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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, 74, was admitted to a Phoenix hospital on Thursday where he remains in serious condition.
Ali is reportedly being treated for respiratory problems.
Ali’s treatment could also be complicated by symptoms of Parkinson’s, the debilitating disease from which he has suffered for more than 30 years.
On May 2, Gary Radnich started to read a story about LeBron James starring in Space Jam, but got stuck on the fact Heenan had already done the story.
“How long we been friends? 23 years,” Radnich said to Heenan.
“I didn’t know you were going to do it,” Heenan replied.
Pete Rose has been accused of statutory rape by John Dowd a former MLB Investigator.
The investigator who collected the evidence that proved Pete Rose bet on baseball as he managed the Cincinnati Reds is now accusing the baseball hit king of statutory rape.
John Dowd, 74, whose 1989 report on Rose’s gambling habits led to a lifetime banishment from professional baseball, claimed in a recently surfaced interview with West Chester radio station WCHE that Rose would entertain young girls during spring training.
Caitlyn Jenner would like nothing more than to have his entire family by her side when she receives the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards Wednesday night.
Ex-wives Chrystie Crownover, Linda Thompson and Kris Jenner are excluded in the invite!
According to sources… Caitlyn wants her mother, sister and biological and step kids Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall and Kylie. Brody, Burt and Cassandra and Brandon.
Rob Kardashian has also been invited…however, he’s struggling with his own issues and is not expected to attend. Brody Jenner’s wife Leah is about to give birth… Therefore, he may be unable to attend.
Dallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick claims that he’s a victim violence.
The 28-year-old NFL cornerback has filed for a restraining order against his ex-fiancé and Basketball Wives LA star Draya Michele.
Scandrick alleges that Michele has terrorized him and blasted him with pepper spray.
Earlier this month, weeks after their highly-publicized engagement, Orlando Scandrick and Draya Michele are calling it quits.
In an interview with TMZ.com, Scandrick told the gossip website that he may have been too speedy in purchasing the 6-carat cushion cut diamond for his 30-year-old on-again, off-again girlfriend of two years.
Ricky Carmichael is a triple threat — he tears it up in NASCAR, Motocross and Supercross.
Perhaps this is why, as the American Motorcyclist Association points out, Carmichael is so often referred to as the GOAT, or Greatest of All Time. His secret, outside of his natural talent, is taking on new challenges to keep boredom and complacency at bay. He also takes care to prevent injury. This ambitious, yet practical approach to racing underscores just why Carmichael’s legacy has endured nearly two decades and why, barring catastrophe, his career success will likely continue for years to come.
Carmichael’s Successful Motocross Career
Ricky Carmichael has had a wonderfully long motorcycle racing career, having started racing professionally in 1997. Although he also began racing Supercross at a young age, he initially proved more successful in the realm of Motocross. Labeled the No. 1 Motocross competitor in the world by Racer X, Carmichael easily earned the distinction through numerous championship titles. Following his brief pursuit of race car driving between 2009 and 2011, he returned to Motocross, eager to re-establish himself as the reigning champ. While doing so, Carmichael also sought to lengthen his racing career by keeping in top physical shape and taking advantage of the best motorcycle safety gear. As he said in an interview with Cycle World, “Safety is always my number-one concern.”
Forays into Supercross
Supercross shares similarities with Motocross, but Supercross tracks offer a higher level of difficulty. While courses tend to be slower, racers have greater technical skill. Often, Motocross racers find themselves moving into the realm of Supercross as they seek new challenges. Such was the case for Ricky Carmichael, who quickly displayed just as much promise in his new sport. As Cycle News points out, Carmichael managed to snag five Monster Energy Supercross championships, an accomplishment attributed to great sportsmanship and an even greater work ethic.
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Brief Transition To NASCAR
Switching from Motocross to Supercross, and vice versa, remains quite common among racers. A complete transition to the world of race car driving proves far less typical. Always up for a challenge, Carmichael decided to show the world that he could be a true triple threat. After training under the expertise of Mark Martin, Carmichael competed in the Camping World East Series, the Toyota All-Star Showdown, and ultimately, as a part of Kevin Harvick’s team for the 2009 Sprint Cup Series. Unfortunately, Carmichael found victory harder to achieve as a NASCAR racer. He eventually opted for a return to Motocross and Supercross although, as informed USA Today Sports, he learned plenty about the business side of racing during his time with NASCAR. He hopes these lessons will help him secure new sponsors as he seeks to cement his comeback in motorcycle racing.
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