BREAKING NEWS: Mike D’Antoni Resigns As New York Knicks Head Coach

After a rocky road this season up to now, New York Knicks head coach Mike D’Antoni has decided to step down as resign. With stars like Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and emergence of Jeremy Lin, the team is currently on a 6-game skid and rumors of issues in the locker D’Antoni decided it was his time to go.

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ESPN Fires Employee Responsible For Offensive Jeremy Lin Headline, Suspends Another

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ESPN announced Sunday disciplinary action imposed on three employees for three separate incidents of racial-insensitivity related to the company’s coverage of New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin.

The employee responsible for the “Chink in the Armor” headline that ran on ESPN.com’s mobile site after the Knicks lost the Hornets on Friday night has been fired. New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin has been the subject of an incredible amount of coverage. (AP Photo)

ESPN on Saturday apologized for that headline, plus a similar reference made last week by ESPNews anchor Max Bretos. Bretos, who uttered the phrase “chink in the armor,” perhaps with no ill-intent, while interviewing Knicks television analyst Walt Frazier, has been suspended for 30 days, ESPN announced.

Bretos apologized via Twitter and said he did not mean to offend anyone.

“Wanted 2 apologize 2 all those I have upset. Not done with any racial reference. Despite intention,phrase was inappropriate in this context,” Bretos tweeted.

“My wife is Asian, would never intentionally say anything to disrespect her and that community,” he added.

ESPN said it has been made aware of a third incident, which occurred on ESPN Radio, but the radio commentator is not an ESPN employee.

“We again apologize, especially to Mr. Lin,” ESPN’s statement says. “His accomplishments are a source of great pride to the Asian-American community, including the Asian-American employees at ESPN. Through self-examination, improved editorial practices and controls, and response to constructive criticism, we will be better in the future.”

On Sunday, Lin said he had moved on. “ESPN had apologized, and I don’t think it was on purpose or whatever,” Lin said.

“At the same time, they apologized and I don’t care anymore. I have to learn to forgive and I don’t even think that was intentional.”

Lin also used his postgame press conference to ask members of the media back in Taiwan, where his grandmother and some of his other relatives live, to respect their privacy.

“One special request I have is for the media back in Taiwan to kind of give them their space, because they can’t even go to work without being bombarded and people following them,” he said. “And so, I just want people to respect the privacy my relatives in Taiwan. Hopefully, this will get back to everyone.”

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Harvard Upsets No. 24 Boston College, 82-70

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After just beating the No. 1 ranked team in college basketball 72 hours previous to the start of last night’s game, the No. 24 ranked Boston College Eagles took an upset loss. Going into there game against Harvard at home last night, Boston College was riding a high as they just the No. 1 team and on the verge of continuing their success this season and hopefully rising in the rankings, but Harvard had other plans. BC was just 2-13 from the 3-pt line and had no answer for Harvard’s guard Jeremy Lin who scored 27 points in the 82-70 upset of Boston College. This win was Harvard’s first ever against a ranked opponent.

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