Rodney King Beats Cop (Boxing Match)

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Rodney King won this round against cops unanimously.

The 44-year old whose beating at the hands of white LAPD officers who were later acquitted sparked deadly race riots in Los Angeles nearly two decades ago was the unanimous winner in a celebrity boxing match outside of Philadelphia.

“This is a new chapter in my life,” King said after the fight, according to a statement. “I am sober, fit and now a winner.”

King took on ex-cop Simon “The Renegade” Aouad, 31, at the Philadelphia Airport Ramada Inn in three rounds and drew a crowd of about 500 fans, according to the New York Post.

The 6-foot, 215-pound tattooed Aouad, who worked as an officer outside of Philly, came to the fight with a 36-0 record and 34 knock outs. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound King trained for the fight by sparring, hitting bags and jumping rope, according to the Post.

“I know some people will see the irony here. … But I would have fought anyone who was worthy,” King said before the fight. “I take this very seriously. Never felt better, physically and in the mind.”

The three-round match was sponsored by Celebrity Boxing.

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Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki’s ex going to prison.

A former girlfriend of Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for violating probation.

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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Cristal Taylor admitted in court on Monday that she failed to check in with her probation officer in a 12-year-old forgery and theft case. She also acknowledged being arrested twice in Texas in 2000 for misdemeanors.

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The 38-year-old St. Louis-area native has said she planned to marry Nowitzki and was pregnant with his child. A Texas judge last month ordered Taylor to undergo a paternity test to determine the father, and Nowitzki is seeking sole custody of the child.

Michael Beasley in Rehab.

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Michael Beasley, star forward for the Miami Heat NBA team, checked into a Houston rehabilitation hospital this weekend, for what is being reported as substance abuse and depression issues. He will apparently stay for at least 30 days and spend time with John Lucas, a well-known former NBA player and coach who works with troubled players.

What makes Beasley’s breakdown unique though, is that his admission to rehab was preceded by a series of very disturbing Twitter posts, two deletions of his Twitter account, and a TwitPic that reveals suspicious bags on a table in the background.

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Chad “OchoCinco” Johnson kicks in extra point video

Last month, Cincinnati Bengals Wide Receiver Chad Ochocinco tweeted that he would kick from the end zone at some point during this year’s football season.

In last night’s game, Chad Johnson (OCHOCINCO), kicked in a field goal against the New England Patriots for an extra point because Bengals kicker Shayne Graham was injured.

OchoCinco, a huge fan for soccer not known for his football kicking skills, shows that he can put extra points in when necessary.