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Ibtihaj Muhammad, an internationally-ranked saber fencer from New Jersey, qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio last weekend, which will make her the first U.S. athlete to compete in the games in hijab.
The points she earned after winning a bronze medal at the Women’s Saber World Cup in Athens, Greece on Saturday have made it mathematically impossible for any other American competitors to surpass her in the rankings ahead of the Olympics.
Muhammad, 30, told BuzzFeed News she started fencing at age 13 in high school and was initially introduced to the sport by her family.
“My parents were looking for a sport for me to play where I wouldn’t have to alter the uniform as a Muslim woman,” she said, referring to the fact that a fencer's uniform requires the body to be completely covered.
Muhammad credits her mother for supporting her, financially and emotionally, throughout her teens. She played more than one sport in high school and said that her mother often drove her from volleyball practice in Maplewood, New Jersey, to fencing training in New York City while she ate dinner in the car.
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“Most parents tell their kids before matches to do their best, or to have fun,” Muhammad said. “My mom always said the same thing: ‘Don’t waste my money.’”
She was recruited to fence at Duke University and decided to continue competing professionally after she graduated.
Part of what motivated her was the lack of diversity she noticed in the fencing community.
“Historically, it’s always been a white sport reserved for people with money,” said Muhammad, who has four siblings. “I don’t think it’s a good representation of the U.S., or of society as a whole.”
Muhammad has amassed a bevy of team and individual medals since her first world cup appearance at 23. This year, she accomplished her goal of ranking among the top 10 saber fencers in the world (she is currently seventh).
She has kept a cool head about her Olympic qualification.
“I’ve been doing really well,” she said. “I felt excited to medal (at the World Cup in Athens), but I honestly didn’t think much about the Olympics.”
The complete fencing team will be officially named in April when the qualifying period ends. Muhammad said her family will not talk much about Rio until then.
“I’m a very goal-oriented person,” she said. “It’s been a trend throughout my athletic career: I set small goals, then once reached, I set a new one.”
Apart from her athletic accomplishments, Muhammad also has a penchant for fashion. She runs a clothing line with her siblings that features fashionable, modest clothing.
Just days away from the Super Bowl, T-Mobile released their "Hotline Bling"-inspired commercial starring the 6 God himself, Drake.
In the midst of filming the "Hotline Bling" video, cell phone execs interrupt Drake (how dare they) with some lyrical changes that reflect their cell phone contract/plan/some shit I don't really care about.
Because the only thing that truly matters about this commercial is that Drake and his turtleneck have returned.
Along with his famous dance moves.
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SAN JOSE, California — As he puts it, by a stroke of good fortune, or an act of divinity, or sheer fate, Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen will play in the first Super Bowl of his twelve-year NFL career at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara — just thirty minutes from Allen’s California hometown, Morgan Hill.
“I try to always keep things in perspective and think that God has a plan and that things happen for a reason,” Allen told BuzzFeed News Tuesday. “I didn’t think it was gonna take me twelve years to get here, but it did, and that it happens to be here is surreal and sweet.”
Still, Allen — whose venerable career has spanned four teams, 193 games, and five Pro Bowl appearances — is not letting the nostalgia distract him.
After the Panthers beat the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship — a game Allen missed due to a foot injury — the 33-year-old defensive end said he tried to “soak up the emotions of playing a game back home” in the week before the team traveled to California.
“Obviously the feelings of being home are present in the moment, but I’m not going to let that distract from this Sunday’s goal,” Allen said.
Instead, Allen said playing the big game in his backyard was a matter of convenience.
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“My wife and kids get to stay with grandma and grandpa, which everyone enjoys. It makes it easier on everybody — it’s not like they’re trying to check out a new city this week,” he said. “And I get to come home and see my wife and kids and keep a normal routine so I can focus on the game.”
That lets “everyone participate in the excitement at their own level because we all know the area,” Allen said. His wife and kids flew into California on Monday.
Allen attended Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill — then was accused of stealing yearbooks — and later transferred to nearby Los Gatos High. He said he has “no attachment to Levi’s Stadium itself,” where Super Bowl 50 will be played, which only opened for the 2014-2015 season.
During the first game of that season, Allen was on the Chicago Bears and played at Levi’s Stadium. The Bears came back from a 13-point deficit to beat the San Francisco 49ers 28-20 on their brand new turf.
In the middle of the next season, Allen was traded to the Panthers. When asked about the mid-season trade that took him from a 6-10 Bears team to a 17-1 Panthers —and his first Super Bowl appearance, Allen was relaxed:
“How about that, huh? You know what? The Lord is good, I tell you what.”
Allen says the foot injury that caused him to miss NFC Championship game is “totally fine” and will not keep him out of the Super Bowl.
He was listed as “questionable” for championship game due to the injury, and head coach Ron Rivera made the call to sit Allen out. The defensive end was unhappy, but admitted to BuzzFeed News that Rivera’s job is “sometimes just to keep us from getting in our own way.”
Allen, whose last NFC Championship appearance was a 2009 loss with the Vikings, said could barely stand watching his team from the sideline.
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“Don’t get me wrong, I had all the faith in the world in our team and our coaching staff. But you wanna be out there with the guys,” he said.
“I was laughing with [the guys] when we were up 42-15 because it was like a pass rushers dream right now,” Allen told a group of reporters Tuesday afternoon. “You got a team that is throwing the ball deep,” which generally means the quarterback is holding on to the ball longer.
On Sunday, Allen will get his chance at rushing Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, in what is rumored to be the last game of the future Hall of Famer’s career. Allen — who has 136 career quarterback sacks — has played against Manning four times and only sacked him once.
Getting to Manning before he gets rid of the ball is “a challenge,” Allen admitted Tuesday. “And [it] has been a challenge for the 12 years that I have been in the league playing against him and I don’t see it not being a challenge until he decides to stop.”
In the days leading up to the Super Bowl, Allen is relieved that his family is able to remain comfortable while he fulfills football and media obligations.
He joked that his parents likely have something more important at the front of their minds, anyway:
“They’re probably just having fun playing with the grandkids.”
If you're reading this, I'll assume you HAVEN'T been paying attention to the NBA this year.
Which is a shame, because this season has already been litttt.
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First things first: The Golden State Warriors are basically magical.
They won the championship last year, and they're even better this year. Like, historically good.
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(Which is the best single season record of any team, ever. Shouts to Michael Jordan, maybe you've heard of him).
Dr. Bennet Omalu, who first found CTE in the brain of an NFL player, said an autopsy confirmed experimental research.
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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the neurodegenerative disease linked to football, was successfully identified for the first time in the brain of a living person, Dr. Bennet Omalu told ESPN Thursday. Omalu was recently portrayed by Will Smith in the film "Concussion."
Omalu, the neuropathologist who first discovered CTE in the brain of a former football player, said results of testing done on former Vikings linebacker Fred McNeill while he was alive were "very similar" to what was found in an autopsy after McNeill's November 2015 death.
McNeill was a participant in a UCLA study of 14 former NFL players to develop methods of identifying CTE in people while they are alive. ESPN reported McNeill "is the first ex-NFL player in the study to have died," therefore the first in the study to have preliminary test results confirmed post-mortem.
CTE is believed to be caused by repetitive sub-concussive hits, the bread and butter of the game of football. Symptoms can include memory loss, mood impairment, and dementia. The disease has been found in a number of well-known former NFL players, including Junior Seau, Mike Webster, Frank Gifford, and most recently, Ken Stabler.
McNeill played for 11 seasons on the offensive line, where players are exposed to the highest rate of hits.
The UCLA study was conducted using a "brain-imaging tool they had developed previously for assessing neurological changes associated with Alzheimer's disease," according to a 2013 press release.
"[Researchers] employed a chemical marker they created called FDDNP, which binds to deposits of amyloid beta 'plaques' and neurofibrillary tau 'tangles' — the hallmarks of Alzheimer's — which they then viewed using a positron emission tomography (PET) scan, providing a 'window into the brain,'" the statement read. "With this method, researchers are able to pinpoint where in the brain these abnormal proteins accumulate."
McNeill became involved with the UCLA study after his wife, Tia, reached out to Dr. Omalu with concerns about her husband's changing personality, according to CNN. Upon examination, Omalu told the family he observed a buildup of tau proteins consistent with CTE.
A verified process to diagnose CTE in living people has enormous implications for football and the understanding of its link to the disease. Omalu is currently in the Bay Area, where Super Bowl 50 will be held on Sunday, and will be speaking at a public event Thursday night.
Dallas police on Thursday said there was insufficient evidence to warrant a criminal complaint in the case.
Johnny Manziel of the Cleveland Browns warms up before a game on Nov. 15, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will not face charges related to accusations that he repeatedly assaulted a woman in Texas, police said Thursday.
The case involved a woman who had accused Manziel of repeatedly hitting her on Jan. 30 in Dallas. Her statements — detailed in police documents and provided to BuzzFeed News — prompted an investigation into Manziel, 23, as well as criticism and the threat of future termination from the Browns.
But in a statement, Dallas police said investigators had closed the case after finding there was insufficient evidence to file a criminal complaint:
The Dallas Police Department has conducted the appropriate investigative follow-up to the report forwarded to us by the Ft. Worth Police Department regarding an alleged incident involving Johnny Manziel.
Investigative efforts to date have not resulted in the filing of a criminal complaint and the incident is determined to be closed.
No further statement is expected at this time.
The woman had accused Manziel of repeatedly hitting her, first at Hotel ZaZa in Dallas, and then after driving her back to her apartment. She also told police he appeared to be on drugs.
But the police report stated that the woman was vague about details of the alleged assault and became irritated when asked if it continued at her apartment. Still, she told police she ran in and out of her apartment trying to get away from Manziel, and eventually fled to a neighbor's home for help, according to the report.
Police also released audio of a 911 call a neighbor made, in which she says she can hear a woman screaming.
"She said her boyfriend had beat her up," the woman adds in the recording.
Manziel allegedly fled the area on foot, and police were unable to immediately locate him. The woman eventually told police she didn't want to answer any more questions, fill out a report, or have her injuries photographed.
The accusations come just months after Manziel was stopped on suspicion of reckless driving while arguing with his girlfriend.
The string of allegations appear likely to cost Manziel his position with the Browns. Earlier this week, ESPN reported he would be cut from the team in March.
The Browns did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News' request for comment.
However, earlier this week, the Browns' executive vice president of football operations, Sashi Brown, said in a statement that the team has been clear about expectations for our players on and off the field.
"Johnny's continual involvement in incidents that run counter to those expectations undermines the hard work of his teammates and the reputation of our organization," Brown added.
Friday morning Manziel's agent Erik Burkhardt released a statement announcing that he'd dropped his client.
It is with deep regret that, after several emotional and very personal discussions with his family, his doctors, and my client himself, I have made the decision to terminate my professional relationship with Johnny Manziel.
Though I will remain a friend and Johnny supporter, and he knows I have worked tirelessly to arrange a number of professional options for him to continue to pursue, it has become painfully obvious that his future rests solely in his own hands. His family and I have gone to great lengths to outline the steps we feel he must take to get his life in order. Accountability is the foundation of any relationship, and without it, the function of my work is counterproductive.
I truly wish the best for Johnny and sincerely hope he can, and will, find the kind of peace and happiness he deserves."
A very ~on theme~ way to get turnt at your Super Bowl party.
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When it comes to hosting a Super Bowl party, there are a few different ways you could go W/R/T adult beverages. Some people go cute.
Others go classic.
But, winners? Winners go Jell-O shot.
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Two steps back, two steps over. Hips square. Foot planted shoulder width from the ball. Inside top of the foot to the bottom quadrant of the ball. Boom.
Kicking doesn’t seem complex. It can even look simple, especially when Adam Vinatieri, the NFL’s longest-tenured kicker, is drilling them on an indoor field from 15 yards away.
Vinatieri’s 20-season career has included some of the game’s most memorable field goals — with four Super Bowl rings to show for it. Rams–Patriots Super Bowl in 2001: 20-17, Vinatieri. Patriots-Panthers Super Bowl in 2004: 32-29, Vinatieri. Tuck-Rule Game? Vinatieri.
At 43 years old, Vinatieri is the league’s oldest player, along with one of its most fortunate, having spent most of his career coming onto the field after Tom Brady or Peyton Manning. Vinatieri admits he’s seen a lot of players “come and go” since he entered the league in 1996, acknowledging the career longevity afforded to him by his position. Manning could be the next great player to retire on the kicker’s watch, if the rumors are true. The league veterans played together on the Colts for six seasons, and while in San Francisco this week for Super Bowl activities, Vinatieri said that if Super Bowl 50 is in fact Manning’s “last rodeo, the NFL and football will miss one of its greatest players. But he won’t be gone long — he’ll make a great coach or GM.”
On Wednesday afternoon, Vinatieri was in a jersey and mesh shorts kicking field goals at the Super Bowl’s NFL Fan Experience event in downtown San Francisco. For $25-35, fans can try activities like cone drills and throwing Hail Marys with occasional appearances from the pros. As part of a collaboration between a league-affiliated credit card and the Pat Tillman Foundation, Vinatieri’s goal was to kick three successful field goals to trigger a donation of $15,000 to the donation named for late NFL safety who was killed by friendly fire while serving in Afghanistan. No stranger to pressure, Vinatieri drilled them all.
But Vinatieri biggest challenge of the day was teaching me to kick a field goal myself. (While wearing Sperry Top-Siders, because I hadn’t packed football-appropriate footwear for Super Bowl week.) Unfortunately for Vinatieri, I handed him his first whiff of the day. In a half-dozen attempts, I never managed to get the football to catch air.
The method of kicking a field goal is not exactly rocket science, but coordinating your extremities to work together is much easier described than done.
On my first attempt, I took two steps back, two steps to the left. I emulated the weird do-si-do I’ve seen a million times while watching NFL field goal attempts. I knew the slow, diagonal trot to the tee, but as I put my first foot forward I realized I had no idea how to calculate pace to get my left foot — my plant foot — on its mark. As I kicked, the ball took a rough tumble along the fake grass toward the uprights.
“Well, you kicked it straight, so you had your hips facing the right way,” Vinatieri told me, charitably. With more power, it would have had more pop, he said. I deferred to his expertise, but had my doubts.
The next few kicks skewed toward the left side of the field, never making it above a couple feet despite my conscientious effort to give it a harder thwack. As my final attempt rolled a pithy 5 yards diagonally left, I thought, “at least it wasn’t wide right.” No hard feelings, Scott Norwood.
The Pat Tillman Foundation, started by Tillman’s wife Marie, provides scholarships for military veterans in academia. One of the foundation’s current scholars, Reagan Odhner, was at the NFL Experience after her day’s classes at Stanford. Odhner served four years in the Marines with two tours in Afghanistan, the second of which with a female infantry program. As part of that deployment, Odhner worked with community development programs and found a passion for international development.
Upon returning to the United States to begin classes at Stanford, Odhner was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Odhner finished her semester at Stanford then took off the next to focus on chemotherapy. The treatment worked, and Odhner is now back in school full-time studying economics. She is on track to graduate in 2017, and the Tillman Foundation will provide financial assistance until graduation. The Tillman Foundation says on its website the average dollar amount given per student in 2015 was $15,000. Given that amount, Vinatieri’s field-goal challenge should cover the full cost of one year for a Tillman scholar.
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Odhner said she did not have much luck with a successful field goal Wednesday either. Understandably, Odhner’s focus has been on her health and education — far bigger priorities than football. Odhner was presented with two tickets to Sunday’s Super Bowl at Levi’s Stadium, just south of Stanford.
While we spoke about her plans and our failed attempts to successfully get the ball through the uprights on Vinatieri’s watch, a child of about 9 walked up to one of the football tees and paced himself two steps back, two steps to the left. He kicked, he hit, and the ball went straight through the center of the goalpost, nearly to the top of the poles. Vinatieri quickly took notice of the tiny kicker as Odhner and I looked at him in amazement.
Then the kid walked right back to the tee and drilled it again.
The doctor who inspired the movie Concussion, Bennet Omalu, said Thursday “there is no safe blow to your head.”
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The neuropathologist recently portrayed by Will Smith in the movie Concussion, said Thursday night he believes that professional football players have a more than 90% chance of suffering the neurodegenerative disease known as CTE.
Dr. Bennet Omalu, who first discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the brain of a football player, was speaking with reporter Stone Phillips at a ticketed event at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco, just 2 miles from where Super Bowl 50 events have been set up for the week.
Symptoms of CTE include memory loss, recklessness, and dementia. Currently, it can only be diagnosed conclusively post-mortem. Earlier this week, late Raiders legend Ken Stabler was diagnosed with CTE. Other recent diagnoses include 27-year-old safety Tyler Sash and Hall of Famer Frank Gifford.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater lies on the field after a hit.
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In September 2015, PBS reported that CTE had been found in 87 of 91 former NFL players examined by researchers at Boston University. However, the sample size was small and researchers told PBS that most of the donated brains came from players who'd experienced symptoms while alive, compelling them to request their brains be studied.
During the 90-minute discussion Thursday night, Omalu spoke in unflinching terms about the disease and the NFL's attempts to conceal its connection to their sport. At times, Omalu spoke so rapidly and appeared so impassioned about his work he nearly slid out of his seat.
Omalu, who was born in Nigeria, said he was stunned when the NFL tried to deny the connection between hits to the head in the game and CTE.
"I thought I was back in Nigeria!" Omalu said.
On Thursday, Omalu said NFL executives have "never, ever" reached out to him.
"I'd respect it if they could look me in the eye and tell me I'm wrong," he said.
Dinner is literally carbs with a side of carbs.
This is Sanya Richards-Ross.
She's 31 years old, lives in Austin, Texas, and is a world champion sprinter who trains hard to be very fast. Also, she loves rum raisin ice cream, cheese pizza, and Skittles. But more on that later.
At the moment she's training to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games.
She's already won four Olympic medals: Two golds in the 4×400 relay and one gold and one bronze in the 400-meter sprint. She was previously ranked the best 400-meter sprinter in the world.
So how does someone run 400 meters (a quarter mile) in 48.7 seconds?
BuzzFeed Health talked to Richards-Ross to learn about how she's preparing for the Olympic trials, which take place in July.
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Louisville head coach Rick Pitino responds to a question following an NCAA college basketball team's intrasquad scrimmage in Louisville, Kentucky.
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The University of Louisville on Friday banned its men’s basketball team from the postseason after an investigation into whether escorts stripped and had sex with recruits and players revealed “significant violations.”
University President Jim Ramsey said he made the decision after receiving an update on the investigation Thursday. The inquiry was being led by the university and NCAA, Ramsey said in a statement.
Escort Katina Powell detailed the allegations in her book “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen,” which was released in October, the Associated Press reported. Powell said that the former director of men's basketball operations, Andre McGee, paid $10,000 for 22 shows performed by her and other women, including three of her daughters.
The parties took place inside the players' Billy Minardi Hall dormitory from 2010 to 2014, Powell said. In addition to the players, escorts also allegedly had sex with recruits and some of their fathers.
Powell said she has no proof that Louisville coach Rick Pitino knew that a former Cardinals staffer hired her and other dancers to strip and have sex with former recruits and players, the AP reported.
The ban applies to the NCAA Tournament and the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
"I recognize that this is a significant penalty for our program and will be a disappointment to our student athletes and to many in the UofL family," Ramsey said in a statement. "While this was a difficult decision, it was made in the best interest of our University community, and I believe we will be stronger because of it."
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Comedy royalty Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen teamed up this year for a faux political Bud Light Super Bowl commercial...
...and it's pretty damn hilarious.
There's Paul Rudd!
There's Michael Peña!
The announcement came at the league’s first-ever “women’s summit” ahead of Super Bowl 50.
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SAN FRANCISCO — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday said that the league is working on "formalizing" a rule to interview women for executive positions — but later told BuzzFeed News that the policy is now underway.
"We're already going it," he said in a brief interview.
Speaking at the NFL's first-ever Women's Summit, Goodell likened the initiative to the league's "Rooney rule," which says that teams must interview minority candidates for head coaching positions.
The effectiveness of the Rooney rule has been debated since its implementation in 2003.
The commissioner pointed to the recent hiring of women as coaches — Dr. Jen Welter as a coaching intern for the Arizona Cardinals and Kathryn Smith as special teams coach for the Buffalo Bills — as evidence that "progress is being made" in regard to women in football.
Goodell also spoke of an upcoming partnership with the Women's Sports Foundation to develop a flag football league, with the intent of involving girls in the game. The commissioner mentioned his own twin daughters, now fourteen — admitting that they're more interested in tennis than football — but said he has seen the impact of youth sports on their confidence.
(Goodell also said when he told his twin daughters he was "boss of football." they told him "not in our house you're not the boss.")
The commissioner spoke at the summit for fifteen minutes before introducing Condoleezza Rice, who has often been mentioned as a potential candidate to become commissioner of the NFL. He did not take questions, nor did he address the league's handling of and recent initiatives regarding domestic violence and sexual assault in the league.
Goodell hinted that the two-day Women's Summit would potentially be an annual event to discuss and advance the role of women in sports.
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They might not be going to the Euros but they bloody well should be.
There's a different level of passion in Scotland.
Don't need to be a lip reader...
Even if the passion causes extreme physical pain.
The Tartan Army will do anything to get a game on.
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Who else flies all the way to Brazil just to cheer on whoever's playing England?
Where were you, eh, Wales?
Prove that the world doesn’t revolve around football. It revolves around you.
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Why not take control of the situation and host your very own party? A party that can focus on something you love more than anything else in the world, including the Broncos or the Panthers? I'm talking about YOU! After all, January was the most depressing month of the year, and you deserve to be pampered with attention. Here's how you can take control, you attention-whortle.
Over your TV, place a larger portrait of yourself to watch over your guests.
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Spell your name in all the food:
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Everyone knows that surfers are hot. But they are also badass as fuck. So they are badass AND hot. They are hot-ass.
Only a truly badass person can catch this wave:
Or even think about riding this one:
Who’s gonna come out on top?