Archive for the ‘New Orleans Saints’ Category

The NFL just handed Donald Trump a huge win

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, safety Eric Reid, and linebacker Eli Harold of the San Francisco 49ers kneel before a game against the New Orleans Saints in Santa Clara, Calif on Nov. 6, 2016. In a move sure to fuel further controversy, NFL team owners on Wednesday agreed to a new policy regarding players who kneel in protest during the playing of the national anthem: The league will now fine teams whose players do not stand during the anthem. It is an outcome sure to please President Trump, who has vocally demanded for the past nine months, in tweets and at rallies, that there be some kind of punishment for players who kneel.

NBA notebook: Iguodala doubtful for Game 4 with left knee contusion

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Golden State Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala is listed as doubtful for Tuesday's Game 4 against the Houston Rockets with a left knee contusion. Iguodala banged knees with Rockets guard James Harden in Game 3 on Sunday. ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported that Iguodala is undergoing X-rays Monday afternoon, which are expected to give the team a better idea of his status.

NBA notebook: Iguodala doubtful for Game 4 with left knee contusion

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Golden State Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala is listed as doubtful for Tuesday's Game 4 against the Houston Rockets with a left knee contusion. Iguodala banged knees with Rockets guard James Harden in Game 3 on Sunday. ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported that Iguodala is undergoing X-rays Monday afternoon, which are expected to give the team a better idea of his status.

We’ve been exposed to the sordid side of professional cheerleading. That doesn’t mean we should ban it

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Unless it’s the cheerleaders on the sidelines you’re interested in – but even then you have to be pretty close to the field to appreciate their routines, otherwise they're little more than sparkly specks in the distance. There is a teen comedy flick I’m told I should watch (or definitely not watch) called Bring It On, with Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union, but generally speaking I haven’t spent much time pondering the culture of cheerleading – until now. Young women hoping one day to be accepted onto the cheerleading squad of a major National Football League (NFL) franchise better be ready to be disappointed.

‘Dancers live in a world of fear’: why cheerleaders are taking on the NFL and NBA

Friday, May 18th, 2018

For years cheerleaders have been underpaid and mistreated by their teams. NFL and NBA teams have faced lawsuits from cheerleaders unhappy with their working conditions. Both athletes have accused the NFL of discriminating against women.

Titans claim offensive lineman John Theus off waivers

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans have added an offensive lineman, claiming John Theus off waivers from the New Orleans Saints. The Titans waived defensive lineman Antwaun Woods on Thursday to clear a roster spot. San Francisco drafted the

Drew Brees gives prosthetic leg to injured high school quarterback

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Alex Ruiz, a quarterback for Linfield Christian High School in Temecula, California, suffered a catastrophic injury last fall that resulted in the loss of his leg. Last weekend, Ruiz got help from an unexpected source: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Through the Football N’ America flag football league that Brees founded, the Saints QB provided Ruiz with his first prosthetic walking leg, and a promise to pay for an athletic one later this year.

Drew Brees gives new prosthesis to high school QB

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Drew Brees had a special encounter with a fellow No. 9 last weekend in San Diego. The New Orleans Saints quarterback presented high school signal-caller Alex Ruiz with his first walking prosthetic leg -- and a promise to pay for an athletic training prosthesis in the fall once Ruiz gets used to this one. Ruiz, who wears No. 9 because he is such a big fan of Brees, had his right leg amputated below the knee in February because of a severe knee injury he suffered on the field last fall while playing for Linfield Christian High School in Temecula, California.

This Stat Proves LeBron Must Make History If the Cavs Are to Beat Boston

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

During his 15 years in the NBA, LeBron James has rescued seemingly lost causes almost at will, but dragging the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Boston Celtics might be a step too far even for him. The three-time NBA champion recorded yet another triple-double in Game Two but the Cavs will take to home court on Saturday night with the odds firmly stacked against them and the weight of history firmly on their shoulders. Robert Horry is the only player to have come back from 2-0 down in a series three times in NBA history—in 1994 and in 1995 as the Houston Rockets overcame the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference semifinals and in 2007 as the San Antonio Spurs beat the New Orleans Saints 4-2 at the same stage.

This Stat Proves LeBron Must Make History If the Cavs Are to Beat Boston

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

During his 15 years in the NBA, LeBron James has rescued seemingly lost causes almost at will, but dragging the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Boston Celtics might be a step too far even for him. The three-time NBA champion recorded yet another triple-double in Game Two but the Cavs will take to home court on Saturday night with the odds firmly stacked against them and the weight of history firmly on their shoulders. Robert Horry is the only player to have come back from 2-0 down in a series three times in NBA history—in 1994 and in 1995 as the Houston Rockets overcame the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference semifinals and in 2007 as the San Antonio Spurs beat the New Orleans Saints 4-2 at the same stage.