Lakers eyeing Chris Paul, Dwight Howard
Just one offseason after the “Lebronathon” and the all the drama that came from Chris Bosh and Lebron James taking their talents to South Beach, the Los Angeles Lakers are attempting to make this off-season period all about their possible “big three” superstars. Sources close to the Lakers organization claim that the team is very interested in acquiring Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets and Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic. ESPN NBA analyst Chris Broussard claims that LA is willing to “trade anyone on their roster besides Kobe Bryant” to make the deal happen, meaning all members of the squad besides No. 24 seem to be negotiable. Paul has publicly said he would like to join the New York Knicks and his friend Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire while Howard continues to say publicly his wishes are to remain with Orlando.
Marlins offer 10 year contract to Pujols
In yet another free agency move to help make the Back to the Future 2 prediction of Miami in the World Series come true, the Miami Marlins have reportedly offered former St. Louis Cardinal Albert Pujols a 10 year contract. The Marlins have been arguably the most aggressive team in the off-season so far, acquiring superstar closer Heath Bell and All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes formerly of the San Diego Padres and New York Mets respectively. The Chicago Cubs have also made an offer to Pujols’ agent but the specifics of the possible contract have not been made public. The former Cardinals’ slugger turned down what has been believed to be a nine year, $200 million dollar contract from his former team before the beginning of the 2010 season.
Newton breakings rushing TD record
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton continued to add to his impressive rookie season, as he set the NFL single-season record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a 38-19 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Newton rushed for three scores, and passed Steve Grogan’s record of 12, set in the 1976 season. Amazingly, Newton also caught a 27-yard pass from wide receiver Legedu Naanee, and threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Naanee as well. Newton has lived up to his lofty expectations that came with being the number one overall pick, throwing for over 3,000 yards, with 13 passing touchdowns to go along with his 13 rushing touchdowns so far this season. With four games left, Newton should easily eclipse 4,000 passing yards, and has a legitimate shot at 20 rushing touchdowns, which would likely lead the entire National Football League.