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Get Gisele a Roger Goodell clown shirt. Tom Brady’s wife absolutely lost it after Brady and the New England Patriots completed a 25-point comeback in Super Bowl LI and beat the Falcons, 34-28. In Brady’s family box, Gisele was cheering and screaming, as shown all over the Fox Sports broadcast. But what they didn’t show was Gisele’s rousing celebration after a fan showed her a Goodell clown shirt, made by Barstool Sports to mock the NFL commissioner. Watch Gisele point at the shirt and cheer immediately after the Patriots’ win.
The time has come for the Los Angeles Lakers to trade Lou Williams. That’s not a statement that I make lightly. I wrote a piece back in December making the claim that Williams is the Lakers’ best player, and that hasn’t changed. When he’s on, Williams is absolutely electric. He can score the ball with the best of them, firing up jumpers that would be bad shots for anyone else, but for him they find they find the bottom. His graceful floater in the lane is nearly automatic; a thing of beauty that confounds opposing bigs. Then, of course, there are the fouls. Somehow, game after game, Williams mesmerizes defenders and baits them into reaching in right when he wants them to. He shoots 5.9 free throws
Although Darrelle Revis’ lawyer insists that the New York Jets star cornerback did nothing wrong and was trying to remove himself from an alleged fight in Pittsburgh last weekend, authorities disagreed. Revis was charged with robbery, terroristic threats, conspiracy and aggravated assault, after he was reportedly involved in a fight on the south side of Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety put out a statement on the incident and the charges (via NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo).
Never let it be said that Australian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard isn’t a woman of her word. “American Horror Story” season 7 will be about the 2016 election Bouchard made good on her Super Bowl bet with a 20-year-old fan and Twitter user, John Goehrke. During the big game earlier this month, when the Atlanta Falcons were ahead by a large margine, Goehrke tweeted at Bouchard, “if patriots win we go on a date?” An overconfident Bouchard responded, “Sure.” She later tweeted, “Lesson learned. Never bet against Tom Brady.” Bouchard honored the friendly wager by taking Goehrke to a Nets game in Brooklyn on Wednesday night. They sat courtside, posed for pictures and posted on social media throughout
It’s been about a week since Chris Long announced he would not be going to the Trump White House with his New England Patriots teammates to celebrate their Super Bowl victory, which is plenty of time for the haters to come out of the woodwork. But it also has given Long more than enough time to come up with rebuttals to every one of their arguments, which he did via Twitter on Thursday night. “Heard it all this week…if you don’t want to hear about the dumb s — t I’ve heard…mute away, but it’s good,” he tweeted to kick things off. What then followed was a takedown more glorious that any tackle the defensive end ever has made in his nine-year NFL career. According to the Patriots’ website, Long
Tell me, why are you going to win Survivor: Game Changers?CIRIE FIELDS: I will win Survivor: Game Changers because good isn’t good enough. What the hell are you doing out here again?I have not closed the loop on my Survivor experience.
It turns out the guy who won a Super Bowl bet with tennis star Genie Bouchard and went on a date with her is normal...and he will be getting a second date.
Are the Atlanta Braves among the MLB teams poised for a turnaround this season? Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Baseball season is always good for some surprises. Which MLB teams will provide those in 2017? Why do the Braves have reason to be hopeful? Will MLB’s longest active postseason drought come to an end? What surprises will come out of the NL West? Will Chicago’s other team step up to rival the Cubs? For the sake of this list, we’ll stay positive. Who do we expect to be surprisingly good? Which eight MLB teams are poised to surprise in 2017? Atlanta Braves The Braves have not enjoyed a lot of success over the last three seasons. So, why the optimism? It really comes down to how the 2016 record
By now, you’ve surely heard about the feud between beloved former New York Knicks player Charles Oakley and not-so-beloved owner James Dolan. • Oakley got into a shoving match with Madison Square Garden security after allegedly “going after” Dolan during a nationally televised game last week. • Oakley denied doing anything wrong, suggesting Dolan sent security to do his bidding.
Tony Romo will have a new football home in 2017, it's only a matter of where and when. Whether he's released or traded by the Dallas Cowboys, it's clear Romo and his $24.7 million cap hit for next season are no longer a fit for the only NFL team he's known. But Romo would plug in nicely to a lot of other lineups around the league. Here are eight destinations that make sense on various levels: Houston Texans: This is a potentially perfect marriage and, according to an ESPN report, Romo’s top choice. He would join a team that's won the maligned AFC South the past two years despite a 9-7 record and woeful quarterback contributions each time. Houston's primary offensive weapons (RB Lamar Miller and
Twitter had a bit of a field day with a photo shoot the four Warriors All-Stars did Friday. Of course, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson didn’t necessarily decide their own outfits and certainly didn’t pick the background. So it’s easy to wonder if Twitter went a bit wild over very little. But it’s also easy to admit some of the tweets about their photo shoot are humorous.
Andrew McCutchen did a lot of reflection in the offseason. This offseason, there were a lot of questions about Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates. McCutchen knows, because he’s been asking himself those same questions.
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are still the top two men’s players in the world, respectively, and Roger Federer won his 18th Grand Slam at the Australian Open last month. But none of those players, in Boris Becker’s mind, are the favorites to win the French Open. Rafael Nadal is the man to beat in Roland Garros. It’s not such a bold pick from Becker, considering that Nadal has won eight of his first 10 matches in 2017 and reached the final of the Australian Open, falling just three games shy of his 15th major. The Spaniard has also had unprecedented success in Paris, winning the French Open a record nine times. But the undisputed “King of Clay”—nobody has ever been better on that surface—hasn’t
(Julio Cortez/AP) Chris Long is one of several New England Patriots who has said he would not visit President Donald Trump's White House after winning the Super Bowl. The decision has opened Long and the others up to criticism from people who think
The most exciting part of any NBA Draft is trying to project how successful a player will be at the next level. While it’s almost impossible, analysts do their best to assess a prospect’s strengths and weaknesses, usually finding an existing NBA player who is a good comparison. A lot of times, as we all know, the assessments made on draft day end up being way, way off. Some kind soul on Twitter decided to make some revisionist history of their own by altering a screen shot of Kobe’s draft day profile to make it a little more ... well ... honest. See for yourself. The Photoshop work is exquisite -- it really passes for the real thing. But, alas, the idea of Kobe coming into the NBA known as a
St. Louis Blues Jake Allen called it a “weird rule,” and it resulted in one of the weirdest saves of the NHL season: Allen, stopping the puck without wearing his goalie mask. According to the NHL rulebook, if goalie loses his mask and his team doesn’t have control of the puck, play is stopped “if there is no immediate and impending scoring opportunity.” If the referee determines the goalie lost his mask on purpose to stop play, it can result in a minor penalty. Against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, Allen’s mask broke and he was forced to doff his helmet.
UFC president Dana White on Friday made Georges St-Pierre‘s return to the Octagon official. While he fell short of naming a timeline or opponent for St-Pierre, White confirmed the former champion's comeback to the L.A. Times following an earlier report this week by MMAFighting.com citing unnamed sources. St-Pierre stepped away from the sport in November of 2013 after making the ninth consecutive defense of his UFC welterweight championship.
Chatter among the fighting classes this week that the first ‘billion-dollar’ prize fight could shortly be delivered between unbeaten (and supposedly retired) boxer Floyd Mayweather Jnr and mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor is nothing new. It follows in a long line of novelty cross-code contests. Most who enter the boxing ring from other spheres are imposters turning the events into freak shows.
Prospect from Toledo area grew up a Tigers fan, now battling to make roster LAKELAND, Fla. – Standing in the Tigers clubhouse in Tiger Town, wearing a Tigers cap, A.J. Achter looked around and smiled like a kid. A kid who used to sit in the stands and watch this team play. “This is the team I grew up rooting for,” said Achter, a relief pitcher who is fighting for a roster spot. “It’s pretty dang cool, just putting on the uniform.” Achter, 28, owns a house in Brighton. His wife, Kaiti, is a Michigan State grad and former Detroit Pride cheerleader who is taking nursing classes at Eastern Michigan. And he named his dog Izzy after MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo as a show of honor and respect. “Obviously,
With position players set to report to Camelback Ranch on Monday, the Dodgers have yet to announce the signings of second baseman Chase Utley and outfielder Franklin Gutierrez. The team needs to clear space for them on the 40-man roster, although one spot has opened up. The Dodgers have sold the contract of infielder/outfielder Darin Ruf to the Samsung Lions of the Korean Baseball Organization, the Lions announced. Ruf is expected to earn $1.1 million, and has an opportunity for more playing time. Ruf joined the Dodgers this winter from Philadelphia. He arrived with outfielder Darnell Sweeney in exchange for veteran Howie Kendrick. The Dodgers were able to shed Kendrick’s $10-million salary,