Tight end sorry over photos
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski apologized in Foxboro, Massachusetts, on Wednesday for posing in pictures with pornographic film performer BiBi Jones, saying he never meant to hurt the team’s reputation. The pictures, posted on her Twitter account, featured her wearing his jersey and one in which he was shirtless. They were taken last week when the Patriots had an off week in the NFL schedule and he was in Arizona.
Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr was acquitted on Wednesday of charges he threatened to send armed friends to harm two security guards at a gated community in suburban Las Vegas. Mayweather, undefeated in 42 bouts and widely regarded as the best defensive fighter of his generation, was found not guilty by a judge, court records showed. The ruling said prosecutors failed to meet the burden of proof. The boxing star was charged with misdemeanor harassment stemming from accusations a year ago that he threatened the guards by saying his “homies” had guns and would be called to “take care” of the two men, according to the criminal complaint. “This was a homeowner’s association dispute that got blown out of proportion,” said his lawyer, Richard Wright. Mayweather was angry at the guards and raised his voice, but never threatened them, Wright said.
NBA holds marathon talks
NBA owners and players have ended a marathon negotiation session, meeting for more than 15 hours in talks aimed at ending the lockout. The talks were centered on the salary cap system, a person with knowledge of the discussions told reporters, adding that “both sides are demonstrating a commitment to getting a deal done.” The sides returned to bargaining with a small group meeting less than a week after three intense days of mediation didn’t produce a new labor deal. Wednesday’s negotiations marked the second-longest bargaining session since the lockout began on July 1. The talks stretched into early yesterday morning, the first time bargaining has gone past 3am.
Chen Jifang hits the gym for at least two hours every day and has the physique to prove it. At nearly 70, she is being held up as a shining example as China orders its vast population to get fit and lose the bulge. The grandmother from Shanghai has become a minor celebrity in in the past few months after her newfound and unlikely love for working out made national headlines. After becoming a gym regular in December 2018, Chen lost 14kg in three months, and now sports the kind of flat stomach and toned muscles that people decades younger aspire to. She
TAIWANESE TO PLAY: Jason Jung faces Frederico Coria in the men’s singles first round today, while in the women’s singles, Hsieh Su-wei is to take on Barbara Haas Novak Djokovic is to renew his love-hate relationship with Roland Garros in the knowledge that it is himself rather than seemingly unsettled 12-time champion Rafael Nadal who could pose the greatest threat to winning a second Paris title and 18th Grand Slam crown. The only man to beat Djokovic this year is Djokovic after the Serb’s hair-trigger temper prompted a sensational disqualification from the US Open. The 33-year-old arrives in the French capital with a 31-1 record this year after his New York brain-fade was followed by a record 36th Masters title in Rome. Djokovic’s 2016 triumph at Roland Garros allowed him to
Taiwan’s Jason Jung was knocked out of the first round of the French Open in straight sets on Sunday, while Andy Murray said it was going to be “difficult” for the former world No. 1 to reach his level of old after he also fell to a lopsided defeat by fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka. Jung fell to a 7-5, 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/3) defeat to Argentina’s Federico Coria in 3 hours, 19 minutes at Roland Garros, despite hitting 55 winners. Jung served for both the first and second sets, then failed to convert two set points at 5-4 in
Michael Schumacher’s son Mick said that the prospect of Lewis Hamilton equaling the Ferrari great’s all-time record of 91 wins has given him something to aim for when he gets to Formula One. Hamilton, who replaced Michael Schumacher at Mercedes in 2013, can take his 91st victory in today’s Russian Grand Prix in Sochi — a race he has won four times previously. “One sentence my dad always used to say was: ‘Records are there to be broken.’ It’s everybody’s aim in this sport to do that,” Formula Two championship leader Mick Schumacher said on Friday. “I think Lewis had a very, very