Devin Funchess Is The New No. 1 WR And Gardner Says He ‘Can Probably Be The Best Receiver To Ever Play’ At Michigan

Originally posted on WCHB-AM: NewsTalk 1200:

Appalachian v MichiganAbout an hour before Michigan opened up the season against Appalachian State on Saturday, Michigan announced that wide receiver Devin Funchess had decided to change his number to No. 1 after wearing No. 87 last season. Although this number change represents his third number change in three years at Michigan, Funchess stated that while he was honored to have worn the number 87, he now wanted the follow the path of the great receivers before him.

“It was an incredible honor to be selected to wear the number 87 Legends Jersey in honor of Ron Kramer.” said Funchess. “I spoke with his son, Kurt, and many of my teammates before I decided to change my number and they were all unbelievably supportive. Ron Kramer was the best tight end in Michigan history, and I think his number should be worn by someone playing that position. Moving strictly to wide receiver…

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‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ recap: season 3, reunion part 2

Originally posted on Radio and TV Talk:

Stevie J and Joseline before the craziness began. CREDIT: VH1

Stevie J and Joseline before the craziness began. CREDIT: VH1

We finally get the see the mayhem in full with Joseline unleashed like the Incredible Hulk-ette.

After Benzino‘s crack about cocaine, she and Stevie J attack Althea (on stage), then Tammy Rivera (tries to punch her, pulls off her ponytail) then Mimi Faust (serious hair pulling on the stairs). Even Waka’s mom Deb Antney gets caught in the middle of the Tammy fight. “She came up like Herucules,” Deb says. “We were not dealing with a human at the time.”

While Joseline creates most of the damage, Stevie, Benzino and Althea yell a lot and get held back by security. And Tammy at one point grabs some bottles to go after Joseline but the security folks hold her back as well.

I can see why the others thought Joseline was given too much rope. With all that security, how…

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‘KUWTK’ Finale: Rob Kardashian Ditches Kim Kardashian’s Wedding

Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

In the dramatic season finale of ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians,’ Rob leaves right before his sister Kim’s wedding to Kanye West after he reads hurtful comments online about his weight. Do you think Rob should have stayed?

On the finale episode of KUWTK, which aired on September 1, Rob Kardashian leaves Europe on the day of sister Kim Kardashians wedding to Kanye West. Through Scott Disick and Kim, we learn Rob doesn’t feel comfortable being at the festivities. Though Kim says she feels sad for him, she also admits she doesn’t want to talk or think about Rob on her big day. What would YOU do if your brother didn’t come to your wedding?

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Raiders tab rookie Derek Carr as starting QB

Originally posted on KFWB 980:

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season.

Coach Dennis Allen announced Monday that Carr would be the starter for the foreseeable future ahead of Matt Schaub, who struggled in the preseason and has been hampered by a sore elbow.

“We’ve seen signs of Derek Carr’s development from the day he stepped on campus here to where he is at right now,” Allen said. “We’ve seen him grow by leaps and bounds and I think he’s ready to accept the challenge.”

Schaub was anointed starter after being acquired in a trade from Houston in March but has been outplayed by Carr all summer. Carr solidified the starting job by throwing three touchdown passes and leading the Raiders to the end zone four times in as many…

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Derrick Rose after first back-to-back in years: “I’m feeling good right now”

Originally posted on ProBasketballTalk:

Predicting how Derrick Rose’s knees will respond come December or the playoffs based on the sample of a couple Team USA scrimmages or one World Cup back-to-back is exactly why the phrase “small sample size theater” was invented. We don’t have nearly enough information yet. We don’t know.

All we really know is he’s shown flashes of his vintage self, then there was Sunday’s game against Turkey — Rose’s first back-to-back since about Thanksgiving — and he wasn’t as aggressive or explosive. Too early to draw broad conclusions from either one of those yet, but they are out there.

Of course, Rose says he’s fine. What else would you expect? Here are the latest Rose quotes via Marc Stein of ESPN direct from Spain.

“I’m just trying to put that behind me,” Rose said of any trepidation he’s feeling as he ramps up his comeback from the two devastating injuries…

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Trial Scheduled For Man Shot, Paralyzed During Police Confrontation

Originally posted on CBS Pittsburgh:

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Opening arguments are expected Tuesday morning in the trial of a man who was shot and paralyzed during a traffic stop with Pittsburgh Police.

Police dash cam video captured the police stop in Highland Park in 2012.

Officers pulled over Leon Ford Junior of Shaler for speeding, but officers also believed he may have been someone else who had been arrested before on firearms charges.

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Eventually, police ordered Ford out of the car. When he refused, police tried to pull him out. Instead, he pulled away and that led to gunfire.

Ford was paralyzed as result.

At a rally in March, Ford said: “It hurts that this happened to me. It hurts that I have to wake up and realize I’m in a wheelchair every day.”

Ford maintains he drove off because he was scared.

Officers say they thought he was reaching…

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