What in the wide world of sports is going on?

by Dave Boehler
The Beacon Sports Editor

A woman protesting the mass killing of chickens tried to glue herself to a basketball court Tuesday during a game between host Minnesota and the Los Angeles Clippers.

The interloper tried to glue herself to the floor near the baseline, resisted security and left a white handprint on the hardwood.

Alicia Santurio wore a T-shirt saying “Glen Taylor Roasts Animals Alive” to protest the killings amid an avian flu outbreak on Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor’s Iowa egg farm.

Tyson back in the news

Mike Tyson is unable to sell a new line of cannabis gummies in Colorado in their current form.

The former boxing champ’s new edibles are shaped like ears with a bite out of them, a reference to a match in 1997 when Tyson bit Evander Holyfield’s ear during the WBA Heavyweight Championship.

Tyson’s cannabis company can’t sell the ear-shaped edibles because state law prohibits marijuana edibles from being shaped like humans, animals, fruit or other images that could attract children.

Tyson plans to sell the edibles by modifying their shape from a bitten ear to the letter “T” before they debut this year.

Rare sawfish is caught

A charter fishing company in Florida captured video when a British tourist fishing for sharks hooked a rare sawfish off the state’s coast.

Fin & Fly Charters, based in Cocoa Beach, said a British tourist was fishing for sharks about a quarter mile off the coast when he hooked something large.

The company said the tourists and boat crew were stunned when, after about an hour of wrangling, the man brought a 13-foot sawfish to the surface of the water.

“It was the catch of a lifetime for him,” Capt. Jamie Glasner told WKMG-TV. “We have only caught two sawfish in the last 17 years of business.”

Do it for the kids

A group of 40 players kept a game of hockey going for 261 hours in Alberta to break a Guinness World Record and raise money for children with cancer. The “Hockey Marathon for the Kids” event raised nearly $1 million for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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