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Every week, Chris Barth updates you on the important events in the sporting world – the ones you may have heard of and the ones you definitely missed. He’s watching the games and calling things as he sees them. This is The Ref.
The New York Islanders Are Moving To Brooklyn
New York’s second-favorite hockey team announced that it will be moving from its longtime home in Long Island to a newer, hipper neighborhood – the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Nets promptly derided the move, noting that they decided to move to the area “before it was mainstream.” The Islanders were quick to note that the NHL is about as far from mainstream as you can get.
Bradley Wiggins Won The Velo d’Or Award
Cycling fan was delighted to hear that British cyclist Bradley Wiggins won the Velo d’Or Award as the best rider of 2012. The Olympic gold medalist and reigning Tour d’France winner was also retroactively awarded third place in the 2009 Tour de France after Lance Armstrong was stripped of his titles. A good week for Bradley Wiggins, who, if I’m not mistaken, was previously best known for helping Frodo Baggins destroy the one ring to rule them all in the fires of Mordor.