Georgetown vs. China: Goodwill Game Turns To Bad Brawl | Sports

(Via HuffingtonPost.com)

BEIJING — A bench-clearing brawl at an exhibition game between American and Chinese basketball teams Thursday marred the orchestrated harmony of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to China.

The fight between the Georgetown University men’s basketball team and the Bayi Rockets on Thursday night in Beijing forced the game to end early. Biden did not attend the game. However, on Wednesday he watched the Georgetown team beat the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons 98-81.

Georgetown Hoyas head coach John Thompson III said in an emailed statement that the team regretted the incident.

“Tonight, two great teams played a very competitive game that unfortunately ended after heated exchanges with both teams,” he said. “We sincerely regret that this situation occurred.”

The brawl Thursday was the latest instance of on-court fighting by China, whose players have been fined tens of thousands of dollars by the world and Asian federations for scrapping with opponents.

Photos from the game circulating on China’s popular microblog Sina Weibo show players from both teams pushing one another.

The Washington Post said the melee broke out in the fourth quarter as members of both teams tackled and threw punches at one another. Chairs and water bottles were also thrown as the Georgetown players left the court with about nine-and-a-half minutes remaining.

The Georgetown Hoyas are in China on a 10-day goodwill trip which has been cited by the U.S. State Department as an example of sports diplomacy that strengthens ties between the two countries’ peoples. The team was briefed by the State Department ahead of its departure on what to expect during its trip to Beijing and Shanghai, according to news releases on the university’s website.

“We remain grateful for the opportunity our student-athletes are having to engage in a sport they love here in China, while strengthening their understanding of a nation we respect and admire at Georgetown University,” Thompson III said.

A U.S. Embassy official called it an “unfortunate” incident.

“We look to these types of exchanges to promote good sportsmanship and strengthen our people-to-people contact with China,” the official said.

Earlier in the day, some friction also arose as reporters covering Biden’s visit encountered some restrictions. During Biden’s meeting with Chinese officials, White House press handlers believed they had an agreement that reporters would be permitted to remain in the room until Biden had completed his opening remarks.

However, Chinese security officers began telling reporters to leave while Biden was speaking, leading to whispered objections and some reporters being led from the room.

New: Wale – “The Eleven One Eleven Theory” Mixtape | Music

Today at 1:11 PM, @Wale blessed us with “The Eleven One Eleven Theory” mixtape,

19 tracks to hold us over until he drops #Ambition on 11.01.11.

This mixtape, with features from Lil Duval, Black Cobain, Tre of UCB, Tone P, Magazeen, Lloyd, and J. Holiday, has finally been released because Monday, @Wale finally reached 1,000,000+ followers on Twitter.

He also released his “Ambitionz” freestyle to celebrate his million followers.

The track listing for #ElevenOneEleven is as follows:

1. “Theory” 11.1.11

2. Fuck You

3. Drums N Shit

4. Chain Music

5. Lacefrontin’

6. Mother Nature (Slow Jammin’)

7. Barry Sanders

8. Bait

9. Passive Aggres-Her

10. Fairytales feat. Lil Duval

11. Ocean Drive feat. Magazeen, Black Cobain, & Tre of UCB

12. Samples N’ Shit

13. Ambitious Girl Pt. 2 feat. J. Holiday

14. Let’s Chill feat. Lloyd

15. Pick.. Six

16. Varsity Blues

17. Underdogg

18. The Podium feat. Black Cobain, Tre of UCB, & Tone P

(Hidden Track) – Globetrotters

UPDATED LINK [2:45 PM]: http://hulkshare.com/ihdou3fwxjqc

 


Wale’s #ElevenOneEleven TRACKLIST!

@Wale and the Evil Genius’ at @GoodBully
have released the track list for #ElevenOneEleven.

Check it out.

Shoutout to GoodBully for the album artwork!

#Ambition on the way.

11.1.11

New: Wale – “Ambitionz” Freestyle | Music

Today, DMV’s own Wale finally reached 1,000,000+ followers.

Because he did that, he released a freestyle over Tupac’s “Ambitions As A Rider” beat.

Download: http://limelinx.com/files/f5f0ce09b352303dcc1f0d13017507d2

Be on the lookout for #ElevenOneEleven dropping this Wednesday at 1:11 PM.

Stay tuned to DMVFollowers.com

 & #Ambition is on the way.

11.1.11

Da Big Fella & DMV Followers & Topdolla Sweizy Will Be At Your School | Community

For more information, hit up @DMVFollowers, @DaBigFella, and @TopdollaSweizy

Flash Mob Robbery in Germantown | News

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(Via TBD.com)

Recently, it seems that flash mobs are more commonly employed for petty crimes, like panty raids, rather than awkward protests and copycat marketing. This video shows a large group of teens swarming a Germantown 7-Eleven and stealing candy, chips, ice cream, and soda — basically anything that will, over time, render them morbidly obese. So who gets the last laugh?

According to the store owner, police didn’t want a copy of the surveillance tape because they thought it would be hard to capture the teens based on the footage, which, to our eyes, seems clear enough. Nonetheless, a Montgomery County officers tells NBC Washington, “We’re going to take this very seriously.” Right. (The owner also didn’t want to reveal the location of his store; there are six in Germantown, so it shouldn’t be hard to figure out if you live there.)

It’s come to the point where, when we see a large group of people, we expect that we will be robbed, not treated to a live rendition of “Born This Way.” We almost miss the days when flash mobs were simply annoying, rather than a societal menace.

Did you see what happened at the 0:50 mark? A boy knocks a bag onto the ground, and a girl behind him picks it up and puts it back on the rack. They may be shoplifting en masse, but hey, at least they’re keeping organized what don’t steal!

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