5 low moments from Carmelo’s tenure with the Knicks

At long last, the working relationship between Carmelo Anthony and his hometown New York Knicks appears to have been severed, with the 10-time All-Star reportedly waiving his no-trade clause to facilitate a move to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

His six-and-a-half-year run in the Big Apple has had its high points, yet all anyone will likely remember is how ugly things got over the past few seasons. Anthony was consistently a hot topic, yet rarely for reasons befitting of someone with his talent.

This walk down memory lane chronicles just how bad it got, and why both parties are surely better off going their separate ways:

Butting heads with the Zen Master

Anthony and former team president Phil Jackson were like oil and water.

Related: Phil Jackson on Melo trade: ‘I hope it works out well for both parties’

It didn't help that Jackson publicly called out his star scorer for being a ball hog – a comment Anthony responded to through social media. Then there was Jackson's insistence on the Knicks adopting the triangle offense, which no one on the roster was particularly fond of.

Ultimately, Anthony can hold his head high knowing he at least outlasted the legendary figure, which is itself a moral victory.

That block …

It wasn't that long ago that New York had a 54-win 2012-13 campaign and advanced to the second round of the playoffs, vying for a shot to take on the new-look Miami Heat.

This vicious stuff at the rim by center Roy Hibbert in Game 6 sent the Knicks on a downward spiral, kicking off a 9-0 run late in the fourth quarter that sealed the deal for the Indiana Pacers in a 4-2 series closeout, ending Anthony's best opportunity at leading his squad to the promised land.

There was plenty of time left on the clock, and the Knicks did have the lead at this point, which further illustrates how demoralizing the rejection was.

The problem with 'Linsanity'

When Jeremy Lin was the talk of the town in 2011-12, some of his teammates (cough, Carmelo, cough) weren't receptive to him being viewed as the face of the Knicks, especially so quickly.

Anthony was sidelined for a good chunk of this stretch and had to watch as Lin's popularity skyrocketed. Ex-Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni later revealed that Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire were averse to adapting to a style of attack that complemented Lin's, which was proving to be fruitful.

Suffice it to say, Anthony didn't shed any tears when Lin departed to ink a deal with the Houston Rockets.

2015 knee surgery

Anthony's priorities were all out of whack in 2015, as he pushed through the pain in a sore left knee so he could serve as a starter in the All-Star Game. He even missed two of New York's three prior outings to help allow him to do so, although he'd deny such allegations.

Was it all worth it? Anthony missed 14 of his 20 shots from the field during the exhibition, suiting up for a surprising 30 minutes of action before opting to go under the knife for a patella tendon debridement and repair.

The surgery cost him all remaining games, and the Knicks finished with their worst record in franchise history at 17-65. His scoring output and shooting percentages have taken a hit in the two years since then.

'Honey Nut Cheerios'

“Your wife … tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios,” Kevin Garnett reportedly uttered to Anthony during a 2013 Celtics-Knicks contest.

Rather than ignore the trashing-talking big man, Anthony lost his cool and was prepared to throw down, going as far as yelling at Garnett outside of Boston's locker room and then waiting at the team's bus to confront him.

His actions earned him a one-game suspension, while bringing into question Anthony's maturity.

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Report: Patriots’ Amendola cleared from concussion protocol

New England Patriots receiver Danny Amendola cleared concussion protocol and returned to practice Wednesday, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.

The veteran receiver suffered his concussion in the season opener and missed the Patriots’ Week 2 game against the New Orleans Saints.

Amendola’s return to team activities is surely a welcome sight for the Patriots, who lost Julian Edelman for the season and have pass-catchers Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett, and Rob Gronkowski also nursing injuries.

Amendola's presence in the lineup will be pivotal when, unlike last week, the Patriots face an actual challenge in the Houston Texans' defense on Sunday.

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American Horror Story Season 7 Episode 3 Recap: Neighbors From Hell

Who would have thought American Horror Story Season 7 would emerge as one of the best seasons of the anthology series?

When American Horror Story Season 7 Episode 3 got underway, we got to meet a couple who were being a little too positive about things. They chatted to the Dr. Rudy about Rosie conquering her fears and returning to the person she once was. 

In true American Horror Story fashion, disaster struck when they returned home to celebrate with some red wine. Mark disappeared into the bedroom to retrieve a “surprise” for Rosie. 

Rosie heard a scuffle and went in to be greeted by two caskets, and a swarm of clowns invaded the room and put the husband and wife in an early grave. 

It was a little bit convenient that Dr. Rudy knew all of Rosie’s fears. We can put him at the top of the list of suspects. He is in a great position to terrorize people because he knows everything about them. 

When we returned to Ally, she was trying to put the pieces together about what happened with Pedro. She was mad Ozzy had to witness it all go down. 

Then, Jack revealed that Ally was not in trouble because of the law in Michigan states that you can defend your home against an intruder. 

Ivy was surprisingly okay with Ally having the gun. Maybe she felt bad about sending Pedro in the first place, but she did not exactly address that part of it. 

When the duo made their way to the restaurant, they were greeted with protests from the public because Ally murdered a man of color, so Ally stayed in the car. 

Kai appeared and promised he would find a way to make everything right again for her, and she seemed happy to have someone fighting in her corner. 

When she returned home, Meadow and Harrison appeared wearing sombreros to accuse her her of racism. They spoke about Taco Bell and other Mexican establishments to play the race card. 

“I’m 23 percent Mexican,” Harrison yells. “Does that make you want to kill me?”

The scorned husband and wife then thought it would be fun to make a fake Craigslist ad to get a horrible naked man to show up Ally’s home and demand oral sex. 

Winter let him in the house, and things got pretty awkward when Ally and Ivy appeared and witnessed the dude getting his rocks off. 

But then the neighbors decided to try and get Ozzy on their side and gifted him with a guinea pig named Mr. Guinea. The mothers were annoyed, and Ally said they were getting rid of him. 

Ozzy then said he wished his mother was leaving, so that caused a lot of drama in the house. But, the biggest twist of all was the poor guinea pig exploding in the microwave. 

This sent Ally on the rampage because someone had also marked the house with the smiley face. Meadow and Harrison said they were marked for murder now. 

Each of the Wiltons made their way to Kai and made it clear they resented the other, and it gave Kai all the leverage he needed to cause some horror for them. 

Harrison allegedly woke up to find Meadow dead in bed next to him after a brutal murder. He blamed Ally in full view of the police just moments after Ivy found a video of Ally getting close to Winter. 

On top of all that, someone was spraying the neighborhood with poisonous gas that was killing all the wildlife, so are we to assume that Kai is doing everything in his power to destroy Ally’s community?

It certainly seems that way. Oh, and it also seems like Harrison was having an affair with Jack, so that’s another reason Ally and her family should probably escape while they still can. 

What did you think of all the action?

Sound off below!

American Horror Story continues next Tuesday on FX!

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Ranking the 6 most surprising performances from Week 2

The second week of the 2017 season saw plenty of action after a surprisingly low offensive output in the opening slate of games, but that's not to say it was short on surprises.

Here are six performances that had us doing a double take on the second Sunday of the season:

6. LeGarrette Blount has one touch for zero yards

It looks like the 2017 NFL season will have a new rushing touchdown champion.

After scoring 18 touchdowns in 2016, Blount had a rare receiving score in Week 1, but had his role dramatically reduced against the Chiefs. Blount had no carries and only one catch for zero yards on Sunday while Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood took all the carries.

5. Chris Jones decimates Eagles offense

If you only know Jones as the guy who had an unfortunate incident at the 2016 Scouting Combine, it’s about time to realize the kid can play.

In the second game of his second season, the Chiefs defensive end notched three sacks, one interception, one pass defended, and two forced fumbles against the Eagles on Sunday, helping the team to a 27-20 win.

4. Lynch finishes as Raiders’ 3rd leading rusher

The Raiders beat up hard on the Jets Sunday, but Marshawn Lynch wasn't a huge factor in the 45-20 win. "Beastmode" had 12 carries for 45 yards and one catch with a touchdown, though his teammates had a better time out of the backfield.

Related – Watch: Raiders returner Patterson plays RB, jogs in 43-yard TD

Backup running back Jalen Richard had a huge day with 58 yards on six carries to go with 51 receiving yards on 2 catches, while receiver/return specialist Cordarrelle Patterson also had 57 rush yards on three carries. Both Richard and Patterson also scored rushing touchdowns as the Raiders got creative with their run game.

3. Trevor Siemian torches Cowboys for 4 TDs

For a team supposedly led by their defense, the Broncos offense looked pretty damn good against the Cowboys, as Trevor Siemian threw four touchdown passes.

Related: Broncos elevate to Super Bowl contenders again by alleviating weaknesses

The Cowboys defense looked like a stout unit in Week 1, keeping the Giants to three points, but Siemian had little issue carving up a secondary that was depleted by injuries. Eight different players caught at least one pass with no one going over 75 yards receiving as Siemian and co. became the first team to put 40 points on the Cowboys since 2013.

2. 49ers average 8.4 yards per rush vs. Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks may not be able to field much of an offensive line, but at the very least, they should be able to play defense after adding Sheldon Richardson to their already-dominant front seven. However, the 49ers, who had 51 rushing yards in Week 1, obliterated that front.

With Carlos Hyde putting up 124 yards on 15 carries and Matt Breida tacking on four attempts for 35 yards, the 49ers averaged 8.4 yards per carry against the Seahawks. While it is still early in the season, it is somewhat alarming, considering Seattle had the fifth-best defense last season and were seventh-best against the run.

1. Ezekiel Elliott runs for 8 yards on 9 carries

The stresses of Elliott’s off-field legal battle may be hurting his in-game production.

The Cowboys star running back was held to a career-low eight yards on nine carries, wildly surpassing his previous low of 51 yards set in his rookie debut. Dallas was forced to somewhat abandon the running game after the broncos jumped out to an early lead, though Elliott could only contribute 14 yards in the passing game.

Related: Where the heck did the Cowboys’ offense go?

It’s no secret that the Broncos have a good defense, but their supposed weakness of interior run defense seems to have been fixed against the Cowboys.

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Kenya says:

My wedding day just over 3 months ago was the happiest day of my life. I met the man of my dreams who loved me beyond measure.
I felt blessed, loved, beautiful and whole. No one can take away this feeling from me.
The moment I fell in love with you I learned the true meaning of love…Patience, kindness, forgiveness… just to start.
Thank you Marc for making me your wife, your best friend and your ride or die. I hope I make you as happy as you have made me.

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Today the outspoken Dominicana stopped by The Breakfast Club and once again proved to be an entertaining interview.

Touching on subjects from love to hate on the streets, Cardi makes no qualms about loving the life right about now.

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