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MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Baltimore at Boston, 1 p.m. (WEEI-AM 850)
MLB: NY Yankees vs. Washington, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Cincinnati vs. Kansas City, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: Washington at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (CSN)
NBA: Golden State at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: New York at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
NHL: Boston at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Buffalo at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: UCF at Illinois State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Akron at UT Arlington, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Boise State at Illinois, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Bakersfield at Colorado State, 11 p.m. (ESPN2)
AROUND THE WEB:
— The wife of Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall was escorted from Bankers Life Stadium on Sunday after the team’s loss to Kentucky.
Lynn Marshall was said to be “loudly cursing” when a police officer approached her and asked her to leave her seats in the lower bowl of the arena.
Later, a police officer escorted her back into the building for her husband’s postgame press conference.
A reporter on the scene tweeted about Lynn Marshall’s state during the incident.
When one Kentucky radio writer tweeted a video of the coach’s wife during the game, the NCAA forced him to remove it.
Franklin explained this tweet further on Kentucky Sports Radio.
“Someone from the NCAA came and got my name and told me I could no longer tweet about her because ‘it made her upset.’ I guess it didn’t make anyone else upset when she told Malik Monk to get in the weight room or told Isaiah Briscoe to buy some bigger shorts or told Calipari to ‘shut the f-ck up’ or told Roger Ayers he is garbage or any of the other classy things she yelled between F-bombs,” Franklin said. “The poor security guard made multiple attempts to calm her down before calling for help and then deciding “we have to be delicate because she is the coach’s wife … I just hope she has a safe trip back to Wichita.”
The video, which isn’t even that outrageous, has since been reposted to the Kentucky Sports Radio website and on Twitter.
— Former 49ers receiver Dwight Clark announced in a tweet on Sunday he has been diagnosed with ALS.
He elaborated on the news in a post on his blog, in which he admits he thinks playing football might have caused his disease.
I’ve been asked if playing football caused this. I don’t know for sure. But I certainly suspect it did,” Clark wrote. “And I encourage the NFLPA and the NFL to continue working together in their efforts to make the game of football safer, especially as it relates to head trauma.”
49ers legends reacted to the news about their former teammate.
In a statement, Joe Montana expressed his sadness at the diagnosis.
“Jennifer and I are saddened by the diagnosis of Dwight,” Montana said. “This is a difficult time for Dwight, Kelly and all of us who love him. He is family, and in our continual thoughts and prayers. We hope the public will be cognizant of Dwight’s desire for privacy.”
“To live with another of my best friends struggling with a disease like ALS is devastating,” said Ronnie Lott. “I’m asking all of us to not only send their prayers but I’m asking you to do whatever you can to fight this disease. Dwight will be a champion, which he has been able to show since I met him, since the first time he’s hugged me and to this day moving forward.”
“DC has done so much for me as a player and friend,” Jerry Rice added. “My rookie year he showed me how to run that out route! We know him for the catch but he’s a great individual who cares about people. Please pray for him Faithful through this adversity!!! I love the guy!!!!”
Clark concluded his statement vowing to fight the disease and hopefully work to find a cure.
“I’m not having a press conference or doing any interviews. That time will come,” Clark wrote. “Right now, I’ve got work to do. I’ve got to devote all my energy preparing for this battle and I would hope you can respect my family’s privacy as I begin this challenge. My ultimate hope is that eventually I can assist in finding a cure for ALS, which disrupts the lives of so many and their loved ones.”
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The first inning, my triceps got a little tight toward the end of the first one. I told the trainers in between that inning, went back out and it stayed tight the whole time. Nothing crazy. Just a little triceps tightness.” — Drew Pomeranz, on his early exit from Sunday’s spring training game with triceps tightness
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Bobby Orr (69)