Last night was for Oklahoma City Thunder's point guard, Russell Westbrook. First he helped his team get a 110-79 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, second he earned his seventh straight triple-double and with that he also tied the single season record for triple-doubles at 41. The record, which was previously held by Oscar Robinson, was achieved in the 1961-62 season. Westbrook still has five games left this season to attempt to break the record. Last night's triple double also moved Westbrook into a tie for fourth place on the all-time list with Wilt Chamberlain with 78.
After weeks of speculation on the future of Dallas Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo we finally know is next landing spot, CBS Sports. News broke today (April 4) that the four time Pro Bowler is retiring from football after 13 years. While many believed he would still play this upcoming season, the 37-year old has passed on the chance to play for a new team. Romo is coming off back to back seasons dealing with a severe back injury. It is being said that he will replace long time CBS broadcaster Phil Simms on the stations main broadcast.
After years of talk and what seems like decades of planning, NFL football is finally coming to Las Vegas. After a 31-1 vote (Miami Dolphins were the only no vote) the Raiders have been approved to relocate to "Sin City." Raiders owner Mark Davis needed 24 "yes" votes for the proposal to be ratified.
Davis released a statement on the decision, per Will Brinson of CBS Sports:
Despite getting approval, the Raiders will play their home games in Oakland for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The Raiders also will now have to search for a place to build their new stadium.
It will be an interesting dynamic in Oakland for the next two years as fans of the Raiders have to be disappointed to be losing their team and they are known for being a more "rowdy" crowd than other NFL fan bases. Many experts believe that the die-hard fans will still support the team in it's new location, but Davis has told fans in Oakland that if any of the season ticket holders wish to return their tickets they will be offered a full refund.
The Raiders will now be playing in the third city as they once moved from Oakland to Los Angeles in 1982, then back to Oakland in 1995. The move also marks the third that's been approved by the NFL's owners since the start of 2016 after the Rams and Chargers both left for Los Angeles.
Late this afternoon (March 20) a Las Vegas jury found former UFC and Bellator MMA fighter War Machine guilty on multiple charges in connection with the beating of his ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack, in 2014.
War Machine, who was born Jon Koppenhaver, was found guilty on 29 of the 34 charges he was facing. Charges he was found guilty of include sexual assault, kidnapping, and coercion, however he was able to avoid the most serious charges of attempted murder. Even with Koppenhaver avoid those serious charges, he can still face life in prison.
War Machine was on trial for an August 8th, 2014 incident where he broke into the house of Ms. Christy Mack. He then attacked both Mack and her boyfriend, Corey Thomas. The attack left both with serious injuries. Mack spent over eight hours on the witness stand describing to horrendous nature of the assault as well as previous beatings and rape she suffered before the August 2014 incident.
Koppenhaver was captured on August 18, 2014 after being on the run for 10 days. While in jail he declared his innocence and indicated the incident was a misunderstanding. He later attempted suicide.
Tom Brady fans, your worries are finally over. The case of the missing Tom Brady Super Bowl jersey's has been cracked wide open. Tom Brady's stolen jersey from this year's Super Bowl has been recovered after being found in the possession of an unidentified member of the international media, according to the NFL. They were also able to find his jersey from Super Bowl XLIX which saw the New England Patriots defeat the Seattle Seahawks.
The jerseys were found in Mexico and currently are being authenticated by authorities, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said. The FBI led the investigation with assistance from multiple other law enforcement agencies.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is no stranger to charity. Last year alone he donated over $1 million to charities in many urban areas. Now he has a new humanitarian cause, helping the people of Somalia with much need aid.
Somalia is in desperate need of aid after suffering from a catastrophic drought that has claimed over 100 lives in just over two days. Seeing this devastation, Kaepernick was inspired to do something big to assist.
Kaepernick joined the #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia effort on social media, encouraging the airline — which is touted as “connected Somalia to the rest of the world”— to provide food and water to the country. Thanks to his involvement, along with other professional athletes and celebrities, plus the general power of social media, the airline offered a cargo plane with food and water.
Keapernick also tweeted out a link to a Go Fund Me account started by Chaka Bars, founder of bodyweight training group Spartanfam, along with Ben Stiller and others, launched the campaign which raised more than $1.2 million in one day.
Check out Kaepernick’s social media announcement below: