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TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: San Antonio at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (NBA)
College basketball: Brown at Providence, 7 p.m. (FS2)
College basketball: Purdue vs. Arizona State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Princeton vs. California, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Villanova vs. La Salle, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Youngstown State at Michigan State, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Fresno State at Marquette, 7:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: IPFW at Notre Dame, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Texas at Michigan, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Florida vs. Duke, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Seton Hall at Hawaii, 9:30 p.m. (FS1)
AROUND THE WEB:
— Just days after being voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Bud Selig is opening up about his handling of steroids in baseball as the commissioner.
Selig teaches a “Baseball in American Society” class at the University of Wisconsin and spoke with ESPN about his lecture on steroids and baseball last week during which his students began to grill him about how he dealt with the issue.
“They asked me, ‘When were you aware of it?'” Selig told ESPN’s Jayson Stark on Monday, “and, ‘Why didn’t you do more?'”
” … I talked to a lot of baseball people,” Selig said. “Over and over and over again. But you know, by 2000, I moved [to impose testing and suspensions] in the minor leagues, which I could do unilaterally. So that’s 15 years ago. So this idea that we didn’t do anything just isn’t accurate.”
“You know, I’ve thought about it a hundred times, because I’m pretty tough on myself,” Selig said. “And I honestly don’t know what else I could have done. That’s my answer.”
But Selig continued, saying he should have done more. When Stark suggested he could have spoken out more about the issue of steroids earlier, Selig admitted he could have done that.
“Maybe you’re right,” Selig said. “Maybe I should have said more.”
— Former Jets and Colts defensive back Antonio Cromartie watched his two former teams battle each other on Monday Night Football this week and took to Twitter to tell everyone what he thought of the game.
“Watching the #NYJvsColts game right. All I can is wow. Embarrassing right now,” Cromartie, whose account is protected, tweeted.Cromartie spent 11 seasons in NFL, five with the Jets and began this season with the Colts before they cut him after four games.
— In a political stance against Donald Trump, a group of Cavaliers players, reportedly including LeBron James, are boycotting the SoHo Trump hotel while staying in New York City to play the Knicks this week.
The Cavaliers planned to stay in the Trump hotel and excused this group of players from staying there.
Many Cavaliers players are not Trump supporters. James and teammate J.R. Smith campaigned for Hillary Clinton during the election and Iman Shumpert recently declared he will not visit Trump’s White House with the team if the Cavaliers win the NBA championship.
The Bucks, Grizzlies and Mavericks have already stopped staying in Trump hotels on the road.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I did, a friend sent it to me. We were in touch this week a few times just with a couple of things that we were talking about football-wise. We exchanged some text messages, too. He’s a great guy. He’s someone I’ve always looked up to. He played the game — there’s nobody physically or mentally tougher than that guy and endured the streak that he had. It was incredible. I’ve always really looked up to him. It was really cool.” — Tom Brady, on Kirk & Callahan Monday morning, on Brett Favre’s video congratulating Brady on his record-setting 201st win
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Adam Hyzdu (45)