Tennis star James Blake has agreed to drop his right to sue New York after he was mistakenly arrested and tackled by police. In exchange, a legal fellowship will be created in his name that will bolster the work of the city's police watchdog agency. The city and Blake's attorney announced the agreement Wednesday. The fellow will serve two-year terms and the city will fund it for six years. Blake's legal team also received about $175,000 that included travel expenses for the 37-year-old Blake. Surveillance video showed an officer charging at Blake in September 2015 before grabbing him by the arm and taking him to the ground in a case of mistaken identity. An internal case against the officer is
NBA frenzy season is upon us. Trades are going down right and left. One barely heralded piece of the puzzle? Dwight Howard got traded to Charlotte. Lol. Remember when Dwight Howard was good? Or, rather, remember when he was playing in a league where he could actually contribute to a good team? Let’s rewind a bit. In the summer of 2013, Dwight Howard hit the free agency market. He only took meetings with five teams: The Lakers, Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, and Warriors. He was the hottest free agent on the market. He was as hot as fire, but if fire could somehow help a team chase a ring. Chris Paul had already re-upped with the Clippers (who had just brought on Doc Rivers). But,
Yes, the Washington Capitals boast a workhorse star in Braden Holtby, but as they hope to remain elite through a challenging summer, having a strong backup like Philipp Grubauer could be crucial. The good news is that former Capitals GM George McPhee reportedly is not picking Grubauer, instead opting to select intriguing defenseman Nate Schmidt. Multiple outlets report that Schmidt is bound for the Vegas Golden Knights, from TSN’s Pierre LeBrun to the Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan.