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  • Morrison grabs second half winner to hand his side all three points

    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    It is hard to know what is most disturbing for Tottenham. Four games without a win, successive home defeats in the Barclays Premier League, another flat performance after a European game or the sight of Mauricio Pochettino assuming the “AVB crouch”, Mail Online reports. Pochettino had been through the full repertoire. He had yelled, screamed, pointed and stamped his feet. He had tried to regroup at half-time and threw on attacking substitutes in an attempt to jolt his team into life, according to Mail Online.

  • Foxes launch comback to secure stunning victory

    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    While Louis Van Gaal might now extend special privileges to Angel di Maria as well as Wayne Rooney, Manchester United’s manager needs to impose some special measures at the other end of the field after this, Mail Online reports. United were magnificent going forward, with Di Maria marking another masterclass in attacking football with a quite outrageous first half goal that suggested that, like Rooney, he should be guaranteed a place in Van Gaal’s side, according to Mail Online.

  • Heath Holds on to Win 4th Straight Mr. Olympia

    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Phil Heath outlasted rival Kai Greene for the third year in a row to claim his fourth consecutive Mr. Olympia title Saturday night in Las Vegas at the 50th edition of Joe Weider's Olympia, according to Bleacher Report. The final two wound up as no surprise, although third-place finisher Shawn Rhoden took home the bronze medal to the surprise of many, signifying that the top of the podium in coming years will be less predictable, according to Bleacher Report.

  • VIDEO: FSU's Jameis Winston sent to locker room by Jimbo Fisher after dressing out for Clemson game

    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is suspended for tonight's game against Clemson. He isn't supposed to play. But Winston thought it would be a good idea to suit up and stand on the sidelines in full gear for the Seminoles. Coach Jimbo Fisher thought otherwise, sending Winston back to the locker room to change in pregame. Winston, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner, was suspended this week for reportedly jumping on a table at FSU's student union and yelling an obscene phrase.

  • Big 12 football: K-State's Snyder among nation's most underrated coaches in ESPN poll

    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Duke’s David Cutcliffe edged Oregon State’s Mike Riley as the nation’s most underrated coach in ESPN’s weekly college football poll. Ninety-seven FBS coaches participated in the poll. Among Big 12 coaches who received votes, Kansas State's Bill Snyder received the most with five percent of the total vote. Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy , Baylor's Art Briles , TCU's Gary Patterson and Texas Tech's Kliff Kingsbury each received 1 percent of the vote. Cutcliffe received 13 percent of the vote to Riley's 11.

  • Texas A&M fan wearing what appears to be a chain mail jersey

    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    It's awesome.

  • Owasso beats Jenks for first time since 1993; Union rolls past BA

    By STAFF REPORTS, TULSA WORLD | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Owasso beat Jenks for the first time since 1993, knocking off the Trojans 7-6 on Friday night, Tulsa World reports. The victory snapped the Rams' 23-game losing streak to Jenks, according to Tulsa World.

  • Adrian Peterson's mother speaks out

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    HOUSTON — Adrian Peterson's mother is defending the Minnesota Vikings running back in the wake of child abuse allegations against him, saying that he is "trying hard to be a good parent." Bonita Jackson said she and Peterson's father, Nelson Peterson, were "big disciplinarians" who used hands, switches and belts to occasionally spank all six of her children. An indictment by the Montgomery County grand jury accuses Adrian Peterson of felony child abuse for swatting his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch and his team has taken him off the active roster while the case plays out. "I don't care what anybody says. Most of us disciplined our kids a little more than we meant sometimes," Jackson, 50, told the Houston Chronicle in an interview from her home in suburban Houston. "But we were only trying to prepare them for the real world."

  • Kevin Durant receives game ball from Redskins owner Daniel Snyder

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    It's been a good week for professional franchises in the DC area. Which means, from a fan's perspective, it's been a solid week for Kevin Durant. On Wednesday, the Washington Nationals clinched the NL East title, leading Durant to send out a celebratory Instagram post the next day, showing off his  custom made Nationals jersey. And just a few days before, the Washington Redskins won their home opener 41-10 over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Durant was at the game and, apparently, received the game ball from Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. Here he is showing it off in a recent Instagram post:

  • A Brother's Love: Former Raven gives kidney to his brother, a former Steeler

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Looking for some good news coming out of the NFL? Former Ravens ' player, Ma’ake Kemoeatu gave his kidney to his brother, Chris, who used to play for the Steelers.  Chris has heard a lot of wisecracks since then. “Everyone jokes about me having a Ravens’ kidney,” Chris said. “But hey, I can live with that.” Living a better life is why the transplant happened in the first place. Their story will make you smile.

  • Dad forces 15-year-old son to play drinking game during OU vs. Tennessee

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    An Athens, Tennessee, man was arrested this week after officials said he forced his 15-year-old son to play a drinking game during the Oklahoma-Tennessee football game on Saturday. Several people at the home said the teen's father, 35-year-old Mark Allen Hughes, forced his son to play a drinking game with him while watching Tennessee take on OU. Witnesses told police that Hughes made his son play the game after he caught the 15-year-old drinking. Some of the witnesses then left the home, but when they came back, the teen was lying unresponsive on the kitchen floor. Hughes started fighting with the people in the house when they tried to take the boy to the hospital, so they put the 15-year-old in the back of a car and called police.

  • Thunder No. 7 in ESPN's 'Ultimate Team Rankings'

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The latest edition of ESPN's "Ultimate Team Rankings" is out, and the Oklahoma City Thunder is high atop the list. The Thunder are No. 7 overall out of 122 teams, according to the annual ranking. The Thunder are the No. 3 NBA team on the list behind Western Conference foes San Antonio and Memphis. The Spurs are the No. 1 team in "Ultimate Team Rankings," which rates MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL teams in categories such as affordability, coaching, fan relations, ownership, players, stadium experience, bang for the buck and title track. The Thunder's highest rank came in the "players" category (10th), while the Spurs ranked first in fan relations, ownership, players and coaching.

  • PHOTO: Kevin Durant is ready for the Washington Nationals' playoff run

    erik horne | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Kevin Durant is from the Maryland/D.C. area. This is known. Which leaves him at a crossroads potentially: Root for the Baltimore Orioles or the Washington Nationals? Durant made his allegances clear when he posted an Instagram picture Thursday afternoon of himself wearing a Nationals jersey with his nickname "Easy Money" stitched on the back. "Yea man! Natitude," Durant posted. Both the Nationals (National League East) and the Orioles (American League East) have wrapped up their division titles and clinched playoff berths.

  • Former Rangers manager Ron Washington: 'Not true to my wife'

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Ron Washington said Wednesday he resigned as manager of the Texas Rangers because he was unfaithful to his wife. "I made a mistake, I'm embarrassed," Washington said Wednesday at a news conference in Irving, Texas. "I was not true to my wife of 42 years. I broke her trust." Washington, who spoke publicly for the first time since his Sept. 5 resignation, did not take questions. He asked that his privacy be respected and revealed that "today I'm at a very low time in my life."

  • Texas Tech defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt resigns

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Oklahoma State will be facing a new defensive coordinator when it plays Texas Tech next week. reports that the Red Raiders have dismissed defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt. Co-defensive coordinator/outside linebackers coach Mike Smith will take over Wallerstedt's duties. Texas Tech (2-1) enters its game with the Cowboys ranked last in the Big 12 in scoring defense (36.7 points conceded per game) and rushing defense (297.7 yards per game). The Red Raiders are coming off a 49-28 loss to Arkansas in which they gave up 438 yards rushing. Oklahoma State plays Texas Tech Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Stillwater.

  • PepsiCo CEO Slams 'Repugnant Behavior' Of NFL Players

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    PepsiCo CEO and chairwoman Indra Nooyi called out the NFL’s “mishandling” of child abuse and domestic violence cases, while also showing support for Commissioner Roger Goodell in a statement late Wednesday, according to BuzzFeed. “I am a mother, a wife, and a passionate football fan,” Nooyi wrote in a statement dated Sept. 18. “I am deeply disturbed that the repugnant behavior of a few players and the NFL’s acknowledged mishandling of these issues, is casting a cloud over the integrity of the league and the reputations of the majority of players who’ve dedicated their lives to a career they love. When it comes to child abuse and domestic violence, there is no middle ground.” Goodell, she added, is “a man of integrity,” and she is “confident that he will do the right thing for the league in light of the serious issues it is facing.”

  • High School Fires Coach For Alleged Connection To Anti-Gay Attack

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A Philadelphia Catholic high school has fired an assistant basketball coach for allegedly being connected to a recent anti-gay attack that left a gay couple with multiple injuries, according to BuzzFeed. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia said the man was fired Wednesday evening and had worked as an assistant basketball coach at Archbishop Wood High School. “I have confirmed that one of the individuals involved in the incident in some way was an assistant basketball coach,” said Ken Gavin, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, in a statement. “He was not a teacher at the school but serving as a coach on a contract basis. He was terminated this evening and will not be permitted to coach in any Archdiocesan school. We expect all those who work with students in our schools to model appropriate Christian behavior at all times.”

  • This Homecoming Queen Kicks Butt

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    After school dances, most girls like to preserve their blowouts and perfectly applied makeup for as long as possible. But minutes after Mary Kate Smith is crowned homecoming queen of South Jones High School in Mississippi on Sept. 26, she’ll wash her face, throw her hair into a braid, and suit up to play in the football game, according to Yahoo Style. The 17-year-old senior recently made the squad as the football team’s kicker, which makes her something of a rarity. As of 2012, fewer than 2,000 girls played football nationwide. For the last two years, peers had encouraged her to try out — she has an amazing foot, able to nail 35- to 40-yard field goals. Her natural kicking talent comes from years of playing soccer, and she has even committed to play for University of Southern Mississippi next year. 

  • Another NFL player arrested, accused of abuse

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    After 10 days in which the NFL has been forced to come to terms with the specter of domestic violence among some high-profile players, Arizona running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on allegations of two incidents of aggravated assault that occurred over the summer. The Cardinals have deactivated Dwyer from all team activities, according to Yahoo Sports. The Phoenix Police Department indicated that the incidents involving Dwyer's wife and 18-month-old child took place over the summer on July 21 and 22. Dwyer's wife left the state of Arizona shortly afterward and took their child with her. According to Phoenix police, Dwyer admitted to the incidents but denied any assault took place.

  • Kevin Durant respects David Ash walking away from football

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    From one Longhorn to another, Kevin Durant supports Texas quarterback David Ash. Ash announced Wednesday that he will  give up football after struggling with concussion symptoms throughout his career in Austin. Durant, who played his only season of college basketball at Texas, sent out a heartfelt message via Twitter supporting Ash's decision.