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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Ric Flair claims he masturbated twice a day, drank heavily every day for 20 years

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 He’s naughty by nature.

Ric Flair got very personal in ESPN’s “30 for 30” documentary about him.

The former WWE star said he masturbated twice a day and drank alcohol every day for more than ten years in “Nature Boy.”

He added that over the years he’s slept with “maybe 10,000” women.

“I probably took it real serious for about a day... I mean, I tried, but it just – I was miserable,” Flair said about monogamy in the documentary.

Flair also told an eye-opening story about his drinking habits.

“I’ll drink at least 10 beers, and probably five mixed drinks (every day),” Nature Boy said to a sports psychologist in the 1980s.

After learning that had been going on for 20 years, the psychologist said: “that’s not possible.”

“Oh yeah, it is,” Flair said in the documentary. “By the time I got through with that son of a b----, he was laying on the couch and I was on the chair talking to him.”

Former wrestler “Baby Doll” backed up Flair’s wild claims about drinking.

“There was hardly a day that he went without having at least several drinks. You can be an alcoholic and be fully functional. I never saw him show up at the show inebriated, but Flair could drink. How he still has a liver, I don’t know.”

Flair survived a death scare in August after suffering from "multiple organ problems."

“There’s no way I should be alive after some of the stuff I’ve done,” Flair said in the “Nature Boy.”
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Monday, 6 November 2017

Contest on MLB Players Association app lets fans take a swing at winning $1M while aiding hurricane relief

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 A new contest on the Major League Baseball Players Association’s app is a real hit with fans — and offers them a chance to help with hurricane relief.

Through Infield Chatter, an app created by the players themselves, the MLBPA has announced its $1 Million “Sweep The Series Challenge.”

The contest offers fans a shot at a cool million if they correctly predict World Series game scores and the Series MVP.

Players have touted the app, unveiled in April, as a great way for fans to get closer to the game and to interact with their favorite athletes.

“We’ve had a blast interacting on Infield Chatter so far this season, and we are pumped to be able to bring fans this incredible challenge for the postseason,” said World Series-bound Curtis Granderson of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The players union is also hoping to make an impact with the app.

For each download before the end of the World Series, the MLBPA will donate $5 in aid to disaster relief efforts in the Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico, the rest of the Caribbean and Mexico.

Several Puerto Rican players have used their platforms to help raise awareness and funds in the wake of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria.

The Sept. 20 storm crushed the U.S. territory.

Nearly 80% of the island’s 3.4 million residents remain without electricity and access to clean water is still a major problem for about a third of the population.

Granderson’s teammate, Enrique (Kik√©) Hernandez, has used his Twitter account to call for relief aid.

The San Juan-born utility player’s mother watched the final game of the National League Championship Series from a television set hooked up to a generator in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, Hernandez told the MLB Network.

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“She said, ‘I’m going to your grandparents,’ they got the generator going and we’re going to power on the TV and we’re going to watch that game,” he said.

Hernandez, 26, hit three home runs, including a grand slam, to help the Dodgers sail past the Chicago Cubs in an 11-1 win. They will face either the Yankees or the Houston Astros, who face off in game seven of the American League Championship Series Saturday night.
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Game 5, a World Series night for the ages, rekindled the magic of baseball

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 HOUSTON — In the end, after more than 400 pitches and more than five hours, after the Astros had somehow managed to make one Dodger lead after another disappear before the Astros made a three-run lead of their own disappear in the 9th inning, what you felt at Minute Maid Park was not just the power and magic of the World Series. You felt the amazing, timeless power of baseball.

It was not just that seven more home runs had been hit in baseball’s crazy home run season, to the point where you honestly feel that if you held a 2017 Big League ball in your hand, it would hum the way your cell phone does when you’re playing music on it. It was not just the comebacks, from both teams, and the way you honestly started to think that the two managers were going to start pulling guys out of the stands to pitch in relief.

It was this, as you sat there at Minute Maid and experienced Game 5 of this World Series, Astros 13 and Dodgers 12:

You knew this was a game, 10 innings of it and all those home runs of it and all those pitches and pitchers and lead changes and mood swings, that was not just exploding on social media the longer it went. It was the kind of World Series baseball game that the whole country would still be talking about the next day.

No other sport in this country was king on Sunday night and into Monday morning in Houston. Baseball was. The World Series was, all the way until Alex Bregman, a tough out who wears Jeter’s No. 2 and who plays third base for the Astros, had singled home a pinch-runner named Derek Fisher, in there for an old former Yankee catcher named Brian McCann, who had taken one for the team in the bottom of the 10th, when it was still 12-12 at Minute Maid Park.
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Alex Bregman (center) and his Astros teammates celebrated like kids at a Little League game at the end of the five-hour marathon in Houston.

No clock to run out on this night. No way to shorten a game that was tied by Chris Taylor at 12 at exactly 12 midnight in Houston. On Friday night, after Game 3, Astros manager A.J. Hinch had talked about how you use relief pitchers in big October games like these, the goal being to “get to 27 outs with the lead.”

Well, on Sunday night and into Monday morning, 27 wasn’t enough. The Astros needed to get 30 outs off the Los Angeles Dodgers, as tough and game in Game 5 as the Astros were. And the Dodgers? They could only get 29 off Houston, before there was one more two-out rally for the Astros, in the bottom of the 10th.

Back in 1986, we sure had a bottom of the 10th in a World Series, Game 6 of that one, Mets against the Red Sox, their own two-out rally, one that will live in New York baseball for as long as New York baseball is played. The Mets stayed alive that night in ’86. The Astros and Dodgers weren’t fighting to save their seasons the way the Mets were in ’86, just to get ahead three games to two. So the stakes weren’t like that. And yet? There had never been a World Series game like this, in this world.

The list of things to talk about, in a game that has the whole country talking baseball, is as endless as this game was. Not enough time, or space. Clayton Kershaw, the great Kershaw, had a 4-0 lead in Game 5. His lifetime record in games in which the Dodgers gave him a four-run, or more, cushion, was 100-1. It felt like a bit of a 100-to-1 shot that the Astros could come back on him. But come right back they did, in the bottom of the fourth, ringing him up for four runs, making it 4-4 in Game 5, before they chased him an inning later.
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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts jumped for joy with his players during one of the seesaw moments of Game 5 Sunday night.

“I think it’s crazy, man,” the gifted Astros shortstop Carlos Correa said afterward. “To just be part of it is such a blessing. These games are hard on me. I feel like I’m going to have a heart attack out there every single time. It’s high pressure out there. The game is going back and forth. Both teams are great, scoring runs, and putting up at-bats together. And there’s a lot of pressure on you when you’re out there and you want to win a game, and you want to win the World Series. So, hopefully we can win one more game and take a break, because this is hard on me.”

He hits No. 4 for the Astros. Jose Altuve, the best player in this world, hits No. 3. They combined for seven RBI in this game, six hits, five runs scored, two doubles, two home runs. Just that. They both look young enough to be high school kids. Nobody cared about their ages in Game 5, how young they are, in a game for the ages.

Cody Bellinger, the Dodgers’ home run kid, hit a three-run homer of his own. The Dodgers scored three in the first to jump out to a lead, three in the ninth to wipe out an Astros lead. One of those games. One of those nights that keeps bringing us back to baseball, and always will.

All that power, from all those young players, up and down both batting orders, to all corners of Minute Maid Park and this game. But the real power and magic was of the World Series. Of baseball. Which still has the power to make us all feel young.
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Sunday, 5 November 2017

University of Miami football fan charged with slapping cop

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 Police have charged a 30-year-old nurse with felony battery on a police officer for her part in a videotaped altercation with a detective at a University of Miami football game.

Police said Bridget Freitas slapped an officer while being carried out during Miami's win Saturday over Virginia Tech at Hard Rock Stadium.

The officer then hits her in the face with his fist. His full name has not been released.

Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said in an email Sunday that the department is examining the video to make sure proper procedures were followed.

A video posted on Twitter shows three officers carrying Freitas, who is wearing a Miami jersey. Freitas flails at one officer and misses, then slaps him in the face. The officer then hits her in the face with his fist. His full name has not been released.

Jail records do not show Freitas being held Sunday afternoon. She did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
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Kristaps Porzingis drops career-high 40 points, leads Knicks’ late comeback in win over Pacers

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 Kristaps Porzingis strapped on his cape again and saved the Knicks.

In the most impressive victory of this surprisingly encouraging season, Porzingis led a furious comeback that was capped by a go-ahead 3-pointer from rookie Frank Ntilikina in a 108-101 thriller over the Pacers.

The "M-V-P" chants are getting louder for Porzingis, who dropped a career-high 40 points with six blocks and eight rebounds. He has scored at least 30 points in seven of the opening nine games.

"I just think we're playing with a New York mentality," Porzingis said afterwards.

As a direct result, the Knicks (5-4) are above-.500 for the first time since Dec. 30 of last season. But none of the wins - not even the one in Cleveland - were as surprising as Sunday's. The Knicks trailed by 16 with 10 minutes remaining, and were down by as many as 21 in that final period. Behind Porzingis, they finished the game on a 34-11 run.

Ntilikina came off the bench but played the entire fourth quarter, finishing with a career-high 10 points and seven assists. With 1:33 remaining, the rookie received a pass from Porzingis and buried a 3-pointer to give New York the lead for good.

And on the ensuing possession, Ntilikina's steal led to a transition bucket from Tim Hardaway Jr. to seal the win. Porzingis was subbed out with 3.5 seconds remaining to a rousing ovation and even more "M-V-P" chants.

His legend grows at the Garden.

"I'm physically stronger, so that helps," he said.

In one of the final plays of the half, Lance Stephenson sped out on a breakaway determined to dunk on Porzingis. He was not successful.

Stephenson was rejected high above the rim with the ball cocked back for a windmill. The hyperactive Pacers guard then fell to court and was splayed out on the stanchion padding.

But that was one of the few highlights in an otherwise disappointing first half for the Knicks, who trailed by as many as 16 in the second quarter.

The Pacers (5-5), much like the Knicks, are playing above expectations at the start of a season most believed will end up with a very good draft pick.

Also like the Knicks, the Pacers also traded their star to the Thunder. And with Paul George gone, the two players acquired in the deal - Domantas Sabonis and Victor Oladipo - are thriving. Sabonis dropped 16 points Sunday off the bench.

The Knicks are navigating a schedule very heavy on home games in the opening month. Starting with its victory over the Nuggets on Oct. 30, they're in the middle of a stretch of 12 games with 10 at the Garden.

But they've also won five of their last six games and can say this for the first time in a while: the Knicks have a winning record.
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Friday, 3 November 2017

Kristaps Porzingis’ brother warns Knicks to treat star right, explains strategy behind exit meeting

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 To Janis Porzingis, the decision for his younger brother to skip his exit interview was a necessary power play because Carmelo Anthony was complacent with the misdirection of the Knicks.

And when it comes to Kristaps signing a longterm deal, Janis said there’s no rush and implied New York isn’t guaranteed a signature simply because it can offer the most money.

“(Skipping the exit interview) wasn’t an emotional decision,” Janis told Latvian publication Sports Avize, as translated by “It wasn’t a spontaneous action. We had been thinking about it for a long time and it was considered an honest, well-thought decision we came up with together. It was a logical next step for us, without which we would’ve been in one situation, but now after we did it — we are in another.”

Janis found it contradictory that Kristaps was labeled unprofessional — including by Charles Oakley — while Anthony was lauded for the way he handled last season’s chaos.

“It’s interesting how many people who are even somehow involved in all of this, have criticized it afterward as something so unprofessional. Just look at Melo, how he is handling things,” said Janis, who serves as Kristaps’ agent and mentor. “And I’m thinking, ‘Wait a minute.’

“In reality, if he for once decided to fight for something, we wouldn’t be in this situation and Kristaps wouldn’t be forced to take all the damage on himself. It wasn’t done for some personal interest or ambitions or dislike for someone, it was for the sake of overall peace. It should have been a task for the team’s leaders, but Melo and people around him never tried to change anything.”

Kristaps’ contract situation is tricky, and most stars re-sign with the team that drafted them before their rookie contract expires. However, Janis said that the money and security the Knicks can offer is not so important. If anything, Janis suggested, the Knicks need Kristaps more than he needs them.

And as Kristaps told the Daily News last month, he’d still like to see changes before a longterm commitment.

“The most important question here is this: What do you really want to achieve in your career?” Janis said in the Sports Avize interview. “Because money — if Kristaps performs at least on his normal level, is gonna come. We are more focused on some other values and not just to quickly sign a new contract so we can collect the money. That’s definitely not our goal, so we won’t be feverishly counting minutes or counting points. You can’t escape the reality and the Knicks must also see that. From their point of view, Kristaps is the focal point at the moment so you cannot upset him much or otherwise, at the end of the season, he will say, ‘It’s not so cool here.’ The second question is: Who is the New York audience coming to watch now? To a large extent, it’s Kristaps. So the organization has to take that into account.”

Kristaps is eligible for a five-year maximum extension this summer, which should fall in the $150 million range. If such an extension is either not offered or not signed by Kristaps, the Knicks will have next season to convince ‘The Unicorn’ to sign as a restricted free agent. If that doesn’t happen, Kristaps will become an unrestricted free agent in 2020 and is as good as gone.

From Kristaps’ perspective, it’s important to remember the Knicks twice engaged in trade talks involving the Latvian — first with Phil Jackson around the draft, and then again with Steve Mills when Kyrie Irving became available. ESPN reported this remains a source of animosity.

The 22-year-old forward was not available for comment Thursday because he left practice early with an illness. Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry declined to talk to the media, leaving Jeff Hornacek in the familiar position of diffusing a controversy.

“We started new this year and we’re moving forward,” the coach said. “That’s all.

“I think (our relationship) has been great. I think KP has been great so far for us this year. He’s being a leader on the court and off the court. So he’s really trying to step it up for everybody and I think the guys are looking at him as their leader and one of those guys that they can depend on so I think he’s off to a great start.”

ABC analyst Paul Pierce, meanwhile, said the Knicks should feel pressure to accommodate their star.

“You have your foundation in place. A lot of teams can’t say that. You have to take advantage of that,” Pierce said on the pregame show Wednesday before the Knicks hosted the Rockets. “This is the window when you talk about young great players to finally hitting their prime, and you don’t put the right pieces around him. And then you find your franchise set back again when that young player decides to go elsewhere and play. So they have to figure it out sooner and later or you’re going to have a special player going elsewhere down the line.”

Anthony, who hasn’t commented on the quotes from Janis, suggested to the Daily News last month that Kristaps should mull two options with his contract extension: either stay in New York to bask in the challenge of leading a team, or leave for a better chance to win.

“He’s young. He’s young enough where if he wanted to take that deal, take it. You still got years. New York is his now,” Anthony said. “But on the flip side, with the way the game is going, people want to win. And there’s going to have to come that point where he makes that decision. As players, we all go through that. It’s a tough decision because you want to be there, you want to commit to him. The ball is in your hands. The onus is on you now. But on the flip side, I know him personally, so I know how bad he wants to win by any means.”
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Giants WR Sterling Shepard will return from ankle injury vs. Rams

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 Sterling Shepard is a go for Sunday’s game against the visiting Los Angeles Rams (5-2) when the Giants (1-6) need him more than ever.

Ben McAdoo’s conservative, run-heavy offensive game plan that helped to beat host Denver in Week 6 was hard to watch in a subsequent 24-7 home loss to Seattle before the bye.

And while the switch to offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan as play-caller in Week 6 has strengthened a commitment to the run, the offense’s numbers have been putrid — especially in the passing game —since Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris were lost for the season in Week 5 and Shepard went down in that same loss to the Chargers with a sprained left ankle.

Eli Manning is 30-of-58 (51.7 %) for 262 yards in the last two games, and while he has thrown no interceptions to his two touchdowns, Manning’s new crop of less accomplished receivers has caught a grand total of seven passes for 67 yards in those games.

The Giants need to open it up and challenge defenses on offense. Shepard will help them do that.

“The running game worked so well against Denver that the next week you couldn’t help but try to test out the running game and see it again,” an excited Shepard said Thursday after his first official full practice since his injury. “But there’s no question that going forward we’re gonna have to throw the ball a little bit, so it’s kind of just perfect timing. I’m coming back, and we’ll see if we can get things balanced and get the ball moving.”

Sullivan was excited about Shepard’s return, letting fly before it was officially announced that Shepard was “back into the mix” and stressing that the second-year receiver is “someone that I think we’re going to rely upon.”

Shepard has 22 catches for 263 yards and a touchdown in less than five full games. He scored on a blazing 77-yard TD on a pinpoint timing throw by Manning in the thrilling fourth-quarter of an eventual heartbreaking Week 3 loss in Philadelphia.

Slot corner Donte Deayon injured his ankle during practice, and though he said he was OK after, countless concerned teammates approached Deayon’s locker to ask him how he was doing as if there had been more of a scare than just the “tweak” Deayon made it seem to be.

It’s a huge relief if Deayon is OK, though, because if he’s injured that would leave the Giants with only three healthy and active corners given Janoris Jenkins’ indefinite suspension: Eli Apple, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Ross Cockrell. Deayon has played well in his first two career games after being signed to the active roster ahead of the Giants’ lone win in Week 6 in Denver.

Giants tight end Rhett Ellison had the best excuse of all to miss Wednesday’s practice: his wife, Raina, was giving birth to the couple’s first child, daughter Kaya Rose Ellison. Ellison returned to practice Wednesday and was over the moon even though he hadn’t slept much.

“I always wondered why the veterans got to the hotel super early on Saturdays,” Ellison said, joking that the team hotel before games will now be his only opportunity to catch some Z’s.

Offensive lineman Justin Pugh (back), middle linebacker B.J. Goodson (ankle), center Weston Richburg (concussion) and defensive ends Olivier Vernon (ankle) and Kerry Wynn (knee) again missed practice. Deayon (ankle) and linebackers Jonathan Casillas (neck) and Calvin Munson (quad) were limited. Paul Perkins (ribs) remained full a second straight day, and upgraded to full were safety Nat Berhe (calf), Ellison, Shepard and defensive tackle Robert Thomas (calf).
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Thursday, 2 November 2017

Justin Pugh, Giants' top OL, sits out practice with back issue, Rhett Ellison and Nat Berhe also miss

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Justin Pugh, Giants' top OL, sits out practice with back issue, Rhett Ellison and Nat Berhe also miss Onlinelatesttrends As if injuries haven’t decimated the Giants enough, top offensive lineman Justin Pugh did not practice at all on Wednesday due to a back issue that began nagging him in Week 6 in Denver.

And if Pugh is unable to play on Sunday afternoon when the Giants (1-6) host the L.A. Rams (5-2) — and Pugh’s status is touch-and-go at this point — that would thrust Bobby Hart back into the starting right tackle spot. Hart has struggled in limited action this season when not sidelined by a bad ankle sprain sustained in Week 1 in Dallas.

It also would make the Giants’ sixth different starting offensive line in eight games, with starting center Weston Richburg (concussion) still not practicing and presumably out a fourth straight game.

Pugh started the season at left guard and moved to right tackle early in a Week 2 loss to Detroit to replace the then-injured Hart. Hart returned in Week 5 against the Chargers but struggled badly, and the Giants moved Pugh back out to right tackle for their first win in Denver, where his back first acted up.

Pugh couldn’t make it through the Giants’ Week 7 loss to Seattle, leaving the game in the third quarter. He was here for Monday’s first light practice back from the bye but still seemed unsure of his Week 9 status.

“My back was locking up on me (in Week 7) so I went in and tried to get it to calm down. I couldn’t get it to calm down in the Seattle game,” Pugh said Monday. “It was bothering me going into it. So hopefully this week, it will be good. Having the week off was definitely helpful so (I’ll) just go from there.”
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Justin Pugh was not at the Giants facility on Wednesday as he was listed with a back issue.

The Giants did get RB Paul Perkins (ribs) back to full practice participation on Wednesday, but slot receiver Sterling Shepard (ankle) was limited as he strives to play for the first time since his Week 5 injury.

Tight end Rhett Ellison was absent and not listed on the injury report but the Giants said he was not there due to a personal reason and that his wife is expecting.

The defense is also decimated, and not just because of top corner Janoris Jenkins’ suspension.

Defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle) did not practice, only jogging, and looks destined to miss a fourth straight game. And defensive end Kerry Wynn (knee) didn’t participate either, doing light work on the side, which explains why the Giants re-signed free agent defensive end Devin Taylor on Tuesday and then signed defensive end Jordan Williams off their practice squad Wednesday.

Middle linebacker B.J. Goodson (ankle) did not participate. Outside linebacker Jonathan Casillas (neck) was limited but appears unlikely to play again. Backup middle linebacker Calvin Munson (quad) was limited. Defensive tackle Robert Thomas (calf) came up lame early in practice, and safety Nat Berhe was absent and not listed on the initial injury report but the Giants later said he had a calf injury.
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Nat Berhe.

Ellison’s and Berhe’s absences and exclusions from the initial injury report were noteworthy to monitor, though, considering the first time that happened three weeks ago with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, it turned out he had left the facility and was suspended the following Sunday’s game.

The Giants also re-signed wide receiver Kalif Raymond to their practice squad one day after terminating his contract to make room for linebacker Trevor Bates.

Jerry Reese said last week that since the Giants have nine games remaining “don’t count us yet.” But Vegas has counted the Giants out. Boy, have the bookies ever counted the Giants out.

From Bovada: The Giants are off the board on bets to win the NFC East; 200-to-1 to win the conference ahead of the one team off the board, the winless San Francisco 49ers; and 500-to-1 to win the Super Bowl, tied with the Jets and Indianapolis Colts ahead of the two teams off the board, the 49ers and winless Cleveland Browns.

Vegas also has an even-money line that a Rams tight end will score a touchdown against the Giants in Week 9, citing an NFL record eight consecutive weeks in which an opposing tight end has scored a TD against them.

That streak began with a Jordan Reed TD for Washington in Week 17 of last year and includes at least one TD by a TE in all seven of the Giants’ games this season. Tight ends have 41 catches for 501 yards and eight TDs against the Giants this season.
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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Dodgers beat Astros 3-1, force Game 7 of World Series

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LOS ANGELES — Joc Pederson sliced a drive over the left-field wall, pounded his chest and danced around the bases, taking as many twists and turns as this World Series itself. Of course, the Los Angeles Dodgers forced the Houston Astros to Game 7.

Chris Taylor hit a tying double off Justin Verlander during a two-run rally in the sixth inning, Corey Seager followed with a go-ahead sacrifice fly and the Dodgers beat the Astros 3-1 on Tuesday night to push this dramatic World Series to the ultimate game.

Pederson homered in the seventh against Joe Musgrove, connecting off the right-hander for the second time in three games for the record 24th long ball of this Series. Pederson pranced all the way to the plate, pointing at the Dodgers' dugout and rubbing his thumbs and index fingers together to indicate what a money shot it was.

Yu Darvish starts Wednesday for the Dodgers, trying to win their first title since 1988, and Lance McCullers Jr. for the Astros in the first World Series Game 7 ever at Dodger Stadium. Darvish was chased in the second inning of Game 2, when McCullers pitched Houston to a 5-3 victory.

George Springer's third-inning home run against starter Rich Hill had given a 1-0 lead to Verlander and the Astros, trying for the first title in their 56-season history. On Halloween night, a championship for a team with orange in its colors seemed appropriate.

But it served only to set up the 10th blown lead of the Series, the fifth by Houston, as Verlander fell to 9-1 with Houston.

Dodgers relievers combined for 4 1/3 scoreless innings. Brandon Morrow retired Alex Bregman on a grounder to strand the bases loaded in the fifth, winner Tony Watson got Marwin Gonzalez to fly out with two on and two outs in the sixth, and Kenta Maeda escaped two-on trouble in the seventh when third baseman Justin Turner gloved Jose Altuve's grounder and threw a one-hop throw that first baseman Cody Bellinger scooped just in time.

After wasting a ninth-inning lead in Game 2 and losing Game 5, Kenley Jansen retired six straight batters for the save and ended by striking out 40-year-old pinch-hitter Carlos Beltran.

This will be the third World Series Game 7 in four years. Ten of the last 12 teams that won Game 6 to force a seventh game also won the title, but the Dodgers lost the previous six World Series in which they trailed 3-2. They have won just one of their six championships at home, in 1963.

A heat wave over, the temperature dropped to 67 degrees at game time from 103 for last week's opener. The San Gabriel Mountains were occluded by heavy clouds.

Los Angelenos with a laid-back reputation were more energetic and on their feet for two-strike counts against Astros batters, a wave in Pantone 294 — also known as Dodger blue. Stadium organist Dieter Ruehle greeted the Astros with "Hotel California" for the start of batting practice, but there was an un-LA-like drizzle in the middle innings.

Yuli Gurriel, who made a racist gesture toward Darvish in Game 3, was booed loudly during introductions and each time he batted,

Verlander has 11 postseason wins but dropped to 0-4 in the Series with Detroit and Houston, which acquired him from the Tigers on Aug. 31 to win on nights like this.

The 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner, Verlander allowed just one baserunner before Austin Barnes singled leading off the sixth. Verlander bounced a pitch that hit Chase Utley on the front of his right foot, and Taylor sent a 97 mph fastball down the right-field line as Barnes came home. Seager followed with a sacrifice fly to the right-field warning track, a ball that likely would have landed in the pavilion in last week's hot air.

Verlander prevented more damage when Turner fouled out and the right-hander fanned Bellinger, who struck out four times for the second time in the Series.

Springer homered for the third straight game and fourth time in the Series, one shy of the record set by Reggie Jackson in 1977 and matched by Chase Utley in 2009. While it silenced the Dodger Stadium crowd, Astros fans erupted at a watch party in Minute Maid Park. Los Angeles has allowed home runs in all 14 of its postseason games.

Brian McCann singled leading off the fifth and Gonzalez doubled past Turner and down the left-field line. Hill struck out Josh Reddick and Verlander, and Springer was intentionally walked to load the bases.

Morrow relieved as the crowd booed manager Dave Roberts' decision, and Hill slapped at four cups of liquid in the dugout, sending them spraying against the wall. Appearing in his sixth straight Series game, Morrow got Bregman to ground to shortstop on his second pitch.

Watson walked Reddick leading off the seventh, Evan Gattis pinch hit for Verlander and Maeda relieved. Gattis bounced to shortstop, just beating Utley's throw from second to avoid a double play. Springer reached on an infield single that bounced off Seager's glove at shortstop and into left field, and Bregman's fly to deep center allowed pinch-runner Derek Fisher to tag up and advance to third, bringing up Altuve. Walking down the dugout steps after his groundout, Altuve slammed his helmet.
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Jets WR Jeremy Kerley expects to be suspended for violating NFL policy

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  Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley has told people that he expects to be suspended for violating league policy, the Daily News has learned.

The length and start date remain unclear. The 3-5 Jets face the Bills at MetLife Stadium on Thursday night..

Kerley, who signed a one-year deal after getting cut by the 49ers last month, has 22 receptions for 217 yards and one touchdown in his second stint with the Jets.

Kerley, the Jets' fifth-round pick in 2011, played five seasons with Gang Green before getting cut in 2016.

He caught a career-high 64 passes for a team-high 667 yards in San Francisco last season.

Kerley has been the Jets' primary punt returner with a 5.5-yard average on 15 returns.

Kerley, whose fourth-quarter muffed punt loomed large in the Jets' loss to the Falcons on Sunday, participated in a walk-through practice on Monday.
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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Ex-Jets kicker Ross Martin clarifies he wasn't trying to troll Chandler Catanzaro with his field goal

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  Ross Martin wasn't trying to kick Chandler Catanzaro while he was down.

Ex-Jets kicker Ross Martin appeared to throw shade at Chandler Catanzaro on social media after the current Jets' kicker missed two field goals in the Jets' rain-soaked 25-20 loss to the Falcons at MetLife Stadium Sunday.

Less than four hours after the Jets' loss, Martin posted a video of him drilling three straight 50-yard field goals in the rain at a field in Manhattan.

"Solid workout in the rain tonight. Here's 3 consecutive from 50. #TropicalStormPhillipe," Martin wrote.

Catanzaro missed field goals from 46 and 48 yards. He also connected from 43 and 46 yards.

Martin, however, later told the Daily News in a statement he typically posts kicking videos every Sunday and his recent post was in no way a reference to Catanzaro or the Jets' loss to the Falcons.

"There was absolutely no malintent towards ANY team or player meant from my video," Martin told The News in a statement. "I’ve been making an effort to post kicking videos on Sundays — you can reference the nearly identical video that I posted last week — and it happened to be raining all day today. My video has no underlying meaning outside of showcasing my ability to kick well in adverse conditions."

Martin and Catanzaro battled throughout training camp before the Jets opted to go with Catanzaro in large part due to the four-year veteran’s stronger leg on kickoffs.

Martin has yet to sign with a new team after being cut by the Jets prior to the start of the regular season.

Martin signed with the Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2016 before losing out to Nick Folk in a kicking competition during training camp and spending all of last season out of the NFL.

Catanzaro previously made 11 of 13 field goals this season prior to Sunday's 2-for-4 showing.
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Saturday, 28 October 2017

John Tavares nets natural hat trick as Islanders top Predators, 6-2

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 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — John Tavares scored a natural hat trick in the third period, leading the New York Islanders to a 6-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.

Jordan Eberle scored twice and Ryan Pulock had a goal for New York. Anders Lee, Brock Nelson and Anthony Beauvillier each had two assists to help the Islanders win for the fourth time in five games. Jaroslav Halak made 28 saves.

Filip Forsberg and Craig Smith scored for the Predators, who have lost three of four.

With the Islanders on a power play in the first period, Eberle's shot from the left faceoff circle beat goalie Juuse Saros between the pads for his first goal of the season.

Forsberg tied it at 3:55 of the second. Kevin Fiala drove the right side and his shot from in tight was stopped by Halak. Skating through the slot, Forsberg grabbed the rebound and drifted to the right before lifting a wrist shot under the crossbar for his eighth of the season.

The Islanders regained the lead at 9:55 of the second on a power-play goal from Pulock.

From above the right circle, Beauvillier sent a pass to Pulock in the center of the blue line, where he beat Saros with a one-timer low to the stick side.

Eberle struck again at 19:30 of the second with a wrist shot from the low slot.

Tavares scored his seventh of the season just 12 seconds into the third. Behind the Nashville net, Tavares disrupted a clearing attempt by Saros, with the puck going to Lee in the low slot. Lee threw the puck toward the net, where Tavares tipped it by Saros.

Tavares scored 2:40 later when he redirected Eberle's shot from the left circle. He completed the hat trick and scored New York's third power-play goal of the night at 7:26.

Smith concluded the scoring with a power-play goal at 13:57.

Making his third start of the season, Saros finished with 17 saves.
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Rangers can’t come back from rough start in 5-4 loss to Canadiens

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 MONTREAL — The way the Rangers started this game was a complete and utter disgrace, as embarrassing of a period as they’ve played in recent memory, a team-wide ineptitude which is an extremely poor reflection on the entire roster and the men behind the bench.

And yet despite trailing by three and being outshot by 17 in that opening period, the Rangers came back to tie it only for them to lose Saturday night, 5-4, to the Canadiens. But there is no masking that first period and where the Rangers sit 12 games into this season.

“We’re 3-7-2. That’s alarming to me right now,” Alain Vigneault said.

The Rangers were lifeless in the first, seemingly unwilling to put forth the requisite effort to win pucks, unable to complete simple passes. They were thoroughly outplayed and outclassed in every facet. The 3-0 lead and 19-2 shot advantage Montreal held after 20 minutes was 100 percent indicative of how the period went.

“Total lack of energy, lack of compete, and if I had the answer I would tell you,” Ryan McDonagh said. “There’s good energy in here when we go through our meetings and there’s good talk, and we’ve had the same lines and same d-pairs here for a few games, so that’s not an excuse. There is no excuse. We were embarrassed there in that first.”

There’s no telling how Henrik Lundqvist would’ve fared in this one, but Ondrej Pavelec gave up a plethora of rebounds while making his second straight start, including one on Philip Danault’s tiebreaking goal at 9:37 of the third period, just 2:37 after the Rangers leveled the score at 4 apiece. Pavelec’s failure to cover up the puck led to Montreal’s fourth goal at 14:38 of the second, which isn’t excused by the fact it appeared an icing call was wrongfully waved off. His defense provided essentially no help.

Less than a month into a season during which poor starts have been a common theme, Saturday’s might’ve been the poorest for the Rangers. Even worse than the first period in Toronto during the team’s second game of the season.

"I can’t even think of one battle that we won," Rick Nash said.

They were as flat as could be at a time when they’re in desperate need of wins. Something will have to change if this goes on for much longer.

“We’re past the 10-game mark here. Whatever we’re doing with our routine here individually, we’ve got to find a way to have some jump and have some energy and have a little piss and vinegar in your system there, and come out and battle for pucks,” McDonagh said. “That’s something we can control, as I’ve said many times. That’s totally on us as players.”

Goals by Paul Byron, Alex Galchenyuk and Danault over a span of 5:24 in the first period put the Rangers down by three. Pavel Buchnevich and Nash cut the deficit to one before Max Pacioretty made it 4-2. Mika Zibanejad scored 2:25 into the third before Skjei tied it.

The Rangers have three wins in 12 games and have two of the hottest teams in the league next up in Vegas and Tampa Bay. If they play at all like they played in the first period on Saturday they’re bound to get smoked.

“When someone questions your effort level and compete, it’s not a good feeling,” McDonagh said. “You want to prove it to yourself and prove it as a group here that that’s not what we’re about and that’s not acceptable, that’s not who we are.”
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Friday, 27 October 2017

Joe Girardi will not return as manager as Yankees, Brian Cashman decide to move on after 10 years

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 It was time for Joe to go.

In the end, that was the sentiment from Brian Cashman to Hal Steinbrenner, who ultimately signed off on the GM’s recommendation that a managerial change was needed.

And so Joe Girardi is officially out after a decade as skipper of the Yankees — including a World Series title in 2009. Girardi, 53, averaged 91 wins per season and never had a losing record.

However, over time, the relationship between Girardi and Cashman had frayed, sources said. Both were on expiring contracts, though Cashman is a virtual lock to return. Girardi was in the final year of a four-year, $16 million deal.

In recent days, rumors swirled as many in the organization went silent. Girardi and Cashman were both seen leaving Yankee Stadium within minutes of each other early Wednesday afternoon. A day later, the news of their separation was official. According to sources, Cashman made up his mind on the change Wednesday, but wanted to sleep on it.

“With a heavy heart, I come to you because the Yankees have decided not to bring me back,” Girardi said in a statement released by his Chicago-based agent Steven Mandell. “I’d like to thank the Steinbrenner family for believing in me and giving me this wonderful opportunity. I would like to thank Brian Cashman and his staff for hiring me and always trying to improve the team.”

Girardi had been at the helm since 2008, the final year at the old Yankee Stadium. He finished 910-710 in the Bronx. He wasn’t always the best at dealing with the media, and he may not have had the best relationship with his players, but he did win — a lot.

“I want to thank Joe for his 10 years of hard work and service to this organization,” Cashman said in a statement. “Everything this organization does is done with careful and thorough consideration, and we’ve decided to pursue alternatives for the managerial position.

“As Hal Steinbrenner and I mentioned to Joe directly this week, he has been a tremendous Yankee on the field and away from it, as a player, coach and manager. He has a tireless work ethic, and put his heart into every game he managed over the last decade. He should take great pride in our accomplishments during his tenure, and I wish Joe and his family nothing but success and happiness in the future.”
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Everyone's Going Gaga Over A Picture Of Cristiano Ronaldo's Twin Babies Posted By His Girlfriend Georgina

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The Ronaldo family is full of stars. There's Cristiano, then there's his son Ronaldo Jr. Now here are two more who are raring to grab the limelight - Ronaldo's newly born twins. They're making the whole world go gaga over them after Ronaldo's girlfriend Georgina posted their image on Instagram.

Ronaldo currently won the FIFA player of the year award, obviously for a successful record at the club level.
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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

This One's For Real! The Rock Just Kicked Someone's Ass For Calling WWE Fake

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You never tell the Rock that WWE is fake. If you do, he's either gonna shut you up or smash you to pulp in the ring. But some people just don't have a filter. A Twitter user recently took a potshot at the King Of The Ring, saying that WWE is fake, only to get a scathing reply.

This happened soon after The Rock congratulated Kurt Angle on his return to WWE. But then little did he know that a Twitter user would be ready with a potshot.
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Monday, 23 October 2017

MS Dhoni Celebrated Diwali In The Most Stylish Way As He Partied With Punjabi Singer Guru Randhawa

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MS Dhoni is just not about fireworks on the cricket field. He's also expert in doing that off the field. Like he did during the Diwali party at his hometown Ranchi by partying with Punjabi pop sensation Guru Randhawa.

As the Indian team took a much-needed break from its schedule, Dhoni had invited Randhawa home for the Diwali party. Accompanying him were his friends and wife Sakshi.

Now that Dhoni enjoyed his party with the pop sensation, we hope to see his fireworks on the cricket field against New Zealand.
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Dinesh Karthik lauds Tom Latham, Ross Taylor; backs Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

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Mumbai: India’s Dinesh Karthik praised centurion Tom Latham and Ross Taylor who helped  New Zealand beat India by 6 wickets in the first ODI played at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. With this win New Zealand lead three match series1-0. Karthik was drafted into the middle order where he scored 47-ball 37 and also took two catches.

“Credit to Tom Latham and Ross Taylor. They batted really well. They made use of the conditions, played some good shots and used the sweep to good effect. It was a fantastic partnership” he said.

Karthik added that 280 for 8 was a very good score on a sticky pitch.  “The wicket is very sticky. It was not very easy to drive. There were a lot of balls going uppish in the air. It was very hard to drive. It was not coming onto the bat really well. It was two different wickets, to be honest. It was not very easy to score runs, you see.

"It was much better to bat in the second innings and credit to them, they made good use of it. When we were batting, at one stage, we thought even 250 is probably a great score on this wicket in a way it was sticky and probably turning a bit. Then, we batted really well towards the end. Virat played some fantastic shots and Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) and we ended up getting 280 which we thought was a very very good score, to be very honest.

The wicket-keeper batsman said that he should have batted longer during his stay at the crease “Again having said that a player like me should try and bat a little longer. That’s something, I am disappointed with. I could have batted a little more, we could have ended getting 15-20 runs more towards the end may be. I got out at a critical time. So, I am pretty disappointed with that aspect. But it was a decent start. It was a good to have a partnership with Virat (Kohli)” he said.

While Team India has struggled with number 4 slot,The 32-year-old  from Tamil Nadu said that in the current stage he can contribute with the bat from whichever position he will be given.

“At this point of time, I don’t want to say I am comfortable with number 4 or 5. From where I come, whatever opportunities given to me by the coach and the captain, I am going to be honest and say I am gonna play no matter where it is. I am at that stage where I feel that I can contribute wherever I bat” he added.

“Today, I thought I batted very decently but it was key to me to carry on. That’s a part I am upset about. If I keep concentrating on the things I should be doing rather than what will happen if I bat at four or should I be batting at four. I feel I should be taking the energy away from that and focus more on how I am going to bat”.

He said “One game here and there does not make you a bad bowler. These are the kind of games that make you mentally tougher as a bowler and that’s what they would like to look at it and yes, this is a great learning curve for them.  To be honest with you, the team management back them really a lot. They believe in themselves. They are two young guys and produced some fantastic performances in the last series (against Australia). Their confidence is sky high”.

“I think, these are the kind of games that are going to help them to stand up to pressure and learn how to handle pressure when the wicket is probably not so much helping them. They are only going to be learning, they are very young. They bowl really well till the last over. I don’t see them backing out at all; I see them going harder every single game”.
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WWE TLC results: Kurt Angle returns in style while AJ Styles and Finn Balor wrestle a classic

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WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle made a triumphant return to the ring at WWE TLC last night when he teamed with Shield members Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins to defeat a five-man team of The Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro, Braun Strowman and Kane.

At 49-years-old, Angle hadn’t wrestled anywhere for close to a year and was competing inside a WWE ring for the first time in 11 years, but looked near his best during a chaotic match.

Angle had replaced Roman Reigns in the match after The Shield member suffered a viral infection, and the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games gold medalist donned the protective vest made famous in The Shield as a homage to the fallen Reigns.

The match was excellent, with plenty of drama and exciting moments, including Ambrose and Rollins hitting stereo splashes from ladders on Kane and Strowman, while Strowman was later thrown into a garbage truck.

Despite his lack of match time, Angle was as sharp as all of the other competitors, and dipped into his archive with some German suplexes, Angle Slams and Ankle Locks.

The Miz was eventually pinned after a Shield triple power bomb, much to the delight of an engaged crowd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

TLC also produced another classic match when AJ Styles and Finn Balor competed against each other in an unexpected treat for fans around the world.

Styles was another late replacement for the ill Bray Wyatt, and he was an inspired choice, as he and Balor produced an enthralling 20 minutes of action.

The crowd were chanting ‘This Is Awesome’ before the match had even begun, and the experienced duo lived up to that billing, with a well-crafted bout which made sense and enthralled at every turn.

Balor won with the Coup de grace, before the two paid their respects to each other with a Too Sweet afterwards.
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Friday, 9 June 2017

Mike Schmidt, Jerry Remy split Jerk of the Week for slamming athletes who don’t speak English

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 Most of the time, a jerk has no idea what he or she is doing, hasn’t the foggiest idea that their actions or words are obnoxious or offensive. Or they simply do not care. This is precisely what makes people who cut you off on the road or who refuse to let you merge in front of them because they’re too busy texting such jerks.

The world of sports gave us two such people this week, who uttered highly offensive and racially insensitive comments on the air basically because they thought nothing of it. They moved their lips, words came out of their mouths, and it never dawned on them until after the fact that what they said was wrong on so many levels. Jerks.

In a radio interview Tuesday morning, Phillies broadcaster Mike Schmidt went in on outfielder Odubel Herrera with a critique so biting that he managed to insult every Spanish-speaking ballplayer on the planet. Schmidt said the Phillies can’t build around the Venezuelan-born Herrera because of the language barrier, questioned his commitment and, ironically, said the kid plays with too much emotion, a heard-before knock that’s been used in the past to insult the passion many Latin players show on the field.

“First of all, it’s a language barrier. Because of that, I think he can’t be a guy that would sort of sit in a circle with four, five American players and talk about the game,” he told WIP morning show host Angelo Cataldi. “Or try and learn about the game or discuss the inner workings of the game. Or come over to a guy and say, ‘Man, you gotta run that ball out.’ Just can’t be — because of the language barrier — that kind of a player.”

Later the same day, NESN Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy barked that translators for players who don’t speak English like Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka should not be allowed out to the mound for conferences with coaches and managers.

Both broadcasters issued predictable apologies not long after their bile hit the airwaves.

“It's been made known to me that my answer on a radio interview this morning to the question, 'Can the Phillies build a team around Odubel Herrera?' was disrespectful to Herrera and Latin players in general,” Schmidt said. “I'm very sorry that this misrepresentation of my answer occurred and may have offended someone. I assure everyone I had no intention of that.”

Remy basically said the same thing. Maybe they shop for apologies at the same place. Insult an entire race of people? Sure, we have something for that right over here.

“Last night during the course of the Red Sox-Yankee game I made some comments that offended a number of people in our audience,” he said. “I’d like to apologize to my colleagues at NESN, to the Boston Red Sox, but most importantly to the fans who were offended by my comments. I sincerely hope you accept my apologies. Thank you very much.”

You’ll notice there is no mention of Tanaka or foreign-born players in his apology.

What’s worse is that both broadcasters are paid to speak on the air. Throwing words and opinions around with so little care about how they land is like a cop irresponsibly playing with his gun in public. It’s like a construction worker dumping a pile of bricks on someone because they did not care enough to be a little more cautious.

Using a player’s inability to speak English against them is flat wrong. Not speaking the language fluently should never deter from a player’s worth on the field. Does speaking the language help them to hit or run or throw? No, it does not.

Part of the beauty of sports is that games are supposed to be inclusive. Baseball clubhouses have been melting pots of cultures and nationalities for years, and with that infusion of international talent, times change. More Spanish can be heard. Translators for Japanese-speaking players are necessary to bridge these gaps.

So when you insult people who speak a different language, who may need help communicating with others to do their jobs a bit more effectively, it’s low and crass. It’s ironic that Schmidt and Remy, both fluent English-speakers, understood so little about the toxic words they uttered this week.

Maybe they're the ones who really need translators.

That all makes them aloof. But more than anything, it made them jerks this week.

Brian Burke was a jerk on two fronts this week, all in the same public appearance. Burke, the combustible president of the Flames, told the Canadian Club of Calgary on Wednesday that concussions are a part of hockey. And, if you have a problem with that, you’re just not tough enough.

“It’s a full-contact sport. If you choose a full-contact sport, there is a good chance you’ll have a serious injury,” Burke said. “If you don’t want to get a concussion, you can be a swimmer.”

Ouch. Burke is a smart guy, so it was just as puzzling when he called the NHL an “industry leader in concussion identification and treatment.” The NHL is fighting a lawsuit over its handling of head injuries, and the league has been openly criticized for its protocol during games to identify concussions. An example of this is that players are monitored for head injuries following collisions with the ice, but not the boards or other hard objects.

Wonder if P.K. Subban got checked out after that jerk Sidney Crosby bashed his skull into the ice Thursday night. But, we digress.

Burke wasn’t done. He also threatened the Flames would move somewhere else if local taxpayers refuse to cough up money for a new arena. His honesty, as always, is refreshing, but his message was that of a straight-up jerk.

Finally, the Saudi Arabian soccer team, of all countries, ignored a moment of silence for victims of the most recent London terrorist attack this week.

Instead of observing the attack before a World Cup qualifier Thursday, Saudi players went about their pre-game business while Australian players stood at attention. Saudi officials said "this tradition was not in keeping with Saudi culture and they would move to their side of the field and respect our custom whilst taking their own positions on the field.”

In other words, it was not their tragedy to memorialize. The Saudi soccer federation later issued their own statement of apology.

“The players did not intend any disrespect to the memories of the victims or to cause upset to their families, friends or any individual affected by the atrocity," it said. "The Saudi Arabian Football Federation condemns all acts of terrorism and extremism and extends its sincerest condolences to the families of all the victims.”

Just like Schmidt and Remy, the Saudis meant no disrespect. It's basically a darker version of Steve Urkel's "Did I do that?"

And that, right there, is classic jerk behavior.
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