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Quinnipiac holds off Fairleigh Dickinson 58-56

Quinnipiac holds off Fairleigh Dickinson 58-56

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) Ike Azotam had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Jamee Jackson provided key defensive plays as Quinnipiac edged Fairleigh Dickinson 58-56 Saturday.

Azotam scored nine first-half points, then added a layup to open the second half and give the Bobcats (8-12, 4-4 Northeast Conference) a 34-23 lead. The Knights (7-14, 2-6), however, ran off the next 12 points to lead 35-34 as Kinu Rochford and Mathias Seilund made two baskets each.

Zaid Hearst's 3-pointer with 2:58 to play gave Quinnipiac a 56-51 lead, and Jackson, in the final minute, stole the ball once from Sidney Sanders Jr. and twice blocked layup attempts by Sanders, the second of which could have tied the game with 5 seconds left.

Shaq Shannon added 12 points for Quinnipiac. Azotam's double-double was the 25th of the junior's career.

Rochford scored 14 points and Sanders 11 for the Knights, who have lost five straight.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks destroy Wizards' mascot G-Wiz in WWE title match

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks destroy Wizards' mascot G-Wiz in WWE title match

Before the Wizards faced off with the best team in the NBA Monday night, the Bucks tried to send a message ahead of pregame intros. 

Giannis Antetokounmpo, joined by Robin Lopez, Wesley Matthews and a number of his Bucks teammates, challenged Wizards mascot G-Wiz to a title fight in the tunnel, and it did not go well for the latter. 

G-Wiz was outnumbered 4-to-1. He didn't have a chance, not to mention the fact that Antetokounmpo performed an egregiously illegal move by smashing G-Wiz in the face with the championship belt. The reigning NBA MVP should have been disqualified immediately. 

The Bucks have had plenty of time to practice for this day too. Before every game this year, Milwaukee holds intrasquad wrestling matches to get themselves ready for tip-off.

It's unclear how much preparation G-Wiz went through with Wizards players prior to this game. 

Hopefully the Bucks will arrange a fair rematch the next time they come to town. The odds were stacked heavily against G-Wiz in this one and Wizards fans should be furious. 

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Former Redskin D.J. Swearinger pays tribute to Sean Taylor with new tattoo

Former Redskin D.J. Swearinger pays tribute to Sean Taylor with new tattoo

D.J. Swearinger may have had short, yet quite eventful, two-year tenure in Washington, but he may have just endeared himself in the hearts of Redskins fans forever. 

The former Washington free safety recently inked a new tattoo paying tribute to one of the best free safeties and Redskins legend in Sean Taylor. Swearinger was signed in the offseason heading into the 2017 season before starting all 31 games he played in the Burgundy and Gold. 

He made eight interceptions, 132 tackles, and one Pro Bowl appearance as a part of Greg Manusky's secondary. Now, he cemented a roster spot on the New Orleans Saints -- the third time he's switched teams in two years following his release from the Redskins. 

Taylor was killed in a 2007 armed burglary and remains a fan favorite of Redskins fans everywhere. 

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