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The Rock says depression created path to wrestling ring

The Rock opens up about a battle with depression on an upcoming show on the Oprah Winfrey Network."The Great One" says on "Oprah's Master Class" that life wasn't always great and when he was faced with a major low period in his life, it led him to a life-changing decision.Depression led The Rock to a career in professional wrestling."One of the most important things you could realise...
Via Fox Sports
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Olympic skater Debi Thomas broke, living in bed-bug infested trailer

The life of former Olympic figure skater Debi Thomas has hit bottom. Thomas — a physician and the first African-American to medal at a Winter Olympics — revealed she is broke and living in squalor in a trailer as part of Iyanla Vanzant's "Fix My Life" series on the Oprah Winfrey Network.Despite winning bronze at the 1988 Calgary Games, graduating from Stanford and becoming a...
Via Fox Sports
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Howard's Gary Harrell talks Nation's Football Classic, Money Game performances with HBCU Gameday

If you haven't been paying attention, the first couple of weeks have been rough on Howard. After opening the season with a 49-0 loss to Appalachian State, things got even worse in Week 2 as they suffered a 76-0 loss at the hands of Boston College.Needless to say, Howard head coach Gary Harrell has a tough task in getting his team to look past those defeats as it prepares to take...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft hung out with Judge Berman at Hamptons

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was seen having a drink while conversing with Judge Richard M. Berman, who recently vacated Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, at a party in the Hamptons this Labor Day weekend. Was this pure coincidence, or are the two partying it up in celebration after defeating NFL commissioner Roger Goodell? According to a representative for the Patriots...
Via Sportsnaut
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Windy City Honors The First Lady of Chicago Baseball

Walk through downtown Chicago and you’d be lucky to make it a block or two without noticing the all-too familiar brown and white honorary street signs. Matter of fact, since they were introduced, close to two thousand of the things have been dedicated to the people who, seemingly, make the Windy City tick. Some are named after famous residents past and present (Hugh M. Hefner Way...
Via Hall of Very Good
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Discovery Communications buys out Eurosport for $535M

Discovery Communications is set to purchase the remainder of TF1 Group’s 49 percent stake in their sports network, Eurosport, for $535 million. Last year, Discovery bought the other 51 percent after an initial investment of 20 percent in 2012. Addressing the first half of this year, Discovery and Eurosport have combined for over 7,700 hours of coverage, and have also accomplished...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Discovery purchases European Olympic rights through 2024

In a move that has shaken the European sports media world, Silver Spring, MD-based Discovery Communications has purchased the rights to the European media rights to Olympics from 2018-2024 for $1.48 billion. This doesn’t mean Western Europe or Eastern European or Central Europe, it means ALL of Europe. Discovery will utilize Eurosport as its main channel for the Olympics, but also...
Via Awful Announcing
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Going to see "Ken Regan - A Decade of Uncovered Images" this evening

Tonight I am going to the Morrison Hotel Gallery in SoHo for the opening of "Ken Regan - A Decade of Uncovered Images," sponsored by Long Island-based Bacari Vineyards. Ken Regan was an iconic photographer, known for a variety of iconic shots, including his rock-and-roll images and his shots of boxing's Rumble in the Jungle. He died of cancer in 2012.Rolling Stone Magazine wrote...
Via Subway Squawkers
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Floyd Mayweather All Use This…

Floyd Mayweather signs a contract to make the biggest and best fight in boxing and even the pen becomes a story. The post Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Floyd Mayweather All Use This… appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim and Roy, the tale of two Wolverines

Allow me to go back almost 30 years ago, 1986. Peter Gabriel has one of the great videos and songs of the year with Sledgehammer, Miami Vice is one of the hot shows on TV, Oprah Winfrey is making a name for herself in Chicago, Top Gun and Crocodile Dundee are the big movies. In […]
Via The Majors National
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam: Coming out was right thing to do

ST. LOUIS (AP) Michael Sam says in a TV documentary airing Saturday night that coming out as gay was the right thing to do. The Oprah Winfrey Network said in a release that the 90-minute program followed by a one-on-one with Winfrey and Sam was the player's first TV appearance since being cut by the Dallas Cowboys in mid-October. After one day of filming last spring, the Rams pulled...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam: Gay players in NFL have reached out to me

Michael Sam was the first openly gay player to be drafted to an NFL team, with “openly” being the key word. Several current and former NFL players have apparently revealed that they have played alongside gay teammates, and Sam reiterated that during his lengthy interview with Oprah Winfrey that will air on Saturday. In a preview that promotes the interview, Winfrey is shown asking...
Via Fox Sports
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Warner Bros. assembles blockbuster cast for ‘Suicide Squad’

Unless you’re a diehard DC Comics fan, you may have no idea what the Suicide Squad is. But Warner Brothers is making sure you’ll be interested in a Suicide Squad movie by putting together a blockbuster group of actors to play this assembly of supervillains. As first reported by Variety, Will Smith headlines the cast, giving Suicide Squad a big star to feature. He’ll portray...
Via Bloguin Best
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: First trailer for Martin Luther King Jr. drama ‘Selma’

British actor David Oyelowo has been doing good work in smaller roles, but perhaps got noticed by many for playing the bad guy in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the CEO of the pharmaceutical company that orders continued testing of an Alzheimer’s drug on apes despite its dangerous side effects. But the 38-year-old may be ready for his breakout and is sure to earn major awards...
Via Bloguin Best
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

James Harden, Team USA Take Ice Bucket Challenge

Yes, athletes ice their bodies. With an ice bucket? Not that often. James Harden and Team USA took the viral “Ice Bucket Challenge” today after practice and challence NBA comissioner Adam Silver, president Barack Obama, and Oprah Winfrey! The challenge was originally started to raise awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). If the person/group challenged didn’t...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Team USA takes Ice Bucket Challenge

Someone challenged Team USA to the Ice Bucket Challenge. Who are they to decline? Apparently Kyrie Irving and Miles Plumlee decided not to participate. Team USA challenged President Barack Obama, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Oprah Winfrey to take the challenge and raise awareness for ALS. More on that in a second. The next person to take the challenge was former Team USA and...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Team USA takes Ice Bucket Challenge

Someone challenged Team USA to the Ice Bucket Challenge. Who are they to decline? Apparently Kyrie Irving and Miles Plumlee decided not to participate. Team USA challenged President Barack Obama, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Oprah Winfrey to take the challenge and raise awareness for ALS. More on that in a second. The next person to take the challenge was former Team USA and...
Via Bloguin Best
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Vargas’ Shutout Paces Royals to 3-0 Victory over A’s

The Royals’ pitching has been superb all season long. Recently, it’s been so good that only a paraphrase of a popular Oprah Winfrey meme can put it into context: “You get a complete game! And you get a complete game! Everybody gets a complete game!” Jason Vargas fired the Royals’ third complete-game effort by a starting pitcher in the last seven days. After Jeremy Guthrie...
Via Royals Blue
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The OWN Michael Sam documentary series is off … for now

Earlier this week, we told you that the Oprah Winfrey Network (a.k.a. “OWN”) was set to produce a reality series on St. Louis Rams 7th round draft pick Michael Sam. There were a couple of problems. First, Sam and OWN made an agreement for the show before the NFL Draft, but did not inform the league nor any potentially interested teams fearing he might not get picked. Both the...
Via Awful Announcing
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The OWN Michael Sam documentary series is now off … for now

Earlier this week, we told you that the Oprah Winfrey Network (a.k.a. “OWN”) was set to produce a reality series on St. Louis Rams 7th round draft pick Michael Sam. There were a couple of problems. First, Sam and OWN made an agreement for the show before the NFL Draft, but did not inform the league nor any potentially interested teams fearing he might not get picked. Both the...
Via Awful Announcing
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam Documentary Postponed After Meeting With St. Louis Rams

Photo Credit: dynastylane/IconoSquare When the news was released about the Oprah Winfrey Network producing a documentary on Michael Sam, while it might’ve made for some great television, many people opposed the idea. Some people thought the seventh round pick and the first openly gay athlete Michael Sam was simply trying to cash in on the show, while others went as far as to say...
Via Blog Surface
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam reality show called off

Two days after Oprah Winfrey Network announced that they would be producing a Michael Sam reality show chronicling the pass rusher’s journey to make it in the NFL as the first openly gay player in the league, it was announced that the show was being called off. “After careful consideration and discussion with the St. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

OWN Postpones Michael Sam Docu-Series So He Can Focus On Making Team

OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, announced Friday that they are putting their docu-series on St. Louis Rams rookie Michael Sam on hold. “After careful consideration and discussion with the St. Louis Rams, ‘The Untitled Michael Sam Project’ has been postponed, allowing Michael the best opportunity to achieve his dream of making the team,” network president Erik Logan said in...
Via NESN.com
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam's Documentary With Oprah Winfrey Put on Hold

Michael Sam raised a few eyebrows when he announced that he is gay, a few more when he kissed his boyfriend on television, but even more when it became public knowledge that a reality show on his journey to the NFL was being filmed. That doesn't sound like something a person that just wants to be viewed as  football player would do--and now it isn't something he is going to do....
Via FatManWriting
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Michael Sam’s OWN Reality Show “Postponed”

Sam’s show is on hold. Well, that didn’t take long. Just two days after the Oprah Winfrey Network announced it had acquired the rights to produce a reality series starring former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, who is openly gay, as he attempts to make the St. Louis Rams’ roster, we’re hearing that it’s already been postponed. Why? You can make your own assumptions...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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