Sale Cueto to start: All Star Starting Pitchers

July 12, 2016 by  
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Sale Cueto to start: All Star Starting Pitchers, Chris Sale and Johnny Cueto were named starting pitchers for the American and National League All-Star teams on Monday, lending a little flavor to Tuesday night’s game at Petco Park.

AL manager Ned Yost opted for the hard-throwing, dominant Sale over Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright, whose 2.68 ERA leads the AL.

Cueto saw his competition for the starting nod dissipate, as Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw and Mets righty Noah Syndergaard were felled by injury or arm troubles, and Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg opted not to pitch.

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Ufc Mark Hunt Vs Brock Lesnar

July 10, 2016 by  
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Ufc Mark Hunt Vs Brock Lesnar, Hello and welcome to live updates of UFC 200, featuring Kiwi Mark Hunt taking on WWE superstar Brock Lesnar.

Over 20 years of fighting under the ample belt of Mark Hunt but the ‘Super Samoan’ will have never been under as glaring a spotlight, taking center stage in what will likely be the UFC’s biggest event of all time as they celebrate their 200th pay-per-view with a stacked card for the ages.

A classic ‘Striker vs Grappler’ match-up, can Hunt nullify Lesnar’s powerful wrestling game and land that killer left hook?

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Meisha Tate vs Amanda Nunes – Nunes wins via first round submission

5:02pm – Amanda Nunes stuns the MMA world with a dominant first round submission of champion Meisha Tate, wobbling her on the feet with some brutal strikes before sinking in a neck crank to to become the new women’s bantamweight champion.

Mark Hunt vs Brock Lesnar – Lesnar via unanimous decision

4:38pm – And Lesnar is awarded the unanimous decision win. Credit where it’s due, what an athlete.

Round Three – Lesnar with the early takedown and he’s in excellent position, stinging Hunt with blows from top position. Hunt in an awkward spot now, Lesnar controlling him expertly. Lesnar landing continuous shots now, and he moves into full mount with 2 mins remaining. He’s looking for the submission now, in between raining shots to the side of Hunt’s head. Mixing up the levels now, body to head as the fight draws to a conclusion. An impressive performance by Lesnar after such a long lay-off from the sport.

Round Two – Another tentative start to the round, Hunt swings a big overhand right which just misses its target. Lesnar shoots a takedown and Hunt defends it well, excellent sprawl. Lesnar starting to look fatigued. Hunt shrugs off another takedown, controlling the octagon now but not throwing much offense. Lesnar grabs a leg, presses Hunt against the fence. No takedown coming and the round closes. Anyones round that one. Huge third coming up.

Round One – Both fighters tentative as they feel each other out early. Monster swing and a miss from Hunt as Lesnar shoots the takedown. Gets Hunt on the second attempt and he has Hunt against the fence. Hunt goes down briefly but fights his way back to his feet, and now Lesnar has him flat on the deck in side control, dangerous spot for the Kiwi. Lesnar landing big punches, Hunt fights to his feet again but Lesnar shoots immediately and has him down, straight into full mount. Hunt hangs on as the hooter ends the round. Impressive opener from Lesnar, he has that one comfortably.

4:14pm – The lights dim as the all too familiar strains of Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ ring out…and here comes Lesnar. The man looks genetically engineered.

4:13pm – Hunt strolls out to the octagon looking typically relaxed. As veteran a fighter as they come, no way will he be overawed by the occasion.

4:06pm – A little ahead of myself, think we’re looking at about 4:15pm for the walk-outs.

3:57pm – Time for the real main event people! Mark Hunt set to make his entrance momentarily.

Dan Cormier vs Anderson Silva – Cormier wins via unanimous decision

3:55pm – The Spider launches at Cormier as the final minute ticks away, wobbles the champ. DC manages to tie him up and that will do us. A comfortable win for Cormier, but an impressive effort all things considered by the greatest fighter to ever grace the octagon.

3:54pm – Cormier smothers Silva through the majority of the round while doing minimal damage, and the crowd aren’t best pleased. ‘Stand them up’ chants breaking out, that’s a first. The referee eventually obliges.

3:48pm – Silva really showing the effects of the lack of training camp, looking heavily fatigued as the second round closes.

3:45pm – Silva threatens with a few trademark kicks to open the second round but soon finds himself back on the ground and under Cormier’s considerable frame.

3:40pm – The first round ends as it started, DC on top and landing elbows. Silva defending resolutely but he’s eaten a few through the guard.

3:38pm – We’re underway….and predictably Cormier shoots the early takedown and he’s already on top of Silva and laying down some ground strikes. Cormier clearly the much bigger fighter.

3:28pm – The GOAT is up next, filling in for the ousted Jon Jones against light heavyweight champion Dan Cormier. If ‘The Spider’ somehow pulls this off, stepping up a weight class on 48 hours notice with barely any training under his belt…..


Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar – Aldo wins via unanimous decision

3:16pm – And there it is, the new UFC interim featherweight champion, Jose Aldo Jr. Here’s hoping we eventually see a rematch with McGregor.

3:11pm – Aldo continues to avoid the power shots of Edgar, tagging him with counters on the exit. Frankie’s face is a mess now, Jose looking virtually untouched. The final hooter sounds, and that should be a comfortable win for Jose Aldo, one of the most impressive of his career.

3:05pm – Aldo is looking phenomenal, counter-striking beautifully and Edgar seems frustrated. Frankie needs a KO or submission to win this fight as we head into the final round, he’s surely behind on the judge’s scorecards.

3:01pm – Edgar wearing some damage now, Aldo still looking fresh. End of the 3rd round, I believe he’s sitting ahead 2-1 entering the championship 4th and 5th.

3pm – Aldo using his reach advantage well, continuing to stuff the takedown. Edgar landing leg kicks with regularity but there isn’t much sting on them.

2:53pm – Aldo defending Edgar’s takedowns well, and he’s opened a cut above the right eye of his opponent now. The Brazilian with another strong round.

2:49pm – Electric opening round from both fighters, Aldo catching Edgar with a knee as the round ticked to a close..may have stolen him a close opening stanza.

2:41pm – Jose Aldo looking, the greatest featherweight in MMA history, looking to bounce back from his shock first round KO loss to Conor McGregor. Frankie Edgar on a tear of late. Strap up….

2:37pm – Frankie Edgar sprints to the octagon to Biggie’s ‘Kick in the Door’ as we get set for an interim featherweight title belt with Brazilian Jose Aldo. This is my pick for fight of the night.

2:31pm – We’re looking at approximately 3:45-4pm for Hunt vs Lesnar, by my own predictions at least. Don’t quote me on that.

Cain Velasquez vs Travis Browne – Velasquez wins via first round TKO

2:22pm – Velasquez applying that famous pressure of his early, Browne has eaten a few brutal combinations already. Browne looks completely fatigued, Cain unrelenting as he takes his back and unleashes with ground and pound as the round ticks to a close, but the bell doesn’t come quickly enough to save the Hawaiian. Referee steps in and this one is all over. A trademark Velasquez beatdown. Velasque
2:13pm – Proud Hawaiian Travis Browne, partner of superstar Ronda Rousey, makes his way to the octagon for the first fight of today’s main card – Velasquez vs Browne.

Commentary will start from around 2pm. In the meantime check out the video above for a pre-fight interview with Mark Hunt himself.

Fight Card:

Cain Velasquez vs Travis Browne – Velasquez wins via first round TKO

Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar – Aldo wins via unanimous decision

Dan Cormier vs Anderson Silva – Cormier wins via unanimous decision

Co-main event – Mark Hunt vs Brock Lesnar – Lesnar wins via unanimous decision

Main event – Miesha Tate vs Amanda Nunes – Nunes wins via first round submission

Pre-fight banter

Hunt: I’m going to spoil the party

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier have been erased from the marquee outside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, leaving South Auckland’s own Mark Hunt and Brock Lesnar as the faces of UFC 200.

Sunday’s showdown with Lesnar was already going to be the biggest fight of Hunt’s career, but with Jones’ shocking removal from the card last night, it’s suddenly a whole lot bigger.

But Hunt’s taking his elevation to the top of the card in his stride.

“I’m disappointed at what happened to the main event,” Hunt said at this morning’s open workout. “I’m disappointed for Daniel Cormier, but I’m always ready to fight.”

Hunt worked out in a sweat suit this morning, sparking some fears that his weight cut may not be going to plan. Hunt admitted that he is still cutting weight, but making the UFC’s 265lb. heavyweight limit will not be an issue.

“Just too much cheesecake, I guess,” he joked, while adding that this weight cut is nothing like the one in Adelaide last year, where Hunt had to lose 11kg in a single day before a sluggish TKO loss to Stipe Miocic.

Hunt is well aware of the magnitude of this weekend’s fight and what a win over Lesnar can do for his career.

“This fight is really important. The whole world is watching this fight. It’s great for the Mark Hunt brand.

“I know a lot of people are here to see Brock, but I’m sorry, I’m going to spoil the party for you guys.”

Brock Lesnar was even more relaxed than Hunt. He chose not to work out for the fans, but took the time to answer questions.

Lesnar said he only found out about Jones’ failed drug test this morning and isn’t concerned about his position on the card.

“Merry Christmas to Brock Lesnar, I guess,” was his reaction.

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NCAA Tournament 2016

March 19, 2016 by  
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NCAA Tournament 2016, March Madness began with 68 teams and after two days we’re down to 32.

The 2016 NCAA Tournament continues Saturday, March 19, with the first day of the second round as 16 teams battle to advance to the Sweet 16, beginning with 3-seed Miami taking on 11-seed Wichita State.

Follow along with with live updates, scores and highlights throughout the day Saturday.

9:10 a.m. on CBS: (3) Miami vs. (11) Wichita State

11:40 a.m. on CBS: (4) Duke vs. (12) Yale

2:15 p.m. on CBS: (4) Kentucky vs. (5) Indiana

3:10 p.m. on TNT: (4) Iowa State vs. (12) Little Rock

4:10 p.m. on TBS: (1) Virginia vs. (9) Butler

4:45 p.m. on CBS: (1) Kansas vs. (9) UConn

5:40 p.m. on TNT: (3) Utah vs. (11) Gonzaga

6:40 p.m. on TBS: (1) North Carolina vs. (9) Providence

ESPN Insiders Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner are back with another look at vulnerable giants (subscription required), this time identifying high seeds who could ripe for a second-round upset instead. By their estimation, Stephen F. Austin would have the highest chance of a double-digit seed to reach the Sweet 16 if the Lumberjacks can handle No. 3 West Virginia in the Round of 64.

California, Wichita State and Stephen F. Austin are all mentioned by Sports Illustrated’s Seth Davis as potential “bracket busters.”


Mean Joe Greene Coca Cola Ad: ‘Hey, Kid! Catch’

January 29, 2016 by  
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Mean Joe Greene Coca Cola Ad: ‘Hey, Kid! Catch’, It’s been nearly 40 years since a 9-year-old fan shared his Coca-Cola with Pittsburgh Steelers star “Mean” Joe Greene in one of the most famous commercials in Super Bowl history. Now the unlikely duo are reunited in a new video honoring the iconic ad and their enduring bond.

In the clip, which was shot for the upcoming Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2016 special on CBS, the NFL legend and the all-grown-up Tommy Okon meet at Apogee Stadium in Denton, Texas.

As the two reminisce about filming the Clio Award-winning commercial, which debuted in October 1979 and was notably aired again during Super Bowl XIV in 1980, Greene recalls the 18 bottles of Coke he had to drink to get it right.

“I didn’t know any better. I chugged the doggone thing over and over and over,” Greene says.

Asked why he thinks people connected with the commercial, however, Greene points his finger at Okon. “I don’t know about that,” demurs Okon, who counts the former defensive tackle as “one of his oldest friends.” “I think the people that created it wrote a great commercial that really tells a story … that commercial’s kind of what Joe is: tough, football player, who’s a nice guy.”


Williams Advances Australian Final: Heading For The Finals

January 28, 2016 by  
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Williams Advances Australian Final: Heading For The Finals, Serena Williams strolled into the Australian Final, and her second consecutive one, after beating fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0 6-4.

Serena proves too good for the Pole
Winning the first set 6-0 in just 22 minutes, the world number one set an ominous tone for Radwanska. With the Pole winning just seven points in the whole set it was clear that Williams had the final in her sights.

The second set started with a huge cheer as Radwanska held serve for the first time in the match. She was to put up much more of a fight in the second set as although she was broke again, Radwanska managed to earn the break back. However it was to be shortlived as Williams broke at 4-4 giving herself the chance to serve the match. Doing so to love, the American advanced to her seventh Australian Open final.

Heading into the tournament this year there were many doubts over whether Williams would be able to continue her form from 2015 due to her fitness and her heartbreaking loss to Roberta Vinci in the US Open semi-finals. However she has destroyed any murmurs of her not being able to get back to her best as she has breezed through to the final. After beating Maria Sharapova in last year’s final the top seed will be confident of retaining her crown and starting off her 2016 with yet another Grand Slam.

Will it ever happen for Radwanska?
Radwanska has now lost nine times to Williams without winning (pic source|Lifestyleuncut)
Radwanska will be relatively pleased with her form after losing her first match this year having won her previous ten matches this year. After going out in the fourth round she will see it as an improvement upon last year. However it will be of concern to her as she searches for a maiden Grand Slam title that she keeps falling short and questions will remain as to whether she will ever win one of the four slams.


Fan Dies at Bengals Game: Fan Collapses During Game

October 5, 2015 by  
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Fan Dies at Bengals Game: Fan Collapses During Game, A football fan from Missouri died on Sunday after collapsing in a bathroom at Paul Brown Stadium during the Bengals’ 36-21 win over the Chiefs.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the incident was reported to authorities sometime in the second half, just after 3 p.m ET.

After the man was discovered, paramedics tried to revive him at the stadium, but when that didn’t work, the unidentified male was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

A Bengals spokesman told the Associated Press that the fan, who was from Springfield, Mo., had a pre-existing medical condition.

Authorities aren’t identifying the man until his family has been notified.

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