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The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale results

The finale of The Ultimate Fighter Nations took place tonight. All four finalists were from Team Cote, representing Canada, and were all making their UFC debuts. The middleweight final matched Elias Theodorou and Sheldon Westcott while the welterweight final matched Oliver Aubin-Mercier and Chad Laprise. The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale took place at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec...
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Wladimir Klitschko’s April 26 bout against Alex Leapai to air on ESPN

A bout involving either of the Klitschko brothers airing in the U.S. has become rarer as the years have passed. The undisputed kings of boxing‘s heavyweight division don’t provide the pizazz and excitement in their bouts that glues people to their seats near a television. The two are technically brillant boxers who overwhelm, outclass and beat their opponents. There isn’t anything...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson and New York Jets a perfect match

From the moment Chris Johnson was released, the team he has been constantly linked to was the New York Jets. Today the Jets and Johnson agreed on a two-year deal that is a perfect match for both parties. Johnson brings the speed the Jets sorely lack on offense and New York gives the running back another chance to prove that he’s still one of the best in the league. The...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mikey Garcia filing suit against Top Rank Boxing

Current WBO super featherweight champion Mikey Garcia appears to be looking to split from his current promoter, Top Rank Boxing. As first reported by Jeandra LeBeauf of BadCulture.net and then by Bad Left Hook, Garcia has reported filed suit against his promoter, according to a report and court documents. Garcia’s complaint is that he signed contracts in 2007 and 2009 with Top...
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Josh Freeman and New York Giants close in on contract

The next act of quarterback Josh Freeman’s career will most likely play out in New York. According to ESPN, Freeman is set to ink a deal with the Giants as they work through Eli Manning’s ankle injury. Freeman enthusiasts should not get their hopes up as the 26-year-old has a very minimal opportunity to see any real time. Manning will be fine and barring a dire turn of events...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy preview

For all the trash talking that has taken place leading up to the main event of Wednesday’s The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale card, the bout between Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy isn’t one built on trash talk. No, this bout is about the winner gaining redemption and the ability to move on with his career while the loser will need to potentially come to the reality that they...
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World Cup 2014 Profiles: Nigeria and Iran

Three groups left to analyse, and it’s the turn of World Cup Group F to come under the microscope. For me, this is one of the easiest groups to predict, at least it would take a brave man to pick anyone other than Argentina to win the group. I think Bosnia-Herzegovina will take second place, leaving Nigeria and Iran to pick between the last two spots. Nigeria Top Scorer – Emmanuel...
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Video: highlights of Donald Cerrone

One of the most entertaining fighters in MMA is Donald Cerrone. This weekend, he takes on Edson Barboza on the main card of UFC‘s latest nationally televised card. This bout is almost guaranteed to be fast-paced and full of action, even if it doesn’t get out of the opening round. With his fists as well as his feet, Cerrone has produced some memorable knockouts as well as contributed...
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Is Donald Trump close to purchasing Buffalo Bills?

Can a man who once tried to compete with NFL be close to purchasing one of its teams? According to the Buffalo News, billionaire Donald Trump is serious about purchasing the Buffalo Bills. “I’m going to give it a heavy shot,” Trump told the News on Monday from his office in Manhattan. “I would love to do it, and if I can do it, I’m keeping it in Buffalo.” If Trump was...
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Video: highlights of Khabib Nurmagomedov

The final prelim bout of this Saturday’s UFC on Fox card features lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov is undefeated in 21 pro MMA bouts. He has spread the love around by winning seven bouts by decision, seven by submission and seven by knockout or TKO. Like many fighters, Nurmagomedov has fought most of his career in his home country, in this case Russia. A veteran of...
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Video: highlights of Rafael dos Anjos

Rafael dos Anjos and Khabib Nurmagomedov have a chance to create a bout that could be the sleeper hit of this Saturday’s UFC on Fox card. This lightweight bout is the main event of the prelim bouts televised on Fox Sports 1. Dos Anjos split his first eight bouts in UFC, but has rebounded since then and is currently on a five-bout winning streak. His most recent win was against...
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The week that was in American pro wrestling (Wrestlemania XXX edition)

There is one pro wrestling show that stands above all others, no matter the promotion or country: WrestleMania. Last Sunday, WrestleMania XXX took place and like any WrestleMania, there was plenty to talk about. What made this WrestleMania different from most in recent years is that there was mainstream coverage of the match results that included shout-outs from Woody Page and Tony...
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Saul Alvarez to fight Erislandy Lara on July 12

It had been known for some time that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez‘s next bout would be on July 12; now his opponent is known. Erislandy Lara will box Alvarez on July 12 in a bout that will be broadcast as part of a pay-per-view for Showtime. Bad Left Hook and ESPN have reported the announcement of the bout and that it will not be for Lara’s WBA world light middleweight title. This...
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Video: highlights of Blagoi Ivanov

Blagoi Ivanov advanced to the final of Bellator MMA‘s season 10 heavyweight tournament with a win this past Friday at Bellator 116. Ivanov is undefeated in MMA, holding a record of 11-0 with a no contest due to the ring breaking during his bout at a card in his home country of Bulgaria. Six of Ivanov’s wins have come in Bellator with those wins showing off Ivanov’s versatility...
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San Diego Padres lock up Jedd Gyorko

The San Diego Padres have locked up second baseman Jedd Gyorko for six years at a price tag of more than $32 million. The deal includes and club option for a seventh year as first reported by Buster Olney of ESPN. Sources: The Padres have agreed to terms with second baseman Jedd Gyorko on a multi-year extension. Will be announced today. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) April 14, 2014...
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LeSean McCoy doesn’t think much of Tim Tebow

Rarely does a player who hasn’t had an impact on an NFL game in two years keep coming up in conversation. (Un)Luckily for us, there are no shortages of opinions when it comes to former quarterback Tim Tebow, and Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is not impressed. McCoy was recently asked who was the best player not currently playing in the NFL? While the star running...
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Did the Boston Red Sox slap Jon Lester in the face with offer?

Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester has spent his entire nine-year MLB career in Boston after the Red Sox selected him in the 2nd round of the 2002 amateur draft. Lester is poised to become a free agent at season’s end with a track record worthy of a multi-year deal north of $20 million per season. However the Red Sox reportedly offered the hurler a 4 year/$70 million dollar contract...
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Video: highlights of Vladimir Matyushenko

Vladimir Matyushenko fought his last bout in professional mixed martial arts this past Friday. The man known as “The Janitor” retired with a career record of 27-8. Matyushenko had his greatest success in IFC and IFL where he won the IFL light heavyweight title while going 12-1 combined in the two promotions. Matyushenko had two stints in UFC and both had mixed results. He fought...
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Gokhan Saki wins Glory’s inaugural light heavyweight title at Glory 15

It was a mix of sweet and sour for Gokhan Saki as he won Glory‘s inaugural kickboxing light heavyweight championship at Glory 15. Saki won the title after winning a one-night tournament by defeating Nathan Corbet and then Tyrone Spong. It was sweet because Saki is Turkish and was able to win the tournament and the title in Istanbul; it was sour because of how Saki won the final...
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Manny Pacquiao earns revenge and WBO welterweight title with unanimous decision win over Timothy Bradley

When Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley first fought nearly two years ago, Pacquiao appeared to have won by such a wide margin that Bradley’s split decision win was seen as a robbery by virtually the entire boxing world. Saturday night when the two fought for a second time, Pacquiao again won by a wide margin, but the judges got it right this time. Pacquiao won back the WBO welterweight...
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The week that was in American pro wrestling (April 12, 2014)

WrestleMania weekend in American pro wrestling is always dominated by one show; it’s in the name of the weekend and is the biggest show in all of pro wrestling, so why wouldn’t it dominate the weekend? However, there always are other stories on WrestleMania weekend. WWE Trying to Block Indy and Minor League Pro Wrestling Shows at WrestleMania Weekend Next Year For years now,...
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Chad Johnson To Try Out for the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL

Chad Johnson,Chad Ochocinco whatever you want to call him and yes you read that right as he is trying his hand at football again though it’s for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Canada’s The Sports Network (their equivalent of ESPN) first reported this story just over an hour ago that he would try out for the stoic Alouettes after last playing in the NFL...
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Tampa Bay Lightning Winger Ryan Malone Arrested for DUI and Cocaine Possession

Ryan Malone, a right wing for the Tampa Bay Lightning was arrested at 5:40 A.M. this morning. Malone was released on $2,500 bond and it is uncertain if he had an attorney or he just bailed himself out of jail. Tampa Bay Police Lt. Paul Lusczynski says Malone’s breath smelled like alcohol when he was stopped by an officer early Saturday. According to a police report, the officer...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson: Does He Have Much Left in the Tank or is He Close to Retirement?

Phil Mickelson will be 44 years old on June 16th, and it’s looking like father time is rearing his head into this golfing great’s business. He is an amazing person for the tour as he always goes above and beyond for fans, to give him a nickname from another sport he’s “The People’s Champion”, as he will be one of the first ones out there signing autographs during practice...
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2014 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Offensive Tackle Jake Matthews

In an NFL Draft with no shortage of elite offensive tackles, one could argue that Texas A&M Aggies Jake Matthews might be the best of the bunch. Height:  6-foot-5 ½ inches Weight:  308 pounds Hand Size:  9 7/8” Official 40 yard dash time:  5.07 seconds College:  Texas A&M Year:  Senior Strengths: Matthews is a good, strong athlete for the tackle position.  He was...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss
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