On March 15, 2002, 15 Saudi girls burned to death inside their school in Mecca. They were not trapped by fallen debris, or unaccounted for by firefighters. The mutaween, Saudi Arabia’s religious police, would not allow the girls leave their burning school because they were not covering their hair or wearing their abayas.
Bernard Hopkins, a man I both like and admire, generally, if selectively, tells the truth. But he has some cinematic set pieces, one of which involves a story of being taken aside at the time of his release from Graterford Prison and told by the warden, “I’ll see you back here in six months.”
After two years of up-and-down management of Crystal Palace (the “up” referring to his swashbuckling midseason heroism of his first few months at the club which brought the Eagles out of danger and led them to 10th place in the table, and the “down” the current campaign that has them teetering on the edge of the relegation zone), Alan Pardew has been fired today.
Sometimes it really does feel like the NFL is a company dedicated to punishment, with the occasional football game. Skins receiver DeSean Jackson revealed through Instagram Wednesday that he was fined for wearing customized cleats. Jackson argued that the shoes displayed his team colors, although that probably won’t work if he’s going to appeal:
New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been fined $18,000 by the NFL for wearing unapproved cleats against Detroit, two people familiar with the fine tell The Associated Press. Beckham wore cleats honoring the late broadcaster Craig Sager, who lost his lengthy battle with cancer last week. Beckham planned to auction off the cleats for charity.
DeMarcus Cousins dropped 55 points on Tuesday, but not before dropping a platter of hot beef on Meyers Leonard’s lap. In the decisive seconds of the fourth quarter, he spun his way into a pretty and-1, walked over to the Blazers bench and let some choice words and a mouthguard fall out of his mouth:
It was in the early morning hours after the Golden Gophers’ victory—in their September season opener, no less—that the student said she was sexually assaulted by multiple football players. She gave a statement to Minneapolis police a day later, going into detail about how she had sex with two guys and how more men then kept coming. She remembered people watching, the officer wrote in the report, “like they were waiting their turn.” She remembered yelling at them to stop sending people in, but they didn’t. Two men tried to force their penises into her mouth while a third had vaginal sex with her, according to the report. Another man, whom she thought might help her, instead forced her to to give him a blow job, she recalled.
It doesn’t have the brand recognition of Roomba, or even Anker, but this ILIFE V3s robotic vacuum does have pretty spectacular Amazon reviews, and it can be yours for just $127 today. I suggest putting it straight to work on those pine needles on your floor.
Longtime NBA head coach George Karl has written a book, titled Furious George, and in that book he partakes in the time-honored and always-wack tradition of coaches talking shit about players they used to coach. (Or so we are told by the New York Post, which got its hands on a copy of the book.)
The New York Giants (10-4) arrive in the City of Brotherly Love on Thursday, looking for a playoff berth. Odell Beckham and company take on the reeling Philadelphia Eagles (5-9) in a prime time affair. As the regular season nears conclusion, Big Blue’s focus should be on the field. As head coac…
The Houston Texans will turn to third-year quarterback Tom Savage on Christmas Eve against the Cincinnati Bengals at NRG Stadium.The Houston Texans thought they signed their franchise quarterback. After rolling out the big bucks to sign Brock Osweiler in early March, the first-place Texans are…
While betting on the Cleveland Browns is not the best of moves, there are other games to focus on in this week’s NFL Bettor’s Guide.I was going to lead this columnwise cracking aboutnot getting any bites –noton NFL Ticket Exchange, Stub Hub or even Craigslist –for my two 40-yard-line s…
The NFL Week 16 picks are in, and the primetime games are getting a clean sweep save the Denver Broncos, who got a single vote to stay alive.We are winding down the NFL regular season, and there are still a host of questions that remain. Who is going to have home-field advantage throughout the pla…
Mario Balotelli is still thriving out in France, scoring eight goals in nine league appearances for out-of-nowhere Ligue 1 leaders Nice, so things aren’t all bad. What is maybe a little bad is that yesterday, for the first time this season, Good Mario gave way to Bad Mario, when the Italian striker was shown a straight red card for this:
I wish this sale had happened earlier, but Amazon’s running a huge Gold Box deal on dozens of Christmas tree ornaments and decorations. If you order quickly with Prime, you can still get some of them in time for Christmas, but even if not, you can obviously reuse them year after year.