J-Roll Partners with Obama, Biden, Other Athletes in Domestic Abuse PSA

J-Roll Partners with Obama, Biden, Other Athletes in Domestic Abuse PSA

Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins has partnered with Major League Baseball and the White House to take part in the administration's new "1 is 2 many" campaign to raise awareness to the issues of dating and domestic violence.

Rollins appears alongside Eli Manning, Jeremy Lin, Evan Longoria, David Beckham, Joe Torre, Andy Katz, Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama in the video below.

As pictured above, Rollins was in Washington D.C. today alongside Biden and Rays' pitcher David Price for the debut.

[PSA below and video of Joe Biden's explanation as to why he's been staring at Jimmy Rollins' face every night before bed]

The following from Phillies.com:

"When I was asked to be part of this, I said yes right away," Rollins
said. "No woman should have to fear abuse. Now that I'm a father
[Rollins' daughter, Camryn Drew, was born last month], I want to help
make sure my daughter grows up in a world free of abuse."

Of course, there was some room at the otherwise serious event for a few laughs:

Rollins, Price and Biden plainly
enjoyed each other's company and had time for some levity Thursday.
Rollins called Biden "Mr. Veep," and "My man, Mr. Vice President Biden."
Price, stepping in for teammate Evan Longoria, who is featured in the
PSA, also joked about sharing the stage with Rollins, saying: "I may not
always stand with the Phillies and Jimmy Rollins, especially since they
beat us in the 2008 World Series, but I'm happy to stand together for
this cause."

Biden also made mention of the fact that, despite being a Phillies fan, he's actually grown a little tired of looking at Rollins. Specifically, every night he leans to over to kiss wife good night, he's faced with a Rollins bobblehead doll apparently beside the bed.

Of course, this isn't the first time the Vice President has had a Phillie's likeness in his bedroom.

>>MLB, White House team up to fight date violence

Temple surrenders late lead in 81-74 loss to No. 20 Cincinnati

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Temple surrenders late lead in 81-74 loss to No. 20 Cincinnati


CINCINNATI -- Kyle Washington scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half, rallying No. 20 Cincinnati to its ninth straight win, 81-74 over Temple on Wednesday night.

The Bearcats (16-2, 6-0 American Athletic) trailed by six points before Washington made two one-handed shots during a decisive 17-5 run that put them ahead to stay. Cincinnati led by as many as 13 points.

The Bearcats extended their best winning streak in three seasons and completed a series sweep of the Owls (10-10, 1-6), who were sloppy with the ball.

Troy Caupain had 18 points for the Bearcats, including seven free throws in the closing minutes.

Shizz Alston, Jr., led Temple with 25 points for the second game in a row, matching his career high.

Obi Enechionyia made a 3-pointer, a dunk and a 15-foot jumper as Temple opened a six-point lead at the start of the second half, its biggest of the game. Washington then led the decisive run by scoring on two shots near the basket.

Big picture
Temple: The Owls have been prone to bad first halves, but that wasn't the case this time. They led 28-26 at the break despite having nine turnovers and no offensive rebounds.

Cincinnati: The Bearcats have won their last 19 home games, their longest such streak since taking 19 in a row from March 2, 2013 through Feb. 15, 2014. Their last home loss was 77-70 to Temple in their league opener last season.

Poll implications
A ragged win over a struggling Temple team won't much help the Bearcats. They don't play a currently ranked team until next week, when they host crosstown rival Xavier, which is ranked No. 22.

Up next
The Owls have a week off before hosting Memphis next Wednesday. They split their series last season, with each team winning at home.

The Bearcats play at Tulane on Saturday. They beat Tulane 92-56 at home on Jan. 1.

You can play with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in NBA Jam

You can play with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in NBA Jam

He’s on fire.

Ever wonder what it would be like to play NBA Jam with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons? Well now you can.

Thanks to a roster update, spotted by Kotaku, you can now have the fun of matching up Embiid with Simmons, or Embiid with Nerlens Noel or even the more daring combination of Jahlil Okafor with Noel.

Here’s what the player ratings look like for all of the aforementioned players in this reboot of one of the more popular games in the early-90s.

In addition to current NBA rosters, the game also gives you the ability to play with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Kanye West, and yes, even Harambe.

So fire up your computer and match up your favorite two Sixers, or politicians.