Sunday, March 2, 2008

Sunday Sports Wrap - March 2, 2008



What a great week it has been! So much is going on...

The red-hot Los Angeles Lakers are atop the West after closing a February that included a 10 game win streak! They've even been treating fans to Harlem Globetrotter-like plays and buzzer-beating excitement. Tied with them for the number one slot are the San Antonio Spurs and the New Orleans Hornets are nipping at both of them just one game back.

The NFL free agency shuffle has inspired headlines, rumors, and uncertainty over the last few days. Wide receiver Donté Stallworth is no longer with the New England Patriots, but the Cleveland Browns via a 7 year contract allegedly worth $35 million. The San Francisco 49ers inked Justin Smith away from the Cincinnati Bengals for some much-needed help on defense. As of this morning, the future of Randy Moss is still undecided...

In the Premier League, Manchester United has moved within a point of Arsenal with Chelsea another six points back. Inter Milan is at the top of the Italian Serie A league followed by Roma and Juventus. AC Milan extended star Kaká's contract this week through 2013.

In Southern California, residents have been inundated with sports diversity this weekend. The City of Los Angeles Marathon ran its course this morning. The Southern California Golf Show delighted golfers in Long Beach this weekend. The Western Surfing Association's Salt Creek surf contest is today in Dana Point. I've heard that the waves have been especially sweet south of L.A. this week. Speaking of surfing, I'll have an awesome 5 questions post tomorrow with one of the sport's most prominent goodwill ambassadors...


And today in sports history...

1874 - Baseball officially adopts the batter's box.

1962 - Wilt Chamberlain scores an unbelievable 100 points in an NBA game.

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