From "The Rundown" : Natural Rivalries


Unless you believe dogs to be color-blind. (In that case, please reacquaint yourself with basketball in the Big East.) In last night's episode, No. 11 Georgetown opened the game on a 14-0 run before No. 4 Syracuse closed it on a 73-42 run. And with that, the 'Cuse upped its record to 5-0 against ranked teams this season, and coach Jim Boeheim passed Jim Calhoun for sixth all-time with his 819th career win.

More from The Rundown, including the natural rivalry between the King and Flash, and the one between people with the same last names, after the jump.


So it sure seemed like LeBron James and Dwyane Wade played their own private game of horse during the second quarter of their game in Miami. The King scored 20 points and Flash nearly matched him with 17. Over the last 10 seasons in the Association, there have been only two other quarters in which one player scored at least 20 points and one opposing player responded with at least 17 points. Ben Gordon (21) and Vince Carter (18) did it in the fourth quarter of their game on April 11, 2006. And just ten days before that, it was D-Wade (21) and LeBron (18) once again, this time in the fourth quarter in Cleveland. That game saw the King put up 47 points, 12 rebounds, and 9 assists, while Wade put up 44 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 assists.


Everything, when you're talking goalies and the name is Brodeur. Which means you could be in for a treat tonight in Ottawa, where the Senators host the Devils (7:30 pm ET). Because Devils icon Martin Brodeur could face his distant relative and Sens backup Mike Brodeur. And if you look at their NHL career numbers, it's Mike with the edge in goals-against average (1.00 to 2.21) and save percentage (.966 to .914). Sure, Mike's career only spans three games, but who are you to take the jelly out of his donut?


Bill Haas birdied the 17th hole, then he birdied the 18th hole to win the Bob Hope Classic by one stroke. It's his first career win on the PGA TOUR. His daddy, Jay, has nine career wins on the PGA TOUR, including the 1988 Bob Hope Classic. So those two are the 8th father-and-son duo to each win an event on the PGA TOUR.

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