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MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Boston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (CSN)
NBA: Dallas at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. (NBATV)
NFL: Houston at Oakland, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Tennessee at Wisconsin, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Georgetown at Oregon, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Saint Francis Brooklyn at Providence, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Georgia at George Washington, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Notre Dame at Colorado, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Western Carolina at Ohio State, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Norfolk State at Butler, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Oklahoma State at UConn, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Kansas at UAB, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Texas at Northwestern, 9:30 p.m. (Longhorn Network)
College basketball: North Carolina at Chaminade, 11:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
AROUND THE WEB:
— The NBA has fined Warriors coach Steve Kerr $25,000 for public critisism of an official after comments Kerr made on Thursday during a radio appearance.
The Warriors won a close game against the Raptors on Wednesday during which the referees made some calls Kerr didn’t like.
Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan was not called for blatant traveling and this inspired Kerr’s comments.
“I can literally put together a blooper reel of plays that are embarrassing travels that are just not called,” Kerr said, adding: “It’s a shame. Guys are getting away with murder out there. And fans see it. My favorite is when you see the visiting team travel and you see like a 1,000 fans in the background all doing the traveling signal with their hands. If those people saw it, how come the refs didn’t?”
The amount of $25,ooo is the typical fine for coaches publicly criticizing officials.
— NFL kickers set a collective league record on Sunday but it was not something to be proud of.
Kickers around the league missed a total of 12 extra points, which is the first time in 46 years that more than 10 kicks were missed in one week, let alone one day.
Here is a list of all the kickers who botched their PATs:
Vikings’ Kai Forbath (serving as Blair Walsh’s replacement)
Giants’ Robbie Gould (missed twice)
Bears’ Connor Barth
Bengals’ Mike Nugent (missed twice)
Lions’ Matt Prater
Jaguars’ Jason Myers
Browns’ Cody Parkey
Patriots’ Stephen Gostkowski (of course)
Seahawks’ Stephen Hauschka (blocked by the Eagles)
Redskins’ Dustin Hopkins
ICYMI: A Fox sound technician didn’t stand a chance against Vikings defensive lineman Linval Joseph. As the Vikings were running out of the tunnel during the pregame ceremony before taking on the Cardinals on Sunday, Bernie Beaudry ran in front of Joseph and fellow lineman Brian Robison and was absolutely bulldozed by Joseph.
He broke his glasses and had a bloody nose, but Beaudry survived to tell the tale.
“Stupidest thing in 20 years doing this job,” Beaudry said after the game.
Robison posted the video on Facebook after the game and captioned it: I hope Bernie Beaudry is ok tomorrow morning!!!! Tough sucker though, I know he finished the game!
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It’s like riding a bike. I’ve been playing this game for a long time, so I’m just happy to be back out there with my teammates.” — Patriots running back Dion Lewis, on his return to the field on Sunday after recovering from an ACL tear he sustained in November
THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: In 2010, Tom Brady and the Patriots beat Peyton Manning and the Colts, 31-28. Brady threw for a total of 186 yards with two touchdown passes, one of them to Aaron Hernandez. Manning threw for 396 yards with four touchdown passes but three interceptions. The Patriots rose to 8-2 on the season.