The first month-plus of the NBA season hasn't quite gone as planned for the Brooklyn Nets. Between their head coach getting fined for strategically spilling drinks, one of their veteran players being out significant time due to a broken bone in his right hand and the ouster of its supposed top assistant coach, the team some predicted would compete with the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers for Eastern Conference supremacy has been a laughingstock. The awkwardness continued Thursday night with another Atlantic Division disappointment — the crosstown rival New York Knicks.
Just after halftime of a game the Knicks eventually won 113-83, Kevin Garnett and Andrea Bargnani came cheek-to-cheek. KG and Bargnani later got tangled up — with Bargnani being ejected — in a game between a pair of teams that have major issues.
Rock my world
Jason Dufner and Keegan Bradley are pals. That was evident during the opening round of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge — aka Tiger's Private Party at Sherwood — when two of the last three PGA Champions were paired together. After missing a rock in a bunker on his back swing, Dufner picked up the object and placed it in Bradley's golf bag.
That's my dog!
Meanwhile in pool play of the Argentina World League final of field hockey, a match between England and Germany was interrupted by a dog running on to the pitch. Yes, it appeared to be a German Shepherd.