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Chocolate Thunder Slam Dunk King Darryl Dawkins DEAD At 58

NBA legend Darryl Dawkins, aka, “Chocolate Thunder,” known for his mad dunking skills, has died. He was 58.

Dawkins’ career in the NBA ended in 1989. He then toured with the Harlem Globetrotters.

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Dawkins was the first basketball player to be drafted to the NBA straight outta high school when he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1975.  Continue reading

Tour of Utah Cyclist T BONES PORSCHE In Serious Crash

A crash was caught on video Saturday during Stage 6 of the Tour of Utah when a cyclist t-boned a Porsche acting as a follow along vehicle. The accident happened on a steep descent in the Utah mountain range, Guardsman Pass in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

The rider, from the team MTN-QHUBEKA, collided with a support vehicle who at the time was playing the role of road hog.

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The cyclist, Aaron Cengiz was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was alert and talking. He is listed in stable condition. Continue reading

Delta Air Lines BANS Shipments Of Exotic Animal Trophies

If one good thing has come out of the heartbreaking death of Cecil the Lion, it may be it has caused Delta Air Lines to put their foot down on future shipments of exotic animal trophies.

Today, Delta, who is the only U.S. air carrier with direct flights to South Africa, is officially banning five types of trophy animals for shipment,

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The statements reads,

Effective immediately, Delta will officially ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies worldwide as freight. Continue reading

SHAMELESS? Company Selling Gold ‘CECIL THE LION’ Cellphone

They say it’s to “celebrate the life of Cecil the Lion,” but others are saying it’s a shameless product meant to capitalize on his his death..

Introducing the new 24k gold edition ‘Cecil The Lion’ Cellphone plated by a company called, “Goldgenie.”

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According to the company, they plan on donating a portion of the proceeds of this special limited edition phone to Friends of Hwange, benefitting efforts to conserve Zimbabwe. Continue reading

HEALTH SCARE: Tony Bennett Abruptly CANCELS Royal Albert Hall Show

Tony Bennett has canceled his long awaited show with Lady Gaga planned for Royal Albert Hall today after reportedly falling ill.

Bennett, 88, has been on a whirlwind tour with the “Poker Face” singer performing the classics to support their collaboration album.

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“Unfortunately, Tony Bennett has come down with a flu virus which has prevented him from performing the second of two sold-out shows in London,” a statement from Bennett’s rep reads. Continue reading

David Carr DIES Hours After Attending Edward Snowden Event

Famed New York Times media columnist David Carr has died, he was 58.

Carr died at his office Thursday night, hours after appearing at a video conference with the Citizenfour team, a group that included Edward Snowden and others.

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The Times confirmed Carr’s death late Thursday:

For the past 25 years, Mr. Carr wrote about media. He joined The Times in 2002 as a business reporter covering the magazine publishing industry.

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NBA John Wall Breaks Down Over Miyah Telemaque-Nelson Passing

Via Vice: Last March, John Wall met and became friends with Miyah Telemaque-Nelson, a six-year-old girl with Burkitt’s Lymphoma.

After a post about Miyah popped up on his Facebook feed he got to know her and her family, kept in touch with Miyah via Facetime, and even helped her meet Nick Minaj.

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Miyah passed away this morning and Wall was incredibly emotional after the Wizards’ double overtime win and broke down in tears as he spoke about Miyah at the end of this very brief post-game interview. Continue reading

U.S. Soldiers Including Maj. Gen. Quarantined in Italy Over EBOLA

U.S. soldiers returning from Liberia are being quarantined in Vicenza, Italy so they can be tested for the Ebola virus.

There are at least 11 soldiers in isolation.

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The soldiers being monitored include Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams who was the commander of the U.S. Army in Africa but turned over duties to the 101st Airborne Division over the weekend, Martin reports. They apparently were met by Carabinieri in full hazmat suits. If the policy remains

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LEAGUE CITY Texas Clinic Quarantine Lockdown Over EBOLA

League City, Texas, officials are currently housing a patient who has Ebola symptoms and made recent trip to Africa.

The patient mandated a precautionary lockdown of an emergency clinic as a medical worker said a male patient who had recently traveled from Africa was at the facility and “exhibiting symptoms that could be consistent with Ebola.”

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Based on the countries the patient recently visited, the Centers for Disease Control believes there is very little to zero risk of exposure to Ebola, However, It was shortly after 11 a.m. Friday when the staff at Intermediate Medical Care located at 2640 E League City Parkway called authorities. Continue reading

NYC Doctor POSITIVE For EBOLA Took UBER Ride LAST NIGHT

Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan is testing a doctor, Craig Spencer, who was working in Africa with Doctors Without Borders for possible Ebola infection.

**UPDATE: NYC Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola**

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“Today, EMS HAZ TAC Units transported a patient to Bellevue Hospital who presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms,” Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said in a statement. Continue reading