Report: Mayweather, Pacquiao agree to $250 million deal

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have reportedly completed their fight negotiations and are set to announce the bout that many believed would never take place. Gareth A. Davies of The Telegraph reports that Pacquiao and Mayweather have put the finishing touches on a deal that is worth somewhere in the range of $250 million....Read More
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Auburn plants new oak trees at Toomer's Corner

By Andrew Holleran Toomer’s Corner has some new trees.  On Saturday, Auburn planted two new 35-foot live oak trees in Samford Park. The oaks were chosen last June by the Tigers from a 9,000-tree grove in South Carolina. The new oaks will replace the two gigantic trees that were removed by Auburn in 2013 after they were poisoned by Harvey Updyke, an Alabama fan.  Here are...
Via College Spun
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees to A-Rod: Sue us for milestone bonuses

By Larry Brown Now that the New York Yankees have regained the upper hand with Alex Rodriguez, they are feeling pretty confident in their dealings with the former MVP. They even told the 3B/DH to “try them” in so many words. A-Rod met with the Yankees last week to apologize profusely for all his conflicts with them and MLB, which stemmed from his involvement in the Biogenesis...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Super Bowl ad spot could hit $6 million for 30 seconds

By Vincent Frank Super Bowl XLIX ad spots hit about $4 million for 30 seconds during the NBC’s broadcast of the big game earlier this month. That’s nothing in comparison to what CBS is expecting when Super Bowl 50 comes calling in Santa Clara next february. CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves made some projections recently when discussing the broadcast set to take place in less...
Via Sportsnaut
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Brown becomes a more compelling figure as he ages

Over the past week, as you know, two of college basketball’s greatest coaches died. Dean Smith was 83, Jerry Tarkanian 84. Smith retired in his late 60s, and Tark made one last NCAA tournament appearance at age 70. Coaching 19-year-olds is generally not a senior citizen’s profession. Bill Snyder is the exception that proves the rule in college football. In hoops, Lute Olson...
Via The Student Section
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Score effects: NHL teams play worse with lead, improve when trailing

By Trevor Kraus The great equalizer in modern NHL games is the scoreboard, but not in the way you might think. Of all the new advanced metrics and ideas to come about, the most consistent is score effects; that is, trailing teams outshoot and out-possess teams in the lead. The discrepancy is massive and, to a certain extent, counterintuitive. Usually, the team that earns a lead...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Massive CBA skirmish over former NBAer's cheap shot

Things got heated after the Qingdao Double Star Eagles defeated the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons in the first round of the Chinese Basketball Association playoffs. Qingdao swept their opponent, and numerous players on Shanxi really weren’t happy about it. Enter Von Wafer. The former NBAer played with seven different teams in his six seasons in the league, and he currently suits...
Via The Sports Daily
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Namath: 'No one's ever been better' than Tom Brady

By Darren Hartwell Who’s the best quarterback of all time? Tom Brady? Joe Montana? According to another famous Joe, the answer is pretty straightforward. Former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath left quite a legacy from his Hall of Fame career, but in a recent interview with the MMQB’s Jenny Vrentas, he was put on the spot about the age-old NFL debate. His answer, without...
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Remembering Mitch Richmond's 1995 All-Star Game MVP

Before I get into the greatness of Mitch “The Rock” Richmond, let’s make a few quick points regarding to the 1995 NBA All-Star Game. The 1995 NBA All-Star Game uniforms are some of the finest pieces of work ever worn by NBA All-Stars. Those absurd purples, oranges and teals gave designers confidence to go all-out with the teal in the 1996 mid-season classic.The ’96 uniforms...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Dunk Contest winners: A retrospective

February 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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