Monthly Archives: February 2017

‘More Than A Headache (Soccer)’

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“Former Liverpool striker Ian St. John has called on football’s leaders to look after former professionals who have dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The 78-year-old ex-Scotland international says several of his old team-mates are affected.

“He believes it is as the result of heading heavy footballs in the 1950s and ’60s. Continue reading ‘More Than A Headache (Soccer)’

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‘Marijuana and the NBA’

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“Former NBA player Stephen Jackson says he occasionally smoked marijuana before playing in games.

“Jackson’s admission came on the “I Am Rapaport: Stereo Podcast” hosted by actor Michael Rapaport.

“I just gotta be real, you know, it’s been a couple games where I smoked before games and had great games,” Jackson said on the podcast, which was posted Friday. “It’s been some games where I smoked before the game and was on the bench after three minutes sitting on the sideline, ‘Please calm down. This high has to calm down’ — I done shot three shots that went over the backboard, like, I’m going to be honest, like, ‘Ahh, I gotta calm down.'” Continue reading ‘Marijuana and the NBA’