Tag: Career

‘PUBLICITY STUNT’: Chicago police say staged attack was meant to further Jussie Smollett’s career

CHICAGO — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago’s police superintendent said Thursday. Before the attack, Smollett also sent a letter that threatened him to the studio in Chicago where “Empire” is shot, Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.…

How an 0-for-45 slump shaped Craig Counsell’s managerial career

7:00 AM ET MILWAUKEE — It was right around the time current Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell was in a record 0-for-45 streak at the plate that he was approached by general manager Doug Melvin about his post-playing career plans. Counsell, who was 40 at the time, had seen his numbers plummet, and he realized…

Inside the hit that defined Brian Dawkins’ Hall of Fame career

5:18 AM ET Editor’s note: This is part of a week-long look at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018, focusing on plays, moments or defining characteristics of the inductees. Brian Dawkins’ ferocious hit on Alge Crumpler during the NFC Championship Game following the 2004 regular season between the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta…

Nance has career night in first start with Cavs

4:23 AM ET CLEVELAND — Following Larry Nance Jr.’s career night in his first-ever start with the Cavaliers in a 112-90 rout of the Detroit Pistons on Monday, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Nance will remain the team’s starting center for at least the next two weeks while Tristan Thompson recovers from a sprained right…