Davidson's Sports Wrap-Up: Assassins and Politics
Here's what you missed last night in sports:
'Silent Assassin' Strikes Again
Damian Lillard hit his second-straight game-winner, draining a three-pointer in the league-leading Portland Trailblazers' victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Obama Takes Olympic Stand
President Barack Obama sent a clear message to Vladimir Putin, choosing not to send top government officials to the Winter Games next year in Sochi, Russia, and appointing Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow, who are openly gay, to the U.S. delegation.
Huskies Flex Their Muscle
In a clash between the top two teams in women's college hoops, UConn dominated Duke, 83-61, to remain undefeated. It was the Blue Devils' first loss of the season.
LeBron Questionable for Round 2
After missing practice with a sprained ankle, LeBron James could miss tonight's rematch between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers -- but the Heat might have larger issues at hand.
Hernandez Hit With Civil Suit
The family of Odin Lloyd has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Aaron Hernandez, seeking monetary compensation and attempting to block the New England Patriots from paying out the rest of the former tight end's contract.
Flyers Gain Redemption, Lose a Player
The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals in a rematch of Sunday's disappointing loss, but it came at a price -- namely, second-line center Brayden Schenn, who left a game after crashing into the boards from a violent hit by the Caps' Tom Wilson.
O's Go Fishing Down Under
The quiet Baltimore Orioles finally made an offseason move, signing Aussie closer Grant Balfour to replace the recently traded Jim Johnson.
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