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March 29, 2013

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Penguins Hot Streak

With the Miami Heat’s  winning streak snapped at 27. In the National Hockey League the Pittsburgh Penguins continued their winning streak to 14 with a 4-0 shutout of the Winnipeg Jets.

Noteworthy from this game was the return of Evgeni Malkin, who scored a goal in the contest redirecting the puck off his skate; Pascal Dupuis  added two goals as well and goalie Tomas Vokun recorded his 50th career shutout.

The Penguins acquired Jarome Iginla from the Calgary Flames. Marking the third recent acquisition during the week, also coming over was defensemen Douglas Murray from the San Jose Sharks and Brenden Morrow of the Dallas Stars.

Round of 16

March Madness has certainly lived up to its history of being unpredictable.  Wichita State continues their  run in the tournament as the no.9 seed out of the West by beating La Salle in likely the only game the Shockers weren’t the underdog.

For the second consecutive game no.2 seed Ohio State won with a buzzer beater this time sending Arizona packing.  As for the most surprising team of the tournament the no.15 seeded the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles will take Florida and that run might just end their brilliant run.

Syracuse took out the second no.1 seed by playing excellent zone defense. Marking for the second consecutive season Jim Boeheim has taken the Orangemen to the Elite 8.

A-rod and The Astros

New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez  who is schedule to make $29 million in 2013 will make more than the entire roster of the Houston Astros ($25 million). This from a player who is coming off surgery and might not even play.

Astros manager Bo Porter said “At the end of the day, that person has to be better than you today.”

Final Tune-up for Pirates

Opening Day is just a few days away for Major League Baseball.  The Pittsburgh Pirates final tune-up in an exhibition game again against the Altoona Curve their Double A team

Blade Runner Can Travel 

Oscar Pistorius the Paralympic and Olympic runner who got charged with murdering his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day had his bail conditions eased. He is able to compete in track events, as long as he provides his travel itinerary a week in advance. After returning has 24 hours to bring back his travel documents.

Among other things his probation official got relieved of his duties and Pistorius can drink alcohol.

Here Comes Rugby!

Americans got the opportunity to see  the closest thing to the NFL, Rugby. BBC America has aired it as of late since it has become an Olympic sport in 2016.  

Let’s Not Wrestle?

Since wrestling is no longer an Olympic sport former 1996 gold medalist Kurt Angle who now stars for TNA has been sporting a shirt that says “Save Wrestling 2020”  while also promoting the hashtag “SaveWrestling2020.” There are also Facebook pages and online petitions making the rounds in attempt to save the oldest spot in the Olympic games.


New York Mets starter Johann Santana will miss season the 2013 season with a tear in his throwing arm and NASCAR Veteran Mark Martin will replace the injured Denny Hamlin as he recovers from a back injury suffered after a crash at Fontana on Sunday.

Recently fired Minnesota coach Tubby Smith met with officials for Texas Tech for the open coaching position, while UCLA is looking at Butler’s Brad Stevens as their next head coach after firing Ben Howland.

New York  Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora signs a two-year deal with the Atlanta FalconsManti Te’o runs the 40-yards in 4.71 seconds at Notre Dame’s pro day.

Wrestling fans are looking forward to Wrestlemania 29 (dubbed “Wrestlemania NY/NJ”) at MetLife field.  The main event is a rematch between Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and John Cena and this time, the WWE Championship is on the line.

Meanwhile, an independent wrestling organization Forever Hardcore has cancelled their WrestleMania weekend events in Philadelphia and Long Island.

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