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Knicks fans: “smh.”
Some of those people are now doing some great things in the NBA playoffs...for other teams. That's great news if you're a fan of the Wizards, Cavs, Grizzlies, Rockets, Clippers, or Warriors. If you're a Knicks fan, it's painful.
J.R. Smith played three full seasons for the Knicks before they sent him to Cleveland this January.
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Nenê was drafted by the Knicks — then promptly traded to the Nuggets. He never played a game for them. Now he's a starter for the Wizards.
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The former Knicks executive, who was found guilty of sexual harassment of a fellow executive, was named president and part owner of the New York Liberty on Tuesday.
The Knicks announced Tuesday that Isiah Thomas was named president of the WNBA's New York Liberty and that he will have an ownership stake in the team.
L-R: Knicks owner James Dolan, Isiah Thomas, GM Steve Mills
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The same statement included comment from Knicks owner James Dolan, and a short list of accolades Thomas racked up during his NBA career and after.
Missing from the abbreviated biography, though, is that Thomas was successfully sued for sexual harassment in 2007 by Anucha Browne Sanders, a former Knicks executive. Thomas was a front office executive and coach for the Knicks at the time.
Browne Sanders was fired for complaining about Thomas' harassment, and the jury found Madison Square Garden and James Dolan liable for millions of dollars for retaliation and for allowing a hostile work environment.
In testimony, Browne Sanders said Thomas " routinely addressed her as "bitch" and "ho" in outbursts over marketing commitments. He later did an abrupt about-face, declaring his love and suggesting an "off-site liaison." He later resigned from his positions.
Thomas's position with the Liberty was met with immediate backlash and confusion by some media and fans.
The Madison Square Garden organization announced that Isiah Thomas has been named president of the New York Liberty and that he will take an ownership interest in the team, pending WNBA approval. New owners are approved by our WNBA Board of Governors, and this process has not yet begun.
Though the WNBA did not take an immediate stance on Thomas' hiring, the statement appears to send a message that the hiring will be scrutinized.
Thomas' role as president of the Liberty, however, is not subject to board approval. How the WNBA will proceed if his ownership is vetoed but he remains president is yet to be determined.
"We did not believe the allegations then, and we don't believe them now. We feel strongly that the jury improperly and unfairly held Isiah Thomas responsible for sordid allegations that were completely unrelated to him, and for which MSG bore responsibility. In fact, when given the opportunity, the jury did not find Isiah liable for punitive damages, confirming he did not act maliciously or in bad faith. We believe Isiah belongs in basketball, and are grateful that he has committed his considerable talent to help the Liberty succeed."
“They should be happy because he tried very hard.”
A video recently surfaced of Cristiano Ronaldo at a Japanese Q&A last year.
It captures the absolutely adorable moment when a young Japanese fan attempts to ask Ronaldo a question in Portuguese.
Ronaldo helps the boy along as he tries to get through the Portuguese.
When the boy stumbles though, the audience starts laughing, only for Ronaldo to scold them.
Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez took a break from training to surprise one of his biggest fans with a sweet video message.
You may know Luis Suarez as the guy who bit another player during the World Cup.
Or as the guy who's currently scoring a bunch of goals for FC Barcelona.
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He has a BIG game against Bayern Munich today, but carved out some time this week to surprise a young Uruguayan cancer patient with a video call.
Mateo arrived at the hospital, thinking he was having a special consultation with a doctor from Spain.
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New England Patriots staffers intentionally broke NFL rules by releasing air from AFC Championship Game balls, and star quarterback Tom Brady was "generally aware" of the violation, an official report released Wednesday concluded.
The investigation found that head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft were not involved, nor did they have any "knowledge of wrongdoing."
"Based on the evidence developed in connection with the investigation and summarized in this report, we have concluded that it is more probable than not that New England Patriots personnel participated in violations of the NFL Playing Rules and were involved in a deliberate attempt to circumvent those rules," lawyer Ted Wells wrote in his report for the NFL.
"Based on the evidence, we also have concluded that it is more probable than not that Tom Brady was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities of [Jim McNally, the Officials Locker Room attendant for the
Patriots, and John Jastremski, an equipment assistant for the Patriots] involving the release of air from Patriots game balls."
[I]t is unlikely that an equipment assistant and a locker room attendant would deflate game balls without Brady's knowledge and approval. Based on our interviews and assessment of McNally and Jastremski, we also do not believe that they would personally and unilaterally engage in such conduct in the absence of Brady's awareness and consent.
Text messages between McNally and Jastremski show them appearing to carry out orders from Brady and that they had a contentious relationship with the quarterback:McNally: Tom sucks...im going make that next ball a fuckin balloon
Jastremski: Talked to him last night. He actually brought you up and
said you must have a lot of stress trying to get them done... I told him it was. He was right though...
The report found that a needle was used to deflate the footballs:Jastremski: Can‟t wait to give you your needle this week :)
McNally: Fuck tom....make sure the pump is attached to the
needle.....fuckin watermelons coming
Jastremski: So angry
McNally: The only thing deflating sun..is his passing rating
The report also states that Brady declined "to provide emails and text messages in response to narrowly tailored requests pertinent to the subject of our investigation."
Soon after the report was made public, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement alluding to impending punishment:
Jamie Squire / Getty ImagesI want to express my appreciation to Ted Wells and his colleagues for performing a thorough and independent investigation, the findings and conclusions of which are set forth in today’s comprehensive report.
As with other recent matters involving violations of competitive rules, Troy Vincent and his team will consider what steps to take in light of the report, both with respect to possible disciplinary action and to any changes in protocols that are necessary to avoid future incidents of this type. At the same time, we will continue our efforts vigorously to protect the integrity of the game and promote fair play at all times.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft called the findings "incomprehensible" as part of a lengthy statement disputing the investigation.
This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates or follow @BuzzFeedNews on Twitter.
Read the report here:
I mean, it worked, right?
Last night on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Red Sox legend and upcoming Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez told a few stories about the Manny Ramirez era that he included in his new book.
"Manny was Manny in every aspect," Pedro said.
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-Mamajuana, a herbal aphrodiasiac liquor that Manny brought back from Brazil
According to Pedro, Manny added another special ingredient:
"Three 100mgs of Viagra."
Then Pedro was like:
The alleged victim is the same woman who accused former 49er Ray McDonald of raping her on the same night.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been accused of groping an unconscious woman in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
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Brooks is mentioned as a co-defendant in a lawsuit against former 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald, who the alleged victim claims raped her on the same night. The woman's claim is essentially a counter lawsuit after she was sued by McDonald for defamation.
According to the complaint, the woman has been made aware of a surveillance video at McDonald's home that she claims will show the following events:
In December 2014, the woman "slipped and fell on a negligently maintained, dangerously slippery deck near the swimming pool and struck her head." She claims that a result, she was knocked unconscious for over eight minutes. The woman claims McDonald did not call 911 because he didn't want to be liable for a "dead female to be found on his property."
The woman also claims that after she woke up, she slipped again and was once again lost consciousness. During that time, she says Brooks "groped her person in a sexual manner" and was then "carried upstairs by [McDonald] to his bedroom," where he "engaged in un-consented touching, restraint, and sex" with her.
Allred is citing a California law that is meant to "encourage reporting to law enforcement so that victims or witnesses who report can do so without fear of being sued."
In her motion on behalf of the alleged victim, Allred contends McDonald's defamation claim "is a lawsuit by a powerful NFL player to bully — and further victimize — a rape victim who had the bravery to report the crime to the local police."
The Santa Clara County district attorney's office, however, has not filed charges against McDonald, although he was swiftly dropped from the 49ers when the allegations came to light.
In August 2014, McDonald allegedly physically assaulted his then-fiancée, but no charges were filed either due to insufficient evidence.
Still, the allegations were eventually enough for the 49ers to justify his release due to a "pattern of poor decision making."
He has since been signed by the Chicago Bears.
The video shown at Wednesday’s playoff game shows a Cavs fan throwing his girlfriend across a room for wearing a Bulls shirt.
The video in question was found on Vimeo — ostensibly uploaded by the team — but was quickly pulled when it began circulating on Twitter.
RIP Jérôme Boateng’s ankles. It was nice knowing you.
During Wednesday's Champions League matchup, Barcelona's Leo Messi scored THIS goal against Bayern Munich.
Messi weaved the ball straight through Jérôme Boateng's ankles, causing the Bayern Munich defender to fall.
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ESPN president John Skipper confirmed the news in a statement early Friday.
ESPN has released a statement announcing a split with network personality and Grantland editor-in-chief Bill Simmons.
I decided today that we are not going to renew Bill Simmons' contract. We have been in negotiations and it was clear it was time to move on. ESPN's relationship with Bill has been mutually beneficial - he has produced great content for us for many years and ESPN has provided him many new opportunities to spread his wings. We wish Bill continued success as he plans his next chapter. ESPN remains committed to Grantland and we have a strong team in place.
The ESPN President also claimed that Simmons' recent suspension "had no bearing on his decision to end ESPN's relationship with Simmons."
Simmons' contract expires in September. Skipper pointed out in his statement that Grantland will live on without its founder.
That’s how it’s done, son.
The 30-year-old doesn't even break a sweat when reaching up to snag the ball in front of his son Kolton's face...
And he's clearly proud of himself.
Let he who has not spent way too much of other people’s money on beer and nachos cast the first stone.
According to documents obtained by New Jersey Watchdog, Gov. Chris Christie spent $82,594 in taxpayer money at MetLife Stadium between 2010 and 2011, often at football games.
Chris Christie before a 2015 playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys.
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Most of the charges were around $1,300. There was also a $2,935 charge in September 2011.
During games, Christie is often seated in luxury boxes, for which he pays nothing. But as anyone who has been to an NFL game in recent years will tell you, the cost of concessions are really where they get you.
Christie did not provide itemized receipts of his purchases, New Jersey Watchdog reported, so it is unclear how many people were in attendance each time.
There was also a single charge for $104 from the New Jersey Devils in July 2011, three months before the 2011–2012 season began.
According to New Jersey Watchdog:
In addition to his $175,000 a year salary, the governor receives $95,000 a year in expense advances.
The outlet reported that over the course of five years, Christie spent about $300,000 of his $360,000 budget on food and drinks both at sports venues and other locations.
In 2012, the New Jersey Republican State Committee reimbursed the State Treasury for nearly the exact amount of Christie's purchases at MetLife Stadium. Christie's aides said his charges served "business purposes," according to a statement provided to New Jersey Watchdog:
"The official nature and business purpose of the event remains the case regardless of whether the event is at the State House, Drumthwacket or a sporting venue."
Christie, a New Jersey native, is a Dallas Cowboys superfan who shared the team owner's suite at AT&T Stadium during the Cowboys' 2015 playoff run.
Newlywed Rob Sabin was super proud of his cake featuring Nick Saban riding an elephant, until he cut into it.
Sure, newlyweds Rob and Amanda Sabin love each other, but when it comes to college football they are ENEMIES.
Rob Sabin is a die-hard Alabama fan. His friends even call him "Roll Tide Rob."
While his wife is a proud supporter of the Florida Gators.
So, when it came time for Rob Sabin to pick out a groom's cake for the couple's wedding, it was obviously going to be Alabama-themed. Amanda Sabin told BuzzFeed News her husband was determined to one-up his friends by having the best cake EVER.
Prosecutors claim Hernandez shot his friend, Alexander Bradley, and left him for dead after Bradley made a comment about a 2012 double homicide that prosecutors said Hernandez committed.
Aaron Hernandez was charged with witness intimidation on Monday for allegedly shooting a witness to a 2012 double homicide that the former New England Patriot will stand trial for later this year.
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In 2013, Hernandez allegedly shot his close friend — and godfather of his daughter — Alexander Bradley in the face in Florida and left him for dead. Bradley survived, and prosecutors said Monday Hernandez shot him after he made a comment about the 2012 double homicide.
The Suffolk County district attorney said:
Though this shooting took place outside of Massachusetts, it may be prosecuted under Ch. 268, Sect. 13B, of the Massachusetts General Laws as willfully causing physical injury to a witness with the intent to impede a Suffolk County criminal investigation. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison.
A hearing for the 2012 double homicide is scheduled for May 21, but an arraignment date has not been set for this new charge. In the double homicide case, prosecutors claim Hernandez shot and killed two men after leaving a nightclub. Another man was shot at, but survived, and will serve as a witness for their case.
Less than a month ago, Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole. In that case, he was convicted on circumstantial evidence — the murder weapon was never found, nor was a motive established. In the 2012 homicide case, the weapon was recovered and the county has witnesses.
Bradley, who was once close friends with Hernandez, took the stand as a witness in the Lloyd trial. He was not allowed to disclose anything about the alleged 2013 shooting, but took the stand with a visible scar between his eyes. Hernandez's attorneys warned the judge that if he said the defendant shot him in the face, it'd be cause for an immediate mistrial. When asked if his friendship with the defendant ended in 2013, Bradley simply answered "yes."
For Hernandez, this latest charge is one of several criminal and civil cases in Massachusetts.In the 2012 double homicide case, he faces the following charges:
-Two counts of murder
-Three counts of armed assault with intent to murder
-Assault and battery by means of dangerous weapon
-Unlawful possession of a firearm
He also faces various gun and ammo possession charges, along with charges of assaulting an inmate and threatening a corrections officer.
He is also the defendant in four civil suits in Massachusetts and Florida. The family of Odin Lloyd will press forward with their civil suit, and the two victims of the Boston double homicide have sued him as well. He is also a defendant in a civil suit in Florida for allegedly shooting Bradley.
The New England Patriots were also fined $1 million and stripped of two draft picks.
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In addition to Brady's suspension, the team will forfeit its first-round draft pick in 2016 and a fourth-round pick in 2017, and has been fined $1 million.
The two locker room attendants who allegedly deflated the quarterback's footballs, John Jastremski and James McNally, "have been indefinitely suspended without pay by the club," the league said in a statement Monday.
The 243-page investigative report outlined increased correspondence between Brady and one of the attendants after news broke that the NFL would investigate the team. Prior to that, the two attendants had exchanged text messages in which McNally referred to himself as "the deflator."
The pair also made jokes about Brady, saying "fuck tom" and that "the only thing deflating [Sunday] is his passing rating."
The integrity of the game is of paramount importance to everyone in our league, and requires unshakable commitment to fairness and compliance with the playing rules. Each player, no matter how accomplished and otherwise respected, has an obligation to comply with the rules and must be held accountable for his actions when those rules are violated and the public's confidence in the game is called into question.
Vincent also informed the Patriots that Spygate, the 2007 scandal in which the Patriots were found to have videotaped opponents, weighed into their decision to bring such intense sanctions against the team.
Brady did not turn over his cell phone to investigators, and Vincent says his refusal to cooperate fully was a factor in their decision.
Vincent says Brady was "offered extraordinary safeguards by the investigators to protect unrelated personal information. Although we do not hold the club directly responsible for Mr. Brady's refusal to cooperate, it remains significant that the quarterback of the team failed to cooperate fully with the investigation."
Though the investigation did not find evidence that head coach Bill Belichick or team owner Robert Kraft knew about the goings-on of their attendants and quarterback, Vincent said "it remains a fundamental principle that the club is responsible for the actions of club employees."
"The NFL has a well-documented history of making poor disciplinary decisions that often are overturned when truly independent and neutral judges or arbitrators preside, and a former federal judge has found the commissioner has abused his discretion in the past, so this outcome does not surprise me," Yee continued.
"Sadly, today's decision diminishes the NFL as it tells its fans, players and coaches that the games on the field don't count as much as the games played on Park Avenue."
Yee confirms that Brady will appeal his suspension. His backup is Jimmy Garoppolo. If the four-game suspension is not overturned, he will return to the field in Week 5 against the Colts, who first brought the underinflated footballs to the NFL's attention.
The team is valued at $2.6 billion, by the by, and Tom Brady himself has made well over $150 million throughout the course of his NFL career.
One particularly intrepid Patriots fan has set up a GoFundMe page to pay the Patriots' $1 million fine for Deflategate.
We obviously know we won't reach One Million Dollars, however we do believe the fine is bulls**t and want to help anyway we can. So whatever is donated will be donated to the New England Patriots in help with the fine!
As we venture with this, we will do frequent updates to show progression of this! If enough is made to make the travel, we will fly down there (on our own expenses) and deliver a check in person!
In August 2014, Forbes valued the New England Patriots at $2.6 billion, ranked behind only the Dallas Cowboys in wealth. Team owner Robert Kraft has a net worth of $4.3 billion, according to Forbes.
Forbes in 2014 also tallied up Brady's salary over the course of his tenure as a Patriot and put it at $154,779,500 (and that's not including bonuses or endorsement deals).
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Fans have started donating money to the fund in $12 increments.
Chuck Lusignan, who donated the quarterback-appropriate amount to the fund admitted that he knows "the Pats don't need the money but it would be great to reach the goal and give it to charity of Mr. Kraft's choice. That's the kind of fans that the BEST organization in the NFL we are. Go Pats!
Daniel Knowles, who donated $10, said: "I'm not exactly rolling in the cash but I can do this for a cause."
A comment on a $10 donation from Matt Keohan contains a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere," the comment says, followed by "Pats Nation."
The organization informed employees Tuesday that they will receive full pay for the week of games rescheduled or moved due to the riots.
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Orioles employees were informed Tuesday that they will be compensated for the week of games that were rescheduled and relocated due to riots in late April.
In a letter obtained by BuzzFeed News that was posted next to an employee time clock, the Orioles called the circumstances "extraordinary."
Beneath the Orioles logo, the notice said:
Due to the extraordinary circumstances that led to several cancelled or rescheduled games, the Orioles organization will compensate all hourly employees for hours that would have been ordinarily worked the week of April 27. This adjustment will be added [sic] will be added to your 5/29 paycheck.
Another Camden Yards employee who works for Delaware North, which manages concessions for the team, told BuzzFeed News the employee union will pay $200 for the time lost.
The Orioles did not immediately return a request for comment regarding employee compensation.
In late April, as authorities clashed with crowds protesting the police-related death of Freddie Gray, the Orioles postponed two games against the White Sox and played the final game of the series without an audience present. Another homestand was scheduled for that week, but it was moved to Tampa Bay, where the Orioles acted as the home team.
The team collected no door revenue for the empty White Sox game, and though they were the home team in Tampa (and therefore collected door revenue), the disparity between Orioles attendance and Rays attendance is significant. In 2014, the Orioles averaged a home attendance of more than 30,000 fans. The Rays averaged just under 18,000 for home games. The attendance figure for each of the three relocated Rays-Orioles games is in the 11,000 range.
In April, Stacey Dash, a server at Dempsey's Brew Pub at Camden Yards, told BuzzFeed News that although the potential for lost income would be a tough hit financially for her, she appreciated the concern for the safety of employees.
Dash said she averages between $150 and $300 in salary, plus tips. Dempsey's is also operated by Delaware North, so Dash will receive $200 for the week, which she said is "better than nothing."
During the unexpected week off, Dash said she intended to "support the local bars and businesses that are affected by the curfew" with her coworkers.
The Orioles, despite taking a hit, never presented the financial repercussions of their organization as important in context of what was going on in the immediate surrounding area of their stadium.
John Angelos, an executive vice president and son of the team owner, issued a lengthy statement that focused heavily on the loss of jobs, opportunities, and civil rights protections in Baltimore.
"We need to keep in mind people are suffering and dying around the U.S.," Angelos said. "While we are thankful no one was injured at Camden Yards, there is a far bigger picture for poor Americans in Baltimore and everywhere who don't have jobs and are losing economic civil and legal rights, and this makes inconvenience at a ball game irrelevant in light of the needless suffering government is inflicting upon ordinary Americans."
After the empty stadium White Sox game, Orioles manager Buck Showalter spoke candidly about how he approaches discussions involving race.
"You hear people try to weigh in on things that they really don't know anything about," Showalter said. "I've never been black, OK? So I don't know. I can't put myself there. I've never faced the challenged they face, so I understand the emotion."
Shareef O’Neal is only 15-years-old and is already a future NBA star in the making.
The 6-foot-7 spawn of Shaquille O'Neal is already dominating the court, while his dad cheers gleefully from the stands.
I mean, look at that pass!
And that shooting form!
And of course, he wouldn't be Shaq's son if he couldn't DUNK.
Underinflated balls: Can’t stop, won’t stop.
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Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have answered back to the Wells report with an appeal to Brady's four-game suspension, and a 20,000 word response titled "The Wells Report in Context."
The lengthy rebuttal documents the team's issues with the NFL report on how the Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady were likely behind the two locker room attendants deflating footballs used in the AFC Championship Game.
The Patriots were fined $1 million for their role in Deflategate and stripped of two draft picks. Brady was suspended for four games, and has appealed the decision.
"The conclusions of the Wells Report are at best, incomplete, incorrect and lack context," the report reads.
Annotations to the Wells report were made by Daniel L. Goldberg, a senior partner in the Boston office of Morgan Lewis, who was present during all of the interviews of Patriots personnel conducted at Gillette Stadium.
Shortly after the New England Patriots' response to the report, the NFL Players Association announced it has officially filed an appeal to Brady's four-game suspension, and asked for a neutral party to hear the case.
"Given the NFL's history of inconsistency and arbitrary decisions in disciplinary matters, it is only fair that a neutral arbitrator hear this appeal," the Players Association said in a written statement. "If Ted Wells and the NFL believe, as their public comments stated, that the evidence in their report is 'direct' and 'inculpatory,' then they should be confident enough to present their case before someone who is truly independent."
NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello later confirmed that the commissioner has rejected the request for a neutral arbitrator and said Goodell will personally meet with Brady.
Here are some key takeaways from the 20,000-word report from the Patriots:
A new video appears to show a group of rowdy Juventus fans push a Black fan out of a subway car in Madrid.
After defeating Real Madrid to reach the Champions League Final, Juventus fans flooded the streets of Madrid in celebration.
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As many fans rushed toward the train, you can see a group of Juventus fans forcibly push a Black man clad in Real Madrid gear out of the train car.
He appears to be the only person in the car who is pushed out.
Juventus fans have a history of racial abuse. In May 2009 Juventus had to play a league game behind closed doors after chants of "a black Italian does not exist" were directed at 18-year-old Mario Balotelli the week prior.
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