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Statt-us Update 2/21/22 – Today’s Headlines & More


Here are the top nations in the final medal count:

1. Norway – 37 (16 gold, 8 silver, 13 bronze)

2. ROC – 32 (6 gold, 12 silver, 14 bronze)

3. Germany – 27 (12 gold, 10 silver, 5 bronze)

3. Canada – 26 (4 gold, 8 silver, 14 bronze)

5. United States – 25 (8 gold, 10 silver, 7 bronze)

Norway not only broke the record for most gold medals in a single Olympics with 16, but also defeated the Russian Olympic Committee in the total medal count with 37.

Bengals’ Vernon Hargreaves fined over silly Super Bowl penalty

NFL fines Bengals CB Vernon Hargreaves for unusual penalty during Super Bowl end zone celebration. Bengals cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III has been fined $5,555 for coming off the bench to celebrate an interception during Cincinnati’s 23-20 loss to the Rams in Super Bowl LVI.  Hargreaves, who was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct, ran off the sideline following Jessie Bates III’s interception of Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford near the end of the first half.

Major League Baseball Lock Out Continues

Major League Baseball continue Their negotiations to salvage opening day resume at a new venue today: Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida.  The last meeting only lasted 15 minutes. MLB officially postponed all spring training games through at least Saturday, March 5. The announcement came just over a week before the first Cactus League and Grapefruit League matchups were scheduled to begin.

Silver medal-winning US pairs figure skaters Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier are sued for not paying rights for song

Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier, who won silver in the team pairs event, were sued along with NBC and U.S. Figure Skating by Robert and Aron Marderosian, professionally known as Heavy Young Heathens, for violating their copyrights by using their version of House of the Rising Sun at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

The brothers said Knierim and Frazier skated to their version of the traditional folk song, used in a trailer for the 2016 film The Magnificent Seven and a commercial for Ford Motor Co, without their permission.   They also accuse NBC of copyright infringement by broadcasting it.

LeBron James, 37, says during his final season in the NBA – whenever that is – he would like to play alongside his son

‘Wherever Bronny is at, that’s where I’ll be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year,’ LeBron said on a interview published on Saturday. Bronny James is a 17-year-old junior at Sierra Canyon High School near LA.  It means the 6-foot-2 guard will not be NBA eligible until the 2024-25 season, when his four-time NBA champion father is 39.  LeBron is under contract with the Lakers through the 2022-23 season, leading to speculation that he would just sign a one-year deal once his contract expires.  Bronny, whose full name is LeBron James Jr, is the eldest of the Los Angeles Lakers star’s three children with his wife Savannah.  While Bronny is a year or more away from committing to a college, some of the top programs in the country are already taking a look.

U.S. Grant mural dedication set for Feb. 21

A dedication for the Grant mural is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Feb. 21, President’s Day. Hosting the dedication will be the U.S. Grant Homestead Association.

The new mural pictures General U.S. Grant at the Cold Harbor campsite, riding a horse past the Brown County Courthouse (“Coming Home”), and Grant as U.S. President.

“I am very proud to paint these scenes of General Grant,” said Miller. “My brother, Mike, was a Grant-living historian for 25 years and, in addition to the Bicentennial, it’s a tribute to him.”

This marks the 200th anniversary of U.S. Grant’s birthday, and a number of events are planned for the bicentennial celebration, including U.S. Grant Celebration Day in Georgetown on April 30 with the Grant Boyhood Home and the Grant Schoolhouse open for free tours.

Another mural is being planned during the Grant Bicentennial.