Vick 60 Minutes FootballMichael Vick: ‘I Deserved to Lose the $130 Million’
In his first interview since being released from federal prison and conditionally reinstated in the NFL, former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick admitted he didn’t stand up to his peers, talked about disappointing team owner Arthur Blank, and said he’d earned his fall from grace. “I deserved to lose the $130 million,” Vick told CBS commentator James Brown during the interview that aired on the Sunday night TV news journal 60 Minutes. “Why would a guy who was making a $130 million … on the flip side … killing dogs … he don’t deserve it.” Just two years ago, Vick was the highest paid player in pro football, with the $130 million deal from the Falcons and endorsement contracts with Nike and Atlanta-based AirTran Airways, among others. (Continue Reading…)

Cole Feels ‘Remarkable’ with New Kidney
While she does not know who donated the kidney that potentially saved her life, Natalie Cole is on the mend and “really doing well,” the Grammy-winning singer said at Thursday’s Harold Pump Foundation Gala in Beverly Hills to honor Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Bill Russell. “It’s remarkable what a new kidney does to your life. I have no complaints. … I’m pretty amazed. I have been working on my stamina.” Cole, whose transplant surgery took place in May, says, “I just went to the doctor today. He is thrilled. I’m just really, really thankful. I’m thankful to the doctors, I’m thankful to the family that donated the kidney.” (Continue Reading…)

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt Shatters the 100-Meter World Record
In one of the most highly anticipated events at the World Athletics Championships, Usain Bolt of Jamaica won the gold medal in the men’s 100-meters on Sunday. It took Bolt just 9.58 seconds to assume the title of the “World’s Fastest Man”. Tyson Gay of the United States beat Bolt out of the blocks, but the Jamaican accelerated past the field and never looked back as he snapped the tape in a world record time in the final event. Bolt says he was confident going into the race. “For me it was all about just winning,” said Usain Bolt. “And I went out to execute and I won. And I got 9.5[8], so I’m just happy with myself.” (Continue Reading…)

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