Wife sends police to Sterling home; Stiviano there

Shelly Sterling reported a burglary, but police found V. Stiviano at Donald’s home.



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Police sent to home of ex-Clippers owner by wife (Yahoo Sports)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beverly Hills police were called to the home of Donald Sterling after his wife Shelly reported a burglary, but found no crime.

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Police: Greg Monroe urinated on himself during booking

Detroit Pistons’ forward Greg Monroe, who pleaded guilty to impaired driving in April, “urinated on himself during the booking process,” according to a Huntington Woods, Mich., police report obtained by Michigan Live.
Huntington Woods police just released video of the Feb. 13 traffic stop and arrest. Police stopped Monroe because of a defective headlight. 
“I’m just trying not to be in the newspaper,” Monroe told police in the video as they took him to jail.

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Roy Hibbert showcases police officer’s random act of kindness on Instagram (pic)

Given the amount of strife currently wreaking havoc upon the already-fragile relationship that exists between some communities and the police departments that patrol them, Roy Hibbert felt it important to showcase how officers are capable of doing some truly wonderful things on behalf of communities, oftentimes with no one noticing. The Indiana Pacers superstar happened […] The post Roy Hibbert showcases police officer’s random act of kindness on Instagram (pic) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

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Pacers’ Roy Hibbert Witnesses Police Officer Give Homeless Man Shoes

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert was driving around Indianapolis when he witnessed a random act of kindness from a police officier.

According to Hibbert, he was driving when he saw the police officer in the picture above pull over and go to his trunk to give a homeless man a brand new pair of boots.

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Shaquille O’Neal Applies to Be Police Officer in Doral, Florida

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has long had an interest in law enforcement, and the future Hall of Famer put that to good use Thursday in Doral, Florida.

According to Monique O. Madan of the Miami Herald, Shaq applied to become a Doral reserve police officer amid much fanfare. This isn’t his first foray into police work, though, as he previously held the same position in Miami nine years ago, per Patrick Chalvire of WSVN Channel 7:

Although bringing in a celebrity reserve like O’Neal could garner Doral plenty of positive publicity, he isn’t being gifted a spot. According Madan, city spokeswoman Christina Baguer said that Shaq must undergo physical and psychological testing as well as a background check in order to be accepted.

“If he passes, he will then have to do everything else to be certified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, just like any of our other officers, reserve or not reserve,” Baguer said.

O’Neal retired from the NBA at the conclusion of the 2010-11 campaign after 19 illustrious seasons. He won three championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and one with the Miami Heat, while being elected to the All-Star team 15 times and winning the league MVP award in 2000 as well.

The 42-year-old star did it all in the NBA and will forever be recognized as one of the greatest players in NBA history. It would be easy for him to rest on his laurels and live off that reputation, but Shaq has never been one to fade into the background.

It seems likely that Shaq will never see any field action even if he is accepted as a reserve officer, but his passion appears to be legitimate. With that in mind, it is certainly admirable that O’Neal continues to pursue something that he feels strongly about.

At 7’1″ and well over 300 pounds, Shaq is one officer who no criminal would want to cross paths with. If nothing else, he should be a great advocate for both the city of Doral and its police department as well.


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Police: Providence players accused of sex assault (Yahoo Sports)

Providence head coach Ed Cooley looks up at the scoreboard late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Xavier, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Cincinnati. Xavier won 59-53. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Police confirmed Wednesday that they are investigating an allegation that two Providence College basketball players sexually assaulted another student on campus in November. Providence police Maj. David Lapatin told The Associated Press that the complaint was filed about two weeks ago by a female student against two men who were on the basketball team at the time of the assault. He would not name the players, but a defense lawyer says unsubstantiated sex assault allegations were made against players Rodney Bullock and Brandon Austin when they were suspended from playing in games in the fall. The freshman players were initially suspended Nov. 6, shortly before the season began, for what the school said at the time was ”not upholding their responsibilities as student-athletes.” On Wednesday, Providence spokesman Steve Maurano would not give details about the complaint, but said coach Ed Cooley suspended the players the day they received it.

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Jarrett Jack Rips Sleeved Jerseys, Says NBA Players Look Like ‘Beach Police’

Jarrett Jack wants you all to know he signed on to play in the NBA, not film a remake of Pacific Blue.

The NBA’s sleeved uniforms have been met with intense disdain by the players to this point. Speaking on his previous experience with them while with the Golden State Warriors, Jack, now with the Cleveland Cavaliers, made it clear he wasn’t a fan.

“We’re like the Beach Police,” Jack said, via The Plain Dealer‘s Jodie Valade. “You know those police who are on the beach with those bikes? They’ve got those little shirts with the shorts? That’s what we look like. Like we about to give somebody a citation.”

So, you’re saying you don’t like them, Jarrett? Or are you indirectly asking for the ability to write parking tickets and commute to the arena via all-terrain bicycle?

Given the less than warm reception from other players, let’s go with the former.

After losing to the San Antonio Spurs, the Miami Heat‘s LeBron James lampooned his game-day attire. He did not, however, draw the corollary between his wardrobe and beach police.

“I’m not making excuses, but I’m not a big fan of the jerseys,” James told reporters, per Valade. “Every time I shoot it feels like it’s just pulling right up underneath my arm. I already don’t have much room for error on my jump shot. It’s definitely not a good thing.”

When he wasn’t wondering whether his uniform was made for the boardwalk, Jack shared James’ distaste.

“Performance-wise, at times, under the arms, it felt a little snug on you,” he explained, via Valade.

This is just a small sampling of the criticism players have rained down upon sleeved jerseys. Words of displeasure have been frequent and unforgiving, leaving us to wonder if the NBA is listening.

Apparently, it is.

According to Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher, the Association isn’t hell-bent on forcing the players to wear sleeves beyond this season. The league is willing to compromise.

“If the feedback is that the players don’t want to wear them, we won’t,” Sal LaRocca, the NBA’s executive vice president of global merchandising, told Bucher. “We are 50-50 partners with the players in everything we do.”

That should make Jack and James, among so many others, happy. If the players truly despise these new alternate uniforms, then the NBA appears willing to move on. 

Until then, Jack and anyone else who isn’t a fan of their new duds must grin and bear it, all while resisting the urge to purchase faux detective badges with intent to police the nearest shoreline.


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Report: Oregon coaches tell police Arizona State fans spat on them

Oregon assistant Brian Fish and team trainer Clay Jamieson claimed they were spat on.

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FSU Recruit Bowers Arrested for Eating Marijuana to Hide It from Police

Florida State basketball recruit Cinmeon Bowers and two others were arrested on Thursday, Jan. 16, after allegedly eating marijuana in an effort to hide it from police following a traffic stop, according to the Jackson County Floridian.

According to the report, Bowers and two of his Chipola College teammates were pulled over for speeding when officers smelled marijuana inside the car. A statement released by police and acquired by the Jackson County Floridian states that the three men ate the illegal substance.  

Along with Bowers, Torian Graham and Jamaar McKay-Taylor were arrested and charged with tampering with evidence. The three men were taken to Jackson County Correctional Facility. 

A 6’7″, 261-pound power forward, Bowers is regarded as one of the elite junior college prospects in the nation, per 247Sports. He committed to Florida State in September 2013 after averaging 11 points and seven rebounds per game as a freshman at Chipola last season.

He’s currently averaging 14.8 points and 8.8 rebounds this season as a sophomore at Chipola.

Although Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton must be upset to learn of Bowers’ arrest, he’s not prepared to make any decisions at this point in time, per ESPN.com“I will wait until I get all the complete information.”

Meanwhile, Bowers and his two teammates have been suspended indefinitely by Chipola College until the legal process is sorted out and the school completes an investigation of its own, according to the Jackson County Floridian.

According to 247Sports, Bowers is the Seminoles’ top committed prospect for 2014. Even with Bowers on board, Florida State’s 2014 recruiting class currently ranks 42nd in the country.  


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