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Roger Federer Pulls out of Rio Olympics, Missing Rest of Tennis Season Due to Injury

Roger Federer has officially pulled out of the 2016 Rio Olympics, and will not compete in any other tennis event this season due to his knee injury.

“I’m extremely disappointed to announce that I will not be able to represent Switzerland at the Olympic Games in Rio and that I will also miss the remainder of the season. Considering all options after consulting with my doctors and my team, I have made the very difficult decision to call an end to my 2016 season as I need more extensive rehabilitation following my knee surgery earlier this year. The doctors advised that if I want to play on the ATP World Tour injury free for another few years, as I intend to do, I must give both my knee and body the proper time to fully recover. It is tough to miss the rest of the year,” the 34-year-old tennis star, ranked number 3 in the world as of June 2016, wrote on his Facebook.

Roger had knee surgery in February and had to miss the French Open in May due to a back injury.

Read his entire note below…

NBA All-Star Game 2017 Moves Out of Charlotte Over Anti-LGBT Bathroom Law

The NBA has decided to pull the 2017 All-Star Game from its planned location in Charlotte, North Carolina over the state’s anti-LGBT bathroom law.

“Our week-long schedule of All-Star events and activities is intended to be a global celebration of basketball, our league, and the values for which we stand, and to bring together all members of the NBA community – current and former players, league and team officials, business partners, and fans,” the NBA said in a statement. “While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in which we do business, we do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2.”

“We look forward to re-starting plans for our All-Star festivities in Charlotte for 2019 provided there is an appropriate resolution to this matter,” the statement continued. “The NBA will make an announcement on the new location of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in the coming weeks.”

Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the NBA, released a statement applauding the move.

“As a member of the NBA family and as a gay man, I’m extremely proud to see the NBA take initiative and move the All-Star Game from North Carolina,” he told USA TODAY Sports. “Their decision is an extremely poignant one and shows that discrimination of any kind is not welcome in sports and is not acceptable in any part of our society. The NBA has set the best kind of example and precedent moving forward for all to follow.”

College Football Star Christian McCaffrey Has an Insane Body

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  • Ariana Grande reunites with an ex-boyfriend for a friendly photo – Just Jared Jr
  • Twitter went in on Selena Gomez for her response to the “Famous” feud – Huffington Post
  • Calvin Harris reportedly has a new famous girlfriend – DListed
  • Kendall Jenner bares some sexy midriff – Hollywood Tuna
  • Stephen Colbert hijacked the Republican convention – Towleroad
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Tom Brady Drops Appeal for Deflategate Suspension

Tom Brady has announced that he is dropping his appeal of a four-game suspension he received from the NFL as part of the Deflategate case.

The 38-year-old New England Patriots quarterback’s appeal was rejected by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, so the next step would be to take the case to the Supreme Court.

“I’m very grateful for the overwhelming support I’ve received from Mr. Kraft, the Kraft family, coach Belichick, my coaches and teammates, the NFLPA, my agents, my loving family and most of all, our fans,” Tom said in a statement on his Facebook account.

“It has been a challenging 18 months and I have made the difficult decision to no longer proceed with the legal process. I’m going to work hard to be the best player I can be for the New England Patriots and I look forward to having the opportunity to return to the field this fall,” Tom continued.

NBA Players Lead Black Lives Matter Speech at ESPYs 2016 (Video)

Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James kick off the show with an important message at the 2016 ESPY Awards on Wednesday (July 13) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The four NBA players used the platform to reach out to other athletes and encourage them to speak up about the Black Lives Matter movement and use their influence to renounce violence.

“We stand here tonight accepting our role in uniting communities,” Chris said. “We stand before you as fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, uncles, and in my case, as an African-American man and the nephew of a police officer, who is one of the hundreds of thousands of great officers serving this country. But Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Laquan McDonald, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile — this is also our reality.”

“The racial profiling has to stop,” Dwayne added. “The shoot to kill mentality has to stop. Not seeing the value of black and brown bodies has to stop. But also, the retaliation has to stop. The endless gun violence in places like Chicago, Dallas, not to mention Orlando — it has to stop. Enough. Enough is enough.”

“We all feel frustrated and helpless by the violence. We do,” LeBron said. “Let’s use this moment as a call to action for all professional athletes to educate ourselves, explore these issues, speak up, use our influence and renounce all violence. And most importantly, go back to our communities and invest our time, our resources, help rebuild them, help strengthen them, help change them. We all have to do better.”

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Celebs React to Portugal's Big Win at Euro 2016 Final!

Cristiano Ronaldo rips his shirt off after Portugal wins in extra time at the UEFA Euro 2016 Final Match on Sunday (July 10) at Stade de France in Paris, France.

The team won 1-0 against France after the game went scoreless throughout the official play time.

Cristiano unfortunately had a major setback during the game when his knee was injured near the beginning of the match. He tried to continue on, but was eventually carried off the field in a stretcher.

Celebs are very excited for Portugal to win the match. Read the tweets below!

Click inside to read what more celebrities are saying about Portugal’s win… More Here! »

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Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. Cheers On Dad at Euro 2016 Final Game

Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. waves to his dad while watching the UEFA Euro 2016 Final Match from a private suite on Sunday (July 10) at Stade de France in Paris, France.

The six-year-old son of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo watched with his grandmother Dolores Aveiro and other family members.

Unfortunately, it was a short game for Cristiano as he was injured early on in the match and was eventually carried off the field in a stretcher. His team did end up winning though!

15+ pictures inside of Cristiano Ronaldo and his son at the game… More Here! »

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