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"Man, that was eerie," Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ told ESPN on Thursday night about seeing footage of Rays pitcher Alex Cobb take a shot to the head at Tropicana Field five weeks after he did.
"Obviously, it was in the same park and it was almost the same, except he's a righty and got hit on the right side," Happ said of the two incidents on the Rays' home field.
A 30-year-old left-hander, Happ was hit on the left ear May 7 by a line drive struck by Desmond Jennings and he suffered a fractured skull, contusions that required eight stitches and sprained knee ligaments. Cobb, 25, suffered a concussion when he took a shot to the right ear June 15 traveling at an estimated 112 miles an hour off the bat of Kansas City's Eric Hosmer. Both pitchers were hospitalized overnight.
Happ continues workouts at the Blue Jays' minor league complex in Dunedin, Fla., about a half-hour drive from the Trop, and says he'd love to be back with the team by the All-Star break in about a month. "I'm coming along and threw off a mound without a (knee) brace the other day and hope to do so tomorrow," he said.
"I was in a brace for several weeks and am now moving, jogging and regaining athleticism," Happ said. "I began running again three or four days ago and I'm not quite there yet as far as cutting or turning."
Happ said he's never met Cobb and is waiting to contact him until Cobb makes his first public comments since last Saturday's injury.
"Hopefully his will be a quicker process than mine, but a concussion is scary and I hope he'll be back to normal very soon and I hope for the best for him," Happ said.
Happ is on the 60-day disabled list through July 7 (he was moved from the 15-day DL last month) and Cobb is on the seven-day concussion list, but Rays manager Joe Maddon told the Tampa Bay Times this week that Cobb could be be moved to the disabled list and be out of action for an extended period.
According to information compiled from MLB and other sources, Cobb was the fifth pitcher to be struck in the head by a line drive in the past five months of regular and postseason major league play -- in four of the five instances, the point of impact was below the cap line.
MLB says it is examining possibilities for providing caps with protective padding but isn't considering broader head protection. Happ said, "It's hard to comprehend something that would be both functional and protective."
Of the two latest pitchers' head-injury episodes, he said, "Barring wearing a helmet, we wouldn't have been saved."
BOSTON -- Patrick Sharp says the Chicago Blackhawks essentially passed a stress test Wednesday when they survived a wild high-stakes pond hockey game to beat the Boston Bruins 6-5 in overtime to tie the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final at 2-2.
"I know (coach) Joel Quenneville probably had a high heart rate the whole game," the Blackhawks forward said. "He wasn't too happy with some of the chances we were giving up. But in the game, he was proud of the way we competed and battled."
Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook cranked a slap shot through traffic and past goalie Tuukka Rask at 9:51 of overtime to turn the series into a best-of-three heading into Game 5 Saturday in Chicago.
"That (shot) was a bomb," said Chicago goalie Corey Crawford, who made 28 saves in a game that was more reminiscent of the way NHL hockey was played in the 1980s.
BOX SCORE: Blackhawks 6, Bruins 5 (OT)
Defense was loose. Players were thinking offense. It was a crazy game.
The Blackhawks went ahead 5-4 at 11:19 of the third period when Sharp scored Chicago's first power play goal of the series, and then Johnny Boychuk tied it 55 seconds later with a booming slap shot. The Bruins erased leads of 3-1 and 4-2 to force overtime. It was as if the NHL teams were trying to match the NBA's comeback storyline of Tuesday night.
"You never doubt the heart and character in this room. ... We've been in tough situations before, but we believe in each other," Sharp said.
The two teams scored a combined for five goals in the second period. That was the same number of goals they scored in the two previous games. The Blackhawks had scored one goal in the two previous games combined.
"One of those nights," Quenneville said. "Some pucks go in. We had some breaks around the net, found some loose pucks."
MIAMI -- The San Antonio Spurs are always about the basics, and never has that trait served them better than right now.
The team that doesn't beat itself just beat itself while on the verge of a championship. Missed free throws and turnovers and failure to secure rebounds gave the Miami Heat new life and brought on this seventh game. So the Spurs have retreated further into their fortress of simplicity, trying to frame this Game 7 not as a punishment for their mistakes but as a reward for their work: a single shot at a championship, a proposition that any team in the league would accept.
They certainly aren't concerned with all of the statements they could make, perceptions they could alter or historical standing they could garner.
That stuff is the province of the Heat, who always seem fully cognizant that their reputations are on the line. The Heat aren't just battling for a championship, they're fighting for the very concept of them, the notion that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh could assemble, mix in a few pieces and win multiple championships.
They are thinking beyond.
"I want to go down as one of the greatest," James said. "I want our team to go down as one of the greatest teams. And we have an opportunity to do that."
All of that's in play for Tim Duncan and the Spurs, they just don't seem so interested in it, even though this would rank as the greatest of the franchise's potential five championships. The Spurs have never trailed in a Finals series, and this road Game 7 against the NBA's best team in the regular season qualifies as their most perilous predicament.
"It's not about the situation or what has led up to it," Duncan said. "It's a great story for everybody else, but we're here for one reason. One reason only: It's to try to win this game [Thursday]."
It would be even more remarkable if they could prevail 48 hours after that wrenching defeat of Game 6, when a five-point lead evaporated in less than half a minute of game time.
"It's tough for any team," Danny Green said. "But we have a veteran group. I'm assuming and I'm hoping that we'll get over it."
Even Gregg Popovich conceded "it was a tough loss," which is about as far as he cares to venture into the world of feelings and emotions.
It's fair to wonder how they can recover. In fact, Manu Ginobili wondered himself.
"Uhhhhh, I don't know," he said. "We've never been through a situation like this. In 10-plus years we've been through everything, but none like this."
The Spurs tried to move away from the tormenting game by going to a late-night dinner following the overtime loss.
"We shared histories and what happened in different games," Tony Parker said. " Sharing stuff like when I was with the [French] national team, when we were up seven and lost in 35 seconds the European championship. You just share those moments and try to see what you can do better and prepare for Game 7."
That sounds a bunch of poker players commiserating over bad-beat stories, but if they think it was cathartic, maybe it will be cathartic.
I've written before about the Myth of the Devastating Loss, dispelling the notion that a particularly bad loss carries over to the next game. The difference for the Spurs is that, unlike most of the other teams that bounced back, they don't have the luxury of playing the next game at home.
In fact they're faced with one of the most daunting prospects in the playoffs: winning an NBA Finals Game 7 on the road. Home teams have won 14 of the 17 seventh games in the Finals, including the past five. The last time the road team won was in 1978, when the Washington Bullets beat the Seattle SuperSonics. In other words, way back when there were the Washington Bullets and the Seattle SuperSonics.
One thing in the Spurs' favor: Unlike the Heat, San Antonio's core of Duncan, Parker and Ginobili has played a Finals Game 7 before, against the Pistons in 2005.
brucelynn couldn't make the post tonight, so I'm taking over lol. who you got tonight ONTD?
This year’s star power at the BET Awards just got bigger. The network has announced that Justin Timberlake has been added as a performer for this month’s event. With The 20/20 Experience album sitting comfortably on the charts nearing double-platinum status, Timberlake is nominated four times including “Video of the Year” for his “Suit & Tie” collaboration with Jay-Z.
J.T. joins previously announced performers Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Chris Brown, R. Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Ciara, and India.Arie. Hosted by actor/comedian Chris Tucker, the BET Awards 2013 goes down on Sunday, June 30 live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. EST.
full performance (lights please, in the morning, say you will, no new friends, and started from the bottom)
At best buy buying all the copies of Born Sinner after the show
official video of Drake and Cole at best buy buying out Born Sinner
Mumbai, June 19: A fatwa has been issued against Shahrukh Khan by Markazi Darul Ifta Dargah Al Hazrat for his violation of Sharia laws. He is being blamed for hiring a surrogate mother to get a child, and pre-birth sex determination of the child.
Shah Rukh Khan might have kept mum on his surrogate child issue so far. He has also not even spoken a word about the baby in public, but King Khan had to break his silence to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday.
Reportedly, he spoke to the BMC officials on the phone and answered their queries relating to his surrogate child who is due in July.
Brihanmumbai Municial Corporation officials had visited SRK’s home on June 17, inquiring about the rumoured pre-birth sex determination of his surrogate child, following complaints by a Mumbai NGO as well as radiologists. But they could not meet Shah Rukh Khan, as the actor was not at home.
But the very next day, Khan spoke to them on the phone. In the telephonic conversation with one of the BMC officers, SRK clarified their doubts of sex-determination, confirming that he got no surrogacy test done and that all that has been reported about him fathering a baby boy are false.
Ugh. Sex determination is illegal in India, but there is no proof that he had one done. An internet blind item turned into this…smh.
The WW2 drama, which is to be directed by Angelina Jolie, follows the true story of former Olympian Louis Zamperini, who endured a series of medical experiments, routine beatings and slave labor during his time at a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp.
Deadline reports that DeHaan is among the frontrunners for the role of Zamperini, along with Jack O'Connell (300: Rise of an Empire) and Alexander Dreymon (best known from BBC film Christopher and His Kind).
Justin Bieber's housemates -- Lil Za & Lil Twist -- are law-breaking, aggressive punks ... who dangerously rocketed through the streets of Calabasas and cussed out their neighbor ... and TMZ has the footage.
The latest incident went down Thursday inside Bieber's exclusive gated community -- The Oaks -- where one of Bieber's neighbors witnessed Za and Twist tearing up the streets in JB's cars ... a black Range Rover and the infamous white Ferrari.
You'll see a lady with a camera driving 25mph -- the speed limit -- as the two cars are stopped in front of her ... one in the oncoming traffic lane.
As the woman passes Bieber's cars ... Za and Twist turn on the jets and screech past her at speeds way in excess of the limit.
It all comes to a head at one of the gates in the community, where Za gets out of his car, aggressively confronts the woman -- and proclaims he's a resident of The Oaks with this glib gem ... "I live with Justin Bieber and you know I do."
He then tells the woman, "F**k you. Get the f**k out of here."
As for Bieber -- he was in Miami to watch the NBA Championship.
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That lady was being too extra.
Serena Williams has had a major few weeks of headlines. After winning the French Open for the second time earlier this month, folks were outraged by her comments about the Steubenville High School rape case in her latest Rolling Stone interview...
In a tight white mini dress with a front black zipper trim, Serena's fave style it seems, the fab tennis pro threw on her doll-like wiggery (which she could have kept honestly) to hit the annual pre-Wimbledon party at Kensington Roof Gardens in London.
But it was her recent comments she made to Rolling Stone about the high school boys in Steubenville, OH who were accused of raping a teen girl. People said she was victim-blaming when she spoke up saying the victim was "lucky" (likely meaning lucky something worse didn't happen) and that girls should be taught how not to get themselves in situations like those (being drunk and not in control).
"I'm not blaming the girl, but if you're a 16-year-old and you're drunk like that, your parents should teach you—don't take drinks from other people. She's 16, why was she that drunk where she doesn't remember? It could have been much worse. She's lucky. Obviously I don't know, maybe she wasn't a virgin, but she shouldn't have put herself in that position, unless they slipped her something, then that's different."
Serena's most recent statement alluded to her words being misconstrued by RS. She said:
"What happened in Steubenville was a real shock for me. I was deeply saddened. For someone to be raped, and at only sixteen, is such a horrible tragedy! For both families involved — that of the rape victim and of the accused. I am currently reaching out to the girl's family to let her know that I am deeply sorry for what was written in the Rolling Stone article. What was written — what I supposedly said — is insensitive and hurtful, and I by no means would say or insinuate that she was at all to blame.
"I have fought all of my career for women's equality, women's equal rights, respect in their fields — anything I could do to support women I have done. My prayers and support always goes out to the rape victim. In this case, most especially, to an innocent sixteen year old child."
And despite all the backlash from the media and the masses, Serena stepped out with confidence last night:
New Teen Wolf season 3,episode 5 official spoilers,synopsis released by MTV. Recently,MTV released the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming “Teen Wolf” episode 5 of season 3,and it sounds pretty intriguing as Scott and company engage in a wild flash back,and more. The episode is called, “Frayed.”
In the new episode 5 press release: during a bus ride to a cross country meet, Scott and his friends will flash back to the events of a preemptive strike against the Alphas that has left several injured ,and possibly one or more dead. Episode 5 is scheduled to air on July 1st at 9pm central time on MTV.
In related news, the new episode 4 will be airing this Monday night ,June 24th, and we’re going to see things get very,crazy intense between Isaac and Allison,and more. Stay tuned.
Idol Judge Mariah Carey spreads glitter and positivity unlike budding rap artist Nicki Minaj
Candice Glover is happy to be in the studio recording her debut album, but she does admit that some of the judge's critiques, including some from Nicki Minaj, left her confused and a little hurt during "American Idol."
Looking back at the season in a recent interview, the "I Am Beautiful" singer said things like "church girl" and marketability type feedback was pretty weird.
Even with that said, Candice Glover was really hurt by Nicki Minaj, who questioned how marketable she would be as an artist and even made a comment about her weight.
"It kind of hurt my feelings when I would hear them say like, 'Oh my gosh. You're so current. I could hear you on the radio today' and then they'd tell me my vocals are cool, but what does marketable mean? What do I need to do? Do I need to lose weight? Should I wear my hair a different way? I really didn't know what to do. And then the next week, when she (Nicki) told me -- "I can now see Candice, a current R&B singer, right now. I don't know if you lost weight, but baby girl you look good.' -- I was confused, but I don't know. It was weird."
It’s been one month since Candice Glover won American Idol, but along with her big win, she’s endured a big loss— weight loss!
The singer, 23, opened up to In Touch at the Women in Film's 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards on June 12 where she told the mag she’s dropped 20 pounds since her start on the hit singing competition in January.
“I honestly, don't even know what happened,” Candice says of her weight loss. “I think just because I've been running non-stop. I've been trying to eat a little better and I think walking in the airport— I do a lot of walking, so I think that helps out.”
Prior to the show, the South Carolina-native lost 25 pounds and was down an additional ten in the beginning May.
And her slimmed-down frame was even shocking then!
After her performance of "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars on May 1, judge Nicki Minaj said to the hopeful, "I don't know if you lost weight, but baby girl, you look good.”
Soon after, Candice opened up about her new outlook on dieting and why she’s really trying to choose healthier food options… stardom.
"Every time we have a chance to eat, it's like, 'Oh, I'll just eat this burger. I'll just eat it this one time. And then next week I'll get a salad,'” she said. "But you have to put the burger aside and do what you've got to do, because you want to look like a star."
They're fun and the girl knows her Hannibal books.
After serving a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence for an altercation with one of the mothers of his children, Lyfe Jennings is back with a forthcoming new album, and a reality show. Yup, Lyfe is one of the recent musicians to land a reality show, called "Our Life."
Jennings told Madame Noir the show will feature him, his children, and their mothers, much like the canceled TLC reality series featuring rapper Shawty Lo and his 10 baby mamas, but he aims to keep it "ratchet-free."
"I actually shot the first episode for the reality show that I have the other day. It was horrible but I mean we are working on it," he said. "I try to stay rachet-free. I have three children’s mothers so sometimes the rachetness just finds me."
The "Hypothetically" singer reveals that his domestic situation is more toned down in comparison to Shawty Lo's, hence the reason networks approached him. "Shawty Lo had too many baby mamas and it was too rachet so they were like, 'Let's tone it down from five or six to three, and see if we can get away with that,'" he said.
But the show will be less about the adults in the equation, and more about the children. "It’s from their perspective. They narrate the whole thing," he said.
No word about when and on which network "Our Life" will air. Will you be watching?
Serena Williams reached out to the family of a victim in a rape case after the tennis star was quoted in a Rolling Stone article saying “she shouldn’t have put herself in that position.”
Serena Williams apologizes for Steubenville rape case comments
Williams, in England preparing for Wimbledon, spoke to the victim of the Steubenville, Ohio case, her mother and a family lawyer for about 30 minutes on Wednesday, the lawyer said.
“Serena was very nice, very sincere and it was a very well-received conversation among two women and a young lady,” attorney Bob Fitzsimmons said on Thursday.
Williams apologized in a statement released through her agent on Wednesday.
“I am currently reaching out to the girl’s family to let her know that I am deeply sorry for what was written in the Rolling Stone article,” the statement said. “What was written — what I supposedly said — is insensitive and hurtful, and I by no means would say or insinuate that she was at all to blame.”
The comment was made in one paragraph of a long story posted online on Tuesday about Williams. The 16-time Grand Slam winner is coming off a French Open title and is ranked No. 1 entering Wimbledon, which starts next week.
"We are sure Serena has & will continue to use her God given talents to advance women’s equality and send the message that rape is never acceptable."
The victim’s family welcomed Williams’ apology in its own statement on Wednesday, saying it was “proud of her” for the updated remarks.
source: national post
2:05 PM PT -- Kiedis just gave us the best statement ever ... not even mentioning the fight ... telling TMZ, "I love the Rolling Stones." Yeah, he's that cool.
Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis just threw down with a security guard outside the Four Seasons in Philly -- after the hired muscle REFUSED to let Kiedis enter the hotel -- and the footage is insane.
In the footage, Kiedis approaches the hotel with his lady friend and security blocks him from entering. The security guard lunges, and a massive fight erupts.
Sources on scene tell TMZ, the Rolling Stones were making their exit from the hotel at the same time Kiedis was approaching -- and the security guard thought Kiedis was just another fan.
But the mystery ... no one's saying who the bodyguard works for.
A rep for Four Seasons Philly is denying the security guard works for the hotel. A source close to the Stones insists he doesn't work for them either ... at least not directly.
The Stones source says it's possible the bodyguard was hired in Philly to supplement the band's regular security.
video at source. don't fuck with tony!
They say that fame is fleeting and that appears to be the case for former X Factor winners Little Mix. The girl group have done well in the US with their album DNA peaking at number four in the charts, but they still get treated like everyone else back in the UK.
Jade Thirlwall and Jesy Nelson were seen having to queue up to gain entry to trendy celebrity hotspot Mahiki on Thursday night.
The Wings singers arrived at the nightclub ready to party and let their hair down, but rather than be ushered straight inside they had to wait.
Other people in the queue didn't realise that they were standing in the presence of pop stars as the two singers didn't make any fuss.
Jade, 20, looked lovely in her long and tight fitting print dress which she teamed with a pair of pink platform heels.
Her bandmate Jesy, who was at the club to celebrate a friend's birthday, opted for a pair of high waist grey jeans and matched it with a grey crop top.
The bottle red head clutched her handbag and mobile phone as she tried to gain entry to the club and looked slightly flustered at having to wait for a short time before entry.
The girls eventually did get in the club but will perhaps next time choose to tag along with resident Mahiki party animal Pixie Lott.
The 22-year-old was given the full VIP treatment as she arrived at the venue fresh from her trip at Ascot Ladies Day.
Pixie, still wearing her floral dress and large black hat, was instantly recognised by security guards at the club and was taken straight inside.
The Mama Do singer was even given a special escort from her car to make sure no passersby approached her for a picture or autograph.
I can't believe they were forced to queue up, they've never had that problem before! They both look amazing, as well.
lFeaturing one of the hottest young stars in Hollywood. Proclaimed #2 among the sexiest men of 2010 by Glamour magazine. #4 on the most amazing bodies list by People magazine. International teen icon and star of the phenomenal "Twilight" series, Taylor Lautner. Lautner joins Bench/ as one of its newest Global Benchsetters.
A new campaign advertisement shot by the renowned director Anthony Mandler, music director of Rihanna's "Diamonds", and the director of such acclaimed music videos of Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble", Lana De Rey's "Ride", Nicki Minaj's "Starships", Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" and many, many more!
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He could still bench press me.