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Manny Pacquiao Down Under

Manny Pacquiao Down Under

Manny Pacquiao is one of the two biggest boxing stars of this century. He is a genuine, four-division world champion and has won major fights against opponents from 112 to 150 pounds. In short, he is an all-time, pound-for-pound elite. Even at 38, his status in the sport remains high. Last year he defeated Timothy [...]

June 28, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Jeff Horn and the WBO’s Lack of Integrity

Jeff Horn and the WBO’s Lack of Integrity

Today while listening to the radio I heard a pair of advertisements for Manny Pacquiao’s fight this weekend with Jeff Horn. In the spots, Horn was referred to as Australia’s “No. 1 ranked world contender.” I truly winced to hear such dishonesty offered up on the public air waves. I asked myself: Who could be [...]

June 28, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

The New York Knicks and Phil Jackson Have Agreed to Part Ways…No, Seriously

The New York Knicks and Phil Jackson Have Agreed to Part Ways…No, Seriously

Phil Jackson’s reign of terror over the New York Knicks will not span more than 171 losses. The New York Knicks and team president Phil Jackson announced Wednesday morning that they mutually agreed to part ways. “After careful thought and consideration, we mutually agreed that the Knicks will be going in a different direction,” Knicks [...]

June 28, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Serena Williams Bares it All for Vanity Fair

Serena Williams Bares it All for Vanity Fair

Serena Williams who is due to give birth to her first child later this summer posed nude for the cover of the most recent issue of Vanity Fair. The photograph by Annie Leibovitz depicts Williams in front of a stark background, nude except for her hand in front of her breasts and a waist chain, [...]

June 27, 2017 admin Headlines, Tennis 0

LeBron Says Allen Iverson “Was a God”

LeBron Says Allen Iverson “Was a God”

There has been a lot of Allen Iverson chatter in recent days (don’t we all miss A.I. in our lives?) with the debut of the BIG3 league and Iverson’s first public appearance on a basketball court in about six years. As such, numerous players have shared their affinity for Iverson as a role model and [...]

June 27, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Manny Pacquiao’s Five Biggest Wins

Manny Pacquiao’s Five Biggest Wins

If Manny Pacquiao beats Jeff Horn this Saturday in Australia, it will add nothing to his legacy. Unless Horn shocks the world and upsets Pacquiao, the bout will be no more than a historical footnote. Pacquiao became a legend by beating other legends–at times in sensational fashion. These are the five most important lines on [...]

June 27, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

How to Make Mayweather-McGregor a Good Fight

How to Make Mayweather-McGregor a Good Fight

At this point I am resigned to it–Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor are going to fight. They are going to fight and it is going to be the only fight casual fans and mainstream sports media talks about this year. As a dedicated fan, historian and practitioner of combat sports, I find the situation frustrating. [...]

June 23, 2017 Briggs Seekins Headlines, MMA 0

Red Sox Pay Tribute to Big Papi Ahead of Retirement

Red Sox Pay Tribute to Big Papi Ahead of Retirement

The former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, or Big Papi as most know him, will have his No. 34 on the facade in right field at Fenway Park. His number permanently retired before Boston takes on the Los Angeles Angels tonight. Ortiz joined the Red Sox in 2003 and went on to be a driving [...]

June 23, 2017 admin Headlines, MLB 0

The Updated Pound-for-Pound Top 10

The Updated Pound-for-Pound Top 10

Following Andre Ward’s TKO victory over Sergey Kovalev last weekend, it’s a good time to update the pound-for-pound top 10. It’s worth noting, below Andre Ward in the top sport, there is more room for disagreement from 2-9 than there has been in a long time. No. 1: Andre Ward His position here was tenuous [...]

June 22, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Magic Gets Disney Sponsorship Deal for 2017-18 Season

Magic Gets Disney Sponsorship Deal for 2017-18 Season

In what seems to be a perfect marriage that was destined to come true the moment jersey sponsorships became official for the 2017-18 season, the Orlando Magic have agreed to a deal with Disney to sponsor their jerseys for the 2017-18 season. Surprisingly the patch doesn’t really stand out too much from the uniform as [...]

June 22, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0