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My name is Mike Chiari and I'm a featured columnist for Bleacher Report's Breaking News Team. I'm a 25-year-old graduate of Buffalo State College from Buffalo, NY, and I've been part of BR's BNT since 2011.

I specialize in wrestling and hockey, although I have written about essentially every sport imaginable during my time at Bleacher Report.

I have also served as co-host of wrestling podcast Ring Rust Radio since 2012. I have had the honor of interviewing many of the biggest names in wrestling as part of RRR, including "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, Kurt Angle, Bruno Sammartino, Jim Ross, Paul Heyman and many more.

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  • William Berry posted 13 days ago

    William Berry

    Thank you for your article.....it really only matters that the NFL is profiting on a man whom they choose to keep off the field. That is simple and apparent.

  • Donn Johnso posted 20 days ago

    Donn Johnso

    Mike - Thanks for your May article on NFL merchandise sales but did they give you any specific information on the amount of sales per player? This seems important. How much do people buy of Kapernick's merchandise? $1000 or $1,000,000 or $10,000,000 or 50 bucks?

    Thanks.

    Donn

  • Patrick Clark posted 45 days ago

    Patrick Clark

    Mike, another tragedy has hit the MMA Community at CJ Fernandes (a former UFC and Strike Force fighter and member of Matt Hughes' Hit Squad) tragically passed away on Thursday.

    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/CJ-Fernandes-261

    His family has set up a gofundme page as insurance won't cover the expenses due to how he died.

    https://www.gofundme.com/fernandes-tragedy

  • Mike Kell posted 79 days ago

    Mike Kell

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malik_Zaire

    seems to be fait accompli

  • Wayde Barnes posted 164 days ago

    Wayde Barnes

    Bobby Knight SAY? Dude, you're from Western NY too. That's embarrassing to other people like me who're from that area who can actually speak proper English. You may actually write some good articles, but I wouldn't know. As soon as I read the first three words of that headline, I was finished with it.

  • Sam Singer posted 214 days ago

    Sam Singer

    Statement by the Fortress and Lott group on the Oakland Raiders Expected Announcement Today

    “The action today by the Oakland Raiders was expected. The team is doing what it needs to do to keep its options open in Las Vegas.

    “The Fortress and Lott group remains diligently focused on providing a plan and solution to the Raiders to remain in Oakland.

    “We are working on completing the Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with the City of Oakland and County of Alameda as our next step, which should be completed in the coming weeks. We will also be providing additional information and data to the Raiders and the NFL so that they can see there is a real and viable option to remain in Oakland. We are in this game and we are playing to win.

    “Lastly, the more we work on this project, the more convicted we are that Oakland is the right place for the Raiders. In one of the top 5 markets in the county, with a new, World-Class stadium and an updated transit hub, we believe the Oakland Coliseum site will be one of the very best mixed use developments/sports complex in the Country---providing superior value and fan experience to the Raiders and the NFL.”

    Sam Singer for the Fortress and Lott Group

  • Clark Gordon posted 361 days ago

    Clark Gordon

    Just an FYI, it only costs about $300 a pop (plus attorney time) to file a trademark application, so it doesn't really suggest "confidence" on the part of the Raiders with respect to a potential move to LV. Even if the Raiders top brass thought their chances of being allowed to move to LV were extremely slim, it would still be prudent to file TM applications with the PTO.

  • Kyle Tingle posted 403 days ago

    Kyle Tingle

    Mike, What is the "anti-LGBT" law? I read the law as a pro-female provision that will prevent women from being forced to share restrooms and showers with people that have male genitalia. Why do my wife and daughters have to be punished and discriminated against?

  • Travis McDonough posted 411 days ago

    Travis McDonough

    Mike, Great article and no doubt a different ascent for DWade as a player. Knowing how close he is to LBJ this is not a real stunner or even something that should be a mark against him. This #3 is just coming home to finish his journey and the people in ChiTown must love it. Roots!

  • Guy Newcomb posted 482 days ago

    Guy Newcomb

    Hello Mike, I am the producer of The Sports Reporters on ESPN, Jock 98.7 in springfield missouri. Would you be able to spend a couple of minutes for phone interview?

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