Nelson pens letter to ex-teammates after being waived by Nuggets

Jameer Nelson penned a heartfelt letter to his former Nuggets teammates and coaches after the franchise opted to waive the 13-year veteran.

After spending the first 10 seasons of his career as Dwight Howard's running-mate on the Orlando Magic, Nelson made 23 appearances with the Mavericks and six with the Celtics before finally settling in Denver midway through the 2014-15 season.

As a key veteran presence for the rebuilding Nuggets, Nelson averaged 8.9 points and 4.7 assists in 148 games for the franchise. With lottery picks invested in point guard Emmanuel Mudiay and combo guard Jamal Murray, Denver opted to waive the 35-year-old playmaker in favor of adding recently waived veteran wing Richard Jefferson.

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Teen Jailed For 30 Years Over Stillbirth After Being Raped By Catholic Priests

A teenage girl, who had fallen pregnant after being raped by a number of Catholic priests since she was a child, has been jailed for 30 years after her baby was stillborn.19-year-old Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez Cruz was convicted of “aggravated homicide” in an El Salvador court due to suffering a stillbirth following complications with her pregnancy. According to Amnesty […]
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Broncos’ Sanders to undergo MRI after being carted off with ankle injury

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will undergo an MRI on his ankle Monday after leaving Sunday’s game against the New York Giants during the third quarter with an ankle injury.

Sanders was carted to the locker room. X-rays were negative, head coach Vance Joseph revealed postgame, according to the Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala.

The veteran wide receiver left the field with the assistance of trainers – putting no weight on his right leg – and was placed on a cart shortly thereafter.

Prior to leaving the game, Sanders caught five passes for 76 yards.

It would be a harrowing loss for the Broncos’ offense if Sanders misses any time, with A.J. Derby and Bennie Fowler likely in line for more targets.

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Jimmy Fallon Says Being Anti-Trump Is “Just Not What I Do” [VIDEO]

Jimmy Fallon is going to have to make a choice, but right now he’s toeing the line. The host of The Tonight Show’s ratings have been slipping while his lack of Trump slander is raising eyebrows. 

Fallon is getting the side eye, especially considering his nightly music crew, The Roots, are the type of people Trump wouldn’t bother inviting to the White House.

Reports the Huffington Post:

The dramatic downward trajectory is likely due to Fallon’s decision to refrain from having hard-hitting segments about President Donald Trump’s administration, while Colbert and Kimmel have had massive success doing just that.

Amid the ratings drop (and to promote Fallon’s new children’s book, Everything Is Mama), fellow NBC show “Sunday Today” will have Fallon on for an interview about “The Tonight Show” this weekend. As a teaser, “Today” released a segment of the interview where host Willie Geist asks Fallon why he isn’t going after Trump.

“It’s just not what I do,” Fallon said in response. “I think it would be weird for me to start doing it now. I don’t really even care that much about politics. I’ve got to be honest. I love pop culture more than I love politics. I’m just not that brain.”

The comedian did add that it’s tough to make fun of Trump’s daily struggle because a lot of it is more scary than funny. He said “With Trump, it’s just like every day’s a new thing he gives uh, you know, a lot of material. A lot of stuff is hard to even make a joke about because it’s just too serious.”

To be fair, Fallon did poignantly respond to the Charlottesville riots, saying, “It’s important for white people to speak out against this.”

Pick a side, Jimmy. Even Michael Jordan isn’t rolling with that “Republicans buy sneakers, too” jig.

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Carr to return vs. Chargers after being removed from injury report

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will return to the starting lineup for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers after being removed from the injury report Friday, according to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Head coach Jack Del Rio said Carr was expected to miss anywhere from two-to-six weeks due to a transverse process fracture in his back, but he'll only be forced to miss one game.

The fourth-year pro was able to practice in full Friday, added Gehlken.

Carr will try to end a three-game losing skid for Oakland upon his return.

The quarterback continued his strong play from 2016 during the first four games of the year, throwing for 753 yards and seven touchdowns against two interceptions.

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This Country Is Another Step Closer To Being Cut Off From The World

AS MAJOR airlines cut their routes in and out of this country, it’s facing the prospect of being cut off from the rest of the world. WITH its spectacular Caribbean coastline, vibrant cities and world famous Angel Falls, Venezuela should be a dream holiday spot. Lately, it’s been anything but. Extreme violence, corruption, poverty and […]
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Jameis Winston: I dream of being a QB like Tom Brady

Jameis Winston may have been a little star struck Thursday.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback spoke to Tom Brady after losing to the New England Patriots and appeared to be in awe of the experience.

“I just said, ‘It was an honor.’ I told him thank you. A lot,” Winston said, according to Jenna Laine and Mike Reiss of ESPN. “That’s a blessing, man, to meet someone like that. I dream to be able to be the type of quarterback he is for his team to our team.”

Winston added that he grew up admiring Brady.

"Utmost respect for him," Winston added. "He's definitely an inspiration to me and the quarterback position, definitely. Like every young kid growing up with a football in their hand aspiring to be like Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Joe Montana – guys of that nature. It was a privilege and an honor to meet him, to look him in his eye, to shake his hand. It felt good. That was another highlight of my night."

Brady seemed to enjoy the meeting as well.

“I feel that same way about a lot of younger players, too,” Brady said. “I watch those guys and try to learn from them. When I was young, I learned from the older guys. And now that I’m older, I’m trying to learn from the young guys. He’s a great young player and he obviously led the team back tonight, and they were very close. He’s got a great future.”

Winston certainly has a long way to go to achieve everything Brady has accomplished in his career, but he seems to already possess the 40-year-old’s competitive nature.

"I hate that he beat me, but he beats a lot of people," said Winston.

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Carmelo rejuvenated in OKC: ‘This is Melo being motivated’

Carmelo Anthony is relieved to have escaped from New York.

Though Anthony expressed gratitude to his hometown after being traded, missing the playoffs over the past three seasons and dealing with constant turmoil on the Knicks was clearly starting to wear on him.

Now a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, the 33-year-old sounds overjoyed with this latest chapter in his career.

“This is just me. This is Melo having fun again. This is Melo being motivated again. This is Melo having pieces around him who he can play off of and who they can play off of,” Anthony told Michael Lee of The Vertical.

The only potential concern for Anthony is whether he'll find his offense around two other ball-dominant stars in Russell Westbrook and Paul George. Based on what he's seen in practice thus far, he isn't worried about a lack of shots.

"It will all come together. We see it in practice when Russ is with us. We see what the potential of what this team can be. It's lifted a burden off of me. And I'm pretty sure it's the same off of Paul and Russ. We talk about those things.

"We don't want to have to do it every single night, every single play, but we know we're going to have to bring our games every single night in order for us to be successful."

Landing in OKC to play with fellow stars was ultimately Anthony's choice since he wielded a no-trade clause. Having served as the undisputed top option for a Knicks team that went nowhere in recent years, he's happy to surrender the rock for a better opportunity to win.

"This is something that I've always wanted. At the end of the day, it's basketball for me. With basketball, you make adjustments."

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Girlfriend Of Las Vegas Gunman A 'Person Of Interest' In Mass Shooting & Is Now Being Questioned In LA!

Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of the gunman who shot and killed 59 people at a country music concert in Las Vegas, returned Tuesday night to the United States from the Philippines. Danley was met by federal agents at Los Angeles International Airport, said the officials, who were not authorized to discuss the case publicly. Danley is a “person of interest” and said authorities hoped that talking with her would shed light on why Paddock carried out the rampage. Posted By Persist

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