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Report: Thiago Silva apprehended at home by SWAT team after standoff

Let’s assume getting arrested by Broward Sheriffs was not a part of Thiago Silva’s (pictured) agenda when training camp opened a few weeks ago. According to NBC6 reporter Adam Kuperstein, the UFC light heavyweight was apprehended Thursday night after barricading himself inside his home after threatening people inside Pablo Popovitch Mixed Martial Arts Academy while armed. The...
Via 5thRound.com
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey to star in upcoming 'Entourage', 'Fast and Furious' films

When she’s not breaking arms inside of the world famous octagon, Ronda Rousey will be busy breaking hearts on the big screen. That’s right, the UFC champion will soon be sharing screen time with Turtle, Drama, Vincent, E, and Ari. She can officially add the phrase “Warner Bros. Darling’ to her lengthy resume. Variety revealed earlier today that Rousey, who will defend her...
Via Fight Booth
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks owner asked Carmelo if Woodson should be fired

I guess we’ll find out what Carmelo said in the coming weeks. If Woodson gets fired, then Melo’s answer that it was out of his hands, won’t hold much water. Here is the report according the NY Daily News. James Dolan’s visit to the Knicks’ locker room late Wednesday included a high-level meeting with Carmelo Anthony and at least one other player to discuss the state of...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn copes with being on sidelines during the Olympics

Olympic gold medalist and World Cup skier Lindsey Vonn is spending these days in New York as an Olympic correspondent for NBC’s “Today.” Back-to-back knee injuries sidelined her from Sochi and she’s trying to cope. “I’m kind of in the process of accepting the fact that I’m not there,” Vonn told USA Today. 
Via Speleb
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe's attorney threatens legal action against the Vikings

On Thursday, the Minnesota Vikings formally introduced the coaching staff that will assist new head coach Mike Zimmer in his first year on the job. Most of the coaching filling the various positions have been known for some time, so Thursday’s announcement was merely a formality. One name that appeared on the list of Zimmer’s […]The post Chris Kluwe not happy Vikings opted...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Vilma voices concerns about showering with gay teammate

Andrea Kremer sat down with NFL players recently to discuss a wide range of locker room topics in the NFL. One hot topic currently is whether or not the NFL is ready for an active, openly gay player. Jonathan Vilma had this to say about his comfort level: “I think that he would not be accepted as much as we think he would be accepted,” Vilma added. “I don’t want people to...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim: Carmelo should sign with team that can win titles

Everyone has an opinion on what Carmelo Anthony should do this summer. Carmelo and his wife both say they want to stay in New York. But the allure of playing in Chicago with Derrick Rose and in Los Angeles with Kobe Bryant is there. The name of the game in the NBA is winning championships. Up until this point, Anthony hasn’t seemed all that worried about winning one. But now Anthony...
Via No Guts, No Glory
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Islanders 'trying hard' to deal Vanek before trade freeze

The New York Islanders are exploring the trade market to see what kind of return they can get for top-six winger Thomas Vanek, who last week turned down a contract extension from the team. According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, Islanders general manager Garth Snow is putting a lot of effort into moving Vanek before the pre-Olympic NHL trade freeze begins on Friday at 3 p.m. ET...
Via NESN.com
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley sounds off on Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets

Charles Barkley ripped the Nets and Deron Williams Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams has had a rough tenure with the Nets franchise since being traded from the Utah Jazz. The 29-year-old point guard is having his worst year in the NBA since his rookie season and has admitted to losing his confidence. TNT analyst Charles Barkley is never afraid to speak his mind and confirmed...
Via Sports-Kings
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Gonzalez: Matt Ryan is not an elite quarterback

Tony Gonzalez says Matt Ryan isn’t an elite QB in the NFL. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski) Future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez knows a thing or two about the NFL. For many seasons he played on bad teams, and for many years played on very good teams. He knows a thing or two about quarterbacks as well, and his recent comments about Falcons QB Matt Ryan may be surprising. In a recent...
Via Down and Distance
February 06, 2014  |  2 Comments

Paul George, John Wall highlight dunk contest participants

It appears Paul George will be in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend, after all. George will be joined by John Wall and Damian Lillard, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. These three guys will added much-needed starpower to one of the weekend’s biggest events. Complete list of NBA Slam Dunk competitors: Terrence Ross (2013 Slam Dunk champion) – Toronto Raptors...
Via Basketball Bicker
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Russian officials spying on journalists in hotel rooms?

By now you’ve all heard about the horrendous conditions at the hotels in Sochi on the eve of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Journalists and athletes are appalled by the condition of everything from the lack of beds, pillows, floors, hot water, working toilets, light bulbs, door handles, etc. It sounds like a nightmare. But on Thursday a Russian official claimed those reports are overblown...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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