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Our main headline from today involves Erik Walden of the Indianapolis, who was apparently attacked by an ex-girlfriend with a knife.
In other news, we saw March Madness get off to a flying start with multiple shock results, James Harden furthering his MVP campaign with another epic performance and Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka playing excellently through the pain barrier.
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We start off with the worrying news about Colts linebacker Erik Walden. According to a report from the Indianapolis Star, Walden and his current girlfriend were attacked by Walden's ex, Erica Palmer, and both were injured. Palmer has two children with Walden and they were both in her car when she pulled up to Walden's home and entered the house through a back door.
Walden arrived with a female companion and was allegedly confronted by Palmer, who police say was armed with Walden's gun and a baseball bat. Walden was able to wrestle the gun away from Palmer, but she allegedly managed to hit the woman with the bat, breaking her arm. Palmer then apparently ran away, according to police.
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That was not the end of the attack however. When Walden and the woman went to go to the hospital, Palmer appeared again and slashed Walden's arms with a knife before fleeing again. Police tracked her to a motel where they arrested her on multiple counts and held her without bail.
March Madness got off to an incredible start. Two 14 seeds are through to the next round after UAB defeated Iowa State, whilst Georgia State eliminated Baylor. 10 seed Ohio State took down number 7 VCU, while the much-fancied Kentucky, Arizona and Villanova all eased through.
To the NBA now, where James Harden was in fine form last night. The MVP candidate posted a career best 50 points as the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets by 10. Harden's Rockets moved in to the 3rd seed spot with the win.
And finally to baseball, where Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka seems to be thriving despite his injury. Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his elbow, but decided not to have Tommy John surgery and will try to play out the season with the injury.
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