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Today’s episode of BR5 gets you up to date with everything from kickboxing NBA owners to baseball in Canada.
New Jersey Nets star point guard Deron Williams is a free agent this summer, and rumor is that Mark Cuban and the Mavericks want to lure him to his hometown of Dallas. But anyone who knows Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov knows he won't let that happen without a fight...literally. The Russian wild card told the NY Daily News, "Let the best man win...If he wins, I will crush him with the kickboxing throwdown."
Vince Carter is unquestionably one of the greatest NBA dunkers of all time, but father time has caught up with him. VC found this out recently when he went in for a finger-roll and air-balled the shot in embarrassing fashion.
The relationship between Mark Sanchez and Santonio Holmes has been rocky. However, they apparently have been working hard to repair it. Sources are saying that the quarterback and the receiver are spending time training and throwing together along with Jets teammates Dustin Keller and Patrick Turner down in Florida.
Barcelona defender Carles Puyol has a pretty convincing argument towards his toughness. During a match against Real Zaragoza, a cut on Puyol’s face opened. Puyol attempted to keep playing until referees directed him to the bench, where trainers stapled his wound shut and he continued on with the match.
The Blue Jays-Red Sox series this week featured a speedo-clad streaker, a kid potentially sneaking beers and a dude dressed as a marijuana leaf. The Sox dropped two of three games in the series, falling to 1-5 for the year so far.