Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/17/14

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 11: Boxer Manny Pacquiao attends the final news conference for his bout against WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino November 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao and Cotto will meet in a WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM on November 14. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Everything has to evolve. To sit still while others are improving and progressing is to fall hopelessly behind. Boxing and horse racing are still trying to live on the same things they did 100 years ago, when they, with baseball, were among the most popular sports in the country. This past Saturday, with a big fight and the Triple Crown finale the same day, these two museum-pieces of sports were hoping to have a moment. They live on days like this, hoping that one last ember can somehow make a spark. You already know what happened. Manny Pacquiao, one of boxing's few big names left, was robbed under odd and suspicious circumstances. And the trainer of Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another withdrew the horse from the Belmont Stakes a day before the race under odd and suspicious circumstances. Is it possible that two judges honestly saw Pacquiao lose, and that a trainer just wanted to protect his horse by not running him hurt? Hah! It is impossible to trust either sport anymore. ...
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