Part of Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant wants to hate on Johnny Manziel if he doesn’t get suspended, since Bryant was suspended for the last 10 games of his college career at Oklahoma State for lying to an NCAA investigator about a lunch meeting with Deion Sanders. Still, Bryant’s frustration is directed more at the NCAA for how it conducts business, and yes, the love Manziel’s getting from the media that Bryant didn’t get.
"[Manziel] should be able to sign as many autographs and make as much money as he wants, because it's his name. He's the one who created it. He should be able to do whatever he feels, as long as it's legal, and I don't think anything is illegal about signing your name on a picture of yourself, making money off yourself.
"The NCAA makes money off of it when they sell those No. 2 shirts, so why can't he make a little bit of money off it?"
Sloane Stephens beat No.3 Maria Sharapova in the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. It was Sharapova’s first match since hiring former Wimbledon champ Jimmy Connors as her coach.
It looks like the Manny Ramirez experiment with the Texas Rangers isn’t going to work out after all. The Rangers released the vet from his Triple-A contract in Round Rock. Ramirez played 30 games and hit .259 with three home runs and 13 RBIs for the minor league affiliate.
Alex Rodriguez’s legal team is challenging the assertion that he committed multiple violations of the league’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. They also denied reports that Rodriguez's lawyers tried to strike a deal with MLB that would have allowed A-Rod to accept a 100-game ban, retire and bank his remaining salary.
Kobe Bryant said his Achilles tendon is healing well and that his trainers are following him everywhere.
ICYMI: NBA.com has the top 10 plays from Lob City last year.
Adrian Peterson doesn’t get all bent out of shape when there’s speculation that he used performance enhancing drugs. He’s flattered by it, actually.
Ndamukong Suh says his game isn't just about brute strength anymore, and that he's becoming a smarter player
The DEA caught up to AAU basketball talent broker Curtis Malone on heroin distribution charges.
Big Sean says he hasn't seen a Hip-Hop song cause as big a stir as "Control" in years.
Big K.R.I.T. responded to Kendrick Lamar's verse in "Control" by thanking him for the promotion. K.R.I.T. says rap is a gladiator sport
Nas and J.Cole discuss the comparisons to each other.
Juicy J thought the "Bandz A Make Her Dance" beat was made for a love song, and said he went back to handing out his own mixtapes.
Here's the Pro Era Crew with "Summer Knights Under The Influence Of Music Tour Pt. 1."
DID YOU REALIZE
The Brookings Institution is releasing a study today that takes a look at immigration initiatives for people ages 15 to 30 years old, which shows nearly three quarters of applicants seeking temporary reprieve from deportation have lived in the United States for at least a decade. Most of the applicants in the past year were under 21, and a third were younger than 19.
Evidence suggests that the effects of common prescription sleep medicines can linger into the next day, so the Food and Drug Administration is looking into the possible links between the medicines and car accidents. So much is made about drinking and driving or being under the influence of illegal drugs, but the stuff you get from doctors and sometimes over the counter are just as dangerous, if not worse.
Despite the city filing the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history, Detroit has shown signs of improvement in the housing market. Home prices and property purchases by both individuals and institutions are rising, according to a study by Realtor.com that tracked the nation’s hottest housing markets between the second quarter of 2012 and the second quarter of 2013. Oakland has seen the biggest increase in its housing market over the past year.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta debunks the theory of marijuana being a “gateway drug” as it’s been propagandized for so many years, and he calls out America for its hypocrisy regarding the plant.
Two roommates of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev entered not guilty pleas to obstruction of justice charges.
EVERYTHING I AM
FAMU’s football squad named Trayvon Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, honorary captain of the team after he delivered an inspiring speech to them on Sunday. Martin will also perform the pregame coin toss in the season opener against Mississippi Valley State on Sept. 1st.
"[He] got a standing ovation from our guys,” head coach Earl Holmes told the Orlando Sentinel. “He talked about just persevering and told the guys to keep on pushing through the hard times. The message he shared with the kids was very positive and they were very responsive."
GOTTA HAVE IT
Check out Krayzie Bone and Pozition with "The Future."