Monday, 26th March provided numerous attractive news concerning the latest affairs in the NBA, NFL, NCAA, and NHL, and here you can check out the most important ones which couldn’t left unnoticed.
Gobert sets single-season dunk record with 270th|ESPN
Rudy Gobert helped the Utah Jazz in a 125-92 home win over the Phoenix Suns with a double-double of season-high 27 points and ten rebounds, while his alley-oop off a lob pass from Donovan Mitchell in the second quarter was Gobert’s 270th dunk of the season. The Frenchman broke Dwight Howards’ record of 269 dunks from the 2007-08 season and he had six slams in this game, which is way above his season average of 3.7 per contest. Rudy managed to steal the show to Devin Booker, who ended the tilt with season-high 59 points.
The night Rudy Gobert broke Dwight Howard's record for dunks in a single season feels like as good a time as any to resurrect this preseason take that had the Twitter horde demanding I be stretched out like Mel Gibson in Braveheart. https://t.co/Df3JSYZq05
— Andy Bailey (@AndrewDBailey) March 26, 2019
Roseman: Wentz extension a priority for Eagles|ESPN
Howie Roseman, the Philadelphia Eagles executive vice president of football operations addressed the media on Monday and he expressed the franchise’s intention to extend Carson Wentz’ deal and that is a priority for the Eagles going forward. Philly has until Dec. 31 to exercise his fifth-year option for 2020, which is surely a done deal. Carson’s salary that year is likely to be around $23 million.
Howie Roseman on getting a long-term deal done with Carson Wentz. pic.twitter.com/Hk0f5QALOb
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) March 25, 2019
Stanley Cup-winning Capitals visit White House|Associated Press
The Stanley Cup reigning champions, Washington Capitals, visited the White House on Monday and President Donald Trump was delighted to welcome Alex Ovechkin and co. “You brought the Stanley Cup home,” Trump said. “Thousands of adoring fans greeted you. They were all over the place. And I have a feeling you’re going to be doing it again. You’re champions. You have a champion’s heart.”
President Donald Trump welcomed the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office.
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) March 25, 2019
GM says Browns have a plan for suspended Hunt|ESPN
The Cleveland Browns’ general manager John Dorsey said on Monday at the NFL’s annual meetings that the team has a plan for suspended running back Kareem Hunt after the former Kansas City Chief received a suspension for eight games for two violations of its personal conduct policy.
“The NFL will set certain rules and once we understand those rules and restrictions, that’s something we’ll work through,” Dorsey said. “But we’ve already laid the plan moving from here all the way to up to September, then we’ll have to wait and see what the league says. Then we’ll act accordingly.”
— PatMcManamon (@PatMcManamon) March 25, 2019
Bama seeks vet coach with no compliance issues|ESPN
The Alabama Crimson Tide are looking for a new head coach and the athletic director Greg Byrne expressed his desire to get one with a clean record and a college background. Bama fired Avery Johnson on Sunday after spending four seasons with the team and although Byrne didn’t want to mention specific candidates he did say: “We want to make sure we keep the University of Alabama’s reputation at the forefront of what we do.”
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