NFL superstar launches his own clothing line


NFL superstar launches his own clothing line

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is launching a sports clothing line called V7 that will be sold exclusively at East Coast sporting goods chain Modell's. The line is the latest image-restoration move for Vick, who spent 18 months in federal prison after being convicted of bankrolling a dogfighting ring and was released in 2009. He is now among the highest-paid players in the NFL, and recently married longtime fiancee Kijafa Frink. Vick has re-signed with Nike and added other endorsements for companies such as MusclePharm Corp. He has also since spoken out about animal cruelty. The line includes technical athletic clothing such as T-shirts, shorts and tank tops. Prices are 12.99 for children's clothes and 19.99 for adult clothes. Part of the proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia. It was developed in a licensing partnership with celebrity clothing-line mogul Ruby Azrak and former ICM talent agent Brian Sher, Modell's confirmed. Vick led the Philadelphia Eagles to a 10-6 record and an NFC East title in 2010, and was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year. He faced injuries and inconsistent performance in the 2011 season. The 2012 NFL season begins Sept. 5.

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Caps' Braden Holtby could soon join some select company

Caps' Braden Holtby could soon join some select company

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby can join some elite company Tuesday night in Minnesota.

With a victory, Holtby would become just the third netminder in NHL history to record three consecutive 40 win seasons, joining Martin Brodeur (2005-08) and Evgeni Nabokov (2007-10).

Holtby can also become the sixth goalie to post at least three career 40 win seasons, entering the company of Brodeur, Miikka Kiprusoff, Nabokov, Jacques Plante and Terry Sawchuck. (For some perspective, Brodeur won 40 games eight times.)

Holtby would also become the only active goalie with three 40 win seasons.

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In addition, Holtby’s 39 wins are already the fourth most in Caps’ history. (Holtby posted 48 wins last season en route to claiming the Vezina Trophy, while Holtby and Olie Kolzig are tied for next on the list with 41.)

So, yeah, Holtby is on some kinda run.

On the season, the 27-year-old ranks first in the NHL in shutouts (8), second in wins, second in goals against average (2.01) and is tied for second in save percentage (.927).

If Holtby records another shutout—the Caps have only eight games remaining and at least a couple are likely to go to backup Philipp Grubauer—he can tie the franchise record for shutouts in a season with his ninth. Holtby (2014-15) and Jim Carey (1995-96) currently share that mark.

In his career against Minnesota, Holtby is 6-2-0 with a .923 save percentage, a 2.24 goals against average and one shutout. Holtby made 30 saves to beat the Wild, 4-2, in Washington earlier this month. Minnesota has already clinched a playoff berth but has lost 10 of its last 12 games.

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Wizards at Lakers: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

Wizards at Lakers: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

John Wall, Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards battle D'Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram and the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night as they aim to continue rising the ranks of the NBA's Eastern Conference.

Here is all you need to know: TV, live stream and radio info, tip-off time, plus three things to watch…


Where: Staples Center
Tip-off: 10:30 p.m.
TV: CSN+ (coverage begins at 10 p.m.)
Live stream:
Radio: 1500 AM

Three things to watch...

Division, history on the line

The Wizards enter Tuesday night needing either one win or one Hawks loss to clinch the Southeast Division and win their first division title in 38 years. The Wizards could clinch before they even take the court, as the Hawks play the Suns in Atlanta at 7:30 p.m.

Not only is that 38-year drought the longest in the NBA, it's the longest such streak in American professional sports. No one in the NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL, WNBA or MLS have waited longer. Even though NBA division titles don't mean quite what they used to, that's absolutely amazing. You can read more about that impending feat right here.

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Both teams a little banged up

The Wizards have two notable injuries to their bench in Bojan Bogdanovic, who missed Saturday night's game against the Cavs with a stiff lower back, and Ian Mahinmi, who suffered a left hip pointer in the win in Cleveland and did not return afterwards. As CSN reported on Monday, both players are expected to be fine and back in the lineup against the Lakers.

For L.A., it's a bit more serious as second overall pick Brandon Ingram is questionable due to right patellar tendinitis. He is considered questionable against the Wizards. The Lakers already shut down veterans Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov, so they will be a little thin regardless.

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Lakers are in a freefall

The decisions to rest Deng and Mozgov for the rest of the season have done the Lakers no favors in the wins department. They have been an absolute trainwreck for weeks, having lost 15 of their last 17 games and 26 of their last 32. 

The 21-52 Lakers just don't have much to play for at this point and feature a roster full of young players that haven't come close to reaching their potential yet. The Wizards should have a big advantage here. We'll see if they take care of business.

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