Good Morning: 2.12.13

The LA Clippers held a dunk contest in the middle of routing the 76ers 107-90, ending their eight-game road trip with consecutive wins.



Micheal Bourn finally has a place to play baseball. Bourn signed a four-year deal with the Cleveland Indians for $48 million. Bourn will join Cleveland's other major offseason signing, Nick Swisher, in the Indians' outfield.


Freshman Ben McLemore put an end to a three-game Kansas losing streak with 30 points against rival Kansas State at the Fieldhouse.


The Boston Celtics are already down Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger for the season, and may have lost Leandro Barbosa last night in a loss to the Bobcats, which ended the Celts' seven-game winning streak.


San Antonio took another opportunity to rest stars, sitting Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli, but still took down the Bulls, 103-89.


Mike Tyson made a surprise cameo in How I Met Your Mother involving a baby and a strip club.


The Olympic Committee has decided to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympics.


Will you take three minutes to watch the ten best plays of Carmelo Anthony's career? Sure you will.





The Miami Heat dispute Lil' Wayne's claim that he was booted from the Heat game.


A hacker used Alicia Keys' account to tweet Drake lyrics. Better than tweeting her own lyrics.


J. Cole apologized and thanked his fans for patience while he perfects his second album. To hold fans over, the Born Sinner dropped a fresh EP. You can download it here.


Kid Cudi announced his next album will come out on April 23rd.


Kanye West's high school teachers speak on his success.


Woody's Produce has remixed a bunch of Outkast songs. Enjoy it: it's the only new Outkast we'll hear for awhile.



Ride around with Spitta in his latest video “Mary.”





Pope Benedict XVI has decided to retire, citing heath deterioration, the first Pope in six centuries to do so. Reports say Benedict has been mulling the decision for months but the decision left many shocked.


CNN looks into Chicago's problem finding witnesses due to the code of silence and fear of being targeted.



Stars and Stripes has challenged a part of Phil Bronstein's excellent piece, “The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden… Is Screwed” saying “the Shooter” was eligible for free healthcare for five years through the Department of Veterans affairs.


The manhunt continues for Chris Dorner, who may have had an accomplice in his attempt to flee the country for Mexico.


North Korea conducted another nuclear test, this one reportedly much more powerful than the previous two, a move condemned by almost everyone, including China.


President Obama is expected to announce an executive order on cybersecurity to help protect businesses from Chinese attacks, saying 95 percent of businesses are vulnerable or have already been hit.


The President will also give the State of the Union address tonight, and the nation will watch to see how he acts following his reelection. The NYTimes reports we'll likely see a President full of confidence, one focused on his goals and dismissive of those getting in his way.




A Los Angeles judge has begun reducing the sentences of the extremely unequal three-strikes offenders. Five inmates had their sentences reduced, beginning the process for up to 1,000 more. Hopefully this is just one step toward the path of desperately-needed prison reform.




Got some more J Dilla for you, as the anticipation builds for a 2013 album.



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