Archive for February 2013

Olympian Oscar Pistorius Kills Model Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Valentine’s Day is a holiday observed to celebrate love and happiness, but for a worldly-famed Olympian, Paralympic star it became a nightmare. South African track star 26-year-old Oscar Pistorius was arrested after police found his 30-year-old model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead at his home in Pretoria this morning.

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Pistorius who is one of the most celebrated athletes present-day, making history last year as the first double amputee runner to compete in the Summer Olympics in London – after a long battle to compete in the games. And as of today’s ordeal, many are shocked of the drastic turn of events that unfolded.

Police responded to a call to Pistorius’s home, with what neighbors said was a place filled complaints of domestic nature. According to reports, the athlete shot his girlfriend four times on the head and upper body until she died, during the dawn hours of Thursday. Earlier, many reporters and sources speculated that he had mistaken his girlfriend as an intruder, but police verified that these reports were invalid.

He was taken into custody this morning. Court hearings will take place tomorrow and bail for release has been restrained. Television, websites, and other media outlets have pulled his advertisements off until further noticed. As for now, an athlete, who inspired the world with his remarkable resilience and abilities, have now shattered his image with unforeseen tragedy.

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NBA All-Star Weekend 2013: The Players

With the hype of the Super Bowl finally dwindling down, sport aficionados can now directly shift their focus towards next weekend’s NBA All-Star game which features some of the greatest players of the year. While this season’s big game contains some familiar faces, new ones have certainly worked their way up to garner a coveted spot on the roster. Here’s the breakdown of the East and West teams, respectively.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE

NO. PLAYER (TEAM) POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE FROM
7 * Carmelo Anthony (Knicks) F 6-8 230 05/29/84 Syracuse/USA
6 * LeBron James (Heat) F 6-8 250 12/30/84 St. Vincent-St. Mary HS (OH)/USA
5 * Kevin Garnett (Celtics) C-F 6-11 253 05/19/76 Farragut Academy HS (IL)/USA
9 | Rajon Rondo (Celtics) G 6-1 186 02/22/86 Kentucky/USA
3 * Dwyane Wade (Heat) G 6-4 220 01/17/82 Marquette/USA
1 Chris Bosh (Heat) C-F 6-11 235 03/24/84 Georgia Tech/USA
6 # Tyson Chandler (Knicks) C 7-1 240 10/02/82 Dominguez HS (CA)/USA
9 Luol Deng (Bulls) F 6-9 220 04/16/85 Duke/Sudan
24 # Paul George (Pacers) G-F 6-8 221 05/02/90 Fresno State/USA
11 # Jrue Holiday (76ers) G 6-4 205 06/12/90 UCLA/USA
2 # Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers) G 6-3 191 03/23/92 Duke/USA
11 # Brook Lopez (Nets) C 7-0 265 04/01/88 Stanford/USA
13 # Joakim Noah (Bulls) C 6-11 232 02/25/85 Florida/USA
Head Coach: Erik Spoelstra (Heat)

WESTERN CONFERENCE

NO. PLAYER (TEAM) POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE FROM
35 * Kevin Durant (Thunder) F 6-9 235 09/29/88 Texas/USA
32 * Blake Griffin (Clippers) F 6-10 251 03/16/89 Oklahoma/USA
12 * Dwight Howard (Lakers) C 6-11 265 12/08/85 SW Atlanta Christian Academy (GA)/USA
24 * Kobe Bryant (Lakers) G 6-6 205 08/23/78 Lower Merion HS (PA)/USA
3 * Chris Paul (Clippers) G 6-0 175 05/06/85 Wake Forest/USA
12 LaMarcus Aldridge (Trail Blazers) F 6-11 240 07/19/85 Texas/USA
21 Tim Duncan (Spurs) F 6-11 255 04/25/76 Wake Forest/U.S. Virgin Islands
13 # James Harden (Rockets) G 6-5 220 08/26/89 Arizona State/USA
10 David Lee (Warriors) F-C 6-9 240 04/29/83 Florida/USA
9 Tony Parker (Spurs) G 6-2 185 05/17/82 Paris BR/France
50 Zach Randolph (Grizzlies) F 6-9 260 07/16/81 Michigan State/USA
0 Russell Westbrook (Thunder) G 6-3 187 11/12/88 UCLA/USA
Head Coach: Gregg Popovich (Spurs)

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With a beefed up lineup, the game is sure to be quite an interesting one. The 2013 NBA All-Star Game is this weekend, February 15th-17th. Bring on the suspense and drama, as always!

NFL Super Bowl XLVII – The Game, the Show & the Madness

One of the biggest sporting events of the year is right around the corner, and there’s nothing more to expect than the game to be played in such high dramatic fashion. Gather around now, team. Grab your beer, food, family and friends. Here’s the lowdown on what’s to come on the big day.

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The Game. Many critics believe the Ravens and Niners play using an old-school tactic, but in actuality, each team brings something quite similar to the field. Bleacher Report compiled a detailed breakdown of the game with a slideshow to support their thoughts. This the first time head coaches/brothers John Harbaugh (Ravens) and Jim Harbaugh (49ers) will be competing in a Super Bowl against each other, and maybe it’s no wonder their respective teams play in a similar style. While a majority media predict the 49ers as victors, it’s really fair game. Think about how the Patriots were the favorites to win in 2007 and 2011, and then the Giants pulled an upset for both Super Bowls…

The Show. The weekend boasts an all-star cast including artists like Justin Timberlake, Beyonce (& her band, Destiny’s Child), Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Matchbox Twenty, and more surprise guests are set to appear and share the stage for the weekend. Anything can happen, and be prepared for some inevitable controversy predicted to surface from the mix.

The Madness (& Everything in Between). It’s the big game; anything can happen. There’s the game, the attendees, the celebs, the performances, the commercials, etc all in one night. Expect a good Sunday night of TV, probably filled with more drama than your usual daily dose screenings of Revenge or American Horror Story.

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