Video: Scott Hartnell Punches Drew Stafford Some, Followed by Obligatory HartnellDown

Video: Scott Hartnell Punches Drew Stafford Some, Followed by Obligatory HartnellDown

Some might say the person that winds up on top is the winner
of the fight, but that isn’t always the best indicator when that fight is
against Scott Hartnell. Hartsy dropped the gloves with Buffalo’s Drew Stafford
on Sunday, landed a few quality punches, then spun himself to the ground while
swinging for the fences – all in customary Scott Hartnell fashion.

The Sabres took exception to a pair of dangerous hits from
behind by Hartnell, the first of which landed the 2012 All Star in the box.
When the second didn’t, Stafford – not known for fisticuffs – decided to go for
a round.

In reality, Stafford hardly threw a punch at all, and whether
or not he landed one is up for dispute. Hartnell definitely got more than one
in on his opponent though, and had he landed that haymaker he was lining up in
the end… well, best not to speculate I suppose.

Buffalo won the war of course, which really is all that
matters – not that they had any assistance or anything. But as far as the first
Flyers’ fight of the year is concerned, well at least there was one win to take
from Sunday’s game.

(via HockeyFights.com)

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Report: Andrew Bogut expected to sign with Cavaliers after buyout from Sixers

Report: Andrew Bogut expected to sign with Cavaliers after buyout from Sixers

Andrew Bogut, we hardly knew ye. 

After coming over from Dallas as part of the Nerlens Noel trade, Bogut is already thinking about his next move.

With the Sixers expected to buy out Bogut's contract, the former No. 1 overall pick will look to sign with the Cavaliers, according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon. 

The Sixers swapped Noel for Bogut, Justin Anderson and a top-18 protected first-round pick — which will likely turn into two second-round picks — last Thursday. 

With LeBron James begging the front office for help, the Cavaliers are also expected to sign Bogut's former Dallas teammate Deron Williams in Monday, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania

La Salle suffers demoralizing loss to struggling UMass

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La Salle suffers demoralizing loss to struggling UMass

AMHERST, Mass. -- Zach Lewis scored a career-high 37 points, including six three-pointers, and Massachusetts pulled away from La Salle 84-71 on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak.

Lewis, whose 37-point effort was the best for any player in the Atlantic 10 this season, hit nine of his 16 field goal attempts overall and was a perfect 13-for-13 at the free throw line. Dejon Jarreau added 20 points and four three-ponters for UMass (14-15, 4-12).

Pookie Powell hit five 3-pointers and scored 24 points, and B.J. Johnson added 20 points to lead La Salle (14-13, 8-8).

Both teams shot similar percentages and had similar three-point totals, but the Minutemen finished with a plus-14 advantage at the free throw line.

La Salle remained within striking distance but a 13-4 stretch for UMass midway through the second half pushed its lead to 63-51. The Minutemen kept the Explorers at arm's length the rest of the way.