solve its perpetual quarterback question. It's also clear the coaching staff will take whatever hints are offered by Holmgren. (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)Comment
David Beckham remains a divisive figure in all of England. Now that his England career has been ended so abruptly, the chances of that debate ever being resolved sensibly, with him having one final hurrah from the bench at a World Cup, are gone. It is a debate that is only likely to be intensified if he accepts the invitation to go with the squad to South Africa as a non-playing member of the party/monumental distraction. Let's get the debate about him as a footballer out of the way first. At 34, he is long past his best, but in the 21 caps since his comeback under Steve McClaren in August 2007, he has contributed. (The Independent)Comment
Jared Boll of the Blue Jackets receives some tender loving care from linesman Dan Schachte after being knocked to the ice by Theo Peckham of the Oilers during a fight in the first period of their game at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on March 15. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Tennis legends Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi get catty with each other at a charity match in California.
Game To Watch
Canadiens at Rangers, 7:30 pm, Versus
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This Day in Sports
- 1876 -- Dancers Nelly Saunders and Rose Harland meet in Harry Hill's saloon in New York City fpr the first female boxing match. Saunders won by a point after four rounds and was awarded $200.
- 1952 -- Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins the LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.
- 1964 -- Paul Hornung of the Green Bay Packers and Alex Karras of the Detroit Lions are reinstated by the NFL after a one-year suspension for gambling.
- 1969 -- The Boston Bruins tie an NHL record by scoring eight goals in the second period of an 11-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
- 1991 -- Bill Fitch of the New Jersey Nets becomes the fourth NBA coach to win 800 career games.