Sunday, March 18, 2012

#UNC PG Kendall Marshall Suffers Broken Wrist

The Tar Heels defeated Creighton 87-73 to advance to the Sweet 16. In their winning efforts, they also suffered a loss. Starting PG Kendall Marshall suffered a fractured right wrist. His status for the remainder of the tournament is unknown. He is left handed so depending on the severity of the injury he may still be able to play. The injury was suffered in the second half of the game. Marshall finished the game with 18 points and 11 assists.

Coach Roy Williams stated that he will speak to medical staff, Marshall, and his parents about his status for the remainder of the tournament.

Kobe Zoom VII "ELITE" Home/Away *Release Info*

The Elite system is finally here. It is a system that is built to enhance performance during the post season. The Elite version seen here is the Kobe Zoom VII Elite, home and away colorways. The colorways are inspired by the Larry O'Brien trophy (NBA CHAMPIONSHIP Trophy). The colors coincidentally match the Lakers gold uniforms.

Upgraded Features:

-Full Length Zoom Air midsole
-Carbon Fiber external heel counter
-Hexagona 3D patter (scale pattern, featured on previous Kobe Zoom VI)

The Home version consists of a white upper, black heel counter, and a gold swoosh. The shoe also features a translucent outsole.

The Away version consists of an all black shoe, with gold accents featured on the swoosh and tongue logo.

Release Info:

Home: 05/12/12
Away: 04/20/12

Retail: $200

Kobe Talks About Playing w/o Fisher & What Ramon Sessions Brings

Kobe Talks about losing Fisher

Kobe Talks about Ramon Sessions skill set

49ers Sign WR Mario Manningham

The 49ers continue to build up their receiving core. The 49ers and WR Mario Manningham agree to a two year deal. Wide Receiver was a position that the Niners needed help in, and adding a solid receiver like Manningham definitely helps. Mario, had a big catch down the stretch to help the Giants beat the 49ers in the NFC Championship game. Now he trades his Giants blue in for 49ers Red and Gold.

Mario Manningham spent his entire 4 year career in New York. During those 4 seasons he caught 160 passes, for 2,315 yards, and recorded 18 Touchdowns. His best season, he caught 60 passes for 944 yards.

The Niners added WR Randy Moss to begin the free agency signing period, and have now added Manningham. This gives them a variety of weapons to go along with tight end Vernon Davis, and running back Frank Gore. Not to mention, the 49ers have arguably the top defense in the NFL.