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- 11/25/14--11:53: _Ray Rice Could Be R...
- 11/25/14--15:04: _Richard Sherman Rip...
- 11/18/14--15:34: Police Confirm Dwight Howard Is Being Investigated For Child Abuse
- 11/19/14--07:34: Jason Collins Is Retiring From The NBA
- 11/19/14--11:58: Will The Raiders Go 0–16?
- 11/21/14--11:44: This Is Exactly What Happens When You Start Doing CrossFit
- 11/22/14--14:51: John Calipari Had An Awkward Dad Moment On Twitter
- 11/23/14--18:18: Watch The Most Insane Touchdown Catch Ever
- 11/24/14--04:13: Katy Perry Will Headline Super Bowl's 2015 Halftime Show
- 11/24/14--08:51: 14 Photoshops Of Odell Beckham's Immaculate Reception
- 11/24/14--09:59: Legendary NHL Coach Pat Quinn Dies At Age 71
- 11/24/14--14:58: Watch The Super Cute Video For The 2016 Olympic Mascots
- 11/25/14--11:53: Ray Rice Could Be Reinstated Today Or Tomorrow
Cornerback Dwayne Gratz was arrested for ” disorderly intoxication and trespassing ” early Sunday morning in Miami Beach.
USA TODAY reports that Dwayne Gratz of the Jacksonville Jaguars was arrested early Sunday for "causing a disturbance in a Miami Beach store where he reportedly tried to pay for items with bubble gum."
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The 1-9 Jaguars were on bye this week.
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Maybe we should assume Gratz took Trident's "Pay Me In Gum" commercial a bit too seriously.
You don’t mess with JT.
On Monday night, the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Houston Rockets 119-93 to start the season 10-1.
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The 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback spent ten seasons with the team.
Of course, Broncos (and Patriots) fans will most notably remember Bailey's 100-yard endzone interception in the 2006 playoffs:
Bailey most recently played with the New Orleans Saints, but decided his career should end in Denver. The Broncos will held a press conference for Bailey's retirement this afternoon.
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Sports Illustrated reported Tuesday Georgia police confirmed the the Houston Rockets center is under investigation.
Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is under investigation for child abuse in his home state of Georgia, police confirmed Tuesday.
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Dr. Kesler noted Braylon to have a linear bruise and patterned abrasions consistent with the history given by Braylon of being struck with a belt numerous times by his father. The report goes on to say the injuries were "consistent with Braylon being struck with the buckle end of the belt ... with excessive force, resulting in soft tissue injuries such as bruising and abrasions.
And the report indicates Dr. Kesler found the injuries lasted longer than 24 hours and were "consistent with a medical diagnosis of physical abuse.
It is troubling to see a mother use her son as a pawn against his father, which is what is happening in this case. Dwight Howard will continue to act in the best interest of his children and do whatever is necessary to protect their welfare and best interests.
In a heartfelt column for Sports Illustrated , the 35-year-old center announced his intent to retire during Wednesday’s Bucks versus Nets game.
After 13 years in the NBA, free agent Jason Collins will officially retire at the Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets.
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Collins became the first active out gay player in men's professional sports in early 2014. He was signed to the Nets in a series of 10-day contracts, then through the rest of the season.
The day will be especially meaningful for me because the Nets will be playing the Bucks, who are coached by Jason Kidd, my former teammate and my coach in Brooklyn. It was Jason who cheered my decision to come out by posting on Twitter: "Jason's sexuality doesn't change the fact that he is a great friend and was a great teammate."
Considering all the speculation about problems I might face within the locker room, Jason's support was significant. It had been argued that no team would want to take on a player who was likely to attract a media circus from the outset and whose sexuality would be a distraction. I'm happy to have helped put those canards to rest. The much-ballyhooed media blitz to cover me unscrambled so quickly that a flack jokingly nicknamed me Mr. Irrelevant.
After Collins publicly announced that he is gay, a few more athletes came out. Most notably was Michael Sam, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year who was drafted in the final round of the NFL draft in 2014, then cut from the Rams' and Cowboys' practice squads. Conner Mertens, a kicker for Willamette University in Oregon, became the first active out gay player in college football. Later, Derrick Gordon became the first out gay player in NCAA D-1 basketball. He currently plays for UMass, where he is on the active roster.
Speculating on sports: equal parts fun and foolish.
As sports fans, we love only one thing more than the unpredictability of football: making predictions about outcomes. Speculation makes fools of us all, but there's a certain joy in looking back at mid-season predictions after all is said and done.
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F*ck yeah Canada.
Before a Toronto Maple Leafs game on Tuesday night, singer Michelle Madeira was belting out both the American and Canadian national anthems before her mic failed.
Until the entire arena of Canadians realized there was a technical issue, and started collectively singing the U.S. anthem to help finish the song.
The Leafs ended up suffering a terrible 9-2 loss that night, but what resulted was real recognition for our Canadian brethren.
The Sixers are serving up some terrible ball.
In October, the Philadelphia 76ers and Papa John's Pizza announced a partnership called, "Sixers Win, You Win."
The concept seems simple enough, right? An NBA team wins a game — something they're expected to do 20-50 times per year — and fans get to celebrate by paying 50% less to demolish a pizza or two in the name of victory.
Papa John's has a few different promotions with professional sports teams: New Yorkers can get 50% off pizza the day after the Yankees score at least six runs; Heat fans also get 50% off after wins. Peyton Manning owns a bunch of Papa John's locations and is now making a hell of a lot of money as a second income thanks to legally high Coloradans buying up Papa John's Frito Chili Pizza and whatnot.
But, there's a problem:
The Sixers have lost their first eleven games of the 2014 NBA season. So, not only are the Sixers denying their weary fans the simple taste of victory, they're making them pay full-price to stifle their sorrows with slices.
Even worse, there's no telling when this Sixers team will get it together to beat someone. Anyone. I mean, Joel-Hans Embiid, their highest paid player, is an injury-prone 20-year-old who is yet to play a game due to a foot injury.
From knee push-ups to AMRAP #beastmode.
You're sick of your regular gym routine. You're getting nowhere.
Literally. Running 6 miles on the treadmill = staying in the same spot for an hour.
Your crazy friend suggests you try CrossFit. Uhhh....
UGH. She has been trying to talk you into it for months, but you stop listening every time she starts using those weird made-up words. (WOD? Wad of what?)
Eventually that crazy friend becomes insufferable, and you go to a free intro class. To shut her up.
The Denver Nuggets player ended up in the front row, then made his smooth move. But was it really an accident??
During Friday night's game between the Denver Nuggets and the New Orleans Pelicans in the Colorado capital, Nuggets center Javale McGee went for a loose-ball and accidentally ended up in the front-row next to one very lucky fan.
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But was this really an accident? Or had McGee secretly been planning on making a move the entire match? Look how tenderly he embraces her:
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The Kentucky Wildcats coach wished his daughter a happy birthday — on the wrong day.
After weeks of rumors, the NFL confirmed the “Roar” singer would be the big game’s main entertainment.
The NFL confirmed Sunday, after weeks of speculation, that Katy Perry will headline Super Bowl XLIX's Halftime Show in 2015.
Katy Perry during the semi-final show of The Voice of Germany on Dec. 13, 2013.
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The NFL described the upcoming show as "an unprecedented multimedia, global announcement," and released this video featuring Perry at a "testing facility."
The two power sluggers will reportedly find a new home at Fenway.
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Because if he could catch that pass, he can catch just about anything. #ThingsOdellCouldCatch
ICYMI: Odell Beckham Jr. made an unbelievable catch during last night's Giants game against the Cowboys:
On Saturday, the Edmonton Oilers suffered their sixth straight loss after an embarrassing 7-1 result against the Chicago Blackhawks.
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Things were taken to new butthurt heights when the team got ruthlessly heckled walking to the locker rooms after their losing game.
The former player and coach of five National Hockey League teams led Canada to an Olympic gold medal in 2002. He died Sunday.
Legendary former ice hockey coach and player Pat Quinn passed away in Vancouver on Sunday, the NHL confirmed.
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Quinn began his professional hockey career in 1968, joining the Toronto Maple Leafs. He spent nine seasons in the NHL, playing a total of 606 games for three different teams and making four playoff appearances. Quinn unexpectedly retired as a player after the 1976-77 season, at age 34, after injuring his ankle after falling off his daughter's skateboard.
Quinn joined the Philadelphia Flyers as an assistant coach in 1978, and became head coach of the Los Angeles Kings in 1984.
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Quinn's career as a coach ended after the 2009-10 season. He coached 1,583 games today in 19 seasons, 183 of them in the playoffs. He was named Coach of the Year twice in his career.
He led the Philadelphia Flyers and ancouver Canucks to the Stanley Cup, though both teams lost. He also led team Canada to a 2002 gold medal in the Olympics.
These little dudes are just so excited that the Olympics will finally come to Brazil.
Rio De Janeiro will host the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, and the official mascots for the events were revealed today.
The NFL Players Association is arguing he was punished twice for the same incident.
A decision on whether Ray Rice will be reinstated as an NFL player is expected to come "before Thanksgiving."
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When TMZ released the now-infamous surveillance tape of Ray Rice knocking his then-fianceé, now-wife, Janay Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell claimed it showed an incident that appeared different, and more severe, than the one described to him by the running back in a meeting earlier this year. After the video became public, Goodell suspended Rice indefinitely and he was cut by the Ravens.
Rice maintains he described the incident accurately in his first meeting with Goodell. Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome reportedly corroborated Rice's story. Still, after that meeting, he was only suspended for two games. It was a controversial move that called into question the league's inconsistent manner of doling out suspensions, and led to an overhaul of the league's Personal Conduct Policy.
The NFLPA argued to a retired judge that Rice was punished twice for the same incident. Football pundits have suggested Goodell handed Rice the indefinite suspension as a way to repair his and the league's own image in the wake of the video's release. The NFLPA's argument that Goodell was fully informed on the situation prior to its release would be consistent with that argument.
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A reinstatement would allow a team to sign him, however, that's highly unlikely to happen this season, partially because the league has been hit by a series of player conduct scandals and the attention brought on Rice's new team would be a distraction. There are a few teams in the league, however, who could probably use some depth on their running back roster. But at nearly 28 years old, Rice's skill as a player dropped off significantly in 2013.
The NFLPA has not announced how they will proceed if the arbitrator does not rule for reinstatement.
The NFL wants their players to talk to the media, right?
Earlier this month, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was fined $100,000 for not speaking to media after the game. This week, he found a way to fulfill his obligation in a totally subversive way:
Today, Lynch's teammates Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin (hididng behind a Doug Baldwin cardboard cutout) took the NFL to task for their senseless media policy.
But it didn't stop there! Sherman addressed the NFL ban on wearing Beats by Dre, which sponsors many players.
Bose is an NFL sponsor, hence the ban.
"'Please don’t endorse alcohol; no DUIs please.’ But yet, a beer sponsor is their biggest sponsor! Doug, how do you feel about that?”