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Monday Night Football is America’s past time and it is here once more. Throughout the decades we have enjoyed thrillers, blowouts, and season changing games. Monday Night Football is the pinnacle of all weekly sports broadcasts. The ratings have always been dominant and continue to impress. Despite the rise of social media popularity, apps, and other avenues to receive live information about the game, the ratings for Monday Night Football upheld. ABC and ESPN have successfully created a sporting tradition to kept their viewers loyal and engaged.
Here are the top five moments from Monday Night Football. These moments have kept this sport entertaining and we hope to see more tonight!
Football play or not…Commissioner Goddell is making Jones pay a hefty price for his actions. Continue reading Adam Jones Fined $35,000 For Slamming Player’s Head Into A Helmet
Yes, it is his girl’s tour
Serena Williams will bring her dominance to Queens, New York, as the 2015 U.S. Open begins today. Williams will begin the quest to complete the calendar year Grand Slam against 25-year-old Vitalia Diatchenko in the opening round.
The Russian tennis player is ranked as the #86 player in the world. Williams has already completed the Serena Slam–she’s the current title-holder of all four major championships–but winning this U.S. Open will put her in a place of dominance experienced few. Names such as Jordan and Tiger are among the only people who could compare to the sheer greatness taking place.
The final stop on the world tour starts in Queens today, but the legacy will reach far beyond center court. 7 pm tonight.
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The dunking sensation was a true pioneer to the evolution of athleticism and the way we seeing high flying dunkers today. Continue reading NBA Legend Darryl Dawkins Dies At Age 58
The Yankees took issue with Carlos Gomez of the Houston Astros last night in the Bronx. Gomez, who was recently acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers at the trade deadline to help Houston make it back to the postseason for the first time in 10 years. Gomez has had a history of sparking another team to want to throw down, cue Brian McCann. Just to make things worse, Gomez homered in his next at-bat.
The Astros defeated the Bronx Bombers 15-1.
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Things we learn in sports this week
Sports tend to shed light on situations on our society that would otherwise go unheard. Sports are offended used as a jumping point to have discussions about major topics. This week in sports a a light is shine on the things that can happen when expectations are meet, and when distraction come about. Life is not about chances, but rather choices. This idea highlights the Things We Learned in Sports this week.
7) Stephen Curry dances on stage with Rapper Lecrae
This has to be Steph Curry’s 10th time on this list, but when it’s your time, it’s just your time. The Golden State Warriors’ superstar was able to get on stage with the Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae as he performed the song “I’m Turnt.” Curry wound up in front of the crowd, but he began as a part of it.
6) Kelvin Benjamin’s injury cripples the Panthers’ season
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin will miss the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL. Benjamin was making a cut in a joint practice with the Miami Dolphins where the injury occurred.
#Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin was primed for a big year, an emerging talent. Now out for the year with an ACL tear. Brutal.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 19, 2015
Benjamin was coming off a great rookie year where he had 78 receptions and over a thousand yard receiving. This a crushing blow for a team that only won 7 games last season but won a division title. , it will be Replace a guy like Benjamin is nearly impossile because he basically is there only wide receiver on the team. We can hear Cam Newton’s fantasy draft stock falling from way over here.
5) Iman Shumpert is still rapping
Cleveland Cavilers guard Iman Shumpert is back on the beat. Now for some reason Shumpert gets more pup about rapping then another NBA player who is just straight up better than him, Dame Dollar. Yet the Shumpert seems to just working to get on the level that classic NBA level that Shaq reached back in the 90’s. Shumpert’s new song 290 West talks about the struggles of the fame that he receives. Not that Shumpert signed a 40 million dollar contract extension with Cleveland and his girlfriend is Teyana Taylor. Seems likes he’s has a lot of problems. Listen to the song below.
4) Sammy just styling on them
The Bills have everything a team would need to get to the Super Bowl. Great defense, outstanding weapons on offense, and an experience head coach. Now if the NFL would have them drag a jug machine out there to throw the ball, then the Bills might have a chance. The Bills are having an interesting time trying to decide who will be throwing the ball to star receiver Sammy Watkins. Watkins looks to be getting prepared for whoever is throwing it his way.
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) August 22, 2015
3) Madden released the weirdest movie trailer of All-time
On Friday, the folks over at EA Sports dropped a bizarre, hilarious and utterly insane trailer for this season’s installation of the Madden franchise.
Starring the likes of Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, a beautifully mustached Rob Gronkowski, a pissed off Rex Ryan, a bowler hat-wearing Antonio Brown, a plane-diving Julio Jones and, perhaps most impressively, an Al Pacino-impersonating Colin Kaepernick (“Whoo-ah!).
2) Usian Bolt is still really really fast
Usain Bolt narrowly beat rival Justin Gatlin to the gold medal in the 100-metre final of the IAAF World Championships on Sunday, finishing the race with his best time of the season: 9.79 seconds. Gatlin seemed to hold his lead until the final 15 metres, when Bolt shifted gears and beat his rival on the line. This was the first time that the American was favored to defeat the fast man in the world, but some believe wasn’t able to live up to that pressure. Watch the race and try not to blink.
1) When is the line drawn
According to reports, A judge in McLennan County, Texas, sentenced former Baylor and Boise State defensive end Sam Ukwuachu to 180 days in county jail Friday after the 22-year-old was found guilty of second-degree sexual assault from an October 2013 incident. According to ESPN’s Max Olson Ukwuachu will also be placed on a 10-year probation. As disgusting as this story is, it seems as if the situation could have been avoided.
A report on Thursday by Jessica Luther and Dan Solomon for Texas Monthly. Luther and Solomon detailed the sexual assault allegations leveled against Ukwuachu by a former member of the Baylor women’s soccer team, stemming from an Oct. 19, 2013, incident. Ukwuachu was subsequently indicted June 25, 2014.
But now the conversation has shifted to who should take the blame. Ukwuachu’s former head coach Chris Peterson says that he informed Baylor Head coach Art Briles of his troubled past. “After Sam Ukwuachu was dismissed from the Boise State football program and expressed an interest in transferring to Baylor, I initiated a call with coach Art Briles,” Petersen said in the statement. “In that conversation, I thoroughly apprised Coach Briles of the circumstances surrounding Sam’s disciplinary record and dismissal.” Now Briles has refuted those comments, saying that it simply wasn’t discussed.
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Preseason football headlines the week of sports, and it couldn’t come at a better time. We are all desperate to just have a crumble of football back in our lives that we watch and see guys that will be cut in a few short weeks play on the field. A review of a few preseason moments highlights The Thing We Learned in Sports.
7) Rookies make their season debuts
Top two pick in the 2015 NFL draft Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota were in action over the week. As expected both players struggled in the opening of their NFL careers. Maroita had two turnovers, one which was returned for a touchdown, and Winston threw an interception. However both players were able to rebound and lead their teams on touchdown drives. It’s the preseason so not too much can be read into both players’ performances; however, their coaches must love their ability to bounce back from rough starts. Watch the top QB’s in the videos below
6) Trent Richardson can’t seem to find the hole
You remember Trent Richardson right; he’s the guy that people draft in fantasy football only to have him do nothing all season. Well if this clip isn’t enough to prove that he isn’t a player that should be high on any draft boards. Now with the Oakland Raiders, Richardson doesn’t seem to have the ideas to be an elite NFL running back. It just looks really bad for Richardson on this play.
5) LeBron is giving back
We tend to always mock athletes who just seem to have all this money, but don’t seem willing to do anything meaningful with it. LeBron James is attempting to buck that trend. James, the four-time NBA MVP and two-time NBA champion, is ready to give thousands of children a college education. According to Forbes, The LeBron James Family Foundation and the University of Akron will fund full scholarships for students who complete the foundation’s academic program, which James has been sponsoring for five years. James’ foundation will cover tuition starting in 2021 when this year’s crop of seventh graders graduate high school.
4) Philip Rivers and Chargers get contract done.
The Chargers and quarterback Philip Rivers inked a new deal late Saturday night. The 5-time pro bowler will likely end his career in San Diego, or Los Angeles if the team moves. The deal is for 4 years, $84 million with $65 million in guaranteed money, per Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Philip Rivers makes everyone around him better. That’s not hyperbole. It’s a fact.
— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) August 16, 2015
Reports were that if a deal was not completed that the Chargers were going to place the franchise tag on Rivers, according to NFL network’s Ian Rapoport (via NFL Media PR).
The Philadelphia Eagles played the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. The Eagles won the game 36-10, but the real story was able about Tim Tebow. Tebow scored a rushing touchdown when he keep the ball on a read-option play, and ran in from the 7-yard line. Tebow has been out of the NFL for 2 seasons and is desperately trying to make the Eagles’ squad. A play like this might be able to keep him on the roster for a few more weeks.
2) Met’s Center Fielder has a cannon
For one night, baseball was cool. New York Mets’ CF Yoenis Cespedes made it happen on Saturday night. Cespedes was acquired from the Tigers at the trading deadline, and has changed life for his new team. On Saturday night, the National League found out that you don’t test this man. Watch as Cespedes guns down the base runner.
1) Mama said knock you out.
It seems like no matter what they do their will be a way for the Jets to screw something up. Starting QB Geno Smith had his jaw broken earlier this week by former teammate LB Ik Enemkpali, now on the Buffalo Bills. Smith will miss 6-10 weeks with the injury and may not reclaim his starting job once he is fully healed. According to Bleacher Report’s Tyler Conway, Smith returned to throwing over the weekend—just not yet with his teammates. Smith was seen tossing a football in the parking lot of his apartment complex in New Jersey, two days after undergoing surgery for a broken jaw. It is sad to believe that this situation all started from a 600 dollars.