The column is co-authored by Christina Hadford.
Domestic abuse scandals have rampaged through the NFL: Greg Hardy, Rod Smith, Anthony Ray Jefferson, and most recently, Ray Rice. In response, the NFL launched a "thorough review" of its personnel conduct policies, management assembled "critical response teams" to address future violence, and Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) called a congressional hearing to discuss policies related to domestic violence. Unfortunately, however, violence will not wane until efforts are taken to mitigate its cause rather than just control its effects.
To initiate lasting and effective change, the NFL needs to encourage purposefully high standards of sexual conduct. For too long, the NFL has engrossed itself in the sexual revolution by propagating semi-pornographic material and implicitly championing casual sex—both of which are a breeding ground for violence. more >>
As the year comes to a close, the NBA has already started looking at trade prospects and rumors have started circulating on just who is up for the chopping block, such as Wesley Matthews, Corey Brewer and more.
The official trade deadline has been set for February 2015, but teams found there was no harm in sizing up the competition.
Matthews' name is being thrown about after rumors claimed that the Cleveland Cavaliers were looking to nab him from the Portland Trail Blazers and add him to their roster to replace Shawn Marion. more >>
Miami Heat and All-Star team center Chris Bosh is said to be "sidelined indefinitely" due to a strained calf, Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra announced on Monday.
Bosh, who was leading Heat's victory against Utah on Saturday, experienced tightness in his left calf after the match and was benched for their home court clash with the Chicago Bulls.
"He's still sore," Spoelstra said of Bosh. "It's rest and treatment for him in the immediate future." more >>
Breaking NBA trade news is that the Boston Celtics are now in the process to finalize the deal to send Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, according to reports.
Citing sources from within the league, ESPN.com said that the Celtics and Mavericks are now entering an "agreement in principle" to deal Rondo for Dallas' Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, and Jameer Nelson.
Marc Stein of ESPN further wrote that in addition to Crowder, Wright, and Nelson, the deal also furnished the Celtics to have the future first and second-round draft picks. more >>
Evan Turner, the 26-year-old Boston Celtics guard, recently compared himself to Jesus Christ when speaking about people's dislike for him.
While Turner currently plays for the Celtics, he was a member of the 76ers for four years and seemed to understand the fans' decision to boo him during game against his former team earlier this week. Although Turner admitted that the comparison might sound "super weird" he mentioned the name of Jesus when getting booed during the game.
"I don't worry about it anymore. I don't want to sound super weird, but Jesus was hated too. At the end of the day, I just worry about the stuff that's important," Turner said, according to CSN New England. "If it makes you happy to boo me, go ahead. I'm still happy. I put all that stuff behind me." more >>
The Sacramento Kings fired coach Michael Malone on Sunday after the team's head failed to "live up to expectations of ownership," according to reports.
Aside from what the King's front office "expected" of the coach, Malone was ousted because of the "philosophical differences between" him and the management, USA Today reported.
"The firing was an absolute stunner on its surface, as the Kings have won just 28 games in each of the last two campaigns yet were on pace to win 38 games this season," the news website stated in their report. more >>