Jeremy Lin -- what they're saying


Jeremy Lin -- what they're saying

Jeremy Lin added to the Linsanity with his game-winning 3-pointer against the Raptors Tuesday night, a shot that produced another fan and media frenzy over the Palo Alto native and former Warriors backup.

The capacity crowd in Toronto -- courtside tickets were reportedly going for 1,600 -- saw the latest chapter in a drama that has seen New York win a season-best six straight games.

Tonight, as the Knicks return to Madison Square Garden to face the Kings, tickets are going for more than 2,000.

What's the latest on the NBA's newest superstar? We sampled the best of the Web on Wednesday, topped by Spike Lee's postgame tweet Tuesday to boxer Floyd Mayweather, who'd stirred things up with a comment on Twitter earlier in the day.

Lee vs. Mayweather
"Floyd Mayweather I Hope You Watched Jeremy Hit The Gamewinning 3 Pointer With .005 Seconds Left.Our Guy Can BALL PLAIN AND SIMPLE.RECOGNIZE" @SpikeLee

"Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he's Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don't get the same praise," @FloydMayweather

From the Oval Office
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters Wednesday that President Obama is an "avid sports fan" who has been closely following the rags-to-riches story of Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin.

Former and current NBA players weigh in
"OK, I GIVE IN!!!!!!!!!!! Its Legit!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!" @ReggieMillerTNT

jeremylin keeps getting bigger. Today 27pts 11a & just saw the game winner. What a story!! Happy for him & for the game @manuginobili

"Its crazy! I'm watching Linsanity hoping every shot goes in. Hope I never grow up." @SteveNash

49ers promote RB to active roster ahead of game vs Bucs

49ers promote RB to active roster ahead of game vs Bucs

The 49ers on Saturday promoted running back DuJuan Harris to the active roster to be eligible to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Levi’s Stadium.

The team waived defensive lineman Taylor Hart to make room for Harris on the 53-man roster. Hart, originally a fifth-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014, was claimed by the 49ers off waivers on Sept. 5. He appeared in one game and recorded two tackles.

Running back Carlos Hyde has been ruled out of Sunday’s game due to a right shoulder injury. Mike Davis and Shaun Draughn have served as the 49ers’ backup running backs through the first six games of the season.

Harris (5 foot 7, 206 pounds) has bounced between the 49ers’ 53-man roster and practice squad this season. He has yet to appear in a game. Last season, he played in two games, rushing for 140 yards on 27 carries. He also caught nine passes for 97 yards.

Draughn and Davis are the 49ers’ fourth- and fifth-leading rushers this season behind Hyde and quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick. Draughn has 55 yards rushing on 18 attempts, while Davis has 18 yards on 10 carries.

Report: Warriors to exercise Looney's third-year option

Report: Warriors to exercise Looney's third-year option

With less than 10 days to make a decision on Kevon Looney's contract for the 2017-18 season, it appears the Warriors are set to exercise his third-year option.

According to ESPN, the the Warriors will pick up the option, thus keeping Looney from becoming an unrestricted free agent following the upcoming 2016-17 season.

Taken with the No. 30 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Looney dealt with a hip injury during his rookie season and played in just five games. In 21 total minutes, he scored nine points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

In six preseason games, Looney averaged 12.2 minutes, 3.7 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest.

Looney made $1,131,960 last season. This season, he's scheduled to make $1,182,840. His option for the 2017-18 season is slated to be $1,233,840.