Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Chicago Red Stars Christen AnneMarie Press headlines the 2016 ESPN The Magazine Body Issue where she had poses nude for the magazine. The Magazine released a teaser of photos from their upcoming annual Body Issue.
It will be released online on July 6 and hit newsstands on July 8. Press 27, said that her body is “100% made” for her sport. “I’m 100 per cent a byproduct of my sport. I always tell my teammates that I only have muscles where they get to play.
“I have butt muscles, thigh muscles, and then my upper body is super skinny – except for in my shoulders, which you need for a little bit of strength to hold other players off the ball.
“So I think I’ve developed muscles 100 per cent from just shooting the ball and running. Every single thing about my body looks like soccer.”
This is the 8th annual edition of the Body Issue. It will include photos, interviews and videos of athletes, that will include Miami Heat basketballer Dwyane Wade, MMA star Conor McGregor, Team USA duathlete Chris Mosier (first transgender athlete to appear in the Body Issue), Houston Texans' giant defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller of the Denver Broncos, Chicago Cubs Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Jake Arrieta, three-time WNBA All-Star and 2015 MVP Elena Delle Donne, Olympians Nathan Adrian and April Ross.
Even without MVP LeBron James and Stephen Curry, the USA is still the favorites to win the gold for third consecutive time at the Rio Olympic Games. The Americans have won 17 consecutive games at the Olympics dating back to the 2004 bronze medal game at the 2004 Athens Olympics
USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo has chose Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Paul George, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes, Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, DeAndre Jordan and DeMarcus Cousins to represent the country in the Olympics.
Durant and Anthony are the only players with Olympic experience after a number of stars, including James, decided to skip Rio.
Players who withdraw from consideration were MVP LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge, John Wall, Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis and James Harden.
“First of all, you have 12 dedicated guys who have committed to be part of this and represent their country and that in itself is a big statement,” Colangelo told USA TODAY Sports. “Some just came off a championship series. We’re appreciative of that commitment.
“Number two, this is a very strong team. There’s been a lot said about those who are not participating, and it should be more about who is participating and what they bring to the table. It’s a deep roster. We have a number of guys who could play 2-3 positions, and it gives Coach K (Mike Krzyzewski) several options of how we can play.”
Sunday, June 19, 2016
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers became the first NBA team to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the Finals and ended Cleveland’s 52-year, major professional sports championship drought. LeBron James had a super performance contributing 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in a 93-89 victory in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday that clinched the Cavaliers’ first championship in franchise history.
Both teams do what they best at to try to win the game Cleveland was physical, bullying Golden State on the boards (48-39) and in the paint (48-28). James who had a 41-point was assertive, racking up 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in the first half. While all eyes were on Stephen Curry, it was Draymond Green who provided a first-half spark, piling up 22 points and making all five of his three-point attempts.
Curry scored nine-points in the first half, but needed eight shots to get them. Klay Thompson was worse. Curry’s sidekick scored five points on 2-of-9 shooting in the first two quarters. Fortunately for Golden State, James received less help. After scoring 64 points the last two games, Kyrie Irving could muster just nine in the first half. And Kevin Love, desperately in need of a breakout performance, had five points on 1-of-5 shooting.
The battle between James and Curry, already chippy, continued in Game 7. James blocked a Curry layup in the second quarter, lingering in Curry’s vicinity for a few seconds. Curry turned, bumped into James chest and began barking at the Cavs star. Green interceded, and referee Mike Callahan needed to step in and separate them.
Draymond Green had 32 points, 15 rebounds and 9 assists for the Warriors, and Stephen Curry had 17 points but shot just 6 of 19 from the field. In the final minute, Curry missed a 3-pointer that would have tied the game. With 10.6 seconds left, James made 1 of 2 free throws to seal the win.
LeBron James was named Finals MVP.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Kimbo Slice, who become popular on the internet as a street fighter that earn him the the tag "The King of the Web Brawlers." His real name is Kevin Ferguson, a bearded street fighter he died at the age of 42.
He was rushed to a hospital in Margate, Florida, near his home Monday, Coral Springs Police Sgt. Carla Kmiotek said. His manager Mike Imber confirmed his death. "We lost our brother today," Imber said in a text message to The Associated Press.
He was born in Bahamas and grew up in the Miami area, Slice was a strip club bouncer and bodyguard who began competing in unsanctioned street fights in 2003.
When he became popular as a street fighter on the internet he studied MMA and eventually competed for several promotions, which includes the UFC and Bellator, which staged his two most recent fights. While he went only 5-2 and never won a championship belt, the personable Slice became one of MMA's best-known figures, attracting large television audiences and crowds to his growing sport.
He is survived by 6 children, and he credited his MMA career for allowing him to send them to college.