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After averaging over 100 points his first four seasons, Capitals LW Alexander Ovechkin fell to 85 points last year and has 51 points with just 13 games remaining in the season. Why the sudden decline? While some think it's because he toned down his reckless style of play for a more controlled game and others believe the team's former coach Bruce Boudreau stifled his confidence, the Washington Post has another theory: His mom screwed him up. According to a recent expose, his mom is "in his life in many other areas -- relationships with girls, with friends, with everyone. It's bizarre."
You Thought Strip Clubs Didn't Care About Kids?I was all set to hand out my "Best Sports-Related Strip Club Story of 2012" to Dennis Rodman and his topless basketball team but the Worm has been replaced by the fine folks at Jet Strip in Lennox. Calif. The jiggle joint donated $1,200 to keep the 300 kids who make up the Lennox Little League on the field after the fees to use the field were doubled by the local school district.
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Lovely Lady Of The Day
Elsa Hosk :: Randy Brooke/Getty ImagesCyrus from Boulder kindly requested I make Victoria's Secret model Elsa Hosk the Lovely Lady of the Day. After doing some research, I have decided to fulfill his request.
I'll Take Ridiculous for $200A Jeopardy contestant from Nebraska was told he answered a question incorrectly when he pronounced Wimbledon as Wimble-TON instead of Wimble-DIN.
Photo of the DayWhen I'm not filling in for Jimmy on Hot Clicks, I run the SI Vault and like to post old photos of athletes to my Twitter feed and Tumblr blog. With the North Carolina football program facing a one-year postseason ban, it seemed appropriate to bust out this photo of UNC linebacker Lawrence Taylor chasing down the quarterback during a 1978 game against Maryland.
JaVale McGee Video Of The DayThe Wizards center takes a pass off the head during last night's game against the Spurs. Speaking of McGee, Cosby Sweaters has collected the center's eight dumbest plays.
Trick Shot Of The DayIowa's Andre Brommer converts a backwards (nearly) full-court shot.
National Anthem Video Of The DayNearly 20,000 fans of the Portland Timbers join together to sing the National Anthem. More teams should do this.