Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline The Best in Sports & Sports Entertainment Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:26:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ohio State ranked No. 1 in 2015 preseason Coaches Poll Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:22:20 +0000 ohio-state

The college football season is officially here, with the preseason rankings starting to be released.

The Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll was released on Thursday morning, and the Ohio State Buckeyes were a near unanimous No. 1.

Here’s the rest of the preseason top 25 (first place votes in parenthesis).

1. Ohio State (62)
2. TCU (1)
3. Alabama (1)
4. Baylor
5. Oregon
6. Michigan State
7. Auburn
8. Florida State
9. Georgia
10. USC
11. Notre Dame
12. Clemson
13. LSU
14. UCLA
15. Ole Miss
16. Arizona State
17. Georgia Tech
18. Wisconsin
19. Oklahoma
20. Arkansas
21. Stanford
22. Arizona
23. Missouri
24. Boise State
25. Tennessee

The SEC leads all conferences with eight teams, including three in the top 10.

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Joey Bosa and Jalin Marshall Suspended for tOSU Opener Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:08:52 +0000 Joey Bosa

Ohio State lost one game last year at home against Va Tech. Ohio State starts the season on the road against Va. Tech.

According to this report they will be without some of their best players.

What exactly was the violation is unknown at the moment, it couldn’t be that serious if they are only missing one game, but serious enough that a slap on the wrist wouldn’t have been enough.

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Olympic Committee Worried After Rio’s Water Found FIlled With Raw Sewage Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:07:48 +0000 rio-olympics-sewage

If I’m an Olympic athlete involved in a water sport, I take next summers games in Rio off for health and wellness purposes.

According to an Associated Press report, the waters in Rio,Brazil, are so contaminated with human feces that athletes will risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games.

An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues — results that alarmed international experts and dismayed competitors training in Rio, some of whom have already fallen ill with fevers, vomiting and diarrhea.

It is the first independent comprehensive testing for both viruses and bacteria at the Olympic sites.

Brazilian officials have assured that the water will be safe for the Olympic athletes and the medical director of the International Olympic Committee said all was on track for providing safe competing venues. But neither the government nor the IOC tests for viruses, relying on bacteria testing only.

Extreme water pollution is common in Brazil, where the majority of sewage is not treated. Raw waste runs through open-air ditches to streams and rivers that feed the Olympic water sites.

According to the report, Olympic athletes are almost certain to come into contact with disease-causing viruses that in some tests measured up to 1.7 million times the level of what would be considered hazardous on an American beach.

To make matters worse, Brazilian officials have been pledging to clean up the mess for decades.

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BSO Talks To @BdotAdot5 About His NBA Impersonations (Video) Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:56:35 +0000 BDot ADot

Brandon Armstrong, also known as BDot ADot on social media (@BDotADot5), had tons to say when he sat down with me for a special interview. He speaks on a plethora of topics and even adds some of his funny flavor to the interview.

Find out who @BDotADot5 plans to imitate next and what HUGE things he has in store for the entertainment world.

Check out some of Bdot greatest hits.

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Guy Gets ‘Suarez Was Here’ Tattoo on His Leg After Being Bitten (Photos) Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:49:01 +0000 suarez-was-here-tat

There’s nothing cool about having someone bite you.

Finding humor in someone taking a chunk out of you, could provide a person with some relief in the healing process.

A bouncer at a pub thought it would be cool to get a tattoo to commemorate the nasty scar he received after getting bit in the leg by a drunk guy during a nasty altercation.

He surrounded the bite mark with a tattoo that reads: “Suarez was here!”

He explained his motivation in getting the tattoo to the Liverpool Echo:

I’m actually scarred and it looks like a permanent bruise. I had the Suarez tattoo put on, even though I’m not a Liverpool fan, as shortly after that he was done for biting.

I wanted to try to draw attention away from the actual bite mark so I had something put round it so people will mainly focus on the tattoo.

The Suarez reference, of course is a tribute to Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, whose claim to fame is biting guys on the field.

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160 Pound Snake Was on The Loose Killing Animals Until… Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:29:04 +0000 Snake

This snake was found in someone’s backyard.

I repeat.


The snake had hung out in rural Missouri, killing animals in its free time, when a dog spotted it in the yard. The smart dog, stayed in the house, then a woman’s father-in-law had to kill the snake with a shotgun.

How can you sleep after seeing that?

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Adam Silver Speaks On Playing Regular-Season NBA Games In Africa Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:23:50 +0000 adam-silver-nba-africa

I think it would be a schedule nightmare for some teams, but with all the African born players in the NBA, playing games on the continent makes a ton of sense.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says “stay tuned” for a regular-season game in Africa as players from around the NBA prepare to play the league’s first exhibition on the continent.

The commissioner didn’t give an exact time frame but said Thursday in South Africa that a preseason and regular season game is the goal.


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Derrick Rose Rocking Yeezy Boost Lows in LA (Photos) Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:08:41 +0000 Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose was spotted at the Ball Up Million Dollar Summer Challenge National Playoffs in Los Angeles last night (I am sure they could have thought of a shorter name).

Since Rose is still the signature athlete for adidas it shouldn’t be surprising he had on a fresh pair of Yeezy Boost Lows.

Derrick Rose Yeezy Boost 2

I am pretty sure he didn’t have to pay a billion dollars for them like some poor souls on EBAY. Thanks to for the photos.


]]> 0 Pats Fans Gave Brady Standing Ovation at Training Camp (Video) Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:53:13 +0000 Brady Standing Ovation

The NFL came down hard on Tom Brady for his alleged role in Deflategate, but Pats fans are unbothered this morning at the start of training camp. As Brady ran unto the field, fans cheered deafeningly for number 12 and even gave him a standing ovation.

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Matt Barnes on Why He Can’t Wait to Foul the Sh*t Out of DeAndre Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:34:41 +0000  

Matt Barnes Tells DeAndre Jordan an important mesage

Ever since Matt Barnes has been in the NBA, he’s upheld a reputation for being a hard-nosed guy. Sometimes, opposing players will tell you that he’s even over the top with his antics.

With the Clippers being the opposition now, Barnes had a message for DeAndre Jordan.

“I told him, ‘Even though we’re good friends, I’m still going to foul the beep out of you when we play,’” Barnes recalled Tuesday during his introductory news conference in Memphis. “That’s just the kind of player I am. There’s no hard feelings…

“Basically coming from the enemy and now they’re the enemy,” Barnes said of the Clippers, “my kids are a little confused still. I have twin boys and they’re just like, ‘So, Daddy, do you not like DeAndre, Chris [Paul] and Blake [Griffin] no more?’ And I’m like, ‘No, they’re still my friends, it’s just they’re my enemy when the ball goes up.’”

Something tells me when these guys met, we’ll see some flagrant fouls.

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Pats Fans Storm Training Camp (Video) Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:11:07 +0000 Patriots Training Camp

The Patriots fans are certainly excited for the start of the new season, and they’re letting it be known by storming the start of training camp.

Seriously, it looks like Black Friday at Wal-Mart.  It looks like the running of the bulls, without the actual bulls.  It is like a free Future concert is going at Pats camp. I think the kid who takes off like Deion Sanders in his prime is wearing a cape?

He’s ready to fly to Brady’s defense.

[h/t SB Nation]

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Jets Fans Have “Cheaters” Sign Flown Over Pats Practice (Photos) Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:56:55 +0000 Cheaters Look Up

The Patriots are going to have an unwelcomed guest at their practice Thursday morning. A Jets fan has paid to have a ‘Cheaters Look Up’ sign fly over the team’s morning practice. The banner will also include the Twitter handle @JetsFanMedia, as they are the group taking credit for the prank.

“The time has come for Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft to start dealing with reality. Sports fans are not stupid. We have seen this act before from disgraced former superstar athletes. People like Lance Armstrong and Ryan Braun who challenged the system after they got caught red handed. Ben Johnson, Marion Jones, A-Rod, Roger Clemens – the list of people who lied after they got caught cheating is sadly endless,” said Jason Koeppel, one of the masterminds behind and today’s plane fly-over.

Sounds like some Jets fans with sour grapes, but it’s not the Patriots’ fault the Jets haven’t seen success in a long time. Either way, the prank will live. Although, I think Pats players will be mostly unbothered.

Cheaters Look Up1

Cheaters Pats

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Browns Rookie CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu To Sit Out 2015 With Knee Injury Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:49:18 +0000 ekpre

The Browns are loaded in the secondary, so Olomu won’t be missed.

Mike Pettine confirmed Wednesday that rookie cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu will likely sit out the 2015 season while he continues to recover from a serious knee injury, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

“Players that have had this injury before, it’s rare that you would return that season,” he said. “Given our depth, we’re very comfortable with him sitting out. That’s just one that we felt it was a low-risk, high-reward move when we took him in the seventh round. There’s no reason to rush it back given the depth in that room now anyway.”

Ekpre-Olomu, an All American at Oregon, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and dislocated knee during a practice in December for the Ducks showdown with Florida State in the national championship semifinal and underwent surgery soon thereafter.

Olomu was a potential first-round pick before the injury.

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Marlins Played Diarrhea Noises During Nationals Batting Practice (Video) Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:45:54 +0000 billy-the-marlin

The Washington Nationals have notoriously been playing the most depressing music during their opponents’ batting practices all season long, so on Wednesday, the Marlins decided a little retaliation was in order. Instead of any music at all, the Marlins gave the Nats diarrhea noises throughout batting practice.

It doesn’t look like Matt Williams appreciated the gesture, but you have to admit the Nats had something coming to them.

[h/t Washington Post]

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LeGarrette Blount Failed Pats Conditioning Test Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:29:30 +0000 LeGarrette

It appears LeGarrette Blount spent his entire offseason getting his Gronk on as well.

Blount has been placed on the non-football injury list after reportedly failing his conditioning test at the start of Patriots training camp.

Blount completed only a dozen 50-yard sprints in under eight second each; 20 were required to pass. Guys fail the test all the time, but it’s definitely not a good look, especially when your coach is Bill Belichick.

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Judge Orders NFLPA Brady Lawsuit Transferred to Manhattan Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:28:30 +0000 tom brady wow

The NFL had a small victory this morning. A Minnesota judge has ordered the NFLPA lawsuit regarding Tom Brady to be transferred to Manhattan, where the NFL originally filed.

The NFL taking action and filing preemptively in NYC was a brilliant move and so far looks to be working in their favor.

Here is an excerpt from Judge Kyle’s ruling.

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Man Catches 300-Lb, 50-Yr Old Goliath Grouper (Photos) Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:13:16 +0000 Goliath Grouper

Another doctor is in the news for his run-in with nature, but this time the story has a much better ending. Florida based doctor, Sam Gerson was doing some deep sea fishing of the coast of Florida and managed to haul in an unexpected surprise. Gerson was lucky enough to hook a 50-year old, 300-pound goliath grouper.

“I dropped my line in and within seconds of hitting bottom, I felt a strong jerk. As I started reeling in, the rod bent until the tip was almost in the water. Soon I wasn’t reeling, but instead holding on for dear life as line was running out of the spool at an alarming speed,” Gerson told The Huffington Post.

Gerson and pals decided to name the fish “Dinosaur,” and took a photo of the doctor swimming alongside the fish in the ocean before they set it free.

[h/t Orlando Weekly]

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‘Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ Opening Gets Mashup With Meek Mill and Drake (Video) Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:12:46 +0000 meek-

While Meek Mill sits back and counts his money, Twitter and social media as a whole, have been killing the Philly rapper for not responding to either of Drake’s diss records.

While we wait, someone made a mashup up video of Meek and Drake inserted into the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air opening credits, with Philadelphia’s own Will Smith rapping on the theme.

Here’s the original for those who loved that opening.

H/T: Complex

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Devon and Leah Still’s Secret Handshake is Awesome (Video) Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:01:46 +0000 Devon Still Leah Still

Devon Still is about to head out for Bengals training camp but not before giving a special farewell to his daughter Leah. Leah has been sick with cancer, but lately all tests are showing she’s cancer free. Congrats to the Still family. Take a look at their amazing father/daughter secret handshake. It really gets no better than this.

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Report: Trent Richardson Struggling With Raiders Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:58:47 +0000 trent

Trent Richardson appears to be on his last legs in the NFL, and his career could end sometime in the next few weeks if the former No. 3 overall pick doesn’t step it up.

Vic Tafur of The San Francisco Chronicle did a mini training camp preview, and reported that third-year running back Latavius Murray is in line to start, while Richardson has failed to impress thus far.

“Latavius Murray will get every chance to be the lead running back as whispers are that the Trent Richardson reclamation project is not going so well,” Tafur wrote.

Richardson has averaged 3.3 yards per carry over his career, while struggling to show any kind of burst or elite vision to help separate himself.

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