Davidson's Sports Wrapup: Iverson's Honor, Cano's Bat Plea

Kavitha A. Davidson is a former Bloomberg View columnist.
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Here's what you missed this weekend in sports:

Honoring 'The Answer'
The Philadelphia 76ers retired Allen Iverson's No. 3 as stars around the National Basketball Association paid tribute to one of the greats.

Sunday Setbacks
Back spasms forced Tiger Woods to withdraw from the Honda Classic after 13 holes Sunday, and Rory McIlroy blew a three-stroke lead, opening the door for Russell Henry to take the win after a four-man playoff.

Windy City Bound?
Another day, another embarrassing New York Knicks loss, another rumor regarding Carmelo Anthony's future. As the Knicks continued to look listless against the Bulls, Chicago emerged as a potential destination when Melo becomes an NBA free agent in July.

Gimme More
After signing a 10-year, $240 million deal, second baseman Robinson Cano says the Seattle Mariners still need "an extra bat."

Lost Memories
One of the sharpest minds in the history of sports, legendary NCAA basketball coach Dean Smith is suffering from dementia as he celebrates his 83rd birthday.

Legacy Continued
Carl Yastrzemski's grandson has some huge shoes to fill as he takes the field for the Baltimore Orioles in MLB spring training.

Circus Opens
Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius pleaded not guilty to murder as the trial for the death of his girlfriend begins.

(Kavitha A. Davidson is a Bloomberg View columnist who writes about sports. Follow her on Twitter at @kavithadavidson.)

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Kavitha A Davidson at kdavidson19@bloomberg.net

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