Blake Griffin was in the midst being sued back in February after an alleged incident in June where his dog attacked a 64-year-old man who was eating at A Votre Sante in Los Angeles. Emmanuel Aframian claims that he was eating and minding his own business when all a sudden, the dog lunged at him in a vicious attack. During the time the lawsuit, Aframian said that he had endured “disabling and permanent” all while claiming that the dog had a past being violent towards people.
According to The Blast, Aframian filed a request to have his lawsuit against the Detroit Pistons star dismissed. It’s an interesting development considering Aframian appeared to be adamant about his charges in February. As right now, it’s unclear as to whether or not Griffin settled with Aframian out court. If they did, that is certainly the reason why this lawsuit would be dismissed so suddenly.
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Griffin has been keeping a low prile since being swept from the playfs against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Pistons big man was recently asked about future NBA draft pick Zion Williamson, where he explained how the Duke star could be one the best dunkers to ever play the game.
For a couple years, Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have been involved in a low-key relationship. They’re not always the talk the town but when they hit the red carpet together, all eyes flock to them. Johansson is one the most successful actresses the last decade, enjoying a prominent role in the Avengers series, which culminated with Endgame this year. Colin Jost is most well-known for his recurring appearances on Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update. A representative for the couple has confirmed that they are set to tie the knot, getting engaged recently and announcing the news the Associated Press.
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Johansson’s publicist let the world know that she would soon be getting married to Colin Jost. This is the first time Jost has gotten married and ScarJo was previously married to Ryan Reynolds and Romain Dauriac. There has not yet been a date set for their nuptials.
The couple recently walked the Avengers: Endgame red carpet together, smooching for all their fans to see and furthering speculation that they might be exchanging vows soon. Do you think they will last a long time or are you planning to scoop Scarlett away from her comedian husband-to-be?
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Complex reported on the story recently. A little girl was kicked out class in Tennessee during an exercise because she was telling other students to stop giving the Nazi salute. In a series numerous tweets, Keith Gamble, the girl’s father, shared the story and explained that his daughter shouted at the other kids “Stop it, put your hands down now!” The action led to the student’s removal from class and redirection to the principal’s fice.
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Accordingly, Gamble said fifth-grade pupils at the McFadden School Excellence in Murfreesboro were given an assignment herein which they were to told to give the fensive salute in a Hitler-related exercise. Following the given task, the students continued to give each other the Nazi salute in the hallways and at recess for weeks. As such, Gamble affirms that every time her daughter attempted to speak on the issue, she was told: “not to address it.”
Furthermore, the girl speaking on the issue only led to further tormenting by her peers and made her a personal target in the Nazi salute ordeal. The father admitted to being very proud his daughter and other students who spoke out. Though a spokesperson told BuzzFeed that Gamble’s daughter “was not disciplined or punished in any way for her concerns or actions.” Moreover, the school rep added that the institution condemns the actions the fending students. We are expecting more information on this in the future.
Game 1 the Eastern Conference Finals is set to tipf tonight in Milwaukee, as Giannis Antetokounmpo and the top-seeded Bucks host Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors.
The Bucks are coming f a full week rest, following their five-game series against the Boston Celtics, but Giannis knows the team needs to come out firing in Game 1. Speaking to the media at practice on Tuesday, Giannis explained that Milwaukee could afford to go down 0-1 against a team like the Celtics, but the Raptors are a different beast.
“Against Boston, you can go down 1-0 and still be fine,” Giannis said, according to ESPN. “But against Toronto, it’s hard to be in that spot when you lose the first game in your home.”
Milwaukee enters tonight’s Game 1 with an 8-1 record in the post-season – the lone loss coming in Game 1 against Boston. The team has not played since May 8 when they closed out their second-round series.
Meanwhile, the Raptors are coming f a gruelling seven-game series against the Philadelphia 76ers, which Kawhi Leonard ended as time expired in Game 7. Of that iconic series-clinching buzzer beater, Giannis told reporters that he thought for sure the game was going to overtime.
“I’m not gonna lie,” Antetokounmpo said, per ESPN. “I thought it was gonna go to overtime.
“I was talking to my family. I was watching the game, and I told them that Toronto has some st rims, so when you shoot the ball, it tends to bounce around the rim, and it goes in sometimes, so you always have a chance if you shoot the ball with an arc. And I was saying that, and in the fourth quarter, he hit the shot.”
Tonight’s Game 1, airing on TNT, tips at 8:30pm ET.
Antonio Brown was pulled over while driving his Porsche just outside Pittsburgh back in November. It was reported that Brown was driving over 100 MPH in a 45 MPH zone which means he was clearly way over the speed limit. At the time, Brown was cited for reckless driving and ended up skipping out on his court date in February. Because this, Brown was found guilty on his reckless driving charge and was ordered to pay $400, according to TMZ.
Instead taking his L, Brown appealed the decision and appeared in court on Tuesday to discuss his charges. Instead pleading guilty to reckless driving, the Oakland Raiders wide receiver was given the opportunity to plead guilty to a lesser charge “Driving at a Safe Speed.” This violation is a real law in Pennsylvania that constitutes as driving “a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions.”
Instead having to pay any hefty fines, Brown owed a measly $25 which won’t really affect his bottom line considering he just signed a deal with the Oakland Raiders worth $50,125,000.
Brown will surely be focused on training now that this case is over. The Raiders are going to need him to be in top shape if they want any chance at being successful this season.
The NBA’s commissioner, Adam Silver, is hoping that the “one-and-done” rule will no longer be in play by the time the 2022 draft rolls around. It was Thursday at an event in Washington D.C. that Silver explained that while both the league and the Players Association have been actively discussing the one-and-done topic, there are still a few years in the buffer zone that precedes actual change.
According to Silver, the 2022 Draft deadline will allow for the NBA to work closely with the Players Association and USA Basketball along with a number other organizations so that younger players are better prepared when deciding to join the league. According to Silver, pushing the projected date for the 2022 Draft up any sooner would be unjust in regard to teams who have already made trades that involve draft picks.
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Freeing the league the one-and-done rule would eliminate the stipulations that require that all players spend at least one year in college before becoming eligible for the draft. Silver admits, however, that only half the league’s teams are welcoming the idea to draft players straight out high school.
“You could argue that in the pure self-interest the NBA, we’re better being at 19 or 20,” he said. “If you ask an NBA GM who has to scout those players and make a really difficult decision on who they should draft, in many cases, they would much rather see that player having competed against top-notch competition in college for two years or even three years than just in high school, where it’s more difficult to tell.”
He also went on to note the hypocrisy the rule: “It’s hard, I think, if you’re that parent or guardian to say to that player, it’s more important that you go to three more classes as opposed to prepare for a really important decision,” he adds. “I think that’s where the hypocrisy lies.”
Yesterday (May the 9th) is and was the one day per year Dragon Ball fans stop to rejoice over the revered Goku character. As inane as it might sound to the non-believers, “Goku Day” has been in practice for years, the world over.
The only thing about the Spiky-haired hybrid that varies in translation is the pronunciation the character’s given name. In Japan, the Otaku emphasize a phantom third syllable when Go-kyuu is drawn into conversation. Otherwise, “Goku Day” is guided by the same principles, regardless where you find yourself located, the day .
Even so, Goku’s character arc continues to evolve with every iteration the saga, including the current Super Dragon Ball Heroes storyline, where he finds himself roped into a conflict scenario with his Time Patrol counterpart, Xeno Goku. Vegeta is also forced to repel a Xeno doppelganger much the same, setting the scene for a “tag-team championship” the likes which we’ve never seen in the Akira Toriyama’s parallel universe.
So, you might be wondering: how did Dragon Ball fans actually “celebrate” the prodigal son. Well, they did what do just about every day the year: blessing the archives with loads hyperbolic fan art depicting the character at his Super Saiyan best. Take a look for yourself.
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Bebe Rexha has now set the record straight about any and all rumors regarding going under the knife to enhance certain aspects her body. The 29-year-old “Meant To Be” singer is featured in June’s issue Health Magazine and has opened up about never undergoing plastic surgery, admitting that she’s scared to.
“I’ve never had my butt done. I’ve never had my nose done. Actually, I have a deted septum, and I keep getting sinus infections, and I’m scared to get that fixed],” she told the publication. “I’m scared to go under the knife—I don’t want it to mess up my nose! If I got work done, I would definitely say it. I definitely want to get my boobs lifted one day. If it makes me feel better and sexy? I’m like, do whatever you want.”
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Further in the interview, Bebe speaks her sexuality and why she hasn’t publicly defined it to her fans.
“I try to keep one thing personal to me,” she said. “But I consider myself fluid. Until I find “the one,” I can’t just say what I am. I just want to find someone I love and who loves me—and I don’t care if that’s a boy or a girl.”
Rule #1 sliding into the DMs: Make sure you’re sliding into the right DMs.
As easy as that may seem, it appears that some people still struggle with that simple instruction, including one thirsty woman named Jordan who recently tried making a move on Philadelphia Phillies’ superstar Bryce Harper. Instead messaging the Phillies’ $300-million-dollar man, Jordan actually sent the DM to his wife, Kayla Harper. The misplaced message read, “Hey handsome I’m Jordan I’m just trying to be ya stress reliever.”
Kayla discovered the DM, and then posted the screenshot for her followers: “If you’re going to try & go after a married man the least you could do is be smart enough to message his Instagram account and not his wife’s.”
She continued, “@BryceHarper3 are you feeling stressed? I have your solution.”
Bryce may actually be feeling some stress early in his Phillies career, as the hometown fans have already begun booing him as a result his play on the field. Harper, who recently signed a 13-year $330M contract, is averaging a career-low .233 batting average with 43 strikeouts in 33 games played. Despite his early season struggles, the Phillies are currently sitting in first place in the NL East with a record 19-14.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks were defeated on their home court in Game 1 the NBA playfs on Sunday (April 28). The Boston Celtics destroyed the home team, beating them 112-90. Al Horford was the star the show, finishing with 20 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, and three blocks. He also did a great job defending Giannis. The Greek Freak finished with 22 points, but was not as dominant or accurate as he needed to be. Kyrie Irving was also a major factor in the game, logging 26 points, 10 assists, and six rebounds. Gordon Hayward and Terry Rozier showed what they were worth as well, combining for 22 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists.
The Celtics led by as many as 15 points in the first half before the Bucks went on a run before halftime. Boston came out the locker room with force though, and crushed the Bucks by outscoring them 36-21 in the third quarter. Game 2 will take place on Tuesday night (April 30). The Bucks will be looking to even the series, although the Celtics had one the best defenses all regular season. It will be no easy feat to regain a lead over the Celtics, but it would be foolish to doubt Giannis.
In response to James Holzhauer’s historic run on Jeopardy!, Shaq, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith tried their hands at some the game’s tri questions on last night’s edition Inside The NBA – and it went about as well as you’d expected.
Following the conclusion Game 6 between the Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs, which the Spurs won 120-103, Ernie Johnson played the role Alex Trebek while his Inside The NBA co-hosts did their best to answer questions (rather, provide questions to the answers) about space, royalty, organizations and others that Holzhauer got right.
Check out the hilarious footage below.
In a shocking upset in the NHL playfs, the Dallas Stars eliminated the Nashville Predators in six games thanks to a 2-1 win in overtime last night. Many people had the Predators going all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals this year, but in a season where almost every series has ended in an upset, the Predators fell to a team that they probably should have beat. The Stars will now have to do battle against the St-Louis Blues who have been one the hottest teams in the league since the trade deadline.
Last night’s game was in Dallas and was attended by a couple Cowboys stars. Of course, those two players were quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott and Prescott appeared on the Jumbotron at one point, which led to Prescott showering Zeke in popcorn as a nod to his infamous “feed me” celebration.
Clearly, the celebration motivated the Stars on the ice as they went on to win the game just a few minutes later. If the Cowboys make the playfs next year, we might even see some Stars players take in a game at Jerry World to provide some the same good luck charms.
For now, though, the Stars will definitely need some luck if they want to make it out alive against the Blues.
Despite having two Super Bowl championships under his belt, there is no denying that Eli Manning is approaching washed status. It may be blasphemous to say but over the past few years, the Giants have regressed as a franchise and Eli has been struggling to string together multiple wins in a row. Without Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants are going to be in for another tough season and some fans are already looking towards the next generation Giants players. According to this latest report from ESPN, Manning is looking towards the future as well, saying he figures the Giants will draft a quarterback in this year’s draft.
“Yeah, I figure the Giants are going to get a young quarterback. So I understand that,” Manning said. “I still have to do my job, and I’ll do my part. And my job as I see it is to go out there and play quarterback and win football games. That is what I’ll do.”
Head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Dave Gettleman made it clear to Manning that he will be their starter next season. 2019 will be Eli’s final season under contract with the Giants but there doesn’t seem to be a rush to sign the aging QB.
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“I don’t feel the need to talk to him about his contract,” Shurmur said. “Eli does a great job staying in the moment. He was here today and we got going. He is excited to get into this, the second year our system and build on what we did the last half the season. Eli is really terrific at staying in the moment. Right now, it is fseason training. Just trying to get comfortable with his receivers and try and master his decisions. I think that is where he is at. I don’t feel the need to talk about that with him.”
If you’re a Giants fan out there, what do you want the team to do with Eli? Is it time for a new quarterback?
Adam Silver has been an exceptional commissioner for the NBA so far and he is always looking at ways to change or improve the league. One the concerns that players have had as late, is “load management.” Players are starting to rest more ten during the regular season in order to prepare themselves for the physical toll that will present itself during the playfs. At a press conference over the weekend, Silver spoke about some the ways they could improve the league.
“That’s why I’m particularly interested in looking at different kinds formats – at midseason tournaments, for example, play-in tournaments – because even accepting that players have so many miles on their bodies, there may be better ways to present it,” Silver said, per ESPN. “Assuming guys are going to play 82 games, maybe there should be a certain number games in the regular season and then there should be two tournaments throughout the season.”
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Essentially, Silver is saying that the league could still play 82 games, but some those games would be part a tournament, while fewer matches would be allocated to the actual regular season.
Silver also hinted at potentially making games shorter, like the NCAA.
“I think the other issue that’s come up is the season is going to be roughly the beginning October to the end June. We could also be looking at the format. We could be looking at the number minutes in the game,” Silver explained. “Of course, the international game and the college game is 40 minutes and our game is 48 minutes. That would be another way to address load management. Those are all things we’re looking at.”
Would you want to see any these changes?
Jon Gruden is a polarizing person, to say the least. The Oakland Raiders head coach has some pretty interesting methods and at times, he has been heavily criticized for the way he runs his team. Those criticisms were on full display earlier this season when he traded away star players like Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper.
Heading into the draft, newly appointed Raiders general manager Mike Mayock told reporters that Gruden is making sure he does a good job in the draft, especially considering most the picks are thanks to Gruden’s trades.
“‘Don’t mess it up, dude,'” Gruden told Mayock ESPN. “‘I took a lot slings to get you three first-round picks.'”
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The Raiders will have four picks within the first 35 draft slots. This means there will be a ton pressure on the Raiders to get some big-time players. Mayock says he is ready for the challenge and understands what it takes to draft well.
“I’m a son a coach and I know how coaches think, and coaches think need,” Mayock said. “And we’re a coach-driven building, our coaches are highly involved. That’s good. I embrace that. The flip side is, you can’t reach. You’ve got to use some common sense. And that’s what I preach.”
The Raiders finished last season with a record 4-12 so they’ll be looking to have a turnaround campaign in 2019.