February 04, 2013
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Clippers making push for Garnett

Would KG accept a cross-country move? Multiple sources tell Sporting News the Los Angeles Clippers are making a push to acquire center Kevin Garnett from the Boston Celtics. Team officials have been talking ahead of Sunday's game in Boston. Interest in Garnett is seen as proof the Clippers believe they can be a championship contender in the NBA's Western Conference. Questions remain about whether the Celtics are ready to make a major step in rebuilding the franchise. Garnett has a no-trade clause in his contract, and would have to agree to waive it in order to make a deal happen. Things have not been going well for the Clippers, but for that at least there is a handy excuse -- the team has been knocked around by injuries. (The Sporting News) Comment

Flacco's swearing may draw ire

This time, there were no wardrobe malfunctions, but there was Joe Flacco. [Flacco's] excitement over winning the Super Bowl included dropping some swear words on national TV. ... He was close enough to some microphones to be heard quite clearly by viewers at home. Flacco's enthusiasm would probably be classified as a fleeting expletive. The Federal Communications Commission in the past has gone after networks for similar incidents. The FCC hasn't been successful in those efforts. Last year, the Supreme Court tossed an FCC fine of Fox for swearing by Cher and Nicole Richie that made it on the air during awards shows. However, the court's ruling does not stop the FCC from continuing to pursue fines for fleeting expletives. (The Baltimore Sun) Comment

Kobe sets retirement date

Times are a' changin' for Kobe Bryant, who understands now more than ever that he's nearing the end of an illustrious career. "I find myself talking sometimes and I can't believe what I just said," he says with a hearty laugh. "Realistically I have only one year left, so I'm trying to enjoy myself." ... "I've taken the reins off now. I'm more open, hence Twitter. I'm at peace." So ask him anything, and he obliges. "Are you worried Howard might leave, jeopardizing a chance to win another ring, if he's not a fan of Mike D'Antoni's coaching?" "Yeah, a little bit," Kobe says. ... "Is D'Antoni the right coach?" There's a long pause. "I don't think a coach becomes the right coach until he wins a championship." (Los Angeles Times) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

The NFL may have had problems keeping the lights on all game, but they got the halftime show right, thanks to Beyonce. (AP)

Must-See Video

It isn't often you see an all-time league record, especially in the most-watced game of the season. In case you were late coming back from halftime, we bring you Jacoby Jones' 109-yard TD return once more.

This Day in Sports
SI Vault: More Mario Lemieux
  • 1997 -- Mario Lemieux becomes the seventh player in NHL history to score 600 goals
  • 1968 -- Bowie Kuhn is named the fifth commissioner of Major League Baseball
  • 1973 -- Boxer Oscar de la Hoya is born

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