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Triangle Cheat Sheet: Jadeveon Clowney Impresses at the Combine (Sort of), and Saying Good-bye to the Olympics

Everything you need to know and read about the day in sports.

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A lot of news happens over the weekend, but here’s the one big thing you really should know:

The NFL combine is under way, and as expected, players are impressing team scouts, but not quite enough. Former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney had a strong showing in the 40-yard dash, clocking in at 4.53 seconds, a time faster than many of the wide receivers and running backs present. However, he skipped the position drills because of a hip flexor issue, leading to more talk about his lack of work ethic and motor skills. Here’s a full listing of top performers at the combine (tomorrow is the last day). And here is a video of Clowney running the 4×100 relay in 2010:

And here’s a Vine of him benching:

For more updates on college basketball, the last Olympics mention, and NBA news, read Spike Friedman’s “About Last Night.

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Here are a few interesting Internet things we found today that we wanted to share:

This is a cool video from the New York Times about Olympic athletes who use imagery and visualization to help them get better at their sport:

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Another Olympics hit: This story from Wired’s Jeffrey Marlow is about how science helped a man who suffered an Achilles injury turn into a medal contender.

And for a more sobering read, this piece from Luke Cyphers of SB Nation is about the risk of running outdoors and the dangers of drunk driving.

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Lastly, here are the sporting events that should be on your radar tonight (all times Eastern):

Tonight in the NBA, you can pick from five games, the most competitive which may be Celtics-Jazz at 9 p.m. If you’re more into watching terrible, free-fall basketball, maybe you should catch Bucks-76ers at 7. If you want a more casual viewing experience, check out Warriors-Pistons and Clippers-Pelicans. And if you’re a Knicks fan (or a Mavs fan, or just like Spike Lee), tune into NBATV at 7:30.

The top college basketball games are slightly more entertaining, though only two ranked teams are playing. Check out ESPN at 7 to see if no. 4 Syracuse falls in its third consecutive game, this time to soon-to-be-non-ACC rival Maryland. If you like Big 12 play or watching promising freshmen, Oklahoma plays no. 5 Kansas at 9. Here’s a full listing of the games today.

And if you don’t like watching basketball, (1) I don’t know what you’re doing here, and (2) you can just watch The Bachelor on ABC.