Wide receiver Stedman Bailey of the St. Louis Rams is currently in critical condition after getting shot while sitting in a car in Miami.
Police earlier reported that the football player was actually in the vehicle, along with four individuals near an unspecified residence in Miami Gardens. The same statement said that another vehicle pulled up and opened fire, in the process hitting Bailey and another man perceived to be driving the car.
The driver, who later was revealed to be Antwan Reeves, managed to drive the car to the nearest hospital, where they were treated for wounds in different parts of the body. It was then revealed that Bailey actually got hit in the head, forcing doctors to label him in critical condition. A report from NFL.com said that Bailey, though incurring two wounds in the head, did not have life-threatening injuries, which means that he is in stable condition. more >>
Veteran professional hockey player Dainius Zubrus has been enduring a professional tryout with the San Jose Sharks in the hope of joining a team this season. The 37-year-old eventually was rewarded after the team announced that the forward has been given a one-year, two-way contract. The contract was officially signed on Tuesday, thereby making him available for San Jose's next couple of games.
Zubrus is a Lithuanian right winger and center who's bounced around the league after being drafted 15th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers during the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He is known as the first player from Lithuania to play a thousand games in the NHL.
Last season, Zubrus was a part of the New Jersey Devils, his last year for a team he played for eight years. In 74 games, he managed four goals as well as six assists. His new head coach, Peter DeBoer, was actually the same coach he played for with the Devils starting in 2011. Aside from the Devils, Zubrus also has played in Philadelphia, Buffalo, Montreal, and Washington. more >>
One of the biggest reasons why the Broncos are a big draw and considered as one of the most popular teams in the league is because of star quarterback and future Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning. He has had one of the most storied careers in the NFL, but at 39 years old, he's showing the signs of wear and tear in a sport dominated by physical contact.
The Denver Broncos announced on Tuesday that Manning will again be missing at least another two weeks as he struggles to recover from a plantar fascia tear, which will force him to wear a walking cast. The team further said that the extension of his time out in the game is due to the required additional rehabilitation for the bad foot, something team officials didn't expect earlier. The decision was made after consultations with renowned foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson.
With the injury, Manning was inactive during the Broncos' 17-15 win against the Bears, officially ending their two-game losing skid. more >>
Jeremy Lin may not be able to return to his previous level as a star player, but he will be a good reserve point guard for the Charlotte Hornets.
Former New York Knicks player Jeremy Lin shot to stardom when he put out an amazing performance for 25 consecutive games. Now, Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford sees the NBA player as a valuable reserve point guard for their team, according to a Vice Sports report.
"One of the biggest things, the way the league is going, is that he can play two spots," the Post quotes Coach Clifford's statement on Tuesday morning. "So he could both play with [Hornets starting point guard] Kemba [Walker], and then he can play as the point guard…" more >>
It's always an interesting day in sports during Thanksgiving, with this year's lineup of events highlighted by some great matchups in different leagues, including the NFL. While the NBA and NHL are looking to add some spice a day after, Thursday is quite busy with college football, basketball, and of course, the National Football League.
Well, that's always been the case on Thanksgiving — NFL football is the forefront of entertainment. This time, there are three games in the schedule with all of them being crucial ones in terms of the hunt for a playoff spot.
Philadelphia Eagles versus Detroit Lions more >>
Tony Stewart's no. 14 car lost its crew chief after Chad Johnston left to join Kyle Larson. The announcement was made by Chip Ganassi Racing on Monday; which interestingly came into fruition after Tony Stewart hinted a week ago that there will be some changes to his Sprint Cup Series team before his final season.
But the news of Johnston's transfer does not really come as a surprise because of the fact that in his two seasons with Stewart, he didn't really have quite an ideal relationship with the NASCAR driver. During those years, Stewart only managed to finish 25th and 28th in points.
It was later reported by Motorsport.com that stepping in to replace Johnston is former engineer for Kevin Harvick, Mike Bugarewicz, but this one hasn't been officially announced yet. Johnston, meanwhile, will be replaced by Chris Heroy. more >>