Over at the Bleacher Report, Jeremy Botter on the likelihood of Conor McGregor returning to the UFC after his boxing match on August 26th against Floyd Mayweather: On Wednesday, the impossible dream, the flight of fancy, the ridiculous notion became reality: Floyd Mayweather, owner of all sporting pay-per-view records of note, will exit a two-year […]
Nate Diaz says he won’t answer UFC’s calls for less than $20 million: In the midst of the latest UFC title saga, a familiar, yet unexpected name, resurfaced. Inaccurate reports stated the promotion was targeting an interim lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Nate Diaz. However, according to multiple sources, that fight has not […]
CBS Sports: Tiger Woods’ PGA Tour winning percentage is still an absurd statistic: So that is something. Tiger’s numbers are just preposterous. If he played as much as Davis Love III, he would presumably have 175 career wins. Of course part of this is staying healthy, which Love has done and Tiger hasn’t. Also, there […]
At the tender age of 48, Tony Hawk did another 900, exactly 17 years after he did his first one at the X Games. Ok, now I need to do more with my life. via Boing Boing
Over at The 42, Paul Dollery on Conor McGregor’s 2012 fight with Dave Hill: Since his subsequent rise to the top in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, much has been made of Conor McGregor’s apparent ability to break his opponents mentally before the fight has even begun. Not only is he an immensely talented fighter, but […]
Laredo Lloyd on Tim Duncan: Shaq won three titles with Kobe, one without him, was All-NBA 1st Team eight times, and was the most dominant presence in the game. Kobe, of course, won those three rings with Shaq, two without him, was All-NBA 1st Team 11 times, and was the best post-MJ wing in the […]
Everyday Football Fouls
Over at Grantland, Kate Baker on [just how bad it is in Sochi](Just How Bad Is the Scene in Sochi?): I had yet to eat my breakfast this morning when someone regaled me with a story about a guy staying up in Sochi’s mountaintop media hotel cluster who turned on his faucet and watched as […]
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The Atlantic: By the Next Olympics, Athletes May Be Getting Routine Gene Doping Tests I say we do what they proposed in an old SNL skit from the 90’s and just let athletes take anything they want.
Joe Frazier, dead at 67.
NYTimes: Lionel Messi: Boy Genius Tall and lean, Busquets jogged languidly from the circle into the space between Madrid’s central midfield and defense. Messi’s return pass was sharp and direct. Busquets received the ball, pivoted and tapped it lightly. What seemed unthreatening a few seconds earlier now became a menacing give-and-go. “I saw some options,” […]