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Video: highlights of Clay Guida

UFC returns to Abu Dhabi for the first time in four years. One of the top bouts of the card is Clay Guida taking on Tatsuya Kawajiri. Guida has built a reputation in MMA for being one of the most consistently entertaining fighters in the sport. While in UFC, Guida has won fight of the night five times–tied for third most by a fighter in the history of the promotion. Unfortunately...
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Connecticut Huskies Cement Position Among College Heavyweights

If you had have told the college basketball world back in November that the Connecticut Huskies would win the National Title in April, you wouldn’t have acquired many supporters. Told them the same thing on Selection Sunday? Maybe a few, but nothing convincing. As we stand here, two days after the final battle, you the master prophet, told us this day would come, and it finally...
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Will Oakland A’s new closer Jim Johnson bounce back?

Have you ever had a couple of bad days at a new job despite trying to make a good impression? Ever had thousands of people scream at you for making a couple of mistakes? Have you ever had an angry mob tell your bosses to send you home for the day, or banish you to your former employer? Well Oakland A’s new closer Jim Johnson’s has had all of this happen to him already in the...
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Tampa Bay Rays Matt Moore exits game with elbow discomfort

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Moore exited tonight’s contest in the 5th inning against the Kansas City Royals with an apparent arm injury. Moore exited the game after grimacing on a pitch to outfielder Norichika Aoki.  The Rays then tweeted an update stating Moore left the contest with elbow discomfort and initial tests were inconclusive. Moore is scheduled for an MRI on Tuesday...
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Philadelphia Phillies Cole Hamels roughed up in rehab start

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels got roughed up by Toronto Blue Jays minor leaguers in a rehab start for the Clearwater Threshers last night. Hamels is rehabbing a shoulder injury and made his first start of the spring against the Single “A” Dunedin Blue Jays at Bright House Field. Hamels was touched up for two runs on three hits in four innings of work, including the...
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Video: highlights of Ikuhisa Minowa

Ikuhisa Minowa, known to many as “Minowaman,“ was successful this past Saturday at Inoki Genome Fight 1. Minowa’s win was his third in as many bouts for Inoki Genome Federation. Minowa owns a career record of 59-35-8. Minowa has fought in Pancrase, Deep, Pride Fighting Championships, Dream, IGF and has had one bout in UFC. His massive list of famous opponents includes Yuki...
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Video: Brock Lesnar winning 2000 NCAA wrestling championship

No matter what else he has done in his career in WWE or UFC, Brock Lesnar will forever be known to pro wrestling fans as the man who ended The Streak. Yesterday at WrestleMania XXX, Lesnar became the first (and possibly only) man to defeat The Undertaker at WrestleMania. The circumstances that resulted in The E making such a booking decision will likely not be known until Brock or...
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Video: Satoshi Ishii in judo at the 2008 Olympics

This past weekend, Inoki Genome Federation–a mostly pro wrestling promotion–ran its first all-MMA card with Inoki Genome Fight 1. In the main event, current IGF champion Satoshi Ishii was victorious over Philip De Fries by unanimous decision. Ishii’s MMA career has seen mixed results as a deal with UFC failed to materialize and his victories haven’t garnered much excitement...
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NCAA Basketball Benefiting from NBA Minimum Age Rule

Is the one-and-done rule really damaging college basketball as a product? This has been an endless debate since the inception of the NBA minimum age requirement just a few years ago. Popular opinion suggests this rule has watered down the college game but this season’s NCAA Tournament suggests the complete opposite. While critics continue to push for reform to the NBA’s current...
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WrestleMania XXX match predictions

Because the results are predetermined, there are only two pro wrestling shows during the entire year where it is appropriate to predict the results: WrestleMania and New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s January 4th Tokyo Dome show–the WrestleMania of Japanese pro wrestling. I really, really, really hope I’m wrong about a couple of these predictions (won’t be hard to figure out which...
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The top 10 matches in WrestleMania history

How do you determine the best matches in the history of a pro wrestling event that has had plenty of classics? Well, I tried and came up with the following list of what I believe are the 10 best WrestleMania matches ever. These are the cream of the crop. the best of the best, the matches that are not only the most memorable and greatest in the history of WrestleMania, but also the...
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Mary Wilson Meets with Buffalo Bills Fans Yesterday To Honor Her Husband

Mary Wilson, the new controlling owner of the Buffalo Bills met with and thanked the team’s fans yesterday in a public memorial honoring late husband Ralph at the team’s field house that is adjacent to Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mary Wilson on behalf of the Bills said the following: “I want to take this opportunity to thank Bills fans and people everywhere for their tremendous...
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It was Magic 20 Years Ago With Bret Hart and Can Daniel Bryan Do the Same?

Daniel Bryan has been the most talked about professional wrestler since last year’s Summerslam as it might have been the birthplace of the YES! Movement. The Yes! Movement reached a crescendo just under a month ago on March 10th episode of WWE Monday Night Raw at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn. where it became Occupy Raw spearheaded by Bryan himself. It became an pure insanity...
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Kentucky Wildcats Lead by James Young Upset the Wisconsin Badgers

James Young, the 6-foot-6, 215 pound guard for the Kentucky Wildcats lead the team tonight with 17 points and five rebounds in defeating the second seeded Wisconsin Badgers. What’s amazing about James Young is that he is a true freshman and if he stays beyond this year, he could be something truly special. While the Badgers did seemingly everything they could to win this game,...
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The nine best WrestleManias ever

I believe that a list of the best has to serve as a high standard for whatever list it is being used on. With that in mind, I honestly tried hard to find 10 WrestleMania shows that could be considered the best of the 29 that have taken place. I came close, but not quite. Despite this, I stand by the following list of my picks for the best WrestleManias ever. The list is mostly in...
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DeAndre Daniels Leads UCONN Huskes in Upset of the Florida Gators

DeAndre Daniels, the forward of the UCONN Huskies had an extremely impressive double double with 20 points and 10 rebounds and was one of the main reasons why they upset the number overall seed Florida Gators who won their previous 30 games. The Huskies punched their ticket for Monday’s national championship game in the hopes of winning their fourth title in the school’s stoic...
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Video: Daniel Bryan winning the ROH title

Earlier this week I posted a video showing Daniel Bryan back in his days in Ring of Honor. Because the possibility exists that Bryan will wrestle on the final match of this year’s WrestleMania and win the WWE world title, why not get a taste of how it could look? As Bryan Danielson in ROH, Bryan won the promotion’s world title in September 2005 at the end of a storyline where...
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The week that was in Japanese pro wrestling (April 5, 2014)

This past week was another interesting one in the world of pro wrestling in Japan. Of course New Japan Pro Wrestling was at the center of it, but there was also a yearly Zero-1 show that is worth noting and Dramatic Dream Team (DDT) showing once again why I believe they are the Japanese version of WWE, but on crack, or maybe PCP, either would be a worthy metaphor. NJPW Runs Back...
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Inoki Genome Fight 1 results

Antonio Inoki‘s promotion, Inoki Genome Promotion (IGF), started off as a pro wrestling promotion that blended different forms of fighting into it with kickboxers and MMA fighters participating in pro wrestling matches with pro wrestlers and/or other fighters. The promotion also ran kickboxing matches and MMA bouts every so often. Today, the promotion staged its first all-MMA card...
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Ole Miss hits walk-off winner on attempted intentional walk

In the 13th inning Friday night, Auburn reliever Jay Wade attempted to walk Ole Miss third baseman Austin Anderson for the third straight plate appearance of the game. The problem for Wade is that he didn’t exactly get the pitch into the catcher’s glove. As seen below, Anderson saw the ball coming over the plate and launched it over the wall in right-field for a three-run walk...
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Bellator 115 results

The latest installment of season 10 of Bellator MMA was headlined by heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov defending the title against UFC veteran Cheick Kongo. A middleweight tournament semifinal bout between Dan Cramer and Jeremy Kimball was canceled due to Kimball not making weight. The same happened to a welterweight semifinal bout between Andrey Koreshkov and Sam Oropeza when...
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Time Warner Cable and DirecTV still at odds over Dodgers Network

Dodger Stadium will once again come to life on Friday afternoon as the Los Angeles Dodgers will play their first home game of the season. While the excitement will be overwhelming at the stadium, those in front of their television could be without Dodgers baseball for even longer than first expected. Time Warner Cable, the distributor of the Dodger owned channel SportsNet LA, announced...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Even more memorable moments in WrestleMania history

Earlier this week, I put out a list of the greatest moments in WrestleMania history. This is a list of moments from WrestleMania history that are also worth remembering. They aren’t my picks for the greatest, but some might be on other people’s lists of the greatest WrestleMania moments. Just like the previous list, the moment itself and historical significance were taken into...
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The week that was in American pro wrestling (April 4, 2014)

WrestleMania weekend is upon us. It is the biggest weekend of the year for American pro wrestling and even minor league and Indy promotions try to get in on the action. So, no surprise, the big news of the past week centered on this weekend and the shows taking place from today through Sunday. Go-Home RAW and What it Could Mean for WrestleMania XXX A commonly used booking method...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Florida Gators Coach Billy Donovan Win His Third NCAA Title?

Billy Donovan whom is easily the best coach in the history of the Florida Gators since taking over the team in 1996 at 30 years old. This is the Gators’ fifth final four appearance and the forth under Donovan overall. The Gators have the seventh seeded and East Region qualifier, the UCONN Huskies in the national semi-final and that tips off at 6:09pm on Saturday evening. With Billy...
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