Sports fans, hello and welcome.
There’s action in abundance on the agenda this week and plenty for us to get through, so we won’t waste time with long and drawn out introductions.
You should all know the score by now. Watch the video above for the latest headlines or read on below if added fluff is what tickles your fancy. Enjoy.
Rams confirm Bailey shooting
The St. Louis Rams have confirmed that suspended wide receiver Stedman Bailey is in a stable but critical condition in hospital, having been shot during an incident late last night.
Rumours began to surface concerning the issue this morning, and the Rams have released a statement insisting they are gathering more information in order to provide updates to the fans.
Bailey is thought to have been in Miami Gardens in Florida when he was shot - we wish him a speedy recovery.
Alexander suspended for a year
Meanwhile, Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander has been suspended for an entire year for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
The Panthers are currently flying in the league and so won’t be hitting any panic buttons just yet. Word of Alexander’s ban, however, could certainly affect team morale moving forward.
Warriors set new record
On a brighter note, the Golden State Warriors set a new NBA record last night when they beat the Los Angeles Lakers to extend their perfect start to the season.
The Warriors currently boast a 16-0 record this term and bowled over Kobe Bryant and company by an 111-77 scoreline.
Hawks retire Mutombo's jersey
Lastly, the Atlanta Hawks retired former star Dikembe Mutombo’s No. 55 jersey last night in order to honor his entry into the league’s Hall of Fame.
Mutombo, who stands 7ft 2in tall, was a four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and featured for the NBA All-Stars a total of eight times during his career.
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