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NBA Free Agency is officially open meaning the teams can meet with players and even agree to a deal but they can’t officially sign a player until July 7th.
In other free agency news, DeMar DeRozan will stay with the Toronto Raptors. The Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard is looking for at least a $24 million a year contract (he declined a $23.2 mill from the Rockets) and will meet with the Atlanta Hawks and the Boston Celtics.
The Knicks already signed former Chicago Bull Derrick Rose and are now meeting with his teammate Joakim Noah. The Knicks are in discussions with Noah to sign him to a $72 million 4 year deal.
Of course, all eyes of course are on OKC Superstar Kevin Durant. KD is expected to meet with the Warriors and the Clippers on Friday and likely other teams in the next few days, but it’s expected the OKC Thunder will do everything possible to re-sign their best player.No comments
Serena Williams was named the 2015 “Sportsperson of the Year” by Sports Illustrated. Williams posted, “This year was spectacular for me. For Sports Illustrated to recognize my hard work, my dedication, and my sheer determination gives me hope to continue on and do better.” At 34 years old, Williams won 53 of 56 matches and remained ranked #1 ever week. Congratulations Serena!
In the NFL, the football Gods must truly want to challenge the Patriots this year. In the past 2 months, they’ve already lost their up-and-coming phenom running back Dion Lewis, then it was Brady’s trusted receiver Julian Edelman, and then Gronkowsky suffered an injury that will keep him from playing at 100% the rest of the season. Now it has been reported that their starting running back LeGarrett Blount is out for the season. The Pats are still in line to make a deep run in the playoffs, but it won’t be easy without a healthy team.
Elsewhere in the NFL, the Baltimore Ravens season is officially over, but that didn’t keep them from signing troubled quarterback Ryan Mallett. Mallett was cut from the Houston Texans 2 months ago for failing to make a team flight. Apparently, he was such a head case, the Texans couldn’t deal with him. Mallett has said that he has dealt with all of his off-the-field issues, and now feels ready to win some games with the Ravens. The Ravens desperately need Mallett, as they already lost their starter Joe Flacco for the season, as well as back-up Matt Schaub for the next few weeks. Quarterbacking the Ravens is likely Mallett’s last chance to prove he belongs in this league.
In the NBA, surprise surprise, Dwight Howard is unhappy again. He said that he was tired of playing second fiddle to James Harden. The odd thing about this statement is that the reason he left Orlando for Houston is that he wanted to be surrounded by a winning team so he could get to a championship. Howard always wants attention, however and it’s likely the Rockets will trade him, as that is bad for chemistry for the rest of the team. It’s possible Howard will be picked up by another team such as Boston or Sacramento.No comments
In the NBA, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is making the wrong kind of headlines again. He was detained at Houston’s George Bush International Airport for having a gun in his carry-on. Howard admitted that the gun was his, but reportedly will not face charges. In Texas, people are allowed to carry a concealed weapon if they have a special type of license. Howard, however, doesn’t have that license.
In college football, Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones, who helped the team win the National Championship last season, was rushed to the hospital with a massive headache. Apparently, the headache was caused by a migraine but even though pain in the head is serious. He’s getting the best care possible, and everyone is hoping for a quick recovery.
Finally, in college football, with the season upon us, a former superstar college athlete is living a terrible life. Once a stand out running back at Nebraska, Lawrence Phillips had a very bright future. The Rams picked him to be their running back, but because of his behavioral issues, things didn’t pan out. He was then sent to 31 years in prison for domestic violence. And now he will apparently be charged with murdering his cell mate.No comments
In the NBA, it was Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets. Houston was coming into the game playing their best basketball of the season. The Rockets started slowly then got some bad news when Dwight Howard struggled to play due to a sore knee. Houston muscled back to close the gap, but the Warriors 3-point shooting was simply too great and the Warriors grabbed Game 1. Golden State 110, Houston 106.
Also in the NBA, the NBA Draft Lottery took place. This year, two major market teams, the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers, had good odds for getting the top 1 or 2 picks and reviving their franchises. When the ping pong balls were drawn, however, the #1 pick went to the worst team in the league, the Minnesota Timberwolves, with the Lakers getting the second pick. The Philadelphia 76ers drew the 3rd pick and the Knicks finished 4th.
In horse racing, all the excitement is around American Pharoah in his quest to win the Triple Crown. But how horse owners really make their money by selling breeding rights and it’s reported that they are receiving offers in the range of $20 million for American Pharoah.
The NFL added a new rule for the 2015 season. The extra point will now be kicked from the 15 yard line (previously the 2 yard line) while the two point conversion will remain on the 2 yard line. The kick will now be a 32 yard attempt. The defense will also be able to score a touchdown if they intercept or return a blocked extra point. Previously, the ball was ruled dead.No comments
To their credit, the Boston Celtics didn’t give up Tuesday night in game two against the Cleveland Cavaliers. But it wasn’t quite enough. Lebron James scored 30 points (15 in the last quarter) with Kyrie Irving adding 26 points. The Cavs are now up by 2 and the series heads to Boston. Cavs 99, Celtics 91.
In other NBA playoff news, the Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard and Josh Smith went dunk crazy to send their Team to a 2-0 series lead over the Dallas Mavericks. Howard and Smith used to play together as high school buddies on an AAU summer squad. Rockets 111, Mavs 99.No comments
NFL suspended Adrian Peterson without pay for the rest of the 2014 season. The decision is creating some controversy as some believe that the NFL made the wrong decision regarding the Ray Rice domestic abuse issue so now they are coming down hard on Peterson. Peterson pleaded no contest back on November 4th to misdemeanor reckless assault on his 4-year-old son. The NFL Players Association is appealing the ruling but the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s letter stated:
“You have shown no meaningful remorse for your conduct. When indicted, you acknowledged what you did but said that you would not ‘eliminate whooping my kids’ and defended your conduct in numerous published text messages to the child’s mother. You also said that you felt ‘very confident with my actions because I know my intent.’
“These comments raise the serious concern that you do not fully appreciate the seriousness of your conduct, or even worse, that you may feel free to engage in similar conduct in the future.”
In another potential child abuse case, the NBA is now investigating Houston Rockets’ Center Dwight Howard. The allegations stem from an incident this summer but is now resurfacing. Dwight’s lawyer responded with the following:
“It is troubling to see a mother use her son as a pawn against his father, which is what is happening in this case,” the statement reads. “Dwight Howard will continue to act in the best interest of his children and do whatever is necessary to protect their welfare and best interests.”
The new edition of the College Football Playoff Rankings came out and Alabama now sits at #1 and Mississippi dropped to # 4. Oregon at # 2 and Florida State at # 3 round out the semifinal slots for the time being. It will be an exciting remainder of the season.No comments