Hot Clicks: Richard Sherman wins appeal; Avery Johnson fired; Courtney Vaughn

One Of The Good Guys
Arian Foster :: Getty Images

How about a feel-good story as we get ready to close out the year? Texans running back Arian Foster left last Sunday's game with an irregular heartbeat. This caused great concern for one little girl, who sent Foster words of encouragement via a letter, which her dad passed along via Twitter. Foster not only responded, but is now using the young fan's note as his Twitter avatar.
Tweet, Tweet
Two big sports stories came down Thursday afternoon. First, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman won his appeal for his failed drug test, which would've landed him a suspension. Sherman, as everyone does these days, took to Twitter and sent out two short, simple missives. The first was, "I won." The second was "Pats fans enjoy ur day." (You'll recall that Sherman tweeted this photo after the Seahawks beat the Patriots in October.) The other big story today was the Nets firing coach Avery Johnson. This did not sit well with Johnson's son, who let loose with a series of tweets.
Low Blow
Chauncey, of Lafayette, Ind., says, "I think you should show Dwyane Wade's below-the-belt kick of Ramon Sessions from Wednesday night. Wade has become one of the dirtiest players in the NBA." Here is the evidence.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Courtney Vaughn :: Photo: Joey Wright/

Singer and model Courtney Vaughn gets today's LLOD honors.
Fashion Fouls looks back at the 26 most outrageous outfits NBA players wore in 2012.
2012 Recap Video Of The Day
I think this is the best 2012 recap video you will see.

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