Wakeup Call: Nuggets take a page out of the Heat's book

Wakeup Call: Nuggets take a page out of the Heat's book
March 22, 2013, 8:30 am
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Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Friday, March 22:

BASEBALL

-- MLB says no, but, man, it sure seems like they've got their PED radar honed in on Ryan Braun. (NBC's Hardball Talk)

-- Remember yesterday, when we said Hanley Ramirez could be out two weeks or two months? Well, make it two months. (AP)

-- Take that, Texas! (AP)

-- We salute you, Captain Wright. (AP)

-- The Yankees plan to play the same DL-avoidance game with Derek Jeter that the Red Sox are playing with Stephen Drew. So those of you who like to spend your spring-training days on the back fields with the minor-leaguers are in for a treat. (AP)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

-- Want a quick wrap of everything that happened yesterday? Here it is. (NBC's College Basketball Talk)

-- As for me, I'll remember Marquette's miracle against Davidson, though no one could have enjoyed it as much as Golden Eagles fanatic Trenni Kusnierek . .. (AP)

-- . . . Gonzaga's narrow escape against Southern . . . (AP)

-- . . . and Saint Mary's near-miss against Memphis. (AP)

-- And can't forget dear old Harvard, though that game is chronicled elsewhere on this site. (College Basketball Talk)

-- Oh, and in case you didn't stay up to see it, Syracuse put a historic whuppin' on Montana. (AP)

-- Tiger Woods picks his winner in this year's tournament. (golfchannel.com)

-- Trying to get your arms around the women's tourney? Here you go. (AP)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

-- Jarvis Jones was pleased with his performance at Georgia's pro day, though a 4.92 in the 40 couldn't have pleased the 32 teams there to see him. (AP)

GOLF

-- Your first-round leaders: Justin Rose . . . (AP)

-- . . . and Jane Park.

HOCKEY

-- Martin Brodeur is both a goal-stopper and a goal-scorer in his first game back from the pinched nerve in his upper back and neck. (AP)

-- The Canadiens beat the Islanders and are now 14-1-4 in their last 19 games. No wonder the Bruins can't catch them. (AP)

-- A Swedish goalie was the star of the show last night at Madison Square Garden . . . but it wasn't Henrik Lundqvist. (AP)

-- Speaking of Lundqvist, he sounds like he's getting pretty tired of having to be perfect every night to bail out the Rangers' popgun offense. (NBC's Pro Hockey Talk)

-- Looks like everyone's going to try to be a buyer at this year's trade deadline. (Pro Hockey Talk)

-- The Maple Leafs' Joffrey Lupul gets a two-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman. (AP)

PRO BASKETBALL

-- The Nuggets take a page out of the Heat's book, as they rally from a five-point deficit in the final 10 seconds and beat the Sixers for their 14th straight victory. (AP)

-- So if they can win after falling behind by 17 points in Boston, and win after falling behind by 27 points in Cleveland, when are the Heat ever going to lose again? (AP)

-- Enjoy it now, Miami, because Jerry West thinks the Lakers can beat anyone, even you, in the playoffs. (NBC's Pro Basketball Talk)

-- Derrick Rose says 'nobody . . . but God' knows when he'll be back playing for the Bulls. (CSN Chicago)

-- But I doubt even God knows when Andrew Bynum's going to play again . . . or who'll give him a contract after this year's fiasco in Philly. (Pro Basketball Talk)

-- Another twist in sad Royce White tale: He's leaving the Rockets' D-League team because he says the team physician thinks it's "most logical I be in Houston the remainder of the season". (AP)

PRO FOOTBALL

-- It looks like the Steelers, Broncos and Ravens are in a game of musical chairs for Elvis Dumervil and Dwight Freeney. (NBC's Pro Football Talk)

-- And the Falcons and Dolphins are in one for Osi Umenyiora. (Pro Football Talk)

-- You mean the Ravens may actually keep somebody?? (CSN Baltimore)

-- David Carr's continuing his gig as Eli Manning's caddy. (AP)

-- From the police blotter: Bears fullback Evan Rodriguez is arrested in Miami for disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer. (AP)

-- And former Dolphins star Mark Duper is arrested for knocking his 17-year-old son unconscious twice during a series of fights. (AP)

TENNIS

-- Legal problems aren't limited to football: Jennifer Capriati is charged with stalking and battery after she allegedly punched her ex-boyfriend. (AP)