The WWE lost one of their most well-known legends on Friday, when “Rowdy” Roddy Piper died of a heart attack at the age of 61.
Roderick Toombs was in his Hollywood, California home when he suffered the heart attack. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native was one of the organization’s biggest stars during the 1980s and early 90s, and he has made many in-ring appearances over the last couple of years as well. He and Paul Orndorff took on Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the main event of first ever WrestleMania back in 1985.
While speaking about Piper’s passing, WWE CEO Vince McMahon said, “Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE, beloved by millions of fans around the world. I extend my deepest condolences to his family.”
Here’s a Tweet from Piper’s son:
My father @R_Roddy_Piper was a great man and my best friend I will miss him forever and will alway try to be the man he raised me to be
Beijing emerged victorious in a tight vote against Almaty, Kazakhstan (44-40), earning the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
It marks the second time in 14 years that the Chinese capital will host the Olympic Games, having also hosted the Summer Olympics back in 2008. It also marks the third consecutive Olympics that will take place in the Eastern part of Asia—with 2018 being hosted by Pyeongchang, South Korea, followed by Tokyo, Japan in 2020.
Rickie Fowler got off to a strong start at the Quicken Loans National tournament on Thursday, shooting a four-under 67 during Thursday’s opening round thanks to this walk-off hole-in-one on his final hole of the day:
Sheldon Richardson was already having a rough offseason after being handed a four-game suspension on July 3rd for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Eleven days later, the New York Jets defensive lineman was arrested for racing and resisting arrest after he was booked driving his 2014 Bentley at exceedingly high speeds.
According to the police report, Richardson was clocked driving as fast as 143 mph on Interstate 64 near his home in St. Louis. When police gave chase, he pulled off the highway and parked in the driveway of a home, where police found him and ordered him out of his car at gunpoint—because he appeared to reach for something between his feet. The 2014 Pro Bowler exited the car, complied with police orders, and was issued a summons.
Upon searching the vehicle, police found a loaded handgun under the driver’s floor mat, and there was also a strong smell of marijuana. Accompanying Richardson at the time was a 12-year-old boy and two adults.
The 24-year-old Missouri alum dodged marijuana, gun, and child endangerment charges, but he was hit with a resisting arrest charge that could land him a $1,000 fine and up to one year in jail.
It’s been a pretty rough season for Boston Red Sox fans thus far. Their team is in last place in the AL East with a 44-58 record—14 games back of the first-place Yankees. And if that wasn’t already enough for them to swallow, now some Sox fans are even getting puked on at Fenway by drunkards. Like this dude:
Sucks for whoever was seated below. If only the cameraman had panned down to see their reaction. That would have been awesome. And a little gross.
Last night, while Troy Tulowitzki was busy bashing a homer and two doubles during his debut with the Blue Jays (an 8-2 victory over the Phillies), Jeopardy was acting like the blockbuster trade that sent the former Rockies shortstop to Toronto for Jose Reyes and prospects didn’t happen.
That’s why they asked the following question during Wednesday’s episode…or gave the following answer…whatever:
It’s quite obvious that Tom Brady is not happy about the NFL’s decision to uphold his four-game suspension for his involvement in DeflateGate following his appeal. The fact that he and the NFLPA intend to appeal that decision in a federal court should tell you that much, but in case you were still wondering exactly how Brady feels about the rejection of his appeal by Roger Goodell and the NFL, here’s a transcript of the statement he released on Facebook:
I am very disappointed by the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me. I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either.
Despite submitting to hours of testimony over the past 6 months, it is disappointing that the Commissioner upheld my suspension based upon a standard that it was “probable” that I was “generally aware” of misconduct. The fact is that neither I, nor any equipment person, did anything of which we have been accused. He dismissed my hours of testimony and it is disappointing that he found it unreliable.
I also disagree with yesterdays narrative surrounding my cellphone. I replaced my broken Samsung phone with a new iPhone 6 AFTER my attorneys made it clear to the NFL that my actual phone device would not be subjected to investigation under ANY circumstances. As a member of a union, I was under no obligation to set a new precedent going forward, nor was I made aware at any time during Mr. Wells investigation, that failing to subject my cell phone to investigation would result in ANY discipline.
Most importantly, I have never written, texted, emailed to anybody at anytime, anything related to football air pressure before this issue was raised at the AFC Championship game in January. To suggest that I destroyed a phone to avoid giving the NFL information it requested is completely wrong.
To try and reconcile the record and fully cooperate with the investigation after I was disciplined in May, we turned over detailed pages of cell phone records and all of the emails that Mr. Wells requested. We even contacted the phone company to see if there was any possible way we could retrieve any/all of the actual text messages from my old phone. In short, we exhausted every possibility to give the NFL everything we could and offered to go thru the identity for every text and phone call during the relevant time. Regardless, the NFL knows that Mr. Wells already had ALL relevant communications with Patriots personnel that either Mr. Wells saw or that I was questioned about in my appeal hearing. There is no “smoking gun” and this controversy is manufactured to distract from the fact they have zero evidence of wrongdoing.
I authorized the NFLPA to make a settlement offer to the NFL so that we could avoid going to court and put this inconsequential issue behind us as we move forward into this season. The discipline was upheld without any counter offer. I respect the Commissioners authority, but he also has to respect the CBA and my rights as a private citizen. I will not allow my unfair discipline to become a precedent for other NFL players without a fight.
Lastly, I am overwhelmed and humbled by the support of family, friends and our fans who have supported me since the false accusations were made after the AFC Championship game. I look forward to the opportunity to resume playing with my teammates and winning more games for the New England Patriots.
And here’s the actual post from Tom Brady’s Facebook account:
I am very disappointed by the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me. I did nothing wrong, and no one…
But before we do that, I’d like you to take a look at this clip of a spinning heel kick to the groin that Edson Barboza landed on Paul Felder at UFC on Fox 16 this past Saturday:
Okay, now it’s time to play the game:
Would you rather take a punch to the face, or a spinning heel kick to the groin?
Tough call after watching the clip above, isn’t it? I think I’ll take my chances with the punch to the face. At least if I’m knocked out, I don’t have to deal with the pain, which isn’t the case when you get kicked in the nuts.
LeSean McCoy‘s private, females-only party was supposed to take place yesterday. I wasn’t invited, so I couldn’t tell you whether or not it still went down, but what I do know is that on Sunday, the Buffalo Bills running back was already busy planning his next party.
Officially, he’s calling it his “Back to Business” party, and you won’t believe the guest list! President Obama, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, and more! And unlike last party, I actually got an invite to this one. Everyone did!
Want more details? Here’s a look at the post from McCoy:
And here’s a transcript of the details for the next LeSean McCoy party:
Since the media and Internet took my before camp party outta context , I had to switch up my party strategy . So tonight I’ll be inviting everyone to my back to business party . Featuring DJ @DonaldTrump on the 1′s and 2′s . Special invited guests @RexRyan , @chipKelly ,@Rogergodell , my man Barack .oprah, Carli Llyod , and even that terrible waiter with the awful service from the burger joint is invited. Don’t bring your Id because there won’t be any alcohol anyway. Open smoothie bar all night tho . Don’t worry bout the confidentiality agreement. No only are ladies invited but everyone is invited , except hulk hogan he can’t come . Maybe even @meekmill and @drake will hit the stage together . Turn up time party time !!!! #shadyinvite #djdonald #donaldplaylist #billsmafia #smoothiebar #byebyeoffseason
Sounds like it’s going to be one heck of a party. I’ll see you all there!
This 3-6-2 triple play that was executed by the Seattle Mariners during Sunday’s 6-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday was a mixture of all sorts of ugliness, from mental errors to inexplicably tripping over one’s own feet.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is not how you play baseball:
That’s one way to bail the opposition out of a 1st and 3rd jam with no outs.
Hitting home runs has become too easy for Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout, so in an effort to make things more challenging, he’s now hitting grand slams into nets being held by fans in the outfield bleachers.
Seriously. Grand Slams. Into 2-foot nets.
Check it out:
That was Trout’s second homer of the day. In case you’re wondering, his first was not a grand slam. And it didn’t land in the “Trout Net.” So who cares, right?
The last time we showed you an RKO outta nowhere off a dock, it was a little more dangerous, but a lot less disgusting.
What makes this RKO outta nowhere a little less dangerous? The fact that it was performed on a 200-pound dude, and not a 100-pound chick. And why is it much more disgusting? Because by the end of it, both dudes are swimming in lake water with a rather high concentration of fresh urine.
Check it out, and remember that no one wins when you give your buddy an RKO into a pool of piss: