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Jennifer Lawrence Golden Globes Dior gown inspires meme

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

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The red carpet has long been a source of trends that many try to incorporate into their own sense of style. 

Hours after actress Jennifer Lawrence appeared at the Golden Globes in a white Dior gown, many took to Twitter showing off their own interpretations of it -- and it wasn't flattering. 

Pictures of girls, guys -- and even a dog -- wrapped in white blankets held in place with black bands and belts surfaced across multiple social media sites. MTV juxtaposed the look with a scene from "The Little Mermaid." 

So what do you think of the gown -- funny or fashionable?

 

 

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Karvel Anderson named NEC player of the week

Written by Craig Meyer on .

The news really isn't -- and can't be -- all that surprising, but when you score 68 points in two games to open up conference play, you're generally going to get your fair share of recognition.

Robert Morris guard Karvel Anderson got just that Monday, as he was named the NEC player of the week.

From the folks over at the NEC offices:

To say Anderson caught fire last week would be an understatement.  The senior guard carried Robert Morris to a 2-0 opening weekend of NEC play by merely averaging 34.0 points on 64.3 percent shooting from the floor.  He hit 12-20 shots from three-point range, converting at a 60.0 percent clip.  For good measure, the Elkhart, IN native added 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game.  In a 79-70 win at Sacred Heart on Thursday, Anderson dropped a career-high 36 points on an incredible 15-19 night from the field, including 6-7 from beyond the arc.  He also added five rebounds and three steals against the Pioneers.  Less than 48 hours later, Anderson rang up 32 points - including the last nine points of the contest for the Colonials - in a 71-67 victory at Bryant.  He drained 12-23 shots from the floor and 6-13 from long range, while contributing four rebounds and four assists.  His jumper with 38 seconds to play snapped a 67-67 tie, and his pair at the free throw line with 0.9 seconds left helped seal the victory.  Anderson became the first Colonial to eclipse the 30-point plateau in back-to-back games since Gene Nabors turned the trick in the 2000 NEC Tournament.  On the 2012-13 campaign, Anderson ranks fourth in the NEC with 19.3 ppg, and he leads the conference with 3.59 three-pointers per game and 47.7 percent shooting from three-point territory.  He is also fourth in the NEC in field goal percentage at 52.8 percent.


Anderson's easily proven to be the Colonials' top offensive weapon this season and with conference play underway, I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Anderson win a few more of these by the time the season ends.

 

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Sutter: 'It was a freak accident' - 01-13-14

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Following the Penguins' 2-1 road win against the Flames Saturday, Root Sports' Dan Potash conducted an interview with Penguins' left winger Tanner Glass near the visiting team's dressing room in the Scotiabank Saddledome.

In the background over Glass' left shoulder was a doorway to the visiting team's change room where players usually dress after showering. Defenseman Kris Letang opened the door and inadvertently gave Root Sports viewers a glimpse of Penguins center Brandon Sutter which left little to the imagination.

Despite the use of cutaway shots to limit the sight of a naked Sutter, there was enough video to create a frenzy on Twitter and other social media during the early hours of Sunday morning.

(We won't link to the video or any images. Feel free to find them on your own.)

Earlier today, Sutter talked about his accidental appearance on the postgame show:

When did you find out what happened?

"Just after the game. Our [director of communications Jen Bullano] and [manager of team services] Jimmy Britt just kind of pulled me aside and said this is what happened. I didn’t know what to think at first but I don’t think it was as bad I would have originally expected. It was in the distance a bit. There’s not much what you can say about it. It was a freak accident. It is what it is."

Were you unaware cameras were outside the door?

"We knew there were cameras out there. I think we were standing there watching [goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury] do the 'Hockey Night in Canada' interview and we were just sitting there watching TV. I’m pretty sure I was standing right in front of the shower. I’m not sure how it got in there. Like I said, it’s one of those freak accidents. I think in time, it will just kind of cool off a bit. At first, I didn’t know what to think but I think down the road, I’ll probably find it kind of funny."

Have you seen it online?

"Yeah. I don’t have Twitter so I haven’t seen much. Some of the guys have shown me. It is what it is. Not much I can do about it."

Did any friends and family contact you when it happened?

"My brother and sister thought it was pretty funny. Some people were more concerned. Some people thought it was funny. A lot of different reactions I guess. I think it’s something in the future, there will be a lot of jokes about. I’ll just try to run with it."

You're not upset?

"It’s a freak accident. No one could have done much about it. We’ll just try to prevent it from happening in the future."

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UPDATE: Via E-mail, Root Sports senior vice president and general manager Shawn McClintock issued a statement regarding the broadcast:

"Obviously we regret the error, and we have reviewed our procedures with everyone involved to prevent it from happening again. We were doing the interview in a hallway outside the locker room, and the door opened unexpectedly -- but we accept full responsibility, and we apologize to Brandon, our viewers and the Penguins."

(Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Will Ryan Luther play in showdown tomorrow?

Written by Mike White on .

The highly-anticipated showdown between the New Castle and Hampton basketball teams is one day away. Both teams have made it to the game with undefeated records.

Now the big question about the game: Will Ryan Luther play?

Ryan LutherLuther is Hampton's standout senior guard-forward and a Pitt recruit who has missed the last two games with a sprained ankle, sustained in practice last week. The best way to list Luther would probably be questionable. (Luther is pictured dunking against New Castle in last year's WPIAL Class AAAA championship.)

The sprain was bad enough that Luther has not practiced. Even if he does play, he likely won't be close to 100 percent. Hampton is saying it will be a "game time decision."

New Castle's 57-game regular-season winning streak will be on the line. The Red Hurricanes haven't lost a regular-season game since a 58-54 setback to Blackhawk on Feb. 8, 2011.

Game sold out

By the way, if you want to see the New Castle and Hampton game and don't have a ticket, don't go. IT IS SOLD OUT!!!!

The school started selling tickets to students last Thursday and to the general public Friday. It was sold out Friday afternoon.

You can hear the game through the MSA Sports network, either on radio station WKST AM (1200) or on www.msasports.net. Mark Schaas will do the play by play.

Rivalry Tuesday

Tomorrow marks the end of section play in the WPIAL and there are rivalry games in all four classifications.

Besides that, there are a number of games involving teams that are at the top of sections. There is Plum at Franklin Regional, Knoch at Mars, Chartiers Valley at South Fayette, Aliquippa at Beaver Falls and Jeannette at Greensburg Central Catholic. All are big games.

The top two teams in the City League also collide when Obama plays at Allderdice at 3:15.

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Ferry talks Mason, St. Joe's and taking the Dukes back on the road

Written by Stephen J. Nesbitt on .

Duquesne coach Jim Ferry joined the Atlantic 10 teleconference Monday, a day after the Dukes lost, 75-56, to La Salle at the Palumbo Center.

Here's the transcript.

Opening statement ...

"We had a split week. I thought we played really well against Fordham, who I think is a much-improved team that can really score the basketball. I thought we really locked in and played really well, really aggressively. I thought we did the same thing in the first half of the La Salle game last night, and then just went completely cold. We were up 26-21, and then it felt like we didn't score for an eternity. Give credit to La Salle, who did a great job defensively. They were really ticking on all cylinders. Little disappointed that the game got away from us, but they're a really good team that is starting to play really well. We've got to continue to get more consistent in the way we play. We've gotten better defensively, and we've gotten better offensively but have to be more consistent. We need a little more depth stepping up to compete in this league. This is a great league with great teams, and we're going to have to grind through it every day. We've got a tough week this week, obviously, going on the road to St. Joe's, who is an outstanding team, and then at VCU. We've got a lot of work to do this week. Weight room today, and preparing ourselves for St. Joe's.

On Micah Mason getting only 5 points on 3 shots in each of last two games ...

"I think we need to execute a little bit better. We've got to do a better job of screening for him. And we have to move the ball quicker. But Micah's also got to get his feet ready. People know who he is, they're coming after him a little bit and trying to take him away. It's just execution, and as long as Micah doesn't force the issue, we're fine. He's a very unselfish basketball player. If he can get other people shots because teams are trying to take him away, we'll be OK. We do have the ability to score the ball. I think it was all the way around last night that we didn't play well in that second half. We have to make sure we do a much better job of executing."

On taking a young team on the road for two A-10 games ...

"It's going to be challenging. It's going to be very challenging. We just took a three-game road trip prior to the start of the league, and we kind of did that on purpose knowing we're young so we can get these guys acclimated to traveling and what it takes, the focus that's needed on the road. Albeit we didn't play St. Joe's or VCU or anybody of the Atlantic 10 caliber, but we did go on the road to get these guys to truly understand how different it is to go on the road. Hopefully that has helped us. Again, we just have to really play well whether we're on the road or at home. It's going to be challenging for us. Everybody's got to go on the road, and everybody's got to play. So the teams that are going to be really good in this league are going to be able to win on the road."

On St. Joseph senior forward Halil Kanacevic ...

"I think he's phenomenal. His versatility, his feel for the basketball game. He's one of these forwards that can control the basketball game because of his passing ability and the way he sees the floor and keeps everyone involved. And then he's got that ability to score the ball inside and out. I had an opportunity to play as he was growing up in New York (City), then he went over to Hofstra and I saw his development. I think he's fantastic. He's someone that's very difficult to prepare for. He's someone that really forces the issue. You've got to stay really disciplined on him or else he'll pick you apart in a lot of different ways."

On getting a fourth question, when VCU's Shaka Smart got none ...

"Geez, Shaka got it easy this week, and I get this? How 'bout that?!"

On Ovie Soko ...

"Ovie's done a fantastic job for us. He's one of the main cogs of what we're trying to do. He's such a versatile forward. He can hurt you in a lot of ways. Last night wasn't one of his better nights; he became a little frustrated with himself. But with his ability to drive the ball, score in the post and shoot threes, defend and rebound, at most times he causes major matchup problems. We play him all over the floor and he's got great versatility. He's a great competitor. He's a great leader. We lean on him as well as the older guys in our program. We've got to continue to have him play well. It seems like when he plays well, we play well. He's a real big part of what we're doing, and I think he's one of the better forwards in this league. I think he has the ability to be an all-league player in this conference, especially if he continues to do what he's doing and gets better."


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