Elsie A. Dotson

Minnesota Timberwolves will be a dangerous NBA playoff team

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Many of us went into Monday night amped to watch a duel between the top-two MVP candidates and two best big men in the game, Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokić.

But even with a couple of solid performances from each man and a game that went down to the wire, there weren’t a ton of memorable head-to-head moments. Nothing fundamentally changed about the race for the award, either, as a man named Bones stole the show and the Nuggets stormed back late to beat the Sixers in Philly. (My coworker Chris Mannix was there and documented what turned out to be one of the most entertaining games all year.)

Ironically, though, it was the league’s third-best center, Karl-Anthony Towns, who thrived most Monday, dropping a career-best and NBA-season-high 60 points in San Antonio.

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Former ESPN Anchor Dead At 63 Following Cancer Battle

A general photo of ESPN's set.

A general photo of ESPN’s set.

Alan Massengale, one of ESPN’s earliest anchors, passed away at the age of 63 after a long battle with colon cancer, KCBS reported. Massengale was diagnosed more than six years ago, and was placed on life support after suffering a fall that led to a brain bleed.

Massengale was a SportsCenter anchor back in the 80s. He was also the first SC anchor to report live from The Masters, Indianapolis 500 and the Boston Marathon. But his career spanned FOX Sports and Los Angeles TV stations KCBS and KCAL 9 as well.

At KCBS, Massengale served as the first host of CBSLA’s “Sports Central” show, a position he held for a decade. During his time with KCAL 9, he hosted the Los Angeles Lakers pre and postgame shows alongside NBA Hall of Famer, and Laker great, James Worthy.

An avid boxing fan,

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Karl-Anthony Towns Drops Franchise-Record 60 Points in Timberwolves’ Win over Spurs | Bleacher Report

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Karl-Anthony Towns had a historic performance in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 149-139 win over the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center on Monday night.

The 26-year-old scored a franchise-record 60 points in the win, along with 17 rebounds and three assists to help the Timberwolves improve to 40-30 on the season, though Minnesota remains seventh in the Western Conference.

Towns also holds Minnesota’s franchise record for the most 40-point games. 

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Towns did most of his work in the third quarter when he scored a whopping 32 points. According to ESPN Stats & Info, that is the fourth-most points scored in a single

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Who Tom Brady Called Before Announcing His Decision

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.

Tom Brady was only retired for 5 1/2 weeks before he decided he was over it.

Brady announced his return to the NFL on Sunday evening, directly after Selection Sunday aired on CBS for the NCAA Tournament.

Before announcing his decision, Brady told center Ryan Jensen that he was returning via a phone call, per ESPN’s Jenna Laine. That sped up contract talks between Jensen and the Bucs as he will also be back for next season.

“I’m gonna give you an example of how Brady has already gotten to work on trying to keep this roster intact,” Laine said on SportsCenter. “Free agency kicks off today with the legal tampering period and before Brady even made his announcement to the world, I’m told he got on the phone and he called his center, Ryan Jensen. He was set to become an unrestricted

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