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I love Fashion and I am in love with everything sports!

Michael Sam CFL BOUND

Michael Sam has signed a two-year deal with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes. General Manager Jim Popp said,” if nothing else doing the dancing show was great cardio for Sam.”

The first openly gay NFL player to wear the blue and gold Rams jersey in 2014, was cut from the team shortly after. He later spent some time on the Cowboys‘ practice squad, and was later invited to participate in the 2015 veteran combine. With no success in landing a NFL home Sam headed to Dancing with the Stars where he spoke candidly about being estranged from his father after he came out as gay.

With no NFL teams showing interest, Sam has been given a new opportunity to do what he does best which is be a football player. He has announced that he is headed to Montreal to play in the Canadian Football League. Sam’s’ stated that he is not trying to make history he just wants to play football.

Michael Sam is deserving of this opportunity. It may not be the NFL but the CFL is a great opportunity for him to thrive and be the beast he was meant to be on the field. NFL Insider Jason La Canfora first reported Sam’s signing.


Golden State take Game 2-0 vs Rockets


To a sold out 19,000+ crowd, Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry and Rockets James Harden traded back and forth but there could only be one winner. Curry made 33 points including  6 assists and 3 rebounds that helped the Warriors edge the Rockets 99-98 in Western Conference Final  on Thursday night.  Game 3 will be on Saturday in Houston.

Rockets Dwight Howard will play in Game 2 vs Warriors


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(AP)–“I want to be out there, but the most important thing is that I’m out there for the whole series.” Dwight Howard said.

Dwight sprained his left knee when he and teammate Josh Smith crashed into each other during Game 1 of the Western Final vs Warriors Tuesday night.

With his positive thoughts along with his teammates optimism, resulted in a positive result because Dwight Howard will be playing in Game 2 Western Conference final against the Warriors.


Ray Rice dodges domestic abuse charges


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A New Jersey judge has dismissed felony aggravated assault charges against Former Ravens Running back Ray Rice due to his completion of a pre-trial intervention program.

TMZ released a surveillance camera footage in September that caught Rice violently assaulting and knocking out his then girlfriend now wife Janay Rice in an Atlantic City hotel elevator. Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens and then suspended by the NFL, however he won an appeal that reinstated him-but to no avail Rice remains teamless.


Cavs take Game 1 vs Hawks in the East Finals


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As Demarre “Junkyard Dog” Carroll was being helped back to the locker room by fellow team mate Kent Bazemore after suffering a leg injury in the 4th quarter.  Atlanta’s plans of utilizing Carroll as the defensive weapon against Cleveland came to a sudden halt.  With home court not being an advantage, the Hawks lost to the Cavaliers 97-89 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. The uncertainty of Carroll’s return for the remainder of the Finals is up in the air. Either way for Game 2  held Friday at 8:30 pm expect to see Al Horford, Kyle Korver, Jeff Teague,  and Dennis Schroder going hard in the paint to secure a worthy defense against King Lebron James.

Fans support TNT Reporter Craig Sager


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Fashion-he-sta and TNT sports reporter Craig Sager has been unable to return to the sidelines because he is battling leukemia and has to undertake another bout of chemo. With an outpouring of support at the Game 1, Hawks vs Cavalier Eastern Conference finals. Fans, current and former pro athletes have showed their support by dressing in their best dressed Sager swag, with colleagues Reggie Miller, Chris Webber,and Charles Barkley who sported Sager-like Blazers. Shaquille O’Neal sported a Sager-like suit.  Ernie Johnson sported a special pheasant feather bow tie. We salute Craig Sager and wish him a speedy recovery.  #SAGERSTRONG


WNBA Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson suspended


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Just after Phoenix Mercury center married her girlfriend Tulsa Shock forward Gloria Johnson, they were slapped with a 7 game suspension for their domestic squabble last month.

This comes after both the NBA and NFL leagues have had their share of domestic violence.
The WNBA issued a statement on it’s  WEBSITE with it’s president Laurel J. Richie commenting, The WNBA takes all acts of violence extremely seriously. It is our strong belief that violence has absolutely no place in society, in sports or in this league. As president, it is my responsibility to protect the league and uphold its values. Our athletes represent the WNBA, and they all must abide by the league’s standards of conduct. In this case, Brittney and Glory failed to do so, and that is unacceptable.