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BASKETBALL’S GREATEST KILLED… Kobe Bryant Dead at 41


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R.I.P.

Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna killed in helicopter crash.

Aug 23, 1978 – Jan 26, 2020 (age 41)

Today one of basketballs greatest has been killed in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, just outside of Los Angeles. 4 others are reported to be on the deadly flight also.

Kobe Bryant was a Los Angeles Laker for 20 years. At just 17 years old Kobe enter the NBA straight out of High School.

UPDATED: CNN Reports Kobe’s 13 year old daughter Gianna, another parent and player were also on board the doomed flight.

Avoiding Sports Injuries


How can I avoid a sports injury?

The most common cause of a sports injury is the failure to warm-up sufficiently before beginning strenuous activity, however injuries are also often caused by the incorrect use of equipment and insufficient safety precautions. Those most susceptible to sports injury are competitive and professional athletes, whose intense training can make certain muscles vulnerable to injury through overuse.

Although it is impossible to prevent injury all the time due to the unpredictable nature of sports and physical activities, it is possible to undertake precautionary steps in order to decrease the likelihood of incurring an injury. Below are detailed the key steps to preventing a sporting injury.

Warm Up

The warm-up is the most important and significant way to reduce the likelihood of injury when participating in sports. A sufficient warm-up session should last at least 5-10 minutes, and involves gently stretching and exercising muscles to prepare them for the strenuous activity to follow. It is vital to start the warm-up slowly, and build up gradually to a more brisk and energetic pace.

Warming up in this way allows an increased flow of blood to reach the muscles, increasing the flexibility of the muscle fibres and significantly reducing the risk of pulling or straining a muscle. Ideal warm-up exercises include steady walking and jogging. These activities allow you to gradually increase the pace to further prepare your body for strenuous exercise.

When you have warmed up, you can undertake some gentle stretches to lengthen the muscles and tendons, further preventing injury.  Pay particular attention to stretching those muscles which will be used during your exercise.
Use the correct protective equipment

For some sports, protective equipment is important to prevent damage to participants. This is particularly important when the sport or activity involves physical contact with other players and participants. Protective equipment may include shin pads (used in football and hockey), boxing gloves or protective head gear. All these pieces of equipment are designed to prevent injury to vulnerable parts of the body.

It is also important to wear correct footwear when participating in sports. The correct shoes can offer support to the foot and ankle, helping to prevent twisting and injury. Protective head gear is obviously extremely important, as helmets protect the skull and the brain from damage. This is vital in contact sports where the head may be knocked.

Many sports involve a particular technique which can minimise the risk of injury. It is important to learn the correct techniques associated with your chosen sport. By practising good technique an individual can greatly reduce the risk of sports-related injury to muscles, tendons and bones. This is also important in the gym, where experts will be on hand to help you use all equipment safely and effectively.

Do not over-reach yourself

It is extremely important, when taking part in physical activities, to listen to your body and know your physical limits. When you begin a new sport, begin slowly and steadily to avoid pulling or straining muscles which your body may not be used to using or stretching. If you have not undertaken strenuous exercise for some time, it is especially important to build up your stamina and strength gradually to avoid injury. Over time, you will notice your fitness increase, and you will be able to undertake physical activity for longer periods of time.

Remain hydrated

Water is vital to keep the body going, and this is especially true when you are active and exercising. If you are exercising in heat or in sunny weather, it is especially important to keep your body hydrated as dehydration can significantly reduce mental and physical fitness.

Cool down

Just as it is important to warm-up properly, it is also essential that you cool down sufficiently after physical activity. After your work out, spend at least 5-10 minutes undertaking a gentle form of exercise (such as walking) to return your heart rate to a normal pace. The cool-down process allows your body to remove the muscles’ waste products and replace these with oxygen and nutrients. This helps to prevent stiffness of the muscles after exercising, and allows your muscles to recover steadily from physical activity.

Suspended Noah: Found to be using supplement to aid injuries


Suspended Noah: Found to be using supplement to aid injuries

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Joakim Noah was seeking help to overcome injuries that wrecked his first season in New York and turned to an over-the-counter supplement.

That decision “backfired,” Noah said Tuesday.

It led to a 20-game suspension for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy , preventing Noah from ending a disappointing year on a positive note.

“This was a tough moment, but I’m going to learn from it,” Noah said. “I tried to take a supplement to help me with everything I’ve gone through. I’ve gone through a lot of injuries, and I tried to take something to help me and it backfired.”

Noah returned to practice Tuesday following Feb. 27 surgery to remove a loose body from his left knee. The knee injury came after a hamstring injury he was trying to recover from around the All-Star break.

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NBA Injuries List March 28, 2017


NBA Injuries List March 28, 2017

Atlanta Hawks
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Mike Dunleavy SF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
03/29/17 Thabo Sefolosha SF Groin Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
03/28/17 Paul Millsap PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Apr 2
Boston Celtics
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
No injuries reported.
Brooklyn Nets
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Quincy Acy SF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Mar 30
03/29/17 Joe Harris SF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Charlotte Hornets
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Johnny O’Bryant PF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/29/17 Ramon Sessions PG Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
Chicago Bulls
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/27/17 Cristiano Felicio PF Back Game Time Decision
03/17/17 Dwyane Wade SG Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 1
Cleveland Cavaliers
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Richard Jefferson SF Knee Game Time Decision
03/28/17 Iman Shumpert SG Knee Game Time Decision
03/27/17 Kyle Korver SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Apr 2
Dallas Mavericks
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Salah Mejri C Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/28/17 Seth Curry SG Shoulder Game Time Decision
Denver Nuggets
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
No injuries reported.
Detroit Pistons
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Reggie Bullock SF Foot Game Time Decision
03/29/17 Reggie Jackson PG Knee Game Time Decision
Golden State Warriors
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Kevin Durant SF Knee Expected to be out until at least Apr 8
03/29/17 James McAdoo SF Head Game Time Decision
Houston Rockets
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Montrezl Harrell PF Personal Game Time Decision
03/26/17 Ryan Anderson PF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Apr 9
Indiana Pacers
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Al Jefferson C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Apr 10
03/29/17 Glenn Robinson III SG Calf Expected to be out until at least Apr 10
Los Angeles Clippers
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/27/17 JJ Redick SG Ankle Game Time Decision
03/27/17 Diamond Stone C Knee Game Time Decision
Los Angeles Lakers
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Brandon Ingram SF Knee Game Time Decision
03/28/17 Luol Deng SF Coach’s Decision Out for the season
03/28/17 Timofey Mozgov C Coach’s Decision Out for the season
Memphis Grizzlies
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Marc Gasol C Foot Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/29/17 JaMychal Green PF Shoulder Game Time Decision
03/19/17 Chandler Parsons SF Knee Out for the season
Miami Heat
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/25/17 Dion Waiters SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/12/17 Josh McRoberts PF Foot Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
01/05/17 Justise Winslow SF Shoulder Out for the season
09/26/16 Chris Bosh PF Calf Out for the season
Milwaukee Bucks
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Michael Beasley PF Knee Game Time Decision
03/25/17 John Henson C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Apr 2
02/12/17 Jabari Parker PF Knee Out for the season
Minnesota Timberwolves
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Lance Stephenson SG Coach’s Decision Game Time Decision
03/21/17 Nemanja Bjelica PF Foot Out for the season
02/04/17 Zach LaVine PG Knee Out for the season
09/26/16 Nikola Pekovic C Ankle Out for the season
New Orleans Pelicans
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/24/17 Omer Asik C Illness Out for the season
03/24/17 Quincy Pondexter SG Knee Out for the season
New York Knicks
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Joakim Noah C Suspension Out for the season
03/29/17 Derrick Rose PG Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/29/17 Lance Thomas SF Hip Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
Oklahoma City Thunder
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
No injuries reported.
Orlando Magic
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/28/17 Jeff Green PF Back Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
Philadelphia 76ers
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Jerryd Bayless PG Wrist Out for the season
03/29/17 Robert Covington SF Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/29/17 Gerald Henderson SG Hip Game Time Decision
03/29/17 Jahlil Okafor C Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/29/17 Tiago Splitter C Calf Game Time Decision
03/28/17 Sergio Rodriguez PG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Apr 4
03/07/17 Ben Simmons SF Foot Out for the season
03/01/17 Joel Embiid C Knee Out for the season
Phoenix Suns
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Leandro Barbosa SG Hamstring Game Time Decision
03/29/17 Devin Booker SG Ankle Game Time Decision
03/27/17 Dragan Bender PF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Apr 5
03/21/17 Tyson Chandler C Rest Out for the season
03/18/17 Brandon Knight PG Back Out for the season
03/16/17 Eric Bledsoe PG Knee Out for the season
Portland Trail Blazers
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/05/17 Festus Ezeli C Knee Out for the season
03/02/17 Ed Davis PF Shoulder Out for the season
Sacramento Kings
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Arron Afflalo SG Personal Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/29/17 Kosta Koufos C Rest Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/29/17 Ty Lawson PG Quadriceps Game Time Decision
03/29/17 Garrett Temple SG Rest Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/27/17 Malachi Richardson SG Hamstring Out for the season
01/20/17 Rudy Gay SF Achilles Out for the season
San Antonio Spurs
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/27/17 Dejounte Murray PG Groin Expected to be out until at least Apr 2
Toronto Raptors
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
02/28/17 Kyle Lowry PG Wrist Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Utah Jazz
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Derrick Favors PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/29/17 George Hill PG Groin Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/29/17 Raul Neto PG Groin Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/28/17 Gordon Hayward SF Quadriceps Game Time Decision
Washington Wizards
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return

 

March Madness: North Carolina edges Kentucky on last-second shot


Kentucky on last-second shot

Published March 26, 2017 FoxNews.com

Kentucky guard Malik Monk (5) grabs a loose ball in front of North Carolina forward Luke Maye (32) in the first half of the South Regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Kentucky guard Malik Monk (5) grabs a loose ball in front of North Carolina forward Luke Maye (32) in the first half of the South Regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

North Carolina was denied a chance at the NCAA men’s basketball title by a last-second shot last year. This year, they’re going back to the Final Four with the help of a last-second shot of their own.
Sophomore reserve Luke Maye nailed a tie-breaking jumper with 0.3 seconds to go to lead the Tar Heels to a 75-73 victory over the Kentucky Wildcats in the South Regional Final Sunday evening in Memphis.

Maye’s heroics came seconds after Kentucky’s Malik Monk hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 73 with 7.2 seconds left. It was a dramtic ending to a breathtaking game between the top two seeds in the region.

Trailing 64-59, North Carolina went on a 12-0 run and led 71-64 with 54 seconds to go. Kentucky battled back, as Monk and freshman De’Aron Fox hit quick three-pointers to make the score 71-70.

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Moussa stuns in glamorous photo shoot amid rumors she’s dating NHL player


Moussa stuns in glamorous photo shoot amid rumors she’s dating NHL player

Fox News Published March 27, 2017

Christina El Moussa showed off a new side of herself.

The “Flip or Flop” star usually dresses casually on her HGTV show but the mom-of-two got dolled up for a new photo shoot.

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The 33-year-old donned a fitted black Walter Mendez dress with a high neckline and gold detailing for the shoot.

“When I was asked by the super talented @damir_k to do a photoshoot you can bet I went for it,” El Moussa wrote on Instagram. She did not say what the shoot was for “@damir_k you are the best in the industry.

El Moussa’s sexy post comes amid rumors the reality star is dating NHL player Nate Thompson.

While a rep for El Moussa denies there is anything romantic between the “Flip or Flop” star and the Anaheim Ducks player, a source told Us Weekly “she’s very into him and it’s super new.”
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March 12, 2017; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Nate Thompson (44) plays the puck against Washington Capitals center Jay Beagle (83) during the second period at Honda Center. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)

The dating rumors started when the pair posed for a group photo at the Lady Ducks fashion show earlier this month.
El Moussa has dated family contractor Gary Anderson since splitting from her husband and business partner Tarek El Moussa this summer.

The single mom has also been making the news this past week after she posed for a photo shoot with her 6-year-old daughter, Taylor, in bikinis, and some celebrity-watchers slammed the “Flip or Flop” star for the pics calling them “completely inappropriate.”
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