Knicks interested in Lamar Odom
The Knicks aren't making the playoffs this season, but that isn't delaying their plans for next season. New York is reportedly interested in signing Lamar Odom before the season ends, bringing the veteran free agent on board so he can adjust to the Knicks' system immediately. It's been a troubled year for Odom, but he's still a talented player who could end up thriving in a different situation with a team under new management.
Michael Phelps unretires
Michael Phelps may have just ruined the day of every male swimmer competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics with the announcement that he's planning on competing again. The 29-year-old Phelps had formerly vowed that he wouldn't swim into his thirties, but he's clearly reconsidered that opinion. It might take him some time to get back in top form, but considering that "top form" for Phelps resulted in more gold medals than anyone else, we wouldn't bet against him.
Spring football: a time for optimism, the occasional cat and -- although college football teams don't actually play each other -- rivalries. In the case of Ohio State-Michigan, perhaps the greatest rivalry outside the South, sidelined Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller took to Twitter to call out the Wolverines' relatively low spring game attendance:
Burn. Though, to be fair, Ohio State didn't even bring in the most people in its conference; Penn State on Saturday drew 72,000 fans for its spring game.
What about you? Did you get caught up in the spring football madness?
For 10-year-old basketball enthusiast Amaris Jackson, the Washington Wizards' biggest move this season had little to do with the draft or trades or the team's playoff push. On Saturday the Wizards, working with the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Foundation, signed Jackson -- who is fighting renal cell carcinoma, a rare cancer of the kidney -- to a one-day contract before their home game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
It made for an unforgettable day for Jackson. She signed her contract with owner Ted Leonsis and GM Ernie Grunfeld, received and wore a personalized No. 10 Wizards jersey, interacted with coaches and players at their shootaround, shot around herself with the team before the game and was introduced along with the starting lineup.
Youngest player in NBA history, Amaris Jackson, signing her contract with Owner Ted Leonsis and GM Ernie Grunfeld pic.twitter.com/mRjZWxJvNa— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) April 12, 2014
Did Michael Pineda cheat?
On Thursday night, Michael Pineda led the Yankees to a 4-1 win over the Red Sox. Pineda allowed only four hits and struck out seven in six innings. But Pineda's performance was overshadowed when cameras spotted a substance on his hand midway through the game that some have speculated to be pine tar. The Yankees pitcher denied the accusations after the game, claiming the substance was dirt. Do you believe Pineda? Vote!