Frank Vogel on hot seat?
The Indiana Pacers might have blasted past the Atlanta Hawks in a 101-85 win Tuesday night, but that doesn't mean coach Frank Vogel is safe. Vogel, according to sources, is coaching for his job right now, after Indiana went from NBA title near-favorites to possible upset victim in short order. Is this fair for Vogel? Who is most to blame for the team's recent struggles?
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A year ago, Tracy McGrady was playing a bit part in the San Antonio Spurs' run to the NBA Finals -- his longest journey into the postseason:D. Clarke Evans/NBAE/Getty Images
On Wednesday, McGrady fulfilled a quite out-of-left-field (sorry) dream, officially becoming a pro baseball player by making the independent Sugar Land Skeeters' Opening Day roster as a 6-foot-8 right-handed pitcher. (And no, this is not the Skeeters' official mascot.)AP Photo/Pat Sullivan
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Forget Southern California-Northern California or the Battle of Texas. Raptors-Nets has been the most heated first-round NBA playoff series, with verbal shots fired by Toronto GM Masai Ujiri, some Brooklyn Nets veterans and, most notably, the cities' respective tabloids.
It started with this, from the Toronto Sun:
Then this, in response to Ujiri's "f--- Brooklyn" comment from before Game 1, after the Nets took a 1-0 series lead:
The NY Daily News headline: "Don't f*** with Brooklyn" pic.twitter.com/BovyfiT26t— NBA Legion (@MySportsLegion) April 20, 2014
And Wednesday, after the Raptors leveled the series 1-1, the Sun went with a headline reminiscent of an old Shaquille O'Neal rap lyric:
The Toronto Sun takes a shot at the Nets again....front page of the paper this morning. "JurASSKICK Park" pic.twitter.com/U9L3zZKLQk— NBA Legion (@MySportsLegion) April 23, 2014
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Much of Lakers swingman Nick Young's appeal as a player is his belief that he can do anything. Swaggy P has never met a shot he doesn't think he can make, a pass he doesn't think he can complete or, apparently, a vehicle specifically constructed for the purpose of smoothing and cleaning ice hockey rinks that he doesn't think he can drive.
Considering the Kings lost in overtime to the Sharks on Tuesday night and are down 3-0 in the series, this picture might end up being the highlight of their 2014 postseason.
Albert Pujols smacked two home runs Tuesday night, making him the 26th player in MLB history to reach the 500 home run mark. Over to you, baseball history buffs: Can you name the other 25? Some are obvious, but several -- unless you've got your MLB milestones memorized -- are tricky.
More: Will Pujols get to 600?