RealClearSports
Advertisement

Upon Further Review


March 12, 2013 11:25 PM

RCS Morning News: NFL free agency, Cleveland embraces retreads, and Dwight's magical night

179910.jpeg

Top Stories

Football

The Miami Dolphins opened up free agency with the signing of Mike Wallace, wide receiver formerly of Pittsburgh. Says Pete Prisco at CBS Sports, the Wallace addition makes the Dolphins an immediate threat. And after dealing away Anquan Boldin and Percy Harvin, the Baltimore Ravens and Minnesota Vikings took further hits with the losses of players like Antoine Winfield and Paul Kruger. If you're a fan of one of those teams, it feels like you've already lost, says Don Banks at Sports Illustrated.

Baseball

The Cleveland Indians have one of the most intriguing spring camps, says Gwen Knapp at Sports on Earth. The lineup includes three former heavyweights, Jason Giambi, Scott Kazmir, and Daisuke Matsuzaka. For each of them, this stint with the Indians might be the last shot at the show.

Basketball

Dwight Howard made his return to Orlando to face the Magic. Now with Los Angeles, the Lakers' star had a big night. Magic fans, as they did for previous departed stars like Shaq, booed. But Howard had the last laugh, as he scored 39 points and tied his own NBA record for free throws attempted with 39 as the Lakers cruised to victory.

Highlights

The Miami Heat won their 19th in a row, a franchise best:

Also.. Brook Lopez dunked on twin brother Robin when Brooklyn and New Orleans faced off.

Dwight Howard attempted 39 free throws against the Orlando Magic, tying his NBA record.

And Minnesota's Ricky Rubio got his first career triple-double.

Three for Seven

The three most popular stories on RealClearSports for the past seven days. (Previous position-days on chart.)

1. Lance Armstrong told Michael McCann at Sports Illustrated that every top rider doped. (2-6)

2. Tim Kawakami at San Jose Mercury News says the Boldin deal is grand larceny, (NA-1)

3. A.J. Perez at Fox Sports writes that former Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr. is not happy with the Big East split. (NA-1)

A Member Of