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Charles Oakley Arrested At Knicks Game, Jordan Spieth Rails Agst Autograph “Scums”

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Charles OakleyDrama keeps surrounding the New York Knicks. On Wednesday night, former Knick, Charles Oakley was arrested for getting into an altercation near team owner James Dolan. According to reports, Oakley also punched three employees from Madison Square Garden. Oakley told the press afterward, “I didn’t say anything to him. I swear on my mother. They came over and wanted to know why I was sitting there. I bought the ticket. I said why do you guys keep staring at me. Then they asked me to leave. And I said I’m not leaving.” Those close to Oakley expressed how upsetting it was to watch Oakley acting up and getting arrested.

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Jordan Spieth went off on “professional” autograph seekers during his practice round at Pebble Beach. Spieth heard a bunch of men using the ‘F’ word in front of some kids so refused to autograph their loot and called them “scums”. Spieth said he’d always sign autographs for kids and for his loyal fans, but knows when someone is just trying to get an autograph to sell the merchandise online.

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Aaron Rodgers Helps Packers End Losing Streak, Tiger’s Return

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The Green Bay Packers came to play Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.  QB Aaron Rodgers stepped up his game with two touchdowns on the first two series of the game helping his team end their 4 game losing streak. The team is still way behind in the NFC North, but according to their coach, Mike McCarthy, “We look at this as a launching pad. Definitely a game we can build off of.” Packers 27, Eagles 13.

GOLF

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods is set to play on Thursday in his first tournament over a year. He will play at the Albany Club in Nassau in a tournament that benefits his charitable foundation. Woods who used to be almost unbeatable at the height of his golf career has slipped to number 879th in the world. When speaking to reporters about his return, he joked “I’m not dead”.

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Arnold Palmer’s Legacy, Jose Fernandez Boating Accident, Cowboys’ Rookies, Beckham Jr/Norman Rivalry

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arnold-palmerOne of the most famous golfers in the world, Arnold Palmer, passed away on Sunday at the age of 87. Palmer is credited with golf’s rise in popularity especially getting fans to watch on TV. Palmer transcended the sports world and became a successful businessman. He even invented the popular ice tea/lemonade drink (known as the Arnold Palmer). He will surely be missed, but his legacy will live on.

BASEBALL

The Florida Marlins’ pitcher Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident over the weekend. The Coast Guard reported three men (including Fernandez) were involved in an accident (likely due to the speed) where the boat hit a jetty off of Miami Beach. The Marlins cancelled the game on Sunday and the League held a moment of silence before all games. Fernandez defected from Cuba at the age of 15 and went on to a successful career on the mound.

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A few highlights from around the NFL on Sunday:

Dallas Cowboys’ Rookies’ Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott made an impact on the Team. Elliott (picked #4 in the draft) had a 100 yard game and Prescott (picked much later in the 4th round) threw his first touchdown to lead his team to victory over the Chicago Bears. Cowboys 31, Bears 17.

New York Giants’ wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr and Redskins cornerback Josh Norman behaved on Sunday and just tried to play their best on the field. The much anticipated rivalry (and assumed hatred) between the two did not seem to affect their game. Norman played down the rivalry and said after the game, “Just an awesome day, just straight awesome day. Like from the beginning when the refs came over and talked to us, about nothing and towards the end when I was celebrating with my teammates victoriously — can’t ask for anything better than that. All this stuff in between was the show. Gosh, man, I’m gonna be on this high for a while. It feels good, man.” Beckham Jr didn’t feel exactly the same way but that’s likely because the Giants lost. Redskins 29, Giants 27.

 

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NY Mets Sign Tim Tebow, Lochte Suspended 10 Months, Tiger Woods Is Back

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metsThe New York Mets signed former QB Tim Tebow to a minor league contract. 29 year old Tebow played baseball in high school, and has claimed his dream was to be a quarterback and hit a baseball. Now that his football career is over, he is attempting to fulfill the second part of his dream. Best of luck to Tebow. Hope your dreams come true!

 

OLYMPICS

Olympic swimmer and 12 time Gold medal winner, Ryan Lochte, finally got his punishment for exaggerating getting held up at gunpoint in Rio. The Olympic Committee suspended Lochte for 10 months and won’t allow him to compete in the 2017 World Championships. Lochte won’t be completely bored, however, as he’ll be competing in this season’s “Dancing with the Stars”.

GOLF

Tiger Woods says he’ll get back on the golf course to compete in the Safeway Open in October.  Woods, golf’s iconic superstar, has suffered back and hip injuries over the years and has had to pull out of many tournaments.  Woods stated:“It was difficult missing tournaments that are important to me, but this time I was smart about my recovery and didn’t rush it. It was great spending time with my children Sam and Charlie, and also working on a lot of projects including golf-course design, the upcoming 20th anniversary of my foundation and my book about the 1997 Masters. But I missed competing. I want to thank all the fans for their kindness and concern. I’ve been a pro about 20 years, and their support has never waned.”

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The NFL season officially begins tonight with the Carolina Panthers at the Denver Broncos!!!

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Jimmy Walker Wins First Championship, Draymond’s Private Parts, Kaepernick Compets For Job

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Jimmy Walker 2In the last PGA Championship of the year, Jimmy Walker edged out Jason Day for a one stroke win at Baltusrol.  Saturday afternoon was a washout due to severe thunderstorms making Sunday an historically long final day for a Championship. There were 4 different champions at each of the 4 major championships this year and this win was Walker’s first major of his career.

NBA

Drama keeps following Golden State’s Draymond Green. Over the weekend Draymond accidentally posted a picture of his private parts on snapchat. He thought it was a private post and when he found out it wasn’t he immediately took it down. Green, as you may remember, was suspended for a game during the NBA finals for kicking LeBron James in the groin. Hmmm, do we see a theme here?

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The NFL pre-season camps are underway and all players are trying to impress. Some players, like San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick, need to really shine. A few months ago, the Denver Broncos seemed interested in having Kaepernick replace Peyton Manning, but when the Team picked Paxton Lynch in the draft, Kaep remained a 49er competing for the the starting job against Blaine Gabbert. Chip Kelley, the Niners’ new head coach, announced the position is up for grabs.

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Tiger Woods Out For Year, Computer Chips In Footballs, Big 12 Expanding

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Tiger WoodsTiger Woods recently withdrew from the PGA Championship and stated he will not play a major tournament for the rest of the 2015/16 season. Woods is recovering from back surgery, in fact 3 back surgeries in the past two years. The PGA Championship begins July 28th in Springfield, NJ.

 

NFL

The NFL is planning to insert special chips in to footballs during pre-season and Thursday night games to access whether the League should eventually narrow the goal posts. Kickers made 84.5% of their field goals last season (which is A LOT) and the NFL presumably wants to see if narrowing the goal posts will make field goals more competitive.

 

NCAA

The Big 12 Conference in College Sports has actually been made up of only 10 schools since 2012 when 4 institutions jumped ship (Nebraska, Texas A&M, Missouri, and Colorado) and 2 schools (TCU and West Virginia) joined. Now, the Conference is looking to expand and a number of schools are interested in joining. The decision to add more schools to the mix is not as easy as it sounds as the criteria comes down to whether the schools will bring a certain level of competition and add profitable media markets

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Mickelson Almost Makes History, Von Miller’s New Offer, Fitzpatrick Not Signed

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Phil MickelsonPhil Mickelson almost made history on Thursday at the British Open. No player has ever shot a 62 in a major tournament and Mickelson (and everyone else watching) believed he had it wrapped up, but the ball spun around in the cup and popped out (in golf lingo it’s called a lip-out). After the round, Mickelson said he wanted to cry.

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It appears Super Bowl MVP Von Miller  is close to signing his much discussed contract with the Denver Broncos. The Broncos’ offer to Von Miller is the biggest contract ever for a non-quarterback player. Von Miller, however, is the core of the Broncos defense and arguably without him, the Broncos would not have won the Super Bowl this season.  The latest offer is 6 years $114.5 million with $70 million guaranteed.

The New York Jets still haven’t signed QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. The offer on the table is $24 million over 3 years but the issue is how much will be guaranteed. Jets coach, Todd Bowles implied the Team isn’t waiting on Fitzpatrick to accept the offer saying “If he comes back, we’ll be happy to have him back, but meanwhile we’ve got to get other guys ready to play”.  With that said, it certainly seems as if it would help his teammates to know who will be throwing the ball in September.

 

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Cavs Bring Championship To Cleveland In Dramatic, Historic Fashion, Johnson Wins US Open Amid Controversy

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CavsIn an exciting game from start to finish, the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off what no other team has EVER done in the NBA. They shockingly came back from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors for the Championship. Most of the time a matchup as anticipated as Game 7 doesn’t live up to the hype, but Sunday nights battle in Oakland exceeded all expectations. With 20 lead changes, the game could have gone either way and fans were on the edge of their seats. With a minute left, Kyrie Irving launched a fadeaway 3-pointer (kind of ironic as that shot was the Warriors’ go-to winning shot all season), to give the Cavs the final lead. The unanimous MVP of the Finals, LeBron James couldn’t stop crying after the win. He said, “I came back for a reason. I came back to bring a championship to our city. I knew what I was capable of doing.”

The Cavaliers didn’t just win a championship Sunday night in historic fashion, they also delivered the city of Cleveland its first major sports championship in 52 years. Cleveland 93, Warriors 89.

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Dustin Johnson played the final few holes of the US Open wondering if he would be penalized for an earlier rule violation. With seven holes left to play, Johnson remained focused to pull out the win for his first major Championship. The USGA is being criticized for how they handled the situation while Johnson got pats on the back from the players (and the fans) for keeping his cool.

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Cavs Cruise To Win In Game 2, Mickelson Pays $1 Mill For Insider Trading

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Lebron JamesThe Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to victory again over the Toronto Raptors in game 2 of the NBA Eastern finals. LeBron had his 15th career postseason triple double with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. The Cavs seem unbeatable at this point and unless the Raptors pull it together, we may see the Cavs sweep the series. Towards the end of the first half, Toronto Point Guard, Kyle Lowry left the bench to go into the locker room to “decompress”. He said he needed to “relax my body and relax my mind” before getting back on the court for the second half. If the Raptors have any shot of giving the Cavs a run, they will need Lowry back in form. For the series he’s only made 1 in 15 three-pointers and has more turnovers than assists.  The series heads to Toronto for game 3 Saturday night. Cleveland 108, Toronto 89.

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Pro golfer Phil Mickelson is in hot water. The SEC is requiring him to pay back more than $1 million he made in profits on an alleged insider trading tip. No criminal charges have been filed against Mickelson but his association with Billy Waters, a shady sports gambler, is being called into question.

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Spieth Meltdown, Willett Wins Masters, Warriors Tie Record 72 Wins

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Danny WillettIn an epic meltdown, former Masters’ 2015 winner Jordan Spieth gave up a big lead between the 10th and 12th holes on Sunday to drop from first to tied for second place.  Danny Willett, the #12 player in the world stepped up and won his first major championship and the honor of wearing the green jacket.

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The Golden State Warriors not only tied the 1995/6 Chicago Bulls 72 game win record but also accomplished this feat by finally beating the San Antonio Spurs at home. The Warriors haven’t beaten the Spurs on their home court since 1997. After 32 straight regular season losses against the Spurs at home, the Warriors pulled off an important win to set up a dramatic final regular season game Wednesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies. If the Warriors win Wednesday, 10:30 pm EST, they will have eclipsed Michael Jordan’s 1995 Bulls win record and secured their place in history.

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