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    Former Major League Baseball star Johnny Damon was arrested on charges of DUI in Florida on Friday with police claiming that he blew three times the legal limit. The former Boston Red Sox star was pulled over by the Orlando area Windermere Police Department just after 8 a.m. and officers said that Damon appeared intoxicated during the stop, TMZ reported. When asked if he had been drinking, Damon reportedly told police “just a little bit” while “motioning with his left hand and fingers in a small pinching motion.” Damon also reportedly told police that he was at “London House,” which he described as “it’s a guy who had a lot of money … we’re just having a good time there.” A police report notes that the 47-year-old former player’s blood alcohol registered “greater than or equal to .20.” However, later reports claimed that the level was .30, more than three...
    Indiana’s Valparaiso University announced it is dropping its team name, the Crusaders, because “hate groups” often embrace the word to describe themselves. The college said it was canceling its team name and all logos and mascots associated with it in a Thursday statement. “The negative connotation and violence associated with the Crusader imagery are not reflective of Valpo’s mission, and values, which promote a welcoming and inclusive community,” interim president Colette Irwin-Knott said in a statement. “This is the decision that best reflects our values and community.” The school’s student senate and the faculty passed resolutions calling for the nickname to be dropped and a new name to be chosen. “Valpo is and always has been a faith-based institution, and we want to make sure our symbolism is in alignment with our beliefs and speaks to the core values of the Lutheran ethos,” Irwin-Knott added. “At Valpo, we strive to...
    Despite hopes for its new radio lineup, ratings for ESPN Radio have collapsed 53 percent in the fall ratings period, according to reports. The dismal ratings come on the heels of the network’s unveiling of a new slate of shows in the morning, afternoon, and early evening drive-time slots. The new lineup, though, has not met with success among the important demographic of men 25-54, according to the ratings reported by OutKick. Last January, ESPN celebrated a small eight percent rise in the ratings, however, since that time it lost two of its highest-rated hosts, Will Cain and Stephen A. Smith. Another known host, Dan Le Batard, also left the network last year. It also does not help that the coronavirus has eliminated so many jobs and drive-time radio has suffered so badly in the ratings because no one is driving home to listen. One-shot in the dark appears to...
    A source to the New York Post reports that Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving’s three-game absence is related to the riots that took place at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. On Friday, Nets coach Steve Nash only told the media that Irving was staying on the sidelines for “personal reasons,” the New York Post reported. “I messaged with Ky, but I want to keep all that stuff private,” Nash said. “We don’t have any decision on Sunday yet. But we’ll deal with that and figure it out before we go on Sunday. “Like I said, sorry, we’re just going to keep that between us,” Nash added. “It was a personal matter, so we’re going to keep it personal, and respect privacy.” Other sources claim that Irving is also still upset that no members of the Louisville Police Department have been seriously punished for the death of Breonna Taylor. Nash also...
    U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams has asked L.A. Lakers star, LeBron James, to take the coronavirus vaccine in public to “lead by example.” “LeBron James, I know you’ve been a big supporter of masks,” Adams told KTLA. “I want to know when you’re going to take the shot. Not the basketball shot, but the COVID shot.” “Because I did it because I know it’s safe, and we want to make sure people understand this is how we end the pandemic,” Adams said. Adams insisted that if LeBron took the vaccine, then others might have confidence in the medicine. “That’s how we promote confidence,” Adams exclaimed. “We want people to lead by example.” Adams also said that if the players were out in front it would be a big help. “Take the shot, LeBron,” Adams concluded. “Take the shot. And encourage people to go to TheFightIsInUs.org, LeBron, and give plasma...
    Las Vegas Raiders right tackle Trent Brown hit the field, Sunday, wearing a Black Lives Matter facemask during pregame warmups. Brown’s facemask featured a militant raised fist formed into its protective grill: Trent Browns facemask is ???? @Trent pic.twitter.com/n1YxiVLaTK — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 13, 2020 The 27-year-old Brown only used special helmet grill during the pre-game because the NFL has outlawed specially designed uniforms and equipment. During the game, Brown used his regulation equipment. Brown has spent the last few weeks on the reserve/COVID list after a positive coronavirus test, and a calf injury before that. Brown’s return didn’t help the Raiders top the Colts, though. Indianapolis smashed the Raiders in a 44 to 27 final Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.
    A Columbus, Ohio, nightclub was cited for breaking coronavirus restrictions after allowing more than 500 people into a Saturday concert given by R&B singer Trey Songz. Authorities cited the Aftermath nightclub for improper conduct and disorderly activities for serving alcohol, and for not requiring masks and social distancing by their patrons, according to Variety. “Basically, it was just a concert environment,” said Ohio Investigative Unit enforcement commander Eric Wolf. “If you had taken that event and put it in 2019, it would have been pretty much the same concert, same event that was taking place last night.” “As far as the size of the crowd, the complete disregard for department of health orders, yes this is the extreme side,” Wolf continued. Wolf added that his office referred the case to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission to review the violations for possible revocation of the nightclub’s operations licenses. Photos of the...
    As boxing great Mike Tyson prepares for his bout with Roy Jones, Jr., the champ posted a hilarious Thanksgiving video in which he chomps on one of Jones’ ears. While most of America was preparing for a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving, Tyson appeared in a video where he was seen carving up a cake shaped like Jones’s head. Tyson even slices off the cake’s ear to snack on in his video he titled “Thanksgiving with the Tysons.” You’ll recall that Tyson made himself notorious when he was disqualified for biting off a part of Evander Holyfield’s ear during the Holyfield vs. Tyson II fight in 1997. Starting off calling the Jones-shaped cake a “turkey,” the 54-year-old former heavyweight champion jokes that it “Tastes so much better than Evander’s.” Saturday’s bout will be the first time Tyson has been in the ring for a sanctioned match since his 2006 match...
    On Wednesday, South Australia instituted a strict ban on outdoor activities, gyms, and even dog walking, as part of new restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The Australian state banned weddings and funerals, shut down schools, closed gyms and exercise places, canceled sports, and closed restaurants, according to Bloomberg. The government also told residents they could not walk dogs, jog, or engage in any other outdoor exercise. South Australian health officials described the draconian lockdown as a “circuit breaker,” and Premier Steven Marshall insisted the restrictions are meant “to go hard, go early, but get out of it as quickly as we can” to tamp down the rising cases of the virus. Marshall added that the virus is mutating and is worrisome because it is less obvious to the infected. “It’s a real worry, especially because people who become infected are not showing the typical symptoms that we...
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have now been given the green light to clear Pro Bowl receiver Antonio Brown from the suspended list just in time for the run up to the playoffs, Pro Football Talk reported. Brown signed with the Bucs on Oct. 27, despite his claims that he was going to retire from the NFL. Brown, though, could not hit the field right away because he was still forced to fulfill several weeks of suspensions for multiple off-field incidents. In January, the 32-year-old player faced a possible life sentence for felony burglary with battery after being arrested for an assault of a truck driver in Florida. He was also ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation over the incident. The team also made several other roster moves with Brown’s return, including signing offensive lineman John Molchon to the practice squad. Running back Kenjon Barner was also moved off the...
    Nebraska’s Republican Senator, Ben Sasse, decided to take a moment Wednesday to slam the “miserable cheater” Houston Astros during the committee hearings assessing Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Sen. Sasse went on a roaring tangent during the proceedings to tear the Astros down as cheats. “I’d like to talk about the Houston Astros who are miserable cheaters,” Sasse said at the outset. “All baseball fans know the Houston Astros cheat. They steal signs. They bang on cans. They’ve done a whole bunch of miserable things historically,” Sasse continued as he warmed to the theme. “They deserve to be punished, probably more than they have been,” he added. Both Senators from the Lone Star State soon jumped in with a bit of bemused crosstalk, and Sasse joked that it was their prerogative if they wanted to “defend cheating.” But even as his colleagues tried to interrupt because...
    NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana is said to have fought off a home invader who reportedly tried to grab one of his grandchildren on Saturday. A thus-far unidentified woman reportedly tried an unlocked door and walked into the home Montana and his wife were staying in at around 5 p.m. on Saturday, according to TMZ. The Los Angeles Police report that the intruder allegedly grabbed a baby out of someone’s arms and went into another room of the house. The police say that the 64-year-old Montana and his wife, Jennifer, quickly confronted the woman and took the child back. The woman then fled the house. But officers rapidly grabbed her up because they happened to be in the area on an unrelated call. TMZ reported that officials charged the 39-year-old suspect with kidnapping and burglary. Montana played for the San Francisco 49ers for 13 seasons through the 1980s...
    Arte Moreno, the owner of the Los Angeles Angels, told a gathering of Latino voters that it is “very necessary to vote for President Trump” in 2020. Speaking to a Latinos for Trump event in Phoenix, Arizona, on Monday, Moreno sought to rally Hispanic voters for the president, according to the Arizona Republic. “We all know where we’ve been,” Moreno told the group. “It’s necessary to focus on today and the future, and it’s very necessary to vote for President Trump.” The Vietnam veteran who parlayed his stake in Phoenix-based Outdoor Systems advertising in 1984 into an $8.3 billion stock sale in 1999, has been a big supporter of the Republican Party in general and Donald Trump in particular. “According to Federal Election Committee records, Moreno donated $5,400 to the Trump campaign in 2017, USA Today reported. “Since Jan. 1, 2019, he and wife Carole have contributed an additional $43,600...
    Teenaged singing duo, Chloe x Halle, performed the national anthem to kick off the NFL on Thursday Night while wearing shirts displaying pictures of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. The sister act hit a virtual stage to sing the anthem and delivered a soaring version of the song. But each chose an activist shirt to wear as they performed. Halle Bailey, 20, wore a shirt memorializing the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, and sporting the message “Rest in Power, George Floyd.” For her part, Chloe Bailey, 22, wore a shirt in honor of Kentucky woman, Breonna Taylor. Chloe’s shirt read, “Say Her Name, Breonna Taylor.” As the duo sang, the Kansas City Chiefs were on the sidelines linking arms. One player, Alex Okafor, took a knee. The Houston Texans, though, stayed in the locker room instead of taking the field during the anthem. Follow Warner Todd Huston on...
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has made the maximum personal donation allowable to Joe Biden’s campaign for president, according to Federal Election Commission records. The donation appears on the FEC’s website of itemized receipts for donations to the Biden for President committee, OutKick the Coverage reported. Biden has repeatedly come to China’s side during this latest run for the White House. Biden slammed the president for calling the coronavirus the “Chinese virus,” and recently said that Trump is “racist” for using the term. In other comments, Biden said that he wants to make China stronger. And a July 20 article about Biden’s energy plan noted that if the U.S. adopts Biden’s policies on energy it would be a “gift for China.” It is no wonder, then, that the NBA’s top man is supporting Biden for president in 2020, especially because the NBA has deep business ties to the Chinese Communist Party....
    Amazon, the world’s leading online retailer, has announced that it is joining the cancel culture effort by pulling all Redskins merchandise from its website. In an email notice to its associated sellers sent on Wednesday, the company said it will begin deleting Redskins merchandise. Sellers will have 48 hours to remove the products before Amazon does it for them, CNBC reported. The company also threatened distributors that failure to remove Redskins merchandise could result in the cancellation of accounts. “With the announcement from the Washington team and the NFL, we are removing products with the team’s name and logo from our stores,” the email said. “Failure to properly close or delete all restricted product listings from your inventory may result in deactivation.” Amazon’s move to eliminate Redskins merchandise comes on the heels of the team’s announcement that it is reviewing its nearly 90-year-old name and may be considering a new...
    U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams has urged people to wear masks, in part, to pave the way for a return to college sports. Adams was hoping to further popularize the idea of wearing masks in public, TMZ Sports noted. “Please, please, please wear a face-covering when you go out in public,” the Surgeon General said. “It is not an inconvenience. It is not a suppression of your freedom. It actually is a vehicle to achieve our goals. “If you want to see North Carolina beat Duke in person this year, wear a face covering,” he added. Recently the New Orleans Saints posted a tweet showing a photo of head coach Sean Payton with a photoshopped mask on his face and featuring a message reading, “Do your job… wear a mask.” Do Your Job
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