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NFL Player Suspended 6 Games Over Domestic Assault Claims

August 12, 2017 |

Ezekiel Elliott won’t be playing in the first six games of the upcoming NFL season, due to domestic violence accusations from his ex-girlfriend. Tiffany Thompson says that the Dallas Cowboys running back physically attacked her multiple times in July of last year. Though the city attorney’s office ultimately declined to…
Newser

Football Team Needed a Player, and a 5-Foot-2 Girl Stepped Up

August 10, 2017 |

ESPN has a lengthy feature on a high school football team in Texas, but Friday Night Lights this isn’t. The story is about a team in tiny Harrold, Texas, where the schools are so small they play a six-man version of the game on a shorter field. Players often line…
Newser

NFL Player Wrongly ID’d as Shoplifter, Cut From Team

July 26, 2017 |

“Lucky” Whitehead’s first name hasn’t proved prescient lately, though he doesn’t bear any fault in the most recent matter. Whitehead (whose real first name is Rodney, per NBC News ), who used to be a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, was cut from the team Monday during training camp…
Newser

TMZ

Reggie Jackson Loves Aaron Judge But ‘Half Season Doesn’t Make a Great Player’

July 25, 2017 |

Aaron Judge is killin’ it, but don’t go retiring his number just yet … so says Yankees legend Reggie Jackson who says the rookie phenom still has a lot more to prove. Mr. October was RAVING about Judge when we ran into him at LAX —  saying…

TMZ.com

Pro Poker Player Wins $1M Weight Loss Bet With Friends

July 21, 2017 |

It can be hard to lose weight without the proper motivation. It turns out a million dollars is proper motivation. ABC News report professional poker player Walter Fisher made a $ 1 million bet with his friends to reach his goal weight—and won. After a four-week gambling hot streak collapsed…
Newser

White House Calls Spicer ‘Team Player’ for Resignation

July 21, 2017 |

During the first White House press briefing since Sean Spicer’s resignation—and first on-camera briefing this month—new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci named Sarah Huckabee Sanders as Spicer’s permanent replacement for press secretary. Both Huckabee Sanders and Scaramucci had praise for “team player” Spicer and his decision to…
Newser

As its losses and debt grow, can Frontier remain a player in the phone business?

July 18, 2017 |

Before Frontier Communications took over Verizon’s California landlines last year, the company insisted that it knew how to make money from aging phone networks that bigger telecom companies didn’t know what to do with.

“We’ve done well so far,” a Frontier spokesman told me in 2015, dismissing…


L.A. Times – Business

Cowboys Player Says Burglars Stole His Puppy

July 18, 2017 |

Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead is asking for help locating his pitbull Blitz after burglars took the dog and demanded a $ 10,000 ransom. Whitehead tells NBC 5 in Dallas that he was in Florida last week when Blitz was taken from his Texas home, along with some shoes and…
Newser

Rafael Nadal Just Did What No Other Player Has Done

June 11, 2017 |

Rafael Nadal won his record 10th French Open title Sunday, beating No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in straight sets as he continued his career-long dominance on clay courts. That he won his 10th French Open is no small stat, notes the AP : That is more than any man or woman has…
Newser

TMZ

Guess Who This Tiny Tennis Player Turned Into!

May 25, 2017 |

Before this little superstar was serving up a big game on the court, she was just another tiny tennis player growing up in Nyagan, Russia. Can you guess who she is?

TMZ.com