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NBA World Is Stunned By Lance Stephenson Tonight

Indiana Pacers Lance Stephenson celebrates during a game.

Indiana Pacers Lance Stephenson celebrates during a game.

Kyrie Irving’s return to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night was quickly overshadowed by an unlikely foe: Indiana Pacers forward Lance Stephenson.

No, folks. It’s not 2014. The year is 2022 and Stephenson is showing out.

In his first home game with the Pacers since the 2017-18 season, Stephenson came off the bench six minutes into the first quarter to give his team a spark. He did that and then some, scoring 20 straight points to give Indiana a lead at the end of the quarter.

The highlight of his record-setting run came at the buzzer, when he drilled a sidestep three-pointer over Nets’ forward James Johnson to extend the Pacers’ lead to five.

Stephenson’s first quarter performance was nothing short of historic. He became the first player in NBA history to score 20 points off the bench in the first

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Shohei Ohtani Had The Worst Start Of His Career Tonight

Shohei Ohtani warms up in the outfield before a game for the Angels.

Shohei Ohtani warms up in the outfield before a game for the Angels.

Shohei Ohtani’s brilliance both at the plate and on the mound has been one of the marvels of the 2021 MLB season. However, his performance on Wednesday was almost the complete opposite.

Ohtani struggled mightily in his start on the road against the New York Yankees earlier tonight. The Los Angeles Angels ace gave up seven earned runs in the first inning, as the Yankees were able to bat through their lineup. Ohtani lacked command, throwing just 20 of his 41 pitches for strikes and giving up four walks in the brief appearance.

The Angles pulled the 26-year-old in the first inning after he recorded just two outs. He was replaced by right-hander Aaron Slegers.

The outing marked Ohtani’s worst of his career, with seven earned runs being the most he’d ever allowed in a start.

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Scott Van Pelt Reveals He’ll Be Back On ESPN Tonight

Scott Van Pelt talks about the College Football Playoff.
Scott Van Pelt talks about the College Football Playoff.

ESPN host Scott Van Pelt gave fans quite a scare earlier this month when he revealed he tested positive for COVID-19 and had some symptoms. But he had some good news for everyone today.

On Sunday, Van Pelt announced on Twitter that while he still can’t smell or taste, he’s able to talk and has tested negative for COVID-19. As a result, he is able to do his show and will resume his SportsCenter duties tonight.

“Can’t smell. Can’t taste. Don’t need to be able to do either to do a show. I can talk and I tested negative,” Van Pelt wrote. “See you at midnight.”

The announcement comes 10 days after Van Pelt announced his positive test for COVID-19. He noted at the time that he wasn’t feverish and pledged to get back quickly.

Van Pelt has worked at ESPN

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