Sports Briefs: News From Around the Leagues

Odom’s condition slowly improving

Former NBA player Lamar Odom made headlines this week after he was found unresponsive at a brothel in Nevada.  According to, he was making “steady improvement and doing good Saturday” after “regaining consciousness on Friday.”

“Odom was texting and speaking sentences from his hospital bed,” the article from mentioned.

Odom was found unconscious at the Love Ranch Vegas Brothel in Crystal, Nevada. According to, authorities said, “He [Odom] had taken cocaine, alcohol and 10 doses of an herbal sexual-enhancement drug during a four-day stay at the brothel.”

Kobe Bryant, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul were among the many who visited Odom at the hospital.

According to, “Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, Odom’s estranged wife, has been with him at the hospital…and has been making medical decisions about his treatment.”

Michigan State wins last-second thriller

The Michigan State Spartans defeated the Michigan Wolverines 27-23 with seconds counting down on the clock.

With only 10 seconds left, the Wolverines led 23-21. The team and celebrating fans thought the game was over.

According to, “Michigan was punting at the 50, but punter Blake O’Neill fumbled the snap and Michigan State safety Jalen Watts-Jackson scooped up the game’s first turnover, ran 39 yards and scored a touchdown.”

The Wolverines as well as the fans were stunned as “the clock ran out as soon as Watts-Jackson crossed the goal line, and Michigan State [had] a wildly improbable 27-23 victory,” according to the article.

Montreal Canadiens land Tomas Plekanec

According to, “The Montreal Canadiens have signed center Tomas Plekanec to a two-year extension.”

According to the article, “the deal was worth $12 million in total, paying $7 million next season and $5 million in 2017-18.”

Plekanec turns 33 on Oct. 31 and was supposed to be a free agent on July 1. According to, “the contract does not include a no-trade or no-movement clause.”

“Plakanec has scored four goals in five games as the Canadiens have started the season 5-0-0 for the first time in franchise history,” the article mentioned.

Shaleena Bautista
Staff Writer
Published October 21st, 2015