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James Toney Fights This Weekend

James Toney Fights This Weekend

In October of 1988 I was playing defensive end and pull guard for my high school football team. James Toney, who had recently turned 20, was making his professional boxing debut. Now in my middle years, I still try to stay in shape. I hit the gym four to five times a week to lift [...]

May 12, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mike D’Antoni Confirms What We Already Knew: He Left Knicks in 2012 Because of Carmelo Anthony

Mike D’Antoni Confirms What We Already Knew: He Left Knicks in 2012 Because of Carmelo Anthony

Why, yes, the relationship between Mike D’Antoni and Carmelo Anthony during their brief time together with the New York Knicks really was that bad. So bad, D’Antoni quit. And he clearly, and finally, admitted as much to ESPN The Magazine‘s Tim Keown: In New York in 2012, after Anthony said the team needed to choose [...]

May 11, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Shannon Briggs vs. Fres Oquendo

Shannon Briggs vs. Fres Oquendo

No matter what you think about Shannon Briggs, let’s make one thing clear. He is one of just 37 men to hold the true Heavyweight Championship during the gloved era. I would rank him very far down that vaunted list–ahead of Leon Spinks, certainly. But he is in that bottom quintile. Briggs became the champion [...]

May 11, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

The Rise and Fall of Yuri Gamboa

The Rise and Fall of Yuri Gamboa

It is one of life’s hard truths–nothing is guaranteed. And was with most hard truths, it is even more true in the brutal sport of boxing. It was not so very long ago that Yuriorkis Gamboa was on almost everybody’s list of future superstars. The Cuban won gold medals at the 2004 Olympics and the [...]

May 10, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Kyle Lowry Confirms He’ll Opt Out of Contract, Denver Nuggets Might Be His ‘Top Option’

Kyle Lowry Confirms He’ll Opt Out of Contract, Denver Nuggets Might Be His ‘Top Option’

So much for Kyle Lowry’s return to the Toronto Raptors being a formality. The 31-year-old confirmed on Monday, a mere 24 hours after his team was eliminated from the playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers, that he would be opting out of his contract this summer: We knew this was coming, so it’s not news. But [...]

May 10, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Senators Beat Rangers, Advance to Eastern Conference Finals

Senators Beat Rangers, Advance to Eastern Conference Finals

The Ottawa Senators are headed to the Eastern conference finals for the first time since 2007. They will face either Pittsburgh or Washington in the next round. Captain Erik Karlsson scored and added an assist to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 4-2 win to eliminate the New York Rangers in Game 6. Mike Hoffman, [...]

May 10, 2017 admin Headlines, NHL 0

The Islanders Will Likely Offer John Tavares an 8-Year Deal

The Islanders Will Likely Offer John Tavares an 8-Year Deal

According to Newsday, the New York Islanders are likely to offer John Tavares an 8-year contract worth approximately $10 million per season. Tavares still has one more season before his contract is up but the Islanders GM is eager to lock him in before potentially losing him for nothing in the 2018 free-agency window. Tavares, [...]

May 9, 2017 admin Headlines, NHL 0

Terry Collins Expects Matt Harvey to Apologize to his Teammates

Terry Collins Expects Matt Harvey to Apologize to his Teammates

Over the weekend Matt Harvey was handed a three-game suspension for violating club rules. Harvey was golfing earlier in the day and apparently developed a migraine and decided not to attend the game. Unfortunately, he failed to inform his team that he would not be attending until after he was suppose to arrive. Upon his [...]

May 9, 2017 admin Headlines, MLB 0

There Were ‘Late-Season Rumblings’ Kyle Lowry Would Leave Raptors for Western Conference Team

There Were ‘Late-Season Rumblings’ Kyle Lowry Would Leave Raptors for Western Conference Team

Kyle Lowry watched from the sidelines as his Toronto Raptors got bounced by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the second round. It was the second tilt in a row he missed after sustaining an ankle injury in Game 2. It may also be the last time he watches a Raptors game as a [...]

May 8, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Finally: Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez

Finally: Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez

In a fair world, Gennady Golovkin would have fought for the lineal middleweight championship near the end of 2013, or in the first half of 2014 at the latest. Following his Round 3 KO of Matthew Macklin June 2013, GGG was one of the sport’s hottest fighters and unquestionably the No. 1 contender to Sergio [...]

May 8, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0