Thursday, March 3
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BYU center Brandon Davies was suspended from the Cougars' nationally ranked team for the remainder of the season because he violated the school's honor code provision that prohibits premarital sex, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. Davies, a sophomore from Provo High School, acknowledged his transgression to BYU officials on Monday, according to multiple sources. (Salt Lake Tribune)Comment
Oliver Perez might be pitching for his job Thursday. Two major league sources familiar with the Mets' thinking believe that the team is close to giving up on the lefthander, and could finally release him if his performance against the Cardinals does not show significant improvement over Sunday's two-inning, four-run disappointment. (New York Daily News)Comment
Despite Chauncey Billups' deep thigh bruise that could keep him out two-to-three games, Knicks president Donnie Walsh is not concerned about his durability and acknowledged he could even extend the veteran's contract this summer. When asked about Chris Paul's 2012 free agency, Walsh said he's not thinking about it and wouldn't rule out the 34-year-old Billups, who is under contract for next season, for the long-term. (New York Post)Comment
The Kansas faithful really know how to make the competition feel welcome. (Jeff Moffett/Icon SMI)
Rain delays will never be the same thanks to Wednesday's 1-1 draw between Sao Paulo and Palmeiras.
Game To Watch
Dwight Howard and the Magic take on LeBron James and the Heat -- 8:00 p.m. ET
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This Day in Sports
- 1974 -- George Foreman KOs Ken Norton.
- 1973 -- The White Sox sign Dick Allen to a then record three-year, $750,000 deal.
- 1959 -- The San Francisco Giants rename their stadium Candlestick Park.
- 1951 -- Temple's Bill Mlkvy scores an NCAA-record 73 points.
- 1920 -- The Canadiens score an NHL-record 16 goals against the Quebec Bulldogs.