Just when it seemed like the response to National Hockey League star Ryan Getzlaf’s use of a homophobic and sexist slur couldn’t get any more disappointing... it just got more disappointing. Getzlaf, who is the captain of the Anaheim Ducks, was fined $10,000 after calling a referee a “cocksucker” during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Friday. Many believe he got off too easily, considering the fine is just a drop in the bucket of his yearly $9 million salary and that another player, Andrew Shaw, was suspended by the NHL and sent to sensitivity training last year when he called an official an anti-gay slur.
The LeBron James vs. Kobe Bryant debate emerged somewhat out of the blue on Tuesday when TNT analyst Charles Barkley said that James would need to beat the Warriors (again) just to draw level with Bryant's status. Scottie Pippen is keeping that conversation going. Pippen appeared on Wednesday's SportsCenter to discuss LeBron and the NBA playoffs. The comparison of Kobe vs. LeBron came up, and Pippen didn't hesitate before ranking Kobe ahead of LeBron. He said: "I don't think he's surpassed Kobe at all, no. And I don't think he should be compared to either of those players (Jordan and Kobe) because they're playing different positions. Kobe and Michael are both 2 guards. They're both scorers. They're
There were 27 world records set at the Rio Olympics last year – from swimming to weightlifting, archery to cycling. These were as thrilling as they were expected. “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” is the Olympic model after all – Latin for “Faster, Higher, Stronger.”