JR Smith says he's done communicating about his benching with the Knicks and says the shoelace incidents are silly catalysts for this apparent punishment. Meanwhile, the Knicks lost their five-game win streak after Al Jefferson went off for 35 points.

 

Serena Williams matched Margaret Court's record of 60 wins at the Australian Open with her 6-1, 6-2 destruction on Vesna Dolonc, her 24th win in a row.

 

Colts OC Pep Hamilton is reportedly under consideration for the Vanderbilt job.

 

Florida QB Tyler Murphy will transfer to Boston College.

 

An attorney representing NFL clients says he will encourager many of them to decline the settlement and continue to sue the NFL over brain injuries and concussions.

 

Frank Vogel will coach the East in the NBA All-Star Game.

 

The LA Clippers will sign Hedo Turkoglu for the rest of the season.

 

President Obama welcomed the Miami Heat to the White House for the second year in a row, and had a hilarious line about people yelling at Mario Chalmers.

 

FLASHING LIGHTS

 

Rick Ross announced Mastermind will come out on March 4.

 

Action Bronson announced his tour for Blue Chips 2. Here's the trailer.

 

Here's an update from Nas' collaboration with Harvard for a hip-hop fellowship.

 

August Alsina dropped a track with Jeezy.

 

DID YOU REALIZE?

 

Two students were injured in a school shooting in New Mexico.

 

Bombings at Iraqi markets and funerals killed 44 people yesterday.

 

The NSA has the capability of spying on computers that are not connected to the internet.

 

A federal judge struck down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban.

 

GOTTA HAVE IT

 

T.I. released a track in honor of his fallen friend, Doe B.

 

TDE's Isaiah Rashad also paid respects in his latest track, in honor of Master P's brother, who was killed in a robbery.