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The NBA recently announced that it will be moving next year’s annual All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina as the league doesn’t agree with the state’s House Bill 2. The house bill is a controversial law which was introduced several months ago. However, the league also announced that it plans to host the All-Star Game in the city of Charlotte in 2019 and it will decide in the next few weeks where the 2017 contest will end up. It’s believed the event would have brought in approximately $100 million worth of revenue for local Charlotte area businesses next year and the game may eventually take place in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 17th.
Pro boxer Israel Vasquez of Mexico City, who is a former junior featherweight world champion, is about to lose his right eye and have it replaced with a prosthetic one. The 38-year-old last fought in 2010 when he was stopped by Rafael Marquez in the third round. He turned pro back in 1995 and has a record of 44-5 with 32 Kos and his career is now unfortunately over. Vasquez said he has no regrets though about his boxing career and deciding to replace his eye. Vasquez had four epic bouts with Marquez as each boxer won two of them, but it was the last meeting that damaged Vasquez’s eye.
New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady has finally accepted his four-game suspension from the NFL for the “Deflategate” scandal. After a New York court denied an appeal from the NFL players’ union and Brady, he announced that he’s no longer going to try to fight the ban and will sit out the first four contests of the 2016 season. Brady was originally suspended back in May of 2015 without pay for four regular-season games for allegedly deflating the air pressure in footballs before the Patriots beat Indianapolis in the AFC championship game. It’s believed less air pressure would enable the quarterback to get a better grip on the ball in the rainy conditions the January game was played in.
The NFL is considering narrowing the uprights and will place computer chips the league’s footballs to help them come to a decision on the matter. The senior vice-president of officiating for the NFL, Dean Blandino, said the goal posts may be brought closer together to make it more challenging for players to kick field goals and extra points. The league announced that 85 per cent of field goal attempts have been successful over the last three years and it may be becoming a bit too easy for them. Blandino said the league will study the situation this season by placing a computer chip in the balls during the 2016 preseason schedule.
Sweden’s Henrik Stenson won the 145th British Open at Royal Troon in Ayrshire, Scotland in record fashion on Sunday, July 17th. It was Stenson’s first major victory and the first ever for a Swedish male golfer. The 40-year-old finished the 72-hole, four-round event at 20 under par, which tied Jason Day lowest under-par score ever in a major tournament. Day set the mark at last year’s PGA Championship. However, Stenson didn’t really have much choice since American Phil Mickelson was right on his tail as he finished in the runner up position for the 11th time in a major. It was Stenson who hung on to take home the claret jug though with his final shot being an excellent 20-foot birdie shot at the 18th hole.
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