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Lindsey Vonn Suffers REVEALING Wardrobe Malfunction at Dodgers Gala (PICS)

I’m not sure what Lindsey Vonn thought would happen when she wore a long gown with a high slit that reaches her crotch area on a windy day.  She probably didn’t think it would result in her box appearing all over the internet, but that’s exactly what’s taking place right now.

Vonn was making an appearance at the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond gala, where she was trying to show off her legs on the red carpet, but ended up treating the audience to a little more than that.

Here are the images (via Terez Owens and Getty):

DeMar DeRozan’s Missed 360 Dunk Over Defender Was Almost the Best Dunk Ever (Video)

DeMar DeRozan came inches away from topping Vince Carter’s ridiculous dunk over French center Frederic Weis from the 2000 Olympics.

Unfortunately, DeRozan’s 360 slam over a Chinese defender during USA’s tune-up for the upcoming Rio Games last night fell short, but it’s still pretty amazing to watch.

You can see it for yourself below:

Michael Jordan Releases Statement on Recent Shootings Across America

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Image via Getty

Michael Jordan usually remains silent when it comes to political issues, but with tensions between African-Americans and police at an all-time high, the G.O.A.T. felt it was time to finally take a stand.

MJ broke his silence with a lengthy statement he released earlier today, which is titled, “I Can No Longer Stay Silent.”

You can read Jordan’s entire statement, via The Undefeated, below:

“As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.

“I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless of their race or background, so I am saddened and frustrated by the divisive rhetoric and racial tensions that seem to be getting worse as of late. I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent. We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers – who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all – are respected and supported.

“Over the past three decades I have seen up close the dedication of the law enforcement officers who protect me and my family. I have the greatest respect for their sacrifice and service. I also recognize that for many people of color their experiences with law enforcement have been different than mine. I have decided to speak out in the hope that we can come together as Americans, and through peaceful dialogue and education, achieve constructive change.

“To support that effort, I am making contributions of $1 million each to two organizations, the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The Institute for Community-Police Relations’ policy and oversight work is focused on building trust and promoting best practices in community policing. My donation to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s oldest civil rights law organization, will support its ongoing work in support of reforms that will build trust and respect between communities and law enforcement. Although I know these contributions alone are not enough to solve the problem, I hope the resources will help both organizations make a positive difference.

“We are privileged to live in the world’s greatest country – a country that has provided my family and me the greatest of opportunities. The problems we face didn’t happen overnight and they won’t be solved tomorrow, but if we all work together, we can foster greater understanding, positive change and create a more peaceful world for ourselves, our children, our families and our communities.”

NFL Rule Changes For 2016 Includes Re-Wording of Catch Rule

Dez Bryant Catch Rule

The start of the 2016 NFL season is less than two months away, so now may be a good time to start familiarizing yourself with some of the new rules implemented by the league during the offseason.

Via the NFL’s official rulebook for the 2016 season, here’s a list of all the new rule changes taking place this year:

NFL 2016 Rule Changes

One rule that won’t be changed is the controversial “Catch Rule.”  However, in an effort to help provide some clarity to the often mis-interpreted rule, the league has decided to re-word their definition of a completed or intercepted pass.

Here it is (via Rule 8, Section 1, Article 3 of the NFL Rule Book):

ARTICLE 3. COMPLETED OR INTERCEPTED PASS. A player who makes a catch may advance the ball. A forward pass is
complete (by the offense) or intercepted (by the defense) if a player, who is inbounds:

(a) secures control of the ball in his hands or arms prior to the ball touching the ground; and
(b) touches the ground inbounds with both feet or with any part of his body other than his hands; and
(c) maintains control of the ball after (a) and (b) have been fulfilled, until he has the ball long enough to clearly become a
runner. A player has the ball long enough to become a runner when, after his second foot is on the ground, he is capable
of avoiding or warding off impending contact of an opponent, tucking the ball away, turning up field, or taking additional
steps (see 3-2-7-Item 2).

Note: If a player has control of the ball, a slight movement of the ball will not be considered a loss of possession. He must
lose control of the ball in order to rule that there has been a loss of possession.

If the player loses the ball while simultaneously touching both feet or any part of his body to the ground, it is not a catch.

So that’s what constitutes a catch. Get it now?…

Yeah, I didn’t think so.

Kobe Bryant Gets Slimmed With Gold at Kids’ Choice Sports Awards (Video + Pics)

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2016 - Show

On Thursday, just one day after being honored at the ESPY Awards, retired Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was the recipient of another honor—the Legend Award at the Kids’ Choice Sports Awards.

So what do you get when you win the Legend Award at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards? You get a trophy, and a heavy dousing with some gooey golden slime.

I never assumed Kobe to be the type of guy who would enjoy a sliming, but it’s for the kids, so he was a good sport about it all.

Here’s a video of Kobe receiving his award, saying a speech, and getting slimed:

And here are some photos (via Getty):

Craig Sager Gives Emotional Jimmy V Acceptance Speech (Video)

Craig Sager speech ESPYs

Craig Sager‘s brave battle with leukemia has inspired many, and on Wednesday he was recognized for it in Los Angeles, where he received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs.

After an introduction from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and an emotional video segment about Sager’s daily fight aginst leukemia, the 65-year-old reporter took the stage to speak about his life and share a strong message with the audience.

You can watch Sager’s acceptance speech below.  I recommend you have some tissues handy:

John Cena’s Opening Monologue at ESPYs Was Great! (Video)

John Cena ESPYs

John Cena‘s opening monologue wasn’t actually the opening—that segment belonged to LeBron, Melo, CP3, and Wade, who issued a plea for change.

But when it was finally time for Cena to deliver his opening act, he didn’t disappoint, poking fun at everything from Odell Beckham’s hairstyle to Roger Goodell’s corruption.

You can watch John Cena’s opening monologue in its entirety below:

LeBron, Wade, Melo and CP3 Open ESPYs With “Call For Action” to Athletes (Video)

LeBron, Melo, CP3, Wade Speak Out

John Cena was tasked with hosting tonight’s ESPY Awards, but the opening segment went to LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and Dwyane Wade, who stood in front of the audience at the Microsoft Theatre and asked them to inspire change while calling for an end to violence.

Here’s a look at their speech:

Harrison Barnes Signs With Dallas Mavericks…While Handcuffed (Pic)

Harrison Barnes

Remember that whole fiasco last offseason, when DeAndre Jordan committed to signing with the Dallas Mavericks, only to change his mind at the last season and re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers?

Well, Mark Cuban and the Mavs are not about to let that happen this year with their latest prized free agent acquisition, Harrison Barnes.  So they decided to handcuff the former Warriors small forward until he officially signed with the team on a four-year, $94-million contract.

Interesting strategy.  Seemed to work.  Check it out:

UFC 200: Internet Reacts to Jon Jones Doping Violation (Tweets)

Jon Jones is out of UFC 200 for a doping violation, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s main event for Saturday is in shambles, and the internet is about to blow up over this news.

Want to see some of Twitter’s best reactions to the news of Bones Jones’ positive test?  Here they are:

UFC Releases Statement on Jon Jones’ Doping Violation

Jon Jones stripped of title

Jon Jones has left the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s big UFC 200 event on Saturday in shambles after he was pulled from his main event against Daniel Cormier just a few days before the bout due to a doping violation.

With the UFC now in a tailspin as they scramble to piece together Saturday’s big event, the organization has released the following statement.

Perhaps the most interesting part of the statement is at the end, when they mention that ticket refunds are available upon request.

Here’s the entire statement:

Internet Trolls Miami Heat For Losing Dwyane Wade to Chicago Bulls (Tweets)

The latest ginormous move from this summer’s wacky NBA free agency period came late last night, when it was announced that Dwyane Wade would be taking his talents from South Beach to his hometown of Chicago.

It is believed that Wade was insulted by the Heat’s lowball offer, despite the fact that he’s stayed loyal to them throughout his 13-year career while bringing them three NBA championships.  And now the Heat will have to make do without D-Wade, which will not be easy.

Needless to say, Pat Riley and company may have F’d this one up, and the internet sure took notice of that.  Here’s how they responded to Miami’s loss:

Breaking: Jon Jones Out of UFC 200 For Doping Violation

Jon Jones Mugshot

Good news for Daniel Cormier.  Bad news for Dana White and every MMA fan out there.

Jon “Bones” Jones has been pulled from the main event of Saturday’s highly-anticipated UFC 200 event due to a doping violation.

According to reports, Jones tested positive in an out-of-competition test taken by the USADA on June 16.  He has the right to appeal the test under the UFC’s anti-doping policy, and that appeal would not come before Saturday’s light-heavyweight title fight against Cormier—therefore leaving open the slight possibility that their main event still takes place this weekend.

Jones had previously tested positive for cocaine prior to a fight against Cormier back in January 2015, and he was suspended for six months last year following a hit-and-run incident.

It is not know exactly what Jones tested positive for, but the violation could come with a two-year suspension under the UFC’s policy.  Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt is now expected to take over as the new main event for UFC 200.

Hat Tip – [ESPN]

Russell Wilson and Ciara are Married!!! Sex to Come Shortly…

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Image via Getty

Normally I could care less about a football player’s wedding, but what makes today’s union between Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Ciara so special is that it marks the end of their commitment to celibacy before marriage.

You know what that means, right? Someone’s getting laid tonight!!!

And in case you haven’t figured it out, that someone is Russell Wilson…and Ciara.

We are The Wilsons!

A photo posted by Russell Wilson (@dangerusswilson) on

On second thought, I still don’t care about this wedding.

Congrats, Russ.  Hopefully you haven’t forgotten how to use it.

Ray Allen Looking to Join the Golden State Warriors?

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Image via Getty

After getting Kevin Durant to sign a two-year deal with them, the Golden State Warriors are now looking to fill out the rest of their roster with players that can help them win a championship at a discounted price.  They’ve already convinced David West to join them, and now they’ve got the attention of 10-time NBA all-star and two-time NBA champion Ray Allen.

According to sources, Allen has reached out to the Warriors, letting them know he’s interested in joining their team in pursuit of a title.  Now it’s just a matter of whether or not the Warriors are interested in his services, and whether they can afford him.  If Golden State doesn’t work out, the 40-year-old guard has stated that he’d also consider a stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, or Los Angeles Clippers.

Will the Warriors take in the sharp-shooting guard? We should have our answer shortly. Stay tuned.