The 76ers are struggling and, in an attempt to snap their streak, they headed up to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks. The Knicks had lost four straight and five of their last six games before facing the Sixers. The Sixers had lost four straight games and seven straight on the road. New York got 29 points from Carmelo Anthony and a season-high 22 points from Amar’e Stoudemire. They took a 12 point lead into halftime before the Sixers came back in the second half. Led by Jrue Holiday’s 30 points, the Sixers came back into the game but it was not enough as the Sixers fell 99-93 and are no 10 games under .500. More here.
The Daytona 500 was held yesterday and took more headlines this past week than in years past. For the first time ever, a woman was the pole sitter for the sport’s most iconic race. Danica Patrick took the pole last weekend and spent the week in the NASCAR headlines. Patrick became the first woman to lead a lap in the Daytona 500. Unfortunately, Patrick could not take home the victory. Jimmie Johnson took the victory with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mark Martin coming in second and third place, respectively. More here.
The New York Yankees were dealt a large blow yesterday when leftfielder Curtis Granderson was hit by former Phillie J.A. Happ. Granderson, in his very first spring at-bat, was hit on the forearm by Happ’s 2-2 pitch. It was originally diagnosed as a bruise but x-rays taken at the hospital show that Granderson fractured his forearm. The timetable for recover is 10 weeks which puts the Yankee out until the beginning of May at the earliest. More here.