1. How 'Canelo Mania' Is Irritating Floyd Mayweather

    Two hours and counting after the press conference was supposed to begin, Floyd Mayweather finally made his long anticipated appearance in San Antonio, Texas, the ninth and penultimate ...

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  2. UFC 162: Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Anderson Silva is the greatest mixed martial arts fighter of all time. He's surpassed not only his peers like Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones, but also the classics of yesteryear...

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  3. Family Affair: Nuanced Storylines Demand Vince and Stephanie McMahon

    Vickie Guerrero is a fraud. Booker T is a fraud, too. Teddy Long? You guessed it—a fraud. When he was on television, John Laurinaitis was a fraud as well. So was "Stone Cold" Steve Austin...

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  4. 91 Seconds: Mike Tyson, Michael Spinks and the Knockout that Shook the World

    It was just after 11 P.M. exactly a quarter of a century ago, and Mike Tyson was steaming. "Bam! Bam !" A combination boomed against the dressing room wall. Not against a heavy bag or pads held by a trepidatious trainer...

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  5. UFC 162: Anderson Silva Takes on His Most Dangerous Opponent Yet—Father Time

    If you're a member of the MMA media, and you like living dangerously, why not go ahead and get your UFC 162 work out of the way right now? No reason to wait until July 6 to scramble and race the clock on deadline...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 8,344 reads 68 comments

  6. Malignaggi vs. Broner: The Problem's Floyd Mayweather Impression Needs Work

    "A young Floyd Mayweather." We've heard that a lot this week about Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 knockouts), the 23-year-old wunderkind who beat Paulie Malignaggi by split decision in ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 18,350 reads 99 comments

  7. Showtime and Golden Boy Plan to Make Adrien Broner and Canelo Alvarez Superstars

    Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 knockouts) stepped onto the path at the Millvale Recreation Center in Cincinnati, Ohio when he was just six years old...

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  8. Song of the South: Is NASCAR Abandoning Its Southern Roots?

    There's no sport more closely associated with a single region of the country than stock car racing. It's as Southern as grits and peach pie. Or at least it used to be...

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  9. The State of the Shield: Analyzing the WWE Super Team in 5 Quotes

    The Shield aren't supposed to be the hottest new WWE act in a decade. Professional wrestling simply doesn't work that way...

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  10. On the Set of Fight Master: Can Bellator's New Reality Show Take Aim at UFC?

    When Spike TV's Fight Master debuts tomorrow, on the surface at least, it's going to look awfully familiar...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 10,047 reads 30 comments

  11. High Stakes: Roy Nelson Bets Big at UFC 161 and May Lose His Job as a Result

    There's always a lot on the line when a fighter steps into the cage. For starters, there's not a more personal contest in all of sports. Stripped to the waist and all alone, each athlete confronts his worst fears and his own mortality...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 20,817 reads 27 comments

  12. UFC 161 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Henderson vs. Evans

    When Dan Henderson steps into the UFC Octagon, subtlety all but disappears. There is no misdirection in Henderson's game. He wants to hit his opponent with a big right hand. Nothing else will do...

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  13. George Foreman: 40 Years After Frazier, a Legend Returns to Boxing in a New Role

    "Pow!" George Foreman can still get animated, even at 64, when he recalls the sound of Joe Frazier's lightning left hook whizzing by his ear. "That's what really got me alert...

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  14. Party in the Back: Wrestling's All-Time Best Mullets

    The mullet. Two words in and I can already see your knowing sneer. Who wears a mullet these days? Relegated to the people of Walmart, Canadians and Dog the Bounty Hunter, it's an anachronism...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 38,958 reads 91 comments

  15. Paulie Malignaggi vs. Adrien Broner: Has the Trash Talk Gone Too Far?

    Boxing , along with baseball, is the sport that most cherishes its history. There is a thread that connects the legends of the past to today's modern pugilists...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 19,678 reads 42 comments

  16. UFC on Fuel 10 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Nogueira vs. Werdum

    When grappling wizards face off in the UFC Octagon, they often avoid going to the mat at all costs. Instead, two jiu-jitsu experts, knowing the other man is very dangerous on the ground, ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 21,286 reads 41 comments

  17. Bellator's Quinton Rampage Jackson and the Airing of the UFC Grievances

    Brand new Bellator and TNA wrestling superstar Quinton "Rampage" Jackson grabbed the microphone during his introductory press conference and didn't come up for breath for nearly an hour...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 20,328 reads 55 comments

  18. UFC Star Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's Career Timeline: Fedor, Frank Mir and More

    Often overlooked, perhaps because he played second fiddle to the great Fedor Emelianenko for so long, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira remains on the short list of the best heavyweights of all time...

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  19. WWE Raw Results and Report Card 6/3/2013: Daniel Bryan Steals the Show

    For a time it looked like this episode of Monday Night Raw was preempted in favor of a very special showing of As the McMahons Turn . Pure soap opera was the story of the night...

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  20. 22 Fighters Who Got UFC Title Shots Coming off a Loss

    When Miesha Tate replaced an injured Cat Zingano on the set of The Ultimate Fighter 18, she did more than step into Zingano's reality television roll. She also assumed her fallen rival's place in a subsequent bantamweight title fight later this year..

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  21. Will Canelo Alvarez Join Floyd and Manny as Boxing Kingpins with Superfight?

    For five years, two men have stood together atop the sport of boxing. They've earned record pay, fascinated fans and walked parallel paths, two equally dynamic wrecking balls cutting a swath through anyone foolish enough to stand in their way...

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  22. Mayweather vs. Alvarez: Will Superfight Fuel Boxing's Comeback?

    Boxing has supposedly been dying since your great-grandparents' day, when Jack Johnson demolished the great white hope , Jim Jeffries, before a stunned nation...

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  23. WWE Politics: How the Boys in the Back Will Derail The Shield's Push

    It's been so long since it's happened, a phenomenon like The Shield, that some fans might have forgotten what it feels like. If you came up a fan in the post-John Cena era, you might have never experienced it...

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  24. WWE Raw Results and Report Card 5/27/2013: The Shield Reigns in Calgary

    With a different match order, this could have been a super-hot edition of Monday Night Raw. The Canadian crowd is always willing to do their part, and the WWE gave them two matches to savor—tremendous bouts featuring members of the Shield...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 56,679 reads 272 comments

  25. Carl Froch Can't Beat Andre Ward, but Boxing Still Needs a Rematch

    Carl Froch was on top of his game in a long-awaited rematch with Mikkel Kessler at the O2 Arena in London, beating his Danish opponent to the punch over and over again. It was a fitting rematch to one of 2010's best fights...

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