Ohio State Running Back Ezekiel Elliot Ask Out Taylor Swift Via Twitter

Shoot your shot kid.

Ezekiel Elliot is showing that closes mouth don’t get feed. Taylor Swift is in Columbus, Ohio, this Thursday and Friday for concerts at Nationwide Arena. The star running back, knowing she would be in his town, decided to ask out the pop superstar via twitter.

Elliot even gave Swift the place he had in mind.

The pop star hasn’t respond…….yet. The reigning National Champion Buckeyes will take on the Northern Iowa Huskers this Saturday. Assume that Swift has an open invitation to the game.

Chicago Sky Forward Elena Delle-Donne Named WNBA MVP

Chi-town hoop fans can add Elena amongst the basketball’s most valuable hoopers to put on a Chicago sports uniform, watch out Jordan & D. Rose. Continue reading Chicago Sky Forward Elena Delle-Donne Named WNBA MVP

#RiseTogether NBA Live ’16 Preview Party Recap at Terminal 23

This past weekend celebrities, influencers and gaming enthusiast gathered for the invite-only #RISETOGETHER NBA LIVE 16 preview party at Terminal 23 in Midtown Manhattan.

 

NBA All-Star and NBA LIVE 16 cover athlete Russell Westbrook joined guests in testing out the game’s newest features, graphics and gameplay. Each guest was also given an opportunity to shoot hoops at the exclusive gym – which was transformed into a co-branded party space.
EA SPORTS developers were on hand to give guests tutorials of the game, including its new Pro-AM features. On Tuesday September 15th, the public will be able to access a complimentary demo of NBA LIVE 16’s new Pro-AM feature. The game officially releases on September 29th across multiple platforms. Event attendees sipped cocktails and enjoyed small bites while listening to the sounds of internationally known DJ, MICK and viewing a special performance by rap icon Jadakiss. Other celebrities in attendance included Jim Jones, Maino, LaLa Anthony,  Treach, Chandler Parson, Naturel and Mr. Goldstein. Check out images from the event below and get more info at easports.com/nba-live the demo for NBA Live 16 is now available for play.

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AJR is pushing for time. Follow her on Twitter @1Penny4r!

 

 

The Seattle Seahawks DJ Feels Weird Playing Future Because of Ciara

For the most part, any tension between Russell Wilson/Ciara and Future has blown over, save the relentless trolling by fans of both parties on social media. The interviews and comparisons have died down, and with the football season back in full swing, surely, attention is being directed towards Wilson’s performance on the field, as opposed to off of it.

Well, apparently, this soap opera has even spilled over to the field. The Seahawks’ DJ, DJ DV One, has admitted that while players consistently want to hear music from Future’s latest album, DS2, on the field during games, he feels “weird” about playing some of the Atlanta rapper’s records in an interview with Billboard.

Among the players, last year it was Drake and Rick Ross. This year, I’ve been getting a lot of requests for Future. But that dynamic is weird too, because I can barely play Future with Ciara running around and that’s her baby’s dad. It’s just that he has a dope-[expletive] album out right now, players like to hear it, it definitely gets you pumped up—even though it’s low-tempo, it’s still stuff that you want to hear—and then you’ve got Ciara running up with little baby Future and she’s dating Russell so it’s like, “Oh f–k.”

If they were to ask me to play “Tony Montana” I’d be like, get the hell out of here. If they ask me to play “Commas” or “Trap N—-s” or any of this type of [stuff], I’m playing that all day. It’s a weird balance—how do I play this and feel comfortable?

It’s a pretty interesting dynamic, especially considering the other team Billboard looked into was the Atlanta Falcons, Future’s hometown team, and the “Commas” rapper’s name wasn’t mentioned. Instead, Falcons DJ, DJ Jay Envy, pointed out that perennial Atlanta favorites Outkast and Young Dro often dominate, not to mention new standout Young Thug, who could probably do more than just soundtrack a Falcons practice one day.

 

 

 

Floyd Mayweather Stands At 49-0 After Bout With Andre Berto; Pacquiao & De La Hoya Express Their Boredom With Fight On Social Media

Going into Saturday night’s welterweight title fight between the undefeated Floyd Mayweather and number one contender Andre Berto, the excitement was a mere blip compared to the monstrosity that was Mayweather-Pacquiao. The champion indicated that this fight, which is the final one on his 6 fight deal with Showtime, would be his final bout in a long illustrious career.

Berto on the other hand, who had lost few of his previous bouts, was a 30-1 underdog based on Vegas oddsmakers. From the opening bell, it was very clear that Berto, though a talented fighter, was in way over his head against the crafty Mayweather. For boxing fans with a bloodlust for brawlers and knockouts, this was not one of their favorites, as for fanatics of the pure science of boxing, this was another impressive and masterful outing by the champ.

Floyd cruised to a very easy victory as he ducked, dodged and tagged Berto with punches, even dancing his way to the corner a on few occasions, as well as speaking to fans in the crowd mid-fight. Some of the highlights of the bout actually came from social media, as former champion Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao took to their accounts and comically weighed in on how bored they are of the fight.

What I do when I’m bored. Hehe

A video posted by Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) on

If this is truly Floyd’s final fight, which many are saying it is not, he has had one of most distinguished careers of any athlete on the face of the planet. If he looks for one more fight, it would give him the opportunity to have the best record in boxing history, as he currently stands tied at 49-0 with boxing legend Rocky Marciano. But if he does move ahead with another, who shall the opponent be? Amir Kahn or a rematch with Pacquiao? Only time will tell.

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Jason Pierre-Paul Hand Injury Is Worse Than Expected; Might Miss Entire Season

As the New York Giants prepare to begin their season against division rivals the Dallas Cowboys at Jerry World, much of the focus has been on Eli Manning‘s new contract and whether or not Odell Beckham Jr will have another spectacular grab. With that said, many in the Giants camp were optimistic about the return of all-pro defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul who severely damaged his right hand in a fireworks accident on July 4th.

JPP had to have his right index finger amputated but showed up to East Rutherford, NJ earlier this week in peak physical condition (minus his right hand) along with a very positive attitude. Upon further inspection by team doctors, it has been revealed that with the amputated finger, Pierre-Paul also has a fractured thumb, skin grafts and a portion of one of his other fingers missing. This of course has many in the Giants camp very concerned.

The Giants have a franchise tender waiting for a signature from Pierre-Paul, but he has yet to sign it, considering he was hoping for a new contract prior to the accident. Furthermore, if he were to sign the franchise tag contract, he would most likely be placed on the non-football injury list, which would result in him not being paid for the coming season. Pierre-Paul has told the teams front office that he is prepared to play if he is provided with a protective device for his hand, but that remains to be seen.

For time being, the New York Giants are not only concerned about his availability to play but also don’t want to shell out money on a player loaded with question marks.

The true question is, how would he sign the contract with one and a half fingers missing?Rocko Rathon

Photo Credit: AP

Preview: Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto

It’s always a show whenever Floyd Mayweather steps into the ring. It’ll be no different this evening when Pretty Boy Floyd steps into the ring with former welterweight titlist Andre Berto in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tonight’s main event with Berto, is the final bout of a record six-fight deal that Mayweather signed with Showtime/CBS in 2013. Although not likely, Mayweather has contended that this evening will be his last. He has long maintained that he would retire. Coming  off a win this past May over Manny Pacquiao, at 48-0, if Mayweather were to win this evening, he’d match Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record.

Mayweather hand picked a solid opponent to handily attempt to match Marciano’s record in Andre Berto. The odds are in Mayweather’s favor.  TopBet.eu has Mayweather pegged as the victor in tonight’s fight. A major underdog in this fight, Berto is coming off of victories over Steve Chambers and Josesito Lopez. Once looked at as a budding star in boxing before constant shoulder injuries, the 30-3 Berto has had some solid victories in his career. The former welterweight champ has won bouts with Steve Forbes, Juan Urango, Luis Collazo and Carlos Quintana, but has gone 2-2 in his last four appearances in the ring.

Mayweather and Berto goes down tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

Adidas Launches ‘Create The New Speed’ Ad Campaign

Philadelphia Eagles running back and NFL rushing leader Demarco Murray, Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins, Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin, the University of Miami Hurricanes, high school football powerhouse Long Beach Poly, Coach Snoop – all iconic figures and creators who are redefining a position, a team, a sport and the concept of speed.

Sport does not progress on its own. This new :30 adidas film titled ‘Create The New Speed’ is an inspirational and aspirational message for those who think and do things differently and for the next generation to create and showcase their own definitions of #NewSpeed.

Featuring Pusha T’s ‘Burial’ track, adidas and this new film are making a statement and marking the spot where the conventional thinking behind the game of football and the definition of speed will be buried and left behind.Every snap of the ball is a chance to create something new, an opportunity to take what you know, and reinvent it.

 

 

Serena Williams Loses to Roberta Vinci, Ending Bid for Calendar Grand Slam

There will be no calendar Grand Slam for Serena Williams this year.

The fiery #1 Women’s Tennis player in the world won the first three major tournaments in 2015–Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon–and was expected to blow through the U.S. Open by many, especially after outlasting her sister, Venus, in the quarterfinals.

Well, Roberta Vinci had other plans.

The #43 player in the world, Vinci, of Italy, just pulled off an inspiring victory at Flushing Meadows, beating Serena in 3 sets to move on to the U.S. Open Final, willing the crowd to cheer for her as well as Serena as she left it all on the court in the biggest victory of her career.  Following the loss, Tickets to the U.S. Open Women’s Final dropped %126 per ticket site Rukkus.com

Head up, Serena. It’s been a great year. Plus, look what you’re headed home to.