Ahmad Khan Rahami, Suspect In Terrorist Bombing In New York & New Jersey, Arrested After Shootout
Ahmad Khan Rahami is suspected in bombings over the weekend in New York and New Jersey. He reportedly has been captured this morning in New Jersey after a shootout with police. One of the bombings, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, injured 29 people. He’s also suspected in incidents in Seaside Park, New Jersey and Elizabeth, New Jersey as well as for unexploded packages found in nearby areas. It is suspected he may be part of a terror cell working in the two states.
Los Angeles Rams Win Ugly Home Opener
The Los Angeles Rams have still not scored a touchdown since 1994. Surprisingly, they do have a recent win after beating the Seattle Seahawks 9-6 yesterday. The game marked the first home game in Los Angeles for the Rams after moving from St. Louis in the offseason.
91,046 fans were in attendance at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to see a pre-game concert by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the National Anthem sung by Cee-Lo Green, the football game and more.
That “more” of course included a fight, which is likely to be a frequent sight this season at Rams home games. This one features a Dad going a little overboard trying to get his son out of the way.
Fight at the rams game smh pic.twitter.com/cYN4uKLYRK
— King (@MichaelJordyn2) September 18, 2016
Celebrities were also in attendance, another sight likely to be repeated. LeBron James posted a picture on Instagram of himself and his son on the sideline with Rams owner Stan Kroenke. Part of the caption reads as follows:
Congrats to my guy Stan The Man aka Cool K on getting your first win today back in LA with your franchise!
We can only assume Stan really admires how Lebron screwed over Cleveland with “The Decision”. He, of course, doesn’t comprehend the whole “riding back in and becoming the hero” thing because he isn’t capable of emotions or being a decent human being.
There was also an incident outside the stadium where a portapotty was tipped over while a Rams fan was inside it. The caption on the Instagram says a Seahawks fan was the culprit, but who knows. Either way, tipping a porta potty over with someone inside it should result in being punched in the face pretty much every time.
James Corden, who would appear later in the evening at the Primetime Emmy awards, was at the game and danced with the Los Angeles Rams’ cheerleaders.
Roger Goodell Has Kind Words For St. Louis That No One Believes
Appearing in Minnesota to help open the team’s new $1.1 billion stadium, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke about the possibility of the Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas and mentioned St. Louis in a way no one believes.
“No market should lose their team once, let alone twice,” Goodell said. “I believe there’s a solution in Oakland.”
“You feel for St. Louis fans,” Goodell said. “That’s difficult. That’s why we work so hard for solutions to keep teams where they are.
“(We say to the communities), ‘This is what you have to try to get to,’ because you need to try to make sure this franchise continues to be successful.’
The words that come out of Roger Goodell’s mouth can be compared to what comes out of the back end of a bull or horse.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Coming To St. Louis
Speaking of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, they will be in St. Louis for a concert on January 18, 2017. The show, which will take place at Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis, is part of the band’s upcoming tour, The Getaway Tour.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday, September 23 at noon. Each ticket will include a copy of the band’s latest album.
Sully Beats Debuts, Takes Weekend Box Office
Sully made $22 million in its second weekend of release to take the weekend box office crown for the second weekend in a row. Blair Witch was the top debut movie of the weekend with a $9.65 million opening. Bridget Jones’s Baby made $8.24 million while Snowden opened with just more than $8 million.
Be sure to check back with RealLifeSTL on Thursday for my Weekend Movie Guide. The Magnificent Seven, Storks, The Dressmaker and Goat are among the films opening this weekend in theaters.
Missouri Tigers Lose Heartbreaker At Home To Georgia
Barry Odom, Drew Lock and the Missouri Tigers football team were not given much of a chance against the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday in Columbia. The Tigers surprised pretty much everyone outside the team, leading for much of the game before succumbing in a heartbreaking 28-27 loss. Sophomore quarterback Drew Lock completed 23 of 38 passes for 3 touchdowns, but also threw three interceptions. Junior receiver J’Mon Moore caught 8 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown, but was stripped of what could have been the winning touchdown in the final moments of the game.
Megan Rapinoe Facing Discipline From U.S. Soccer For Kneeling During National Anthem
Because U.S. Soccer is absolutely awful at handling women’s soccer and the U.S. Women’s National Team in general, Megan Rapinoe could be facing discipline for kneeling during the National Anthem for a second time over the weekend. She first knelt prior to a game with her club team, the Seattle Reign of the National Women’s Soccer League. Prior to the team’s next game, the opposing team played “The Star-Spangled Banner” while to players were still in the locker room to avoid allowing Rapinoe to stage her protest. After staging the protest during a game with the USWNT, U.S. Soccer issued a statement that read in part:
“As part of the privilege to represent your country, we have an expectation that our players and coaches will stand and honor our flag while the national anthem is played.”
Rapinoe’s protest in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, who has now been joined by several other NFL players in doing the same. Even if you disagree with the athletes on their protest and their reasoning, you have to realize that their right to do this is part of what makes America the greatest nation in the world.
Saint Louis FC Falls In Home Finale
6,004 fans packed World Wide Technology Soccer Park on Saturday night, the most in the club’s history. Unfortunately, Saint Louis FC fell 5-1 to rival Louisville City FC. The local side played down a man for most of the game as James Musa was given a straight red card in the games 35th minute.
The match was Saint Louis FC’s final home match of the 2016 USL season. The will close out the season on the road against Oklahoma City Energy FC next Saturday. This past weekend’s loss officially knocked the club out of contention for the playoffs in the USL East.
Striker Irvin Herrera still has a legitimate shot at winning the USL regular season Golden Boot as the leading scorer. Entering the final match of the season, Herrera has 14 goals. He trails Sean Okoli of FC Cincinnati and Jack McBean, each with 15 goals. Cincinnati has a final match remaining against Pittsburgh next Saturday while McBean hs been out of the USL for much on the season’s second half and is currently with Coventry City of England’s League One. His 15 goals came in 17 games for LA Galaxy II.
Okoli has played 28 games this season while Herrera has played 24.
Jimmy Kimmel, Rami Malek and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Highlights 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out last night with Jimmy Kimmel hosting the festivities. Among the winners were Rami Malek for his Mr. Robot role, Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep. Courtney B. Vance and Sarah Paulson were winners for their roles in The People v. O.J. Simpson while the limited series also won. Game of Thrones was the winner in the Drama series category.
Sarah Paulson was honored with the “Plus 1” award, which is definitely not an actual award, by Kimmel for bringing Marcia Clark as her guest. Paulson played the role of Clark in The People V. O.J. Simpson. She was also among the Best Dressed, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus gave an emotional speech while accepting her fifth consecutive award in the category. She revealed that her father passed away recently. Amid tears, she said said that she was thankful her liked her because “his opinion was the one that really mattered.” Watch the speech below.
In a lighter story, some Twitter users, who apparently can’t use Google, took to mourning the passing of Richard Dreyfus. Richard is actually still alive and not Julia’s father.
Kimmel opened the show with a montage that featured a parody of the infamous O.J. Simpson car chase that included appearances by the cast of Modern Family, James Corden, Jeb Bush and others.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Road to The Emmys
Mashable has a run-down of the best and worst moments from last night’s festivities.
You’ll also want to check out this video of Caleb McLaughlin, Millie Bobby Brown and Gaten Matarazzo from Stranger Things dancing and singing to Uptown Funk on-stage before the night’s telecast began.
Stranger Things kid dances to “Uptown Funk”
St. Louis Cardinals Stay In Postseason Hunt With Sunday Victory Over San Francisco Giants
Pitcher Alex Reyes was terrific yesterday for the St. Louis Cardinals in leading the team to an important 3-0 win over the San Francisco Giants. Reyes struck out 6 batters over 7 innings while allowing 4 hits. Aledmys Diaz provided the Cardinal runs necessary for the win when he hit a two-run homer in the top of the 3rd inning, scoring Matt Carpenter as well. Pinch hitter Jhonny Peralta provided the game’s other run in the eighth with a single that drove in Kolten Wong. The win gave the Cardinals a split in the four-game series in San Francisco.
The Cardinals now trailer the Giants by one game for the second National League Wild Card spot. The team begins a three-game series in Colorado tonight against the Rockies. Carlos Martinez, Adam Wainwright and Luke Weaver are scheduled to pitch for St. Louis.
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