Stephen Curry can’t hold back emotions after winning fourth NBA title

By Madison Williams The Warriors star won his first NBA Finals MVP title on Thursday night. View the original article to see embedded media. The Golden State Warriors won their fourth NBA title in the past eight years after beating the Celtics 103–90 in Game 6 on Thursday night. The emotions hit Steph Curry after clinching his fourth championship ring, as the NBA Finals MVP began crying on the sidelines before the game even officially ended. The eight-time All-Star couldn’t hold back throughout his postgame interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters, either. “Man, I’m so proud of our group,” Curry tol...

The inside story of the ‘Caddyshack’ theme song

By Kenny Loggins Kenny Loggins’s iconic—and Dylan-inspired!—theme song, “I’m Alright,” catapulted a golf movie, kicked off a rock ’n’ roll feud and created a particularly boozy Grammys moment. Excerpted from Still Alright: A Memoir, by Kenny Loggins with Jason Turbow. Copyright © 2022. Available from Hachette Books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc. My story about Caddyshack actually starts with a different soundtrack: Barbra Streisand’s 1976 remake of A Star is Born, for which I wrote the song “I Believe in Love.” While I was at Barbara’s Malibu home during that process, I got to know h...

NASCAR president elaborates on importance of Pride Month message

By Madison Williams The racing league recently posted a tweet for June’s Pride Month that confused many race fans about what it was referencing to. View the original article to see embedded media. NASCAR president Steve Phelps was asked about the league’s recent Pride Month tweet that drew confusion from some racing fans. The part of the tweet that stuck out to fans was “We acknowledge that recent actions have not aligned with NASCAR’s mission to be a welcoming sport for all.” It is unclear what “recent actions” the league refers to in the message. When asked about what this section could allu...

Brittney Griner’s wife calls for further efforts to bring WNBA star home

By Zach Koons Appearing on “Good Morning America” Wednesday, Cherelle Griner reflected on her wife’s detainment in Russia. For the first time since Brittney Griner was detained in Russia on Feb. 17, her wife spoke out publicly about the U.S government’s handling of the situation in an appearance on Good Morning America Wednesday. Cherelle Griner, who graduated from the North Carolina Central University School of Law earlier this month, revealed that she has spoken to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken as well as NBA commissioner Adam Silver and WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert about her w...

Kim Kardashian Discusses Childhood, Motherhood At SI Swim Shoot

By Zach Koons The 41-year-old discussed what it’s like to be a mother, daughter and sister all while balancing a business empire. Businesswoman, reality TV star and mother Kim Kardashian made her Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Cover model debut in the 2022 issue released Monday. You can check out her photoshoot here. Kardashian, who is best known for her role in the reality TV series Keeping Up With The Kardashians, was photographed by Greg Swales in the Dominican Republic for the feature. She is one of four cover models, joining Ciara, Maye Musk and Yumi Nu. In addition to building a multi-fac...

US diplomats say they spoke with Brittney Griner on Friday

By Mike McDaniel The WNBA star continues to be held in detainment in Russia after being arrested in February for allegedly smuggling vape pens containing hashish oil. WNBA star Brittney Griner appeared in Russian court on Friday had 30 days added to her pretrial detainment on Friday. Griner has been detained since February after being arrested at an airport outside Moscow. A United States Department of State spokesperson told The Washington Post that U.S. diplomats were able to talk to Griner during Friday’s hearing and that she is doing “as well as can be expected in these circumstances.” U.S...

Arrest warrant issued for NFL free agent Earl Thomas in Texas

By Zach Koons The 33-year-old has been charged with a third-degree felony for allegedly violating a protective order. View the original article to see embedded media. Editor’s note: This story contains alleged accounts of domestic violence. If you or someone you know is a survivor of domestic abuse, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or at https://www.thehotline.org/ An arrest warrant has been issued for former Seahawks star Earl Thomas after police said Thomas violated a court protective order by sending threatening messages to a woman about her and her children,...

Brittney Griner considered 'wrongfully detained' by US government: sources

By Zach Koons The shift could drastically change how U.S officials will try to get her back on American soil. View the original article to see embedded media. The U.S. government now considers WNBA star Brittney Griner to be “wrongfully detained” in Russia, according to a Tuesday morning report from ESPN’s T.J. Quinn. Although officials declined to say what led to the reclassification, the decision signals a drastic shift in how officials will try to get the 31-year-old back home on American soil. Until this past weekend, Griner’s case had been handled by the consular office, but now will be p...

Congress introduces bill to investigate gender equity within NCAA operations

By Ross Dellenger The bill is being introduced a year after inequalities between the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments triggered outrage among college sports and U.S. leaders. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The NCAA’s most celebrated weekend of the year, the Final Four, is coming with a wave of congressional movement. Three Democratic House members are introducing a bill that would create a 16-member congressional commission to investigate gender equity within the NCAA’s operation of tournaments, championships and other programs that have both men’s and women’s divisions. The Gender Equity in Colle...

‘Queen of Basketball’ director implores President Biden to ‘bring Brittney Griner home’ during Oscars acceptance speech

By Zach Koons Ben Proudfoot, director of “Queen of Basketball,” ended his acceptance speech by supporting the detained WNBA star. A director had a pointed message for President Joe Biden regarding WNBA star Britney Griner after accepting an Academy Award on Sunday evening. Ben Proudfoot, who received the award for Best Documentary Short for “Queen of Basketball”, a film about basketball Hall of Famer Lusia Harris, ended his acceptance speech by imploring President Biden to “bring Brittney Griner home.” Griner, 31, was detained in mid-February after Russian authorities claimed they discovered v...

Brittney Griner’s high school coach doesn’t believe Russia's charges against her

By Joseph Salvador Griner has been detained since Feb. 17. There has been much speculation about Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia but her former coach doesn’t buy the current charges levied against her. Griner has been detained in Russia since Feb. 17 after the Russian Federal Customs Service say it found vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage at Sheremetyevo International Airport near Moscow. “With all the problems with Russia and them attacking Ukraine, has Brittney become a political bargaining chip?” Debbie Jackson, Griner’s high school basketball coach, told The New Y...

Former U.S. Olympian Adam Rippon calls ROC ’dirty cheaters’ over Kamila Valieva situation

By Daniela Perez The 2018 bronze medalist did not sugarcoat his feelings when talking about the decision and the Russian Olympic Committee. Kamila Valieva was cleared to compete in the women’s figure skating competition on Monday after testing positive for a banned substance, and the decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has prompted many to speak out. Adam Rippon, who won bronze in the team event at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, did not sugarcoat his feelings when talking about the decision and the Russian Olympic Committee. “Dirty cheaters, and we are accommodat...

Novak Djokovic says he’s prepared to skip French Open, Wimbledon over vaccine mandate

By Andrew Gastelum “That is the price that I'm willing to pay.” View the original article to see embedded media. Novak Djokovic said he is willing to forgo the French Open and Wimbledon this year if vaccination against COVID-19 continues to be a requirement for participation. In an interview with the BBC, the Serbian tennis star confirmed that he has not yet had the vaccine, although he is “keeping [his] mind open.” But when asked specifically if he was prepared to skip the next two majors, Djokovic said, “Yes, that is the price that I'm willing to pay.” “Because the principles of decision mak...

MLB lawyer argues minor leaguers should not be paid during spring training: report

By Mike McDaniel A Major League Baseball lawyer argued against paying minor league players in spring training during a federal court hearing on Friday. View the original article to see embedded media. A lawyer for Major League Baseball said in federal court on Friday that minor league players should not be paid during spring training, according to a report from Evan Drellich of The Athletic. The lawyer said that minor leaguers should not be paid because they should be considered trainees. The talking point was part of a larger argument for MLB as the league tried to get an eight-year-old lawsu...

LeBron James nominated for a ‘worst actor’ award for his ‘Space Jam’ movie

By Madeline Coleman The Lakers star may want to stick to basketball, even though Los Angeles is 26–30 and ninth in the Western Conference. View the original article to see embedded media. LeBron James may want to stick to basketball and bench his acting career. The Golden Raspberry Awards announced its nominations this week, and the Lakers star is up for two Razzies: 'Worst Actor' for his role in Space Jam: A New Legacy and ‘Worst Screen Couple’ with “Any Warner Cartoon Character (or Time-Warner Product) He Dribbles on” in the film. Not to mention, Space Jam: A New Legacy was nominated for ‘Wo...