UCLA student Kevin Wei appears to be only a smidge taller than 5 feet, but that didn’t stop him from challenging Bruins freshman guard Lonzo Ball to a dunk contest. OK, so it was on an 8-foot goal at Pauley Pavilion. If you already have an image of how this ends, you’re probably right. Wei and Ball exchanged dunks, with each defending (air quotations implied) -- resulting in posterizing dunks, one after another. Wei even got a nice jam over Ball, who whiffed with the block. That forced Ball to effectively end Wei’s hopes of somehow coming away an underdog winner in the friendly competition, throwing down an epic windmill jam right in Wei’s face. Thanks to a bystander, there’s video of the whole
Wayne Rooney has been given the green light to seal a move away from Manchester United and he will now have the final decision on whether he leaves the club in the next week, Yahoo Sport UK understands. Rooney was committed to finishing the season at United before sealing a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League, but we have been told that he is now considering his position after the financial rewards for moving before next Tuesday’s Chinese transfer deadline expires. United are open to finalising a deal now as they have been offered ‘substantial’ compensation to release the striker who broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time goal scoring record after firing his 250th goal for the club in the 1-1 draw at Stoke last month.
Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter has been fined $300 after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from a dispute with a bar bouncer and a police officer last month. Porter entered the plea Tuesday in City Court in Pittsburgh, ending a case in which he originally faced a serious felony charge of aggravated assault for allegedly grabbing the officer's wrists outside a bar after a bouncer denied him entrance Jan. 8. Four days later, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. said he'd reviewed surveillance video of the incident and announced plans to drop all but two citations against Porter - for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness - setting off a public relations tug of war involving Porter, police and the city's Citizen Police Review Board.