Tua Tagovailoa Suffers Potential Season Ending Injury

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa was airlifted to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Birmingham after suffering a hip injury during the second quarter this week’s game against Mississippi State.

Scrambling out the pocket, the 21-year-old NFL draft prospect was rocked just after he was able to get rid the ball. Tagovailoa was seen bleeding from his face and unable to lift himself from the ground.

Aaron Suttles The Athletic is reporting that Tagovailoa is out for the season with a dislocated hip with a posterior wall fracture.

“It’s kind a freak thing that you seldom see. He was good, at least as good as he was a week ago in terms his ability to move,” head coach Nick Saban said after the game, according to ESPN. “I don’t think anything he did affected his performance in the first half. So the guy played, and I thought he played really well. And we hate it that he got injured. We hate it for him. We hate it for his family. I hate it when any player on our team gets injured. So Godspeed to him and his entire family, and our thoughts and prayers are with them and hope this is not so serious it has any long-term effect on his future as a player.” 

Lebron Throws Down Monstrous Dunk Against The Kings

“How that air @ 10,000 ft feel?” Kyle Kuzma asked Lebron on Twitter after last night’s game. It was a reaction to the monstrous dunk the King threw down during the second quarter the Lakers game against the Kings last night.

Lebron beat Bogdan Bogdanović f the dribble and drove to the paint like the freight train old to put Nemanja Bjelica on a poster. There’s been a narrative floating around the Lakers this year that Lebron isn’t quite as athletic as he once was. He clearly looks to put those rumors to bed after a performance like this. When asked about the end his career, he compared himself to NFL quarterback Tom Brady saying, “Me and Tom Brady are one in the same. We’re going to play until we can’t walk no more.”

Lebron eventually responded to Kuzma’s tweet writing, “Like a pair fresh kicks that you always wanted! 🤣.” He also participated in a back and forth with Tom Brady on Twitter. Brady wrote “I’m playing until I can’t dunk anymore! @KingJames,” to which Lebron responded, “Well I’m playing until I can’t throw TD passes anymore! @TomBrady.”

The Lakers’ next game is tomorrow, November 17th, against the Atlanta Hawks. 

Paul George Highly Critical Of His Clippers Debut: “I Thought I Was Terrible”

Paul George made his Los Angeles Clippers debut on Thursday night, following a pair shoulder surgeries that caused him to miss the team’s first 11 games.

Some rust was to be expected in his first live game action since April, but George was an efficient 10–17 from the field for a team-high 33 points in his 24 minutes on the court. He also added nine rebounds and four assists with five turnovers in the 132-127 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.

Paul George Highly Critical Of His Clippers Debut: “I Thought I Was Terrible”

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As a whole, George thought his performance was terrible, but mentioned that it’s the best his shoulders have felt “in a really long time.”

“I thought I was terrible,” said George, per ESPN.

“A lot breakdowns happened because my lack being out there with those guys,” George continued. “I’m here to win games and I didn’t get a win. … We had a chance to win tonight and a couple bad possessions in a row that we have down the stretch and we lose. That’s what I gauge good games and bad games on.”

“That’s the best my shoulders have felt in a really long time, so I knew coming into tonight shooting wouldn’t be a problem,” he added. “Just playing basketball is what I’m lacking right now.”

The Clippers dropped to 7-5 on the season as a result Thursday night’s loss but they’ll now return home for a five-game home stand starting with a matchup against Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. George’s former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, will visit Staples Center on Monday night.

Check out some highlights from PG’s Clippers debut in the video embedded below.

"Parasite" On Pace To Be 2019’s Highest-Grossing Foreign Film in the U.S.

According to Variety, Parasite is on pace to pass $10 million at the North American box fice this weekend, making it the highest-grossing foreign-language film in the US this year. It’s an important milestone for Bong Joon-ho’s Korean-language black comedy which has high hopes for the Oscars. 

Currently, in first is No Manches Frida 2, which was released back in March and earned $9.27 million domestically. 

“It could potentially cross $10 million this weekend since it is adding 142 locations, for a total 603,” Comscore’s senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian, told Variety.

Parasite has been riding a wave interest since its debut. Neon’s slow rollout was perfectly orchestrated from day one and this has paid big dividends for the film,” said Dergarabedian. “Parasite is one the most interesting (and unpredictable) films the year and has become one the must-see films the season.”

Parasite has received plenty praise from critics: it currently holds a 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. David Edelstein  Vulture writes, “What keeps you rapt in Parasite is the visual wit — every shot distills the movie’s themes — and the richness the characters and performances.” The film critiques class discrimination as the story follows the relationship between a rich and poor family.

LeBron James Sarcastically Addresses His Haters After Triple-Double Performance

Coming into this season, there were various questions surrounding LeBron James and whether or not he could continue to be one the best players in the world. So far this season, LeBron has completely silenced those critics by putting up great performance after great performance. Last night, the Lakers took on the Chicago Bulls and James completed his third straight triple-double which propelled the team to a 118-112 victory. Despite his age, LeBron continues to show people he is one the greatest to ever do it.

With the win, the Lakers are now the first team in the NBA with six wins and are in first place in the Western Conference. After the game, LeBron was feeling himself and took to Twitter where he fered a bit sarcasm towards his detracters. 

LeBron has been well aware the narratives against him but they don’t seem to bother him all that much. All he has to do this season is go out and be about his business while dishing the ball to superstar players like Anthony Davis. The Lakers are a real contender this year and the six-game winning streak is further pro what they can accomplish.

As the season goes on, it will be intriguing to see if the Lakers can keep it up or if their lack depth will force them to fall f.

Kyrie Irving Defended By Nets Head Coach Following "Mood Swings" Report

Kyrie Irving has been known to be a bit an odd creature at times. It’s safe to say that Irving marches to the beat his own drum and doesn’t really care for what people have to say about him. When you’re different from the rest the pack, people will always look for ways to discredit you and with Irving, that’s no different. This past week, a report came out which detailed some the concerns the Nets front fice has with some Kyrie’s “mood swings.”

Irving’s most high prile teammates like DeAndre Jordan and Kevin Durant were quick to defend Irving and said he’s been nothing but great to the team thus far. During an interview with the media, Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson echoed those same sentiments and fered praise for his hard-working star.

“That is completely false … in my experience with him so far, it’s absolutely not true,” Atkinson stated matter factly.

After three games this season, the Nets sit at a record 1-2 but Kyrie has been a standout. He dropped 50 in the first game the season but it wasn’t enough to win an OT thriller with the Minnesota Timberwolves. If Kyrie can keep putting up these performances and accumulating wins, then the front fice will quickly forget any comments they made in the past.

 

Lamar Jackson Unleashes His Inner Wizard With Harry Potter Costume

Lamar Jackson has been having himself a pretty great season in Baltimore as he plays his first full season as the team’s starting quarterback. Jackson has impressed fans with his ability to not only throw dimes through the air but also run the ball better than any other QB. Jackson is quickly approaching Michael Vick territory and some people think he has already surpassed him. Defenses have been finding it particularly hard to play against Jackson this season and every week, he comes through with yet another phenomenal game.

Recently, Jackson was a part a costume party, just like other notable players in the league. This time around, Jackson went as Harry Potter and he definitely did a great job with the outfit. Jackson was decked out head to toe in maroon and gold robes, including the tie and Potter’s signature glasses. The only thing Jackson didn’t do was give himself a lightning bolt scar.

Perhaps one could make the connection that Jackson is a wizard out on the field and that’s why he would dress like Harry Potter. I’m sure this connection will lead to some eye-rolling amongst those reading this but really, you never know.

If Jackson keeps putting up solid performances, he and the Ravens will certainly be making a deep run in the playfs.

James Harden Explains What Went Wrong In Rockets Season Opener

James Harden and Russell Westbrook make up one the most talked-about duos in the NBA right now. The two played together back in Oklahoma City and fans are hoping they can rekindle their exceptional chemistry. On Thursday night, they had the opportunity to prove their worth as they took on the Milwaukee Bucks in the Houston Rockets season opener. In the end, it was a rough night for Harden who only put up 19 points as the Rockets lost by a score 117-111.

The Bucks got a nice amount fense from their star player Giannis Antetokounmpo who went f for 30 points and a triple-double. Harden and Giannis are MVP contenders so pundits were curious to see how they would stack up against one another. After the game, Harden admitted that much the blame for the loss was on him, according to Tim MacMahon ESPN.

Harden and the Rockets were one the most scrutinized teams in the league last season due to their lack playf success. Harden was a prolific scorer throughout the regular season but the postseason performances left a lot to be desired.

Having said that, there is still plenty basketball left to be played this season so Rockets fans shouldn’t get too worried just yet.

Damian Lillard Sends Mason Plumlee Into Another Dimension: Watch

Damian Lillard had a phenomenal season last year as he brought the Portland Trail Blazers all the way to the Western Conference Finals. The superstar point guard has cemented himself as one the best players at his position in the entire league and heading into this season, there are a lot expectations for the Trail Blazers to do big things. Last night, the team played its first game against the Denver Nuggets and despite Dame’s 32-point performance, the Blazers lost 108-100.

Perhaps the biggest highlight from the game came in the first quarter when Lillard made a spin move on Mason Plumlee that had him on the ground like a fish out water. Lillard drove to the basket and threw down a big dunk that had fans in the arena going nuts.

Over the last year or so, Lillard has proven himself to be quite the demoralizing figure whenever he makes plays like this. In the playfs last year, he singlehandedly destroyed the Oklahoma City Thunder who ended up blowing up their whole roster in the fseason.

As the season moves on, we hope to see even more highlights like this from Lillard and other players throughout the league. We’re sure Plumlee is still reeling from that spin.

Greg Hardy’s Controversial UFC Win Overturned By His Illegal Inhaler

It appears Greg Hardy needed a little help in the Octagon Friday night to help secure his victory. However it turns out the help, which was him using a inhaler, isn’t allowed. Hardy took on Ben Sosoli at TD Garden at UFC Boston on Friday night, and initially won the bout by unanimous decision after a solid performance in just his fourth UFC fight ever.

However before the third and final round, Hardy took a hit from an inhaler while sitting in the corner, extremely out breath. What he believed to be okay, turned out not to be. Hardy was called out by ESPN commentators for the use the inhaler, which Marc Ratner said was “completely illegal.”

A meeting after the fight determined that Hardy’s inhaler use, which was initially thought to be approved by a Massachusetts athletic commissioner at the time, violated UFC rules. The fight was then ficially ruled a no-contest as a result.

According to Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole, an inspector initially approved the inhaler use when Hardy and his team asked. That inspector, however, didn’t have the authority to do so, which is why the fight was ruled a no-contest instead a disqualification.

“I was in the ring, me and my coach asked the commission if it would be OK to use my inhaler and they said yes, so I took it,” Hardy said, ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. “I’m still new guy in this sport, I did what I do in every situation — I asked permission, I got permission and I did what I was told.”

Check out footage and people’s reactions to the inhaler (below).

Live Nation's Download Festival Madrid 2020 Is Canceled

Yet another music festival has been canceled.

Live Nation’s Download Festival Madrid has announced that the event will not be returning in 2020.  Organizers are trying to redevelop the event, though for now, things look to be on permanent hiatus.

The festival is one of a number of Download events that take place across the world. For the last three years, the Caja Magica has hosted this particular edition. The inaugural 2017 festival was especially successful, with more than 100,000 people attending.

The most recent edition of the festival took place this past June. Among those who performed there were Tool, Scorpions, Sabaton and Slipknot.

The festival organizers issued a statement along with the announcement. They said that, while they would have liked to announce the 4th edition of the festival, they have not “achieved all the conditions that we believe a festival of this nature requires,” so they have decided to go on hiatus while they try to redevelop the concept.

They added that, as they “evaluate different options,” they hope to bring fans the “best experience possible,” in line with what 250,000 people have seen in the last three years.

Download Festival Madrid has been one of the main rock festivals in Spain.

Among the many stars that have performed at the festival is Linkin Park, which featured one of the last performances of singer Chester Bennington before he died. Other performers have included:

  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Guns n’ Roses
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Judas Priest

The flagship Download Festival has taken place in the United Kingdom every year since 2003 in Donington Park. Other Download Festivals have taken place in Japan, France and Australia.

The Madrid edition of the Download Festival is not the first that has gone on hiatus. The French festival, which had been staged in Paris since 2016, went on hiatus this year. It was scheduled to return next year, but it was also canceled.

Simone Biles Is Now The Most-Decorated Gymnast, Male Or Female

For a brief moment on Saturday, Simone Biles was tied for most gold medals in the gymnastics world championships. She won her 23rd gold medal for the vault, matching the record Belarusian gymnast, Vitaly Scherbo, who competed in the 90’s. However, Scherbo had competed in two more events than Biles. Biles won the vault by more than half a point, averaging 15.399 for her two attempts.

Biles did not remain Scherbo’s equal for long, as she won gold on balance beam later in the day, bringing her to 24 and making her the most-decorated gymnast, male or female. Biles’ 15.066 made her jump out her seat and celebrate by throwing air punches.

Despite this reaction, Biles ten embraces her greatness with composure and humility. When asked how it felt to tie the world record, she responded, “I don’t know. What is it supposed to feel like? I don’t know, I don’t get time to think about these things. I think my performances and then… Dinner.” 

More medals are potentially (and likely) on the way for Biles, as she will also compete in the final for floor exercise today, where she is the reigning world and Olympic champion.
Biles has announced that she plans to bow out after Tokyo 2020, but her achievements have already solidified her legacy as the greatest gymnast ever. 

Baker Mayfield Trolled By Nick Bosa After Embarrassing Loss: Watch

Baker Mayfield has been doing a lot talking this season but it hasn’t exactly led to some good results. The team went into their Monday Night game against the San Francisco 49ers with a record 2-2 and there was a lot pressure for them to win. In the end, Mayfield wasn’t able to live up to the hype and the team eventually lost by a score 31-3. Mayfield was a turnover machine in the game and failed to even throw a touchdown pass.

While the performance was bad enough, perhaps the most embarrassing moments involved defensive stud Nick Bosa who sacked Mayfield twice. Baker was known at Oklahoma for planting the team’s flag in the Ohia State logo. As a former Ohio state alumn, Bosa didn’t take too kindly to this and mocked the celebration after a sack. Following the game, Bosa took the 49ers’ flag and waved it proudly before walking f the field.

Bosa’s celebration was salt in the wound for Mayfield and the Browns who now have a 2-3 record this season. If they want to win the AFC North, they will have to be a lot better as the season goes on.

It certainly won’t be easy but if Mayfield can find his rhythm, perhaps the team can dig themselves out a hole.

Global Music Rights Points Its Guns at Another Radio Giant: Entravision

Global Music Rights has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Entravision Communications, which runs a collection of Spanish-language radio stations throughout the United States.

The lawsuit claims that Entravision violated the performance rights on more than 100 songs, on close to 15,000 occasions. These songs include ”Jeremy” by Pearl Jam, ”Born To Run” by Bruce Springsteen, and “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica, among other iconic English-language smashes.

Global Music Rights, which is owned by Irving Azoff, is an increasingly visible competitor to BMI and ASCAP. But unlike those two organizations, GMR isn’t required to provide the kind of blanket licenses mandated by a federally-imposed Consent Degree (the U.S. Justice Department is currently reviewing that Decree, but it stands in full force at present).

This is not the first time that Global Music Rights has engaged in legal warfare against the radio industry.

It is currently battling the Radio Music License Committee, which is an organization representing around 10,000 U.S. radio stations. The two organizations are accusing each other of violating antitrust laws, amongst other accusations, with a trial scheduled to continue in California sometime in 2020.

According to Global Music Rights, the organization has the ability to negotiate performance rates directly with radio stations. While its catalog is relatively small, its artists are big and their songs coveted. Accordingly, GMR asserts that stations that do not forge a direct agreement with the PRO are prohibited from playing music from a number of well-known music artists, such as Prince, Jon Bon Jovi, and John Lennon.

Daniel Petrocelli, who is representing GMR in the lawsuit, said that the organization is simply trying “to ensure that songwriters receive fair pay.”

In its complaint against Entravision, Global Music Rights insists that they have repeatedly offered the company proper music licenses but that they have refused to respond to any of them.  Unsurprisingly, Entravision has also refused to comment in regards to the lawsuit as well.

Madden 20 Welcomes Another NFL Star To The "99 Club"

When Madden 20 ficially launched on August 2, there were just four players deemed worthy enough for the iconic 99 overall rating. Those players were Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald, and Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner. 

Just three games into the season, Madden 20 ratings performance adjustors had no choice but to add a fifth player to the 99 Club – Kansas City Chiefs QB, and Madden 20 cover star, Patrick Mahomes.

The reigning NFL MVP, who started as a 97 overall, has been lights out through the team’s first three games, leading the league in passing yards (1,195) and touchdown passes (10), while completing 71.9% his passes. Not to mention, he is yet to throw an interception and his Kansas City Chiefs have rolled to a 3-0 record behind his stellar play.

In addition to earning the coveted 99 overall Madden rating, Mahomes was also presented with a commemorative trophy from his right tackle, Mitchell Schwartz. Check out the footage below.

 

The 24-year old QB will be eligible to sign a contract extension this season is over and it’s a guarantee that the Chiefs will make him the highest-paid player in NFL history when that time comes. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Mahomes figures to sign a deal worth more than $200 million this summer, far more than the four-year, $16.42 million rookie contract that Mahomes is currently playing on.

The Chiefs will travel to Detroit for a matchup against the 2-0-1 Lions this Sunday, followed by a Sunday night showdown against the Indianapolis Colts at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 5.