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King James blasts Sir Charles: ‘He’s stupid’

Nov 29, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Sports

Source Link: http://www.ajc.com/sports

CLEVELAND — LeBron James reacted strongly to Charles Barkley’s comments that the Cavaliers star isn’t showing respect for Cleveland fans and his teammates by discussing his possible free agency following the 2010 season.

“He’s stupid. That’s all I’ve got to say about that,” James said Friday night before the Cavaliers’ game against Golden State.

Barkley made the comments on TNT’s NBA studio show and Dan Patrick’s radio show.

“If I was LeBron James, I would shut the hell up,” the Hall of Famer said on Patrick’s show. “I’m a big LeBron fan. He’s a stud. You gotta give him his props. I’m getting so annoyed he’s talking about what he’s going to do in two years. I think it’s disrespectful to the game. I think it’s disrespectful to the Cavaliers.”

James, under contract for two more seasons, was bombarded with questions about his future when the Cavaliers visited New York to play the Knicks on Tuesday night.

The Cavaliers can offer him an extension as early as July 1, 2009. There has long been speculation James will eventually end up in one of the NBA’s larger markets and the Knicks have cleared salary-cap space in anticipation of the 2010 free-agent class.

“I think July 1, 2010, is a very big day,” James said when the Cavaliers were in New York. “It’s probably going to be one of the biggest days in free-agent history in the NBA. So a lot of teams are gearing up to try to prepare themselves to be able to put themselves in position to get one of the big free-agent market guys.”

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By Chris Chase

The Detroit Lions playing on Thanksgiving is every bit the holiday tradition as the Macy’s Day Parade, awkward dinner-time conversations and endless turkey leftovers. But the team’s ineptitude has led to a growing call that Detroit should have the Thanksgiving game stripped from its schedule in favor of a better matchup for the television-viewing audience. With the Lions entering this year’s game sporting an 0-11 record, the chorus will grow louder than ever. The NFL needs to ignore it. Detroit is the home of Thanksgiving football. Changing that would rob the league of one of it’s best traditions.

Maybe it’s my inner-Tevye, but tradition matters. There’s something to be said for the fact that the Lions began the NFL Thanksgiving game in 1934. (The Cowboys didn’t jump into the fray for another 32 years.) It started off as a promotional gimmick to draw interest to professional football which, at the time, lagged in popularity behind the college game. Since then, Thanksgiving football has been synonymous (for better or worse) with the Detroit Lions. (more…)

Posted By: Blood Seed
Source Link: http://www.desmoinesregister.com

A Carroll woman who was caught having sex in the men’s room at an Iowa Hawkeye football game in Minneapolis last weekend says she’d had so much wine before kickoff that she doesn’t remember walking into the restroom, the man she had sex with in a stall, or when the police opened the door.

What Lois Feldman, 38, will remember is the humiliation afterward.

“It’s ruined my life,” she said through tears today. “Not just the incident but the press.”

Feldman, a married mother of three, has been the target of Internet jokes and prank telephone calls today. She was fired this morning from an assisted living center, where she had been an administrator.

Feldman said her husband, Kelly, has been supportive. She said he faults himself for not going with her when she left her seat to use the restroom before halftime. (more…)

BY JOE HOSEY Joliet Herald News

MOTHER UPSET | Tells court she”ll allow visits if dad stops ”confusing” boy

Football tough guy Brian Urlacher dresses his son in pink Cinderella diapers and paints the 3-year-old”s toenails blue, the child”s mother charged in Will County court Tuesday.

The mother, Tyna Robertson, threatened to block Urlacher from seeing the boy if the beefy linebacker keeps it up.

Urlacher”s attorney, Anita Ventrelli, filed a motion trying to stop Robertson from keeping 3-year-old Kennedy away from Urlacher.

Robertson, in court for a hearing on the motion, said she would allow the visitation, as long as Urlacher puts away the Bears-blue nail polish and puts their son in gender appropriate pull-up diapers.

After the hearing, Robertson claimed her son has become confused by the toenail panting and wearing pull-ups designed for little girls. (more…)

Kevin Garnett Taunting Dude From The Raptors

Nov 12, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Sports

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Kevin Garrnet Basically Telling Dude You Don’t Want To Do That..

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Raiders cut ties with DeAngelo Hall after 8 games

Nov 6, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Sports

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By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP)—The Oakland Raiders’ decision to waive DeAngelo Hall just eight games after signing him to a $70 million contract brought surprised reactions from his teammates who now wonder even more about the future of the franchise.

“I’ve never been in a situation where you cut one of the best players,” said safety Gibril Wilson, another of the team’s offseason acquisitions. “That’s strange to me. It’s almost like we’re throwing in the towel.”

The Raiders waived Hall on Wednesday, bringing a disappointing end to a short tenure in Oakland. The Raiders sent a second-round draft pick in 2008 and a fifth-rounder next season to Atlanta in March to acquire Hall, who immediately was given a seven-year contract.

Hall was supposed to form one of the top cornerback duos in the league with Nnamdi Asomugha, but struggled from the start of the season as he adjusted to the Raiders’ man-to-man defense.

Hall had shown signs of improvement in recent weeks, but was let go anyway following a 24-0 loss to the Falcons that dropped Oakland to 2-6 on the season. (more…)

Fightin’ Phils are World Series champions

Oct 29, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Sports

By Joe Juliano
INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Source Link: http://www.philly.com


After 28 years, and two days of waiting for the rain to stop so that Game 5 of the World Series could resume, the wait is over.

The Phillies are the champions.

Pedro Feliz singled in pinch-runner Eric Bruntlett with the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, and Brad Lidge finished up a perfect year out of the bullpen by closing in the ninth to lift the Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies won all three games at the Bank to clinch the best-of-seven series, four games to one, and win their first World Series title since 1980. The fourth victory was the most difficult since the game had been suspended Monday night because of a cold, windblown rain after 51/2 innings with the score tied at 2.

J.C. Romero worked 11/3 innings to pick up the win. Lidge gave up a broken-bat single in the ninth to Dioner Navarro but struck out pinch-hitter Eric Hinske on three pitches amid a barrage of camera flashes to pick up the save, his 48th in 48 opportunities this season.

Lidge fell to his knees after the final out, and he was mobbed a split second later by his teammates.

Judging from the way the game progressed after it resumed at 8:40 p.m., the thought was that perhaps baseball should try more of these three-inning minigames. (more…)

Singletary heard loud and clear in debut

Oct 27, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Sports

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SAN FRANCISCO – Mike Singletary was so angry, he simply couldn’t contain himself. Eyes bugging out the way they did when the Hall of Fame middle linebacker prepared to knock heads back in the day, Singletary began the first postgame speech of his head coaching career before all of his players had reached the locker room.

Some members of the San Francisco 49ers were still trudging down the tunnel underneath the Candlestick Park stands, processing a 34-13 humiliation at the hands of the hapless Seattle Seahawks, when they heard Singletary’s loud and charged address to the team emanating from the locker room walls.

Once they entered, the latecomers froze and tried to blend into the background.

“There are some people in this room that don’t need to be here,” Singletary said pointedly. “We’ve got guys in here that are cancers. The thing about cancer cells is, they multiply. We’ve got to cut them out.”

Gulp.

If there was any doubt as to whether Singletary’s style would differ sharply from that of his mentor, friend and predecessor, Mike Nolan, it was dispelled on an emotional afternoon in which the Niners dressed in their resplendent throwback uniforms and were dressed down by their irate interim coach. (more…)

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By Tim McGlone
The Virginian-Pilot
© October 21, 2008

Michael Vick plans to plead guilty to state dogfighting charges in an effort to get an early release from federal prison and enter a halfway house, according to papers filed in Surry County Circuit Court.

If the plea deal goes as planned, it would help Vick overcome several obstacles in his goal to return to professional football next year.

Vick’s attorneys filed papers in the Circuit Court seeking permission to let Vick plead guilty via video-conference call from the federal prison in Leavenworth, Kan., where he is serving a two-year term for dog fighting.

The papers say that Vick needs to resolve his state charges before he can be eligible for entry into a halfway house. Vick’s scheduled release date is July 20 and the soonest he could enter a program is six months before that.

No court date has been set officially, but the Surry County Court next convenes on Nov. 5.

Surry County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gerald G. Poindexter has not been available for comment so far today.

Rays Chase Demons, And Red Sox, To Claim First Pennant

Oct 20, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Sports

By MARC LANCASTER | The Tampa Tribune
Source Link: http://www2.tbo.com

ST. PETERSBURG – Perhaps making it interesting to the point that everyone dismissed their chances was the only way for the Rays to do it.

It worked all season, as they proved their impressive spring training record could carry over into the regular season; as they recovered from a skid heading into the All-Star break many expected to finish them; as they responded to the loss of two of their best players in August by putting together their best month of the season.

Sunday night, with everyone expecting them to fold under the weight of the memory of that horrible collapse at Fenway Park, the Rays came up bigger than ever. In taking down the defending world champion Boston Red Sox 3-1 in a gripping Game 7 at Tropicana Field, the Rays made their most emphatic argument yet that they deserve everything they are getting.

Most immediately, they’ll take a trip to the World Series. The Philadelphia Phillies come to town Wednesday night for Game 1 at Tropicana Field, and the Rays can only hope to be considered underdogs once again.

“It takes going through adversity even more to see what you’re made of,” Cliff Floyd said in the midst of the revelry Sunday night. “Through the whole season, when it got tough, we got better.” (more…)

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