The sports world was full of bad fashion (Cam Newton in Versace) and bad choices (we're talking to you Gilbert Arenas) this weekend. You may not want to bring these bad boys home to mama, but feel free to share this little nugget of sports knowledge that we call The Daily Report with her.
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NBA (National Basketball Association)
- Immortalized. Lakers announced that they will unveil a statue of Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal next season outside the Staples Center. Shaq played for the Lakers from 1996-2004 during which he won three consecutive NBA championships with the team. Other notable statues out front of the Staples Center include Magic Johnson (Lakers player), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lakers player), Jerry West (Lakers owner), Chick Hearn (Lakers announcer), Wayne Gretzky (L.A. Kings player) and Oscar De La Hoya (boxer).
NFL (National Football League)
- Playing the game? San Diego Chargers announced they have reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Rams to share their new stadium in Los Angeles. They also announced that will stay in San Diego for the 2016 season. It appears they might be using the agreement with the Rams in hopes San Diego steps up and builds a new stadium so they can stay.
- Show me the money. Raiders officials went to Las Vegas to discuss possible stadium sites with casino mogul and billionaire, Sheldon Adelson.
Nhl (National Hockey League)
- The people's choice. The Pacific Division team won the first All-Star game tournament. (If you recall, NHL switched to a new tournament format instead of an All-Star game this year). John Scott, who was was voted into the game’s lineup by the fans, won the MVP. He was voted in by fans, then traded from Phoenix Coyotes to Montreal Canadiens, then demoted to minor leagues. The NHL eventually sided with the fans and let him play.
- Thanks but no thanks. Chelsea of the Premier League announced that they will not renew John Terry’s contract. Terry has arguably been the face of the team since he joined it in 1998. He has been part of four Premier League championships and one UEFA championship (Union of European Football Associations). He also served as England’s national team captain for five years.
- This girl is on fire. German Angelique Kerber (#7) upset Serena Williams (#1) in Australian Open final. Not a bad win for Angelique’s first grand slam title.
- Man down! Serbian Novak Djokovic (#1) took down Andy Murray (#2) in a quick defeat to win the men’s final in the Australian Open. This is Novak’s sixth career championship at the Australian Open.
- In the WTF moment of the weekend, Former NBA Gilbert Arenas took to social media to brag about credit card fraud he committed at strip clubs while using words we can’t repeat. Arenas claims he took $80,000 out at the club with his American Express. He used $40,000 at the club, pocketed the other $40,000 and then had a teammate sign the bill. The next morning he reported the card stolen so he wouldn't be hit with the charges. We have feeling he will be hearing from American Express and the police soon.
- In a Pro Bowl that featured the defense of a puppy bowl game, Team Irvin beat Team Rice, 49-27. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was named the game MVP; he threw three touchdowns in the first half.
Team Rice was led by Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce who caught two touchdowns. This should help with his new reality dating show.
- Notre Dame announced a contract extension for head coach Brian Kelly through 2021.