Yahu “Rock” Blackwell Preparing To Return To ABC In 2016

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Rock’s days leading up to his return to the ABC consists of extensive sparring sessions, lasting 8-10 rounds, with as many as 4-5 sparring partners rotating in and out. The champ is preparing himself for whomever he meets in the ring, and to do that he’s in boxing’s backyard, Brooklyn, NY with mentor Coach Daniel Goody and Coach John Davis, who know just how to push Rock to his limits. After going 15-0 oversea’s in the IBL, Rock is now back competing under the ABC. 2016 will usher Rock to the forefront of the boxing stage, so with that comes ... Read More

Tom Thibodeau finalizing Deal to become President & coach of Timberwolves

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Tom Thibodeau is finalizing a five-year deal to become president of basketball operations and head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources told The Vertical. San Antonio Spurs assistant general manager Scott Layden is working on a deal to join Thibodeau as general manager as well according to the report. Thibodeau, 58, had clashes with Chicago management in his successful five-year run with the Bulls and embraced a Minnesota management model based upon Stan Van Gundy's setup with general manager Jeff Bower in Detroit. Thibodeau has a strong relationship with Timberwolves' legend Kevin Garnett, who plans to play another season ... Read More

#Eagles Acquire No. 2 Pick In Trade With #Browns

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Even with Sam Bradford in tow, the Eagles apparently will draft a quarterback after agreeing to a trade with the Cleveland Browns for the No. 2 overall pick. https://twitter.com/Jeff_McLane/status/722844884420399104 https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/722844434296139777 “By making the initial trade with Miami earlier this offseason and with this trade today with Cleveland, we feel that we have put ourselves in the best possible position to draft an impact player,” Howie Roseman said via the Eagles’ website. “We will now focus our energy on the next step.”

#Syracuse Legend Pearl Washington Passes Away at Age 52

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https://youtu.be/J-L3EHmctWM Syracuse legend Pearl Washington passed away at age 52, his family announced on Wednesday. Washington passed away due to a brain tumor diagnosed in 2005. Washington was one of the all-time great players to ever play for the Cuse. https://twitter.com/etanthomas36/status/722788048333848576 “There is no better guy and there’s nobody that has meant more to our basketball program than Dwayne Washington,” head coach Jim Boeheim said after the win over Georgia Tech in January. Pearl ranks fourth in program history with 631 assists, including a freshman record 199. He is fifth in Syracuse history with 220 steals.

Browns Shopping No. 2 Pick, #Eagles Reportedly Interested

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The Cleveland Browns are reportedly looking to trade out of the 2nd pick in next week’s NFL Draft and are dilligently working the phones -- hoping to land a trade partner. According to a report by Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, the Philadelphia Eagles, appear to be a willing trade partner. One likely trade partner, the source said, is the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 8, who were the runner-ups to the Rams in the sweepstakes to move up to No. 1 with the Titans. NFL Network's Jeff Darlington first reported Tuesday that Executive Vice President Sashi Brown is making calls ... Read More

Sam Bradford not worried about #Eagles targeting QB in draft

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Sam Bradford has his money, and for now he's the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, so why should he be worried? Bradford is signed for the next two seasons, with $18 million of his $22 million guaranteed coming this year -- meaning the Eagles can move on from Bradford after selecting a quarterback. "It's not the first time I've gone through a situation like this. I think I learned a long time ago to not worry about anything that I can't control. I have no control over that," Bradford said Tuesday, when asked about speculation that the Eagles might ... Read More

Details on Why Conor McGregor Retired

I knew this was a money heist by Conor McGregor! He may have been scared  of the fight -- but according to Charly Arnolt, McGregor is demanding $10 million for his UFC 200 rematch with Nate Diaz: https://twitter.com/CharlyArnolt/status/722562319222329344 UFC 200 is scheduled to take place on July 9 in Las Vegas -- but McGregor tweeted out he was retiring from MMA on Tuesday morning. The UFC then responded by pulling McGregor from UFC 200.