Power Forward’s Roundup (April 26, 2013)

An alligator has just crossed through a sand trap and is lying down on the other side. A man is brushing the sand in the trap to erase the gator's footprints.

Wow: College Athlete Ends Career To Donate Bone Marrow To Man With Leukemia (Dead Spin)

Is this man going to be the first out gay player in the NFL? “Alan Gendreau would seem an unlikely pioneer. He is a former kicker for Middle Tennessee State, the leading scorer in Sun Belt Conference history, a little-known 23-year-old who wants a shot at the N.F.L. And he is gay.” (The New York Times)

It’s gotta be better than what it’s replacing: College Football Playoff replaces the BCS (AP via ABC News)

Tomorrow! Celebrate Wembley’s 90th Birthday in London This Weekend (Bleacher Report)

Gone Swimmin’—African American Women and Hair (New Inquiry)

Boston Marathon
Shoes from Boston Marathon runners are shaped on a black floor so as to form a heart in the center. They are a rainbow of colors, the red and pink ones closest to the center. Text inside the heart created by the shoes reads: "We Will Finish the Race."

Ladies snooking! (is that a verb?) “Yesterday marked the very first Ladies Day at the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield’s Crucible, with world-class female players taking to the arena to prove they are just as talented as the men.” (The Independent)

Cuba ends half-century ban on pro boxing (AP via Yahoo)

Rick Pitino keeps promise, gets a tattoo on his back (SB Nation)

You should watch this: “The Trials of Muhammad Ali”: Boxing Champ’s Refusal to Serve in Vietnam Was the Fight of His Life (Democracy Now)

No offense but DUH: Twitter account of Alabama’s D.J. Fluker: ‘Yea I took $ in college’ (SB Nation)

This Is A Motocross Backflip In Slow Motion:

Sarah Stevenson, Great Britain’s most successful taekwondo fighter, announces retirement from the sport (The Telegraph)

13-year-old Bone Cancer Patient, Markell Gregoire, Announces Saints Pick of Kenny Vaccaro (Bleacher Report)

I don’t know what this means but it is BIG NEWS for people who do understand it: Chris Gayle hits fastest century in cricket history (The Telegraph)

I’m including this because I love Mario BalotelliHow Mario Balotelli Has Found Success so Quickly at AC Milan (Bleacher Report)

WTF, Parents? CALM DOWN. Calif. man arrested in shooting of player’s father at Little League T-ball game after argument (Fox News)

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