Kim Zolciak: That Dog Broke My Son’s Face!

Kim Zolciak isn’t exactly the most likable person.

Maybe it’s because her never-ending stream of selfies is just too overwhelming, or maybe it’s because she keeps denying she’s had plastic surgery when she looks nothing like she did a few years ago.

Or maybe it’s because she does things like offer up sexual favors from her own daughter in exchange for concert tickets.

Whatever the reason, Kim is usually just too obnoxious to handle.

But when her son, Kash, was attacked by a dog a few months ago, we all put those feelings aside to wish the best for that poor little boy.

In a shocking Instagram post she made in April, she explained that Kash “was bit by a dog and had very traumatic injuries.”

“I’ve never prayed so hard, or been so scared in my life,” she wrote.

“Kash was in the operating room for a couple hours and now we are praying for a quick speedy recovery.”

Thankfully, his recovery has been quick — he was able to leave the hospital sooner than expected after being bitten, and he’s been healing ever since.

Kim has said that he wasn’t expected to have any lasting problems from the bite, either physically or emotionally.

And thanks to that previously mentioned never-ending stream of social media posts, we know that Kash isn’t the least bit afraid of dogs after the incident.

So it looks like the kid is doing wonderfully, right?

But according to a new update form Kim, things could have been much, much worse.

Along with the update, she shared a photo of Kash with the plastic surgeon that helped him after the attack, Dr. Williams.

She said that after their recent visit with the surgeon, “He is pleased with his progress and he doesn’t feel he will need additional surgeries.”

“THANK YOU GOD,” she continued, “and Thank you Dr. Williams for your magical hands.”

“Kash’s face was broken and had to be pieced literally back together and due to all the swelling/trauma you don’t know for several weels if more surgery is needed in order to align the face.”

Wow … we didn’t know things were that bad.

His face “had to be pieced literally back together”?

What a nightmare.

Kim went on to explain “We just got the news we were hoping for!”, meaning that Kash doesn’t require any additional surgery.

“This is nothing short of a divine intervention. Thank you for all your prayers you have no idea how much they truly helped.”

“Upwards and Onwards,” she concluded her post.

It really is great news, and we’re happy for Kim and her family.

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Report: Ezekiel Elliott could face short suspension after NFL investigation

As the NFL's investigation into domestic violence allegations against Ezekiel Elliott approaches the latter stages, it seems increasingly possible the Dallas Cowboys running back will be subjected to league discipline.

Elliott will soon respond to a report from the NFL that details its findings, and he could face a one- or two-game suspension to open the 2017 season, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports, citing sources.

A decision on the matter has yet to be finalized, as the NFL’s investigation process is still ongoing. Referencing an apparent understanding that the league wants to make an example of Elliott, though, Schefter adds that the Cowboys star is “bracing” for the possibility of the short suspension.

“The NFL is looking to pin something on him,” one source told ESPN.

The lengthy investigation stemmed from a pair of claims brought against Elliott by his ex-girlfriend, one in February 2016 and one the following July. He was neither arrested nor charged in connection to either alleged incident.

A potential suspension for as long as two games would bring Elliott’s status into question for the Cowboys’ season-opening matchups against the New York Giants and Denver Broncos.

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Rockets face handful of risks in attempt to reunite Melo, D’Antoni

In an episode of "Seinfeld," a mortified Jerry, after pretending to be somebody else on the phone while talking to his girlfriend, hangs up and asks himself: "What drives me to take chances like that!?"

That can't be answered, but what's driving the Houston Rockets right now is an all-in thirst to challenge the Golden State Warriors. With multiple reports swirling that Carmelo Anthony will be traded from the Knicks to Houston imminently, it's clear Rockets GM Daryl Morey is indeed, as he told ESPN's Zach Lowe in June, "upping his risk profile."

Related – Report: Harden recruited Melo during trip to Paris

There's a rule of thumb that many "feuds," in New York City sports team parlance, are at least slightly overblown by the sheer scope of local media, but the 69-game 2011-2012 alliance of former Knicks (and current Rockets) head coach Mike D'Antoni and Anthony was clearly strained.

When the franchise cornerstone reportedly presented an ultimatum to the Knicks to choose between himself and D'Antoni, the coach resigned. "I just went in and quit," he told ESPN's Tim Keown in May.

D'Antoni's speed-ball offense never really worked with Anthony, and the superstar's much-reported resentment of breakout star Jeremy Lin in the winter of 2012 partly stemmed from D'Antoni's desire to keep Lin as a focal point of the team's attack.

To be fair, however – and to borrow from "Seinfeld" again – it appears that's all water near a bridge. These are highly paid adults, after all, and it's logical that at age 33, Anthony is prepared to significantly amend his style to fit with a true contender. Consider that if he were traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cavs didn't give up Kevin Love, a logjam effect would likely cut his minutes before anything else.

Yet, the Rockets already have adjustments to make even if they don't obtain Anthony. Pairing the ball-dominant tendencies of James Harden and Chris Paul is going to take some ironing out – not that it can't work, as theScore's Joe Wolfond explained. But a one-on-one scorer of Anthony's ilk – one who has never excelled under D'Antoni's uptempo style or even shown great shot selection – might not be the ideal fit.

At the same time, keep in mind that Anthony did show some flashes of open-mindedness in these last lost Knicks seasons. Playing with Kristaps Porzingis appeared to unlock some passing tendencies – at least in 2015-16, when he averaged a career-high 4.2 dimes per game and a 21.9 assist percentage.

Another aspect of a potential Houston landing is Melo starting regularly at power forward. Given that Ryan Anderson would likely be shipped out in any trade and the Rockets would need to retain as much 3-point shooting as possible (players like Trevor Ariza and Eric Gordon), it's almost Anthony's default position on the Gulf Coast.

Of course, he didn’t like playing the four under D’Antoni in New York, but did show willingness and effectiveness there later. A Paul-Anthony pick-and-roll would be pretty damn good, to say nothing of Harden’s involvement.

Anthony has also shown an alacrity for on-court sacrifice during his Team USA career, something D'Antoni was a part of with him. "We don't have a bad relationship … he's a good guy," the coach said of Anthony on The Vertical's podcast last year. "But I had one vision that I wanted him to play one way. He wanted to go the other way. I couldn't get to my way."

Times may be about to change. Make no mistake, this is somewhat outside-the-box superteam construction. But credit Morey if he rolls the dice, and the Warriors for pushing him to do it.

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Issa White: Here’s What Happened When Sammy Sosa Showed Off His New Even Whiter Face

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Sammy Sosa Looks Pasty

We all knew Sammy Sosa was out here looking ghostly more and more as the days go on but this? This is a bit absurd. Sosa made an appearance on a video for the ESPYs and the internet immediately went into hysterics. Just take a look.

He looks…not great. But hey, you know us. We don’t say anything mean about anyone ever. We just leave it up to you guys! So let’s see what the internet said about his pasty face.

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Rob Kardashian: Will He Face Revenge Porn Charges?!?

Rob Kardashian may be having a lot of fun right now, exposing Blac Chyna for being an allegedly dishonest, wannabe prostitute…

… but legal minds are wondering whether the reality star will face serious consequences for his actions.

As previously reported in amazing/hilarious/deeply disturbing detail, Kardashian absolutely blasted his baby mama on Wednesday morning.

The reality star shared alleged text messages from the men Chyna has been screwing behind his back, along with a video Chyna supposedly sent him of some dude kissing her face and mouth.

In a series of scathing Instagram posts and captions, Rob tore Chyna apart.

He accused her of abusing drugs… and getting tons of plastic surgery that he paid for… and of sleeping with various men in the bed she formerly shared with him.

Most specifically and angrily, however, Rob slammed Chyna again and again for having sex with these partners while HAVING JUST HAD SEX WITH HIM, writing such statement as:

“So this one of the dudes @blacchyna was f-cking literally a day after I smashed and came inside her.”

And adding in a separate post:

“At least I smashed first but I’m hoping I didn’t get U pregnant again when u told me to cum inside u. I’m a damn fool why the f-ck would i cum inside u.”

Along with these irate words, however, Rob initially shared photos of Chyna’s butt (to show off the result of the surgery he said he paid for), boobs (ditto) and vagina (to prove that she sent him a picture of this body part in an attempt to seduce him).

He has since deleted the VERY racy images, but did he violate California law by posting them in the first place?

Quite possibly, an attorney tells Entertainment Weekly.

“This is sort of the classic, quintessential revenge porn,” Carrie Goldberg, lawyer and founder of Internet abuse and sexual consent firm C. A. Goldberg, PLLC tells EW, explaining:

“Rob has made the work of a prosecutor or a victim’s attorney quite easy so far as to even post about the very motive behind his outrageous act of posting these private and nude photos of his ex.”

Alongside the naked images, Rob accused Chyna of infidelity.

And legislation passed in California in 2013 states that “a person who intentionally distributes the image of the intimate body part of another … knowing they’ll cause emotional distress” is guilty of a misdemeanor that can punishable by up to six months in jail.

pic chyna sent me

“The allegation of infidelity does not give someone the right to seek revenge in such a devastating way,” Goldberg says.

Chyna has accused Kardashian of physical abuse, upping the ante in this chapter version of their never-ending feud.

But she also Liked some of his NSFW pictures on Instagram, making it difficult for her to later claim she suffered emotional distress as a result of his actions.

It also seems unlikely that Chyna would actually go to the police and file a report against Rob, which would need to happen in order for him to face revenge porn charges.

So we doubt Kardashian will face any legal repercussions as a result of his photograph-based rant, which also included allegations that Chyna had a threesome with Tiny and T.I.

However, someone close to Rob probably just told him that anything is possible.

He’s likely been warned that he may have crossed some lines.

How do we know? Because Rob just deleted his Instagram account.

Yes, again.

What a tool.

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Drew Brees: Saints face ‘tough circumstances’ after losing Fairley

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for the New Orleans Saints.

Starting left tackle Terron Armstead will be out four-to-six months after he tore his labrum in minicamp and starting defensive tackle Nick Fairley was shut down for the season Monday due to a heart condition. Both developments will greatly impact the Saints' 2017 season, as Drew Brees acknowledges.

"We've got some tough circumstances we're dealing with right now," the quarterback told the New Orleans Times-Picayune's Larry Holder on Tuesday.

He noted the significance of losing his blind-side protector in Armstead.

"Listen, that's a big blow. I'm not going to lie. … To have something like that with a freaky injury, I'm really saddened for him and for our team. He plays a huge role. We always find ways and we have to have these young guys step up. We don't know exactly how that shakes things up."

The injury thrusts first-round draft pick Ryan Ramczyk into the limelight. Now, Ramczyk will likely challenge for the starting job at some point in the season.

“Everybody gets thrown into the fire at some point. I don’t know if that’s going to be Week 1 with him, but he has to be ready to play. No question,” Brees said.

Fairley's situation is more serious – his playing future is in jeopardy to due to a heart ailment. One doctor advised Fairley not to play football again, but he received slightly more positive news from a second opinion. The Saints opted to shut him down for the year after seeking out a third opinion.

“To lose a guy like that on something that’s kind of just a freak thing, I know he’s heartbroken. We are as well to not have him,” Brees said.

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