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Miami Marlins Giancarlo Stanton Brings Home Run Total To 59

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit his 58th and 59th home runs Thursday against the Atlanta Braves, the most since Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds did so in 2001.   Bonds set the all-time home run record with 73 in 2001, whie Sosa hit 64 homers. They are the last players to hit 60 in a season.  The Marlins have three games remaining in the regular season, so Stanton could wind up setting his own personal record for home runs.  ...Read more

Green Bay Packers’ Davante Adams Taken Off Field After Hit

Green Bay Packers’ Davante Adams, a fourth-year receiver, was taken to a local hospital after he took a helmet-to-helmet hit from linebacker Danny Trevathan of the Chicago Bears at Thursday night’s game.  The Packers said Adams was conscious and had feeling in all of his extremities. He was being evaluated for head and neck injuries and the possibility of a concussion. ...Read more

Louisville Basketball Coach Rick Pitino Placed on Unpaid Leave

Hall-of-Fame coach Rick Pitino, 65, was given leave from his post at Louisville after the latest scandal regarding an FBI probe into fraud and bribery. Louisville, which is under FBI investigation, is among the schools caught in the case that has rocked college basketball.   No one connected to Louisville has been publicly named or charged in the case however.  ...Read more

NCAA College Basketball Coaches Among Those Charged With Federal Crimes

The FBI has arrested 10 people, including college basketball coaches and high-level apparel company employees, in connection with an alleged widespread college basketball scheme.  They have been charged with wire fraud, bribery, travel act, and conspiracy offenses.  The U.S. Department of Justice said each of the coaches faces a maximum sentence of 80 years in prison. ...Read more

DirecTV Allows Some NFL Refunds After Anthem Controversy

Satellite broadcaster DirecTV will let at least some customers get refunds for its Sunday Ticket package of NFL games if they cite players’ national anthem protests.  The price of the package is about $280. and ordinarily, you cannot get a refund for the service once the season starts. AT&T, which owns DirecTV,  declined to confirm the change in policy.

Source: DirecTV offering Sunday Ticket refunds


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Cowboys and Cardinals Lock Arms in NFL Anthem Protest

The Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals on Monday night locked arms with teammates in response to President Donald Trump’s comments.  The Cowboys’ and Cardinals’ display came after a weekend in which Trump slammed the National Football League and players for protesting during the anthem. Players and coaches responded by kneeling, locking arms, or staying in the locker room during pregame performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” ...Read more

NASCAR Sides With President Trump In Stance Against Anthem Protests

This past weekend, the major push-back against President Trump’s criticism of NFL players who protest during the national anthem dominated the news, however one sport that is siding with the commander in chief is NASCAR.  Several team owners said they would come down on drivers who did not stand during the national anthem. These owners included NASCAR legend Richard Petty, Richard Childress, and more.   ...Read more

New York Knicks Trade Carmelo Anthony To Oklahoma City Thunder

All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks will be traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder.  In turn, The Thunder will send center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round draft pick from the Chicago Bulls to the Knicks.  Anthony is a 10-time All-Star and three-time Olympic gold medalist, and was traded from the Denver Nuggets to the Knicks back in 2011. ...Read more