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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Buzz That Was: Healthy seconds in D.C.

By D'Arcy Maine
espnW.com

Jonny Gomes
It wasn't difficult to pick Jonny Gomes out of the White House crowd on Tuesday.

In case you were too busy still complaining about the finale of "How I Met Your Mother" and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed last night.

'Nice jacket'

Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves; others apparently wear their patriotism. Or at least Jonny Gomes does. President Barack Obama honored the Boston Red Sox at the White House on Tuesday for their World Series title. As reported last week, Gomes had purchased American flag-themed blazers for himself and his teammates ahead of the big event. While his teammates presumably laughed about the gesture and assumed it was a fun rich-person joke, Gomes decided to wear his new jacket. To the White House. To meet the president.

Nailed it. pic.twitter.com/5a65OUogGo

- Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) April 1, 2014

Gomes later told reporters that Obama approved of the fashion statement and said "nice jacket." No word on if that included an eye roll or sarcastic tone. The president did, however, seem to have a fun time with the Red Sox, even partaking in a selfie with David Ortiz.

What an honor! Thanks for the #selfie, @BarackObama pic.twitter.com/y5Ww74sEID

- David Ortiz (@davidortiz) April 1, 2014

While this is great and all, it still doesn't come close to the epic Obama and McKayla Maroney "not impressed" photo. GOAT!

Capital gain?

Just days after being released from the Philadelphia Eagles, DeSean Jackson agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal with the Washington Redskins late Tuesday night. The wide receiver confirmed the reports with the Instagram picture below and the caption "ITS GOIN DOWN !! BURGUNDY & GOLD."

While the deal had been speculated about since Monday, it was perhaps the encouragement of die-hard Redskins fan Kevin Durant that solidified it for Jackson.

@DeseanJackson10 come on home bro! You belong here! #HTTR!!! #redskins #RGIII to #Jaccpot! #Shwagggggg

- Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) April 2, 2014

For the Redskins' sake, let's hope this move works out better than some of their past big-name free agent signings. I'm looking at you, Albert Haynesworth.

Say what you want...

Tied 120-120 with the Dallas Mavericks in the final seconds of overtime, Stephen Curry nailed a jumper to give the Golden State Warriors the victory on the road.

Naturally, Curry was pretty excited after his clutch basket sealed the win for the Warriors, and he engaged in some good old-fashioned trash talk. And by old-fashioned, I mean it has the ferocity of something your grandfather might adorably say after winning a game of bingo.

Closest you'll hear to trash talk from Curry, aimed at Dallas crowd after incredible game-winner: "We out. We out. We out. I'll see y'all!"

- Sam Amick (@sam_amick) April 2, 2014

It was Curry's second game-winning shot over the Mavs this season. I guess he can say whatever he wants.

Sister act

Second-seeded Stanford beat fourth-seeded North Carolina 74-65 on Tuesday to advance to the Final Four. The Cardinal overcame a six-point deficit at the halftime break, with star senior Chiney Ogwumike having been held to just four points. While coach Tara VanDerveer likely gave a terrific pep talk, it was a moment between Ogwumike and her sister (and former Stanford player) Nneka that will likely live on in team lore.

Classic shot of @StanfordWBB sisters @Nnemkadi30 + @Chiney321 at critical halftime turnaround, from Stanford Photo pic.twitter.com/Eyci1XiWZL

- David Lombardi (@DavidMLombardi) April 2, 2014

Ogwumike dropped 16 points in the second half to help lead the Stanford turnaround. If that's not what sisters are for, I don't know what is. Stanford also got support from loyal fan and alum Richard Sherman.

Congrats to our wonderful @StanfordWBB they did a fantastic job overcoming some adversity

- Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) April 2, 2014

Perhaps some of his Super Bowl luck will rub off on the team as it heads to Nashville.

Warming up for World Cup

If you like the World Cup, Ian Darke and awkward first dates, this clip is going to make you feel like it's Christmas morning. ESPN released an early promo for this summer's World Cup action and it's definitely not what you were expecting but everything you've ever wanted in a commercial.

Crossing the (hair)line?

Dwight Howard got in on the April Fools' Day fun by posting a picture of LeBron James with a regular -- and not receding -- hairline. Ouch.

LeBron did not publicly respond, probably because he was too busy looking at the two championship rings and four MVP trophies he has and Howard doesn't.

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