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Archive for December, 2011
Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who was severely beaten on Opening Day at Dodgers Stadium, will be heard by the public for the first time since the attack took place on March 31.
Stow’s family agreed to allow cameras into the rehab center where Bryan is recovering from severe traumatic brain injury. Some doctors suggest he may never fully recover. NBC’s Rock Center will air the interview tonight at 10 p.m.
A clip from the interview with Rock Center’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman can be seen here.
Vanessa Bryant, who has been married to Kobe Bryant for 10 years and stood by his side despite allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in Colorado in 2003, has filed for divorce from the Lakers star in Orange County Superior Court.
The couple released the following statement through their publicist, “The Bryants have resolved all issues incident to their divorce privately with the assistance of counsel and a Judgment dissolving their marital status will be entered in 2012. We ask that in the interest of our young children and in light of the upcoming holiday season the public respect our privacy during this most difficult time.”
Vanessa, who is 29 years old, will be entitled to half of Kobe’s earnings over the past 10 years as the couple reportedly did not sign a pre-nuptual agreement. She cited “irreconcilable differences” in the court documents obtained by TMZ which can be viewed here. The couple will likely seek joint custody of their two young daughters. Vanessa may also be entitled to spousal support after the divorce. Her lawyer is Laura Wasser, who has worked with everyone from Britney Spears to, most recently, Kim Kardashian in her divorce from Kris Humphries.
Photo: Travis Jourdain / PR Photos
Rafael Nadal and his foundation along with the SOS Aldeas Infantiles organization hosted a presentation of the project ‘Integration and Sport’ in Barcelona last night. The project aims to provide a better future for young children in Barcelona and Granada. The gala last night was held to raise funds for the project.
Nadal was joined by his girlfriend, Xisca Perello. Other celebrities who attended the event included actresses Paz Vega and Nastassja Kinski.
Photo: G Tres / Splash News
Ryan Parker must be a Lakers fan, he sounds a little bitter about Paul heading to the Clippers, no?
It looks like the Clippers could be giving the Lakers a run for their money this season. Since signing Chris Paul, the Clippers have suddenly gained a huge fan base. Season tickets, which went on sale Monday, are now sold out. Fans wanting to catch the first regular season match-up between the Lakers and the Clippers will have to pay more to purchase tickets from eBay or StubHub. All tickets are sold out on Ticketmaster’s website.
Last year, the Clippers averaged 93% capacity at Staples Center while the Lakers averaged 99.9% according to ESPN. Now the only question is who will be the better team? And who will become the Jack Nicholson of the Clippers?
Tiger Woods wrote on his blog yesterday that Stanford Cardinals head coach David Shaw asked him to be an honorary team captain for the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2 when the Cardinals take on Oklahoma State in Arizona. Woods said he “happily accepted” the invitation.
Woods said, “I’m very close to Stanford. They’ve done so much for me in my life. Everyone knows Coach Shaw and I had a class together. We go way back. It’s neat to be able to come back and help him any way that I can.”
In the post, Woods basically recapped the last year. He started off by saying, “it was extremely satisfying to close out the season with a win at my own event, the Chevron World Challenge.”
Photo: Tiger Woods Foundation
During last night’s GOP debate in Iowa, Texas Gov. Rick Perry compared himself to Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. Perry said, when asked about his lacking debating skills when compared to opponent Barack Obama,
“There are a lot of folks that said Tim Tebow wasn’t going to be a very good NFL quarterback. There are a lot of people who stood up and said he doesn’t have the right throwing mechanisms, or he’s not playing the game right. And, uh, he won two national championships and that looked pretty good. We were the national champions in job creation back in Texas. So, but am I ready for the next level? Let me tell you, I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses.”
Perry got a big round of applause for that statement, which you can catch in the video below:
According to the Chicago Tribune, federal charges have been filed against Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd after he accepted a kilogram of cocaine from an undercover federal agent. Hurd was charged with one count of conspiring to posses cocaine with the intent to distribute it. He appeared in court last night and will remain in custody until his attorney can arrange bond.
Hurd told the undercover agent he and another individual distributed about four kilograms of cocaine weekly in the Chicago area. He was meeting with the undercover agent because his normal supplier hadn’t been able to meet his needs.
What makes the story all the more interesting is the report from 670 The Score that a number of NFL players received drugs from Hurd.
Hurd’s three-year contract with the Bears had a maximum value of $5.15 million. He received a $1.35 million signing bonus.
Chris Paul has been the hot topic in the NBA this past week, with word spreading last week that a trade the Los Angeles Lakers were trying to make with the New Orleans Hornets in order to obtain Paul was shot down by commissioner David Stern. After the Lakers were denied the trade, the Los Angeles Clippers were reportedly in negotiations to make a deal for Paul. Finally, official word came last night that Paul would be joining Blake Griffin on the court. The Clippers traded Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu and a first-round draft pick acquired from Minnesota for Paul.
Chris Paul is considered one of the top point guards in the NBA. He was drafted 4th overall to the New Orleans Hornets in 2005. In 2006 he was named Rookie of the Year, and has been an All-Star four times, and won a gold medal in the Olympics with the U.S. national basketball team.
Paul, who is 26 years old, grew up in North Carolina. Paul and his brother, two years his senior, grew up playing sports and working summers at the service station their grandfather owned. A day after Paul signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Wake Forest, his grandfather was found dead at age 61. He had been beaten and robbed by a group of teenagers. Five days later, Paul scored 61 points in honor of his grandfather at his high school’s season opener.
Paul went on to Wake Forest where he broke freshmen school records for free throws, three-point percentage, assists and steals. After being drafted to the Hornets, the disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina did not allow him to play a full season. The team played only three games in New Orleans Arena. They were relocated and played most games in Oklahoma City. In the 2007-2008 season, Paul ended the season leading the league in assists and steals. He finished second in MVP voting behind Kobe Bryant.
Paul got married in September of this year, to Jada Crawley whom he met while at Wake Forest. They had been dating since 2003 and had a son together in May of 2009. Paul’s brother works as his personal manager. His nickname, CP3, comes from not only his initials and jersey number but family tradition. His father was always called CP1, his brother CP2, and he CP3.
So, what do you ladies think of Chris Paul? Hot or not?
Photos: FayesVision/WENN.com and Allen Berezovsky / PR Photos
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees stopped by Sesame Street to tape a segment with fan-favorite, Elmo.
Drew and the Elmo teach kids the word “measure” on the episode set to air on PBS Kids on Thursday.
This is a natural fit for Drew who has two young sons, Baylen and Bowen. We love Drew sporting the “Sesame” jersey. Check out the cuteness here: