Tag: Sports

Olympian McKayla Maroney Accuses Larry Nassar of Sexual Abuse

McKayla Maroney, an Olympic gold medalist, accused former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexually abusing her starting when she was 13-years old, ESPN reported Wednesday. Nassar is already facing 22 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, which could lead to a life sentence in prison if he is convicted. The now…

Judge Overturns Aaron Hernandez’s Murder Conviction

A judge in Massachusetts scrapped former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction Tuesday, just weeks after he was found dead in his suburban Boston jail cell of an apparent suicide. Hernandez was found guilty in 2015 in the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player. According to WBZ, Judge Susan Garsh…

House Republicans Passes Bill To Replace Obamacare

On Thursday, the House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act, 217-213. Every Democrat voted against the GOP health-care bill, as did 20 Republicans. 217 Republicans voted in favor. The bill passed after a lengthy struggle by Republican leadership to win over moderates who were concerned the bill threatened coverage for people with pre-existing conditions,…

Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Found Dead In His Prison Cell

Former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez killed himself overnight in his prison cell, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections said Wednesday morning. Hernandez hanged himself with a bedsheet and tried to block his single-occupancy cell’s door, officials said; he was found at about 3 a.m. and pronounced dead at the hospital. The former…

Trump: I Think Susan Rice Committed Crime, Declines To Provide Proof

President Trump said in a Wednesday interview with The New York Times that he believes former national security adviser Susan Rice committed a crime in allegedly seeking to unmask the identities of Trump associates mentioned in intercepted communications. “I think it’s going to be the biggest story,” the president told the Times, though he declined…

Amazon, NFL Sign $50 Million Streaming Deal

The National Football League has reached a $50 million deal with Amazon to stream 10 Thursday night games this season, according to reports. The one-year agreement is a fivefold increase from the NFL’s deal with Twitter last season. Twitter streamed the games for free on its site, but Amazon’s streamed games will only be accessible…

Flights, School Canceled As Winter Storm Hits Northeast

Airlines canceled thousands of flights on Monday as the Northeast braced for a fast-moving winter storm expected to hit parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut with up to two feet of snow by early Wednesday. The storm, Stella, began hitting the East Coast from Washington, D.C., to New York with ice and…

Bob Costas Steps Down as Olympics TV Host

Next year NBC’s coverage of Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Bob Costas will no longer be the network’s primetime Olympic anchor after 24 years on the job. Costas announced Thursday his departure from the high-profile role, and will be succeeded by Mike Tirico, who joined NBC last spring. “It just felt to me like…

Trump Administration Imposes New Iran Sanctions [VIDEO]

President Donald Trump imposed new sanctions on Iran on Friday morning, days after White House officials warned Tehran of being put “on notice” for its ballistic-missile test firings last weekend. The executive order targeted individuals and companies, and resemble the moves made by the Obama administration after previous tests. The White House has not accused…

LeBron James Rips “Hater” Charles Barkley [VIDEO]

LeBron James hit back at criticism from commentator and NBA legend Charles Barkley. “All I’ve done for my entire career is represent the NBA the right way,” James said. “Fourteen years, never got in trouble. Respected the game. Print that.”

NAACP President Arrested After Sit-In To Protest Trump

Several protesters, including NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, were arrested Tuesday after an hours-long sit-in by about two dozen civil rights activists at the Mobile, Alabama, office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nominee for attorney general. The protesters criticized Sessions’ record on voting rights and race relations, and Brooks said he was…

Joe McKnight’s Shooter Released From Custody, No Charges Filed

The man who shot Joe McKnight has been released from custody and no charges have been filed yet … this according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Dept. A rep said that 54-year-old Ronald Gasser — a white male — was questioned and released “sometime overnight” after officials believed they had no reason to hold him…

Cubs Send World Series to Game 7 [VIDEO]

The 2016 World Series will come down to a Game 7 thanks to the Chicago Cubs’ Tuesday night slugfest, in which they defeated the Cleveland Indians 9-3. A trio of home runs from Cubs hitters, including a grand slam by Addison Russell, gave the Cubs a confident lead throughout the game. Cubs ace Jake Arrieta…

‘King’ Of Golf Arnold Palmer Dead at 87 [VIDEO]

Golf Legend Arnold Palmer died Sunday in Pittsburgh at the age of 87. Alastair Johnson, chief executive of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, confirmed the businessman, philanthropist, and trailblazing golfer died during the afternoon following complications from heart problems, several days after being admitted to the hospital for a cardiovascular procedure. “We are deeply saddened by the…

New York Mets Reportedly Sign Tim Tebow To Minor League Contract

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, 29, has reportedly been signed to a minor league baseball contract with the New York Mets. ESPN reports that Tebow will be heading to the Instructional or Arizona Fall League to break in his cleats. “They are intrigued by his potential. This is not a publicity ploy,” a source told…

Russia Loses Paralympics Drug Appeal [VIDEO]

Russia has lost its appeal against a ban on competing in the Rio Paralympics over reported state-sponsored doping. The country is banned from the Sept. 7 competition by the International Paralympic Committee, and that move was affirmed Tuesday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The latter organization’s panel said the IPC’s decision to ban…

Rio 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony Starts Tonight

The 2016 Olympic Games officially start in Rio on Friday with the opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium. Athletes from 206 nations and a refugee team are in Brazil to compete in 28 sports and be watched by a global audience of billions. The build-up has been dominated by a Russian doping scandal, the Zika…

Former NFL Quarterback Ken Stabler Had Brain Disease CTE

Former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, who died in July, had the degenerative brain condition likely caused by repeated blows to the head. An autopsy found that on a scale of 1 to 4, Stabler had high Stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, according to Boston University researches. Stabler died on July 8 of colon…

TYT Talks Match-Fixing Tennis Scandal [VIDEO]

News media exposed secret files containing evidence of widespread match-fixing by players at the upper level of world tennis. A sum of 16 players, all of whom have ranked in the top 50, have been repeatedly flagged to the world tennis authorities over suspicions that they have thrown matches at tournaments including Wimbledon, allowing corrupt…

Blue Jays Beat KC, Still Trail 2-1 [VIDEO]

The Toronto Blue Jays claimed victory Monday night, beating the Kansas City Royals 11-8 victory at home in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. The Blue Jays pounded the Royals with six runs in the third inning, five of them scored off two home runs. Troy Tulowitzki drilled a three-run blast to center…

FBI Investigating Fantasy Sports [VIDEO]

The Justice Department and FBI are looking into the structure of fantasy sports to determine if the business model violates federal law. The move comes after recent controversies involving fantasy sports sites FanDuel and DraftKings, which were accused of rigging their systems to help employees earn big winnings. FBI agents have begun talking to DraftKings…

Will Ferrell Plays All 9 Positions In 5 MLB Baseball Games [VIDEO]

Will Ferrell played every position while suiting up for 10 teams on the baseball field to raise awareness in the fight against cancer for a new HBO special from Funny Or Die in partnership with Major League Baseball. Ferrell traveled to five Cactus League stadiums by van and helicopter throughout the day. “Ruth, Musial, Mantle,…

Federer forced to withdraw from ATP final against Djokovic

Roger Federer pulled out of the ATP Finals ahead of his title match on Sunday with Novak Djokovic. Federer said he was unfit to compete against Djokovic. “It’s a very disappointing end to the season,” Federer said. “I was playing so well here, had a great season so far. I was feeling great until yesterday’s…

South Africa Soccer Captain Killed

Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead in Johannesburg, the SA Football Association confirmed on Sunday. Details surrounding the shooting have not yet been released. The 27-year-old most recently captained the Pirates in a 4-1 win against Ajax Cape Town on Saturday night.