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The GiveMeSport US Report - March 10

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First off we start in the NBA, where the Chicago Bulls provided the shock of the weekend when they came from behind to hand the Miami Heat their third straight loss. The two teams were tied until the buzzer, where the Bulls’ Jimmy Butler performed an incredible last minute strip to foil LeBron James, forcing the game into overtime.

The hosts then seized the initiative and dominated the extra period, outscoring their illustrious opponents 9-2 to finish the game with the scores at 95-88 in favour of the Bulls.

Now over to the NFL, where the Denver Broncos have cleared Peyton Manning to play for at least one more season, quelling speculation that his increasing age and injuries could have finished his career.

The star quarter-back had checks ran on his neck to ensure that it wouldn’t be a problem for the coming season. The results were positive, which means that the 37-year-old is fine to turn out for the Broncos next season, taking home a mooted $20million salary in the process. Not bad for some.

Meanwhile in the WWE, legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan has thrown his voice behind those hoping that CM Punk will return to the organisation. Punk’s acrimonious exit has left many fans of the sport desperate for answers, and it would appear that Hogan, despite his high-profile status, is just as keen to see the situation resolved.

As of yet it’s unknown exactly why Punk has departed the WWE, but Hogan told reporters that he hoped he was simply on a short vacation.

And finally in the MLB the St. Louis Cardinals bolstered their squad this weekend, by bringing in Cuban free agent shortstop Aledmys Diaz, according to reports in the U.S.

Though the financial details of the agreement were not announced, it’s believed that the 23-year-old Diaz has put pen to paper on a four-year contract and will begin training with the Cardinals as of today.

Having only played in Cuba prior to this move, it’s expected that Diaz will start the season in the minors.

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