Curry Comment About Moon Was Meant As a Joke
Warriors star Stephen Curry didn’t mean it.
Curry told ESPN this week he was joking when he questioned on a podcast whether astronauts landed on the moon, comments that sent social media into a tizzy.
He also said he will accept NASA’s invitation to tour the lunar lab at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
“Obviously I was joking when I was talking on the podcast,” Curry told ESPN. ”(Then) I was silently protesting how stupid it was that people actually took that quote and made it law as, ‘Oh my God, he’s a fake-moon-landing truther,’ whatever you want to call it, yada, yada, yada. So I was silently protesting that part about it, how the story took a life of its own.”
Ward still sidelined
The Browns will again be without rookie starting cornerback Denzel Ward, who will miss his second straight game Saturday at Denver with a concussion.
Ward has been in concussion protocol since getting hurt while making a tackle in a Dec. 2 loss at Houston. Ward sat out last week’s win over Carolina and missed all three practices this week before the Browns announced Thursday that he has been ruled out against the Broncos. The No. 4 overall pick in this year’s draft, Ward has had a strong first season. He has three interceptions and been credited with 48 tackles.
From G League to big bucks
The Brooklyn Nets gave Spencer Dinwiddie a contract extension Thursday, a day after the best game of his career. The three-year extension will be worth about $34 million for the guard who was playing in the NBA G League before he signed with the Nets on Dec. 8, 2016.
The Toronto Blue Jays are leaving Las Vegas with Elvis. Right-hander Elvis Luciano was selected by the Blue Jays from the Kansas City Royals with the ninth pick of the winter meeting draft of unprotected players. An 18-year-old Dominican, Luciano signed with Arizona in October 2016 for an $85,000 bonus. ... The United States has set a world record in the 200-meter mixed medley relay at the world short-course swimming championships in China. Caeleb Dressel, Kelsi Dahlia, Michael Andrew and Olivia Smoliga won in 1 minute, 36.40 seconds, finishing 0.65 seconds ahead of the Netherlands. American swimmers set the previous record of 1:37.17 in Glasgow in 2013. ... Chris Clemons, the nation’s leading scorer, scored 28 and surpassed 2,500 career points as Campbell crushed Central Pennsylvania College, 100-53. Clemons became the 68th player in NCAA history to score 2,500 points.