#SPORTS! The International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that Russia has been banned AND MORE from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier remained hospitalized in Cincinnati for a second night AND MORE IN SPORTS
A Hattrick from Brayden Schenn helped the Blues on their way to a 4-3 win against the Canadiens last night in Montreal. Scottie Upshall also scored for the Blues as they snapped a 3 game losing streak. The team is off tonight but is back at the Scottrade Center tomorrow night as the Blues take on the Stars. Puck drop is at 7PM.
The International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that Russia has been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, over the country's "systemic manipulation" of anti-doping rules. Russia's Olympic Committee has also been ordered to pay $15 million to reimburse the IOC's costs of investigating the doping scandal and help set up the new Independent Testing Authority. Russian athletes who can prove that they are clean will be "invited" to compete under the name "Olympic Athlete from Russia". They will wear a uniform with that name on it and the Olympic anthem will be played at any medal ceremonies for Russian athletes. The ban is the most extreme punishment ever handed out by the IOC on a participating nation.
Ball State’s Taylor Persons nailed a spectacular three with 1.7 seconds remaining in a tie game to upset number-nine ranked Notre Dame in South Bend tonight, giving his Cardinals their first-ever win in 10 tries against the Fighting Irish. The final score was 80-77, in a game Notre Dame was favored to win by 17. Mizzou beat the Miami of Ohio Red Hawks 70-51 yesterday. Their next game is against Green Bay on Saturday.
LaVar Ball has pulled his middle son, LiAngelo Ball, out of his freshman year at UCLA. Last month, LiAngelo Ball was one of three players indefinitely suspended from UCLA’s basketball team after they were caught shoplifting during the team’s trip to China last month. We’re told LaVar believes the suspension was unfair, especially since the charges were dropped. LaVar’s people says that LiAngelo’s dad thinks, “There’s no need to break down a kid’s spirit for making a mistake.” No word yet on what’s next for LiAngelo—“We are exploring other options with Gelo.”
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier remained hospitalized in Cincinnati for a second night Tuesday while doctors continue to monitor the spine injury he suffered in the Steelers' game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Doctors said in a statement that Shazier had undergone tests and would continue to be monitored and treated over the next day or two until he's cleared to be flown to the hospital in Pittsburgh for further evaluation and care. Encouraging media reports on Monday night said that Shazier's injury was better than originally anticipated, but the extent of it still wasn't clear.
Beyonce was the surprise presenter of Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award to Colin Kaepernick last night. Beyonce said she was "proud and humbled" to present the award. The former San Francisco quarterback, who's been unable to get an NFL job this year, said that Ali, quote, "mentored him without ever meeting him." He added, "I can only hope that I'm taking steps toward walking on the footsteps that he has left behind for the world to follow." Here’s the presentation and brief clip from his speech
In Montana this past weekend, Brockton High School lost to Froid-Medicine Lake High by a score of 102-0—in girls basketball. The lopsided result was due in part to Brockton missing all of their best players due to illness or injury, leaving Coach Terrence Johnson to field a team whose tallest player was 5’7”. “My girls did everything possible to score, and we were trying to find a way to get a crooked number up there,” the coach said. “They did nothing wrong. At the end of the day, they all went home and asked: ‘What’s for dinner, Mom?’”