Archive for February, 2021

Tiger Woods Seriously Injured In LA Car Crash, Bezos Might Be Interested In Washington Football Team

GOLF

Tiger Woods was seriously injured in a car crash near Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA Tuesday morning. According to reports, Tiger was “traveling at a high rate of speed” when his SUV rolled over.  Tiger sustained multiple leg injuries but is not in critical condition.

The maximum speed limit on most California highways is 65 mph. You may drive 70 mph where posted. Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit is 55 mph on two-lane undivided highways and for vehicles towing trailers. In 2018, speeding was a contributing factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities. Speed also affects your safety even when you are driving at the speed limit but too fast for road conditions, such as during bad weather, when a road is under repair, or in an area at night that isn’t well lit.
In 2016, the number of traffic accidents in Los Angeles had soared by nearly 20 percent to 55,350. That means that an average of one person is killed in Los Angeles traffic accidents every 40 hours. Projected estimates for 2017 seem to indicate that the total will be even higher.  In 2014, there were approximately 46,500 traffic accidents in Los Angeles. In 2015, there were an estimated 52,000 car accidents in the city. In 2016, the number of traffic accidents in Los Angeles had soared by nearly 20 percent to 55,350. That means that an average of one person is killed in Los Angeles traffic accidents every 40 hours, learn more from other states by using this link https://localaccidentreports.com/category/maryland/. Projected estimates for 2017 seem to indicate that the total will be even higher.

FOOTBALL

According to Front Office Sports’ A.J. Perez, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos might be interested in owning the Washington Football Team.

 

 

 

 

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Osaka & Djokovic Australian Open Champions, Raptors Fire Saunders, Tahoe Hosts NHL, Bruins 90’s Style

TENNIS

Naomi Osaka beat Jennifer Brady to win the Australian Open for the second time (also won in 2019). Osaka now has four Grand Slam singles titles.

In the men’s final, Novak Djokovic beat Daniil Medvedev to claim his 18th Grand Slam singles title, just two away from the record held by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Djokovic clearly likes the Australian Open, as this win marks his ninth championship (in nine appearances).

BASKETBALL

The Toronto Raptors fired Ryan Saunders and expect to replace him with the Raptors assistant coach Chris Finch.

HOCKEY

The NHL experimented with outdoor hockey and hosted two games over the weekend in Lake Tahoe. Other than an eight-hour delay due to the sun’s effect on ice conditions, the games were a hit with hockey fans. The Boston Bruins even got into the spirit of the weekend by showing up in full 1990’s attire.

Colorado Avalanche beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2

Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 7-3

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Eagles Trade Wentz To Colts, NBA All-Star Game Lineup And Same-Day Format

FOOTBALL

The Philadelphia Eagles traded quarterback Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2021 third-round pick and a 2022 second-round pick (that could become a first-round pick if Wentz takes 75% of the offensive snaps in 2021 or takes 70% of the snaps and the Colts make the playoffs).

BASKETBALL

The NBA announced the All-Star Game will be held on March 7th in Atlanta, and for the first time ever, the All-Star Game will be held on the same day as the fan-favorite Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest, and the Slam Dunk Contest.

In the Western Conference, the Starters are:

Warriors, Steph Curry

Mavericks, Luka Doncic

Lakers, LeBron James (Captain)

Clippers, Kawhi Leonard

Nuggets, Nikola Jokic

In the Eastern Conference, the Starters are:

Nets, Kyrie Irving

Wizards, Bradley Beal

Nets, Kevin Durant (Captain)

Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo

76ers, Joel Embiid

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Osaka Beat Serena, Djokovic In Final, Jazz On Tear, Tebow Retires, Cam Newton Spends Millions On Clothes

TENNIS

Naomi Osaka beat Serena Williams in the Australian Open semifinals for her 20th consecutive victory and her second Australian Open final. At 23 years old, Osaka is trying to win her fourth Grand Slam title. She will take on 25-year old Jennifer Brady.

In the men’s final, Novak Djokovic will play either Stefanos Tsitsipas or Daniil Medvedev. With his victory in the semis over Aslan Karatsev, Djokovic will be playing in his ninth Australian Open final.

BASKETBALL

The Utah Jazz are on a tear. With the amazing play of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert (the Stifle Tower), the Jazz have won nine straight games (and 20 of their last 21).

BASEBALL

Tim Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback, is retiring from professional baseball. Tebow signed with the NY Mets in 2016 and has been part of their minor-league program.

FOOTBALL

New England Patriot quarterback Cam Newton admitted he spends too much money on clothes he only wears once, and he wants to change the habit. He said, “I’ve spent thousands and thousands of dollars, maybe even millions of dollars on clothes that I only wore once, so to be able to recycle the closest, so to speak, is something that’s challenging. But at the same time, it’s going to be fun to do so throughout this whole year.”

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Clinton/Bush Hager New Owners In NWSL, Happy Gilmore’s 25th Anniversary

SOCCER

Chelsea Clinton and Jenna Bush Hager invested in the ownership group of the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League.  The daughters of former Presidents have become friends over the years and are joining a budding list of celebrities investing in the NWSL. The League will begin play with the Challenge Cup from April 9th-May 8th. The regular season will begin after the conclusion of the Cup tournament.

GOLF

Happy 25th anniversary to Happy Gilmore. In a tribute to the film, Adam Sandler took to Twitter to recreate his infamous golf shot, while his rival Shooter McGavin sent him an equally awesome response.

 

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Daytona 500 Crash/Delay/McDowell Wins, Fan Controlled Football League, Jalen Johnson Leaving Duke

NASCAR

The Daytona 500 started off with a 16-car crash early on Sunday followed by a 5-hour and 40-minute rain delay. Michael McDowell ended up winning the race after only leading by one lap (the final lap). It’s his first victory.

FOOTBALL

Former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel made his debut in the new Fan Controlled Football League, a professional sports league controlled by the fans. The season began on February 13th and will last six weeks. Fans can view the season via Twitch.

BASKETBALL

Duke freshman Jalen Johnson announced he’s leaving the team and entering the NBA Draft. Johnson stated, “My family, Coach and I have made the decision that I should not play the remainder of this season so I can be 100 percent healthy in preparation for the NBA Draft. This was not easy but we feel it’s best for my future. I have nothing but love for the Brotherhood and thank my teammates and everyone associated with the program. Duke will always have a special place in my heart and will always be a part of me.”

 

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Urban Meyer Makes Controversial Hire, J.J. Watt Leaving Texans, Fans Prohibited From Australian Open, Daytona 500 (Fans, Pitbull, Michael Jordan)

FOOTBALL

Urban Meyer is making headlines again and not in a good way. Meyer is the new head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars and just hired Chris Doyle as the director of sports performance. Doyle was the former strength and conditioning coach at Iowa but agreed to leave over allegations of racist comments and bullying. Meyer has vocally defended his hire, but it’s a controversial decision since Meyer was suspended at Ohio State after he allegedly overlooked accusations of domestic violence associated with his assistant coach.

In an emotional twitter announcement, one of the best defensive players in the league, J.J. Watt, said he was leaving the Houston Texans. Watt spoke about the respect and admiration he has for the team (in which he was selected with the #11th overall pick in 2011) and the fans and said he was excited about what the future holds.

TENNIS

The organizers of the Australian Open announced that due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, fans will be prohibited from attending matches. According to reports, there was an outbreak at a Holiday Inn near the Melbourne Airport, and now the state of Victoria is preparing for a five-day lockdown.

NASCAR

The Daytona 500 is on Sunday, and 30,000 fans will be in attendance (larger than last week’s Super Bowl). According to the President of the Daytona International Speedway, “It’s going to be the largest sporting event that happens in the United States since COVID hit.” Pitbull, the new co-owner of Trackhouse Racing, will be the grand marshall, and Bubba Wallace will make his debut for Michael Jordan’s 23XI Racing, driving a No. 23 Toyota Camry.

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NBA States All Teams Need To Stand For Anthem, Brady Throws Gronk The Lombardy Trophy

BASKETBALL

After Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban stated his team didn’t have to play the national anthem before home games, the NBA weighed in with a statement saying “With NBA teams now in the process of welcoming fans back into their arenas, all teams will play the national anthem in keeping with longstanding league policy.” Cuban did not object and put out his own statement saying, “the hope is that those who feel passionate about the anthem being played will be just as passionate in listening to those who do not feel it represents them.”

FOOTBALL

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrated their big Super Bowl victory in style with a boat parade on the Hillsborough river. Tom Brady showed up in his $2 million dollar boat with Rob Gronkowski in the “party” boat right behind. The best scene from the day was Brady throwing the Lombardy Trophy to Gronk. Check out the throw….this sure looks like a fun party!
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Human Rights Groups Seek To Boycott 2022 Olympics, MLB Sets Opening Day, Mavericks Cease Playing National Anthem, Kaep Forms SPAC

OLYMPICS

A group of 180 human rights organizations are trying to organize a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics for China’s human rights abuses against ethnic minorities. China first hosted the Olympics in the summer of 2008.

BASEBALL

Major League Baseball and the NBA Players Association agreed on health and safety protocols to allow the league to officially open on February 17th with an Opening Day set for April 1st.

BASKETBALL

The Dallas Mavericks are the first major North American professional sports team to stop playing the National Anthem prior to their home games this season. An NBA spokesperson said, “Under the unique circumstances of this season, teams are permitted to run their pregame operations as they see fit.” Owner Mark Cuban declined to comment on the issue.

FOOTBALL

Former NFL quarterback and controversial social activist Colin Kaepernick has formed a SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company) called Mission Advancement Corp. The blank-check company will seek to raise $250 million with the intent to buy a consumer business with a social purpose.

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Bucs Win Super Bowl LV, Brady Officially The GOAT, Gronk & Brady’s T-Mobile Ad, NFL Awards Highlights

FOOTBALL

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cruised to an easy victory over the Kansas City Chiefs and won Super Bowl LV. Facing a battering from the Bucs defense, the Chiefs were under fire all night. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes couldn’t find his footing as he was pressured 29 times, more than any quarterback in Super Bowl history. For all the highlights of the game, click here. Bucs 31, Chiefs 9

Quarterback Tom Brady is now officially the GOAT. With the Bucs win, he has amassed 7 Championships, which is more Super Bowl wins than any other NFL FRANCHISE. The Patriots and Steelers won the Super Bowl 6 times while the Cowboys and Niners have 5 championships each. Brady also won his record 5th Super Bowl MVP. Brady’s buddy and one of his favorite targets, Rob Gronkowski, came out of retirement to play with Brady and made history as well. He moved into second place all-time in Super Bowl catches and receiving touchdowns, only trailing the legendary Jerry Rice. And, speaking of Jerry Rice, Brady and Gronk passed the iconic Joe Montana and Jerry Rice duo for the most playoff touchdowns by a quarterback-receiver pair (14). This ad with Gronk and Brady for T-Mobile says it all!

In some non-Super Bowl news, the NFL handed out its annual awards. Here are a few highlights:

Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers won his third MVP award.

Tennessee Titans Running Back Derrick Henry won Offensive Player of the Year.

Los Angeles Rams Defensive Lineman Aaron Donald won Defensive Player of the Year, becoming only the third player in NFL history to win a third time.

Washington quarterback Alex Smith won Comeback Player of the Year after nearly having his leg amputed.

The Cleveland Browns’ Kevin Stefanski was named coach of the year.

 

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