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Kindness and Sportsmanship for a Special Needs Texas High School Student Goes Viral

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By Staff Mitchell Marcus, a special needs student at Coronado High School in El Paso, Texas and team manager for his high school basketball team, was given his chance to play the game he so avidly enjoys. On February 12th, Marcus donned his jersey. As the game neared its end and 90 seconds remained on the scoreboard, Coach Pete Morales put the young man in the game, fully anticipating the…

Boxer Relieved to Tell the World that He’s Gay

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When he was 19 years old, Orlando Cruz competed in the Sydney Olympics, part of a Puerto Rican boxing team that included future world champions Miguel Cotto and Ivan Calderon. Cruz had started fighting a dozen years earlier, and loved everything about life inside the ropes. He had a girlfriend in Puerto Rico and a growing reputation as a fast, tough, counter-punching lefthander. Cruz was outpointed by Algeria’s Hichem Blida…

Redskins QB RGIII Gets Major Fine for Wearing Adidas Gear

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What you wear shouldn’t be the biggest thing on the mind of an NFL player, since you’re out there breaking your body down and fighting till the end to try to win games.  But when there’s big money at stake, it becomes very important to the corporate guys who are watching your every move. Robert Griffin III, otherwise known as RGIII, learned this lesson the hard way the other day,…

Kobe Bryant Drops 30,000 Points to Join Jordan and Select Company in NBA History

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You knew it would only be a matter of time before he did it, and now it’s done.  Kobe Bryant has joined the legends of scoring by sinking the 30,000th point of his career.  He did it during game against the New Orleans Hornets, which the Lakers won 103-87. The points came on a three pointer by Bryant and he finished the game with 29 points. Kobe has come a…

Cleveland Browns Employee Commits Suicide at the Team Facility

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Just a day after the unfortunate suicide of Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs, another team is dealing with a tragedy of its own.  A member of the grounds crew for the Cleveland Browns killed himself at the team facility, according to the team spokesman.   The man’s body was found on Sunday morning, which is the same day that Belcher of the Chiefs killed himself at his own…

Chief’s Player’s Mom Gets Custody of His Daughter After Murder-Suicide

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Should you get custody of your grandchild right after your son killed the child’s mother and himself?  That’s the question people are asking after the mother of Jovan Belcher got custody of his infant daughter.  Kansas City police spokesman Darin Sapp has confirmed that Belcher’s mother has taken custody of the child after the incident took place Saturday morning. Belcher was a four-year linebacker for the Chiefs who shot and…

As Universities Cut Their Student/Faculty Budgets, College Football Coaches Get a 16% Pay Raise

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Just a few years ago (six to be exact), there were 42 college football coaches earning over a million dollars per year.  Now, there are 42 earning over  $2 million.   Everyone is getting wealthier from college sports except for athletes and their families, who are left off the gravy train. This year, the average annual salary of college football coaches at major programs has risen to $1.64 million per…

Analyst Says Reggie Bush was “Chasing a Bucket of Chicken” on Touchdown Run

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If an analyst is watching a black athlete score a touchdown and says that he looked like he was “chasing a bucket of chicken,” would that be offensive?  Terry Bradshaw has some explaining to do after saying some words that could easily get him fired from Fox Sports.  But he seems apologetic, so maybe he didn’t mean anything by it.  Fox’s Terry Bradshawtold USA TODAY Sports on Monday that he’s “so…

Atlanta Falcons Remain Unbeaten: Could This Be Their Year?

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If there is anything to celebrate in Atlanta right now, it’s the recent surge of the falcons to prominence.  The Falcons are now 8-0 after holding off the Dallas Cowboys.  Falcons fans are excited about this season and think that this could be their year to reach the Super Bowl. Michael Turner gave Atlanta its first lead with a 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, Matt Bryant kicked four…

David Stern to Step Down as Head of the NBA

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He’s been around longer than most of us can remember and ran the NBA in his own way.  Now, that David Stern era is coming to an end in the NBA.  He rode the Michael J  Nearing the end of his announcement Thursday that he will step down as NBA commissioner in 2014 after exactly 30 years on the job, David Stern was asked about his biggest regret. Professional sports’…

Philadelphia Eagles Fire Their Defensive Coordinator

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When the Philadelphia Eagles return from their bye week, they’ll do so with a new defensive coordinator. Head coach Andy Reid announced on Tuesday that Juan Castillo has been dismissed from his duties as defensive coordinator and will be replaced by secondary coach Todd Bowles. “I want to make it clear that I have nothing but the ultimate respect for Juan Castillo as a coach and as a person,” Reid…

Donald Trump Says Yankees Star Is Only Great Because of Drugs

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It’s funny how money can change our opinions so quickly.  Donald Trump was once a good buddy to Alex Rodriquez, of the New York Yankees.  He was making gobs of cash from him when he was a tenant in one of his buildings.  Now that A-Rod has moved out, Donald Trump has returned to behaving like….well….Donald Trump. “A-Rod is just not making it. We want to give him a chance,…

Cyclist Defies Age by Winning Triathlons at the Age of 64

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Every time you use your age as an excuse for the extra fat on your stomach or try to say that you’re too old to do what you want, realize that there are counter examples out there if you are willing to look for them.  This woman is a source of inspiration to anyone who wants to be fit for life. Try to get Nancy Avitabile to commit to when…

Orlando Cruz of Puerto RIco is the first openly gay boxer in the industry. He said he has always been a proud Puerto Rican and a proud gay man.

Boxing Sees Its First Openly Gay Athlete

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Featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz, from Puerto Rico, has become the first openly gay man in the sport’s history, describing himself Wednesday as a “proud gay man.” “I want to try to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career. I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will…

Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson Loses Another Endorsement After Fight with Evelyn

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Chad Johnson, the estranged husband of Basketball Wife Evelyn Lozada, has reportedly lost an endorsement as a result of a domestic violence incident that took place earlier this week. ESPN has reported that Chad was dumped by the coconut water company Zico as a result of the negative publicity he received after being accused of head-butting his wife during a fight.   The deal was just announced on July 25, but…