Last week's bunch of NFL games saw one that could have placed the St. Louis Rams in a lot of trouble, when quarterback Case Keenum appeared to have been seriously hurt after sustaining a head injury. In most instances when a player gets hit on the head or appears to be injured in the head due to a play, his team would usually take him off the field. But that didn't happen in the Rams' game against the Baltimore Ravens.
The league has a strict concussion protocol designed to protect players from serious and even life-threatening injuries to the head, and the Rams almost crossed the line. Adam Schefter reported through ESPN that the team escaped the penalty for mishandling the incident.
There was no official word or statement as to why the Rams won't get penalized or punished after failing to get Keenum out of the field. It was seen that a trainer went to the field to do a check on the quarterback but he obviously did not remove him in order to be subjected to an official concussion evaluation, something the NFL has been quite strict since the protocol was created and implemented. more >>
St. Louis Rams receiver Stedman Bailey is battling for his life after being shot twice in the head during a drive-by shooting in Miami last Tuesday, and early reports came in saying that the third-year NFL player was in critical condition. The good news is that Rams head coach Jeff Fisher revealed on Friday that Bailey is "expected to survive" from the wounds he got from the shooting.
This certainly is good news for Rams fans who are still shocked with what happened. Bailey immediately underwent surgery after the incident and will miss the remaining games of the season. Fisher revealed that the receiver is doing great after surgery in his interview with "Sirius XM Radio." However, the coach also said that Bailey will be spending several days in intensive care because of the seriousness of his condition and that the 25-year-old almost died as a result of his wounds.
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The WWE has taken backward strides lately with recent injuries to its stars, but it does not mean they're out to call it a year already. The fight promotion's next PPV event is the WWE TLC 2015, which is going to be held at the TD Garden Arena in Boston, Massachusetts on Dec.13, 2015. This event will serve as WWE's annual end of the year showcase.
TLC is derived from the concept of Tables, Ladders, and Chairs promotion that became very popular during the early 2000s. While the event is only a couple of weeks away, there is no official word (as always) as to the composition of the card, though the main event has long been known to WWE fans.
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The Chicago Blackhawks lost to the Los Angeles Kings in overtime, 3-2 on Saturday; but it's not a "total" loss for the Blackhawks as veteran forward Patrick Kane set a new NHL record after scoring in his 19th consecutive game, officially giving him the distinction of having the longest "points" streak for an American-born player.
His streak actually started in October against the Blue Jackets, which he later followed with a seven-game goal streak, beginning from Nov. 2 to Nov. 15.
Even opponents' coaches sing praises for the 27-year-old star. According to assistant coach John Stevens of LA, Kane may be the best in the NHL when it comes to using the top half of the zone in offense. "Pat Kane's having a career year. He's a danger all the time and he's got a little chemistry with Artemi Panarin," the coach added. more >>
The struggling Dallas Cowboys saw a glimmer of hope when star quarterback Tony Romo returned from his injury to play against the Carolina Panthers on Thanksgiving afternoon. But after losing in a one-sided affair, 33-14, the Cowboys saw their hopes of grabbing the last spot for the playoffs disappear when the quarterback re-injured the very same left clavicle after getting sacked.
Team owner Jerry Jones confirmed on Friday that Romo did suffer from a hairline fracture, but the good news is that there is no need for surgery to repair it. There are only five more games in the regular season for the Cowboys and Romo will miss all of them. As a matter of fact, he only was able to play in two complete games so far this year.
So instead of hoping to reach the playoffs this season, they may have to think about what they should do to address Romo's loss, as well as how they should proceed next season. more >>