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Artist Behind Viral Tom Brady Sketch Might Sell Her Infamous Drawing

Tom Brady Deflate Gate Trial
NY District Court Tom Brady appears in United States District Court on Aug. 12, 2015.

"This isn't a normal sketch I'm selling to some assistant U.S. Attorney"

A viral courtroom sketch of Tom Brady may soon land in the hands of one of two dozen interested buyers.

Artist Jane Rosenberg, whose depiction of the NFL star during a “Deflategate” hearing last week drew comparisons to Voldemort, E.T., Gollum and Lurch, told the New York Daily News on Tuesday that she’s mulling over selling the infamous sketch.

“I have not decided what I’m going to do with it. I don’t have a clue what it’s truly worth. This isn’t a normal sketch I’m selling to some assistant U.S. Attorney,” Rosenberg said. “It might be a different arena entirely — sports memorabilia.”

Among the interested buyers are The Sports Museum in Boston, which Rosenberg said had asked her to loan the sketch for a month. None of the potential buyers included dollar figures in their offers, she added.

Rosenberg, a veteran courtroom sketch artist who has drawn high-profile cases like the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, previously apologized for her depiction of Brady following waves of online mockery.

“I’m getting bad criticism that I made him look like Lurch,” Rosenberg said, referring to the Addams Family character. “And obviously I apologize to Tom Brady for not making him as good-looking as he is.”

TIME

Alex Morgan Is Fed Up With Women’s Soccer League Hotels

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Patrick Smith—Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 03: Forward Alex Morgan #13 of USA against Mexico during the second half of an International Friendly at RFK Stadium on September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The United Stated defeated Mexico 7-0. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Is a room without bed bugs or mold too much to ask for some of the world's best female athletes?

Stars: They’re just like us. Especially when it comes to being grossed out by bed bugs.

Last night, Alex Morgan and Christine Sinclair sent a few not-so-happy tweets to the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), according to Sports Illustrated. While Morgan’s tweet has since been deleted, Sinclair’s is still available for the world to see:

The two Portland Thorns Football Club players were staying in the Adams Mark Hotel in Kansas City, MO, technically a three-star hotel, but with only a 1.9/5 star rating on Google and a review by a recent guest calling it “ABSOLUTE GARBAGE!”

According to SI, Morgan’s tweet called out the NWSL for these conditions, implying that this wasn’t the first time the player had stayed in less-than-luxurious accommodations:

.@NWSL there’s no other way to address continuing problems. Hotels have been unacceptable. For ex. :Bed bugs/mold @ Adams Mark Hotel in KC.

The bed bug fiasco is just one example of the inequalities between male and female professional soccer players. As a simple point of comparison, the all-male New York City Football Club announced its partnership with the four-star Grand Hyatt back in March. No bed bugs have been found there…yet.

 

 

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TIME wrestling

Jon Stewart Will Host a Giant Wrestling Competition

"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" #JonVoyage
Brad Barket—Comedy Central/Getty Images Jon Stewart hosts "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" #JonVoyage on August 6, 2015 in New York City.

The former Daily Show host will appear at the Barclays Center on Sunday

Less than two weeks after Jon Stewart signed off from The Daily Show, we already know his next project: hosting WWE’s SummerSlam.

The wrestling event will not be Stewart’s first encounter with WWE; the comedian got into a faux-spat with heavyweight champion Seth Rollins on his show earlier this year, which culminated in an invitation to Monday Night Raw; Stewart ended up kicking Rollins in the groin.

According to the WWE, the wrestling extravaganza will feature the Undertaker facing Brock Lesnar in a grudge-fueled rematch.

 

SummerSlam will be a four-hour pay-per-view broadcast from Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center on Sunday.

TIME mma

This MMA Fighter Won a Title While 12 Weeks Pregnant

She didn't even know she was expecting

A Brazilian MMA fighter won a title belt earlier this year while three months pregnant — and had no idea until another three months had passed.

Kinberly Novaes said she made the discovery while training for an Aug. 21 fight and struggling to lose weight. She eventually decided to go to the doctor to see what the deal was. “We did a morphology ultrasound last week and the doctor said I’m 24 weeks pregnant, almost six months, and my baby is healthy and strong,” Novaes told MMAFighting.com.

“I was worried because I trained hard, fought, cut weight. I suffered a lot to make weight for my last fight, couldn’t dehydrate properly, and I was already training to fight again next week, but the doctor said everything is fine.”

Counting back, Novaes realized she was 12 weeks pregnant when she won the Noxii 115-pound title on May 17.

An MMA organization in Brazil called Noxii did not test Novaes before her May fight. Promotor Bruno Barros told MMAFighting.com that he did not request the test. “I didn’t even think about the possibility of a woman fighting while pregnant, going through a camp and dehydrating and everything,” he said.

Novaes will not be competing in August.

TIME College Sports

Labor Board Dismisses Ruling That Would Allow College Athletes to Unionize

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Jim Young—Reuters Officials from the National Labor Relations Board leave the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, Illinois, April 25, 2014.

Unionization could throw off the "competitive balance" between teams by setting different standards for practice, pay and other conditions, the ruling says

(CHICAGO) — The National Labor Relations Board on Monday threw out a historic ruling that gave Northwestern University football players the go-ahead to form the nation’s first college athletes’ union, saying the prospect of union and nonunion teams could throw off the competitive balance in college football.

The decision dismissed a March 2014 decision by a regional NLRB director in Chicago who said that the football players are effectively school employees and entitled to organize. Monday’s decision did not directly address the question of whether the players are employees.

“Although we do not decide the issue here, we acknowledge that whether such individuals meet the board’s test for employee status is a question that does not have an obvious answer,” the NLRB said.

The labor dispute goes to the heart of American college sports, where universities and conferences reap billions of dollars, mostly through broadcast contracts, by relying on amateurs who are not paid. In other countries, college sports are small-time club affairs, while elite youth athletes often turn pro as teens.

The unanimous ruling by the five-member National Labor Relations Board concludes that letting Northwestern football players unionize could lead to different standards at different schools — from the amount of money players receive to the amount of time they can practice. That would, it says, create the competitive imbalances.

The ruling applies to private schools like Northwestern, which is a member of the powerful Big Ten Conference. Public universities do not fall under the agency’s jurisdiction, though union activists have said they hope Northwestern’s example inspires unionization campaigns by athletes at state schools.

Northwestern became the focal point of the labor fight in January 2014, when a handful of football players called the NCAA a “dictatorship” and announced plans to form the first U.S. labor union for college athletes. Quarterback Kain Colter detailed the College Athletes Players Association at a news conference, flanked by leaders of the United Steelworkers union that has lent its organizing expertise and presumably will help bankroll the court fight.

Regional NLRB Director Peter Sung Ohr issued a stunning decision three months later, saying Northwestern football players who receive scholarships fit the definition of employees under federal law and therefore should be able to unionize. A month later, football players cast secret ballots on whether to unionize. Those ballots were sealed during the appeal and will now be destroyed.

Former Northwestern receiver Kyle Prater said he voted against the union proposal, saying that he and his teammates were well treated during their college years.

But, Prater, who now plays for the New Orleans Saints, said he still feels there are “some things as far as the NCAA that need to be more structured. And I think by what we did, our voice out there really helped get things going forward.”

He spoke Saturday from the team’s training camp in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Monday’s seven-page ruling cites federal law and contends that unionized football players at Northwestern would not promote the “uniformity” and “stability” between workers and management that it says is the goal of U.S. labor relations law.

While NLRB decisions are sometimes split, the three Democrats and two Republicans on the board all agreed.

Under U.S. law, an employee is regarded as someone who, among other things, receives compensation for a service and is under the direct control of managers. In Northwestern’s case, Ohr concluded coaches are equivalent to business managers and scholarships are a form of pay.

The ruling was welcome news for the NCAA, the dominant umbrella organization for U.S. college athletics. The NCAA has been under increasing scrutiny over its amateurism rules and has been in court fighting lawsuits from former athletes over everything from head injuries to revenue earned based on the use of their likenesses in video games.

The NCAA recently cleared the way for the five biggest conferences, including the Big Ten, to add player stipends to help athletes defray some of their expenses. Southeastern Conference schools, for example, will give some athletes $3,000 to $5,500 each on top of a scholarship that pays for tuition, room, board and books.

Northwestern, the Big Ten and the NCAA all argued against the unionization effort, saying that lumping college athletes into the same category as factory workers would transform amateur athletics for the worse. At one point, Northwestern administrators sent a document to players outlining potential pitfalls, noting that player strikes could lead to the spectacle of replacement players.

The specific goals of the players association, or CAPA, include guaranteeing coverage of sports-related medical expenses for current and former players, reducing head injuries.

TIME tennis

Tennis Star Novak Djokovic Complains of Pot-Smoking Spectator During Match

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Minas Panagiotakis—Getty Images Novak Djokovic of Serbia looks on against Jeremy Chardy of France during day six of the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The World No. 1 wasn't pleased, but laughed it off later

World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic had just won the first set of his semifinal against France’s Jeremy Chardy at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada — a match he would go on to win comfortably before losing Sunday’s final against Britain’s Andy Murray — when he complained to the chair umpire that someone was smoking marijuana in the stands.

“Someone is smoking weed, I can smell it, I’m getting dizzy,” Djokovic said, according to the BBC. The 28-year-old later told reporters that it wasn’t the first time in the tournament he had detected traces of the drug’s distinct smell in the air.

“Yesterday in the doubles match, today again. Somebody’s really enjoying his life around the tennis court,” he said jokingly, referring to his doubles encounter alongside fellow Serbian Janko Tipsarevic.

“Somebody is getting high,” a video uploaded to YouTube shows him telling the umpire as he sits down. “No, honestly. Smell it?” he adds when the official began laughing incredulously. “The whole stadium smells it.”

It appears that for some people, the high of watching one of the world’s best athletes battle it out on court just isn’t enough.

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TIME Surfing

Surfer and Shark-Attack Survivor Mick Fanning Ditches Yellow Board Over Safety Fears

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Kelly Cestari—World Surf League/Getty Images Mick Fanning of Australia won his first heat back in competition at the Billabong Pro Tahiti after his shark encounter in South Africa four weeks ago in Teahupo'o, French Polynesia, on August 15, 2015.

Some divers call the color "yum yum yellow" for its ability to attract sharks

Australian surfer Mick Fanning—who made headlines around the world last month after he fended off a shark attack in South Africa’s Jeffreys Bay on live television—was back in competition for the first time since that incident this weekend, but without his trusty yellow surfboard.

After hearing that some divers called the color of his old board “yum yum yellow” because it is thought to attract sharks, Fanning opted to swap his yellow board for blue and black one, Australian news portal news.com.au reports.

“To tell you the truth, I didn’t know exactly what was going to go through my head,” Fanning said in a videoblog entry posted online, describing the mild nerves he experienced before his return to competition. But after winning his first heat at Teahupo’o, French Polynesia, he said it felt “just like any other game day really.”

With a successful return behind him, Fanning now wants to focus on winning his fourth world championship. “There’s been so much hype about the incident in J-Bay and so much media attention,” Fanning told news.com.au. “And I just want to move on.”

[news.com.au]

TIME athletics

World Athletics Governing Body Denies It Blocked Publication of Doping Study

Lamine Diack, Thomas Bach
Joshua Paul—AP An image of International Association of Athletics Federations President Lamine Diack speaking is shown above International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, center, and others on the stage during the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Aug. 3, 2015

The IAAF says it has "never vetoed publication of this article"

(MONACO) — The governing body of track and field has denied accusations that it suppressed the publication of a study in which a third of top athletes surveyed admitted to using banned performance-enhancing techniques.

British newspaper The Sunday Times claimed that the authors of the survey say the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) blocked publication of the study, conducted at the 2011 world championship in Daegu, South Korea. The newspaper says the survey concluded that 29-34 percent of 1,800 competitors at the championships had violated anti-doping rules in the previous 12 months.

The IAAF says it has “never vetoed publication of this article” and that it had “serious reservations as to the interpretation of the results made by the research group,” which was from the University of Tubingen in Germany.

TIME golf

Jason Day Shows Major Mettle and Wins PGA Championship

SHEBOYGAN, WI - AUGUST 16: Jason Day of Australia reacts to a missed eagle putt on the16th green during the final round of the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on August 16, 2015 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Jamie Squire—Getty Images Jason Day of Australia reacts to a missed eagle putt on the16th green during the final round of the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wis., on Aug. 16, 2015.

He broke Tiger Woods' major championship record for most strokes under par

(SHEBOYGAN, Wis.)—A year of major heartache ended with Jason Day breaking through in a major way Sunday at the PGA Championship.

With at least a share of the 54-hole lead for the third straight major, Day never gave Jordan Spieth or anyone else much of a chance at Whistling Straits. He closed with a 5-under 67 for a three-shot victory and broke Tiger Woods’ major championship record for most strokes under par by finishing at 20 under.

In tears before tapping in for par, Day hugged his son and wife and then Spieth, who earned a small consolation prize with his runner-up finish. Spieth moved to No. 1 in the world, ending the one-year reign of Rory McIlroy.

“I didn’t expect I was going to cry,” Day said. “A lot of emotion has come out because I’ve been so close so many times and fallen short. To be able to play the way I did today, especially with Jordan in my group, I could tell that he was the favorite. Just to be able to finish the way I did was amazing.”

What a journey for the 27-year Australian.

He understood hard times as a youth when his father died of cancer when Day was 12. For all his talent, he was questioned for winning only one tournament in five years on the PGA Tour. With a share of the lead at the U.S. Open and British Open, he had to watch someone else celebrate.

Not on this day. Not even close.

Day started the final round with a two-shot lead and no one got any closer than that the entire day. His lone shaky moment came at the end of the front nine, when he made his first bogey on No. 8 and then chunked a wedge from the fairway on No. 9. But he saved par with an 8-foot putt and was on his way.

And he knew it at the end.

With a three-shot lead on the par-5 16th, Day hit a high draw onto the green, bit his lower lip and swatted longtime coach and caddie Colin Swatton in the arm. That two-putt birdie took him to 20 under, and two pars sealed the victory.

Woods finished at 19 under when he won the 2000 British Open at St. Andrews.

Spieth was chasing history again — Woods and Ben Hogan are the only two players to win three majors in the same season — but the Masters and U.S. Open champion had a tougher time chasing Day.

The 22-year-old Texan missed a pair of birdie putts early on the back nine, and he struggled with his driver on the front nine. But he’s not sure it would have mattered. Day wasn’t going to let this chance get a way, and everyone knew it.

“It was Jason’s day,” he said. “He played like he’d won seven or eight majors. He took it back. He wailed on it. It was a stripe show.”

Spieth set a record of his own. By closing with a 68, he set a record by playing the four majors in 54-under par, breaking by one the mark that Woods set in 2000. The difference is that Woods won two majors by a combined 23 shots.

That also speaks to the depth of golf in this generation, and Day is the latest example. He moved to No. 3 in the world, meaning the top four in the world are all under 27 and have combined to win five of the last six majors.

It starts with Spieth, the second-youngest player behind Woods to reach No. 1. Spieth got there in his 77th start as a pro. Woods was 21 when he became No. 1 for the first time in just his 21st tournament.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” Spieth said. “So much work has been put in. What a year it’s been.”

Branden Grace of South Africa had another mistake on the back nine in a major that cost him. Grace was tied for the lead at the U.S. Open when he hit his tee shot on the railroad tracks and out-of-bounds at Chambers Bay. This time, he was two shots behind when he went long of the 10th green and made double bogey. He closed with a 69 and finished third, five shots behind.

Justin Rose got within two shots until making a double bogey for the third straight day. He closed with a 70 and finished fourth.

Day faced enormous pressure of having a lead for the first time going into the final round, trying to avoid becoming the first player since the PGA Championship went to stroke play in 1958 to have at least a share of the 54-hole lead in three straight majors without winning.

It sure didn’t show.

“There wasn’t a whole lot I could have done today,” Spieth said.

Day won for the third time this year on the PGA Tour — one behind Spieth — and sixth time in his career.

McIlroy made a solid return from an ankle injury that kept him out since the U.S. Open. He had a 68-69 weekend and finished 17th, though it wasn’t enough to stay No. 1

“Honestly, the way Jordan has been playing and the way I haven’t played much this year … if he does go to No. 1 today, it’s very deservedly so,” McIlroy said. “I know the golf you have to play to get to that spot, and it has been impressive this year.”

TIME Baseball

Minor League Baseball Player Comes Out as Gay

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Larry Goren—AP David Denson of the AZL Brewers during a game against the AZL White Sox at the Maryvale Baseball Complex on July 11, 2014 in Phoenix.

"It was nice to know my teammates see me for who I am, not my sexuality"

(MILWAUKEE) — A minor league player for the Milwaukee Brewers has become the first openly gay player on a team affiliated with Major League Baseball.

David Denson, with the help of former major leaguer Billy Bean, reached out to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to tell his story.

The 20-year-old first baseman plays for the Helena Brewers in the rookie Pioneer League. Bean, Major League Baseball’s first Ambassador for Inclusion, disclosed he is gay after his playing career.

“Talking with my teammates, they gave me the confidence I needed, coming out to them,” Denson told the newspaper. “They said, “You’re still our teammate. You’re still our brother. We kind of had an idea, but your sexuality has nothing to do with your ability. You’re still a ballplayer at the end of the day. We don’t treat you any different. We’ve got your back.’

“That was a giant relief for me. I never wanted to feel like I was forcing it on them. It just happened. The outcome was amazing. It was nice to know my teammates see me for who I am, not my sexuality.”

On Sunday, the Brewers lauded Denson as a “highly respected member” of the Brewers family and “a very courageous young man.”

General manager Doug Melvin added in the statement: “Our goal for David is to help develop him into a major league player, just as it is for any player in our system, and we will continue to support him in every way as he chases that dream.”

In June, pitcher Sean Conroy of the Sonoma Stompers of the independent Pacific Association, revealed he is gay. The Pacific Association is not affiliated with Major League Baseball.

Denson was selected by the Brewers in the 15th round in 2013 after playing for South Hills High School in West Covina, California. He spent last season with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in the Class A Midwest League, hitting .243 with four homers and 29 RBIs in 68 games. He started this season with Wisconsin, hitting .195 with one homer and eight RBIs in 24 games before being sent to Helena. In 42 games with the Montana team, he’s hitting .245 with four homers and 18 RBIs.

On Saturday night in a doubleheader at Idaho Falls, Denson was 1 for 3 in a 6-1, seven-inning loss and 0 for 5 with an RBI in an 8-7 loss in nine innings.

“It’s a lot to take in right now,” Denson told the Idaho Falls Post-Register. “I’m a ball player first. That’s what I’m focusing on.”

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