A high-profile incident involving Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and a heckling fan highlights the sometimes overly-close physical proximity between NBA fans and the targets of their derision.,On Monday night, Westbrook and 45-year-old Shane Kiesel exchanged insults during the second quarter of the Thunder’s game with the Jazz in Vivint Smart Home Arena.,Westbrook explained after the game that Kiesel’s insult is the latest in a series of disdainful remarks by fans aimed at him and other NBA players when playing in road arenas.,First, Kiesel and several other fans in Vivint Smart Home Arena were issued co-called “warning cards” pursuant to the NBA’s Fan Code of Conduct.,In addition to the Fan Code of Conduct, the uniform player contract signed by every NBA player contains provisions that empower commissioner Adam Silver to punish Westbrook.

Pentucket freshman Tyler Knox wrapped up one of the area’s all-time great wrestling seasons on Saturday with a second place finish at the New England championships.,Knox and Fry battled to a draw through the first two periods, with Fry taking an early lead on a takedown before Knox came back with a reversal in the second to tie the match at 2-2.,Though Knox fell one win short of his stated goal of the New England championship, it was still a historic season for the freshman, who finished the year with a 49-1 record.,He now owns a career record of 89-9 and will have a great chance at shattering the area’s all-time wins record if he continues at his current pace over the next three years.,Ostrander hasstrong showing

There is a good chance that all-time wins record will be held by Triton’s Anthony Ostrander when all is said and done, and this weekend the junior ended his terrific season with a strong performance at New Englands. read more

Known more these days as one of the top quarterback draft preppers – as opposed to being Carson Palmer's brother or a former Texas-El Paso quarterback -- Jordan Palmer thrives during this January-to-April interval when he trains top quarterbacks for the NFL Draft in a relative vacuum.,"It is the only time period in a quarterback's entire life, for three months, they're going to have nothing else but personal development," Palmer said.,It is in this moment where Missouri's Drew Lock and his career currently resides training with Palmer.,Since the Senior Bowl, Drew Lock has resided in Southern California working with Palmer and Justin Hoover, his quarterback coach from back home in Kansas City, Missouri.,For now, Lock lives in a Dana Point, California, apartment with Hoover and Buffalo QB Tyree Jackson, a fellow Palmer client.

BREATH BLESSING: Beginning a Jewish Mindfulness Journey with Jeryl, Brown, MSW and Rabbi Debra Cantor at the Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford on Thrusday, Feb. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon - $60; free for Neshama Patrons - Please RSVP to B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom by calling 860-243-3576 or [email protected] CEI TALKS: Tunxis Community College’s Civic Engagement Institute invites the community to the following free lectures and discussions during the semester, in 600 Building, Room 6-127 Farmington.,SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA: Shabbat Dinner Friday, March 1 following 6:00 p.m. Shabbat Services at B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom, 180 Still Road, Bloomfield - $18 per person $40 family maximum — Please RSVP by calling the BTS Office at 860-243-3576 or [email protected] PLAY: Renbrook School presents “Freaky Friday” Renbrook School, Stedman Auditorium, 2865 Albany Ave., West Hartford.,Learn more about preschool through grade 8 at Renbrook School by visiting www.renbrook.org GOLF RULES CLINIC: The Rockledge Men’s and Women’s Clubs are sponsoring a free 2019 USGA Golf Rules Clinic on Saturday, March 2 from 10 am to 12 pm at the Rockledge Grille in West Hartford.,Monday, March 4, 7:00pm - 8:45pm West Hartford Libraries and the Capital Classics Theatre Company team up to bring you the Shakespeare Book Club monthly.,WEST HARTFORD GARDEN CLUB MEETING: Thursday, March 7, 12 p.m. Joan Butler and Jana Milbocker present “Birdscaping, Home Sweet Home: Turning Your Property into a Mecca for Birds”.

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RIB LAKE - Jayden Dobbs hasn't been on a football field in a competitive game in almost two years.,Jayden, a 2012 graduate of Athens High School, was signed by the Salina Liberty of the Champions Indoor Football league earlier this month.,"I just didn't want to end a great time in my football career like that," Jayden said.,His dad knew, though, that Jayden wouldn't end his time in football like that.,(Photo: T'xer Zhon Kha/USA TODAY is a 'labor of love' for longtime high school coaches RELATED: Badgers star Sam Arneson passes on NFL "I don't want to look back with any regrets" Now, Jayden gets done substitute teaching at Rib Lake Elementary School and drives to Medford to work out at the local high school. read more

“When I went last year, it was very exhilarating to wrestle in front of a big crowd,” said senior heavyweight Ryan Knox, who is making his second consecutive trip to AC.,Joining Knox is fellow senior Derrick Rooney, who wrestles in the 182-pound weight class.,Being that they are close friends as well as two of the higher weight class Rams, Rooney and Knox spent much of their practice time sparring together.,Knox is hoping both he and his teammates can make some noise in this final match not only of the season, but also of their RHS careers.,“It feels so great to call myself a two time state qualifier but it would be even better to bring home some hardware by the end of the trip,” said Knox.

Beasley did just that, keeping his finals opponent — Norwell senior Kade Zadylak — raised off the mat often enough to take away some of his scoring chances on the way to an 11-5 victory and a berth in the first round of the State Finals Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.,Lone defeated Fort Wayne Snider senior Vertis Hawkins by 18-3 technical fall, Mississinewa junior Kyler Funk 8-5 and Garrett senior Austin Leech by 13-0 major decision before losing 3-2 to Jay County junior Mason Winner in the finals.,Senior Adam Hooley (145) and sophomore Ibrahim Khaoucha (195) of Northridge, junior Rasheek Bonds (120) of Goshen, seniors Brandon Bergman (182) and Brian Bergman (285) of Lakeland and senior Isaac Weimer (113) and junior Kyler Brown (126) of West Noble all lost in the second round.,Bowing out in the first round were freshman Jasper Graber (106), sophomore Justin Puckett (113) and junior Caid Lacey of Northridge, freshman Nick Olson (106), seniors Christian Santos (132) and Braxton Rodriguez (138) and junior Kaleb Kilmer (220) and Jose Rosales (285) of Goshen, freshman Ben Miller (113) of Lakeland and junior Shayne Tierney (145) of West Noble.,FORT WAYNE SEMISTATE Team scores: Jimtown 64.5, Huntington North 64, Yorktown 47, Central Noble 44, Oak Hill 41, Fort Wayne Carroll 36, Bellmont 35, Adams Central 32, Western 32, Rochester 31.5, Garrett 28, Norwell 28, Leo 26, Jay County 25, Wabash 24, Prairie Heights 21.5, Homestead 21, Northridge 21, Fairfield 16, NorthWood 15, Columbia City 11, Madison-Grant 11, Manchester 11, Fort Wayne Snider 10, Bluffton 9, Churubusco 8, Eastern 8, Monroe Central 7, Angola 6, Delta 6, East Noble 4, Southern Wells 4.

The Stanley County Buffaloes, Miller/Highmore-Harrold Bandits and Sully Buttes Chargers wrestling teams all met up for the Big Dakota Conference Wrestling Tournament at Parkview Gymnasium in Fort Pierre on Saturday.,23 teams in total competed in the one day tournament.,The Bandits placed 11th with 55 team points, while the Chargers placed 21st with six team points.,The Winner Warriors won the Big Dakota Conference Wrestling Tournament by getting 185 team points.,Action for that tournament is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

Full Placing Results for area teams at Big Dakota Conference Wrestling Tournament in Fort Pierre read more

ESPN, along with other media outlets, reported Thursday afternoon that the Pelicans sent forward Nikola Mirotic to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Jason Smith, Stanley Johnson and four second-round draft picks.,Mirotic, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, is averaging 16.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, both of which are career highs.,The Pelicans also officially announced Thursday that the team had acquired forward Markieff Morris, as well as a 2023 second round draft pick, from the Washington Wizards in exchange for forward Wesley Johnson.,Morris is a former lottery pick was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 13th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, one spot before his twin brother and Kansas University teammate Marcus.,In 26 games (13 starts), the former lottery pick out of Syracuse averaged 3.7 points and 2.1 rebounds.

The traditional signing day Wednesday merely padded Oregon's already stellar recruiting class, the best in school history.,GETTING DEFENSIVE: Washington capped its recruiting class by landing two of the top defensive players on the West Coast.,Washington had seemed to be the favorite for Heimuli for most of the recruiting period, but his Menlo-Atherton team advancing to the state title game in California impacted his ability to make a decision in time for the December signing period.,The abrupt departure of new offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury after 34 days shook up the Trojans' recruiting class and led to the departure of receiver commit Bru McCoy, who spurned USC for Texas.,The day had an international flavor with the Utes bringing in 6-foot-7 offensive lineman Bamidele Olaseni, a native of London who played last year for Garden City Community College in Kansas, and fellow 6-foot-7 offensive lineman Luke Felix-Fualalo, a former rugby player in Australia who played last year for prep powerhouse Mater Dei in California.