As one of the official sponsors of the NFL, CoverGirl created football-inspired makeup looks for every team, advertised with the slogan “Get Your Game Face On.” This weekend, the purple smoky eye inspired by the Baltimore Ravens got an unfortunate makeover. In the wake of the video revealing the team’s running back Ray Rice violently abusing his then-fiance, an airbrushed version showing the CoverGirl model with a now black and blue eye has gone viral. On top of its visual impact, it takes to task the poor way in which the NFL, and more specifically commissioner Roger Goodell, has addressed the issue of domestic violence. After thousands of tweets and Facebook shares this weekend, the image has been changed by journalist Adele Stanwith a new campaign message written across the top: “Boycott CoverGirl Official Sponsor of the NFL" until Roger Goodell is gone.” Trending hashtags this weekend included #GoodellMustGo and #BoycotttheNFL.
Mayweather remained unbeaten in 47 pro fights, drawing upon his 18 years of experience and frustrating Maidana the entire night. The fight was a marked contrast to their first bout in May, when Maidana roughed Mayweather up in a close fight.
Two ringside judges scored it 116-111 for Mayweather, while the third had it 115-112. The Associated Press had it 117-110.
“I felt sharper in the first fight, my rhythm was off,” Mayweather said. “I got hit with some shots tonight I shouldn’t have gotten hit with. But that comes with the sport.”
The fight was held up momentarily in the eighth round when Mayweather complained that Maidana bit him on the wrist while the two were tied up. Maidana was penalized for tripping Mayweather in the 10th round.
Mayweather complained long after the first fight in May that Maidana was a dirty fighter, and complained even more when Maidana seemed to try to hit him below the belt in a clinch in the eighth round, then apparently tried to bite him.
Mayweather immediately jumped back and gestured to referee Kenny Bayless that Maidana bit him on the wrist. He went to his corner and showed Bayless where the bite was, then went over to the Showtime announcers table to complain.
“He bit me!” Mayweather yelled.
Maidana would later be penalized a point for tackling Mayweather as he tried desperately to find something that would work against the undefeated champion.
By the end of the ninth round, though, Maidana was so out of sorts he went to the wrong corner when the bell rang.
“I thought I won the fight,” Maidana said.
Maidana didn’t win it because he spent many of the early rounds trying to figure out a way to get inside like he did the first fight in May. Mayweather kept him at a distance, circling around and landing left jabs and hooks, then scampering out of the way before Maidana could respond.
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The audio landscape in America today offers more choices for consumers and more types of programming than ever before. Everything from music and sports to talk radio, the variety of personalities and perspectives characterizes not just the diversity of radio content, but also the unique audiences—young and old—that are tuning in each day in markets large and small all across the country.
And when it comes to the large catalog of nationally-available content created each week by the 46 radio networks measured by Nielsen RADAR, the broad variety of programming offered appeals to many different generations, including some not traditionally associated with "network radio." These networks, which provide content across the U.S. on thousands of stations, are the focus of the latest Nielsen Audio Today report, which profiles the more than 181 million Americans (age 12 and older) who listen to network radio each week.
Millennials (consumers aged 18 to 34) account for more than a quarter of the national network radio listeners, as 51.1 million tune into a RADAR network every week. That’s more than Generation X (44 million) and Baby Boomers (43 million). In fact, compared to the national average for RADAR network radio listening, which reaches 68% of listeners, network radio reaches 70% of Millennial Americans.
And the strong representation from this demographic is good news for the radio industry. Despite their youth, more than seven in 10 (70.8%) Millennial network radio listeners have household incomes greater than $75,000 per year and 68.4% are college graduates.
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HOUSTON (AP) J.J. Watt stood to face the media Sunday after his first game since signing a six-year, $100 million contract.
A reporter started his question with: ''You know you don't have anything to prove,'' before Houston's star defender cut him off.
''What do you mean? I've got everything to prove,'' Watt said.
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a touchdown pass, rookie Alfred Blue blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown and Watt lived up to his massive new contract to help the Texans to a 17-6 win over Washington.
The victory is Houston's first since last Sept. 15 and snaps a 14-game skid.
The Texans led 7-6 after a 76-yard touchdown reception by DeAndre Hopkins in the second quarter. Blue blocked Washington's punt on the next drive, scooped it up and returned it five yards for a touchdown to push the lead to 14-6.
Watt signed his contract Monday and showed on Sunday that he isn't content to slow down after getting paid.
He had two tackles for losses including a sack, blocked an extra point, recovered a fumble and swatted down a pass. He also was credited with five hurries of Robert Griffin III.
''The goal is always to be underpaid,'' Watt said. ''You never want to be that guy that people say: `He got money and shut down.' So I want to go out there every single day ... and prove that I'm worth it.''
First overall pick Jadeveon Clowney had a tackle for a loss in the first half before leaving with a knee injury. It wasn't clear how Clowney was injured, but it happened late in the second quarter. O'Brien didn't provide much more information on Clowney's health after the game.
''They think it's a good prognosis so it looks like it's going to be OK,'' O'Brien said. ''He may miss some time, he may not. Who knows? So we'll know better as the week goes on.''
Griffin threw for 267 yards, but Washington was done in by two second-half fumbles.
A 42-yard field goal by Randy Bullock in the fourth quarter was the only score of the second half in a game that featured the NFL head coaching debut for both Washington's Jay Gruden and O'Brien.
''When games are so close, a couple of big plays are going to be the difference,'' Gruden said. ''We're going to be in a lot of those close games, so we have to figure out how to make them and how to stop them.''
Both teams got off to a slow start offensively, gaining just one first down apiece and punting a combined seven times in the first quarter.
Washington took the lead when Darrel Young scored on a 1-yard run about six minutes before halftime, but Watt blocked the extra point attempt to make it 6-0. That score was set up by a 21-yard run by Alfred Morris.
It didn't take the Texans long to erase the deficit when Fitzpatrick found Hopkins wide open before he juked Bacarri Rambo to finish the 76-yard score. Rambo is filling in for Brandon Meriweather, who was suspended for the first two games for a helmet-to-helmet hit.
Washington fumbled on consecutive plays in the third quarter. The first one came when Griffin bobbled a handoff to Morris, who dropped it before Watt pounced on it for the seventh recovery of his career.
The next error came when Griffin found Niles Paul, who had gotten in front of the defense, for a 48-yard pass. But D.J. Swearinger stripped the ball andKendrick Lewis recovered it at the 9-yard line. A thunderstorm started brewing outside as that play unfolded and a loud clap of thunder boomed through the stadium as Lewis jumped on the ball.
The Texans didn't take advantage of either of the fumbles. They punted after the first one and Arian Foster lost a fumble to end a long drive by Houston following the second one.
Washington was driving late when Watt knocked down a pass by Griffin on third down. They went for it on fourth down, but couldn't convert and the Texans ran out the clock.
Foster ran for 103 yards in his first action since offseason back surgery.
''I thought Arian got every inch that he could out of the running game,'' O'Brien said. ''He meant a lot to our team today.''
Fitzpatrick had 206 yards passing in his first game with the Texans, who traded away last year's opening day starter Matt Schaub to Oakland in the offseason.