It seems like sports brawls have been routine these days. This one is no different With Xavier leading 76-53 with less than 10 seconds remaining in the game. Xavier’s Tu Holloway & Cincinnati guard Ge’Lawn Guyn got face to face going back and forth when Xavier freshman Dezmine Wells came to the side of his teammate and shoved Guyn. At that point both benches emptied and things got way out of hand leading to Yancy Gates sucker punching Xavier’s Kenny Frease who also got kicked while kneeling on the ground. This resulted in a lot of suspensions & bans as well. The worst part of this was what Xavier Star Tu Holloway said after the game via twitter “We’re grown men over here. We’ve got a whole lot of gangsters over here. Not thugs, but tough guys on the court. We went out there and zipped them up at the end of the game. That’s our motto: Zip ’em up. And that’s what we just did to them.” Bodybags!
The San Francisco 49ers said Monday that they want to put the teams annual preseason matchup against the Oakland Raiders on hold. This coming out after an exhibition game at Candlestick Park in which two fans were shot, one was beaten unconscious, 12 were arrested and dozens ejected. One of the shooting victims was wearing a T-shirt imprinted with a derogatory phrase about the 49ers, according to police. The violence occurred during and after the 49ers’ 17-3 victory Saturday night in their home stadium. Videos taken by fans and posted online shows fights and aggressive behavior in the stands during the game. In the two parking lot shootings, a 24-year-old man was shot multiple times in the stomach and managed to drive himself to a stadium security office for help. He is hospitalized and in critical condition. In another attack, a man in his 20s was shot numerous times but sustained lesser injuries, according to police. About an hour before the shootings, a 26-year-old man was assaulted and beaten unconscious in a bathroom. He was hospitalized in serious condition, police said. The police currently have no suspects in custody and although the shootings were being investigated as separate incidents, they could possibly be related. The Raiders and 49ers began a long-running series in 1967. They played an exhibition game each year through 1993. The series resumed in 1999 and has taken place every year since except 2000. It’s a matchup that has been heated amongst fans and considering the teams close proximity to each other has bragging rights on the line. 49ers CEO Jed York said he will recommend to the NFL that the annual preseason battle between the 49ers and Raiders be put off next year. This could be the death of a long rivalry due to the immaturity of the fans.
Georgetown was making a trip through China that turned ugly on Thursday when a game between them and the Bayi Rockets, a Chinese professional team, ended in a bench-clearing brawl. The game was very physical, and with 57 free throws taken by Bayi to only 15 from Georgetown, spun out of control quickly. The game was ended when John Thompson III pulled his team off the court with the game tied at 64 midway through the 4th.