...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
My wife and I are proud Wolverines and aunt and uncle to a boy who is living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the leading genetic killer of children. A drug that is currently in clinical trials has stopped the progression of this previously incurable disease in all trial users. However, this drug only addresses one of the genetic mutations that cause DMD.
The petition linked below asks the FDA to approve this drug on an accelerated timeline (normal approval takes four years). Accelerated Approval will help get this drug - and variants of it that help boys with different genetic mutations, like our nephew - to the kids who need it to be available now. For our nephew and thousands of other boys, this could be the difference between life and death.
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Here's the article from MLIVE:
It will be good to have him around for the playoff push considering the physical state of Zetterberg and Datsyuk.
Game moved to Cyprus for the obvious reasons (thankfully not cancelled altogether).
US (4-2-3-1): Howard; Castillo, Brooks, Onyewu, Cameron; Jones, Kljestan; Johnson, Dempsey, Bedoya; Altidore
Ukraine (4-2-3-1): Pyatov; Fedestkyi, Kucher, Rakytskyi, Makarenko; Tymoshchuk, Rotan; Yarmolenko, Edmar; Konoplyanko; Zozulya
LeBron James scored 61 points against the Bobcats tonight. 22-33 FG, 8-10 3P, 9-12 FT, 7 REB, 5 AST, 2 TO. I've already seen quite a few people on Twitter say "Well it's against the Bobcats", to which the correct response is: Yes, the Bobcats have the 6th best defense in the league, per possession. Impressive performance, whether you like the guy or not.
On a local note, Andre Drummond pulled down 26 rebounds in a win :( over the Knicks. Most rebounds by a Pistons player since Ben Wallace had 28 in 2002.
I hesitate to post this weekend's SB update; however, I know many of you are big softball fans. Besides This is Michigan and nothing is too trivial for us.
The big rains that invaded Southern California this weekend washed out most of the games this weekend at the Louisville Slugger Invitational at Lakewood, Cali. We did get one game in this weekend against the Utah Valley Wolverines. All the other games were cancelled and today the AD anmnounced that we would play UCLA at their field since the girls will be in Cali this week.
We beat Utah Valley 6-1 in a mercy-rule win. Sara and Haylie split the pitching duties. Sara limited the Wolverines to 1 run off 2 hits; she had 2 Ks and 2 BBs. Haylie blanked the Wolverines off 1 hit; she had 4 Ks and 1 BBs. Haylie got the win to improve her record to 8-0. The game was tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the third before the wheels fell off for the Wolverines.
On offense, the Wolverines scored 7 runs off 10 hits. Romo led the offense by going 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs and 1 run scored. Caitlin went 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs and 1 run scored. Kelsey went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs. It was a well-balanced offensive attack for the Wolverines.
We will play at UCLA Tuesday and Wednesday before heading to the World Class Judi Garman Classic this weekend.