The NBA All-Star break is significant for the Charlotte Hornets. It is the first time this season nobody is injured. Had Nic Batum been healthy in camp, and learned to play with new big man Dwight Howard, how big a difference would that have made? What if maligned rookie Malik Monk had been healthy in camp when Clifford and his staff had time to teach? The Hornets are 10 games below .500 going into Wednesday’s game in Orlando against the Magic. Every team has injuries.
The Winter Olympics are like background music. They provide a nice beat. Sometimes you get caught up in them, sometimes you don’t. But they’re always an option. The speed skating, some of the skiing events, hockey and luge are entertaining. And people with the guts to fly upside down, separated from a hard crash only by a thin board, have my interest and respect. But the sport I always watch is curling.
After leaving Daytona Beach, Fla., and the Daytona 500 every February, I’d stop at spring training on my way to Charlotte. There are always reasons to drive instead of fly, and spring training is one of them. Pitchers and catchers already have reported, full squads begin to report this weekend and games begin next week. The divide between players and fans is never as small as it is in Florida or Arizona.
@delahappy@saltydontcare He was a story because he was out of the league, changing a diaper, when the Panthers, who did not want to start a rookie, Jimmy Clausen, called. St. Pierre never expected to play again. Situation unusual and bizarre. Unusual and bizarre = story.
@saltydontcare Do you remember him? He was out of football, and was changing diapers, somewhere outside of Boston, if I remember correctly, when the Panthers called. He never had a prime. But he and Gettis had a moment.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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