Washington Redskins President Is "Keeping Fingers Crossed" On Alex Smith

The Washington Redskins have been having a fairly good season final 12 months till quarterback Alex Smith went down with a horrific damage have been his decrease leg snapped in two. He broke his tibia and fibula and all of us grimaced in ache together with him after we noticed simply how unhealthy the damage regarded. No one is aware of precisely if Smith will ever be capable of return to soccer, however Redskins president Bruce Allen is hopeful. TMZ Sports caught up with Allen and requested him about Smith’s situation.

“Alex is getting higher on a regular basis and we’re gonna maintain our fingers crossed on how he is doing,” Allen mentioned. “We’re going to hearken to the medical doctors. Whatever the medical doctors inform us, that is what we’ll do.”

Allen was then requested about QB Kyler Murray and whether or not or not the Redskins can be keen to draft him as a possible alternative for Smith. The Redskins president was fairly coy in his response however does appear to be excited concerning the future the franchise.

“I am wanting ahead to assembly him on the mix together with 31 different groups,” Allen defined. “We’ll go together with any individual, I promise you. We’re gonna draft actually good soccer gamers for the Redskins this 12 months.”

Who do you assume the Redskins ought to go together with within the first spherical the draft?

Lonzo Ball Foul Was A Mistake According To Referees

With simply 2.9 seconds left in regulation final night time’s recreation between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder, Lakers guard Lonzo Ball was referred to as for a capturing foul on Russell Westbrook. Westbrook was on the three-point line on the time so he was given three free throws. The rating was 122-119 in favor the Lakers on the time however Westbrook made all three pictures to drive extra time. It was questionable whether or not or not Westbrook had began his capturing movement when Ball made contact with him, so the Lakers had been upset on the name.

When all was mentioned and achieved, the Lakers went on to win the sport 138-128, however there was nonetheless loads dialogue as to why the foul was referred to as within the first place. Even LeBron James, who’s out with an harm, took to Twitter to query the decision.

Snoop Dogg Slams Trump Over Government Shutdown: "You A Piece Of Sh*t"

Snoop Dogg has been extraordinarily vocal about his displeasure with Trump. The Long Beach rapper has taken purpose on the President and his supporters on quite a few instances, each on wax and on social media. The authorities shutdown is Snoop’s newest beef with Trump. The rapper took to social media to share a hilarious video condemning the president for his actions.

Snoop Dogg Slams Trump Over Government Shutdown: "You A Piece Of Sh*t"
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Snoop Dogg thinks anybody who works for the federal government and decides to vote Trump in once more is obvious silly. The rapper shared a video on Instagram telling anybody working for the federal government to rethink who they’re going to be voting in for president in 2020.

“All you folks working] for the federal authorities not getting paid proper now, ain’t no fuckin’ method on the planet you may vote for Donald Trump when he come again up once more,” he mentioned. “If y’all do vote for him, y’all some silly mothafuckas. I am sayin’ that to y’all early. All you federal authorities people who’s not being paid, that is being handled fuckin’ unfairly proper now — that is so horrible and this punk mothafucka do not care.”

Snoop continued to induce the folks to chorus from voting for Donald Trump as soon as the federal government shut down is over. Before ending his video, Snoop despatched yet one more message to Trump and his supporters: “So fuck him too. And fuck all people down with Donald Trump.”

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Justin Timberlake Performs First Show Since Vocal Injury Tour Hiatus

Justin Timberlake is again onstage after a protracted hiatus attributable to well being points. The singer had postponed a number of dates his Man the Woods tour after which ficially halted the string exhibits when he realized performing with a vocal damage was unsustainable. JT proudly introduced his return social media. He wished his followers a Happy New Year from the Capital One Arena in D.C.. 

The “Cry Me A River” crooner additionally shared some snippets his rehearsal in addition to images the precise present. His dance strikes appear intact however the state his vocals wasn’t displayed within the content material.

“My vocal cords are therapeutic, however they aren’t all the best way again to regular but, so my medical doctors need me to proceed to relaxation my voice,” the Hindsight creator wrote on Instagram in December. “They have requested me to carry f on singing till subsequent month. I’m actually sorry, I wish to be again on the stage and I’m doing all I can to get there rapidly. Thank you for understanding.”

He has not too long ago opted out acting at Coachella. “Justin’s tour schedule conflicted which is why he pulled out however he had wished to do it and was enthusiastic about it,” stated an insider.

Netflix Removes "Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj" Episode After Saudi Arabia Intervenes

The Saudi Arabian authorities is not making the case look any higher for themselves on the subject of the suspicious homicide journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabian insurgent, who left the nation to change into a journalist in America after the profession positioned him in tough waters again residence. He was a columnist for the Washington Post who was assassinated on the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, in October by representatives the Saudi authorities. According to Financial Times, Netflix was pressured to tug an episode  Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj in Saudia Arabia after the federal government intervened. The episode addressed the homicide  Khashoggi, and the obvious involvement Saudi Arabian Crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

Netflix Removes "Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj" Episode After Saudi Arabia Intervenes
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“Netflix confirmed that it had eliminated the episode in Saudi Arabia final week, after the nation’s Communications and Information Technology Commission made a request to take it down as a result of it allegedly violated the dominion’s anti-cyber crime legislation,” Financial Times reported. “Later within the eliminated episode, Mr. Minhaj criticized Silicon Valley for ‘swimming in Saudi money’ and urged tech corporations to cease taking funding from the dominion.”

In response, Netflix instructed Financial Times, “We strongly help creative freedom worldwide and solely eliminated this episode in Saudi Arabia after we had acquired a legitimate authorized request—and to adjust to native legislation.”

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Adrian Peterson Was Inspired By Brett Favre To Keep Playing

Adrian Peterson has been a dominant operating again ever since he got here into the league and he has proven little to no indicators slowing down. Usually operating backs do not final so long as Peterson, so it is laborious to consider he is been in a position to stick with it all these years. Now we all know that it is largely due to Brett Favre who performed with Peterson in Minnesota.

“You know what it takes,” Peterson advised Favre ( The Washington Post). “I had the chance to play with you in 2009, and nonetheless to this present day, I haven’t felt wind go by my ear from another passer. That was at 40 years outdated; at apply you threw the ball so laborious, wind glided by because the receiver was coming by to catch the ball.”

Adrian Peterson Was Inspired By Brett Favre To Keep Playing

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Peterson has expressed that he tries to not let the haters get to him, and hopes to play one other three or 4 years. In the identical Washington Post article, Peterson stated:

Do you assume Peterson has one other three years elite-level soccer left in him?

Adrian Peterson Was Inspired By Brett Favre To Keep Playing

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Odell Beckham Jr. Won't Play Sunday Due To Quad Injury

We simply gave him slightly time, he’ll be wonderful,” was New York Giants’ coach Pat Shurmur message to the media regarding OBJ’s availability this Sunday. Unfortunately, Friday’s prediction has fallen brief expectation, as crew docs have dominated Odell Beckham Jr. ineligible to compete on Sunday in opposition to the Washington Redskins, as a result of a bruised quad damage.

The crew relayed their announcement to ESPN on Saturday simply in time for Odell to skip the crew’s flight out New York state. The damage in query first got here to gentle throughout this week’s episode the Facebook docuseries I Am More: OBJ. In the identical episode the place he mentions spending $300ok a yr to take care of his construct, Odell additionally opened talked about that he picked up the quad damage on the ultimate drive the Philadelphia Eagles sport in Week 12.

A platoon  Bennie Fowler, Russell Shepard, and Corey Coleman might be anticipated to hold the “receiving” load in OBJ’s absence. On the constructive facet, tight finish Evan Engram is predicted again within the lineup after lacking the final two with a hamstring damage. Beckham has 77 catches for 1,052 yards and 6 touchdowns by way of 13 weeks NFL motion. At Four-Eight, the Giants could be higher f conserving OBJ till additional discover.

Trae Young Doesn't Think His 23% Perimeter Shooting Is Worthy Of "Lockdown D"

Trae Young does not perceive why NBA defenses are locked on him, as a result of he’d be the primary to confess that his 23.9 taking pictures proportion from past the arc is effectively beneath par. Trae Young is likely to be too humble to confess, that his talent set is simply too harmful to be left alone. At least the NBA brass appears to assume so – they had been sort sufficient to award him co-Rookie the Month honors alongside his Western Conference counterpart Luka Doncic. Nonetheless, Trae Young spoke his piece after the Hawks’ 131-117 loss to the Washington Wizards, and he wasn’t brief on self-deprecation.

And one some degree, he is not improper. The self-criticism is strictly what’ll take his sport to new heights, whereas he adjusts to NBA perimeter defenses. But on the optimistic, his three-point proportion is so low, it might probably get any worse, and it isn’t as if he hasn’t proven the vary to transform from “zone-coastal” spots on the ground like Steph Curry. four for 13 outings just like the 131-117 loss to the Washington Wizards will probably be few and much between, however even when they do happen, Trae Young has the vote confidence to “trial and error” his technique to the very high the NBA ladder.

John Wall's Ludicrous Contract Is Scaring Away Potential Suitors: Report

According to ESPN insider Bobby Marks, John Wall’s $169.three million contract extension is scaring away potential suitors, every week after the Washington Wizards put him and relaxation his teammates on the commerce market. And that does not even account for the groups anxious about his obvious perspective points. Those two elements alone have reportedly all however pushed his commerce worth to the bottom, placing the Wizards in an unenvious place going ahead. 

“Granted, each participant on this league may be traded, however the Wall extension proper now’s the hardest contract I’ve seen a workforce attempt to transfer in 20 years,” a workforce govt advised Marks. “I could not look my proprietor within the eye and inform him there may be worth with the participant even when we did not should commerce something significance.”

Hope shouldn’t be fully gutted, as a result of if Washington lowers its calls for and eats a portion Wall’s wage over the following 4 years, I think NBA franchise would see issues in a special gentle. Besides the obtrusive considerations I’ve simply famous, John Wall’s efficiency ranking seems good on paper. He is averaging  21.5 factors, eight.1 assists, three.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals with a 45.2 capturing share on the season. Washington’s different stud participant Bradley Beal has solely seen his title talked about in commerce stories. Help is on the way in which?

Adrian Peterson Still Punishes His Son With A Belt, Despite Child Abuse Suspension

Not that it is any our enterprise till turns into a human proper’s abuse, however Adrian Peterson is unabashed within the method he disciplines his little one – nothing has modified. In a participant prile printed on Bleacher Report, Adrian Peterson admitted that he nonetheless makes use of pressure when crucial, in coping with his son’s misbehavior. 

Peterson mentioned, “I needed to self-discipline my son and spank him the opposite day with a belt.” The Washington Redskins’ working again additionally admitted that he ten resorts to drill techniques like “wall squats” when confused. “There’s alternative ways I self-discipline my youngsters. I did not let that change me,” Peterson advised Bleacher Report.

Peterson got here beneath hearth in 2014 when he was charged with felony little one abuse for utilizing a swap to spank his then-Four-year-old son. The punitive measures resulted within the little one strolling about with cuts and bruises throughout his physique, together with his buttocks and scrotum. Although Peterson would ultimately plead non-guilty and solely face 80 cumulative hours group service, the NFL took issues into their palms, suspending him for all the 2014 marketing campaign. Many felt his days as a pressional athlete have been all however over, because the NFL local weather had grown illiberal to f-field points. But alas, AP is again to plying his commerce on the highest degree, this time in a ‘Skins uniform.

Peterson’s agent maintains that his consumer “has been an impressive teammate and chief each on and f the sphere” since becoming a member of the Washington group.

Barack Obama Surprises Michelle, Compares It To Beyonce & Jay Z

Michelle Obama’s latest memoir Becoming has ficially hit cabinets and bought 725,000 copies on its first day turning into the biggest single-day complete for any ebook printed by Penguin Random House. The former First Lady continues to be doing press excursions for her ebook, and through her latest one in Washington yesterday, her adoring husband Barack got here by with a bouquet flowers for his spouse. 

The crowd clearly went wild when the 44th President the United States made his shock look and within the video beneath, you may see him evaluating the occasion to when Jay Z pops up on stage throughout a Beyonce present. “This is like—you recognize when Jay-Z comes out through the Beyonce live performance? … ‘Like, Crazy in Love?'” he stated. “It’s the identical factor. It’s just a bit pattern to boost the live performance.”

Michelle beforehand hit up a Costco to do a ebook signing with Ellen DeGeneres whereas the discuss present host hilariously tried to take over, watch that right here. 

Wizards Willing To Trade John Wall, Bradley Beal: Report

The Washington Wizards aren’t ruling anybody out in commerce talks, together with their All-Star backcourt.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Wizards have began to ship groups an impression that each participant on their roster, together with John Wall and Bradley Beal, are out there for dialogue in commerce situations. The Wizards are simply 5-11 on the season and though they don’t seem to be actively purchasing Wall and Beal, it has gotten to some extent that neither participant is untouchable. 

Per Wojnarowski:

Wall’s contract extension begins in 2019-20 and can common $42 million yearly for 4 years, along with a 15% commerce kicker that can make transferring the five-time All-Star a troublesome job. Through 16 video games, the 28-year outdated level guard is averaging 20.9 factors and seven.9 assists per recreation.

The 25-year outdated Beal, who has a way more manageable contract, is presently averages 21.5 factors per night time.

Wizards Booed Off Court By Home Fans, Fall To 1-7 In Dwight Howard's Debut

When the Washington Wizards acquired Dwight Howard within the fseason, the assumption was that he may truly trigger additional disruption to a locker room that was already near falling aside. But because it seems, Dwight Howard’s debut is likely to be the one optimistic takeaway from the Wizard’s disastrous 2018-2019 marketing campaign, so far.

Dwight Howard’s long-awaited debut in opposition to the Oklahoma City Thunder did nothing to climate the storm. The complement increase his 20 factors in 23 minutes could not compensate for the shortage cohesion displayed by his teammates. The dwelling crowd in Washington may sense it as effectively; they lastly turned on their beloved Wizards, booing them intermittently over the course the night time, together with a boo-filled sendf as they exited the courtroom with the 134-111 scoreline etched into the books.

In an try to point out a single thread hope after seeing his crew drop to 1-7, capturing guard Bradley Beal stuffed the management void in a post-game interview. “I am not hitting the panic button. I am not hitting it, and I do not suppose we’re both as a crew,” he stated. “We perceive it is nonetheless early, it isn’t good. We perceive endurance is operating low from everyone, from ourselves. Nobody is extra dissatisfied than us. I am undoubtedly going to say that.”

The Wizards face the Knicks tomorrow, on the threat getting booed as soon as once more by their dwelling crowd.

Caitlyn Jenner Declares She Was "Wrong" About Donald Trump And Renounces Support

During the early days his presidency, Caitlyn Jenner was a vocal supporter Donald Trump. During his marketing campaign for the president, Jenner expressed that though she discovered his demeanor considerably un-appealing, she believed that his future as coverage maker was promising, and would show useful to the ladies America. “Um, I am not an enormous fan as a result of I believe his macho angle,” Caitlyn informed a peer on her E! Entertainment present, I’m Cait. “I believe he would have a tough time with girls when he would not even notice it, and it doesn’t suggest he would not be good for girls’s points, I believe he could be excellent for girls’s points.”

In a latest opinion editorial piece for The Washington Post, Jenner revealed that she now not felt the identical means the President. “Believing that I might work with Trump and his administration to assist our neighborhood was a mistake,” she wrote, alluding to the Trump administration’s efforts to slender the definition gender and thus threatening to dismantle federal civil rights legal guidelines defending transgender individuals. “Trump was the primary Republican presidential candidate to assert to assist this priceless, weak neighborhood, and I used to be inspired by the applause he acquired when he mentioned on the Republican National Convention in July 2016 that he would get up for the LGBTQ neighborhood, she wrote. “But these have confirmed to be empty guarantees.” 

Mega Millions & Powerball Hit Combined $2 Billion Jackpot

After hundreds of thousands tried and failed their hand at profitable the final word jackpot, the Mega Millions and Powerball prizes have grown to monstrous proportions, fering up a mixed jackpot $2.22 billion so far.

The numbers drawn Saturday have been 62-16-54-57-69 whereas the Powerball was 23. Nobody received on these figures and the Powerball jackpot has since climbed to $620 million wherein the winner can go for a money prize over $354 million the place the federal authorities takes a direct 25 p.c f the highest when the numbers are drawn on Wednesday.

But earlier than then, gamers can strive for an excellent larger reward with the Mega Millions on Tuesday, now boasting a tally $1.6 billion, bringing each lotteries to the aforementioned mixed complete $2.22 billion. Mega Millions now marks the most important lottery prize in the historical past the United States.

The Mega Millions jackpot hasn’t been hit since July 24th when 11 employees in California break up a prize $543 million. The final time anybody received the Powerball was on August 11th in New York for $245 million.

“It’s arduous to overstate how thrilling that is — however now it is actually getting enjoyable,” Gordon Medenica, lead director the Mega Millions Group and director Maryland Lottery and Gaming, tells CNN.

If you’ve got bought a lotto itch, Mega Millions and Powerball tickets are presently $2 every and might be purhcased in 44 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.