Peyton Manning, one of the two or three best quarterbacks in recent years and one of the greatest ever, is close to signing a contract to play for the NFL's Denver Broncos, according to multiple reports.
There's a new record in the Iditarod: A 25 year old has become the youngest musher to win the approximately thousand-mile trans-Alaskan sled dog race.
Dallas Seavey slid into Nome, Alaska, at 7:29 p.m. yesterday with nine dogs, finishing the race in nine days, four hours, 29 minutes and 26 seconds.
"We went into this race with a dog team that I knew had the ability to win the Iditarod," Seavey said in a post-race press conference in Nome. "We spent most of the race building a monster – a dog team that couldn't be stopped."
Effort can carry a team only so far, but at some point, physical gifts take over. That was the difference in 7th ranked Ohio State’s 88-71 win over Purdue; the Buckeyes’ big men were simply too much for the Boilermakers to handle.
“I thought our guys gave a good fight today. I thought we were in a position coming down the stretch to win the game,” said Purdue head coach Matt Painter. "A lot of times defensively, we get pretty set in what we do. We just struggle when we go against pros."
The Purdue men's basketball team has relied heavily on the play of Robbie Hummel throughout its recent hot streak. The Boilers entered the Big Ten Tournament winners of five of seven with Hummel averaging 22 points and nine rebounds during that stretch.
In Thursday’s 79-61 opening round win against Nebraska, Hummel scored just ten points and grabbed seven rebounds, but a heroic performance wasn’t needed from the First Team All-Big Ten selection, because his teammates lessened the load.