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Blackward Thinking: Forget Who’s “Black Enough,” It’s Time To Address The Big Black Elephant In The Room

Blackward Thinking: Forget Who’s “Black Enough,” It’s Time To Address The Big Black Elephant In The Room

Forget who’s “black enough,” it’s time to address the big black elephant in the room — and acknowledge what we really mean when we talk about the NFL, violence and race. by Carl Banks On Wednesday, a report surfaced that a rift has developed inside the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks’ locker room — purportedly due to a certain […]

Report: Rice Video Was Sent To NFL

Report: Rice Video Was Sent To NFL

  Source: ESPN ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn’t see the violent images until this week. The official played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL […]

Greg Oden Arrested, Accused Of Punching Ex-Girlfriend

Greg Oden Arrested, Accused Of Punching Ex-Girlfriend

Source: Bill McCleery and Matthew Glenesk, Indianapolis Star / USA Today NBA player Greg Oden was arrested in Lawrence, Ind. this morning, accused of punching his ex-girlfriend. The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 7200 block of Maple Bluff Place, according to a Lawrence Police Department report. Officers arrived at the home to find the victim […]

Biogenesis’ Tony Bosch Surrenders To DEA

Biogenesis’ Tony Bosch Surrenders To DEA

Source: Mike Fish and T.J. Quinn / ESPN WESTON, Fla. — A year to the day that Major League Baseball handed down more than a dozen suspensions in the Biogenesis scandal, highlighted by that of embattled slugger Alex Rodriguez, federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents conducted an early Tuesday morning roundup that led to charges against the former clinic’s founder, Anthony […]

Michael Strahan Inducted Into NFL Hall Of Fame

Michael Strahan Inducted Into NFL Hall Of Fame

Source: ABC News CANTON, Ohio — Leave it to Michael Strahan and his familiar gap-toothed grin for bringing the laughs in closing the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony honoring the seven-member 2014 class of inductees Saturday night. The defensive end cracked he was still a little scared of former New York Giants teammate Lawrence Taylor. Strahan […]

What Coach K Told LeBron Before His Decision: ‘You Don’t Owe Anybody, You Owe Yourself’

What Coach K Told LeBron Before His Decision: ‘You Don’t Owe Anybody, You Owe Yourself’

Source: Nick Schwartz / USA Today Mike Krzyzewski has become a mentor to LeBron James since taking the United States men’s national team job in 2006, and Coach K’s message for LeBron James before he decided to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers was simple: do what’s right for you. Krzyzewski, who will lead Team USA at the FIBA Basketball World Cup […]

LeBron’s Decision: I’m Going Back To Cavs

LeBron’s Decision: I’m Going Back To Cavs

Source: ESPN LeBron James is heading back to Cleveland. The four-time league MVP told SI.com on Friday that he is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. “My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball,” James told SI.com in a first-person essay. “I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.” For James, it marks a complete turnaround from […]

Cavaliers Finally Remove Owner’s Spiteful LeBron Letter From Team Website

Cavaliers Finally Remove Owner’s Spiteful LeBron Letter From Team Website

Source: Chris Chase / USA Today The Cleveland Cavaliers must be serious about bringing LeBron James back to town. After almost four years, the team’s website has taken down owner Dan Gilbert’s infamous letter to fans, which was bitterly written in the hours after LeBron James went on live television to announce he was leaving his home […]

Agent To Heat: LeBron Opting Out

Agent To Heat: LeBron Opting Out

Source: ESPN LeBron James‘ agent, Richie Paul, has informed the Miami Heat that James will exercise his early termination option and become an unrestricted free agent. James had June 30 to decide whether to opt out of the final two years of his contract with the Heat. He was scheduled to make $20 million next season. After […]

Rare Medical Conditions Ends Basketball Career Of NBA Draft Prospect Isaiah Austin

Rare Medical Conditions Ends Basketball Career Of NBA Draft Prospect Isaiah Austin

Source: ESPN Former Baylor star Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition and will not be able to pursue a career in the NBA, it was announced Sunday. The 20-year-old Austin, who had been projected as a late first-round pick, underwent a standard physical at the NBA combine where his EKG test revealed an […]

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