Nets Sign Yuta Watanabe

The Brooklyn Nets have signed Yuta Watanabe. The Nets had six open roster spots on the 20-man offseason roster prior to adding Watanabe.

Watanabe is a four-year NBA veteran. The small forward spent the last two seasons with the Toronto Raptors after starting his career with the Memphis Grizzlies.

During the 2020-21 season, on a Raptors team that struggled while playing out the year in Tampa, Florida, Watanabe played well. He appeared in 50 games and averaged 4.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game.

Last season, Watanabe battled some injuries and was on a deeper Toronto squad. He appeared in only 38 games and averaged 4.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per contest.

Comcast Sells NBC Sports Washington To Ted Leonsis' Monumental

Comcast sold its regional sports network NBC Sports Washington to Monumental Sports & Entertainment, lead by CEO and Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis.

Leonsis also owns the Washington Capitals.

Monumental owned 33% of the RSN before acquiring the remaining 67% of the company.

Comcast owns six other RSNs, though is not currently looking to sell any others.

The deal with Monumental is considered a one-off due to the two sides’ existing relationship.

Healthier Chocolate Banana Muffins

up close stack of 2 chocolate banana muffins.

Healthier Chocolate Banana Muffins

These double chocolate banana muffins taste like a treat, but they’re made with coconut oil, whole wheat flour, honey, and plenty of naturally sweet mashed bananas. Enjoy all of the rich chocolate flavor and moist texture of chocolate cake, but in a slightly healthier whole wheat muffin.

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Brad Stevens 3 v 3 Defending Pick & Roll

The following short video of Boston Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens is is provided to the Coaching Toolbox by eCoach.

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In this 3 on 3 drill, Coach Stevens teaches his concepts for defending a screener who must be guarded as a shooter.

Then, after taking away the shot from the popping screener, the defenders must fly out to guard the next available actions.

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Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Snack Cake

Learn how to make the best healthy oatmeal snack cake from scratch with this easy recipe! It’s really tender and moist with lots of soft oats, cozy spices, and flavorful raisins found in every bite. Deliciously comforting yet not too sweet, this simple cake also makes for a lovely breakfast – and it reminds me of my favorite oatmeal raisin cookies!


easy healthy oatmeal cake filled with spices & raisins – low fat square slices made without butter or sugar

I’m partnering with Bob’s Red Mill® to bring you today’s recipe! Their products have been staples in my pantry for years. Every product I’ve tried in my baking recipes has been truly fantastic and yielded incredibly delicious treats – especially their flours and oats!

As kids, after dropping our backpacks next to the kitchen table, my brother and I immediately headed for the pantry as soon as we arrived home from school. All of that thinking, reading, writing, and running around at recess really worked up our appetites, and we always looked forward to an afternoon snack.

easy healthy oatmeal cake filled with spices & raisins – moist, low calorie, whole wheat square slices

Although our mom usually stocked the shelves with crunchy pretzels and crackers, she occasionally bought a sweeter treat instead. Our eyes shone extra bright when we spotted those boxes of individually wrapped oatmeal cream pies, Swiss rolls, or cakes… Especially the cakes.

Soft and sweet, filled with a thin layer of vanilla cream, coated with chocolate or vanilla icing – or maybe even both! – with the occasional shower of sprinkles on top too.

easy healthy oatmeal cake filled with spices & raisins – moist, low sugar, gluten free square slices on a dark marble platter

I savored every bite of those treats, licking up every last morsel and crumb before starting on my homework. Somehow, that lingering taste on my tongue and very happy belly made my worksheets seem easier to finish!

Eating this oatmeal raisin snack cake brought back those fond childhood memories – although this homemade one is probably a healthier option! It’s filled with whole grains and other wholesome ingredients, and the dried fruit provides bright pops of natural sweetness. In addition to snacks, this oatmeal cake makes great breakfasts too!

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I don’t mind getting older…

as long as the cakes keep getting bigger!

It’s that time of the year again, time for holiday celebrations, family gatherings, and lots of food. It also brings about the ending of another year. If you’re like me you are probably wondering how in the world an entire year went so quickly. The older I get, the faster time seems to fly. Life gets busier and busier. It becomes filled with responsibilities, jobs, family, and time seems to shift into warp speed. I’ve realized I’m now staring middle age square in the face. What?! How did that happen?
Pfizer has asked me to participate in their Get Old campaign and discuss what getting older and having a happy future means to me. Growing older is inevitable fact of life. A privilege denied to many, as the saying goes. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started to think more about the future than I did as a younger person. I certainly put more thought now into what I eat and trying to get enough exercise and sleep than I used to. Staying healthy has definitely become much more important to me as the years go by. While good health plays a large part in planning for the future, I also find it equally important to keep learning new things as well. For me, having a creative outlet and new challenges to conquer are just as important as good health to my future happiness.

Blogging is one of my creative outlets. It’s wonderful having a place to share ideas, the things that excite me, and connecting with people I might never have met otherwise.  I’ve learned so much through blogging. Everything from taking better photos to what SEO means. Yeah, I had to google it too!
Anyway, it was through blogging that I discovered that my real passion in life is cake decorating. One of the things I enjoy most about cake decorating is that there’s always something new to learn. There is always some new technique for decorating a cake or a new cake recipe to make. It helps me keep current on popular styles and pop culture trends. Did you know that ombre cakes are a huge trend in wedding cakes or that the Ninja turtles have made a comeback?  With some cakes I get asked to make, I receive very specific and detailed directions on what the client wants. However, I’d say at least half of the cakes I do I get little or almost no direction at all. For example, one recent order went like this; I know I want purple and something to do with art. Okay… time to get creative!
 Every cake I do brings me a new set of challenges. With each new cake I decorate I feel I’m learning to become a better cake designer. It’s what keeps me excited and wanting to push myself even more.
 I truly believe you’re never too old to learn something new or to push yourself to try something you’ve never done before. There’s no stopping the forward march of time. However that doesn’t mean you have to stop learning or trying new things.  I believe that a large part of a happy future can be found in allowing a place for creativity of some form in your life no matter what your age. 
  • Get Old is an initiative developed by Pfizer  to challenge people of all ages to rethink what it means to Get Old and take a more active role in their health and quality of life at every age.  Whether it’s through watching what you eat, physical exercise, spending time with family and friends or participating in an activity you’re passionate about — each of us has the power to decide for ourselves how we want to Get Old. It’s not just about living longer, but living better.

I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Pfizer and Get Old. I received compensation for this post. All opinions stated are my own. 

Cheesecake Tunnel of Fudge Cake

Who doesn’t love both cheesecake and regular cake? Then why not enjoy both at the same time? This decadent Cheesecake Tunnel Cake is a rich, moist chocolate cake with a cheesecake layer baked right into it and topped with a chocolate glaze.  Cheesecake Tunnel of Fudge Cake This recipe combines the simpleness of a box…

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