Saturday August 18, 2018

Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Papa John’s stock dips on report that founder John Schnatter used n-word

Papa John’s founder and chairman John Schnatter allegedly made racist comments during a May conference call in which he said “Colonel Sanders called blacks n—–s” and never faced a backlash, according to Forbes, which first reported the incident.  More…

John Daly and USGA are going to war over a golf cart

John Daly announced Monday he is withdrawing from the US Senior Open — as a result of a deteriorating right knee and what he believes to be a bad ruling. The USGA denied the 52-year-old’s request for a golf cart during the tournament after he filed a request that said it was necessary due to difficulties with his knee.  More…

NASCAR disciplines dad for helping pull son out of burning car

If you find yourself with a chance to save a NASCAR driver from a burning car, please be advised that doing so is against the rules. After Dean Jones saved his son, Mike, a driver whose car caught fire at South Boston Speedway this past weekend, Dean was put on probation by the track — a slap on the wrist, meant to enforce NASCAR’s rule that onlookers cannot enter onto the track itself.  More…

Golf tournament ends when caddie allegedly punches rival

Marc Dull won the 37th Mid-Amateur Championship in Placida, Fla., after his opponent, Jeff Golden, withdrew from the event due to an “unfortunate injury,” according to the Florida State Golf Association. That “unfortunate injury” turned out to be an alleged assault at the hands of Dull’s caddie, Brandon Hibbs.  More…

Good Hops: Fan chugs beer after foul ball lands in it

LeBron James wears shorts suit to Game 1

Social media users are not impressed with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ pre-game outfits — and not just because many see them as a jinx.  More…

NFL owners ban kneeling

NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday.  More…

Is this really the plaque for a US soccer hero?

It’s not easy to end up in the same sentence as Cristiano Ronaldo for a bad reason. Brandi Chastain found a way. Chastain, the former US Women’s National Soccer Team star, was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Monday night and her plaque was, well, not great. “It’s not the most flattering,” Chastain said.  More…

ESPN president brought down by cocaine extortion plot

John Skipper was forced to resign at ESPN after he was extorted by a person he bought cocaine from. Skipper’s departure from ESPN in December sent shockwaves through the industry, and the abrupt nature of it is now clear. “They threatened me, and I understood immediately that threat put me and my family at risk, and this exposure would put my professional life at risk as well,” Skipper said.  More…

Mark Cuban was investigated for alleged sexual assault

Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was investigated by police in 2011 after a woman claimed he sexually assaulted her in a Portland, Oregon, bar, a report said late Tuesday.  More…

Papa John’s takes another NFL hit: Peyton Manning

The hits keep on coming for Papa John’s. Two days before the NFL dropped the pizza chain as its official sponsor last week, Peyton Manning relinquished his stake in 31 Papa John’s locations in the Denver area, the Denver Post reported Monday.  More…

Super Bowl blackout was worth $5 million

It was 26 scary seconds for football fans and NBC. After the Patriots kicked a second-quarter field goal, the network went to break, but instead of a commercial came nearly a half minute of darkness. NBC has yet to comment on the mishap. The cost of a 30-second Super Bowl ad is $5 million.  More…

NBC will broadcast any players kneeling before Super Bowl

NBC, broadcaster of this year’s Super Bowl, will show any players who kneel during the pre-game national anthem to protest racial inequality, the game’s executive producer said on Tuesday.  More…

Sammy Sosa almost unrecognizable after skin bleaching

Sammy Sosa’s post-career transformation took another bizarre turn when new photos emerged showing the slugger looking lighter skinned than ever before. Posing for a series of pictures in Paris, the 48-year-old is nearly unrecognizable when compared to his playing days with the Cubs when he had honey-brown skin.  More…

Beyonce presents Kaepernick the Kneeler with Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Beyonce presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, and Kaepernick promised that “with or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people.” Beyonce was brought out as a surprise presenter by comedian Trevor Noah. She said she was “proud and humbled” to present the award.  More…