November 11, 2013 |
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has broken his silence on the bullying scandal that has engulfed his team, saying he's appalled by Jonathan Martin 's allegations of daily harassment by teammates. Ross said he plans to meet with Martin on Wednesday and that he has been in touch with the tackle through text messages. "I'd like to hear from him what had happened, why he felt that way and what we did and what we could have done to prevent something like this from happening," Ross said.
November 10, 2013 |
When suspended Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito told Fox Sports' Jay Glazer in an exclusive interview aired Sunday morning that his behavior was reflective of NFL locker-room culture, the league's latest nightmare worsened. Incognito, a nine-year NFL veteran and the leader of the Miami offensive line, says he knows language he used in texts and voice mails to teammate Jonathan Martin "are not right. " Incognito said that "what I want people to know is, the way Jonathan and the rest of the offensive line and how our teammates, how we communicate, it's vulgar.” The Dolphins are the focus of an NFL investigation into bullying and harassment charges stemming from Martin, a second-year tackle, leaving the club Oct. 28, reportedly to seek treatment for emotional distress.
October 16, 2013 |
The Lakers were swept out the playoffs last spring by the San Antonio Spurs as Dwight Howard was ejected in Game 4 while Kobe Bryant sat in the locker room because of a recently torn Achilles' tendon. Minutes after Howard stormed to the locker room, Bryant hobbled out on crutches to the Lakers' bench to a standing ovation -- making his first public appearance since he had surgery April 13. "It was the first time I ever felt that kind of love from a crowd," Bryant told Sports Illustrated . "Oh, my God, I was fighting back the tears.
October 12, 2013 |
The week before he won his first game as USC's interim coach, Ed Orgeron visited only one Friday night high school game to recruit. "Hopefully, in the future, I may be able to get a helicopter and get to about four or five," he joked, "but we're not doing it yet. " He is now. Orgeron, who guided USC to a 38-31 victory over Arizona on Thursday, was scheduled to helicopter over the Southland on Friday night in search of future Trojans....
October 4, 2013 |
Peninsula will hold a dedication ceremony on Saturday for its new football locker room that underwent a $30,000 renovation through donations and fundraising. Eric.email@example.com
September 20, 2013 |
PHOENIX - Watching Yasiel Puig uncork a bottle of cheap sparkling wine and spray his teammates during the Dodgers' postgame celebration Thursday, Manager Don Mattingly shook his head and laughed. “He's the fastest champagne opener in the business,” Mattingly said. Evidently, the 22-year-old Puig is as quick a learner with a bottle in his hands as he is with a bat. Puig said that back in his native Cuba, champagne was never part of locker room celebrations. “In Cuba, we used water,” Puig said.