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  • Conor McGregor says ref stopped fight too soon after loss to Floyd Mayweather 0 CommentsPosted by Lem Satterfield on August 27, 2017 under MMA

    In the biggest boxing event of the year, Floyd Mayweather made good on his promise to end the fight before it went the distance, defeating Conor McGregor by TKO in the tenth round.

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  • Trump gives impromptu press conference in Florida 0 CommentsPosted by Josh Alper on December 29, 2016 under Nascar

    Trump gives impromptu press conference in Florida

    President-elect Donald Trump briefly spoke to reporters in Florida on Wednesday.

    With boxing promoter Don King by his side in front of the Mar-a-Lago resort, Trump opined on a handful of current events, including US Secretary of State John Kerry’s final plea for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

    Saying Kerry’s assessment “speaks for itself,” Trump declined to go into specifics, adding cryptically: “different views … we’ll see what happens after January 20, right?”

    RELATED: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

    Earlier Wednesday, Trump tweeted, “We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect. They used to have a great friend in the U.S., but not anymore.”

    On the continuing federal investigations into Russian hacking during the US election, Trump said intelligence officials “should do the best they can, figure it all out.”

    That comment is a departure from the president-elect’s claims that the allegations against Russia — made by the US Department of Homeland Security, the Director of National Intelligence, the CIA, and affirmed by the FBI — were nothing more than partisan politics.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, a former 2016 Republican presidential candidate, accused Russia of attacking his campaign operations also — and said Russian President Vladimir Putin should face “crippling sanctions” for it.

    RELATED: What Putin and Trump have said about each other

    Trump scoffed at Graham’s assertion: “I don’t know what he’s doing. I haven’t spoken to Senator Graham … as you know he ran against me.”

    Trump continued: “I think we ought to get on with our lives. I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what is going on.”

    The White House is getting ready to announce punishment for Russia’s cyberattacks.

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    SEE ALSO: The White House throws cold water on Trump’s suggestion that Obama is muddling the transition to power

    DON’T MISS: KERRY: ‘We could not, in good conscience, stand in the way’ of the UN resolution on Israel

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  • WWE Money in the Bank Kickoff Match Announced, Backstage News on Why Damien Sandow Was Allowed to Work Recent Indy Match 0 CommentsPosted by Brett McMurphy on June 13, 2016 under Wrestling

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    Backstage News on Why Damien Sandow Was Allowed to Work Indy Match

    As noted, Damien Sandow competed in an 8 man tag team match at the MCW event over the weekend in Joffa, MD. According to Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com, Sandow does have a no-compete clause in his WWE contract, and although it doesn’t expire until August 7th Sandow is allowed to work indy shows as long as they’re not televised or on PPV or iPPV.

    WATCH: Damien Sandow Brings Back Stunt Double Gimmick During Big 8-Man Tag Team Match

    WWE Money in the Bank Kickoff Match Announced

    As we noted just moments ago, WWE has announced Dana Brooke and Charlotte vs Becky Lynch and Natalya will take place at WWE Money in the Bank.

    Read Also: Updated WWE Money in the Bank PPV Card

    WWE has since announced that for the third straight PPV in a row, Dolph Ziggler vs Baron Corbin will take place on the Money in the Bank Kickoff show.

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  • LISTEN NOW: The Road to WrestleMania 31 Continues as The Lapsed Fan Runs Down WrestleMania 2! 0 CommentsPosted by Josh Alper on September 10, 2014 under Wrestling

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    The Lapsed Fan continues its 30-week, 30 Wrestlemania journey with what the world had come to in 1986, Wrestlemania 2.

    It’s the deuce, in perhaps more ways than one, as the WWF aims too high in trying to push the same buttons that made the first Wrestlemania such a success – a litany of celebrities and Mr. T mixing it up – while trying to basically have three Wrestlemanias at once. One city wasn’t enough – this had to play out in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

    Hosts Jack Encarnacao and JP Sarro – with another enlightening contribution from the guru Dave Meltzer – journey and lampoon their way through the second Grand Daddy of them All, including:

    - The New York Athletic Commission’s insistence that they regulate Mr. T versus Roddy Piper in a worked boxing match, only to stand idly by as Piper threw a stool at T in between rounds and committed a litany of other heinous breaches without consequence
    - Fans are left asking “where’s the beef?” when a mic fails
    - The Wrestlemania debuts of event icons Jake Roberts and Randy Savage
    - Susan St. James brings her … perspective to the color commentary chair
    - Dynamite Kid and Terry Funk’s one real chance to strut their stuff on the WWF’s grand stage
    - The NFLer who had heat with Andre leading into the Battle Royal
    - Big John Studd no-sells Bill Fralic
    - The debut of the blue cage
    - Hogan slams Bundy and victimizes Heenan
    - Check your drawers, it’s G. Gordon Liddy

    Jump on this speeding locomotive that is The Lapsed Fan’s 30-week Wrestlemania mission!

    You can listen to the show in the video player below, or alternatively you can download it by clicking here. (Right Click/Save As)

    To check out past episodes of The Lapsed Fan, be sure to click here!

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  • Another Update on RVD’s New WWE Deal, Former NXT Diva Anya Discusses Her WWE Release & More 0 CommentsPosted by Terence Moore on June 19, 2013 under Wrestling

    RVDAnother Update on RVD's New WWE Deal

    Despite WWE listing Rob Van Dam as a full-time roster member on the company's roster Facebook page, both F4WOnline.com and now PWInsider.com are reporting that RVD's new WWE deal is a short term contract, and is a part-time deal as well. As previously announced, RVD will be returning to WWE at the Money in the Bank PPV.

    Former NXT Diva Anya Discusses Her WWE Release & More

    The following has been issued by DivaDirt.com:

    Recently released WWE NXT developmental talent Anya — real name Anna Bogomozaova — joins Diva Dirt exclusively to talk about her departure for the first time.

    Anna addresses her release, her background in kickboxing, her plans for the future and how she became NXT's powerhouse Diva due to her 6'1″ frame.

    Listen here:?http://www.diva-dirt.com/2013/06/18/exclusive-former-nxt-diva-anya-on-her-wwe-release-moving-from-russia-her-future-in-wrestling-more/


    On her release:

    “I wish I had known [it was coming]. I always asked my coaches what to work on but they always told me I was doing well. Honestly, I wish I had an idea that it might come but I didn't.

    For now, I need to take a break until I heal but I'm always open to opportunities and to do MMA or wrestling.”

    On joining WWE:

    “I sent my resume out to WWE. I wasn't a huge fan but I loved the show and always wanted to try something new in my sports career and wrestling seemed like a lot of fun and I wanted to try it. They called me back within a day and asked me to train in Tampa and I fell in love after five days. This is definitely something I want to do in my life.”

    Being NXT's powerhouse Diva:

    “Of course, I mean, come on. I'm 6'1″. So much bigger than all the other Divas.

    My character was pretty much who I am. I have a strong accent and I can't hide it. I'm much bigger than the other girls and it was who I am. I tried some different variations but it was always easy to be myself. They asked me to speak more Russian. My character is pretty much who I am. I loved it and still love it.”

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  • Performance Enhancing Drugs and Accountability 0 CommentsPosted by Mark Madden on October 19, 2012 under Wrestling

    Lance Armstrong steps down as the chairman of Livestrong while Nike severs ties with the embattled cycling legend over allegations of use of Performance Enhancing drugs.

    Allegedly, Armstrong was doping while winning all those Tour De France titles. Blood doping puts more red blood cells in the blood through drugs like EPO. While apparently never testing positive, Armstrong has tons of circumstantial evidence against him, including multiple teammates who apparently will testify to the fact that he was doping.

    Who cares?

    Not because it’s cycling but who cares what athletes do to themselves? Do you care if cyclists, baseball players, accountants or pro wrestlers use performance-enhancing drugs?

    I go back and forth on this issue. Who am I to judge what anyone wants to do to themselves? Now, the difference many can point to is that steroids, for example, are illegal. But steroids can be prescribed by a doctor and therefore, not illegal. In wrestling, do fans care if wrestlers use steroids or other performance enhancing drugs? Legal or illegal?

    Are wrestlers and those in charge of them more educated on their side effects and therefore, usage of steroids is down?

    In wrestling, is there a stigma to usage of performance enhancing drugs now from fans and sponsors that didn’t exist a few years ago?

    It seems to me the only time anyone ever knocks the use of performance enhancing drugs is when? someone gets caught. Baseball didn’t have a “PED problem” before the Mitchell Report but only those whose names appeared in it were castigated and criticized. Only the insanely na?ve would think that PED use in baseball started in 2003 and doesn’t still continue today.

    Not just in sports but anyone in the public eye, including some Hollywood stars, can find benefit from PED’s. How can you not look at any action-adventure star and wonder if they are juicing?? But why should anyone care? Does it impact which movies or TV shows people watch? While not in the public eye, I hope my accountant uses EPO, Ritalin and monkey hormones if it means my tax bill will be lower. Of course, if my accountant gets busted, there will be people out there to criticize and judge.

    Do wrestlers need to use PED’s? No. Can they benefit from their use? Of course. But if they use and then suffer from side effects, that’s on them. I’m pretty much a Libertarian on the whole “drug” thing. Whatever you want to do, go right ahead. As long as it doesn’t affect me… but if you get caught, don’t come to me for help. If your liver falls out on the floor, don’t look for me to pick it up.

    Just because there is testing in baseball, football, basketball, hockey, combat sports like boxing and UFC under state athletic commissions, all amateur athletics and the WWE, don’t think there is no usage of PED’s. We all know that but what do you think about the fact that there is?

    Where do you stand on this issue? Share some thoughts with me on Twitter @RealKevinKelly.

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  • Tom Kenville Dead: Former Sports Writer, Publicist For Muhammad Ali Dies At 82 0 CommentsPosted by Chris Fitzpatrick on September 6, 2012 under Soccer

    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Tom Kenville, the former Associated Press and New York Times sports writer who served as a publicist for Muhammad Ali, has died. He was 82.

    Kenville died Tuesday at Susquehanna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long battle with cancer, nephew Mark Kenville said Wednesday.

    In addition to his sports writing jobs, Kenville was a member of the boxing promotion department at Madison Square Garden, a publicist for Top Rank Boxing, and served as the official scorekeeper for the New York Knicks and Rangers. He was on the Boxing Writers Association of America’s board of directors at the time of his death.

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  • Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories 0 CommentsPosted by Rob Peterson on November 14, 2011 under Golf

    Another night, another boxing controversy. Manny Pacquiao escaped with a narrow majority decision over Juan Manuel Marquez. Marquez stormed out of the ring.
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  • Off The Air: Best and Dirtiest Wrestling Payday 0 CommentsPosted by Ed Werder on October 6, 2011 under Wrestling

    It was Friday afternoon and I received a call from my good friend “Big League” John McChesney, whom I often times managed at various indy shows. ?He was headed from his home in Erie, PA ?to wrestle at a bar in downtown Cleveland called, “Jimmy's in the Flats.” ?When Johnny was booked in or around Cleveland he'd stay at my house, to save on hotel expenses and to avoid driving back home that same night. ?McChesney was putting the show over huge in an attempt to get me to go and watch. ?Sometimes indy shows aren't so great and I had a feeling this was going to be one of those times. ?Johnny kept selling though, “Aaron, there's going to be some good matches. ?Um, I think Aero's booked… and some other good people.” ?I wasn't sold. ?”Oh! ?They have big glove boxing there tonight.” ?Still not sold. ?”Their drink specials are really good… I think half off.” ?I'm starting to reconsider. ?”There's always single, hot chicks in the bar… there's a good chance we bring some home.” ?I'm in!

    My friend Mack and I arrived at Jimmy's and settled in for a night of sub-par wrestling and carousing. ?In the midst of the half-price drinks, big glove boxing and big time wrestling, something magical happened. ?I made my way over to the bar, with intentions of ordering three “Flaming D.P.'s” for Johnny, Mack and I. ?As I was waiting for the bartender, the two girls next to me tapped my shoulder and began to kiss each other. ?”Bartender, make that five please!” ?McChesney was 100% accurate in his sales pitch for the show. ?There were some good matches, big glove boxing, drink specials but most importantly, there were hot chicks -and we were determined to bring them home. ?As I recall, there were several guys just standing around, entranced in a deep stare at the ladies. My friends and I were among those guys, standing front and center, tongues to the ground.

    Note to readers: The most important thing to remember when hitting on chicks is to, under no circumstances, tell them you're involved in wrestling. ?This is a common mistake made by many workers in the business. ? Ninety percent of females hate professional wrestling. ?One hundred percent of females hate indy wrestling. ?The announcement for “last call” was made and it was time to make the hard sell to the girls. ?After a brief huddle, it was decided that I would be the one to pitch the idea of an after-party with four dudes (indy worker Chris Kole was my straightedge roommate that elected to stay home) to the two bi girls. ?I walked up to them and before I could fumble through my first sentence, they asked, “Hey, sexy… Did you wanna have some fun tonight? ?We could meet you guys back at your place, like an after party thing.”

    The girls, Candy and Trixie as I had just found out, were following us home and even though the odds were in favor of someone being left out, we didn't care. ?Mack, Johnny and I walked in to my house and upstairs to the entertainment loft, where Kole was watching old VHS tapes of Alf. ?We explained our unique situation to him, which he promptly replied, “I don't want any part of this. ?It just sounds bad.” ?The girls arrived with party accessories and Mack began pouring the drinks. ?Kole retreated to the downstairs living room, where he watched the History Channel in complete sobriety. ?Johnny began to speak, “So, you girls…” and trailed off because they began kissing each other again. ?They'd pause on occasion… to breathe… and there we were, three dudes sitting around watching them and then briefly glancing over at each other, not knowing what to do. ?It was a strip club-like atmosphere and like a wise man once said, “business was about to pick up.”

    Even though it was a typical Cleveland winter, and I don't keep the heat turned up, Trixie became unseasonably hot. ?She took off her sweater, as Candy answered her phone. ?”Hello… no I can't… we're working right now…” ?McChesney looked over at me and I matter-of-factly said, “Must be a jealous boyfriend calling.” ?Trixie was really interested in the type of work we did for a living, and apparently after I stated I'd just collected a big settlement from a law-suit, her fever kicked back in because she removed the rest of her clothing. ?Candy started burning up too, joining her co-worker in stripping. ?I was very appreciative that the girls were so concerned with not getting us sick, that they only made out with each other. ?I had several fitness machines in my loft, and Candy began riding the exercise bike while Trixie was doing headstands, yes, both were still nude, and not sick. ?Kole walked in, searching for his “Best of Low-Ki” tape, but stopped immediately, and without saying a word turned around and left.

    I walked to the kitchen for more rum. ?Johnny was already there, talking with Kole. ?I was stunned as to how well the night was going until John said, “Aaron, I think those chicks are hookers.” ?I reacted, “Noooo. ?What? ?Nooo. What makes you think that?” ?He replied, “Um, they asked me for money.” ?I reasoned, “They just probably didn't realize they were low on gas or something and didn't bring much money, you're just drunk. ?That's all.” ?Kole interjected, “No, dude. ?Those bitches are trickin'.” ?He was sober and probably right. ?Mack walked in, “Those chicks keep holding out their hands after doing stuff to each other and saying, 'And then?' I think they're hookers.” ?The nights events began to replay through my mind… ?their names were “Candy” and “Trixie”… it started to make sense and I began to freak out, “Why are we all here and they're upstairs alone with all my shit??”

    We tried getting rid of the girls by saying things like we forgot to cash our checks, or I just got called into work, etc. ?Nothing was working. ?They were determined to stay and get paid. ?Eventually, it came to me. ?I had to go back to the Golden Rule. ?I asked McChesney, “So, you got any other matches coming up?” ?Candy wondered what kind of matches we were talking about. ?”Oh, pro wrestling.” Then Trixie said, “Like WWE?” ?”Well, kind of. ?But low budget. ?It's what was at the bar tonight.” Faster than their clothes came off, they were back on and the “working girls” were gone. ?The night may not have gone exactly how I had hoped, but at least I have this story. ?The moral of the story is that wrestling doesn't always pay the best, but ensuring I didn't have a strong-handed pimp coming after me, was the best pay off I could have ever asked for.

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  • Oscar De La Hoya in Rehab: ‘I Have My Flaws’ 0 CommentsPosted by reel 'n 'easy on May 22, 2011 under Tennis

    As TMZ first reported, De La Hoya entered a rehab facility in California sometime within the last few weeks. We’re told De La Hoya is seeking help for substance abuse issues. A source close to the boxing legend tells us he has “voluntarily commenced proactive treatment to address certain health and personal issues.”

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