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  • Muhammad Ali 'sex tapes' scandal as ex who claims he fathered her daughter tries to cash in

    06/12/2016 4:47:14 PM PDT · by orchestra · 16 replies
    Mirror ^ | 6/12/2016 | Christopher Bucktin
    A former girlfriend of Muhammad Ali has made a sick bid to cash in on his death by ­offering for sale tapes she claims show him at sex parties. Barbara Mensah, who alleges her daughter Kiiursti is the lovechild of the three-times world heavyweight champion, wants a six-figure sum for the footage. Just two days after The Greatest was buried at a funeral attended by world leaders and celebrities, grasping Barbara told the Sunday People : “I know the value of the footage. “No one has anything like this. I’d like to get as much as I can for it.”...
  • Former Yale basketball captain Jack Montague sues school over expulsion

    06/10/2016 6:39:02 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Alex Johnson
    Former Yale basketball captain Jack Montague has filed a lawsuit accusing the Ivy League university of wrongfully expelling him over a sexual assault allegation. The suit filed Thursday in federal court in Connecticut names Yale as a defendant along with two university officials who were involved in processing the complaint against Montague.
  • Hockey legend Gordie Howe dies at 88

    06/10/2016 7:02:16 AM PDT · by taildragger · 136 replies
    WDIV TV ^ | 6/10/16 | see web link, otherwise Dave Bartowiak, Jr.
    Link here: http://www.clickondetroit.com/sports/hockey-legend-gordie-howe-dies-at-age-88
  • Report: Aqib Talib hospitalized after being shot (Denver Bronco)

    06/05/2016 3:19:33 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    NBC sports ^ | 6-5-16 | Zac Jackson
    Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib has been hospitalized after he was shot Saturday night, Rebecca Lopez of WFAA TV in Dallas reported Sunday. Lopez reported that Talib was one of three people shot after a fight in V Live, a Dallas night club, and that Talib is at Medical City Hospital. In 2011, Aqib Talib was indicted but later cleared on charges in Dallas County that he pistol-whipped and shot at his sister’s boyfriend.
  • Muhammad Ali has died at age 74

    06/03/2016 9:22:34 PM PDT · by BAW · 313 replies
    6-3-2016
    No link as yet. TV stations have broken to news that Muhammad Ali had died.
  • Muhammad Ali, 'The Greatest of All Time', Dead at 74

    06/04/2016 1:21:27 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 212 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4 June 16 | NBC News staff
    Muhammad Ali, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself "The Greatest" and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, is dead. Ali died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications, a family spokesman confirmed to NBC News. He was 74. After a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening," Bob Gunnell, a family spokesman, told NBC News.
  • Muhammad Ali in 'Grave Condition' in Phoenix Hospital

    06/03/2016 7:02:59 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 106 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | 03 JUNE 2016 | CORKY SIEMASZKO
    Muhammad Ali is in "grave condition" in a Phoenix-area hospital, a well-informed source tells NBC News, as the boxing legend continues to battle a respiratory condition. The 74-year-old former heavyweight champion's family has gathered by his bedside just a day after he had been hospitalized in what spokesman Bob Gunnell said Thursday was to be a "brief" stay.
  • Muhammad Ali placed on life support

    06/03/2016 2:07:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 120 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 6/3/16 | Chris Perez
    Muhammad Ali has been placed on life support — and his family fears that it “likely won’t be long until he passes away,” according to a report. The boxing legend was hospitalized in Scottsdale, Ariz., for a respiratory issue on Thursday and insiders tell Radar Online that his loved ones are now rushing to his side because it appears his condition has worsened. “He needs every bit of fight he’s got left to survive,” a source told the website. “Doctors are telling the family that it likely won’t be long until he passes away.”
  • Mexican soccer Star Alan Pulido Rescued Several Hours After Abduction

    05/30/2016 11:29:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    l ^ | Patrick J. McDonnell
    ar Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido has been rescued after being kidnapped in the crime-ridden northern border state of Tamaulipas, Mexican authorities said Monday. The rescue took place after midnight on Monday, according to press accounts quoting officials in Ciudad Victoria, the state capital, where the player had been abducted about 24 hours earlier. Pulido was not believed to have suffered any major injury but was undergoing a medical evaluation. In a brief appearance before the press, he wore a multicolored tank top and had a bandage on his right hand. “I’m well, thank God,” Pulido said in comments to...
  • MMA legend Tito Ortiz endorses Donald Trump, chants 'build that wall' at rally

    05/27/2016 8:46:30 PM PDT · by pangaea6 · 12 replies
    Cagewriter Yahoo Sports ^ | 5/26/2016 | Andreas Hale
    The number of celebrities who support Donald Trump continues to grow as UFC Hall of Famer and current Bellator fighter Tito Ortiz has now publicly endorsed the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. The 41-year-old was spotted in attendance at a Trump rally in Anaheim, Calif., this week. His appearance caused a stir as Ortiz was pictured holding a sign that said, “Hillary Clinton Killed My Friends,” and later joined in a “build that wall” chant.
  • Marathon Runner Initially Treated for Flu and Ankle Injury, Leaves Hospital as Multiple Amputee

    05/25/2016 2:19:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | May 24, 2016 | Bigad Shaban, Liza Meak and Felipe Escamilla
    Mario Guzman lived to race. For the last two decades Guzman ran in marathons, half marathons, and competed in multiple ironman triathlons. “It was a passion. It wasn’t a hobby, it was a passion,” Guzman said. That all changed more than three years ago when Guzman went to the doctor after injuring his ankle during a run. “We were very puzzled about his symptoms,” said Ludmila Parada, Mario’s wife. “My husband has a fever, he feels very ill and the foot that was completely unremarkable the day before was all swollen and red and he couldn’t put weight on it.”...
  • Maria Sharapova is losing sponsorship deals worth tens of millions after her failed drug test

    03/08/2016 8:45:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/08/2016 | Lara O'Reilly
    Maria Sharapova's sponsors are quickly distancing themselves from the tennis star after after she said she tested positive for the recently banned drug meldonium. Nike was first to suspend its deal with the Russian athlete. That deal was worth at least $12.5 million a year, her most lucrative contract. UK-based sports marketing and sponsorship consultant Nigel Currie told Business Insider the deal was worth an estimated $100 million over eight years — Nike's biggest deal for a female athlete. There were most likely bonuses tied into the deal too, though no details on these have been published. Sharapova is the...
  • Disgraced Johnny Manziel risks jail AGAIN after getting into a brawl and 'punching a reveler [tr]

    05/22/2016 3:54:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    Disgraced former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel is risking another run-in with the law after he allegedly punched a reveler in a Las Vegas nightclub. The Heisman Trophy winner was at Jewel Nightclub in the Aria hotel on Friday watching the grand opening show by Drake when he was jostled by another party-goer and lashed out, TMZ claims. The alleged incident comes while Manziel is already on bail over claims he attacked his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley, hitting her so hard she lost hearing in one ear.
  • Stephen Curry Becomes First Unanimous MVP in NBA History

    05/10/2016 11:53:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Programming note: Watch Steph Curry's MVP press conference today at 2pm on CSN Bay Area, and streaming live right here. The NBA made it official on Tuesday morning, as Steph Curry captured his second straight MVP award. Curry, who led the Warriors to a come-from behind victory on Monday night by scoring an NBA-record 17 points in overtime, becomes the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. Draymond Green finished in seventh place after capturing two second-place votes, six fourth-place votes and 19 fifth-place votes, for a total of 50 points. Kawhi Leonard came in second with 634 points 54 second-place...
  • Abby Wambach hired by ESPN [Two check mark hire]

    05/05/2016 7:23:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | May 4, 2016 | Ahiza Garcia
    The retired U.S. Women's Soccer star has been hired to serve as an analyst and contributor for the sports network. Wambach will cover soccer during the Rio Olympics and the UEFA European Championships this summer and will also work for other parts of the network such as ESPN Films and shows like "Outside the Lines."
  • Donald Trump Attacked By The Media Over Mike Tyson's Endorsement

    05/03/2016 1:11:49 PM PDT · by yoe · 39 replies
    HIGH ENERGY Channel ^ | May 2, 2016 | Staff
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  • ‘Teen’ basketball player says he didn’t know he was 29

    04/27/2016 2:47:18 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    A 29-year-old South Sudanese man told officials he wasn't lying when he allegedly posed as a teenager to attend high school in Canada — he just didn't know his real age. Wearing a loose orange jumpsuit, Jonathan Elia Nicola, who has been held by immigration since April 15, attended a brief detention hearing in Windsor on Tuesday and was ordered to remain in custody because he was considered a flight risk. He did not provide further testimony at the hearing, but at an earlier detention review, the 6-foot-9 Nicola, who was enrolled in Grade 11 and played basketball on his...
  • 6'9" High School Basketball Player Is Believed to Actually Be 30 Years Old

    04/21/2016 11:28:27 AM PDT · by fella · 34 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 21 April 2016 | Kyle Newport
    At 6'9" and 202 pounds, Jonathan Nicola has the build to make him a dominant force in high school basketball. However, he is now facing allegations that he is in fact a 30-year-old, which would certainly put his dominance into perspective. According to Trevor Wilhelm of the Windsor Star, Nicola has allegedly been posing as a 17-year-old 11th-grader at Catholic Central High School (Windsor, Ontario) for the past six months. And basketball is the least of his concerns right now. Nicola—who had been living with the Comets' coach through the Canada Homestay program—was recently arrested for violating the Immigration Refugee...
  • Wrestler, entertainer Chyna is dead at 46

    04/21/2016 4:32:55 AM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 04/21/2016 | Andreas Preuss
    Joan Laurer, the ground breaking female wrestler known as Chyna, has died. Police in Redondo Beach, California confirm that Laurer, 46, was found dead in her apartment on Wednesday. Police say they were notified by a friend who went to check on her and found Laurer unresponsive. The cause of death is under investigation, but police say there are no signs of foul play.
  • Former WWE superstar Chyna dies at 45

    04/21/2016 6:13:58 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4-21-2016 | FoxNews
    Former WWE superstar Joanie Laurer, also known as Chyna, has died at the age of 45, her manager said in a statement on Twitter early Thursday. The immediate cause of death was unknown. Laurer’s manager told Pro Wrestling Sheet that she was found dead in her Redondo Beach, Calif. home Wednesday and that she had been taking medication for anxiety and sleep deprivation. It’s unclear if her medications played a part in her death, but TMZ reported that authorities are investigating her death as a possible overdose. “She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and...
  • Syracuse basketball legend Dwayne 'Pearl' Washington dies of cancer aged 52

    04/20/2016 10:39:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2016 | Myriah Towner
    Dwayne 'Pearl' Washington, who went from New York City playground wonder to Big East star for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse University, has died age 52. Washington died on Wednesday of cancer, the university said.
  • Milt Pappas, Cagey All-Star Traded for Hall of Famer, Dies at 76

    04/20/2016 9:35:06 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | Bruce Weber
    Milt Pappas, a cagey right-hander who won more than 200 big league games but whose most memorable, if unlucky, legacy is that he was traded for the future Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson in what has been considered one of the most lopsided exchanges in baseball history, died on Tuesday at his home in Beecher, Ill. He was 76.
  • Conor McGregor Announces Retirement from Mixed-Martial Arts

    04/20/2016 6:41:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 20, 2016 | Daniel J. Flynn
    UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor announced his retirement from mixed-martial arts on Twitter Tuesday. The announcement follows McGregor witnessing last week a Brazilian mixed-martial artist take a beating in the cage that led to his death. The 27-year-old posting the retirement tweet while in Iceland training struck some as a strange setting to call it quits, leading to speculation of a publicity stunt or a call of a UFC bluff on money.
  • 69 Years Later, Philadelphia Apologizes to Jackie Robinson

    04/15/2016 5:28:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 14, 2016 | Marc Tracy
    Last summer, the Anderson Monarchs, the Philadelphia baseball team that became famous a year earlier when it made the Little League World Series behind pitcher Mo’ne Davis’s firepower, barnstormed through the South. They played baseball, and they also toured sites significant to the civil rights movement as a nod to the team’s heritage — it is named, after all, for the Kansas City Monarchs, the Negro leagues club for which Jackie Robinson once played. “I stood where Martin Luther King and John Lewis stood,” wrote outfielder Myles Eaddy on a team blog after a visit to Selma, Ala., adding, “It...
  • Joao Carvalho: MMA fighter dies from head injuries

    04/12/2016 12:45:14 PM PDT · by No_More_Harkin · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 04-11-16 | CNN
    (CNN)Fighter Joao Carvalho has died in hospital after suffering head injuries during a mixed martial arts (MMA) bout in Dublin, Ireland. The 28-year-old complained of feeling unwell after Saturday's fight against Irishman Charlie Ward was stopped by the referee in the third round. The Portuguese welterweight, who fought for Team Nobrega, was taken to hospital and had emergency brain surgery that night but died on Monday evening after 48 hours in intensive care.
  • Manny Pacquiao Wins Over Timothy Bradley In What He Calls The Final Fight Of His Career

    04/10/2016 6:21:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Quadrangle Online ^ | 04/11/2016 | Jody Gregory
    These two have met two times before, with Bradley getting the win in their first meeting by way of a controversial decision win. It began in the same Las Vegas venue, with Pacquiao's sensational victory as a whirlwind of a fighter in June 2001, and ended with this emphatic win over the American who inflicted one of his three grave losses in his last six fights.In the decade of the 2000s, when Pacquiao was named the BWAA "Fighter of the Decade", people traveled in droves."I'm looking for knockdowns in this fight, I did my best, but Bradley's a good counter...
  • Police look for motive beyond road rage in shooting death of Will Smith

    04/10/2016 2:02:46 PM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 36 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 4/10/16 | Cindy Boren
    Police are investigating whether the shooting death of Will Smith, a former defensive end who played on the New Orleans Saints‘ Super Bowl-winning team, was a random act that occurred when an argument erupted into road rage after an auto accident Saturday night in New Orleans’s Lower Garden District
  • Bubba Watson: 'I have a lot of mental issues'

    04/04/2016 6:46:47 PM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 36 replies
    For The Win ^ | April 4th, 2016 | Luke Kerr-Dineen
    It’s Masters week, so CBS decided to kick off the most glorious week of the year with a very well-done profile of two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson. Bubba is a bit of a peculiar case for golf fans. The way he plays golf is awe-inspiring and is, in many ways, unprecedented. He hits the ball so far and with so much movement that it often looks like he’s playing a different game than everybody else. But Bubba also has a nasty habit of throwing temper tantrums on the course, lashing-out at fans and his caddie in ways that have earned...
  • Kevin Turner, 1969-2016: Former Alabama, NFL fullback known for toughness, versatility

    03/24/2016 2:27:10 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    AL.com (Alabama) ^ | 03/24/2016 | Creg Stephenson
    Former Alabama and NFL fullback Kevin Turner, who died Thursday after a long battle with the neurodegenerative disease ALS, is perhaps best remembered his toughness and versatility as a player and later his perseverance in fighting a deadly illness. Turner, who was 46, played fullback at Alabama from 1988-91. He then spent eight seasons in the NFL with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, retiring after the 1999 season.
  • Browns sign Robert Griffin III

    03/24/2016 12:37:22 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    SI ^ | March 24, 2016 | Staff
    The Cleveland Browns have signed quarterback Robert Griffin III, the team announced Thursday. Griffin’s contract is for two years and $15 million, and can be worth up to $22 million including incentives, reports USA Today’s Tom Pelissero.
  • NFL reportedly made deal with Rams to draft Michael Sam

    03/24/2016 5:47:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2016 | Staff
    The Los Angeles Rams announced Wednesday that they will appear in the HBO series "Hard Knocks." According to a new report, the team could have been on the show sooner if they didn't draft Michael Sam in 2014. Sources told St. Louis radio station 590 The Fan the NFL agreed to not ask the Rams to appear on the HBO show if they drafted Sam, who was the sport’s first openly gay player. The Rams, then in St. Louis, were seen as a perfect fit for Sam because he attended Missouri, was the 2013 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year...
  • Alex Rodriguez will retire after next season

    03/23/2016 11:55:14 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 23 March 2016 | Sports Desk
    The Yankees star told ESPN.com that he will hang up his cleats after the 2017 season when his contract with the team runs out.
  • NCAA Pressed to Defend Transgender Athletes

    03/19/2016 4:21:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | 3/18/16 | David Roach
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- As March Madness begins, a homosexual advocacy group is pressuring the NCAA to exclude from its membership all schools with federal government approval to "discriminate" against transgender individuals on religious grounds. Southern Baptist seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr. predicted the NCAA eventually will succumb to pressure from activists and grant the request to ban schools with a biblically orthodox view of human sexuality from America's most prominent college athletics association. Campus Pride, a coalition of more than 80 homosexual and transgender advocacy groups wrote a letter to the NCAA March 9 "requesting that the NCAA take...
  • Awesome Endorsement For Trump From Pete Rose

    03/13/2016 5:36:51 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 74 replies
    RealDonaldTrump ^ | 03/13/2014 | Donald Trump
  • Quarterback Manning to announce retirement, report says

    02/28/2016 8:48:44 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    Yahoo Sports/Reuters ^ | 27 Feb, 2016 | Tim Wharnsby
    Quarterback great Peyton Manning is expected to announce his retirement within a week, the Denver Post reported on Saturday. The newspaper reported that after meeting recently with Denver Broncos general manager John Elway, "Manning is certain" the time has come to call it a day. Manning helped the Denver Broncos defeat the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl earlier this month. The victory was his second National Football League championship in a storied career in which he was named the league’s Most Valuable Player five times in 17 seasons
  • Andy Bathgate, hockey Hall of Famer, dies at 83

    02/27/2016 4:36:01 PM PST · by RitchieAprile · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 27 at 11:58 AM | News Services and Staff Reports
    Andy Bathgate, a Hall of Fame hockey player who spent much of his 18-year career with the New York Rangers as one of the most prolific goal scorers of his day, died Feb. 26 in Brampton, Ont. He was 83. The Rangers confirmed the death. He reportedly had Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. A dynamic shooter and playmaker, Mr. Bathgate was the NHL’s most valuable player for the 1958-59 season, when he scored 40 goals and had 88 points. He was the first member of the Rangers to score 40 times in a season. His Rangers record of 272 goals...
  • Johnny Manziel's wild parties with 15 GIRLS at a $2,500 a night villa in Cabo revealed - [tr]

    02/24/2016 6:33:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2016 | Ryan Parry
    Shameless Johnny Manziel flew to Mexico for a booze and sex-filled vacation just a week after allegedly beating up his ex-girlfriend, Daily Mail Online can reveal. Manziel, 23, the subject of a criminal investigation by the Dallas Police Department into his alleged assault on Colleen Crowley on January 30, flew to party hot spot Cabo San Lucas on a private jet and stayed at a plush $2,500 a night villa. The under-fire NFL star was joined by four friends for the six day sunshine break, sources told Daily Mail Online.
  • Manny Pacquiao Defiant After Nike Firing: 'I'm Happier That People Hear the Truth' About Gay People

    02/21/2016 5:51:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/20/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Former boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has said that he has no issues with sportswear giant Nike terminating his contract after his controversial comments about gay people, and insisted that it is more important for people "to hear the truth." "Whatever decision Nike makes is its decision and I respect that," Pacquiao said, according to USA Today Sports. "Its sponsorship of me now only involves my clothes for my fight. Our contract had already ended aside from sponsoring the boxing." "I am not condemning the LGBT (community)," the Christian fighter and Filipino politician added. "What I am condemning is the act....
  • Fireworks Erupt Between Fox Sports 1’s Whitlock, Black Lives Matter’s King Over Peyton Manning

    02/21/2016 8:44:39 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Feb 2016 | Trent Baker
    Friday, Jason Whitlock guest-hosted Fox Sports 1 radio’s “The Herd” and invited “Black Lives Matter” activist Shaun King, who has been of accused of being misleading about his ethnicity, to discuss his hit piece on Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who was accused of sexual assault while he was playing for the University of Tennessee in 1996. King first tried to rip into Whitlock and was hung up on in the first minute. After being brought back on, King tried to continue attacking Whitlock and he was quickly muted because Whitlock wanted to talk about the Peyton Manning story that...
  • Why Does The Progressive Mainstream Media Hate Peyton Manning?

    02/20/2016 8:26:42 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 34 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 19 Feb, 2016 | William L. Anderson
    Shortly after Super Bowl 50 ended with a humiliating defeat for the heavily-favored Carolina Panthers, led by quarterback Cam Newton, Newton and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning shook hands on the field and exchanged greetings and comments, with Manning (who has suffered his own humiliating losses in previous Super Bowls) offering encouragement, then each went his own way. Unfortunately for Newton, he later would have an infamous press conference in which he showed up wearing a "hoodie," mumbled some answers to questions, and then would walk out after three minutes, leaving the press astonished. Not surprisingly, the sports media jumped...
  • High School Student Turns Down 12 Football Scholarships After Watching “Concussion”

    02/13/2016 12:30:07 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    Global Grind ^ | February 12, 2016 | Bruce Goodwin II
    As revelations surrounding the film Concussion, which explores the relationship between football and CTE, continue to make waves across the NFL, one high school student has turned down 12 football scholarships. John Castello of Mars High School in Pittsburgh decided that his health is more important than any of those opportunities. “The head injuries were a huge reason for my decision, I’ve liked both football and basketball for some time,” Castello said. “I wasn’t totally sure what I wanted to do. Then, that movie Concussion came out and some interviews came out. I watched one interview with Dr. [Bennett] Omalu...
  • Peyton Manning and a dark history his football dynasty family have tried to bury

    02/13/2016 11:46:15 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 132 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2016 | OLLIE GILLMAN
    Peyton Manning and his father smeared the star quarterback's college football trainer after he allegedly sexually assaulted her by rubbing his naked testicles and buttocks on her face. Nearly 20 years before his second Super Bowl win, he is claimed to have 'placed his naked butt and rectum' on the face of Dr Jamie Naughright while she was checking his foot for a stress fracture. Unearthed court documents reveal Manning had details of an earlier confrontation involving him and Dr Naughright that may have led to the 1996 alleged assault hushed up. A book co-written by Manning and his father,...
  • Former Jets QB Greg McElroy Says Cam Newton Quit' On Panthers In Super Bowl 50

    02/09/2016 6:34:13 PM PST · by drewh · 97 replies
    ESPN ^ | 2/9/16 9:16 PM ET
    Former New York Jets quarterback Greg McElroy, best remembered for his out-of-nowhere criticism of the team's "corrupt" locker room chemistry after the 2011 season, unloaded Tuesday on a different target -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. McElroy, speaking on SiriusXM Radio, said Newton "quit" on his team for refusing to jump on his own fumble in the fourth quarter of the Panthers' 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. McElroy, retired from football, is an analyst for the SEC Network. "I have big issues with the way Cam handled himself not only on the field, but in...
  • Manning just isn't the same

    02/07/2016 6:53:53 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 112 replies
    SUPER BOWL 50 | 07 FEBRUARY 2016 | EEE
    Denver should put the backup QB in. Manning clearly isn't as good as he used to be. His passes aren't sharp but Denver's defense is keeping him in the game. I want him to win but this is a team game.
  • Could This Helmet Save Football From The Sport's Concussion Problem?

    02/06/2016 7:52:57 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 4, 2016 | Abigail Tracy
    As a pediatric neurosurgeon at the Seattle Children’s Hospital, Sam Browd brought a swift end to the early athletic careers of innumerable youths across a myriad of sports due to concussions. Browd’s experience prematurely “retiring” children from athletics—most notably football—and the countless emotional conversations with parents made him question what could be done to address head injuries suffered by children while playing sports. In 2013, Browd, an associate professor of neurological surgery at the University of Washington, connected with Dave Marver and Per Reinhall—both of whom also had ties to the Seattle-based university and backgrounds in medical technology and mechanical...
  • “Blind Side” Mom of Michael Oher Praises Adopted Son on Making Second Super Bowl

    02/05/2016 9:34:43 PM PST · by kathsua · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    On Super Bowl Sunday, proud adoptive mom Leigh Anne Tuohy will watch her son play football for the second time in the biggest American sports game of the year. Tuohy’s son Michael Oher is the offensive lineman for the Carolina Panthers and formerly the Baltimore Ravens, who he helped to achieve victory in the 2013 Super Bowl. Oher’s life had a troubled beginning. When Oher was born, his mother was addicted to drugs and his father was in prison. He struggled in school, moved through homes in foster care and spent time homeless until he met Leigh Anne and her...
  • Henry VIII’s erratic behavior was likely caused by an NFL-style injury, argue Yale researchers

    02/06/2016 1:17:28 PM PST · by beaversmom · 71 replies
    Phys ^ | February 3, 2016 | Bill Hathaway
    Did Henry VIII suffer same brain injury as some NFL players? February 3, 2016 by Bill Hathaway Henry VIII may have suffered repeated traumatic brain injuries similar to those experienced by football players and others who receive repeated blows to the head, according to research by a Yale University expert in cognitive neurology. Traumatic brain injury explains the memory problems, explosive anger, inability to control impulses, headaches, insomnia—and maybe even impotence--that afflicted Henry during the decade before his death in 1547, according to a paper published online the week of Feb. 1."It is intriguing to think that modern European history...
  • Ken Stabler, the standout Raiders quarterback who died in July, had severe C.T.E.

    02/03/2016 4:27:19 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2-3-16 | John Branch
    Shortly before he died last July, the former N.F.L. quarterback Ken Stabler was rushed away by doctors, desperate to save him, in a Mississippi hospital. His longtime partner followed the scrum to the elevator, holding his hand. She told him that she loved him. Stabler said that he loved her, too. "I turned my head to wipe the tears away," his partner, Kim Bush, said recently. "And when I looked back, he looked me dead in the eye and said, 'I'm tired.' " They were the last words anyone in Stabler’s family heard him speak. "I knew that was it,"...
  • Bill Johnson, first US skier to win Olympic downhill gold, dead at 55

    01/22/2016 10:58:32 AM PST · by John W · 42 replies
    AP via foxnews.com ^ | January 22, 2016 | AP
    Bill Johnson, the brash American who became the first U.S. skier to win an Olympic downhill title, died after a long illness, the U.S. ski team said Friday. He was 55. Megan Harrod, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Alpine team, said Johnson died Thursday at an assisted living facility in Gresham, Oregon. Johnson's health had been on the decline for several years after a series of strokes. Johnson won the downhill at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics, the first American to capture gold in Alpine skiing's marquee event. He was also the first American male to win an Olympic gold in...
  • Redskins legend on black QBs: They're used to running from the law

    01/21/2016 7:32:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 3, 2016 | John Breech
    For the first time in NFL history, a black quarterback could be named the sole MVP of the league this year. If Cam Newton can hold off Carson Palmer and Tom Brady, then Newton will become the first African-American quarterback to be named the sole winner of the award (Steve McNair was co-MVP in 2003). One of the things that makes Newton so good is his ability to run. The 26-year-old has rushed for 626 yards in 2015, which leads all NFL quarterbacks. Newton's ability to run and the ability of other black quarterbacks -- like Tyrod Taylor and Russell...