Mike Woodson has been fired as the head coach of the New York Knicks. The Knicks missed the playoffs for the 1st time since the 2010 season in 2013 as Woodson went 109-79 since taking over late in the 2011 season with the Knicks.
Rolando McClain just came out of retirement last week for the Baltimore Ravens, but now he has again retired from the NFL today at age 24 to pursue a degree at the university of Alabama and he will try and correct his legal troubles because he was arrested 3 times in a 11-month span recently.
New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova has been placed on the 15-day DL after he partially tore his UCL in his right elbow in a 16-1 loss to the Rays on Saturday. Mark Texeira was also reinstated from the 15-day DL on Sunday to replace Nova on the roster and Vidal Nuno will likely replace him in the rotation.
Rick Adelman has not had much success the past couple of seasons in Minnesota as a head coach and at the age of 67 after 1,042 wins over 23 seasons he has decided to retire from coaching. Adelman will now remain as a consultant in the Timberwolves organization.
Tyrone Corbin took over the Utah Jazz after Jerry Sloan resigned in early 2011, but Corbin hadn't been that successful with the Jazz as he only compiled a 112-146 record in 3 seasons as he was fired by Utah on Monday after a dismal 25-57 2013 season.
Big Time Sports performer of the night
Los Angeles Angels 1st basemen Albert Pujols is our Big Time performer off the night on Tuesday as he went 2-4 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI's in a 7-2 win over the Nationals. Pujols also became only the 26th player in MLB history to reach the 500 home run mark.
What to watch for
Clippers look to bounce back in game 2 against the Warriors
Golden State barely edged the Clippers 109-105 on the road in Los Angeles on Saturday in game 1, but now the Clippers will try to bounce back in game 2 at home against the Warriors tonight at 10:30 PM ET.
On this day in sports history
On this day in 1914, the first ever game was played at what is now known as Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Big Time Sports poll question of the day
Eastern conference playoff matchups
8 seed Atlanta Hawks vs. 1 seed Indiana Pacers - series tied 1-1 - Next Game: 4/24/14 @ ATL - 7:00 PM ET
7 seed Charlotte Bobcats vs. 2 seed Miami Heat - MIA leads 1-0 - Next Game: 4/23/14 @ MIA - 7:00 PM ET
6 seed Brooklyn Nets vs. 3 seed Toronto Raptors - series tied 1-1 - Next Game: 4/25/14 @ BKN - 7:00 PM ET
5 seed Washington Wizards vs. 4 seed Chicago Bulls - WAS leads 2-0 - Next Game: 4/25/14 @ WAS - 8:00 PM ET
Western conference playoff matchups:
8 seed Dallas Mavericks vs. 1 seed San Antonio Spurs - SAS leads 1-0 - Next Game: 4/23/14 @ SAS - 8:00 PM ET
7 seed Memphis Grizzlies vs. 2 seed Oklahoma City Thunder - series tied 1-1 - Next Game: 4/24/14 @ OKC - 8:00 PM ET
6 seed Golden State Warriors vs. 3 seed Los Angeles Clippers - series tied 1-1 - Next Game: 4/24/14 @ GS - 10:30 PM ET
5 seed Portland Trail Blazers vs. 4 seed Houston Rockets - POR leads 1-0 - Next Game: 4/23/14 @ HOU - 9:30 PM ET
5 highest paid players by sport based on their average salaries
Highest average salaries in the NFL
1. Aaron Rodgers - Quarterback - Green Bay Packers - Average salary: $22 million
2. Matt Ryan - Quarterback - Atlanta Falcons - Average salary: $20.75 million
3. Joe Flacco - Quarterback - Baltimore Ravens - Average salary: $20.1 million
4. Drew Brees - Quarterback - New Orleans Saints - Average salary: $20 million
5. Peyton Manning - Quarterback - Denver Broncos - Average salary: $19.2 million
Highest average salaries in the NBA
1. Kobe Bryant - Shooting Guard - Los Angeles Lakers - Average salary: $27,849,149
2. Dwight Howard - Center - Houston Rockets - Average salary: $21,897,818
3. Chris Paul - Point Guard - Los Angeles Clippers - Average salary: $21,468,696
4. Carmelo Anthony - Small Forward - New York Knicks - Average salary: $21,388,954
5. Joe Johnson - Shooting Guard - Brooklyn Nets - Average salary: $20,609,682
Highest average salaries in the MLB
1. Clayton Kershaw - Starting Pitcher - Los Angeles Dodgers - Average salary: $30,714,286
2. Justin Verlander - Starting Pitcher - Detroit Tigers - Average salary: $25,714,286
3. Matt Cain - Starting Pitcher - San Francisco Giants - Average salary: $25.5 million
T-4. Josh Hamilton - Right Fielder - Los Angeles Angels - Average salary: $25 million
T-4. Felix Hernandez - Starting Pitcher - Seattle Mariners - Average salary: $25 million
T-4. Ryan Howard - 1st Basemen - Philadelphia Phillies - Average salary: $25 million
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