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We have been waiting years for this fight to happen, and at every step of the way I have believed that Floyd Mayweather Jr. would beat Manny Pacquiao. There is one simple reason I feel that way: Floyd is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Mayweather is one of the best defensive fighters in...Read More
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski attended the Kentucky Derby with some teammates and friends on Saturday, and he was one of the best-dressed spectators at Churchill Downs. Gronk went with a red and green plaid suit that was complete with a green tie and a white fedora. He hung out with Tom Brady,...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy is not off to a great start with his new team, and an ill-advised comment he made on Friday night about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks certainly didn’t help. After the Carolina Panthers drafted 6-foot-5 wide receiver Devin Funchess, someone on Twitter referred to Funchess and Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin — who...
By Steve DelVecchio At the request of Floyd Mayweather Jr., CNN reporter Rachel Nichols and ESPN reporter Michelle Beadle will not be covering the boxing event that many are calling the “fight of the century.” Nichols revealed on Saturday that Mayweather’s camp has blocked media credentials for both her and Beadle and banned them from his fight against Manny Pacquiao on...
By Steve DelVecchio Alex Rodriguez belted the 660th home run of his career on Friday night, and it was a big one. In addition to tying Willie Mays for fourth place on MLB’s all-time home run list, A-Rod gave the New York Yankees a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning of an eventual victory over the Boston Red Sox. Rodriguez, who was called upon as a pinch-hitter, was overcome with emotion...
By Larry Brown Manny Pacquiao has received support from many parties leading up to his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Saturday, and one of the more notable well-wishes he received came from Jerry Jones. The Dallas Cowboys owner has a history with Pac-Man and hosted two of the Filipino fighter’s bouts in 2010 when he opened up his new stadium in Arlington. Jones also tried...
Matt Harvey seems to have a subtle message in his locker for the media that covers him. Harvey, who improved to 5-0 after shutting out the Washington Nationals over seven innings Friday night, was interviewed in front of his locker following the game. Many fans noticed an interesting item he had on a shelf. Matt...Read More
One of the best stories of the NFL draft was the attendance of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, who was there to announce the team’s second round pick on Friday. Kelly received a standing ovation from the Chicago crowd when he announced the team’s selection of Florida State CB Ronald Darby. He said being...Read More
By Larry Brown Matt Barnes apparently is not too fond of Colin Kaepernick. The Los Angeles Clippers forward posted on Instagram Thursday to congratulate fellow Sacramento native Arik Armstead on being drafted in the first round by the 49ers. In the caption for his post, Barnes took a shot at Kaepernick by calling him a “hoe" (see the post here). Between Barnes’ comment and what...
Being billed as the Super Bowl of boxing, the illustrious Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight is a guarantee to set the record for most pay-per-view buys in history and should surpass the previous high by a wide margin. Yahoo!’s Kevin Iole says the fight is “tracking for an enormous number” on pay-per-view. He believes it could...Read More
By Larry Brown Perhaps the only one happier than the Miami Dolphins about the team selecting DeVante Parker in the NFL draft is the wide receiver’s mother. The Dolphins chose Parker No. 14 overall on Thursday, making him the third wide receiver selected in the draft. Parker’s mother is ecstatic about the pick because she knows things could have been much worse. For instance...
Cardale Jones had Ohio State fans hyperventilating for a few minutes on Friday after pulling a Twitter prank. Jones, who took over as starting quarterback of the Buckeyes for the Big Ten Championship game and led the team to the national championship, tweeted that he was transferring to Akron: It was a rough decision but...Read More
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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was in no mood to be called “corny” on Thursday night. Just ask the Twitter follower who hurled the insult his way. Twitter user @theelectwoman08, whose account is protected, for some reason decided to tweet that Bryant is “so corny.” Dez fired back by calling her “fat girl” and...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio If former Oregon star Marcus Mariota wants to keep his No. 8 jersey with the Tennessee Titans, he better start banging out some curls. On Friday morning, Titans kicker Ryan Succop — the current owner of Tennessee’s No. 8 jersey — posted a video on Instagram of himself working out and said Mariota can have his number for free if the rookie beats him in...
When former Georgia star Todd Gurley was taken by the St. Louis Rams with the No. 10 overall pick in the draft Thursday night, thousands of viewers were wondering the same thing — who’s that lady? That lady is Olivia Davison, who is a member of the University of Georgia class of 2016. She is...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio All 32 picks of the first round of the 2015 NFL draft have been used, and none of them were traded as part of a package for Adrian Peterson. Now that it seems all but certain that Peterson is stuck in Minnesota, he wants more guaranteed money. In an interview with Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports on Friday, Peterson’s agent Ben Dogra completely changed...
After he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night, Jameis Winston shared a photo of himself on social media enjoying crab legs. He later deleted the photo, leading many to believe Winston was poking fun at himself and the team told him the joke was not a good idea. However, there may...Read More
The Philadelphia Eagles worked hard to move up the board in the days leading up to the draft, but in the end the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tennessee Titans both decided they needed quarterbacks too badly to trade their picks. According to various reports, the Eagles tried to swing deals with both teams. Most people...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio Joakim Noah loves talking trash as much as anyone in the NBA, and he has directed some of his past taunts at the city of Cleveland. After the Chicago Bulls demolished the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night, Noah took yet another lighthearted swipe at the home of the Cavaliers. “I never thought I’d say this, but I’m very excited to go to Cleveland,”...
Despite all of the off-field concerns surrounding him, Jameis Winston was still taken by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. And rather than letting the past be the past, he decided to come out swinging with a photo of himself eating crab legs. After he was drafted,...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio The Spurs failed to finish off the Clippers on Thursday night, and as a result the two teams will travel to Los Angeles for Game 7 on Saturday. After San Antonio’s 102-96 loss at home, head coach Gregg Popovich ripped the defending champs and said they should be “embarrassed.” “We lost because the Clippers were determined, physical, focused, played harder...
By Steve DelVecchio How many people in the Philippines are expected to watch Manny Pacquiao’s title fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday night? Enough that local officials have asked residents to turn off some household appliances to assure there are not power outages during the bout. According to the AFP, residents of the western Philippines are being urged to unplug...
By Steve DelVecchio The Denver Broncos traded up in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night to select Shane Ray. The former Missouri linebacker believes he has gone to the perfect team. After he was picked, Ray told Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports that he can’t wait to wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks with Von Miller and company. Ray had to have been relieved...
There is going to be a crowded backfield in St. Louis, and it sounds like Zac Stacy doesn’t want to be a part of it. The Rams drafted Todd Gurley with the No. 10 pick in the first round of this year’s draft, making it two years in a row that they drafted a running...Read More
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