Colin Kaepernick Lands $1 Million Book Deal

Colin Kaepernick Lands $1 Million Book Deal

Colin Kaepernick has inked a book deal worth just over $1 million with Random House imprint One World, according to Page Six. One World is headed by book world superstar Chris Jackson who launched it last year. He also publishes JAY-Z and Ta-Nehisi Coates. It was previously reported that Kaepernick was seen “taking meetings with publishers in the New York offices of WME” to shop the planned book. Carlos Fleming reps Kaepernick as an athlete, … Continue reading

NFL Commissioner Will Not Force Players to Stand During Anthem

NFL Commissioner Will Not Force Players to Stand During Anthem

During a 20-minute press conference held to debrief what progress came of the meeting he hosted between NFL players and owners this week, league commissioner Roger Goodell shared that no changes will be made to the game’s operations manual. Goodell explained that his office will continue to urge players to recognize the patriotic culture that has long been associated with the sport in hopes that each and everyone on the sidelines will stand during the … Continue reading

NBA All-Star Teams No Longer East vs. West

NBA All-Star Teams No Longer East vs. West

In the past, NBA All-Star teams would be chosen based on the conference: Eastern or Western. Now, ESPN has reported that the format for choosing All-Star teams is set to change. Two captains will be able to pick their teams no matter what conference the player is from, and the players who get the most fan votes from each conference will serve as the captains of each team. Voting for the new system will begin on Christmas … Continue reading

Fox Sports Won’t Air National Anthem Before NFL Games

Fox Sports Won't Air National Anthem Before NFL Games

Fox Sports will no longer air coverage of the national anthem before its NFL games, the network said on Sunday in a statement to Sports Illustrated. With the exception of the London matchup between the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints, Fox Sports plans to follow “standard procedure” and broadcast regionalized coverage without airing the national anthem. The network added, “However, our cameras are always rolling and we will document the response of players and … Continue reading

NBA Fines LA Lakers $500,000 for Tampering

NBA Fines LA Lakers $500,000 for Tampering

The LA Lakers have been fined by the NBA for violating the league’s anti-tampering rules when they were pursuing Paul George. The fine amounted to $500,000. Before George was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Lakers GM Rob Pelinka reportedly had inappropriate contact with George’s agent. The league had warned Magic Johnson about comments he made when appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel.   SOURCE: VLADTV

[NFL] Seth DeValve Kneels During Anthem

[NFL] Seth DeValve Kneels During Anthem

That being said, none of the aforementioned white players protested themselves. But that changed last night during Monday Night Football preseason action between the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns. Upwards of 12 Browns players knelt in a circle and prayed, while others stood with them in silent protest during the national anthem before the game. One of those players kneeling was the Browns’ white tight end, Seth DeValve, who explained his stance after the … Continue reading

Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem

Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem

GLENDALE, Ariz. — In his first game in an Oakland Raider uniform, Marshawn Lynch didn’t play a down. Yet he provided the most vivid image of the night, sitting for the national anthem before the Raiders’ 20-10 preseason loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday. The ex-Seattle running back, who came out of retirement to sign with his hometown Raiders, sat on an orange cooler with his arms resting on his knees, while others around him stood. … Continue reading

[Sports] Ray Lewis’ Son Arrested

[Sports] Ray Lewis' Son Arrested

Ray Lewis III, son of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis, has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Two victims told authorities that Lewis III, a sophomore cornerback for the Coastal Carolina University football team, sexually assaulted them on Saturday, Jan. 23, at an apartment near campus, according to police records Lewis, 20, turned himself into the police on Friday, according to a WMBF News Report. His arrest warrant alleges knowledgeable sexual battery of … Continue reading

NBA Warriors Unanimously Vote to Skip White House Visit

NBA Warriors Unanimously Vote to Skip White House Visit

Per reports, less than 24 hours after becoming the 2017 NBA Finals champions, the Warriors have decided to decline the White House visit. With President Trump in office, there have been many conversations about if athletes should take political stands by choosing to refuse traditional championship White House visits. Many of the Patriot players skipped out on their visit with Trump after winning the Super Bowl. While no one from the Warriors organization or the … Continue reading

Kevin Durant Named 2017 Finals MVP

Not only did he win his first NBA Finals, but Kevin Durant was named the MVP on Monday (June 12) night. The Warriors baller averaged 35.2 points per game, and was an integral part of Golden State walking away with the championship this year.   NBA – Your 2017 #NBAFinals MVP, Kevin Durant! Congrats, @KDTrey5 pic.twitter.com/lYyBLxBQIQ — ☇ASAP Sports News☇ (@ASAP_SportsNews) June 13, 2017   SOURCE: VLADTV