MURPHY’S LAW: Hawks Smart Play, Royce White Returns, Barnes Big Dunk

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Another sign Kirk Ferentz is listening to fans, and his new assistants: a scrimmage Saturday that is much closer to being a spring game. It’s another smart move. Not only will it energize fans, players love keeping score too…

The Drake Relays Pole Vault in the Mall just keeps packing them in. What a great idea this is. Fans love it, and the athletes do too. Germany’s Bjorn Otto cleared the bar at more than 19 feet. He entertained on two levels…

As the Rockets continue in the NBA playoffs, their top draft pick will make several stops in Des Moines on behalf of mental health advocacy. What a long, strange trip year one has been for Royce White. Hopefully a healthy one as well…

Harrison Barnes had his best game as a pro at a good time. Barnes scored 28 points in the Warriors playoff win over Denver. Two of those points are worth a replay

The Des Moines Register reports Ankeny girls basketball coach Scott De Jong is headed to Centennial, and former Cyclone star Kelsey Bolte will take over the Hawkettes. It’s the latest in a line of interesting moves that will no doubt quickly make for a heated crosstown rivalry, no matter how unthinkable now…

The latest ESPN 30 for 30 film, Elway to Marino, is terrific. It’s the story of the 1983 NFL Draft. From Elway refusing to play for the Colts, to Marino going after Eason, Blackledge, and O’Brien (among others), it shows how much goes on behind the scenes…

We talked on our radio show about the most embarrassed we’ve been while watching a movie. For me, it was seeing “Something About Mary” with my dad (hair gel), and “The Reader” with my mom. I should have known with Kate Winslet in it, there would be sex and nudity. Both were good movies though…

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