GOOO(300)OOL: Lionel Messi, already arguably the greatest soccer/futbol player of all time, notched his 300th career goal in Spain’s La Liga play in the 25th minute against Sporting de Gijón on Wednesday. Messi is the only player in history to score 300 La Liga goals. [ESPN FC]
Remembering “the Intimidator”: Dale Earnhardt, who was part of the first wave of NASCAR drivers to make the sport a truly nationwide phenomenon, died 15 years ago today in a tragic crash during his last lap of the Daytona 500.
Turmoil at the Olympics, Part 1: The famously fast Kenyan track and field team may be preemptively banned from Olympic competition after the country missed a deadline to prove it was combatting doping, said Sebastian Coe, a famed runner and the president of track and field’s world governing body, the IAAF. “We have to be much more proactive,” Coe said. [BBC]
Turmoil at the Olympics, Part 2: The U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team could ultimately replace Mike Krzyzewski as head coach after he was hospitalized earlier this year, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said. Krzyzewski, who of course coaches Duke’s men’s basketball team, was slated to lead Team USA into Rio after claiming the gold medal four years ago. [NBA.com]
“You Got Baby Nuts!”: An actual Kimbo Slice quote, uttered at a press conference Thursday before his upcoming Bellator fight against Dhafir Harris: “You got baby nuts, Dada. You got baby nuts. I bet my nuts bigger than yours.”
This day in Bellator MMA history. Kimbo Slice to The REAL DADA 5000: ‘You got baby nuts!’
Posted by MMAFighting.com – The Mixed Martial Arts News Website on Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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