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NFL Ballers Antonio Brown & Von Miller Hit The Floor For 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 22

Time to put on your blue suede shoes fellas.  

Your parents favorite show, Dancing With The Stars, is back and filled with competiors from the sports world. The 22nd season will star Antonio Brown of the Pitsburg Steelers, Von Miller, defensive end of the Denver Broncos, former NFL quaterback Doug Flutie and UFC fighter Paige VanZant, ESPN reports.

Speaking with ESPN on Monday, Brown explained he would like to use the opporunity to make his football moves more fluid. "Being able to move with good posture," Brown said about preparing for the dance comepition. "As a football player, we want to move as explosive as we can with no technique and be as fast and fluid as we can. Just learning how to move with good posture and keeping my shoulders down."

ABC might have noticed that viewers simply adore athletes. After all, there was a point in the series that featured four consecutive athlete wins, from Emmitt Smith, Apolo Ohno, Helio Castroneves and Kristi Yamaguchi. Season 14 was the last pro athlete win with Donald Driver taking home the glittery trophy.

Brown, Miller and Fluite posted their portraits with their partners, Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson and Karina Smirnoff, repsectively.

Beautiful partner @sharnaburgess ! Write suggestions in the comments for our team name @dancingabc

A photo posted by Antonio Brown (@antoniobrown84) on

 

DWTS let goo!! 😁😁😁

A photo posted by Von Miller (@vonmiller) on

Other competors include Boyz II Men's Wayna Morris and actress Kim Feilds.

Check out the full list of pairings below. The season will premiere Mar. 21.

1. Actress and Donald Trump's ex-wife Marla Maples partnered with Tony Dovolani

2. Actress Mischa Barton (The O.C.) partnered with Artem Chigvintsev

3. Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown partnered with Sharna Burgess

4. Former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie partnered with Karina Smirnoff

5. Boyz II Men's Wanya Morris partnered with Lindsay Arnold

6. American mixed martial artist Paige VanZant partnered with Mark Ballas

7. Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller partnered with Witney Carson

8. Talk show host and reporter Geraldo Rivera partnered with Edyta Sliwinska

9. Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kim Fields partnered with Sasha Farber

10. ABC News' chief meteorologist Ginger Zee partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy

11. Actress Jodie Sweetin (Full House and Fuller House) partnered with Keo Motsepe

12. America's Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco partnered with Peta Murgatroyd

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DeSean Jackson To Auction Pre-Game Cleats In Honor Of Nipsey Hussle

Those that Nipsey Hussle made an impact on are making sure the slain rapper's legacy lives on. As the NFL regular season kicked off on Sept. 8, Philadelphia Eagles' wide receiver DeSean Jackson shared that he'll auction off his pre-game cleats in honor of the Victory Lap artist.

Jackson said the proceeds will benefit Hussle's children, Emani and Kross. On Instagram, Jackson posted an image of the shoes with a quote stated by the "Racks In The Middle" rapper: "You've got to have faith in what you're doing and not take no for an answer." The cleats also feature an image of the late entrepreneur and his Victory Lap logo.

 

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Every game this year Im auctioning my @nipseyhussle cleats I wear in Pre game. Proceeds will go to his kids Kross & Emani !! Link will be up this week. Rest in paradise bro !! 💪🏾🏁💪🏾 #TMC

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On March 31, 2019, Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles. Eric Holder, the shooter, was charged with a count of murder, a count of firearm possession as a felon, and two counts of attempted murder.

Earlier this year, Hussle's family announced the Neighborhood Nip Foundation which will place an emphasis on the youth to help them find a footing with the arts. “The foundation will be aligned with everything Nip believed in and what helped him,” his brother, Samiel Asghedom, said to the Los Angeles Times.

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David Ortiz Makes First Appearance At Fenway Park Since Dominican Republic Shooting

It's been four months since former Boston Red Sox David Ortiz has made a public appearance since he was shot in the Dominican Republic. It was only natural that the slugger threw out the first pitch prior to Monday's game (Sept. 9) against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park.

Greeted with love and praise, the emotional scene was the perfect way to kick-off the week for the Red Sox team. The major league baseball team shared the tear-jerking moment on its Twitter page on Monday (Sept. 9).

Boston loves you, @davidortiz. pic.twitter.com/pQt85arS6W

— Red Sox (@RedSox) September 9, 2019

Good to be back. pic.twitter.com/dI5bLvTqf0

— Red Sox (@RedSox) September 10, 2019

"I want to thank the Red Sox, my real family. They always have been there for me, supporting me. They were aware of what happened to me, and they were the first ones there supporting me. Thank you very much, Red Sox fans," Ortiz said.

NBC10 Boston reports that 14 people have been arrested in the case. Investigators in the Dominican Republic believe the shooting was a case of mistaken identity and Ortiz was not the intended target.

The Red Sox legend has hired former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis to investigate the shooting.

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Lisa Leslie, WNBA Legend, Will Reportedly Receive Statue Outside Staples Center

No time is like the present to honor WNBA legend and former Los Angeles Sparks Lisa Leslie. The all-star is reportedly the first woman to have a statue outside of the Staples Center. Leslie initially retweeted a statement from entertainment reporter and sportscaster Ben Lyons on Aug. 29 questioning why the former athlete didn't have a statue outside of the famed arena.

Someone needs to explain to me why Lisa Leslie doesn’t have a statue in her honor outside of Staples Center....

— Ben Lyons (@iamBenLyons) August 29, 2019

On Thursday (Sept. 5), the Los Angeles Times reported that the Sparks and Anschutz Entertainment Group are still working out the specific date but have officially agreed that Leslie will be the eleventh statue outside of the Staples Center.

Lisa Leslie is going to get a statue outside of Staples Center. The Sparks and AEG will talk about the specifics soon but it will be the 11th in Star Plaza and the first honoring a female athlete. It will be the first statue of a WNBA player outside the home arena of a WNBA team. pic.twitter.com/nw7YdDh30u

— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) September 5, 2019

Leslie entered the WNBA's inaugural draft in 1997. During her iconic career, she garnered two championship titles, four Olympic gold medals, and three All-Star Game MVPs. Leslie was the first WNBA player to ever dunk in a game, was also named to eight All-Star teams and 12 All-WNBA teams, and averaged 17.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game.

The now luxury realtor will be honored alongside statues of L.A. basketball legends Magic Johnson and Shaquille O'Neal.

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