NBA journeyman Jamal Crawford has taken his talents to the west coast, the east coast and a couple of places in between. During half-time of a recent game, a reporter asked if he could name the 17 coaches he’s played for.
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Perfect pitch for One Direction star

It’s one way to boost your crowd average. Doncaster Rovers reserves this week fielded a player who can draw an audience. Defender Louis Tomlinson, better known as a singer with One Direction, played after signing as a non-contracted player last August. About 4000 people watched the 0-0 draw with Rotherham.

Medal-winning performance

They breed them tough in Russia. So determined is figure skater Evgeni Plushenko to prove he was injured during the Sochi Winter Olympics, he’s been trying to have his surgery to repair an artificial disc in his back shown live on national TV on Sunday. Many people would see the procedure in “some kind of live broadcast”.

There’s no smoke without ire

After German side Schalke’s 2-1 defeat of Bayer Leverkusen’s Kevin-Prince Boateng was snapped enjoying a beer and a smoke while awaiting a drug-test, a club director warned Bild newspaper of “consequences”. He was right. Schalke lost their next match, to Real Madrid, 6-1. Maybe Boateng had just run out of puff.

One tweet deserves another 

Brett Lee’s mate Piers Morgan is out of work after his CNN show was axed. Many wonder why another dumped super-ego, Kevin Pietersen, is yet to speak about it. Morgan tweeted incessantly in support of Pietersen after he was dropped. One should never love with the expectation of receiving love, but . . .

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