ATLANTA – A suburban Atlanta high school football player has died from injuries suffered while making a tackle during a scrimmage game, according to medical examiners.
Deantre Turman's death came Friday after he made a tackle during a pre-season game, said Mike Alsip, a forensic investigator for the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office. The teenager broke his neck, Alsip said.
The accident happened at a school in the Atlanta suburb of College Park, Ga., according to CNN affiliate WSB.
Adam Jones, an All-Star outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles, revealed that a banana was thrown at him by a fan in the stands during his team's game against the San Francisco Giants, ESPN reports. Jones did not say anything about the incident in postgame interviews; rather, he took to Twitter.
"I want to thank whatever slapd--- threw that banana towards my direction in CF in the last inning. Way to show ur class u jacka--," Jones tweeted to his more than 129,000 followers.
Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies was at Floor and Decor in Memphis signing autographs on Saturday.
Z-bo – half of the Grizz's in-the-paint force that led the team to its first NBA Finals appearance – said he is looking forward to the upcoming season.
LP Field in Nashville was lit up with bright lights to let the world know the 2013 NFL season is about to begin.
The Tennessee Titans kicked off their first preseason game against the Washington Redskins on a perfect night for football. Despite a brief scattered shower, there was a good turnout for this Thursday night game. Not only were fans there to see the home team. It was also an opportunity to see last year's offensive player of the year, Robert Griffin III.
Griffin was back on the field for the first time since injuring his knee in a playoff game lost to Seattle last year. Fans were hoping to see the electrifying player in action seeing Griffin fully dressed out, warming up and being involved with the coin toss. Instead, Redskins backup Kirk Cousins got the start. Cousins threw for a touchdown and missed only one pass as the Redskins defeated the Tennessee Titans 22-21.
Once a Memphis Grizzly, again a Memphis Grizzly as sharpshooter officially returns to the team after two-year championship run with the Miami Heat.
Mike Miller's signing was announced Tuesday. No deal details were released. Miller, who played five-plus years with the Grizzlies, still holds 8 of the franchise's major records.
At Tuesday's press conference, Miller said he has paid a lot of attention to the Grizzlies from afar, noting the team's closeness.