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Jan 28, 2022

Bengals, Rams Super Bowl could boost Best Buy’s TV sales. A Chiefs-49ers appearance would be the worst-case scenario, analyst says

Loop Capital Markets, in a note to clients this week, tried to determine which Super Bowl LVI matchup would drive the most sales of new TVs and home theaters at the retailer. It concluded a Cincinnati Bengals versus Los Angeles Rams matchup would benefit the retailer most.

Loop Capital used “metropolitan statistical area” metrics to assist in determining the population size of a city and surrounding counties. The MSA for Cincinnati and Los Angeles is 15.5 million, combined. The clubs’ combined 36 years since they last appeared in a Super Bowl – 33 of those years belonging to the Bengals’ absence – would also favor potential sales, Loop said.

The firm determined a Chiefs-49ers contest “would be the least desirable outcome” for Best Buy, given there’s only been a combined three years since the last Super Bowl appearance of the teams, and the smaller combined local fan populations.

Bengals, Rams Super Bowl could boost Best Buy’s TV sales. A Chiefs-49ers appearance would be the worst-case scenario, analyst says

Jan 28, 2022

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert will step down after NFL Draft

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert is stepping down, according to team owner Art Rooney II. Colbert will continue to operate as GM until after the NFL Draft.

The Pittsburgh native could remain on staff in a reduced role after the draft. Rooney made it clear that there will be no shift in responsibilities for head coach Mike Tomlin and the new GM.

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert will step down after NFL Draft

Jan 28, 2022

Ex-NBAer and current North Carolina A&T golfer J.R. Smith signs with agency for NIL opportunities

In a first for a high-profile ex-professional athlete, North Carolina A&T freshman golfer J.R. Smith -- a retired 16-year NBA guard -- has signed with Excel Sports for NIL representation, agent Lance Young told ESPN.

Smith, 36, is beginning his second semester for the Aggies, and his emergence as perhaps the most well-known Division I golfer has inspired significant endorsement possibilities that could earn him well into the six figures under the NCAA's new name, image and likeness legislation.

There's significant NIL interest among golfing equipment and clothing manufacturers and video game companies, Young told ESPN.

Ex-NBAer and current North Carolina A&T golfer J.R. Smith signs with agency for NIL opportunities

Jan 26, 2022

Congress to hold roundtable with former WFT employees during Super Bowl week

Per Mike Florio: Earlier today, the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform announced that it will hold a “hybrid roundtable” with several former employees of the Washington Football Team. The meeting, to be conducted on Thursday, February 3, will discuss “issues of workplace misconduct and the National Football League’s (NFL) failure to take steps to prevent sexual harassment and verbal abuse” within the organization.

Congress to hold roundtable with former WFT employees during Super Bowl week

Jan 26, 2022

Phoenix Coyotes on verge of moving into 5,000-seat arena for next 3-4 seasons while awaiting approval for Tempe arena

Scrambling to find a temporary facility after their relationship with the City of Glendale officially fizzled, the Arizona Coyotes are looking to the NCAA ranks.

According to Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports, the Coyotes are in "advanced talks" with officials from Arizona State University to use its multipurpose venue for home games for the next three or four seasons — this while the club awaits approval to begin building its proposed arena in Tempe.

Phoenix Coyotes on verge of moving into 5,000-seat arena for next 3-4 seasons while awaiting approval for Tempe arena

Jan 26, 2022

Louisiana online sports betting to go live on Friday, with 6 mobile apps cleared for launch

Louisiana's long-awaited mobile sports gambling option goes online at 8 a.m. Friday, Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns confirmed to USA Today Network.

Among the first expected to offer online sports gambling through their apps are FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars, BetFred and BetMGM, though Johns said he couldn't confirm who plans to be up Friday.

Louisiana online sports betting to go live on Friday, with 6 mobile apps cleared for launch

Jan 26, 2022

Former Canucks forward Jake Virtanen charged with sexual assault by Vancouver police

Vancouver police charged former Canucks forward Jake Virtanen with one count of sexual assault on Thursday stemming from a September 2017 incident, they said. Virtanen is not currently in custody.

The Vancouver Police Department launched an investigation in May 2021 after the now-23-year-old victim came forward to police, VPD said. The alleged incident took place in Vancouver on Sept. 26, 2017. Virtanen, now 25, was a member of the Canucks at the time.

Former Canucks forward Jake Virtanen charged with sexual assault by Vancouver police

Jan 26, 2022

Raiders' Nate Hobbs pleads guilty to reduced traffic charge after arrest on suspicion of DUI

Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced traffic charge stemming from his arrest early this month on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The 22-year-old rookie did not appear in person while his attorney, Richard Schonfeld, submitted a written guilty plea to a misdemeanor – careless driving.

Raiders' Nate Hobbs pleads guilty to reduced traffic charge after arrest on suspicion of DUI

Jan 26, 2022

NY couple charged with using fake vax cards to attend Buffalo Bills playoff game

A New York couple is facing felony charges for allegedly using fake COVID-19 vaccine cards to get into the Buffalo Bills' wild card game against the New England Patriots.

The couple, Amber and Michael Naab, 34 and 37, were arraigned Tuesday night in Orchard Park Town Court, each charged with one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said in a press conference Wednesday.

NY couple charged with using fake vax cards to attend Buffalo Bills playoff game

Jan 26, 2022

Chicago Cubs In Settlement Talks With DOJ Over Wrigley Accessibility

The Chicago Cubs are in talks with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve a compliance review of seating accessibility at Wrigley Field, according to Illinois federal court filings on Wednesday in a related Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit against the team.

Chicago Cubs In Settlement Talks With DOJ Over Wrigley Accessibility

Jan 26, 2022

Oakland A's seek sanctions against metal scrapper for refusal to turn over hazardous waste documents

The Oakland Athletics say the owner of California's largest metal shredding facility should be sanctioned for refusing to turn over documents related to hazardous waste it allegedly spewed into the air, soil and water around West Oakland, in an ongoing battle over a future ballpark's dangerous atmosphere.

Oakland A's seek sanctions against metal scrapper for refusal to turn over hazardous waste documents

Jan 26, 2022

Evander Kane joining Edmonton Oilers after being cleared by NHL

The Edmonton Oilers and Evander Kane have agreed to a deal, Kane's agent Dan Milstein confirmed on Twitter. Kane will join the Oilers for the remainder of the 2021-22 season and will wear No. 91, Milstein tweeted.

Evander Kane joining Edmonton Oilers after being cleared by NHL

Jan 26, 2022

Witness in Deshaun Watson cases repeatedly invokes the Fifth Amendment

In a statement released to Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston, Tony Buzbee, the lawyer representing the plaintiffs, claims that a witness who “allegedly worked closely with the Texans” and “coordinated massage sessions for Deshaun Watson” repeatedly invoked the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination while testifying.

Witness in Deshaun Watson cases repeatedly invokes the Fifth Amendment

Jan 26, 2022

Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley, two players disciplined for confronting official after Stanford game

Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley was fined $20,000 and suspended for Monday's game against Southern California for a confrontation with the officiating crew following a game this weekend against Stanford.

Hurley and guard Jay Heath were both suspended and forward Jalen Graham was publicly reprimanded for verbally confronting an official who was exiting the court after Stanford's 79-76 win on Saturday night.

Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley, two players disciplined for confronting official after Stanford game

Jan 24, 2022

Francis Ngannou claims UFC threatened to sue him over alleged Jake Paul talks

Per Marc Raimondi: The UFC threatened to sue Francis Ngannou's agent just hours before Ngannou was set to compete in a heavyweight title fight Saturday night, Ngannou said Monday on "The MMA Hour."

Ngannou said he was getting dressed in preparation to go to Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Saturday when his agent, Marquel Martin, told him that the UFC sent Martin an email threatening to sue him.

Francis Ngannou claims UFC threatened to sue him over alleged Jake Paul talks

Jan 24, 2022

Tennis Australia reverses 'Where is Peng Shuai?' T-shirt ban at Australian Open

Tennis Australia has reversed its decision to ban “Where is Peng Shuai?” T-shirts that reference the disappearance of the star Chinese tennis player.

The tennis body has confirmed to SBS News that the wearing of the T-shirts will be permitted at the Australian Open, but large banners could still be barred due to safety concerns.

Tennis Australia reverses 'Where is Peng Shuai?' T-shirt ban at Australian Open

Jan 24, 2022

Martina Navratilova says Tennis Australia is ‘capitulating’ to China over Peng Shuai

Tennis great Martina Navratilova has condemned as “pathetic” the Australian Open’s decision to stop fans wearing ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ T-shirts, accusing Tennis Australia of “capitulating” to China.

Late last week spectators at Melbourne Park were asked to remove their T-shirts and security confiscated a banner emblazoned with the same words, on the grounds that TA prohibits “clothing, banners or signs that are commercial or political”.

Martina Navratilova says Tennis Australia is ‘capitulating’ to China over Peng Shuai

Jan 24, 2022

At least 8 dead in stampede at African Cup of Nations soccer game in Cameroon

At least eight people were killed and 50 people injured after a stampede during an Africa Cup of Nations match in the Cameroonian capital Monday, state broadcaster Cameroon Radio Television reported.

The crush occurred as fans attempted to access Olembe Stadium in Yaoundé to watch the match between Cameroon and Comoros.

At least 8 dead in stampede at African Cup of Nations soccer game in Cameroon

Jan 24, 2022

NBA legends blast John Stockton for ‘bats–t crazy’ COVID claims

Detlef Schrempf did not mince words over fellow NBA All-Star John Stockton’s wild COVID-19 takes.

Stockton, arguably Gonzaga’s most famous alum, had his season tickets for home basketball games suspended over his refusal to comply with the university’s mask mandate.

NBA legends blast John Stockton for ‘bats–t crazy’ COVID claims

Jan 24, 2022

Heated MLB bargaining includes mention of canceling games

Per Evan Drellich: In a meeting with the Players Association on Monday, Major League Baseball deputy commissioner Dan Halem said that MLB is willing to lose games over some of the outstanding issues the sides have, people with knowledge of the talks said.

Heated MLB bargaining includes mention of canceling games

Jan 24, 2022

Canucks hire Émilie Castonguay as assistant general manager; first female AGM in team history

The Vancouver Canucks named player agent Émilie Castonguay assistant general manager on Monday, making her the first female AGM in team history.

"It is an honour to join the Vancouver Canucks and I am grateful to Jim and the Aquilini family for the opportunity," said Castonguay via a news release.

Canucks hire Émilie Castonguay as assistant general manager; first female AGM in team history

Jan 24, 2022

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker would be ‘happy’ to sign sports betting bill if state lawmakers pass one this session

Per Benjamin Kail: Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday said he’d gladly sign a bill to legalize sports betting in Massachusetts if state lawmakers pass one this session as he closes out his second term.

Speaking with reporters at the State House a day before his final State of the Commonwealth address, Baker said closing the deal on a bill that would open a burgeoning market to Massachusetts is one of several things he’s hoping for in 2022.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker would be ‘happy’ to sign sports betting bill if state lawmakers pass one this session

Jan 24, 2022

Minnesota lawmaker says "there's a better chance than not’ that sports betting passes this legislative session

A state lawmaker who supports legalizing sports betting thinks the odds are good that the Legislature will pass a bill this session.

Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) told MPR News host Cathy Wurzer that a majority of U.S. states now have legalized some form of sports gambling. He said lawmakers in Minnesota would need to decide who would be able to offer sports gambling at what facilities and what taxes and regulations would apply.

Minnesota lawmaker says "there's a better chance than not’ that sports betting passes this legislative session

Jan 24, 2022

Key New York lawmaker says 'speed-to-market' should be a factor for determining the locations of three downstate casinos

Per Susan Arbetter: In order to determine which gaming companies will win three new casino gaming licenses that Gov. Kathy Hochul included in her executive budget, the administration, the Legislature and the New York State Gaming Commission will need to create what state Sen. Joseph Addabbo calls “an open and transparent and credible process."

Addabbo, who chairs the Senate Committee on Gaming, Racing and Wagering, gave Capital Tonight a glimpse into what he’ll be looking for from winning bidders.

Key New York lawmaker says 'speed-to-market' should be a factor for determining the locations of three downstate casinos

Jan 24, 2022

Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes charged with domestic violence, battery

NBA star Jaxson Hayes was hit with misdemeanor domestic abuse and resisting arrest charges Monday for a 2021 incident in which he went berserk on his girlfriend at an LA-area home and wound up getting Tased by cops, officials said.

Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes charged with domestic violence, battery

Jan 24, 2022

MLBPA drops age-based free-agency proposal as negotiations on new labor deal continue

Per Evan Drellich: In Monday's meeting with MLB, the Players Association dropped its request to introduce an age-based free-agency system into the sport, withdrawing a proposal in one of the three major areas MLB had shown no interest in changing, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Athletic.

MLBPA drops age-based free-agency proposal as negotiations on new labor deal continue

Jan 23, 2022

Anthony Joshua to accept £15m fee to 'step-aside' for Tyson Fury-Oleksander Usyk title bout

Anthony Joshua is close to accepting a £15 million step-aside fee that would pave the way for Oleksander Usky to fight Tyson Fury in an undisputed heavyweight title bout in the Middle East.

Joshua had been due a rematch with Usky for his three world title belts, which he lost to the Ukrainian in London last year.

Anthony Joshua to accept £15m fee to 'step-aside' for Tyson Fury-Oleksander Usyk title bout

Jan 23, 2022

Trustee in Evander Kane bankruptcy seeks to stop funding ex-NHL star’s defamation claim

Per Daniel Kaplan: The trustee overseeing embattled former San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy wants to pull the plug on funding his defamation countersuit against a woman who is suing him for assault.

Rachel Kuechle sued Kane over an alleged 2015 incident in Buffalo, and the hockey player countersued. Kane filed for bankruptcy protection in 2021, leaving the funding of his countersuit up to the discretion of the trustee.

Trustee in Evander Kane bankruptcy seeks to stop funding ex-NHL star’s defamation claim

Jan 23, 2022

Knicks and Rangers owner James Dolan will be paid at least $26.5 million per year under new MSG contract

James Dolan, the owner of the Knicks and Rangers, signed new contracts last month to remain in his roles leading MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment. While his control of both companies was never in doubt, the deals do lay out new compensation packages for Dolan, which have been a legal bugaboo for him in the past.

Knicks and Rangers owner James Dolan will be paid at least $26.5 million per year under new MSG contract

Jan 23, 2022

Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley, 2 players disciplined for actions toward officials following loss

Arizona State men's basketball coach Bobby Hurley and two Sun Devil players were disciplined by the Pac-12 for their actions following Saturday night's loss to Stanford. Hurley and guard Jay Heath are suspended for Monday's contest at USC, while Jalen Graham was reprimanded. Hurley was also fined $20,000.

Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley, 2 players disciplined for actions toward officials following loss

Jan 23, 2022

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich rips U.S. Senators for blocking voting rights bill

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich hasn't been shy about discussing hot-button political issues.

On Sunday before the Spurs' game against the Philadelphia 76ers, he took aim at Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, who voted with Republicans to block the advancement of a sweeping voting rights bill that was supported by Democrats and U.S. President Joe Biden.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich rips U.S. Senators for blocking voting rights bill

Jan 23, 2022

Tennis Australia remove banners and shirts asking ‘Where is Peng Shuai’ at Australian Open

Two Australian Open 2022 fans were forced to remove their ‘Where is Peng Shuai’ t-shirts by the Tennis Australia (TA) at Melbourne Park on Saturday. With the Chinese former tennis player's whereabouts and well-being still uncertain, TA and Victoria Police confiscated a banner and t-shirts of two fans. The officials cited that political statements and banners are not allowed under the national tennis governing body’s ticketing terms and conditions, while they later went on to state that Peng Shuai’s safety is still a major concern for them.

Tennis Australia remove banners and shirts asking ‘Where is Peng Shuai’ at Australian Open

Jan 23, 2022

Wynn Resorts looks to sell online sports betting biz at deep discount

Per Josh Kosman: Wynn Resorts is looking to unload its online sports-betting business at a steep discount as the fledgling niche faces painful losses from stiff taxes and costly promotions needed to lure customers, The New York Post has learned.

Wynn Resorts looks to sell online sports betting biz at deep discount

Jan 23, 2022

Nick Saban is the latest coach to watch Arch Manning’s basketball game

The pursuit for a star quarterback prospect runs deep. When football coaches get the job, they know they’ll be traveling around the state, region and country to recruit on the gridiron.

But unique prospects call for innovative recruiting solutions, and attention to Isidore Newman (New Orleans) star quarterback Arch Manning is not going away despite his football season ending.

Nick Saban is the latest coach to watch Arch Manning’s basketball game

Jan 23, 2022

Antonio Brown celebrates Tampa Bay Buccaneers' elimination from playoffs with shirtless meme

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were upset Sunday afternoon in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, a marquee former player took to Twitter to celebrate.

Former Tampa receiver Antonio Brown, whom the team released Jan. 6 after he took off his jersey and shoulder pads and exited the field shirtless in the third quarter of a game against the New York Jets, posted from his Twitter account a little more than an hour after the Rams eliminated the Buccaneers.

Antonio Brown celebrates Tampa Bay Buccaneers' elimination from playoffs with shirtless meme

Jan 23, 2022

ECHL's Jacob Panetta suspended, released after being accused of making racist gesture in game

Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta has been suspended indefinitely by the ECHL and released from the team after being accused of making a racist gesture toward the South Carolina Stingrays' Jordan Subban during Saturday night's game.

It's the second time in three days that a minor-league hockey player was suspended over a racial gesture during a game.

ECHL's Jacob Panetta suspended, released after being accused of making racist gesture in game

Jan 23, 2022

Bears legend Dick Butkus goes after Aaron Rodgers immediately after getting verified on Twitter

The Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers rivalry is extremely lopsided on the field. Off the field, though, there are still fireworks. Bears legend Dick Butkus went after Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers immediately after Butkus got verified on Twitter.

Butkus, who has been on Twitter since 2020, started campaigning for verification in mid-January. He finally got his blue checkmark Friday.

Bears legend Dick Butkus goes after Aaron Rodgers immediately after getting verified on Twitter

Jan 23, 2022

Grayson Allen suspended for injury-causing foul on Chicago Bulls' Alex Caruso

Milwaukee Bucks guard Grayson Allen was suspended by the NBA for one game on Sunday for his hard foul on Alex Caruso that resulted in a broken right wrist for the Chicago Bulls guard.

Allen will serve his suspension Wednesday when the Bucks visit the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Grayson Allen suspended for injury-causing foul on Chicago Bulls' Alex Caruso

Jan 23, 2022

Billionaire Robert F. Smith’s team downplays report he’s looking to buy Denver Broncos

Pursuing ownership of the Denver Broncos isn’t something on the radar of billionaire Robert F. Smith at the moment, according to a source familiar with the matter who spoke with theGrio Friday.

Front Office Sports broke the news on Friday that the Vista Equity Partners founder and chief executive — who Forbes estimates has a $6 billion net worth, making him the wealthiest Black man in America — may be one of the bidders vying to acquire the NFL franchise.

Billionaire Robert F. Smith’s team downplays report he’s looking to buy Denver Broncos

Jan 23, 2022

Gonzaga Univ. suspends John Stockton's season tickets for refusing to comply with mask mandate

Gonzaga University opted to suspend the season tickets of NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton, one of its most prominent alumni, after the star continuously failed to comply with the school's mask mandate.

Stockton told The Spokesman-Review that Gonzaga Athletic Director Chris Standiford told him of the decision.

Gonzaga Univ. suspends John Stockton's season tickets for refusing to comply with mask mandate

Jan 23, 2022

Gov. Hochul seeking to speed casino licensing with eye on downstate New York

Gov. Kathy Hochul is looking to speed the process that could open three casinos in New York City, on Long Island or in Westchester or Rockland counties in a proposal that already has strong support in the State Legislature.

The gaming industry has long clamored for full-fledged casinos in the huge metropolitan market.

Gov. Hochul seeking to speed casino licensing with eye on downstate New York

Jan 22, 2022

LA Chargers chairman Dean Spanos sued by two nephews for defrauding family trust that owns team

Chargers chairman Dean Spanos has been sued by two of his nephews who allege that he secretly diverted money from the family trust that owns 36% of the team.

Dimitri and Lex Economou filed their suit this week in San Joaquin County. They are the sons of one of Spanos’ sisters, Dea Spanos Berberian.

LA Chargers chairman Dean Spanos sued by two nephews for defrauding family trust that owns team

Jan 21, 2022

Iowa lawmaker sponsors bill that would classify student-athletes as employees

Per Zachary Zagger: Amid a growing legal push to treat NCAA student-athletes as employees, an Iowa lawmaker has introduced a bill that would classify athletes at Iowa state schools as public employees and entitle them to pay and other benefits.

Iowa lawmaker sponsors bill that would classify student-athletes as employees

Jan 21, 2022

Ex-NFLer Kenbrell Thomkins sentenced to 2 years and faces restitution in COVID-19 insurance scam

Former NFL wideout Kenbrell Thompkins will spend more than two years in prison for swiping Social Security numbers in a $300,000 COVID-19 unemployment insurance scheme, but the receiver's restitution remains up in the air until next month, court records show.

Ex-NFLer Kenbrell Thomkins sentenced to 2 years and faces restitution in COVID-19 insurance scam

Jan 21, 2022

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson inks historic partnership with the UFC

International superstar Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson announced a historic partnership with the UFC on Friday.

Johnson made the announcement via social media that his "Project Rock" brand has signed a historic deal with the UFC to be the official footwear brand of the fight promotion.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson inks historic partnership with the UFC

Jan 21, 2022

Former NHLer Reid Boucher erased from his OHL team's record books

The Ontario Hockey League's Sarnia Sting have deleted Reid Boucher from their record books after he pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct against a minor.

Boucher was 17 at the time of the incident where he sexually abused a 12-year-old girl in 2011 while he was a member of the U.S. National Team Development Program. The victim was part of his billet family.

Former NHLer Reid Boucher erased from his OHL team's record books

Jan 21, 2022

Federal judge dismisses Bob Baffert lawsuit to block NYRA hearing into doping allegations

A final effort by trainer Bob Baffert's legal team to stave off an impending administrative hearing that could result in his being barred from tracks operated by the New York Racing Association was denied today.

The order, entered in U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York by Judge Carol Bagley Amon, dismissed in its entirety an amended complaint filed on Baffert's behalf against NYRA last fall, paving the way for Jan. 24 to be the commencement date of an administrative hearing on charges brought against Hall of Fame trainer by NYRA.

Federal judge dismisses Bob Baffert lawsuit to block NYRA hearing into doping allegations

Jan 21, 2022

NFL halts daily COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated players, memo says

The NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed to halt daily COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated players, aligning them with protocols developed last month for vaccinated players and coaches.

In a memo sent Friday afternoon to teams, the league said it would add unvaccinated players to its existing symptom screening and testing surveillance programs. Anyone who reports symptoms will be tested.

NFL halts daily COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated players, memo says

Jan 21, 2022

Raiders' defensive back Nate Hobbs cited for driving 110 mph two weeks after a DUI charge

Raiders defensive back Nate Hobbs was cited for driving 110 mph in on a Nevada highway two weeks after being charged with DUI, KLAS Las Vegas reports.

Nevada State Police stopped Hobbs at 11:45 a.m. Sunday and charged him with reckless driving for excess speed in a 65-mph zone. He was not arrested, but Hobbs’ car was towed.

Raiders' defensive back Nate Hobbs cited for driving 110 mph two weeks after a DUI charge

Jan 21, 2022

Hockey player Krystof Hrabik gets 30-game suspension for directing racist gesture at another AHL player

The American Hockey League on Friday suspended San Jose Barracuda forward Krystof Hrabik for 30 games after he made a racist gesture towards Boko Imama of the Tucson Roadrunners in a Jan. 12 game.

A source told ESPN that Hrabik, 22, imitated the movements of a monkey in a taunt that targeted Imama, who is Black. The taunt was spotted by players on the Roadrunners bench, and Hrabik was confronted on the ice by Tucson's Travis Barron while Imama was held back by a linesman during a stoppage in play.

Hockey player Krystof Hrabik gets 30-game suspension for directing racist gesture at another AHL player