UFC Fighter Leaves Behind Octagon To Join Israeli Army

Originally posted on CBS Las Vegas:

SAN JOSE, Cali. (CBS Las Vegas) – Fighting is a dangerous sport but Noad Lahat has made a commitment to rejoin his friends with the Israeli army, something that is far more dangerous as Israel battles the Palestinians in Gaza.

Lahat is an Israeli-born fighter and wants to go home and protect his family.

“I need to go home, just the thought of my grandma, she is more than 80 years old and had only 15 seconds to get to a shelter,” Lahat told CNN. “And I’m here safe.  It’s messed up.  I should be there helping them.”

Lahat will still fight Steven Siler on Saturday night in San Jose, but after that he will put his career on hold.

Lahat has already served three-and-a-half years in the army as part of a paratrooper unit. Both his parents are former generals.

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Was Stephen A. Smith Wrong For Suggesting Women Shouldn’t “Provoke” Abuse? [POLL]

Originally posted on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show:

Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game FiveStephen A. Smith has once again drawn the ire of the public by saying women shouldn’t provoke domestic violence in his defense of Ray Rice.

Many people are shocked that the NFL is only making Ray sit out of two games and pay a fine after video of him beating his then-girlfriend at an Atlantic City casino came out.

In a now infamous speech on ESPN’s “First Take,” Stephen shared his opinion that it takes two to tango. Apparently, women should accept some responsibility in their own beatings.

“We keep talking about the guys. We know you have no business putting your hands on a woman. I don’t know how many times I got to reiterate that,” said Stephen, who shared some advice that he’s given women in his family over the years. “Let’s make sure we don’t do anything to provoke wrong actions.”

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‘RHONJ’ Recap: Teresa Giudice Cries About Husband’s Possible Jail Time

Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

On the July 27. episode of ‘RHONJ,’ things heat up when Amber talks behind Nicole’s back to Melissa. Meanwhile, Dina and Teresa have an emotional night where a psychic predicts that Joe might be heading to jail after all. Read on for all the details.

Things have been pretty calm so far this season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but that’s about to change. Amber Marchese and Melissa Gorga go way back, but their newly rekindled friendship is already in trouble after Melissa repeats what Amber told her about new cast member, Nicole Napolitano. The pot has officially been stirred!

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Zach LaVine throws down some crazy dunks at Seattle Pro-Am (VIDEO)

Originally posted on ProBasketballTalk:

The 2015 Slam Dunk Contest might already belong to newly-drafted Zach LaVine, and we have no idea who else might even participate.

LaVine demonstrated a wide variety of dunking skills at Jamal Crawford’s Pro-Am in Seattle this weekend, and while Timberwolves fans can’t be happy about Kevin Love forcing his way out of town, at least they should have plenty of acrobatic finishes to look forward to now that LaVine is on the roster.

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