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Oscar Valdez vs. Genesis Servania

Oscar Valdez vs. Genesis Servania

Mexico has one of the world’s great boxing traditions. But historically, this has not been evident much on the international amateur scene. Mexican stars generally serve their apprenticeships in the small clubs of Mexico City and Sonora, against older journeymen, rather than in the amateur ranks. Julio Cesar Chavez made his pro debut at 17. [...]

September 20, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Nearly Half of the NBA’s Teams Reportedly Lost Money During 2016-17 Season

Nearly Half of the NBA’s Teams Reportedly Lost Money During 2016-17 Season

A confidential report obtained by ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst shows that nearly half of the NBA’s teams reported net losses last season. Though this field dwindles down to nine when taking into account the league’s revenue-sharing program, roughly one-third of the Association still finishes in the red. Here’s more from Lowe and Windhorst: [...]

September 20, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Chase Headley Took an 87-mph Pitch to the Groin (Video)

Chase Headley Took an 87-mph Pitch to the Groin (Video)

Yankees infielder Chase Headley was hit by a pitch in the absolute worst place possible on Tuesday night. During the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins the New York Yankees’ designated hitter was hit by a 87.9-mph pitch to the groin from reliever Dillon Gee. To his credit, Headley remained in the game despite the [...]

September 20, 2017 admin Headlines, Hot Seat, MLB 0

Updated Pound-for-Pound Top 10

Updated Pound-for-Pound Top 10

It’s been a huge summer for boxing and the time is now right to update the pound-for-pound top 10 list. The past couple of months have seen more shake ups than usual. 1. Andre Ward: Ward might never earn the affection of the casuals but hardcore fans realize we are seeing a special talent every [...]

September 19, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Wiggins to Sign $148 Million Extension Before Camp

Wiggins to Sign $148 Million Extension Before Camp

While it has been rumored all summer that Andrew Wiggins would get a massive extension, and that he was not on the table whatsoever in any Kyrie Irving trade talks, yesterday’s report from Darren Wolfson all but confirms that Wiggins has verbally agreed and will sign a five-year, $148 million extension before camp opens. The [...]

September 19, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Kyrie Irving Why He Didn’t Tell LeBron James About Trade Request: ‘Why Would I Have To?’

Kyrie Irving Why He Didn’t Tell LeBron James About Trade Request: ‘Why Would I Have To?’

Bless the NBA offseason. Seriously, it’s awesome. It can be dull at points, but relative to other professional sports, we’re treated to a steady, if inundating, stream of amazing. Among the latest: Kyrie Irving appearing on ESPN’s First Take and saying everything without saying anything on the topic of LeBron James. Stephen A. Smith asked [...]

September 18, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Canelo vs. GGG Aftermath: Ban Adalaide Byrd

Canelo vs. GGG Aftermath: Ban Adalaide Byrd

It’s sad, really, how utterly unsurprising it is–another major boxing weekend has come and gone and instead of appreciating a great fight, fans are largely left to scream in outrage. But while it is not surprising, it is certainly disappointing. On Saturday night, Gennady Golovkin and Saul Alvarez waged a true battle. Both men displayed [...]

September 18, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Marshawn Lynch Fined $12K for Flipping the Bird vs. Titans

Marshawn Lynch Fined $12K for Flipping the Bird vs. Titans

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was fined $12,000 for an obscene hand gesture during Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans. Marshawn stuck both his middle fingers up during the game, a gesture which was broadcast on television. Sunday’s game marked Lynch’s regular-season return to the NFL after retiring for the 2016 season. He unretired after [...]

September 15, 2017 admin Headlines, NFL 0

Canelo vs. GGG: Keep Your Eyes on the Score Cards

Canelo vs. GGG: Keep Your Eyes on the Score Cards

Barring a knockout, winners and losers in boxing are decided by subjective judging. That makes controversy and debate inevitable and corruption easily facilitated. I think boxing fans as a group are far too quick to cry “robbery.” Honest, and capable, observers can easily disagree on how to score a particular round. And fights can look [...]

September 15, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Cleveland Cavaliers Have ‘No Plans’ to Trade Kevin Love

Cleveland Cavaliers Have ‘No Plans’ to Trade Kevin Love

To answer a question many of you had and many of you didn’t: No, the Cleveland Cavaliers don’t currently have a desire to deal Kevin Love in the aftermath of the Kyrie Irving trade. From ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe: The Cavs have contemplated trading Love off and on almost since that series, though they have no [...]

September 14, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0