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NFL Players Union Appeals Ray Rice Suspension

AP | Andrew Hart | September 16, 2014 | Sports
BALTIMORE (AP) — The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night. Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the NFL's personal conduct policy after he was charged with assault following a Feb. 15 altercation with his then-fiancee in a casino elevator.

'One Blow Could Change.. Life': Boxer Overcame Rough Childhood To Become Inspiring Athlete

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | September 16, 2014 | Good News
This boxer's strong will and spirit both inside and outside the ring pushed him to shatter expectations and become a winning athlete. Bobby Hornsby, 24, of Atlanta, Georgia, was confronted with a host of challenges growing up. When he was 2 years old, his mother left his physically and verbally...

Anheuser-Busch, Visa Voice Disapproval Of NFL

AP | Benjamin Hart | September 16, 2014 | Sports
Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising. Anheuser-Busch said Tuesday that it has spoken with the NFL about concerns related to recent incidents that are sparking outcry from fans, including...

NFL Sponsor Anheuser-Busch 'Disappointed And Increasingly Concerned' With League

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | September 16, 2014 | Sports
Anheuser-Busch, a major NFL sponsor, issued a statement on Tuesday expressing its disappointment with the league in the wake of several recent off-the-field controversies: NFL beer sponsor, Anheuser-Busch, issues strong statement pic.twitter.com/HybXHjymDr— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) September 16, 2014 The league...

FIBA Eases Ban On Sikh Turbans, Headgear Following Criticism

AP | Antonia Blumberg | September 16, 2014 | Religion
MIES, Switzerland (AP) - Basketball's governing body has relaxed rules banning players wearing headgear after criticism it discriminated on religious grounds. FIBA says it launched a two-year trial before possibly deciding on permanent rule changes after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Existing rules prohibit "headgear, hair accessories and jewelry,"...

Giancarlo Stanton Shares Gruesome Instagram Photo Of Facial Injury (WARNING: GRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | September 16, 2014 | Sports
Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton shared a gruesome image of the aftermath from being hit in the face with a fastball last week to Instagram. The 24-year-old needed to be taken off the field by stretcher last Thursday after taking a pitch to the face from Milwaukee Brewers starter Mike...

Vikings Fan Shuts Down Popular Message Board Following Adrian Peterson Revelations

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | September 16, 2014 | Sports
After initially receiving praise for their prompt suspension of Adrian Peterson following allegations of child abuse, the Minnesota Vikings reversed course, reinstated the star running back, and are now the subject of renewed criticism. A healthy amount of criticism has come from the Vikings' own...

Senator To Introduce Legislation To Revoke NFL's Tax Breaks Over Washington Football Team Name

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | September 16, 2014 | Politics
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) announced on Tuesday that she plans to introduce legislation that would revoke the NFL’s tax-exempt status unless the league’s owners put pressure on the Washington football team to change the team's name. According to The Washington Post, Cantwell was joined by Native American chiefs...

Grand Jury To Decide Whether NASCAR's Tony Stewart Will Be Charged In Death Of Kevin Ward Jr.

AP | Michael Klopman | September 16, 2014 | Sports
The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said Tuesday he made the decision to present the case...

High School Football Players Say They Were Victims Of Racist Prank

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | September 16, 2014 | Black Voices
High school football players in New Jersey say they were the targets of a racist locker room prank involving bananas, prompting an investigation by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. The incident occurred prior to a football game in nearby Summit on Saturday, when the North...

Minnesota Governor Says Vikings Should Suspend Adrian Peterson

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | September 16, 2014 | Sports
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton disagrees with the Minnesota Vikings' handling of the situation involving child abuse allegations against star running back Adrian Peterson. Dayton issued a statement on Tuesday, calling on the Vikings to suspend the 2012 NFL MVP "until the accusations of child abuse have been resolved...

If Grown Men Acted Like Little Kids On Fishing Trips

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | September 16, 2014 | Parents
In this latest episode of "Kid Snippets," from YouTube comedy channel Bored Shorts TV, kids teach us how to fish. Listen to one kid impart some very important wisdom on the art and science of catching a big one. And then watch that entire lesson...

Reggie Bush Defends Adrian Peterson, Says He 'Harshly' Disciplines His 1-Year-Old Daughter

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | September 16, 2014 | Sports
While defending Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson amid child abuse allegations, Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush said on Tuesday that, in some situations, he will "harshly" discipline his 1-year-old daughter. "I most definitely discipline my daughter. I have a 1-year-old daughter and I discipline her," Bush said...

Bryan Cranston Acts Out Baseball's Greatest Moments, Knocks Them Out Of The Park

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | September 16, 2014 | Sports
It's no secret that Bryan Cranston grew up a hardcore Dodgers fan. So his dead-on imitation of Kirk Gibson hitting his historic homer in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series should come as no surprise. Image via For The Win...

This LSU Fraternity Has A Terrible Sense Of Humor

Tyler Kingkade | September 16, 2014 | College
The Louisiana State University chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon will end its "rich tradition" of hanging offensive game day banners, after hanging ones that mocked Michael Sam's sexuality, the Aurora, Colorado, shooting massacre and the 1970 killing of four Kent State University students by the National Guard, all...

Two Fighters Knock Each Other Down With Shots To The Groin -- At Same Time

Ron Dicker | September 16, 2014 | Sports
If what happened above in the documentary "Fight Church" was truly ordained, as one combatant says, the Lord does indeed work in mysterious ways. Watch as two fighters simultaneously knock each other down with strikes to the groin during a Muay Thai kickboxing match at Victory...

Football Player Plays Dead During Fake Punt, No One Notices

Ryan Grenoble | September 16, 2014 | Sports
If you really want to sell a trick play, you have to go all in. And if that means playing dead when the ball is snapped, so be it. During Saturday's game against Miami, Arkansas State wide receiver Booker Mays attempted to breathe new life into a fake...

Rachel Maddow Takes Down NFL Execs For 'Haphazard, Random' Approach To Domestic Violence Cases

Catherine Taibi | September 16, 2014 | Media
Rachel Maddow came down hard on the NFL Monday night over its handling of the multiple domestic violence cases that now have the league under intense scrutiny. Maddow criticized the NFL's "haphazard, random approach" to the issue of "star players who beat their wives and children." She cited the...

Derek Jeter Makes Elderly Fan's Day With A Photo And A Wave (VIDEO)

Thomas McKenna | September 16, 2014 | Sports
Derek Jeter was not in the lineup for the Yankees' matchup against the Rays on Monday night, but he still managed to make one fan's day during the game. An elderly woman at Tropicana Field sought out the Yankees captain for a photograph while he was standing in...

Intervention Program That Accepted Ray Rice Is Rare In Domestic Assault Cases

Michael Klopman | September 16, 2014 | Sports
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice entered after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases — but whether that means he got special treatment depends who you ask. Only 70 of the more than 15,000...
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