USA Beats Mexico 1-0, George Washington University Scoreboard Falls on Court, + More
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Oscar De La Hoya says he will run for United States president
Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya said on Tuesday that he plans to launch an unexpected bid for the United States presidency in 2020.
"It's real," the former six-weight world title holder and 1992 Olympic champion said, in response to growing rumors that he was preparing a bid for public office. De La Hoya was speaking at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where he is promoting Saturday's much-anticipated middleweight rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.
Raiders reportedly bringing back Martavis Bryant on a one-year deal 10 days after cutting him
Ten days after cutting him and a day after they got minimal production out of their wide receivers in a season-opening loss to the Rams, the Raiders are bringing back receiver Martavis Bryant. As first reported by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Bryantwill sign a one-year deal with Raiders on Tuesday and is expected to play against the Broncos on Sunday.
The Raiders re-signing him might indicate that they're confident Bryant won't be suspended this year. It also might not indicate anything at all. This entire situation is a strange one.
USA Beats Long-Time Soccer Rival Mexico 1-0
The U.S. men's national team beat its rival Mexico on Tuesday in Nashville in a friendly as both nations used young squads. It was a Tyler Adams second-half goal that gave the Americans the victory over their rival, who they failed to beat in the last round of World Cup qualifying. The first half didn't offer much, but things quickly got going in the second half.
It's a great win for the U.S. They get a nice win over its rival and create some really positive vibes in the process. Neither team was near its full strength of players with guys like Christian Pulisic, Jozy Altidore, Andres Guardado and Carlos Vela missing, but anytime you can beat your rival, it's a good thing.
The U.S. continues playing friendlies next month against Colombia and Peru.
Falcons place Pro Bowl linebacker Deion Jones on injured reserve, expect him back this season
The Falcons' ugly season-opening loss to the Eagles has somehow gotten even uglier five days later. After already losing Pro Bowl safety Keanu Neal to a season-ending knee injury that was sustained during the game, the Falcons placed Pro Bowl linebacker Deion Jones on injured reserve on Tuesday with a foot injury that will require a procedure.
That's the bad news. The good news is that the Falcons believe Jones will return later this season.
Kyrie Irving injury update: Celtics star looks 'amazing' in 5-on-5 scrimmage involving Kevin Durant, James Harden
Kyrie Irving played his last NBA game on March 11 before being sidelined with left knee pain, which ultimately required two surgeries -- the first being a removal of a tension wire, and the second to remove screws from a 2015 procedure.
After a months-long recovery process, though, Irving appears to be back at full strength. Video that surfaced on Monday shows Irving competing in a five-on-five scrimmage along with Kevin Durant, James Harden and several Miami Heat players at American Airlines Arena in Miami. It's slightly ahead of his expected recovery date, too.
George Washington's hanging video scoreboard falls onto the basketball court
The massive hanging scoreboard above the George Washington University basketball court no longer hangs above that court. That's because it fell to the floor on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the university, the scoreboard structure at Charles E. Smith Center was undergoing maintenance when it dropped unexpectedly from a lowered position just above the floor. Luckily, nobody was injured in the incident. It's currently unknown how much damage was caused by the fall.
Saint Louis freshman Carte'Are Gordon shatters backboard dunking in practice
Saint Louis freshman Carte'Are Gordon has yet to play a minute for Travis Ford and the Billikens, but he's already drawing comparisons to legendary big men Bryant Reeves and Shaquille O'Neal after shattering the backboard glass in practice this week.
Gordon, who was ranked as a four-star prospect in the Class of 2018, made his presence known in style by jamming one home and getting showered with glass in return.
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