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NHL

Flames GM Jay Feaster and coach Brent Sutter were “fiery mad” after the Flames shootout loss to the Wild. Sutter reportedly took his anger out on a trash can. [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

Blackhawks defenceman Duncan Keith will reportedly have a face-to-face meeting with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan, as opposed to a phone hearing. Shanahan will be talking to Keith about Wednesday’s elbowing incident vs the Canucks. [Chicago Sun-Times]

NBA

A feud is developing between Kings centre DeMarcus Cousins and Utah Jazz guard Devin Harris. after Thursday’s contest between the two teams, Cousins said “Honestly I’m tired of the kid. I don’t know, like I really don’t know what his issue is…but I can definately solve it.” [Sacramento Bee]

Former Kentucky Wildcat John Wall says he doesn’t think his college coach John Calipari will make a return to the NBA ranks. Calipari is yet to lose a home game during his tenure at Kentucky. [Hoops Hype]

Allen Iverson will not join a basketball team in the Dominican Republic, as was initially reported on Thursday. the 2001 MVP is still working out, “waiting for another opportunity”. [Associated Press]

University of Texas point guard and Canadian native Myck Kabongo is leaning towards entering the NBA draft despite the fact that he is projected to be a 2nd round pick. Kabongo averaged 9.8 ppg and 5.3 apg this season for the Longhorns. [NBAdraft.net]

University of Kentucky small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will enter the NBA draft this year. MKG is averaging 11.8ppg & 7.8 rpg this season. [ESPN]

The San Antonio Spurs are considered the frontrunners to sign power forward Boris Diaw. Diaw was released by the Charlotte Bobcats and is averaging 7.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg & 4.3 apg [Yahoo! Sports]

Larry Bird will be retiring from his position as Pacers GM and President at the end of this season. [New York Post]

NFL

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe told a Minneapolis radio station that he thinks Saints LB Jonathan Vilma should be given a lifetime ban for his role in the bounty scandal. [ESPN]

Broncos President John Elway says Tim Tebow had the choice of whether to be traded to the new York Jets or Jacksonville Jaguars. Tebow claims he was never given the choice. [Denver Post]

Tim Tebow chose the new York Jets over the Jacksonville Jaguars because he believes he has a chance to win the starting QB job in new York over Mark Sanchez. [New York Daily News]

The Broncos will be hard pressed to sign centre Jeff Saturday. If they do reach an agreement, Saturday would be re-united with his old QB Peyton Manning. [NFL.COM]

Stanford QB Andrew Luck completed 46 of 50 passes at his pro day on Thursday. Luck performed in front of over 125 NFL scouts and executives. Luck is expected to be the first overall pick in the NFL draft. [ESPN]

Senator Dick Durbin is setting up a Judiciary Committee hearing about bounties in professional football and other sports. Other pro leagues are invited to the hearing too. [ESPN]

MLB

49-year-old Jamie Moyer threw 4 perfect innings in the Rockies spring training win over the Giants on Thursday night. Moyer is trying to secure a spot in the Rockies starting rotation. [The Score]

Canadian-born Joey Votto is the odds on favourite to win the National League MVP award this season. Votto is the 7-1 favourite while Jose Bautista is listed at 12-1 to win the AL MVP. [Bovada Sportsbook]

Former first overall pick Matt Bush of the Tampa Bay Rays was arrested for DUI and fleeing the scene of a crime.[Tampa Bay Tribune]

The Red Sox, Yankees rivalry appears to already be in full swing. Sox manager Bobby Valentine took exception with Yankees skipper Joe Girardi‘s decision not to play extra innings after their 4-4 tie in Spring Training. [ESPN]

Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain suffered a dislocated ankle while jumping on a trampoline. the injury was described by GM Brian Cashman as “significant”. Chamberlain underwent surgery today. [YES Network]

Red Sox pitcher Bobby Jenks was charged with DUI last night. He is facing charges on 5 different counts. [The Providence Journal]

TWITTER

Matt Forte – (@MattForte22): There’s only so many times a man that has done everything he’s been asked to do can be disrespected. I guess GOOD GUYS do finish last

Metta World Peace - (@MettaWorldPeace): If I was on any other team I could average 20plus…. But the key is can u be a key part of a team…do you know where you are needed…

Metta World Peace – (@MettaWorldPeace): My defense overthrows my offense and then you have three great scorers 24,16,17….so all I have to do is something else..

Jeremy Shockey – (@JeremyShockey): I want to create drama and be on tv so people like me! Should I just make sh** up?

Jeremy Shockey – (@JeremyShockey): Truth travels slowly and gets weaker as it goes. Suitable lies are stronger and run faster…

Braylon Edwards – (@OfficialBraylon): just to clear some weird twitter air, I am far from retiring and far from marriage. just working hard and happy I have a lot of ball left. 

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