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Good Morning: 1.16.13

The Chicago Bears hired Marc Trestman fresh from the Canadian Football League where he won consecutive Grey Cup championships with the Montreal Alouettes.

The Chicago Bears hired Marc Trestman fresh from the Canadian Football League where he won consecutive Grey Cup championships with the Montreal Alouettes. Trestman is a quarterback guru and will be announced at a 10 am press conference today.

 

The Lakers won their second game in a row against the Milwaukee Bucks as Kobe and D12 both put up 31 points. Dwight also grabbed 16 boards.

 

Jamal Crawford scored 12-straight points to open the fourth quarter en route to a 30-point night and a 117-109 victory over the Houston Rockets for the Clips.

 

The Nets won their seventh straight thanks to 22 points from Brook Lopez and 21 each from Deron Williams and Joe Johnson.


 

Nobody wants to be the next GM of the Jets.


 

The Chargers officially hired Mike McCoy as their next head coach and stated they will not be leaving San Diego – with LA being the possible destination – in 2013.

 

Rafael Soriano is heading to the Washington Nationals.

 

The Charlotte Bobcats grabbed 29 fewer rebounds than the Indiana Pacers, a franchise low in the 103-76 loss.


 

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Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams both won in the Australian Open, setting up an excellent third round match between the two.

 

Surging Wisconsin took down No. 2 Indiana last night, plus other action in college basketball.


 

Coach K went off on Maryland for leaving the ACC, calling them short-sighted and egotistical among other things.

 

Check out Rajon Rondo's crazy pregame routine.

 

Lance Armstrong isn't getting any love from officials. The WADA says it'll take more than an interview with Oprah for Lance to have his suspension overturned, and the Feds laughed at his $5 million offer (he's on the hook for about $30m).

 

Barry Bonds is selling his crib for $25 million.

 

A loose ball went past midcourt and Blake Griffin was the only one around to pick it up. You know what happened next.



 

FLASHING LIGHTS


 

Luther Campbell calls Spike Lee “Hollywood's resident house negro” for his comments criticizing Quentin Tarantino and Django: Unchained

 

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Apparently, Kim Kardashian gets a lot of fan art.

 

Chief Keef may see jail time for parole violation.

 

Raekwon has a new EP, Lost Jewelry.


 

A$AP Rocky performs "Long.Live.A$AP" and "Wild for the Night' on Letterman.

 

 

Ab-Soul and Kendrick released a video from "Illuminate" from Soul's criminally underrated Control System album.

 

 

DID YOU REALIZE?

 

President Obama is set to announce gun control plans today. His proposals are likely to include a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, plus a universal background check system. His approach hopes to curb everyday violence as well as mass shootings.


 

New York didn't waste much time in changing its laws, which are now the toughest in the nation.


 

School bus drivers from NY went on strike this morning, leaving over 150,000 kids without a way to school. The union is upset that the city won't extend their contract, meaning many drivers could be out of work on June 30. The city, which desires to save money on their next deal, says it can't extend the contract anyway because of competitive bidding laws. It doesn't sound like this union is doing drivers much of a favor, unless we're missing something here.

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Police in Zimbabwe seized 4 tons of marijuana.

 

Bombings near a local Kurdish Democratic Party building killed 19 people and wounded over 200, while six suicide bombers in Afghanistan attacked an intelligence agency in Kabul, killing one and wounding 30.

 

The GOP is becoming the party of small business, going against bigger businesses who get tax breaks and have suspicious intentions.

 

Facebook's new Graph Search could be the next tool for online dating, plus one-stop shopping for advertisers and creepers alike.



 

EVERYTHING I AM

 

A romantic oral history of President Obama's first term, with comments from Joe Biden, Desiree Rogers, Jon Favreau, Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod.


 

GOTTA HAVE IT

 

J. Period freestyles over Illmatic on “Rage is Back.”