Overtime: March Madness Takes on a Literal Meaning

By Melva N. Lloyd

Even the President gets it wrong sometimes.

The first full weekend of the 2010 edition of March Madness is over and unlike last year, President Barack Obama hasn’t accurately  predicted the overall winner.

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Overtime: Tiger Woods Announces Return to Golf

By Melva N. Lloyd

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We knew that Tiger wouldn’t be able to stay away from the golf course for too long.

On Tuesday, Woods announced that he would make his return to golf at the place where he won his first major:  The Masters.

“The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect,” Woods said in a statement. “After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I’m ready to start my season at Augusta.” Continue reading

Overtime: Marion Jones Gets a Second Chance

By Melva N. Lloyd

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Ex-Olympic star and former world’s fastest woman Marion Jones, announced Wednesday that she would become the newest member of the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock.

Jones most recently made headlines for serving a six-month jail sentence stemming from steroid use and check fraud during her record-shattering track and field career.  Ten years ago, the North Carolina University alum shined throughout the Sydney Olympics, winning the gold medal in the 100, 200 and 1,600 meter relay and the bronze in the 400 meter relay and long-jump.  Continue reading

Overtime: It All Comes Crashing Down

By Chris Swails

Former Philadelphia 76ers guard, Allen Iverson is experiencing some ‘tough times’ to say the least. For starters, (no pun intended) Iverson’s 4-year old daughter, Messiah is suffering from an undisclosed illness. To make matters worse, His wife Tawanna Iverson recently filed for divorce after 8-years of marriage. According to Stephan A. Smith of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Mrs. Iverson filed for divorce last Tuesday at Fulton County, GA Superior Court. She stated that their marriage is “irretrievably broken” and she is filing for custody of their five children. The crushing blow released this morning involved A.I. in serious gambling and alcohol issues. Smith reported that A.I. has been banished from casinos on Detroit, MI and Atlantic City, N.J.

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Overtime: Team USA Wednesday Domination

Shaun White wins gold in mens snowboard halfpipe

Team USA is looking to ‘white-out’ the competition at the Vancouver games. On Wednesday the team set a new U.S. record for winning 6 metals in one day, ousting their previous record (5 medals in a single day), achieved at the 2002 Salt Lake City winter games. Among Wednesdays 6 medals, golds came in women’s downhill, men’s 1,000-meter speedskating and men’s snowboard halfpipe.

Source: Yahoonews.com

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Overtime: Antawn Jamison Headed For Cleveland

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards and L.A. Clippers ink a six-man deal that could prove effective in the post season for the Cavs. Wizards forward Antawn Jamison will be joining King James and crew in exchange for the ‘Big Z’ Zydrunas Ilgauskas, a 2010 first-round draft pick and rights to Emir Preldzic. In addition, the Cavs acquire Clippers guard Sebastian Telfair and the Wizards receive forward Al Thorton. Forward Drew Gooden was picked up by the Clippers in last weeks trade deal with the Dallas Mavericks.

Source: ESPN.com

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Overtime: NO Saints Take The Lombardi

The New Orleans Saints are the Super Bowl XLIV Champions, they defeat the Minneapolis Colts 31-17. Saints QB Drew Brees is named Super Bowl MVP.

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