Cuban Donates $10Mill, Vontae Explains Retirement, Gordon At Patriots, Dodger’s Puig On Fire

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The NBA held an internal investigation into “sexual harassment charges and improper workplace conduct” against the Dallas Mavericks organization over the last 20 years. According to the NBA, “investigators concluded that Mavericks’ management was ineffective, including a lack of compliance and internal controls, and that these shortcomings permitted the growth of an environment in which acts of misconduct and the individuals who committed them could flourish.” Mark Cuban, the owner of the Mavericks, responded by announcing he’ll donate $10 million to “organizations that are committed to supporting the leadership and development of women in the sports industry and combating domestic violence.” He also stated, “I’m just sorry I didn’t see it. I’m just sorry I didn’t recognize it.”

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Last weekend Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis (younger brother of Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis) went into the locker room at halftime of the teams’s loss to the Chargers and abruptly retired. His teammates were outraged, the media was baffled, and fans were furious. A few days later, Davis explained his sudden move to ESPN’s The Undefeated and said, “I went to the bench after that series and it just hit me. I don’t belong on that field anymore.” The 30 year old went on to say, “I left everything the league wanted me to be, playing for my teammates while injured, the gladiator mentality, it all just popped. And when it popped, I just wanted to leave it all behind. So that’s why I don’t care what people say. That experience was personal and not meant for anyone else to understand. It was me cold turkey leaving behind an identity that I carried with me for so long.”

Former Cleveland Brown Josh Gordon appeared at the New England Patriots practice on Wednesday, although coach Bill Belichick still won’t confirm Gordon is officially part of the team claiming the terms haven’t been completed. And, assuming Gordon is “officially” on the team by the weekend, there’s no word on whether Gordon will be healthy enough to play. Gordon tore his hamstring last weekend on a promotional shoot for a brand he’s promoting. The incident was seemingly the last straw for the Browns as they’ve had issues with Gordon in the past.

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The Los Angeles Dodger’s Yasiel Puig has been on fire hitting his sixth home run in 18 at bats. Puig’s performance has boosted the Dodgers to a 2 1/2 game advantage in the National League West.

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