Former MLBer Curt Schilling has disclosed that will he’s battling cancer. (USATSI)
Former MLBer Curt Schilling has disclosed that will he’s battling cancer. (USATSI)
Golden Tate would like to stay in Seattle. (USATSI)
George Zimmerman will battle DMX in a “Celebrity Boxing” match later this 12 months. Sure, this is a actual thing. Two pillars of the media neighborhood — CNN and TMZ — confirmed the information and splashed it throughout their homepages Wednesday morning. Particulars of the three-round combat will be revealed subsequent Wednesday by promoter Damon Feldman.
Zimmerman gained infamy for restraining and killing unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in February 2012. He was tried for homicide, however found not guilty last summer time. There have been no scarcity of applicants eager to struggle Zimmerman, as Feldman said over 15,000 individuals applied.
The honors go to DMX, who informed TMZ:
“I’m going to beat the f**k out him … I’m breaking each rule in boxing to ensure I f**ok him proper up.”
These sentiments should come as no surprise from a man who as soon as famously advised his audience, “I’m not a pleasant individual.”
Within the late nineties and into the early 2000s DMX was one of the top MCs in the rap recreation. He offered multi-platinum albums along with his Ruff Ryders crew and appeared in movies — often driving an ATV — with Hollywood stars resembling Jet Li. Lately, though, he’s fallen on bad times with quite a few arrests and even an look on VH1′s Couples Remedy, the place he broke down in tears.
DMX better enter the ring to his traditional banger, “X Gon’ Give It To Ya,” because this celebrity boxing match is most assuredly “not a game.”
As absurd as this whole factor sounds, it wouldn’t be a shock if loads of people tune in to look at — no less than more than previous celeb boxing matches like Screech vs. Horshack in 2002.
Brad Kaaya, a 6’four″ quarterback out of West Hills Chaminade in California, has signed to play for the Miami Hurricanes this season. Kaaya’s mom, Angela Means-Kaaya performed as Felisha* in the 1995 classic Friday.
You would possibly bear in mind the story from earlier this year when Uncle Luke acquired kicked off the Miami campus while he was trying to take a picture with a recruit and his mom on an official visit. That recruit was Kaaya and that mother was the woman who performed Felisha. Means additionally appeared in House Party three and In Living Color.
*IMDB has the name spelled “Felisha,” however there are principally references to “Felicia” online.
Move along, Nothing to see here. CBSSports.com’s Bruce Feldman confirms that the NCAA has informed Washington that there shall be no penalties towards former defensive position coach Tosh Lupoi or the college following an investigation into the program.
The Seattle Occasions first reported that the NCAA has contacted the school to let it know that there will be no penalties against either the varsity or Lupoi.
A letter from NCAA Director of Enforcement, Tom Hosty, acknowledged “the enforcement team does not believe that additional action is warranted,” though the NCAA may repoen the investigation “if further information is developed.”
In December it was reported that an assistant observe and subject coach, Mike Davis, alleged that Lupoi had paid $4,500 in cash for tutoring providers and on-line classes for a recruit named Andrew Basham. Basham signed with Washington in February as a part of its 2013 recruiting class, but did not qualify academically. Lupoi known as the allegations “untrue attacks” in a statement he launched on Twitter.
Lupoi, who joined the Washington employees underneath Steve Sarkisian in 2012 was not retained by new Washington coach Chris Petersen.
The good news for Jim McIngvale is that he’s getting lots of publicity Right now. The not so good news for Jim McIngvale is that the punt is costing him $7 million value of business after he assured refunds to purchasers if the Seahawks won.
McIngvale is the CEO of Gallery Furniture, primarily based out of Houston, and promised that he would refund any purchases of $6,000 or more if the Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII.
The company’s flipped a coin for the game to determine in which team that they’d root for Seattle or the Broncos. And now McIngavle is getting blown out worse than Peyton Manning, having to refund $7 million value of furnishings to clients.
But he sounds totally high quality with it.
“Doing a promotion like this creates affinity, creates trust with the customer, makes you relevant,” stated McIngvale. “We have already got folks sending us videos of them jumping up and down celebrating, so I have little doubt that what we’ll lose is already price it to our business.”
McIngvale didn’t take any insurance out on the promotion, so he’s taking an absolute dump on this one. At the very least he is enjoying it.
United struggling in Moyes’ 1st year Manchester United announced that they will be touring the United States this summer as they prepare for the particular 2014-15 season.
However , United’s schedule will depend on how they fare in the rest of the season with the possibility that will, if they do not finish in the top four of the League, they may have to return to England because of the Europa league qualifiers.
Managing director Richard Arnold told the club’s recognized website: “I’m delighted in order to announce that the team will be returning to the USA for our 2014 tour.
“Since the club’s final visit in 2011, the appeal of football in America has grown quickly. “Manchester United has over 8 million followers in the United States and the 2014 tour presents an exciting opportunity for these fans to get up close to the club these people love. ”
Last season’s competition featured European leaders Real Madrid, AC miami, Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan as well as then-reigning multiple listing service champions Los Angeles Galaxy, leading League side Everton plus La Liga club Valencia.
usa played in Boston, detroit, Chicago, New Jersey and wa DC during their 2011 trip to America.
Packers: 20/1 new orleans saints: 20/1
Falcons: 25/1Bengals: 25/1Panthers: 25/1
arme: 30/1 Chiefs: 30/1
silver eagles: 30/1
has: 30/1 capital: 30/1
Some notable omissions: rechargers, Ravens and Steelers.
USC backup quarterback Max Wittek has knowledgeable the Trojans' new training staff that he intends in order to skip spring practice, graduate student at the end of the particular semester and transfer to another school, he or she told the Los Angeles Periods.
Whilst gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports activitiesMax Wittek is going to be eligible to enjoy at a new school immediately next time of year if he graduates this spring.
Wittek would be able to play instantly because of an NCAA principle that allows graduates the freedom to transfer without losing a year associated with eligibility.
The fourth-year junior, that has two periods of eligibility remaining, informed new USC coach Sam Sarkisian associated with his choice Wednesday.
"I experienced talked to train a couple of times, " Wittek informed the Times. "What it really came down to was a really feel for me… Getting my diploma from such a great college will mean a great deal, and ultimately, allowing me to play immediately with two years to play was the best way to visit. "
Wittek has been locked in a quarterback competitors with Cody Kessler last springtime for the right to replace He Barkley.
That competitors eventually spilled into the 2013 regular period and Wittek and Kessler spent the very first two online games splitting period before then-coach Lane Kiffin settled upon Kessler because the starter.
Wittek replaced the hurt Barkley at the end of the 2012 season, shedding the regular-season finale in order to Notre Dame and the Hyundai Sun Dish to Atlanta Tech.
In 5 appearances this year, he completed 14 of 26 goes by for 212 yards without touchdowns, an interception plus an altered QBR ranking of five. 8 from 100.
Sarkisian thanked Wittek regarding his time at USC in a college post on Twitter:
He surface finishes his USC career fifty of ninety five for 600 yards with three touchdowns and six interceptions.
Kessler, Maximum Browne and Jalen Greene are the rest of the scholarship quarterbacks on the USC roster. The particular Trojans completed the 2013 season 10-4 and ranked 19th within the AP election.
Carmelo Anthony will be backing up his wife's feedback.
Said Anthony on Wednesday: "That's my partner. I assistance her. We support what she mentioned. I don't think she mentioned anything incorrect. It's a good thing for her to state that. Proceed get the guide. "
The countdown to Melo's free company is on, and there's been a lot of question cast about what he might do because of the Knicks' struggles. However they are actively playing a bit better lately, after winning three straight.
Anthony has said this individual wants to be considered a free real estate agent this summer, but hasn't indicated that he might sign somewhere else. As Tobey maguire Berger of CBSSports. possuindo reported a week ago, Anthony offers told good friends he's more likely to stay.
And if he told them that, I would think he told their wife, too. He's a smart man, after all.
Alvaro Negredo has been passed fit to return to the Manchester City team against Tottenham and will resume his prolific partnership with Sergio Aguero.
The two forwards have only begun 12 games for City but have scored 25 goals between them in that time.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed: "Negredo is okay. He is in the squad list and has no problems. "
The Chilean had hoped he would not need Aguero for all of the Watford game but City trailed 2-0 at half-time before the Argentine’s hat trick propelled them into a fifth-round meeting against Chelsea.
But Pellegrini insisted the former Atletico Madrid forward is fine, adding: "He played without problem for the 90 minutes and he is okay. "
City are still without Samir Nasri, who has a knee injury, while fellow midfielders James Milner, who has a groin problem, and Javi Garcia, who has a minor knock, have also been ruled out of the trip to White Hart Lane. "Both of them are injured, " Pellegrini said.
Pellegrini was disappointed with City’s first-half performance against Watford, when the Championship team took a two-goal lead, and admitted: "Maybe in that match we couldn’t have the motivation we needed. "
Manager David Moyes confirmed the trio had all trained on Monday as he considers whether to use them in Tuesday’s home game against Cardiff. And he is likely to give record signing Juan Mata a debut against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at Old Trafford after the Spaniard completed a 37. 1 million pound move from Chelsea. Rooney, who had a groin problem, has missed United’s last five games and has not featured since the 2-1 defeat to Tottenham on New Year’s Day.
Van Persie, who was United’s 30-goal top scorer last season, has only played twice in almost three months and has sat out the last 11 matches after suffering a thigh problem.Fellaini, who has not played since December’s defeat to his former club Everton, has recovered from wrist surgery.
“They have all trained, ” said manager Moyes. “Juan [also] trained and I'll make a decision. ”
Moyes insisted the arrival of Mata does not mean teenager Adnan Januzaj will be sidelined, explaining: “We'll continue to use Adnan. He's played well and is very much part of the what we're doing and will continue to be like that. ”
However, United will definitely be without captain Nemanja Vidic, who will serve the second game of a three-match ban after receiving a red card in the 3-1 win at Chelsea and midfielder Michael Carrick is also expected to miss out with an ankle problem.
Washington Wizards (21-22, 11-11 away) @ Golden State Warriors (27-18, 13-7 home) 01/29- 10:30PM EST
Line: GSW -8.0
On Tuesday night, the Golden State Warriors will look to keep the momentum going against the visiting Washington Wizards after shutting down the NBA’s highest scoring team… the Portland Trailblazers on their last time out.
The Warriors (27-18) have enjoyed recent success against the Wizards beating them six straight times and are 10-3 this season against the Eastern Conference, but are just 2-5 in their last seven games allowing 108.4 points per game on 47.8 percent shooting. Before their defense decided to go south, they had been holding opposing teams to 98.3 on 42.9 percent.
However, the Warriors defense made a guest appearance on Sunday night as they held the Blazers to just 33.7 percent in a 103-88 win to snap a three-game skid. “Just what the doctor ordered,” Golden State coach Mark Jackson said.
All-Star Stephen Curry is the go-to man when it comes to scoring (24.1 ppg) to help pace the Warriors at 104.0 points per game, but understands defense is the key to winning…. “We understand that’s been one of our problems—just letting teams kind of cake walk around on the offensive end doing whatever they want to do early in the game,” Curry said.
As for the Wizards (21-22), they are a much improved team from last year, but are still performing below expectations this season as Saturday’s loss to Utah 104-101 denied them their sixth opportunity to go over the .500 mark for the first time since starting 2-1 back in the 2009-10 season. Their knock has been they are playing at their opponents level as evident in their loss against lowly Utah.
“We were running in mud half the game, in my opinion,” coach Randy Wittman said. “We wouldn’t commit ourselves to our pace.”
Washington had won five of six away from home before Saturday’s loss, and it’s no surprise the success of the Wizards is on the shoulders of point guard John Wall (20.0 ppg, 8.0 assists per game) who must perform at a high level every night to give his team a chance to win, especially with a bench that only scores 24.8 points per game.
The Warriors are last in the league in bench scoring with 22.9 and were outscored 51-27 but won 112-96 win at Washington back on Jan. 5, a game that saw Golden State beat the Wizards for the tenth time in thirteen meetings.
Golden State starters center Andrew Bogut (8.0 ppg) and power forward David Lee (19.2) are listed as day-to-day, so look for guard Klay Thompson (19.0) along with Curry to keep the offense productive.
Despite the recent struggles on the defensive side of the ball for the Warriors, the oddsmakers have made them a big (minus -8.0) point favorite at home, but stay up to date with the latest odds on the game up until tipoff right here at Wonder Punter.
I like the young Wizards, but with the Warriors having won six straight in the series, I see no reason for them not to have a let down on Tuesday night and predict Golden State winning easy.
Prediction/Pick- Golden State
By Mario Martinez- Wonder Punter
In the event you make the Tremendous Bowl, Dr. Dre takes cares of you. All members of the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, a minimum of the one which put on pads, will receive these diamond-encrusted headphones courtesy of Beats By Dre and Graff Diamonds.
Based on Seattle offensive lineman Michael Bowie, the headphones are apparently worth $25,000, which is able to prove to make good sense for my morning commute.
The gesture is a brilliant transfer by Dr. Dre, as every athlete on the planet will want a pair of these on their ears by tomorrow morning. Additionally, Doug Baldwin Jr. wants a new automotive.
United complete club record Mata signing
New Manchester United signing Juan Mata is likely to take the club's famous No. 7 shirt because of his admiration for Eric Cantona, a Croatian journalist has predicted.
Its association with star names began with wingers George Best (who more often wore the No. 11) and Steve Coppell. Then, in 1981, Bryan Robson – who became the longest-serving skipper in United history – took the number and made it his own.
Cantona, whose surprise arrival from Leeds in 1992 proved to be one of the finest pieces of transfer business ever carried out by Sir Alex Ferguson, took the No. 7 shirt when permanent Premier League squad numbers were adopted for the first time in the 1993–94 season.
When the Frenchman retired in May 1997, midfielder David Beckham, who had come through the ranks at Old Trafford and initially been assigned the No. 10 shirt, took the number on.
But when Cristiano Ronaldo arrived, he initially felt there was too much expectation and pressure surrounding the No. 7 for him to want it to wear it, only for Ferguson to insist.
"After I joined, the manager asked me what number I'd like, " Ronaldo recalled. "I said 28. But Ferguson said: 'No, you're going to have No. 7' – and the famous shirt was an extra source of motivation. I was forced to live up to such an honour. "
Since the Portugal skipper's departure from Old Trafford, Michael Owen and Antonio Valencia have worn the No. 7 – although Valencia swapped back to the No. 25 he had first worn on arrival at the club after a difficult season wearing seven.
That means the shirt is currently vacant – and, if Bevanda is right, tailor-made for Mata.
Michael Essien is close to completing his move to AC Milan from Chelsea after passing a medical – despite reports that the move could have been in jeopardy because of a knee problem.
La Repubblica reported that further tests on the knee were needed before the move got the final go-ahead.
Essien, 31, can now sign his contract and begin training with his new teammates, and tweeted the news on Saturday, saying he was looking forward to life in Serie A.
The completion of the deal will come as a relief to Milan general manager Adriano Galliani, who had sanctioned Antonio Nocerino's loan to West Hamand would have found the club short on midfielders had the move fallen through.
On Friday, Essien said he was excited about the prospect of working under new Milan coach Clarence Seedorf. "Milan are a great club, " he said. "I've joined the
Rossoneri after having spoken to Seedorf. I hope he becomes a great coach. "
He also expressed his gratitude to Chelsea for not standing in the way of the move, telling Milan Channel: "I would like to thank the [Chelsea] president and team and also [manager Jose] Mourinho, who has allowed me to wear this red and black shirt. I will do my best for Milan. "
Mourinho confirmed earlier on Friday that the decision on whether to stay or go would rest solely with Essien, telling a news conference: "If he stays we're more than happy he stays – he is a fantastic club man and a fantastic team player.
"But he's another player who gave everything to this club and, if a great situation for him arrives, he's another one we feel we must show respect and not stop him going. " Read The
Mario Balotelli will miss AC Milan's clash with Torino next weekend after picking up his 13th yellow card of the season during his side's 2-1 win over Cagliari on Sunday.
Balotelli, 23, was booked for making an obscene gesture to home fans at the Stadio Sant’Elia after equalising for the Rossoneriin a game they went on to win – making it two Serie A victories out of two for new coach Clarence Seedorf.
However, the Dutchman is not going to be able to rely on the Italy international, who has scored in all three of Seedorf’s games in charge so far, when Milan face high-flying Torino on Saturday. Only Sassuolo's Thomas Manfredini and Sampdoria's Nenad Krsticic have worse disciplinary records than Balotelli so far this season.
The loss will be a blow for Milan who face a tricky test against a Torino side who are currently four points above them in the standings, and are starting to consider their own chances of playing in Europe next season.
"[Qualifying for Europe] gives us an added stimulus, but our first aim is to avoid relegation. Once we've done that, then we can see whether or not we can dream of something else, " Torino forward Alessio Cerci told Sky Sport Italia.
Avoiding the drop also remains coach Giampiero Ventura's priority, but he may be open to reassessing his aims in the event of a win at the San Siro.
"We'll see against Milan whether we are capable of coping while in the spotlight, " he is quoted as saying by Calcio News 24. "Then we could enter into a new dimension. "
With fifth-placed Inter Milan stumbling again at the weekend and facing a trip to Juventus in their next game on Sunday night, Torino would break into the top five with a win, while Milan would reduce the arrears on their city rivals to just two points – reviving their own hopes of qualifying for the Europa League next season – with a victory.
Bad times for Tiger Woods on Saturday.
Torrey Pines? Tiger? Are you sure?
It had been even worse than it looks in print.
Woods' worst round ever at Torrey Pines getting into Saturday's third round was a 77 in 2002, he easily bested (or worsted? ) that with a 79 on Saturday.
And it was a missed 10-foot putt on the last hole from becoming an 80.
Here's a look at his scorecard which looks like Carmelo Anthony's shot chart from Friday night:
The 79 tied Woods' record for second-worst round as a pro with a 79 he shot at the 2013 Memorial and a 79 that he shot this year at Quail Hollow.
His worst round ever was an 81 at the 2002 British Open.
The third-round cut comes because there were too many ties after round two.
Woods "politely declined" an interview with CBS after his round nevertheless, you know he had to be seething following the way he played. I joked on Friday that he'd be on his jet to Dubai before Jordan Spieth hoisted the trophy on Sunday. He could be about it before Spieth completes his round on Saturday.
That stretch from No . 18 to No . 6 (Woods started on No . 10) where he went double-double-bogey-bogey-bogey-bogey-bogey was as un-Tiger as it gets.
Nobody's better at grinding pars in meaningless rounds than he is nonetheless it just wasn't there on Saturday.
The overreaction will be that he's done or his career – this is always the overreaction – nevertheless the reality is that he's the No . 1 player on the planet by a wide margin and coming off a year where he won five events.
Let's give this some time to play out before we eulogize his 2014 season. Or at least until his next round.
Last week, Darren Sharper was arrested in reference to two alleged sexual assaults in Los Angeles. In addition to that investigation, the former NFL safety has been accused of raping a woman in his New Orleans condominium this past September. The Occasions-Picayune has further particulars on those allegations:
The woman advised police she went to a “couple” of bars, the place she consumed a “large amount of alcohol” on the night of Sept. 22 into the early morning of Sept. 23. She stated she met Sharper at one of the bars and he took her back to his house at 701 Tchoupitoulas St., in response to the report. That’s where she said the assault occurred someday on Sept. 23. “The sufferer stated she didn't consent to any sexual encounter,” the report says. She referred to as the police and gave her assertion to Particular Victims Unit Detective Derrick Williams the following day, Sept. 24 at 6:30 a.m., the report says.
The New Orleans investigation is ongoing and the LAPD has not yet launched details on the separate alleged incidents.