When Jonathan “Tig” Willard (pictured) was driving from South Carolina to Tennessee on Tuesday to fight for a roster spot with Tennessee Titans, he noticed an SUV that had flames shooting from its rear. Inside the vehicle was a woman, her three young children and their dog.  Instead of picking up his cell phone and dialing […]

UPDATE 7/25/13 5:04 P.M., EST: The Kentucky Fillies Elite Track Club have surpassed their mark of $3,000, so they have more than enough money to travel to the AAU nationals in Detroit, Mich. For all of the NewsOne readers who contributed to the cause, thank you! ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Last summer, Tamika Townsend of Louisville, Ky., founded […]


The son of NFL great Lawrence Taylor was arrested in Georgia on Sunday on three counts of statutory rape, sodomy and child molestation, the New York Daily News reports. SEE ALSO: Mandela Grandson Expelled From Leadership Role Over Family Feud Lawrence Taylor Jr., 31, was jailed without bond in Powder Springs, just 25 miles northwest […]

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Former NFL player Terrell Owens (pictured) has reportedly paid off a lingering tax debt to the tune of $430,000 according to TMZ. Owens has seemingly been plagued with money problems since he was canned by the Philadelphia Eagles back in 2006. At the time, Owens had a seven-year, $49 million deal with the team. The […]

Former NBA player Gilbert Arenas (pictured) was arrested Thursday morning for transporting a “truckload” of illegal fireworks. The former Washington Wizards guard and current Chinese Basketball Association Shanghai Sharks player was charged with possession of illegal fireworks and speeding, according to TMZ. Arenas was reportedly speeding in a Ford pickup truck when he was stopped by the California […]


Tawanna Iverson claims her former husband, Allen Iverson, has abducted their five children and is asking the court to force the ex-NBA star to give them back. SEE ALSO: Allen Iverson is Broke, But Drives A Maybach TMZ reports that Tawanna just filed documents claiming that A.I. asked for permission to take their children on […]

Mix Martial Artist and kickboxer James Wilson (pictured) isn’t called “The Beast” for nothing. When he steps in to the ring — all 6’0 and 250 pounds of him — Wilson can take his opponents down in any number of ways: If he’s pinned against the cage inside of the octagon, Wilson can use his […]


Twerking has just hit the gridiron. Well, at least in the Legends (formerly Lingerie) Football League. During a game between the L.A. Temptation and the Seattle Mist Tuesday, the “Mist have the ball on a first-quarter drive. On second, Riki Creger-Zier pulls in hitch pass and takes it five yards for a first down before […]

There may not be a more unfiltered and passionate NBA player than Chicago Bulls standout point guard Derrick Rose (pictured). Hailing from the tough Englewood neighborhood, where many young Black men have perished due to gang violence, Rose remains a humble individual despite his lofty achievements. During an Adidas product launch that doubled as an inside […]

After a rocky start and tumultuous run, Lamar Odom and Dallas Mavericks officials reached an agreement Sunday to end their relationship, reports ESPN News. RELATED: Lamar Odom Skips The D-League, Returns To Mavs After 5 Deaths And Subpar Plays, Lamar Is “Dropped” From Mavericks The Mavericks and I have mutually agreed that it’s in the best […]

In an effort to make a slam dunk with its original online programming, Yahoo Sports is teaming with Electus and College Humor to produce Blindsided, a 10-part sports prank series featuring pro athletes that premieres on Jan. 19. SEE ALSO: Wanted: Celebs For Obama The series only slightly compares to MTV’s Punk’d. The program doesn’t […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is beginning the week by hosting the NBA world champion Dallas Mavericks at the White House. SEE ALSO: Teen Beaten Unconscious Over Bus Seat Obama, who roots regularly for the Chicago Bulls in his adopted home town, will congratulate the Mavericks for winning the 2011 championship title. He also […]