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JR Smith beats up man who allegedly damaged his truck

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Former Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith is seen in a video published by TMZ Sports on Sunday beating up a man who allegedly damaged his truck during the protests in Los Angeles over the death of George Floyd.Smith is seen kicking the man when he is on the ground and then punching him when he gets up. Then the man runs away. The man broke a window on Smith's vehicle, Smith said in a video posted online.Smith said he was parked in a residential area and not near any stores where looting took place during the protests."I chased him down
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Basketball

J.R. Smith caught on video beating up man who allegedly vandalized his truck – ProBasketballTalk

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ASSOCIATED PRESS — Thabo Sefolosha knows what it’s like to be a black man, on the ground, being beaten by police officers. Such was the scenario when George Floyd died in Minneapolis last week. And five years ago, Sefolosha found himself in a similarly frightening place. “I was just horrified by what I saw,” Sefolosha said. “That could have been me.” Time has not healed all wounds for Sefolosha, the NBA veteran who said he was attacked by a group of New York Police Department officers in April 2015 while they were arresting him outside a nightclub in the city’s
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Hockey

USA Hockey president Jim Smith facing investigations – ProHockeyTalk

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Every week, PHT will remember a hockey video game (or games). For the first time in this series, PHT invites a guest contributor. Enjoy a fun take from Tony Abbott (@OhHiTony) on the very fun Midway title NHL Hitz 2003. Some refer to it as “NHL Hitz 20-03,” but for the sake of simplicity, we’ll drop the hyphen. I’ve always been a sucker for the cult classic. My favorite movie? The Room. I’ll tell anyone who will listen that the best rock record is a science-fiction punk album called Death By Television. Catch me on the right day and I’ll
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Football

Cowboys DE Aldon Smith ‘still feels great’ despite layoff

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Aldon Smith has not played in an NFL game since Nov. 10, 2015, with the Oakland Raiders, but the Dallas Cowboys defensive end does not believe his absence will impact his ability to rush the passer in his 2020 return."I still feel great," Smith said Friday in a conference call. "I still feel young. I still can move well. I still have a great knowledge of the game, if not better knowledge of the game. I learned a lot from the guys I played with in California and they taught me a lot of good things."Smith, 30, holds the NFL
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Basketball

Sam Smith calls Michael Jordan’s poison-pizza story ‘complete nonsense’

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It was the winter of 1995, major league baseball was on strike and Michael Jordan — at that time still a member of the Chicago White Sox organization — refused to be a scab and cross the picket lines. “Mike was thinking about coming back (to the NBA), he was getting that itch again, it was a lockout in baseball, and he just wanted to play some basketball,” NBA legend Tim Hardaway told NBC Sports. The Last Dance documentary covered how Jordan was secretly taking part in Bulls’ practices at that time. What it didn’t cover was the time Jordan
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Football

Rodney Smith well-seasoned to compete for RB job with Panthers – Carolina Panthers Blog

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rodney Smith was looking for a three-peat. The new Carolina Panthers running back tweaked his recipe for success from the previous two years, knowing you don’t improve without putting in the extra time and practice to get better. He thought he’d spiced things up with just the right blend of new with the old to remain on top.But he lost. It wasn't on the football field, where the former University of Minnesota running back had overcome two ACL injuries. It was the "Running Backs Top Chef Cook Off" held annually by Gophers running backs coach Kenni Burns.“I
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Music

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith to Perform Live on Instagram with Pitchfork

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Pitchfork is pleased to announce that Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Smith will play a stay-at-home concert that will broadcast live on Instagram this Friday, May 22, at 7 p.m. Eastern. You can tune in at Pitchfork’s Instagram.The performance will be part of a series of concert sessions that take place on our Instagram every Wednesday and Friday, and viewers will be able to donate to the charity of the artist’s choosing should they want to do so. For this Friday’s livestream, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has chosen to spotlight the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.Upcoming artists in the concert series include Flying Lotus,
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Football

Cowboys’ Aldon Smith ‘grateful’ to be reinstated by NFL

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Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith says he's "grateful" for the chance to get back on the playing field after being conditionally reinstated by the NFL on Wednesday.Smith, who had been suspended since 2015 for violation of the NFL's personal conduct and substance abuse policies, discussed his reinstatement during an interview with TMZ Sports. Asked about what it will be like to get back on the field after being suspended for over four seasons, Smith said that situation has "played in my head.""I think the overall emotion is I'm grateful. I'm really grateful," Smith said. "... I came a long
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Football

Sources — Cowboys’ Aldon Smith reinstated by NFL

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Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith has been granted conditional reinstatement by the NFL from an indefinite suspension for violation of the league's personal conduct and substance abuse policies, sources told ESPN on Wednesday.The move will allow Smith to take part in meetings with Cowboys coaches and teammates in the virtual offseason program beginning Tuesday. Smith, who has been living and working out in Dallas for the past month, met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell via a virtual call on Thursday.Smith, 30, has not played in an NFL game since he was suspended as a member of the Raiders in
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