Monday February 20, 2017

Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Security arrests Charles Oakley at Knicks game

Charles Oakley, the bruising forward who more than anyone displayed the grit and physical play of Pat Riley’s ’90s Knicks, was arrested and taken out of Madison Square Garden during Wednesday’s game against the Clippers following an altercation with security guards.  More…

This is what 300 drones flying in sync looks like

Land of the free, home of the…drone? The Super Bowl halftime show opened with Lady GaGa singing “God Bless America” and “This Land Is Your Land” with some special guests — hundreds of dancing drones, which formed the shape of the American flag.  More…

Parents of basketball girl who sued school are teaching her narcissism, not justice

Actions have consequences. And legal actions can have big consequences. That’s the lesson that Sydney Phillips and her family got this week when she and her younger sister were expelled from St. Theresa School in Kenilworth, NJ.  More…

Tom Brady, Patriots rewrite Super Bowl record book with epic, 34-28 OT win

Tom Brady and the Patriots rewrote the history books and the storylines last night with their epic, 34-28 victory against the Falcons in Super Bowl LI. They trailed 28-3 midway through the third quarter before ripping off the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. Prior to this, the Pats’ 10-point comeback two years ago against the Seahawks had set the bar.  More…

Former ice queen Tonya Harding isn’t looking too hot these days

She once exhibited elegance as a figure skater, but just look at her now. Notorious Olympic hellion Tonya Harding is barely recognizable as she sits smoking a cigarette in her Mickey Mouse pajama pants outside her Washington state home a few days ago.  More…

Soccer plane crash survivors fined $30K for missing game

The surviving members of the Brazilian soccer team that lost most of its players when its plane crashed in Colombia have been fined $30,000 for missing their final match of the season.  More…

Search for video game may be why Colombia plane didn’t refuel

The plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team that crashed in Colombia ran out of fuel because its crew searched for a player’s video game before takeoff — a delay that led to a skipped refueling stop en route to Medellin, according to a report.  More…

The Curse of Kaepernick! Colin Kaepernick defends wearing Fidel Castro t-shirt hours before Cuban dictator’s death

Controversial San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick unwittingly found himself at the center of another storm on Friday as his praise for Fidel Castro was spread hours before the Cuban dictator’s death was announced. Kaepernick’s praise for the communist leader’s education system sparked even more division among 49ers fans.  More…

Hulk Hogan set to accept $31 million Gawker settlement

Gawker has offered Hulk Hogan $31 million to settle a $140 million jury verdict awarded for posting to the web site a video of the wrestler and his best friend’s wife having sex, according to papers filed in Manhattan bankruptcy court Wednesday.  More…

This was exactly how the Cubs had to win World Series

The Cubs could not just win a World Series. “It had to be super hard,” Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said. They had to be tied after nine innings. There had to be a 17-minute rain delay before extra innings even began. It would feel as if Steve Bartman came riding in on a billy goat while holding a black cat.  More…

Kneeling anthem singer is part-time Heat employee

Thee singer of the national anthem who made a social statement by kneeling during her performance Friday night at AmericanAirlines Arena is a part-time employee of the Miami Heat who works on the team’s game-night operations staff, a party familiar with the situation confirmed to the Sun Sentinel.  More…

Anthem singer kneels during her performance at Heat game

A woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game in Miami on Friday night did so while kneeling at midcourt, and opening her jacket to show a shirt with the phrase “Black Lives Matter.”  More…

Singer gets on one knee during National Anthem at Sacramento Kings game

The day after the first Kings’ preseason game, the buzz is all about what happened before the first play. Singer Leah Tysse took the microphone to sing the national anthem, then she took a knee – and took the audience by surprise.  More…

Jose Fernandez’s pals on fatal boat ride identified

A pair of South Florida natives – named Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Macias – were identified as the pals of baseball superstar Jose Fernandez, who were killed alongside him Sunday when their boat crashed off Miami Beach, officials said.  More…

Arnold Palmer dies at 87

Arnold Palmer, one of the greatest golfers ever to pick up a club and the object of a massive fan base that called itself “Arnie’s Army” as he recorded seven major victories, died Sunday at 87, according to the United States Golf Association.  More…