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Our top story today comes from the NFL and concerns Chris Johnson, the former New York Jets running back, who has started working out despite have a bullet still lodged in his shoulder.
In other news, the NBA playoffs got off to an entertaining start for the LA Clippers, while the Kansas City Royals suffered mass ejections against the A's, and the LA Galaxy needed a last gasp goal to beat Sporting KC in MLS.
CJ2K's Bullet Woes
But we start off with Chris Johnson, who is taking extraordinary to steps to try and make sure that he finds himself a team before the start of the 2015 NFL season. Johnson was let go by the Jets at the end of last season and the running back was shot in a drive by shooting that left one man dead.
According to a report from ProFootballTalk, the bullet that struck Johnson in the shoulder is still lodged in there! That is some dedication to trying to stay in the league from the 30-year old.
Johnson hasn’t drawn much interest since being cut by the Jets. After six straight 1,000-yard seasons, Johnson rushed for just 663 yards on 155 carries, averaging out to 4.3 yards per attempt. Hardly Jamaal Charles-esk numbers.
Over to the NBA now, where the playoffs got underway at the weekend. The Clippers took game one against the Spurs, despite Matt Barnes wrestling Aron Baynes into the crowd, while the Washington Wizards were the only away side to win, beating the Raptors in Toronto.
To Baseball now, where 5 Kansas City Royals were ejected from the game against the Oakland A's yesterday. Royals manager Ned Yost and pitching coach Dave Eiland were both ejected after Scott Kazmir hit Lorenzo Cain, while Kelvin Herrera, Alcides Escobar and a bench coach were thrown out after Herrera tried to throw at Brett Lawrie.
And finally to MLS, where the LA Galaxy snatched a win at the death against Sporting Kansas City. Baggio Husidic and Krisztian Nemeth exchanged goals in the first half, but Omar Gonzalez stepped up in stoppage time to net all three points for the Galaxy.
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