Source Sports | Sports News – The Source http://thesource.com Latest in Hip Hop, Entertainment, Sports and Film Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:35:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey Shares Some Harsh Opinions On Bills’ Rookie Quarterback Josh Allen http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/jaguars-jalen-ramsey-shares-some-harsh-opinions-on-bills-rookie-quarteback-josh-allen/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/jaguars-jalen-ramsey-shares-some-harsh-opinions-on-bills-rookie-quarteback-josh-allen/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:54:39 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459799 As his recent feature on GQ makes perfectly clear, Jalen Ramsey doesn’t have a ton of good things to say about most NFL quarterbacks. The Jaguars’ star corner has an especially strong disdain for Buffalo Bills rookie Josh Allen. Ramsey went ham on Allen on Twitter back in May. He’s now taken even more shots at the […]

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As his recent feature on GQ makes perfectly clear, Jalen Ramsey doesn’t have a ton of good things to say about most NFL quarterbacks. The Jaguars’ star corner has an especially strong disdain for Buffalo Bills rookie Josh Allen.

Ramsey went ham on Allen on Twitter back in May. He’s now taken even more shots at the young QB, but this time he got to expound more on exactly what he finds so objectionable about Allen’s game.

The funny thing is Ramsey’s general feelings about Allen aren’t all that different than what the television talking heads were saying in the days and weeks leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft. Allen struggled with consistency and he wasn’t very good against better competition. Meanwhile, Baker Mayfield, Sam DarnoldJosh Rosen and Lamar Jackson — the other quarterbacks taken in the first round — had much better pedigree.

Allen took the high road and didn’t offer much of a response.

Allen will have to earn Ramsey’s respect before the corner gives it up. The young QB will have the opportunity to do so in Week 12 when the Jaguars visit Buffalo.

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Miami Police Union All In Their Feelings Over NFL Player’s Protest Calls For NFL Boycott http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/miami-police-union-all-in-their-feelings-over-nfl-players-protest-calls-for-nfl-boycott/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/miami-police-union-all-in-their-feelings-over-nfl-players-protest-calls-for-nfl-boycott/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:34:00 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=458899 While some NFL players are willing to sacrifice everything to bring attention to social injustice, some are out to discredit the players’ efforts.  A South Beach police union urged their members to boycott the Miami Dolphins after several players protested during a preseason game. The Miami Dolphins’ Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson defied the NFL’s new policy requiring players […]

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While some NFL players are willing to sacrifice everything to bring attention to social injustice, some are out to discredit the players’ efforts.  A South Beach police union urged their members to boycott the Miami Dolphins after several players protested during a preseason game.

The Miami Dolphins’ Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson defied the NFL’s new policy requiring players to stand during the national anthem and took a knee during the Star Spangled Banner to protest racial injustice and police brutality.

Following their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Broward County Police Benevolent Association called on its union members and police officers in nearby counties to boycott ticket, merchandise and product sales from the team and the NFL.

“Anybody that disrespects the flag during the national anthem is personally offensive to me, having spent four years of my life — six months in the Persian Gulf — and having friends that have died while serving in the military,” Rod Skirvin, vice president of the Broward County Police Benevolent Association, told ABC News in a telephone interview Sunday. “That being said, I do not have a problem with peaceful protests, whatsoever, I also served in the military to preserve that right for people. I just feel that the forum that they are using to do that is extremely offensive to a large part of America.”

Worth noting, again: The ongoing anthem protests have absolutely nothing to do with the military, and in fact are a thoughtful expression of the very freedoms the troops are credited with preserving. The NFL season gets underway in a few weeks. The player protest controversy will be heading towards its third season with no ending in site. Some will call for a boycott while others will call for action.

 

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Two Miami Dolphins Kneel During National Anthem In Preseason Game, NFL Issues Statement http://thesource.com/2018/08/11/two-miami-dolphins-kneel-during-national-anthem-in-preseason-game-nfl-issues-statement/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/11/two-miami-dolphins-kneel-during-national-anthem-in-preseason-game-nfl-issues-statement/#respond Sat, 11 Aug 2018 16:01:15 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=458953 Two Miami Dolphins wide receivers, Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson, knelt during the playing of the national anthem before their preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Hard Rock Stadium on Thursday. Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn also raised his fist during the anthem. The NFL issued a statement a few hours later, saying […]

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Two Miami Dolphins wide receivers, Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson, knelt during the playing of the national anthem before their preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Hard Rock Stadium on Thursday. Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn also raised his fist during the anthem.

The NFL issued a statement a few hours later, saying that no discipline would be issued for that while negotiations continue with the league and the NFLPA about a potential new anthem policy.

“The NFL has been engaged in constructive discussions with the NFL Players Association regarding the anthem and issues of equality and social justice that are of concern to many Americans. While those discussions continue, the NFL has agreed to delay implementing or enforcing any club work rules that could result in players being disciplined for their conduct during the performance of the anthem.”

It’s interesting to note that the current policy, which was adopted in May, has not gone away for the time being. It’s just that it’s not being enforced with punishment at this point.

The statement continued, “Meanwhile, there has been no change in the NFL’s policy regarding the national anthem. The anthem will continue to be played before every game, and all player and non-player personnel on the field at that time are expected to stand during the presentation of the flag and performance of the anthem. Personnel who do not wish to do so can choose to remain in the locker room. We remain committed to working with the players to identify solutions and to continue making progress on important social issues affecting our communities.”

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Shannon Sharpe Believes Michael Jordan Dropped The Ball on His Response to Donald Trump http://thesource.com/2018/08/07/shannon-sharpe-believes-michael-jordan-dropped-the-ball-on-his-response-to-donald-trump/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/07/shannon-sharpe-believes-michael-jordan-dropped-the-ball-on-his-response-to-donald-trump/#respond Tue, 07 Aug 2018 13:19:11 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=457705 When President Donald Trump attacked LeBron James’ intelligence, many came to show support towards the NBA mogul. One person who came to James’ defense was none other than Micheal Jordan.  Through a spokesperson, MJ issued the following statement, “I support LJ. He’s doing an amazing job for his community.” Some speculated Jordan could have said more. […]

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When President Donald Trump attacked LeBron James’ intelligence, many came to show support towards the NBA mogul. One person who came to James’ defense was none other than Micheal Jordan.  Through a spokesperson, MJ issued the following statement, “I support LJ. He’s doing an amazing job for his community.”

Some speculated Jordan could have said more. Jordan’s response wasn’t sufficient in Shannon Sharpe’s eyes. The Undisputed co-host criticized MJ Monday for not mentioning Trump by name in his statement. Sharpe also didn’t think the statement was harsh enough.

While speaking about the Trump tweet on Monday’s episode, Sharpe explained why MJ’s response should have been equally as harsh.

“I believe the retort should also name him. And it should also be equally as harsh. This is the one time, Michael, you have criticized, get-out-of-jail-free pass because of what President Trump said about Don Lemon. What he said about LeBron James, given his track record over the past year what he’s said about other prominent African Americans. And you chose, you support LJ? You support him as what? As a father? As a family man? What exactly are you supporting? Michael wants to swim, but he doesn’t want to get wet.”

Sharpe brings up an excellent point, considering his Airness usually doesn’t comment on social issues. Once Trump put Jordan’s name out there, he should have drawn a line in the sand and let it be known where exactly he stands on social issues.

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Question Of The Day: Will Lebron Catch That Next Ring With The Lakers http://thesource.com/2018/08/02/question-of-the-day-will-lebron-catch-that-next-ring-with-the-lakers/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/02/question-of-the-day-will-lebron-catch-that-next-ring-with-the-lakers/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 17:08:49 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=456954 Yet again, Lebron James is changing teams for a third time. And so, The Source takes it to the streets with a new question of the day, asking every day folk if The Lakers are the team to get him that next shiny ring? Watch how the residents of Brooklyn’s East New York section pops […]

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Yet again, Lebron James is changing teams for a third time.

And so, The Source takes it to the streets with a new question of the day, asking every day folk if The Lakers are the team to get him that next shiny ring?

Watch how the residents of Brooklyn’s East New York section pops off and weighs in. We got that raw footage of exactly what the streets have to say about BronBron and his upcoming season.

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Doug Baldwin Expected to Miss Preseason with Lingering Knee Injury http://thesource.com/2018/08/01/doug-baldwin-expected-to-miss-preseason-with-lingering-knee-injury/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/01/doug-baldwin-expected-to-miss-preseason-with-lingering-knee-injury/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 02:35:35 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=456769 The preseason has always been a concern for NFL players, some of whom asked that the preseason is shortened to avoid injury. In 2015, former Green Bay Packers star wide receiver Jordy Nelson missed the entire regular season after tearing his ACL during the preseason. Last season, Odell Beckham Jr. suffered an ankle injury that […]

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The preseason has always been a concern for NFL players, some of whom asked that the preseason is shortened to avoid injury. In 2015, former Green Bay Packers star wide receiver Jordy Nelson missed the entire regular season after tearing his ACL during the preseason. Last season, Odell Beckham Jr. suffered an ankle injury that didn’t keep him out of the regular season, (a separate early season injury did that) but was a swift reminder on why star players hate the preseason.

The Seahawks aren’t taking any chances and are expected to sideline Doug Baldwin for the preseason after suffering a knee injury during practice on Wednesday. The Seahawks staff is calling the injury a “sore knee” that will sideline number 89 for “a couple of weeks.”

According to reports, this injury has been a lingering one for the 29-year-old, but the team believes with proper rest Baldwin will be ready to go for week 1. Losing Baldwin would be detrimental for the Seahawks offense that has been heavily reliant on Russell Wilson’s ability to throw the ball, mostly to Baldwin who just missed 1,000 receiving yards last season after reaching that milestone the previous two seasons.

Baldwin will be evaluated later this month as we get closer to the NFL season. Whether or not the Pro Bowl receiver will miss any regular season games is unknown at the time.

The Pete Carroll led Seattle team has taken some hits on the other side of the ball this offseason. The Seahawks legendary “Legion of Boom” defense has been decimated since last year. Star cornerback Richard Sherman is now playing for division rivals the San Francisco 49ers. Earl Thomas has reportedly been mentioned in several trade opportunities, Strong Safety Kam Chancellor announced his retirement after dealing with injury and was recently placed on the physically unable to perform list and won’t play this season and Defensive Lineman Michael Bennett has moved on to the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles.

 

 

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Tristian Thompson Reportedly Punched Draymond Green at ESPYs After Party http://thesource.com/2018/07/31/tristian-thompson-reportedly-punched-draymond-green-at-espys-after-party/ http://thesource.com/2018/07/31/tristian-thompson-reportedly-punched-draymond-green-at-espys-after-party/#respond Tue, 31 Jul 2018 19:53:08 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=456417 The NBA Finals may be over, but it seems like Tristan Thompson just couldn’t let the bad blood during the playoffs go. According to published reports, Thompson finally got a chance to take out his frustrations that built up over the last four years on opponent Draymond Green after the two met up in Los Angeles […]

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The NBA Finals may be over, but it seems like Tristan Thompson just couldn’t let the bad blood during the playoffs go.

According to published reports, Thompson finally got a chance to take out his frustrations that built up over the last four years on opponent Draymond Green after the two met up in Los Angeles during the weekend of the ESPYs.

According to Bossip, the players got into a big fight earlier this month inside LA nightspot Delilah for a private party after the ESPY Awards July 18th, when Tristan hit Green with a two-piece, causing fellow teammates LeBron James and Kevin Durant to step in to break up the mele.

According to reports neither player was seriously injured and both continued to enjoy the party, but the altercation caused the newly acquired Laker to leave.

Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead was also in attendance and let a few details loose as well.

“Finally this story is out there and I can say what I’ve heard about Tristan Thompson punching Draymond Green 2 weeks ago,” McIntyre tweeted. “Draymond went up to apologize to Tristan for what happened after G4 of the finals. TT said ‘nah man’ and Draymond tried again, ‘come on, I didn’t mean it’ and then WHAP, Tristan leveled him with a punch. Draymond didn’t go down.”

Although noticeably in gameplay Green comes across as the aggressor, McIntyre reveals that it was Thompson who wasn’t trying to hear the peace talk off the court.

“Draymond Green was not the aggressor, he was trying to make peace. Tristan felt embarrassed by the end of the Finals diss moment and just unloaded. Couple players i spoke here in LA/on social media went with, ‘about time.'”

Neither Green nor Thompson have commented about the incident and neither team has released a statement regarding the conduct as well.

With all of this tension in the offseason, the upcoming NBA season is about to be tough.

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Brian Dawkins Reveals He Contemplated Suicide During His NFL Career http://thesource.com/2018/07/31/brian-dawkins-reveals-he-contemplated-suicide-during-his-nfl-career/ http://thesource.com/2018/07/31/brian-dawkins-reveals-he-contemplated-suicide-during-his-nfl-career/#respond Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:20:25 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=456376 As the 2018 Hall of Fame ceremony draws closer, Soon to be inductee Brian Dawkins gave a revealing interview to NBC Sports. The legendary Philadelphia Eagles Safety told NBC Sports that he’s been dealing with depression the entire length of his 16-year career. Dawkins says that a combination of on-field pressures, being a newlywed with […]

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As the 2018 Hall of Fame ceremony draws closer, Soon to be inductee Brian Dawkins gave a revealing interview to NBC Sports. The legendary Philadelphia Eagles Safety told NBC Sports that he’s been dealing with depression the entire length of his 16-year career.

Dawkins says that a combination of on-field pressures, being a newlywed with a newborn baby and dealing with lifelong anger issues led him into a depressive state after he was drafted in 1996. The hard-hitting defensive back felt like he didn’t have anywhere to turn or anyone to go to deal with his issues.

“Overall, I didn’t have any outlets, and so I began to drink a little more than I needed to, and that quickly spiraled down into depression,” Dawkins said in the interview. “I went through a real dark, deep depression. Alcohol was a tremendous crutch. There were times I didn’t even want to be around my family, didn’t want to be around my son.”

Today, “Weapon X” has learned to control his depressive state through an increased faith in God and psychiatric help, but during his career, he admits that he had dark thoughts that would’ve left Brian Dawkins Jr. without a father.

“My faith back then wasn’t that strong, so I listened to the other voice in my head, and that’s where suicidal thoughts came in, and then actually planning out how I would go about it in such a way that Connie (his wife) and my son would get the money from my insurance policy,” Dawkins said.

The 3-year Denver Broncos safety was voted into the 2018 Football Hall of Fame in February. Dawkins will be inducted alongside former Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver Randy Moss, former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, former Eagles teammate Terrell Owens and others.

The full interview is scheduled to air on Wednesday night on NBC.

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Rick Pitino To Address Pay-For-Play Scandal in September Memoir http://thesource.com/2018/07/31/rick-pitino-to-address-pay-for-play-scandal-in-september-memoir/ http://thesource.com/2018/07/31/rick-pitino-to-address-pay-for-play-scandal-in-september-memoir/#respond Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:35:43 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=456235 A legendary NCAA basketball coach watched his legacy collapse last year and is finally speaking up on how everything unfolded. Former Louisville Men’s basketball Head Coach Rick Pitino is releasing a memoir in September titled “Pitino: My Story.” Diversion books, who is publishing the memoir, says the book will “lay all his cards on the […]

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A legendary NCAA basketball coach watched his legacy collapse last year and is finally speaking up on how everything unfolded. Former Louisville Men’s basketball Head Coach Rick Pitino is releasing a memoir in September titled “Pitino: My Story.”

Diversion books, who is publishing the memoir, says the book will “lay all his cards on the table.” Those who plan on reading the book will learn of Pitino’s time as an NBA coach for the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics to his very successful yet scandal-ridden career as the Louisville Head Coach.

In 2017, Rick Pitino was one of the biggest names mentioned in a scandal that claims coaches, agents, and company representatives conducted “pay-for-play” scandals that involved soliciting prostitutes and paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribery money as a means of recruiting players. Pitino has denied any wrongdoing in this case that resulted in the Cardinals 2013 National Championship being voided by the NCAA in light of the allegations.

Pitino, who was once the highest paid coach college basketball will “take on ‘opportunistic agents’ and ‘predatory apparel companies,’ among others,” according to his publisher.

The upcoming season will be Louisville’s first season without Pitino has the head coach since 2001. In his career, Pitino has won more than 700 career games with two national titles, one with Kentucky, the other with Louisville.

The book is scheduled to release on September 4, two months before the start of the 2018-2018 NCAA basketball season.

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The NFL Has Already Paid Half a Billion Dollars to Former Athletes With Brain Injuries http://thesource.com/2018/07/31/the-nfl-has-already-paid-half-a-billion-dollars-to-former-athletes-with-brain-injuries/ http://thesource.com/2018/07/31/the-nfl-has-already-paid-half-a-billion-dollars-to-former-athletes-with-brain-injuries/#respond Tue, 31 Jul 2018 12:19:38 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=456220 Before NFL protests, the biggest issue the NFL has had to deal with involved concussions. On January 7, 2017, the NFL agreed to a settlement with retired athletes who experienced dementia, CTE, or other brain-related long-term injuries as a result of playing in the NFL. As of Monday, the NFL has paid more than $500 […]

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Before NFL protests, the biggest issue the NFL has had to deal with involved concussions. On January 7, 2017, the NFL agreed to a settlement with retired athletes who experienced dementia, CTE, or other brain-related long-term injuries as a result of playing in the NFL.

As of Monday, the NFL has paid more than $500 million in settlements to former NFL athletes according to a report by the NFL Concussion Settlement website. More than 1,900 settlements have been received by players with some payouts worth as much as $5 million and there are currently 20,504 former players registered to receive their settlement.

According to a CBS News report, that number is expected to grow to more than $1.4 billion, almost a half billion more than the NFL estimated in its early assessment.

The NFL was forced into this settlement agreement after allegedly hiding information about the way that playing football relates to concussions and permanent brain damage. Former star players like Junior Seau, Ken Stabler, and Frank Gifford are some who have lived with the “Alzheimer’s-like” disorder that can cause depression and dementia.

Also as a result of the investigation into brain injuries caused by football, the NFL improved the “concussion protocol” which now has independent doctors instead of team doctors check players for potential concussions at all NFL games.

On Monday, a 24-year-old former Ohio State Buckeye announced his retirement from the NFL after suffering his sixth documented concussion. Seattle Seahawks linebacker Joshua Perry announced his retirement from the NFL on Twitter detailing how he sustained his latest injury and his plans moving forward.

“It wasn’t from a high velocity, big contact play. It was a very pedestrian thing, and that was a huge concern to me,” Perry wrote on Twitter about his latest injury. “As for what’s next- I am happy for the opportunity to spend more time in Central Ohio. I plan on getting my real estate license in the near future and I’m going to chase my aspirations in that arena.”

 

Perry was drafted by the San Diego Chargers (now Los Angeles Chargers) in 2016 playing all but one game in his rookie season. In his short-lived NFL run, Perry bounced around from the Indianapolis Colts to finally the Seattle Seahawks.

 

 

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LeBron James Sits Down with CNN to Talk ‘I Promise’ School, Trump, Race, and More http://thesource.com/2018/07/30/lebron-james-cnn-interview/ http://thesource.com/2018/07/30/lebron-james-cnn-interview/#respond Tue, 31 Jul 2018 03:56:12 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=456190 Amid news of his “I Promise” school opening, LeBron James sat down with CNN’s Don Lemon to talk about his new school, race relations in America and Donald Trump. James also addressed changes in his advocacy in recent years. “It started with the Trayvon Martin situation,” James said regarding his growing social consciousness in the […]

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Amid news of his “I Promise” school opening, LeBron James sat down with CNN’s Don Lemon to talk about his new school, race relations in America and Donald Trump. James also addressed changes in his advocacy in recent years.

“It started with the Trayvon Martin situation,” James said regarding his growing social consciousness in the past few years. “Having boys of my own it hit home for me to see the story and to think that if my boy left home and he never returned… That kind of hit a switch.”

The three time NBA MVP also spoke about potential political aspirations he might have in the future jokingly saying if no one else could run against Trump he might take it into consideration. “Well in that case I may,” King James told Don Lemon.

Trayvon Martin, Donald Trump, Charlottesville and having racial expletives spray-painted on the side of his Los Angeles home have all played a role in inspiring LeBron to want to give back to minority and low-income communities which ultimately prompted the creation of “I Promise.”

“For kids in general all they want to know is that someone cares. And when they walk through that I door I hope they know that this someone cares,” James told CNN.

James’ new school is different in that school hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in an effort to keep students off the streets and in school.”We want them here,” the Akron native said about the school hours. “The kids talked to me either verbally or i could just hear their mental. I am one of them… “It’s not that i’m nervous, i’m more excited about it… I’m truly humbled and blessed.”

LeBron’s new school offers GED opportunities for adults, guarantees tuition for graduates, has a food pantry and every student enrolled gets a free bicycle.

James has been openly critical of President Trump referring to the 45th president as a “bum” and among other things, criticized his response to the Charlottesville White Supremacist rally.

Like LeBron, Kim Kardashian was openly critical of the president only to later meet with him a successful effort to pardon Alice Johnson who was serving a life sentence for her involvement in cocaine trafficking. Lemon asked the new Los Angeles Laker if he would ever sit down with Trump to talk policy.

“I wouldn’t sit across from him. I’ll sit across from Barack though,” James said.

 

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Former Porn Star Mia Khalifa To Undergo Surgery After Hockey Puck Bursts Her Breast Implant http://thesource.com/2018/07/30/former-porn-star-mia-khalifa-to-undergo-surgery-after-hockey-puck-bursts-her-breast-implant/ http://thesource.com/2018/07/30/former-porn-star-mia-khalifa-to-undergo-surgery-after-hockey-puck-bursts-her-breast-implant/#respond Mon, 30 Jul 2018 16:08:17 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=456039 Former adult film actress turned sports presenter Mia Khalifa announced she will undergo surgery after her left breast was left “slightly deflated” by a loose hockey puck during an NHL Stanley Cup playoff match two months ago. The 25-year-old Lebanese-American was watching her favorite Washington Capitals when a 170-gram puck flew over the glass and […]

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Former adult film actress turned sports presenter Mia Khalifa announced she will undergo surgery after her left breast was left “slightly deflated” by a loose hockey puck during an NHL Stanley Cup playoff match two months ago.

The 25-year-old Lebanese-American was watching her favorite Washington Capitals when a 170-gram puck flew over the glass and crashed into her chest.

“It caught me off guard and I had no idea it was coming,” Khalifa told the Daily Star on Saturday. I grabbed my chest and I didn’t want to let go because I felt like if I did let go blood was going to be everywhere.”

In 2014, Khalifa became the most searched-for and ranked number one performer on adult video sharing website Pornhub. The then-22-year-old caused controversy for wearing a hijab in one of her scenes. Khalifa stated to The Washington Post that she left the industry after three months.

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Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott: Kneeling During The National Anthem Takes Away The Joy From Football http://thesource.com/2018/07/30/dallas-cowboys-qb-dak-prescott-kneeling-during-the-national-anthem-takes-away-the-joy-from-football/ http://thesource.com/2018/07/30/dallas-cowboys-qb-dak-prescott-kneeling-during-the-national-anthem-takes-away-the-joy-from-football/#respond Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:58:19 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=456030 Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is opposed to all forms of protests while playing football, especially when it comes to standing during the National Anthem. Yes, he’s definitely feeling the heat for it. Prescott recently said during a press conference, “I’d never protest during the anthem, and I don’t think that’s the time or the […]

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is opposed to all forms of protests while playing football, especially when it comes to standing during the National Anthem.

Yes, he’s definitely feeling the heat for it.

Prescott recently said during a press conference,

“I’d never protest during the anthem, and I don’t think that’s the time or the venue to do so. The game of football has always brought me such peace, and I think it does the same for a lot of people.”

He also asserted, “When you bring such a controversy to the stadium, to the field, to the game, it takes away from that. It takes away from the joy and the love that football brings a lot of people.”

Compton rapper The Game had this to say about Prescott’s ridiculous comment.

COONgratulations @_4dak Might as well throw on that MAGA hat 🤡 [@kaepernick7] #FuckDonaldTrump

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Former WWE Superstar Brian Christopher Lawler Pronounced Dead at Age 46 http://thesource.com/2018/07/30/former-wwe-superstar-brian-christopher-lawler-pronounced-dead-at-age-46/ http://thesource.com/2018/07/30/former-wwe-superstar-brian-christopher-lawler-pronounced-dead-at-age-46/#respond Mon, 30 Jul 2018 13:29:37 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=455900 Words by Roman White and Jason Cordner   It was a tragic Sunday for the WWE and wrestling fans around the world, with reports that Brian Christopher Lawler passed away over the weekend. The professional wrestler, son of WWE legend Jerry Lawler, died on Sunday following an apparent suicide. Incredibly sad news about the passing of Brian Christopher. A tragic loss […]

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It was a tragic Sunday for the WWE and wrestling fans around the world, with reports that Brian Christopher Lawler passed away over the weekend. The professional wrestler, son of WWE legend Jerry Lawler, died on Sunday following an apparent suicide.

Christopher, who went by the ring name Grandmaster Sexay, reportedly hung himself in his jail cell outside of Memphis. The 46-year-old was hospitalized and put on life support before passing away, and had been jailed earlier this month.

According to TMZ Sports, the Lawler was arrested and placed in jail on July 7 for driving under the influence of alcohol and evading police. His bail was set at $40,000. The wrestler, who was going on his fourth week in prison, reportedly hung himself in jail.

Christopher’s passing is one of three deaths in the WWE community that happened on Sunday: Brickhouse Brown passed away on Sunday at age 57, after reportedly battling cancer, and Hall of Fame wrestler Nikolai Volkoff died at age 70 after dealing with heart problems, according to a NBC News report.

Former and active WWE Superstars sent their condolences to the Lawler family on Twitter. See below for some of the ones that stood out the most:

 

 

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Houston Rockets Sign Clint Capela to 5-year $90 Million Deal http://thesource.com/2018/07/29/houston-rockets-sign-clint-capela-to-5-year-90-million-deal/ http://thesource.com/2018/07/29/houston-rockets-sign-clint-capela-to-5-year-90-million-deal/#respond Sun, 29 Jul 2018 21:54:12 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=455807 The Houston Rockets have finally locked up their starting Forward after skepticism that the franchise would lose their big man. Clint Capela has agreed to a 5-year $90 million deal with the Rockets, $10 million short of the $100 million Capela reportedly asked for. The signing of the 24-year-old lockdown defender sets the Rockets up […]

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The Houston Rockets have finally locked up their starting Forward after skepticism that the franchise would lose their big man. Clint Capela has agreed to a 5-year $90 million deal with the Rockets, $10 million short of the $100 million Capela reportedly asked for. The signing of the 24-year-old lockdown defender sets the Rockets up for another shot at NBA Finals glory, a goal that the team fell one win short of this past season.

The Rockets offseason started of shaky after letting go of Trevor Ariza and flirting with losing Clint Capela until now. According to ESPN, Chris Paul singed a 4-year $160 million max deal with the Rockets that left some questioning if the injury prone point guard was worth that kind of money at this point in his career. CP3 will be 37 years old by the time his contract is up.

The Rockets also recently added Carmelo Anthony to the team after a less than stellar season with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 2003 third overall draft pick is intending to sign a veteran’s minimum 1-year $2.5 million contract with the Rockets after being waived by the Atlanta Hawks after a trade that sent Dennis Schroeder to OKC. Melo is coming off a season where he averaged a career low 16 points a game.

“Obviously we love the game of basketball, but to be able to provide for your family for generations, that’s what we do it for,” Harden told reporters in Las Vegas according to ESPN. “I’ve seen him work his butt off these last few years. He listens, learns, competes. I’m happy for him.”

Last season, the Rockets had a 3-2 series lead on the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals when Chris Paul went down with a hamstring injury late in game 5. The Rockets are looking to return to the Western Conference Finals next season although things have gotten more competitive with LeBron James signing with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Odell Beckham Jr. Gets Baptized During Middle East Trip http://thesource.com/2018/07/26/odell-beckham-jr-gets-baptized-in-during-middle-east-trip/ http://thesource.com/2018/07/26/odell-beckham-jr-gets-baptized-in-during-middle-east-trip/#respond Thu, 26 Jul 2018 04:55:39 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=454932 The star NFL Wide Receiver is getting a “fresh start” after his visit to Israel. Odell Beckham Jr. revealed on Instagram that during his trip to Jerusalem, the All-Pro NFL athlete got baptized amid scrutiny for alleged behaviors. Whether or not Beckham Jr. wanted the baptism because of the scandals is unknown, but as a […]

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The star NFL Wide Receiver is getting a “fresh start” after his visit to Israel. Odell Beckham Jr. revealed on Instagram that during his trip to Jerusalem, the All-Pro NFL athlete got baptized amid scrutiny for alleged behaviors.

Whether or not Beckham Jr. wanted the baptism because of the scandals is unknown, but as a player who has received a lot of attention for on and off the field problems it seems as though the New York Giants superstar just wanted to get his life right by his own means.

On the field, Beckham grew a reputation as an emotional player with a bad attitude and thuggish mannerisms although athletes including New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady defended Beckham Jr. saying that he played with passion.

Beckham Jr. noticeably toned down his on-field antics since the 2015 on field war with former Carolina Panthers Cornerback Josh Norman that resulted in multiple unnecessary roughness penalties, a one-game suspension for Beckham Jr., a fine for Norman, and a new “Odell Beckham” rule that ejects any player who receives more than one unnecessary roughness penalties in a game.

Off the field, Beckham Jr.’s behavior landed him in a heap of criticism after a leaked video of number 13 in bed with a woman doing cocaine. There are also reports that the 25-year-old athlete offered to pay a woman for sex. The star player has remained silent through all of this.

Following his trip, Beckham Jr. arrived at the Giants training camp on time to get ready for the 2018 season where the Giants look to improve from their 3-13 record from last year.

Beckham Jr. missed most of the season with a fractured ankle, but looks to get back to excellence this year especially with the addition of former Penn State stud Running back Saquon Barkley who the Giants hope will draw some attention away from Beckham Jr. who has been the most dominant player on the Giants since his rookie season.

FRESH START….What a time ! #Jerusalem #ImForgiven

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Lamar Odom Spending Time With Former Worker From Bunny Ranch Brothel http://thesource.com/2018/07/25/lamar-odom-spending-time-with-former-worker-from-bunny-ranch-brothel/ http://thesource.com/2018/07/25/lamar-odom-spending-time-with-former-worker-from-bunny-ranch-brothel/#respond Wed, 25 Jul 2018 23:41:33 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=454876 He’s just in his sunken place. Even though he almost lost his life there, NBA star Lamar Odom can’t seem to stay away from the Nevada Bunny Ranch and is now allegedly dating one of its former workers. Lamar has been reportedly seeing the former Ranch worker, who has been identified as “Savanna”, but the […]

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He’s just in his sunken place.

Even though he almost lost his life there, NBA star Lamar Odom can’t seem to stay away from the Nevada Bunny Ranch and is now allegedly dating one of its former workers.

Lamar has been reportedly seeing the former Ranch worker, who has been identified as “Savanna”, but the former Lakers forward is seen all over her IG account and have been seen in NYC together.

Also known as Vanna Whyte, Savanna had a short tenure at Carson City’s most famous brothel. In fact, Savanna was highlighted in the brothel’s newsletter as one of the newest bunnies back when she was still a fresh, young bunny.

The connection is interesting, considering in 2015 Odom went on a binge at Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof’s nearby sister brothel, the Love Ranch.

Odom was hospitalized for weeks and worked to regain basic motor skills after nearly dying from a mix of cocaine and herbal Viagra.

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German Soccer Player Quits National Team Due to Racism http://thesource.com/2018/07/23/german-soccer-player-quits-national-team-due-to-racism/ http://thesource.com/2018/07/23/german-soccer-player-quits-national-team-due-to-racism/#respond Tue, 24 Jul 2018 03:18:26 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=454213 One German soccer player has quit the German National team citing racism as the key reason for his departure. Mesut Ozil is leaving the team after an enormous backlash from a photo the soccer star took with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The German athlete born to Turkish parents blames the media for the public […]

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One German soccer player has quit the German National team citing racism as the key reason for his departure. Mesut Ozil is leaving the team after an enormous backlash from a photo the soccer star took with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The German athlete born to Turkish parents blames the media for the public perception of the photo that he claims had no political intentions.

“Although the German media have portrayed something different, the truth is that not meeting with the President would have been disrespecting the roots of my ancestors,” Ozil said in a statement. “…having a picture with President Erdogan wasn’t about politics or elections. It was about me respecting the highest office of my family’s country.”

According to reports, Germans on the far-right of the political spectrum, and right-wing conspirators suggested that Ozil’s photo with Erdogan was a depiction of his disloyalty to Germany.

In the statement, Ozil also mentions losing partnership opportunities and a trip he had planned to his former school that was canceled due to the controversy.

“Recently, I planned to visit my former school Berger-Feld in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, along with two of my charitable partners… the school told my management that they no longer wanted me to be there at this time, as they ‘feared the media’ due to my picture with President Erdogan…” Ozil said in the statement.

The headline from The Independent describes Ozil’s experience perfectly. “German when he won, Immigrant when he lost,” the headline reads.

The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah recently spoke about situations similar to what Ozil is going through following remarks the comedian made on his Comedy Central show. On the 30-minute- parody news show, Noah acknowledged the African ethnicity of players on the French team which prompted the French ambassador to respond to Noah saying that these players are French.

In his response to the French ambassador, Noah says he acknowledges that the players are French, but he is at the same time acknowledging their African ethnicity. Noah also mentions the contradiction of when an immigrant does good for his or her home country they become they become citizens, but when if they do anything else they’re immigrants.

 

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Former NFL Head Coach Tony Sparano Dead at 56 http://thesource.com/2018/07/23/former-nfl-head-coach-tony-sparano-dead-at-56/ http://thesource.com/2018/07/23/former-nfl-head-coach-tony-sparano-dead-at-56/#respond Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:48:07 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=454062 Tony Sparano, whose NFL coaching career included a 2014 stint as interim head coach of the Raiders, died unexpectedly Sunday. Sparano was 56. The cause of death has not been disclosed. According to Chris Mortenson of ESPN, Sparano and his wife, Jeanette, were about to leave for church when she found him unconscious in their […]

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Tony Sparano, whose NFL coaching career included a 2014 stint as interim head coach of the Raiders, died unexpectedly Sunday.

Sparano was 56. The cause of death has not been disclosed.

According to Chris Mortenson of ESPN, Sparano and his wife, Jeanette, were about to leave for church when she found him unconscious in their kitchen. She tried CPR, but he could not be revived.

Mortenson reported that Sparano had gone to a hospital Thursday, complaining of chest pains. Tests were performed and he was released Friday, Mortenson said.

Sparano coached for nine NFL teams in a career that began in 1999 as a Cleveland Browns assistant. He was currently the offensive line coach for the Minnesota Vikings.

In 2013, Sparano was hired by the Raiders as offensive line coach and assistant head coach under Dennis Allen. When the Raiders started 0-4 in 2014, Sparano took over as head coach. The Raiders went 3-9 under him.

The Vikings, Raiders and 49ers expressed their condolences via social media about Sporano’s passing.

The Raiders’ website reads,

“The Raiders family was deeply saddened to learn of Tony Sparano’s passing this morning. Tony had a deep passion for football and was embraced by the Raider Nation during his time with the Silver and Black. Tony will be sadly missed by the entire NFL community. Our hearts are with Jeanette and the Sparano family during this difficult time.”

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ESPN’s Jalen Rose and Molly Qerim Secretly Got Married http://thesource.com/2018/07/20/espns-jalen-rose-and-molly-qerim-secretly-got-married/ http://thesource.com/2018/07/20/espns-jalen-rose-and-molly-qerim-secretly-got-married/#respond Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:30:23 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=453781 Congratulations are in order for ESPN anchors Jalen Rose and Molly Qerim as the longtime couple secretly tied the knot. The couple both posted one of their wedding photos on Instagram with Jalen’s caption reading, “Just Married. #Blessed.” Qerim posted the same image with the caption “Besa” which from Spanish translates to “kisses.” Mr. and […]

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Congratulations are in order for ESPN anchors Jalen Rose and Molly Qerim as the longtime couple secretly tied the knot. The couple both posted one of their wedding photos on Instagram with Jalen’s caption reading, “Just Married. #Blessed.” Qerim posted the same image with the caption “Besa” which from Spanish translates to “kisses.”

Mr. and Mrs. Rose look to have chosen an all-white theme for their private wedding. No other details were made public by the newlyweds who posted the photos on Friday.

Besa

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Both employed by ESPN, Qerim works as the host and moderator for ESPN’s First Take program with Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman. The University of Connecticut graduate replaced ESPN analyst Cari Champion on First Take in 2015.

Jalen as a former NBA player for the Indiana Pacers currently works as an analyst for the network and appears on many different ESPN shows throughout a day.

The former Michigan Wolverine announced last month that he was hired as the ambassador and Consultant for Puma, where NBA Draft lottery picks Deandre Ayton, Trae Young, and Marvin Bagley III have signed sneaker deals.

 

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