Hit the Nene: Free throws

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HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Rockets weren't happy to have squandered an 18-point lead, leaving them tied with Oklahoma City with just seconds left on Thursday night.
But they were proud of the plays they made at the end of the game to hang on for the win.
James Harden scored 26 points and Nene hit two free throws with 0.7 seconds remaining to lift the Rockets to their sixth straight victory, 118-116 over the Thunder.
''There's going to be some close games in the postseason where we'll have to figure ways to close them out, and it isn't always going to be us making shots and it being perfect,'' Harden said. ''We're going to have to get stops sometimes.''
Houston overcame Russell Westbrook's 49 points, though the star guard struggled down the stretch.
Harden found Nene right under the basket and he was fouled by Jerami Grant as he attempted a shot, setting up the winning free throws. Nene had a season-high 18 points for his 12th double-digit game this season.
''I saw two defenders guarding me and I saw Nene wide open,'' Harden said. ''No matter if it's the fourth quarter with three seconds to go or the first quarter with 10 minutes to go, I'm going to make that pass. And my teammates know that and he was prepared and ready for it.''
A pair of foul shots by Harden tied it with just under two minutes remaining. The teams combined to miss seven shots after that, with Westbrook missing three in that span, before Nene's free throws..

Osweiler to start Against the Raiders

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In a move that comes as somewhat of a surprise, Brock Osweiler will get the start at quarterback for the Texans’ upcoming playoff matchup with the Oakland Raiders. Tom Savage, who sustained a concussion Sunday against the Titans, has not been cleared to return.
"We have a lot of confidence that he will go out and play well for us,” head coach Bill O’Brien said of Osweiler.
Being relegated to a backup role helped Osweiler, according to O’Brien. O’Brien also noted that Osweiler played well against the Raiders the last time these teams faced each other. Osweiler completed 26 of 39 passes for 243 yards, one touchdown and one interception against Oakland in Mexico City in Week 11.
O’Brien said early in the week that the quarterback who would start against the Raiders should be the one taking practice reps during the week, according to Drew Dougherty of Texans TV. This put Savage’s status in doubt for the Wild Card round. Savage was not able able to clear the league’s concussion protocol to practice, clearing a path for Osweiler to get the start this week.
If Savage is able to clear the concussion protocol before the end of the week, he will serve as Osweiler’s backup for this game.
It will be the 26-year-old quarterback’s first opportunity to take the field in the NFL playoffs. Last year, Peyton Manning stole Osweiler’s only opportunity to play in late January, replacing the quarterback in Week 17 of the 2015 season and holding onto the starting gig throughout the playoffs. Manning, of course, led the Broncos to a Super Bowl championship.
These clearly aren’t ideal circumstances for the Texans who had hoped Savage would’ve been able to make the start. Osweiler has thrown 16 interceptions in 14 starts this season after signing a lucrative $72 million deal over the offseason.
That being said, this is a huge opportunity for the young quarterback to put his past behind him and make a name for himself by leading the Texans to their first playoff victory in five years.
At the very least, Osweiler probably can’t be any worse than Brian Hoyer was in the Texans’ 2015 playoff loss to the Chiefs. After all, Hoyer completed just 15 of 34 passes — with four interceptions — in the 30-0 loss. Hoyer’s passer rating in that game was a miserable 15.9.
A poor performance in the playoffs could lead to questions about Osweiler’s future with the Texans, as it has been pretty clear the team’s opinion of the quarterback has been changing in a major way. Osweiler hasn’t been good this season, but a strong performance could help the quarterback overcome his reputation as a free agency flub by Texans management.
Osweiler’s starting certainly isn’t great news for the Texans, but to be fair, things probably wouldn’t have been much better with Savage starting anyway. For a team looking to win its first playoff game in half a decade, this is a scary scenario for the Texans. But the Raiders are dealing with their own quarterback mess — Derek Carr is out with a broken fibula, and backup Matt McGloin injured his shoulder last Sunday.
The Raiders have not yet confirmed which quarterback will start, but it seems likely that it will be rookie Connor Cook behind center for Oakland. A home game against a banged-up Raiders team is a huge opportunity for Osweiler and the Texans to make up for past failures.

NEW MUSIC: The Seal Breakers

Music is an outburst of the soul. Music is what “Feelings” sound like. Music has the ability to convey that which cannot be expressed. Rising Urban Pop collective The Seal Breakers create musical murals with their songs. The group has a mature soul with a hip, young, contemporary attitude. The Seal Breakers approach every note with fearless class. With a dynamic vocal range and a no nonsense approach, The Seal Breakers are definitely on the rise.

Their music is both fun and fierce. It’s a tasteful mix of upbeat R&B/Pop tracks, smooth Top 40 ballads and moody, vulnerable songs that resonate with the heart of the listener. Eclectic, mesmerizing, and dynamic are the adjectives being used to describe the award winning trio. The crew won the award for Best R&B/Pop Group at the 2015 Underground Music Awards. The group is comprised of members Shea Butter, Paula Sheniece and TaGee Fontaine. The Seal Breakers have an international style. They describe their sound as “Hip-Pop-Soul.” Their unique crossover appeal ranks alongside contemporary stars like Rihanna, Chris Brown, Drake and Trey Songz. Equally important, The Seal Breakers have appeared on the immensely popular Lenny Green Show on WBLS 107.5FM and The ABC 7 news program Here and Now.

Moreover, the Seal Breakers have performed at a myriad of world famous venues around the country including BB Kings, SOB’s and were feaytured performers at the 2016 Circle Of Sisters Expo at the Jacob Javits Center N.Y.C. sponsored by WBLS & HOT 97. Armed with a pen, a microphone and an unshakable will to succeed, the group is making an impact on the independent music scene and beyond. The Seal Breakers demonstrate their unforgettable melodies and explosive vocals on their debut EP entitled “Life As We Know It,” which was released in December 2015. The project spawned the hits “Brooklyn,” “Is It Possible,” and “Everything.” The group is back with an incredible new hit song entitled “DWTD (Dancing With The Devil).” The single features the vocals of band member TaGee Fontaine. “DWTD” is rhythmic and alluring. The track has a cool Caribbean vibe. The lyrics are sensual and tantalizing. TaGee sings about a beautiful young lady who takes his breath away on the dance floor. The smooth, tropical jam is sure to appeal to fans of R&B/Pop music around the globe.

New Video Alert: FatPimp ft Lil Ronny "Moves to make"

Dallas native Fat Pimp has done it again with another DOPE visual for his hot single, "Moves to Make". He brought along Lil Ronny again for another smash track.

When these 2 collab, its always magic. The hilarious theme and visuals provided by Alpha Male Visuals will have you laughing at how these two comically gel together.

Shout out to our I45 neighbors. Make sure you TUNE IN and check out the single Moves to Make currently in rotation.

Texans Shut Out in Beantown

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The Texans were defeated 27-0 on Thursday night, as the New England Patriots handed them their first loss of the 2016 season.

Turnovers plagued the Texans, who fumbled on two kickoff returns. The Patriots scored 14 points off Texans giveaways. 

Brock Osweiler and the offense struggled as the Texans were shutout in the regular season for the first time in 13 years (Jacksonville, 12/7/03). Osweiler completed 24-of-41 passes for 196 yards and threw one interception. DeAndre Hopkins led all Texans receivers with four catches for 56 yards. Lamar Miller contributed 107 yards from scrimmage, (80 yards rushing, 27 yards receiving). 

Rookie Jacoby Brissett made his first career start for the Patriots and was 11-of-19 for 103 yards, while also running for 48 yards and one touchdown. LeGarrette Blount rushed for 105 yards on 24 carries and scored two touchdowns, both in the second half.  

The Texans defense was led by linebacker Benardrick McKinney who had a team-high 16 tackles, one sack, one quarterback hit, and one tackle for loss.

New England scored first on a 24-yard field goal by Stephen Gostowski with 2:07 left in the first quarter. A fumble on the ensuing kickoff return by Charles James II gave the Patriots possession at Houston’s 22-yard line. Two plays later, Brissett scored on a 27-yard touchdown run and New England took a 10-0 lead. 

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Desiigner Arrested in NY

G.O.O.D Music artist and rapper of the hit song “Panda” Desiigner was arrested Thursday night in New York on felony charges after pills and a loaded weapon was found in his SUV.
It was said that Desiigner was in an SUV Thursday night in New York when it got pulled over after the police were called. The police told TMZ that Desiigner and 4 other individuals were arrested after the car was searched and they found loose pills including Oxycontin in the center console and a loaded weapon. Desiigner was accused of pointing a gun at a driver in traffic after an argument. The driver took down the license plate number and called 911 and that’s how they were apprehended.
Everybody in the vehicle was arrested with criminal possession of drugs with intent to sell and felony criminal possession of a loaded weapon and as of now they are still in police custody. Sounds Like a SETUP to Us. What do the Power Listeners think?

You Think You Got It Bad??

Derek Fisher has seen better days. In the span of 12 months, he was fired as the head coach of the New York Knicks and involved in a highly publicized dispute with former teammate Matt Barnes, which became physical. Fisher is currently dating Barnes’ estranged wife Gloria Govanbut was also going through divorce proceedings with his now ex-wife Candace. Today, the hammer came down in divorce court as Fisher has been ordered to pay $109,000 per month in spousal support along with another $15,000 per month in child support for their 9-year-old twin sons. In spousal support alone, Candace will earn just over $1.3 million per year. A very large tab to say the least. Somewhere in the world, Matt Barnes is smiling.

New Music: Mr. Wendall- When I Slide Thru

Alabama born and raised songwriter, rapper, and singer. Noticing his passion for music at an early age, Wendall begin to write hooks and songs during school and record in local studios. After studying recording engineering at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fl., Wendall pursued his career as an Artist and now sharing it with the world

Facebook: Mr. Wendall
Instagram: @mr.wendall

Drew Brees WHOLEHEARTEDLY Disagrees with Kaep

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METAIRIE, La. -- Drew Brees said he felt compelled to speak out against Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand during the national anthem and said Monday that it was "bothering me all day long."
The New Orleans Saints quarterback, who has long been a passionate supporter of the military, stressed that he has no issue with Kaepernick's desire to speak out against racial injustice. He just has an issue with the San Francisco 49ersquarterback's method of protest. Brees said the American flag is "sacred." 
"I disagree. I wholeheartedly disagree," Brees told ESPN. "Not that he wants to speak out about a very important issue. No, he can speak out about a very important issue. But there's plenty of other ways that you can do that in a peaceful manner that doesn't involve being disrespectful to the American flag.
"The great thing about this country is that we have the freedoms that allow you to speak out openly about any issue. So I'm not commenting on the issue itself because any person has the right to speak out on any issue they want. That's the great thing about being an American. But the American flag is what represents those freedoms. It represents the very freedom that Colin Kaepernick gets the opportunity to exercise by speaking out his opinion in a peaceful manner about that issue. …
"Like, it's an oxymoron that you're sitting down, disrespecting that flag that has given you the freedom to speak out."

LAPD Didnt find ANY Firearms in Chris Brown's Home

Despite an initial report from TMZ that upon presenting a search warrant, the LAPD found drugs and firearms in Chris Brown’s home, the Los Angeles Times is now reporting that police discovered no such weapons.

Brown was arrested on Tuesday (Aug. 30) on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after Baylee Curran, an aspiring actress and model, accused the singer of pointing a gun at her when she went to examine a piece of jewelry.

“It has become apparent that the allegations are not just false but fabricated,” his attorney Mark Geragos said, noting as well that during their search of Brown’s home, the LAPD found neither the piece of jewelry Curran describes in her report, nor any firearms.

Breezy was released on $250,000 bail late Tuesday evening, with an arraignment scheduled for Sept. 20 at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center. The singer has yet to address the charges beyond an Instagram video in which he says he’ll be turning the cheek, though Geragos said upon Brown’s release, “Chris is out and well. The allegations against him are demonstrably false.”

Bridgewater Out For Season: SportsFusionLive

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If you want to visualize what a tibiofemoral dislocation looks like on an X-ray, don’t say we didn’t warn you. Doctors said Bridgewater didn’t have any nerve or arterial damage, and considering the severe bone displacement associated with the injury, we’re stunned that he avoided such issues.
Remember, this was a non-contact injury, so from the information we have, Bridgewater’s knee essentially exploded just from him running around. Credit is due to the Minnesota trainers, because to go from nearly losing your leg to a long-term prognosis of returning to football is an amazing turnaround. But seriously, how can a non-contact injury be so severe?
Now that the immediate medical danger has passed for Bridgewater, the focus will turn to the Vikings’ replacement for him this season. Shaun Hill is the backup on the roster, and Colin Kaepernick is reportedly available for trade, but if Minnesota’s front office is reportedly like most of them out there, they are too concerned with his protests to pick him up. 

Tomi Lahren Attacks Kaep Again

On the Aug. 30 edition of “The Breakfast Club,” host Charlamagne Tha God chooses The Blaze‘sTomi Lahren for his “Donkey of The Day” segment.
Yesterday, Lahren ranted about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the national anthem. Furthermore, she attacks his family while questioning if he has the right to protest because of his wealth.
In the segment above, the conservative host says that the quarterback should not blame white people for Black people’s problems.
“Colin, how dare you sit there and blame white people for the problems [in] the minority communities?” Lahren asks rhetorically. “After all, aren’t you half white? Didn’t two white parents adopt you after yours weren’t willing to raise you? For a racist and horrible country filled with racist and horrible white people, that’s really something, isn’t it?”
However, Charlamagne points out the QB did not mention white people in his announcement about the protest.
“Tomi, when did Colin Kaepernick blame white people for anything?” He asks. “I read the 20-minute transcripts. I listened to it. He doesn’t even mention white people. [Kaepernick] says there’s things going on in this country that are unjust. And that people aren’t being held accountable for it. He said ‘People!’ He didn’t say ‘white people,’ he said ‘people!’”

Gymnast Break Leg in Rio Olympics

This is the horrendous moment a French gymnast's Olympics were ended in a single moment after he severely broke his left leg while landing on a vault.

Samir Ait Said's leg snapped as he tried to complete his vault during team preliminaries on Saturday, with the sound of the injury echoing through the arena.

As he crumpled to the floor, Said writhed in agony while medical officials tended to him in front of a shocked crowd.

After a delay of several minutes, he was eventually wheeled out and raised one arm to acknowledge the loud ovation he received from the crowd. 

Several viewers watching on television took to social media to express their shock after the incident was broadcast live, with many detailing the loudness of the 'crack'.

The injury means Said will leave the Olympics prematurely, having also been expected to compete in the men's parallel bars, the individual all-round, the team all-round, floor exercise, rings and the pommel horse.

New Music: A Meazy "Mind Yours"

A Meazy hails from Denver, Colorado and began making music at an early age. He found
his influence and stride through writing rhymes and forming a hip- hop group with his brother Taurean called “The Offense.” The two went on to build a solid following in the Mile High City before branching off to solo careers as affiliated artists of NDE, a crew of progressive MCs, deejays and producers. A Meazy’s debut album “The Real Ned Flanders” was released in January 2015 and was conceptually built
around being “the nicest in the town.”

The independent release went on to garner critical acclaim and catapulted A Meazy to the top of conversations regarding some of the bestrecording artists in Denver.

On a performance level, the tracks from “The Real Ned Flanders,” were made for the stage and A Meazy used the year of 2015 to build his live music resume. Performing for sold out crowds at shows like Rakim, E-40, Public Enemy, Kirko Bangz, Dom Kennedy and more, A Meazy became a fast crowd favorite. The standout track from “The Real Ned Flanders,” “For the Birds,” proved A Meazy’s writing is undeniable and his sound crosses all genres and the track garnered a coveted spot in rotation on Sway in the Morning.

After honing his skills on stage and in front of various audiences and festivals around Colorado, A Meazy is set to release “The Real Ned Flanders 2” on June 28th, 2016. The project follows the MC through the ills and triumphs of being an independent artist while expanding his perspective as an artist in the competitive world of hip-hop. He’s a brilliant writer, dynamic performer and has an authentic personality.

2016 finds A Meazy set to bring his message to the masses through touring and a headlining show at The Bluebird Theater where he’ll get a little help from independent artists specially curated by the NDE crew on July 28th, 2016.

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