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Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz

Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz

Saturday night in the D.C. suburbs Gary Russell puts his WBC featherweight strap on the line against undefeated Joseph Diaz. This is an outstanding matchup–Russell is without question one of the division’s top three fighters and Diaz has established himself as a top-10 contender. Both men have stellar amateur resumes. I first noticed Diaz in [...]

May 17, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Carolina Panthers Sold to Billionaire David Tepper

Carolina Panthers Sold to Billionaire David Tepper

On Wednesday the Carolina Panthers announced that an agreement had been signed to sell the team to David Tepper, a billionaire hedge fund manager and a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to Ian Rappaport the deal is for $2.2 to $2.3 billion. In order to complete the deal, Tepper will have to sell [...]

May 16, 2018 admin Headlines, NFL 0

Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack

Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack

Adonis Stevenson is the lineal World Light Heavyweight Champion. Boxing fans can be forgiven if they do not much care for that fact, or do not even remember it. Since knocking out Chad Dawson in 2013, Stevenson has fallen far short of the ideal of a “fighting champ.” He has been active. He has won [...]

May 16, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Toronto Raptors ‘Quietly’ Shopped DeMar DeRozan on Trade Market Last Offseason

Toronto Raptors ‘Quietly’ Shopped DeMar DeRozan on Trade Market Last Offseason

If and when the Toronto Raptors make DeMar DeRozan available over the offseason, it won’t be the first time in the last year they’ve tested his trade market. According to The New York Times‘ Marc Stein, the team quietly gauged his value around the league this past summer and could do so again in the [...]

May 16, 2018 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Mikey Garcia vs. Vasyl Lomachenko: A Fight Boxing Needs

Mikey Garcia vs. Vasyl Lomachenko: A Fight Boxing Needs

Saturday night in Madison Square Garden Vasyl Lomachenko stopped Jorge Linares in Round 10 to capture the WBA lightweight belt. It made the Ukrainian superstar a three-division alphabet-soup champion in just his 12th professional bout. Anybody who is at all familiar with this column knows I don’t necessarily put a lot of weight in alphabet [...]

May 15, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mike Budenholzer Emerging as ‘The Focus’ of Bucks and Raptors Coaching Searches

Mike Budenholzer Emerging as ‘The Focus’ of Bucks and Raptors Coaching Searches

The competition for Mike Budenhozler’s services appear to be heating up. According to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the former Atlanta Hawks head honcho has emerged as the primary focus for both the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors: Mike Budenholzer has emerged as the focus of the Milwaukee and Toronto coaching searches, league sources tell ESPN. Raptors [...]

May 14, 2018 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Ben Simmons Not Taking Kobe’s Advice on Jump Shot

Ben Simmons Not Taking Kobe’s Advice on Jump Shot

Ben Simmons has already flashed the ability and potential to be a generational player in the NBA, maybe the next decade’s closest thing to Magic Johnson with the rare vision, ball handling, quickness and passing ability for a player of his size. There is one major knock on his game at this point though after [...]

May 11, 2018 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Draymond Green: “We Want Another Championship, it Doesn’t Matter to us Who we Play”

Draymond Green: “We Want Another Championship, it Doesn’t Matter to us Who we Play”

The western conference showdown that has felt destined for much of the NBA season has finally arrived, the Warriors vs the Rockets for the chance to go to the NBA Finals. Both juggernauts punched their tickets to the western conference finals on Tuesday night closing out the Jazz and Pelicans in five games respectively. The [...]

May 9, 2018 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Losing as a Way of Life

Losing as a Way of Life

Once again the Boxrec.com calendar has provided me with my weekly pugilistic curiosity. On Saturday in the legendary York Hall in London a boxing card will be held that features two fighters who sport a staggering combined of 7-137-1. In the evening’s main event, 4-1 Colin Day will face Fonz Alexander, a 30-year-old super featherweight [...]

May 9, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

SNL Pokes Fun at Cavaliers Roster Around LeBron

SNL Pokes Fun at Cavaliers Roster Around LeBron

While LeBron’s supporting cast has picked it up a bit in round two, it is no secret that James carried the Cavaliers to a series victory over the Pacers possibly more so than any other player for any other team in NBA history in the 1st round. LeBron averaged 34-9-9 and not one other player [...]

May 8, 2018 admin Headlines, NBA 0