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Welcome to another edition of Your Sports First. Today we will take a look at the top stories in sports over the last week. This week brought alot of attention to the world of sports and the impact it makes on society, it also brought the true nature of competition and how it captures and captivates the world. So without further adieu I bring you the
Word on Sports
Derrick Rose Baby Rumors
Looks like reigning NBA MVP and Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is expecting a child. News arose early last week about the superstars longtime girlfriend Miaki's pregnancy. The star asked for privacy - and while avoiding directly answering the question he did elude to the suspicion of something going on in his personal life.
As I will respect the Chicago-native's wishes of such approach, as a Bulls fan I must say if it is in fact true, congratulations.
And keep your head in the game, as much as you can.
Here is Derrick when asked about the "news",
Carmelo Anthony Invites Family of Trayvon Martin to MSG
In the wake of George Zimmerman - the neighborhood watch volunteer who voluntarily shot and killed an unarmed, 17yr old Trayvon Martin - being arrested and indicted on second-degree murder charges, the family of Martin was headed to New York to be on Anderson Cooper to talk about the news. However, according to ESPN, the family had more in store,
New York Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony had an invitation awaiting the family, including Martin's younger brother who is 3½ years old.
|Sybrina Fulton (mother of Trayvon Martin) and Carmelo Anthony|
When asked about the experience and what the support meant, Anthony told reporters,
New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson Buys Hornets from NBA
It appears that owner Tom Benson wants to get some of the publicity away from his New Orleans Saints bounty-gate scandal. The newly embattled owner purchased the New Orleans Hornets for a reported $338 million. The NBA has owned the Hornets since December 2010.
According to the New York Times, Benson, a New Orleans-native, has owned the Saints since 1985, when he stepped in to block efforts by other prospective investors to move the NFL franchise to Jacksonville, Fla. Now Benson has made another major investment to stabilize the NBA's presence in the Big Easy on the same day that the Hornets were hosting the Utah Jazz, the very team New Orleans lost to relocation in 1979.
Former Nets star Jayson Williams released from prison
Retired NBA Star Jayson Williams was released from prison early last week after serving an eight months for a DUI and 18 months after finishing a sentence for the death of his former limo driver.
According to ESPN,
Eli Manning to host "Saturday Night Live"
Looks like New York Giants Super Bowl MVP and champion Eli Manning will step into his brother Peyton's footsteps and take a dip into tinsel town - hosting the May 5th taping of "Saturday Night Live". Other Super Bowl winners have hosted in the show in the past, one being Tom Brady, whom Eli has now beaten twice in the Super Bowl.
Rihanna is the scheduled musical guest.
NFL to take a look at the use of the drug Toradol
Toradol, which is a brand name for Ketorolac is at the center of a lawsuit filed by the NFL Players Association. According to the suit, Toradol - a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and injectable drug. One which many former players say that teams and doctors indiscriminately used on them without regard to the harmful affects (concussions being at the forefront of those issues).
Former NFL Ryan Leaf indicted on 4 felony charges
It has been a far fall from grace for the 1998 NFL Draft's No.2 overall pick Ryan Leaf. The former Washington St. star was recently arrested and charged with four felonies on accusations that he broke into a friends house to steal prescription pain killers. According to ESPN, he then robbed a second home just two days after being released from jail.
If convicted, Leaf could spend a maximum of 20 years in jail for each count.
Ozzie Guillen praises Fidel Castro, upsets an entire country
Miami Marlins Ozzie Guillen has long been synonymous with outlandish, off-the-cuff comments and interviews. None could be categorized as the latter as his most recent quirp to a magazine reporter. Guillen was suspended for five games just five games into his tenure - for comments praising Fidel Castro, in a magazine interview. Ozzie's comments angered many Cuban Americans in South Florida and a boycott was initiated against Marlins home games.
Guillen has since publicly apologized for his comments about the dictator and is finishing up his five game ban.
MLB Honors Jackie Robinson with stadium tributes
Major League Baseball honored Jackie Robinson, the first African-American athlete to be signed to a Major League team today with tributes across the Unites States ballparks. From Dodger Staduim to Fenway Park, baseball paid it's respects with ceremonies, on-field celebrations, and tributes including his former teammates, Negro-league athletes, and Hall of Famers - including NBA Hall of Fame center Bill Russell and even members of the Tuskegee airmen.
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