Alviti, Preston carry Maine South to easy win

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Alviti, Preston carry Maine South to easy win

Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
Posted: 11:53 p.m.
By Mark Perlman
YourSeason.com

Halfback Paul Preston rushed for three touchdownsand quarterback Matt Alviti threw three touchdown passes as No. 1 MaineSouth rolled past Deerfield 48-7 Friday night in Deerfield. The Hawks(3-0) scored on their first offensive possession, when Alviti threw an11-yard slant pass to Connor Mathisen in the end zone. Deerfield (0-3)came right back, as Ryan Adkins took an option pitch around right endand knifed through the Maine South defense on a 61-yard touchdown runto tie the score at 7-7. Adkins finished the contest with 106 yards innine carries.It was all Maine South and in particular, Prestonand Alviti after that. Preston broke the tie with a 1-yard run late inthe first quarter and then after a fumble recovery by Hawks linebackerLuke Lenti, Alviti connected on the next play with John Solari from16-yards for a 21-7 lead after one quarter.The lead grew to 35-7 at halftime with Preston scoring on runs of 36 and 13 yards. The line was doing a great job, Preston said. There were holes all game. I really didnt have to do much.Preston, a diminutive, 5-4, 160-pounds, finished with 117 yards on 10 carries in less than three quarters of play.Paul is special, Maine South coach David Inserrasaid. We like to pass it, but you cant be stubborn. Youve got togive the kid the ball.Mathisen caught his second scoring strike fromAlviti (14 of 22, 112 yards), this time a 6-yard touchdown in the thirdquarter. Maine South closed out the scoring on a 1-yard run by AnthonyMitchell late in the fourth quarter.Deerfield only attempted three passes in thecontest and completed one, with an interception by the Hawks KeenanMcKenzie. Maine South forced three turnovers in all, with Kyle Mussrecording a fumble recovery, while the Hawks didnt turn the ball over.

Artemi Panarin shows off Duncan Keith's Russian singing skills

Artemi Panarin shows off Duncan Keith's Russian singing skills

Duncan Keith isn't quitting his day job anytime soon, but maybe he can moonlight as a Russian singer.

Artemi Panarin — Keith's Blackhawks teammate and a native of Korkino, Russia — posted an Instagram video Friday of Keith signing along to a song called "Gop-Stop:"

Канадский #розенбаум 😂 Canadian #singer @dk_2_

A video posted by @artemiypanarin on

Here's the YouTube video of the song, which is a famous Russian gangster song:

This is exactly what social media was made for: Bringing worlds together for the amusement and entertainment of others.

Also, hat/tip to Keith for his quality singing/rapping skills.

Dwyane Wade not buying into the Bosh to Bulls speculation

Dwyane Wade not buying into the Bosh to Bulls speculation

ATLANTA — One of the reasons Dwyane Wade was so attractive to the Bulls in free agency was a perceived ability to bring other stars along with him at some point.

Enter Chris Bosh and an ESPN rumor that states the Bulls would be first in line if Bosh becomes free from the Miami Heat on March 1. 

Bosh hasn't played for the Heat in nearly a year after a reoccurrence of blood clots, which could ultimately be deadly. Bosh and the Heat are at an impasse; Bosh wants to play, believing he's found a medication that could work for him and his condition, while the Heat don't feel it's prudent or safe for him to suit up. 

Thus, the impasse.

Since Wade and Bosh are former teammates — and Bosh appeared at the United Center earlier this month for a Bulls-Raptors game — the Bulls seem like they could be a natural destination should he become free.

"Who came up with that? I don't know. I play with the Bulls and I don't even know that," Wade said after the morning shootaround at Philips Arena in Atlanta. "That's news to me, he's one of my good friends. The biggest thing with Chris is the same thing, you know, is his health. He's not even playing basketball right now. He's going to continue on his health and I think that's what he's doing."

[SHOP: Gear up, Bulls fans!]

The Heat can get Bosh off their salary cap Feb. 9th, the anniversary of the last game he played for them. Bosh played 53 games last year after playing 44 in the 2014-15 season, when the blood clot issue first appeared.

A player averaging 20 points and 7.2 rebounds — Bosh's numbers in the 97 games he's played since LeBron James left the Miami Heat in free agency — would be a boon, but as Wade said, his health has to come first for Bosh and whatever franchise is potentially looking at him.

It's already tricky enough when involving Bosh's desire to play and his support from the NBPA, but the NBA doesn't want to have a player potentially die on their watch, making it more difficult for a prospective team to step in and offer Bosh.

"Basketball is something he loves and I'm sure somewhere in the back of his mind he would love to be able to do again," Wade said. "But I know his steps and he's that moment is not here now. I can't even talk about next year."

Wade said the thought of Bosh coming to Chicago hasn't come up in their recent conversations, although even if it had, Wade wouldn't be the one to stoke the flames of speculation when there's so many other hurdles to clear.

"I talk to him. A lot of the issue with the Heat is at the end of the day he has something serious and they want to make sure it's not life-threatening and then it goes from there," Wade said. "Things are said and things are done, but at the end of the day, as I've always said about Chris, I know Chris is worried about his health first.

"He has a family that he loves and he wants to make sure that he's as healthy and whole as he can but also he loves the game of basketball so when that day comes there are always going to be stories about guys where they have friends at."