1. Canelo vs. Angulo: Expert Predictions for Main Event

    When Saul "Canelo" Alvarez walks into the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, March 8, in Las Vegas, the boxing world will be meeting a brand-new fighter for the first time...

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  2. Why Is UFC Star Alexander Gustafsson Relegated to an Online Fight?

    There was legitimate tension the last time we saw Alexander Gustafsson in the UFC Octagon. A single question lingered in the air...

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  3. Canelo vs. Angulo: Alfredo Angulo Goes from the Pen to Pay-Per-View

    In 2012, Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo, a former Mexican Olympian and the kind of all-action boxer who leaves an imprint on fans even when he comes up short, walked into the El Centro ...

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  4. TUF China Finale Results: UFC Star Dong Hyun Kim on a Long, Ugly Road to Nowhere

    The end was beautiful, a startling bit of violence that made even the most hardened fight fan wake up, shake off the ennui and feel...

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  5. Did Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Get Boxing Fans' Respect Back with Win vs. Bryan Vera?

    This is a statement guaranteed to earn eye rolls from the hardcore boxing community. It runs so counter to the conventional wisdom that it likely will sound a bit heretical if you let it roll off your tongue...

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  6. Why Ronda Rousey, and Women's MMA, Need a Fight with Cris Cyborg to Happen

    Excellence. Fundamentally, it's why we watch sports, to see human beings reach their ultimate potential, to see the body and mind pushed to their absolute limits...

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  7. Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana: Is Lackluster Matchup Still Money?

    After months of steamy speculation, impromptu Internet polls and persistent pipe dreams that he would at long last fight Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather finally stopped teasing the world...

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  8. Winter Olympics 2014: Top 10 Breakout Stars from Sochi

    As a nation, as a world, every four years we sit down together to watch some of the best athletes on Earth compete in obscure and often dangerous sports...

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  9. UFC 170: Why Cormier vs. Cummins Could Be the Worst Thing for MMA

    Imagine this unlikely scenario—a week before the Super Bowl the entire roster of the Seattle Seahawks comes down with Legionnaires' disease . The NFC champions, without a doubt, will be medically unable to perform...

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  10. How Gay Figure Skating Icon Johnny Weir Has Owned the Sochi Olympics

    Every four years, the world falls in love with a figure skater. These mite-sized dynamos, women in the shortest of skirts and dashing gentlemen with just a flash of flare, dominate ...

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  11. Enough with Lolo Jones Already: Why Should We Care About Team USA Bobsledder?

    With her cascading brown locks, bright shining eyes and a body built for the skintight suits of American amateur sport, Lolo Jones is every bit the femme fatale. That alone is nothing special...

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  12. The Greatest Olympian You've Never Heard of: Eddie Eagan and an Unlikely Double

    Eddie Eagan did a lot with his 69 years. Starting life as the poor son of a railroad worker, he served with honor in World War I, put himself through Yale and then Harvard Law, ...

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  13. Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Team USA Highlights for Day 9

    It's a tight battle at the top of the medal count, as the Cold War duo of the United States and Russia compete for the top spot, just a smidgen ahead of traditional Olympics powerhouse Norway and a single medal behind the Netherlands...

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  14. Gold Medal Chance Finally Here for 16-Year Partners Meryl Davis, Charlie White

    Cooties. We have them to thank for the amazing team of Meryl Davis and Charlie White, ice dancing partners who have been competing together for 16 years , seeing each other through braces, puberty and the stresses of international competition...

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  15. Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Day 8 Winners and Losers

    And on the eighth day, they rested. While Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski and the wonderful sprites on ice got a day off, the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games somehow soldiered on...

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  16. Lindsey Van Finally Can Fly as Women's Ski Jumping Makes Olympic Debut

    On Tuesday, American Lindsey Van will compete in the Olympic Games for the first time. A legend in her sport, the 29-year-old has never represented her country in the ski jump. No one has...

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  17. Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Team USA Highlights for Day 2

    Imagine being an Olympian. Just arriving in Sochi required a lifetime's worth of work, sweat and careful training—several years of preparation all boiling down to a series of moments...

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  18. Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Day 1 Winners and Losers

    Finally the discussion of stray dogs, dangerous accommodations and questionable security can come to an end. It's time to focus on what really matter in Sochi—the athletic competition...

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  19. Ultimate Guide to Sochi 2014: What You Need to Know About Every Olympic Event

    There are few events capable of bringing the whole world together. Divided by distance, religion and language, our lives increasingly fit in various niches. While sports tend to unite us, few contests are truly ubiquitous events the world over...

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  20. Making Things Right: Manny Pacquiao Gets a Second Chance at Timothy Bradley

    The universe was knocked off kilter on June 9, 2012. An injustice was done, a man wronged. Timothy Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs ) robbed Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs ) of something special on that night...

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  21. UFC Fight Pass Exclusive: 5 Key Questions About New Online Service Answered

    Finding anything in Atlanta can be difficult, especially when the destination in question has the word "Peachtree" in the address. A different man might have given up...

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  22. The Real War: HBO and Showtime Battle for Boxing's Future

    In 1979, Larry Holmes, a talented heavyweight doomed to spend a career in Muhammad Ali's lingering shadow, created a seismic event that rocked the boxing world to its very foundation...

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  23. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from January 13

    A new day has dawned in the WWE Universe. The era of the Internet is officially upon us with last week's Las Vegas introduction of the WWE Network...

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  24. WWE Network: How the Hardcore Fan Just Won the Wrestling War

    A war has been waged for years in professional wrestling fandom, a mostly silent battle for the very heart of an industry. On one side were the casual fans, the kids, their parents and, gasp, some women...

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  25. WWE Old School Raw: Road Dogg on the Fast Life and the Birth of a Catchphrase

    "Oh you didn't know? Your a$@ better call somebody!" It's funny how the little things can pay huge dividends in the wrestling industry...

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