Originally posted on Hard 2 Knock Shoppe:
Diddy dodged the bullet in his recent assault arrest, after the Los Angeles D.A. rejected the case, reports TMZ.
The hip-hop mogul was arrested in late June and charged with felony assault, after an altercation with a UCLA football coach.
Reports said Diddy confronted an assistant coach at UCLA, when he was screaming at his son Justin on the field. Things became physical… and he was later arrested.
However, the D.A. has dismissed the case, and Diddy will no longer face the felony charge.
Now the City Attorney must decide if it warrants prosecution for a lesser offense, like misdemeanor assault.
Originally posted on Black America Web:
LONDON (AP) — Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd.
Twice, Williams was oh-so-close to the end of her bid for a fourth consecutive major title — and for the third leg of a calendar-year Grand Slam.
And twice, pushed to the precipice, Williams regrouped, resisted and wound up winning, as she so often does.
Stomping her foot after misses, alternately screaming in delight or despair, even wagging her finger at fans who booed her, the No. 1-seeded Williams overcame a surprisingly staunch challenge from 59th-ranked Heather Watson and emerged with a 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 victory in the third round Friday.
“I honestly didn’t think I was going to win,” said Williams, who trailed 3-0 and 5-4 in the final set. “How I pulled through, I really don’t know.”
Her 24th victory in…
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Originally posted on Talking Stuff:
I watched an amazing tennis match today between Serena Williams and Heather Watson. It was number 1 vs number 59.
I was on pins and needles watching that match. Great Britain’s Heather Watson had Serena’s number for a while and that made me very nervous. At times I was wondering what is going on with Serena. Does she want to win this? In the third set Serena came back and won 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.
This match nearly gave me a heart attack but it was definitely a thriller. There were times when I was tempted to change the channel but I refused to touch the remote control, lol.
British number one Heather Watson gave top seed Serena Williams a huge scare before losing a thrilling third-round match at Wimbledon.
The 23-year-old battled back from a set down, winning six straight games from 3-3 in the second set.
Watson served for…
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Michael Oher Says “The Blindside” Movie Hurt His NFL Career
It hurt US to watch that movie, can’t imagine what Michael Oher has been going through as the subject of it.
The 2009 “based on a true story” film “The Blind Side” was a massive box office hit, beloved by both critics and the viewing public. The movie raked in $300 million, earned an Oscar nod for best picture, and clinched Sandra Bullock, who starred in the film, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.
But there’s at least one person out there who’s not a big fan of the movie: Michael Oher, the football player whose life the film is based on.
Oher, who currently plays left tackle for the Carolina Panthers, told ESPN.com’sid Newton this week that the film — which details his journey from a homeless teen to a first-round NFL draft pick — has…
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Originally posted on 93.9 WKYS:
Shantel Jackson put some old text messages on display during her recent lawsuit against Floyd Mayweather. The two have been in a very heated war over the past year, with the model suing the champ for domestic abuse, invasion of privacy, and defamation.
In those aforementioned legal documents, we found out that last year, the undefeated boxing champion wanted to marry Ms. Jackson ? but only if she got her attitude in order. The proposal was sent via text message. Via TMZ:
?This is what I offer to you. Let?s get married move in together you can go back in forth to L.A and stay at the condo.?
?I promise I will get you in 3 A list movies this year and I?m willing to go to counseling to make us work and you can get the stuff you want and I?m willing to change but I need…
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A knee injury and the end of her boycott at Indian Wells drew headlines when Serena Williams returned to the BNP Paribas Open weeks ago. After knee inflammation forced her to withdraw from Indian Wells, Williams returned and dominated Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-0 in the final of the Miami Open. The victory not only marked Williams’ eighth Key Biscayne title, but it maintains her undefeated streak in 2015.
The eight victories in Key Biscayne makes Serena Williams only the fourth woman to win a WTA event eight times. With a record of 18-0, Williams has claimed her 19th Grand Slam championship and her twelfth consecutive final.
Saturday afternoon’s victory also improves Williams’ record against Carla Suarez Navarro to 5-0, and Serena has a lifetime record of 73-7 at Key Biscayne.
Originally posted on 93.1 WZAK:
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Ain’t nobody going back to Indiana if they keep this up.
Several African Americans have come out against the state of Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Act,” a recently enacted law that gives businesses the right to discriminate against gay and lesbian citizens of the United States.
Tony winner Audra McDonald has been one of the most prominent to decry the new law, but two former professional athletes – Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller – have also spoken out against the discriminatory policy.
Indiana, of course, is a state steeped in sports, with high-flying professional sports teams (Colts, Pacers), the Indiannapolis 500, and serious college basketball.
Barkley issued a statement on Friday saying that the state should be boycotted if they keep this up, according to USA Today:
“Discrimination in any form is unacceptable to me,” said Barkley. “As long as anti-gay legislation exists in any state, I strongly…
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