Sprus coach Gregg Popovich's decision to keep four of his best players in San Antonio and off the court for last night's game against Miami did not make David Stern a happy camper. But Pop's squad almost beat the NBA champions with a starting lineup of Nando De Colo, Matt Bonner, Boris Diaw, Tiago Splitter and Patty Mills. If that isn't enough, Popovich scolded Charles Barkley for asking one too many questions during his interview before the fourth quarter.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Ana Beatriz Barros :: JR Duran/SI
Coed Magazine has a new photo shoot with former SI swimsuit model Ana Beatriz Barros. Enjoy.
Tails Says This Idea Will Work
The Carolina Panthers, who have lost all of their coin flips this season, have taken to Facebook so fans can vote on whether they should choose heads or tails. As one would expect from a 3-8 team, even this isn't working. The votes are tied 50-50.
Why I Love Twitter (Reason 428)
Fox Sports baseball analyst Ken Rosenthal sent a harmless tweet yesterday saying the Marlins need to acquire a centerfielder for next season. Marlins centerfielder Justin Ruggiano happened to see the tweet and let Rosenthal know he had the position covered.
Duke's backup quarterback isn't afraid to talk trash, even though he's Duke's backup quarterback ... It didn't take new Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin long to rip his former team, the Eagles, and the Philadelphia media ... The Cubs hired a 25-year-old as director of baseball operations ... It appears the winner of the $500-million-plus Powerball jackpot is a Royals fan; five of the six winning numbers are the numbers of players in the Royals Hall of Fame (the sixth is Bo Jackson's No. 16).
Ugly Basketball Video Of The Day
Brad Keselowski. Good NASCAR driver. Really bad at basketball.
Mike Francesa Video Of The Day
New York sports-talk host Mike Francesa famously fell asleep during a broadcast a few months back. He addressed it on air yesterday with a story about being heckled for all nine innings of a Yankees game shortly after the incident.