Send in the Clowns

In case you missed it (and who didn’t?), I wrote a piece last month entitled “The Wide, Weird World of Sports.” The nationally recognized (my family in Florida, Kansas and Alabama receive comp subscriptions, which they continue to insist is not a legitimate Christmas gift) feature highlighted some of the more colorful characters who have passed through America’s sporting...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Titan Fighting Championships 27 ‘Ricci vs. Gurgel’ Event Results

Check out the results from Titan FC’s CBS Sports Network debut below. • Mike Ricci (9-4) defeats Jorge Gurgel (14-10) via TKO (punches and elbows) – Round 1, 3:57 • Matt Riddle (8-3) defeats Michael Kuiper (12-4) via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 2:29 • Kurt Holobaugh (10-2) defeats Eric Marriott (22-8) via UD (29-28 , 30-27 x 2) • Kevin Croom (14-4) defeats...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers' History: Week Ending March 8th

As the calendar turned to March in the 1989-90 season for the Flyers, the team was struggling to gather points in a competitive Patrick Division. For the first time since 1972, the Philadelphia Flyers were in jeopardy to miss the playoffs. One team looking to solidify their postseason hopes that year were the Buffalo Sabres, led by Pierre Turgeon. A trade was worked out where the...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot Tub Hockey Time Machine: 5 Philadelphia Flyers trades that should be undone

By @jsaquella Getty Images As the NHL trade freeze will soon be lifting & we get ready for the mad rush to the trade deadline, I’d like to remind everyone of a simple cliche: Hindsight is usually 20/20. We all have choices we have made in the past that we’d like to go back and tweak. We know Marty McFly went back an made his dad a successful writer and got Doc Emmett Brown...
Via The Hockey Guys
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Titan FC Coming to CBS Sports Network

Photo Credit: themmacorner.com CBS Sports Network is the next television network that is looking to take a bite out of the MMA pie. MMA Junkie reports that the television network has agreed to a deal with MMA promotion, Titan FC, that will see the network air eight of the promotion’s cards during 2014. The first will be Titan FC 27 on February 28. Titan FC was being broadcast on...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ricci vs Jorge Gurgel Headlines Titan Fighting Championships 27 on CBS Sports Network

Mike Ricci 8-4 MMA Record Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights Notable Wins: Jordan Mein, Jesse Ronson, Colin Fletcher Jorge Gurgel 14-9 MMA Record 2 Fight Losing Streak Notable Wins: Diego Saravia, John Halverson, Conor Heun ————————————— Titan Fighting Championships 27 February 28th, 2014 Kansas City, Kansas Memorial Hall ————————————...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Daron Cruickshank vs Mike Rio, Jared Rosholt vs Oleksiy OIiynyk Added to UFC on FOX 10

Daron Cruickshank 13-4 MMA / 3-2 UFC Record Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights Notable Wins: Mike Ricci, Henry Martinez, Yves Edwards Mike Rio 9-3 MMA / 1-2 UFC Record 2 Fight Losing Streak Notable Wins: John Cofer ——————————————— Jared Rosholt 9-1 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record 5 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Richard Odoms, Bobby Brents, Walter Harris Oleksiy...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jury hates boring fights

The last thing any fighter wants to hear after a performance is UFC president Dana White calling their fight "boring" or any variation of the word. In a current state of politics where boring sometimes equals buried on the undercard or it can go as far as being released if performances never seem to improve, the goal of finishing fights and putting on an exciting show...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 165: Picks and Predictions

Picks by Friend of the Site:  David Klen FB PrelimsNandor Guelmino (11-4-1, 0-0 UFC) vs. Daniel Omielanczuk (15-3-1, 0-0 UFC)A heavyweight showdown between two UFC newcomers kicks things off on the Facebook prelims. Nandor “The Hun” has fought under the Zuffa banner once before, as he competed on the final Strikeforce show against Josh Barnett. Nandor was completely outmatched...
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Sharks Showcase Prospects at Summer Scrimmage

Sharks fans with the emptiness of the offseason got a taste of hockey in July and a glimpse into the future of their team Thursday night at Sharks Ice at San Jose as the team’s top young talent was on display in the Sharks Prospect Summer Scrimmage. There was plenty of speed, skill, and fancy puck-handling to be seen, with minimal hitting and physicality in the mid-summer spectacle...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Ivan Menjivar Meets Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto at UFC 165

As the rumor mill has been chirping about for the last week, a bantamweight brawl between Ivan Menjivar (pictured) and Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto will in fact go down at UFC 165. The UFC made the 135-pound tango official Monday morning. Menjivar will be looking to bounce back from UFC 157‘s submission loss to Urijah Faber. The “Pride of El Salvador” is victorious in four of...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 158 Pick 'Em Results

  Congratulations to Jason Poirier who won our UFC 158 Pick 'Em Contest (via tie-breaker).  Our next Pick 'Em Contest will be for Bellator XCIII on Mar 21st.  Thanks for playing! Consensus Picks Georges St-Pierre - 82% Johny Hendricks - 55% Jake Ellenberger - 65% Nick Ring - 61% Mike...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Ricci Routs Colin Fletcher at UFC 158

A lightweight affair between Mike Ricci (pictured) and Colin Fletcher kicked off Saturday’s “UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz” pay-per-view broadcast. Please click HERE to catch our live results and play-by-play coverage. Bell Centre in Montreal is hosting tonight’s festivities. The show is headlined by a welterweight title tilt between champion Georges St-Pierre and Nick...
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March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 158 Results GSP vs Diaz

Main card Weight Class Method Round Time Notes Welterweight Georges St-Pierre (c) vs. Nick Diaz [a] Welterweight Carlos Condit vs. Johny Hendricks Welterweight Jake Ellenberger vs. Nate Marquardt Middleweight Nick Ring vs. Chris Camozzi Lightweight Mike Ricci def. Colin Fletcher Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 Preliminary card (FX) Welterweight Patrick Côté def...
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

News: TUF Winners Robert Whittaker and Colton Smith Meet At UFC 160 In May

An interesting welterweight match-up between recent TUF winners Colton Smith and Robert Whittaker has been scheduled for the UFC 160 fight card in May. UFC officials revealed the news on Sunday afternoon. Colton Smith wrestled his way through the TUF house in the 16th season of the show , eventually making it to the finals against Canadian prospect Mike Ricci. The currently active...
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

News: TUF 16 Finale Drug Test Results Come Back Negative

It has been announced that all the competitors on ‘The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale’ have tested clean after the nights action. NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer announced the test results via email, confirming that all the fighters tested negative for performance enhancers. “All contestants were tested,” Kizer noted in the email, ” All test results were negative.” TUF...
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December 24, 2012  |  Discuss

TUF Finale delivers in spades

Mike Ricci made it clear he didn't enjoy his time filming "The Ultimate Fighter." The 26-year-old Canadian's disappointment continued in the TUF finale, as he was upset by Army Ranger Colton Smith via a unanimous decision at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday night. "He came in the house and whooped the crap out of everybody," Smith...
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December 16, 2012  |  Discuss

TUF 16 Finale Bonuses – $40K to Barry, Papazian, Elliott, Waldburger

The TUF 16 Finale provided an exciting night of fights from The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Colton Smith used a dominating ground game to defeat Mike Ricci to become this season Ultimate Fighter 16 winner. In the main event of the night, Roy Nelson recorded a first round finish with a technical knockout of Matt Mitrione. At the conclusion of the event UFC...
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December 16, 2012  |  Discuss

TUF Finale delivers in spades

Staff Sgt. Colton T. Smith conquers Mike Ricci to become the Ultimate Fighter.
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December 16, 2012  |  Discuss

The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale Results

Main Card (FX) Weight Class Method Round Time Notes Heavyweight Roy Nelson vs. Matt Mitrione Welterweight Colton Smith vs Mike Ricci Note 1 Heavyweight Pat Barry vs. Shane del Rosario Lightweight Melvin Guillard vs. Jamie Varner Featherweight Dustin Poirier vs. Jonathan Brookins Preliminary Card (Fuel TV) Welterweight Mike Pyle vs. James Head Bantamweight Johnny Bedford [...]
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale’ Live Results and Play-by-Play

“The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale” will be jumping off Saturday inside The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Facebook kicks off tonight’s festivities by streaming three preliminary bouts at approximately 5:35PM ET/2:35PM PT. Fans simply have to “Like” the UFC’s Facebook page in order to watch the scraps live. FUEL TV will then broadcast the remaining four...
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December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

TUF 16 Finale Results – Nelson vs. Mitrione, Ricci vs. Smith

The 16th season of The Ultimate Fighter comes to a conclusion tonight from The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Mike Ricci will battle Colton Smith in the finals for the opportunity to earn a six figure contract from the UFC. In the main event of the night features a clash of heavyweights Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione. Three preliminary card bouts will be streamed...
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December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale’ Live Results and Coverage

“The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale” takes place Saturday inside The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first preliminary bout is scheduled to start at approximately 5:35PM ET/2:35PM PT. Make sure to stay with 5thRound.com all night for our live coverage. Facebook will kick off the festivities by streaming a trio of prelims. Fans simply have to “Like” the...
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December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale’ Live Weigh-In Results

All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale” event will be tipping the scale today inside The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 5PM ET/2PM PT. Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition. Roy Nelson (Pictured) battles Matt...
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December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

TUF holds mixed emotions for Ricci

Mike Ricci tried to tone it down, although the "Ultimate Fighter" finalist seemed to know his rep had already been established early in the taping of the FX reality series. "It took a couple days to get used to the cameras," Ricci told FOXSports.com. "I was waking up and making sure I dressed well and brushed my hair. It's normal. Anybody is going to...
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December 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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