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NBA Referee Sues AP Reporter Over Tweet

NBA referee Bill Spooner filed a lawsuit on Monday against Associated Press reporter Jon Krawczynski for a tweet made on Jan. 24 when Minnesota hosted the Houston Rockets.

During the second quarter of the Timberwolves-Rockets game, Spooner called a foul on Anthony Tolliver of Minnesota. Timberwolves head coach Kurt Rambis was upset about the call and asked Spooner how he would get those points back.

Shortly after, Krawczynski tweeted, “Ref Bill Spooner told Rambis he’d “get it back” after a bad call. Then he made an even worse call on Rockets. That’s NBA officiating folks.”

Spooner, 54, is seeking in excess of $75,000 for “defamation per se to his professional and business reputation, a declaratory judgment that the Twitter publication constitutes defamation and an injunction requiring the removal of defamatory statements from the Defendants’ Internet postings.” Read more

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Boston College Wins the 59th Beanpot

Boston College prevailed in the final of the 2011 Beanpot, defeating upstart Northwesterneastern 7-6 in overtime. It’s the 16th championship and third in the last four years for the nation’s No. 1 team.

You have to feel for Northeastern and their fans: “A: We are Northeastern Q: Why can’t we have any nice things?”

Lou Holtz Silenced When It Comes To Politics

You can officially add ESPN to the list of places where you shouldn’t discuss politics or religion.

After Lou Holtz had some choice words to say about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, an ESPN spokesperson said the 73-year-old would be silenced when it came to politics.

“We have discussed this with him and he will not be involved in any future similar efforts,” said Mike Soltys of ESPN.

In an e-mail sent Tuesday on behalf of the National Republican Congressional Committee, Holtz was urging support for Republican candidates in the upcoming November election.

“You see, despite the slew of positive polls and media reports on our Party’s terrific chance to recapture the U.S. House majority, the truth is the ball is still on the 20-yard line with plenty of time on the clock,” Holtz said.

At the conclusion of the e-mail, Holtz suggested GOP leaders in the House are well positioned to “fire Nancy Pelosi” in November. Read more