kevin garnett & carmelo anthony

Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony

*New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has been suspended one game by the NBA following a confrontation with Boston Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett on Monday night, according to the Associated Press. Anthony and Garnett were involved in multiple arguments and physical play near the conclusion of a game that night and both received technical fouls. Anthony was less than enthused with Garnett’s choice of words following one exchange. Garnett reportedly said that Anthony’s wife, La La Vazquez, “tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios” and Anthony lost his cool. (Full story at theGrio)

junior seau

Junior Seau

*Junior Seau, one of the NFL’s best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday. Results of an NIH study of Seau’s brain revealed abnormalities consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). “The brain was independently evaluated by multiple experts, in a blind fashion,” said Dr. Russell Lonser, who oversaw the study. “We had the opportunity to get multiple experts involved in a way they wouldn’t be able to directly identify his tissue even if they knew he was one of the individuals studied.” (Read more at CBS News)