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Lots Of News & Notes On CHIKARA & EVOLVE, & More News

– Earlier this week, CHIKARA announced that the Rey de Voladores (King of Flying) tournament is returning during the King of Trios weekend. TNA’s Tigre Uno was the first competitor announced for the tournament. – The first four-way match for the Rey de Voladores features Tigre Uno vs. Chuck Taylor vs. Shynron vs. Rich Swann. – The first name for the second four-way match...
Via WZR Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Roman Gonzalez vs Juan Francisco Estrada II: 5 Things to know about the potential superfight

There are few fights out there in boxing right now that could rival a rematch between Roman Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada. These two flyweights have to get on their tiptoes merely to stand adjacent to their heavier peers in gaining even a shred of the mainstream recognition their careers and skills deserve. We so often hear cries of neglected superfights, but now boxing has...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Around The Combat World

  (Welcome to another installment of Around the Combat World, where we chart what happened over the weekend from fighters you know or should know that performed away from your TV screen.) Akira Yaegashi lost to Roman Gonzalez [R9 TKO] Giovani Segura lost to Juan Francisco Estrada [R11 TKO] Carl Frampton defeated Kiko Martinez [UD] Juan Diaz defeated Carlos Cardenas [UD] Justin...
Via Undercard Superstar
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyweight fury: Roman Gonzalez & Juan Francisco Estrada win; rematch next?

Roman Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada won their respective matches this weekend, paving the way for a rematch. Here's a rundown of the results from the Gonzalez vs. Yaegashi and Estrada vs. Segura matches. Roman Gonzalez TKO9 Akira Yaegashi Nicaraguan power puncher Roman Gonzalez furthered his burgeoning reputation as one of boxing’s pound for pound best with a sensational...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Juan Francisco Estrada Devastates Giovani Segura, Roman Gonzalez Rematch Please

The flyweight division’s stellar run of late has been marked by its parity, but after this weekend there are now two clear top 112 pounders: Newly-crowned king Roman Gonzalez, who on Friday stopped Akira Yaegashi, and Juan Francisco Estrada, who on Saturday halted Giovani Segura. Estrada-Segura started sloppily enough, which you might have thought could benefit the sloppy Segura...
Via The Queensbury Rules
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Juan Francisco Estrada Devastates Giovani Segura, Roman Gonzalez Rematch Please

The flyweight division’s stellar run of late has been marked by its parity, but after this weekend there are now two clear top 112 pounders: Newly-crowned king Roman Gonzalez, who on Friday stopped Akira Yaegashi, and Juan Francisco Estrada, who on Saturday halted Giovani Segura. Estrada-Segura started sloppily enough, which you might have thought could benefit the sloppy Segura...
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Juan Francisco Estrada vs Giovani Segura preview & prediction

Fight pick & preview - Estrada vs. Segura: In the second of this weekend's big flyweight contests, our 112 lb champion Juan Francisco Estrada (26-2, 19 KOs), takes on experienced slugger Giovanni Segura (32-3-1, 28 KOs) in a fight that is not merely for titles, but also Mexican pride. The two men have styles that could barely contrast more in what will probably make for a...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
14 days ago  |  Discuss

First rate job: Reynolds, Overbay have upgraded Brewers at first base

The Milwaukee Brewers were historically bad at first base in 2013. Seven different players combined to provide little at the plate and in the field, leaving general manager Doug Melvin looking to improve at the position in the offseason. After weighing many options, Melvin brought Mark Reynolds and Lyle Overbay in on minor-league deals to compete with Juan Francisco. Reynolds and...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Astros big man Jon Singleton lumbers around bases for inside-the-park homerun

Houston Astros 1B Jon Singleton has a lot of power.  He’s expected to put them into the seats with regularity as he gets comfortable with major league pitching.  The trade piece as a part of the Hunter Pence deal showed off his power (and not so much speed) as he circled the basepaths for a two-run inside-the-park home run (after review, via MLB.com) Your browser does not support...
Via Reading Between The Seams
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Astros Robbie Grossman robs Juan Francisco of game tying home run

The Houston Astros are playing spoiler to American League contenders, having taken two out of three games from the Oakland Athletics earlier this week, and now taking a second (out of three games so far, fourth game tomorrow) for the AL East contending Toronto Blue Jays.  The Jays nearly tied the game in the Top of the 8th when Juan Francisco seemed as if he hit a two run home run...
Via Reading Between The Seams
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Stroman, Francisco Down Sox 8-0

Juan Francisco was a double shy of the cycle, Marcus Stroman pitched 6 innings of no-hit ball, and Rubby De La Rosa still has not figured out how to pitch away from Fenway Park in an 8-0 Blue Jays victory. 
Via CLNS Radio
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Flexibility paying dividends for Blue Jays

At the beginning of the Toronto Blue Jays series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday, fans were greeted with an unfamiliar sight.  Star slugger and first baseman Edwin Encarnacion jogged out to left field to start only his fourth career game in the outfield. With Jose Bautista only able to get into the lineup as the designated hitter and Adam Lind batting .388 against...
Via Sports-Glory
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Orioles’ Adam Jones Knocks Over Ump While Trying to Advance to Second

This doesn’t happen every day. Baltimore Orioles’ outfielder Adam Jones tried rounding first base after an errant throw from Blue Jays’ third baseman Juan Francisco, and ended up knocking over the first base umpire. Hunter Wendelstedt, the umpire, took a nasty spill even though it doesn’t appear there was too much contact. Your browser does not support iframes. Any chance...
Via Standing O Sports
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals better bring the good lumber to Toronto

The Toronto Blue Jays are riding high after another sweep of one of the AL's other top teams and could have one of their hottest hitters back in the lineup for their return home. Edwin Encarnacion's status, though, is uncertain for Friday night's opener against the scuffling St. Louis Cardinals. Toronto (37-24) has won 19 of 23 and five in a row after a three-game sweep...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays beat Tigers 7-3 for 3-game sweep

DETROIT (AP) -- Juan Francisco and Brett Lawrie hit consecutive home runs in the sixth inning off Justin Verlander, and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 7-3 victory Thursday. The AL East-leading Blue Jays have won 19 of 23, including sweeps of defending champion Boston, AL West-leading Oakland and AL Central-leading Detroit. J.A. Happ...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals give up seven runs in first inning, fall to Blue Jays 12-2

TORONTO -- Juan Francisco had three hits and four RBIs, Marcus Stroman won his first career start and the Toronto Blue Jays used a seven-run first inning to rout the Kansas City Royals 12-2 on Saturday. Adam Lind went 3 for 5 with three RBIs as the AL East-leading Blue Jays snapped a two-game losing streak and finished May with a record of 21-9. Toronto has won 15 of its past 19...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – the Blue Jays are untouchable

I don’t have much to say about the Toronto Blue Jays other than “wow”. The Jays won their eighth straight game on Tuesday after beating the Rays 9-6. Mark Buehrle is 9-1 on the season. Edwin Encarnacion has 12 homers in May, and 16 on the season. Scrap heap pickup Juan Francisco has nine homers already this year in part-time duty. Melky Cabrera is playing like he did in 2012...
Via The Outside Corner
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The longest MLB home runs of the week

We have dingers, yes we do! And this week, we have several new faces – and one that is becoming a staple. 1. C.J. Cron vs J.A. Happ, 468 feet (May 10th) Welcome to the show and the top five for the year, C.J.! It’s something when a guy’s first career homer is a monster blast like this one. 2. Juan Francisco vs Justin Masterson, 448 feet (May 13th) Francisco’s average home...
Via The Outside Corner
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Farrell's Fantasy Baseball Frenzy

Fantasy baseball expert Dennis Farrell gives his Week 7 pickups, including Wilson Ramos, Juan Francisco and more.   Dennis Farrell is a former ESPN Radio, NBC Sports Radio Detroit host and is currently the host of fantasy sports shows on The Fantasy Sports Cable network, airing on Thursdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. EST.  Check out Farrell's podcast on iTunes or his website.
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Farrell's Fantasy Baseball Frenzy

Fantasy baseball expert Dennis Farrell gives his Week 7 pickups, including Wilson Ramos, Juan Francisco and more.   Dennis Farrell is a former ESPN Radio, NBC Sports Radio Detroit host and is currently the host of fantasy sports shows on The Fantasy Sports Cable network, airing on Thursdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. EST.  Check out Farrell's podcast on iTunes or his website.
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dickey, Francisco lead Blue Jays over Indians

TORONTO (AP) -- R.A. Dickey won for the third time in four starts, Juan Francisco homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Tuesday night. Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera threw out Carlos Santana at the plate to end the eighth inning, preserving Toronto's one-run lead. Dickey (4-3) allowed two earned runs and four hits in six-plus innings. He walked...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Recap 5/8/14: Blue Jays Sweep Phillies, Encarnacion With Two Homers

One could say that the Toronto Blue Jays are on fire.  They won tonight and swept the Philadelphia Phillies, in a four-game series that included two shut-outs, and a 5-homer game. The win tonight, marks the fifth straight win for the Blue Jays. Edwin Encarnacion, hit two home runs in tonight’s game. His first home run of the night, was also the 200th of his career. Juan Francisco...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie wasn’t thrilled about playing second base last night

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons decided to start Juan Francisco at third base in last night’s interleague matchup against the Pirates while moving Brett Lawrie over to second base. It’s not an ideal alignment from a defensive perspective, but he’s trying to keep Francisco’s bat in the lineup with the designated hitter unavailable. While Gibbons’ reasoning is understandable...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: The longest homers of the week

This week was actually kind of…unremarkable for long home runs. Well, minus a personal favorite of mine, of course. 1. Juan Francisco vs Junichi Tazawa, 467 feet (April 26th) For reasons I can’t quite rationally explain, Juan Francisco is one of my favorite players in all of baseball. He tends to do this a lot when he gets a hold of a ball. That’s a bomb to dead center, a...
Via The Outside Corner
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals fall to Blue Jays 7-3 to miss out on series sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mark Buehrle pitched into the seventh inning, Juan Francisco and Colby Rasmus each went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Thursday night to avoid a series sweep. Francisco and Rasmus each drove in a pair of runs for Toronto, as did Anthony Gose, who was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to start in place of injured outfielder Melky Cabrera...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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