Tampa Bay keeps on winning: They beat the Cleveland Indians 4-0 in the Wild Card round to advance again. The Rays celebrated with more champagne, silly string and Pitbull. They'll face the Red Sox on Friday. 

 

San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner is changing his name to Donte Hitner, and will buy back any Whitner jerseys out there.

 

The Tampa Bay Bucs fined Josh Freeman $31,500, in part for giving an unauthorized interview to ESPN, and will consider suspending him.

 

Patrick Peterson says he's the best cornerback in the NFL.

 

John Harbaugh says the Ravens need to use Ray Rice in every way possible. 

 

The Yankees met with Joe Girardi in hopes of re-signing him for the next few seasons. 

 

LeBron James jersey's were the highest-selling in the NBA across the world. 

 

Dwight Howard reportedly beat James Harden in a blind free-throw contest. Visual evidence has yet to surface.

 

Kobe Bryant injury update: Kobe is back on the court, jogging and taking jumpers. 

 

The new GM of the Knicks, Steve Mills, says he won't bring back Isiah Thomas.

 

Alabama suspended safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix indefinitely for violating team rules. 

 

FIFA faces increasing pressure against it's plan to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter, though a decision could come this week.

 

Miami has another MLS suitor to rival David Beckham. 

 

FLASHING LIGHTS

 

A jury decided Michael Jackson's promoter was not guilty of any damages against MJ. The family was hoping for a major pay-day, up to $1.5 billion.

 

Shawn Carter partnered with Hublot.

 

Pusha T decodes "King Push."

 

Cypher season is back. Is Kendrick taking shots at Drake?

 

Nipsey Hussle and Dom Kennedy performed "Checc Me Out" from Hussle's upcoming mixtape, Crenshaw.

 

DID YOU REALIZE?

 

California legalized growing industrial hemp, though will request permission from the federal government first. 

 

Millions will be left uncovered by health insurance because states refused to expand Medicaid. 

 

The Federal government pressured Edward Snowden's secure email provider to give up his information, the company says.

 

Vladimir Putin was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. 

 

Many politicians are asking that their pay be withheld during the government shutdown, but the move is purely theater as they'll all get paid at some point anyway. 

 

GOTTA HAVE IT

 

Young Buck just got out of prison and he has some things to say. I recommend listening.