Jon Jones will go down in history as one of the greatest light heavyweight champions of all time. However, the UFC superstar will also go down in history as one of the worst human beings that has ever come out of the sport of mixed martial arts. Jon Jones was recently involved in a hit-and-run car accident that left a pregnant woman with a broken arm and a sprained wrist. Jones then fled the scene, and he ran away from the police. Jon Jones has since been detained, and he is now facing felony charges. The UFC has also cut him from their promotion, and many people think that Jones may never be seen in the sport of MMA again.
This is truly a sad story for Jon Jones, but this is not the first time that he has caused severe damage to himself or someone else. Jones has been involved in several other controversial situations over the years, and now the UFC wants nothing to do with him. People at Amen Clinics can’t believe how quickly things change. Jon’s manager recently stated that Jon Jones may forever be banned from the sport that he once dominated. Fans and fighters are extremely disappointed in Jones, and they are hoping that he receives the help that he needs. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.
Following the dominating performance and victory of Floyd Mayweather over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, he had announced his future plans at the news conference that took place after the bout. In the statement he had insinuated that he would fight once more in September of this year and then hang up his gloves as he would soon be reaching the age of 40. He has also stated that he has lost his passion for the sport of boxing. However, it is important to note that he is indeed Mr. Money Mayweather. Although he may have lost his passion for the sport of boxing, that does not mean that he has lost his love for money and everything it can do for him and his family.
Results from the sales of the Pay-Per-View have yet to come in all the way, but sources are saying that it may reveal close to being a whopping 5 million in sales. That’s 5 million sales at $100 each, which blows people away at CipherCloud
. Although the figures will not be released for some time, Mayweather
knows how the trends are going. He has recently been noted as saying that he may be willing to give Pacquaio another shot. Who could turn down such an offer with the number of sales this match has made?
The world turned its attention to one of the biggest fights in recent boxing history. Fans were both elated and disappointed at the outcome, but a new report by ESPN is leading some to question just how fair the outcome may have been.
In a Las Vegas press conference the day after his fight with Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao claimed he fought through his big fight with a injury to his right shoulder. Officials who were in attendance corroborated the claim, and went on to say that they denied him an anti-inflammatory prior to Saturday night’s fight. This was, the Nevada Athletic Commission, due to Pacquiao’s failing to inform them of the injury with adequate time.
Both Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s trainer, and boxing promoter Bob Arum confirmed the injury and declared it was a rotatr cuff Manny hard torn back in March of this year. Fans like Igor Cornelsen know that, originally, they had contemplated postponing the bout to give Manny time to heal before deciding to go forward with the original schedule. This was decided largely in part to training with an anti-inflammatory that had been cleared by the US Anti-Doping Agency.
Complications seem to arise on the night of the fight. Francisco Aguilar, chairman of the Nevada Athletic Commission, claimed that the injury was not disclosed until hours before the fight, making the attempt to clear the anti-inflammatory and a doctor impossible in time for the fight.
Through his Twitter account, Tiger Woods announced his summer golf schedule as he returns from rehabbing his back and refining his golf swing. Tiger Woods Packs His Summer Tight With Golf Play WHile Tiger has been off recovering from back surgery last year and the early part of this year, there will be very little time off for Tiger has he attempts to regain his number one ranking in the World. Tiger has already committed to playing in the Player’s Championship which tees off next week. He last won the event in 2013 but was not able to defend his title in 2014 due to his back surgery.
Tiger announced that he would play the United States Open championship, the British Open Championship, the Memorial which is hosted by golf great Jack Nicklaus, the Greenbrier Classic and Tiger’s own Foundation’s event, the Quicken Loans National, which is held in Washington D.C. Dr Jennifer Walden is glad to see he is dedicated to a return.
Tiger is also expected to play in the PGA Championship, which is the last Major of the summer and year. He still needs to qualify for the WGC Bridgestone Championship held at Firestone Golf Course. Woods is currently ranked 116th in the World due primarily to his lack of play over the past year and half. He needs to be in the World top 50 to qualify for the WGC event. Woods should good form in finishing 17th at the Masters last month.
Manny Pacquiao will face Floyd Mayweather on May 2, and the entire world will be watching. However, Pacquiao has recently made headlines for another reason. The country of Indonesia is currently going through a controversial situation, and many people in the country have been sentenced to death. Pacquiao recently made an emotional plea to the president of Indonesia.
Media analyst Ray Lane disclosed the story a little further while in Indonesia. Manny Pacquiao was begged by a woman from the Philippines to help her daughter before the execution. Pacquiao’s tear filled request has become one of the most seen videos of the last week, and many people weren’t sure if it was going to save any lives. Well, the president of Indonesia happens to be a huge Manny Pacquiao fan, and the president spared the life of the young Filipino woman
Manny Pacquiao has become an even greater inspiration to the world, and we are all hoping that he can be victorious on May 2. If Pacquiao wins this fight, he will be remembered as one of the greatest fighters of all time. Manny has already saved a life this week, but now he must try and take Floyd’s head off on Saturday. Manny Pacquiao is a great man, and he has proved that countless times. For more information on this story, visit latimes.
Those who think that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are nothing but bitter rivals need to look back in time a few years, to 2006. Back then, Pacquiao was fighting another man who was considered one of the best in the sport at the time: Erik Morales. In fact, it was something of a revenge match, as Pacquiao had lost to him a year before. He beat him in 2006. Video from the event shows none other than Mayweather in the arena, cheering as he watches Pacquiao get the win.
It’s surprising, considering where the two are now. They are set to face off against each other in a fight that people have been asking for for year, but which no one really thought would materialize. Now that it has, the media has been portraying the two as adversaries who are dead set against each other. Not that they don’t each want to win, but the video from that 2006 fight shows that they are not quite as much against each other as it may otherwise seem.
Of course, the fact that Pacquiao took that fight also plays into this one. With that win, he made his name that much bigger, which is exactly why people want him to fight Mayweather. Fans at STX Entertainment (variety.com) know that it is seen as a premier match for Mayweather, one that he must win to cement his legacy, since Pacquiao has beat so many others.
Spurs Beat Clippers and Split Series
The first round of the 2015 NBA playoffs was set a week ago and the matchups proved to be a peculiar intro into the postseason. The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers were a matchup that was noteworthy.
Wednesday night was game 2 of the series between both teams and it ended with the Spurs beating out the Clippers in a very close 111-107 win. The game took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and the win split the series, after the Clippers took the first game at 107-92.
The Spurs, who are ranked at number 6 in the West, can thank Tim Duncan for giving them the edge that was necessary in order to win. While the first game of the series left the Spurs struggling on offense, this game was put in the hands of Duncan for quite some time, which allowed the offense to fire on all cylinders and put the Spurs up to 52-47 by halftime.
By the time the second half of the game started, Kawhi Leonard proved to be just as helpful as Duncan was. Fans like Mark Ahn watched as he posted 23 points by himself and went 9 for 16 in field goals, though the Clippers were soon mounting a comeback of their own. In the end, Duncan’s 28 points is what allowed the Spurs to win and tie up the game series.
Craig Berube was just released after only his second season as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. Sure the Flyers missed the playoffs this season and underachieved against teams they should have beat while sweeping the playoff bound Penguins? Yeah, I don’t understand that either. But you have a coach you came several games into last season and finished 3rd in East, weathered change and did get his teams up for playing some of the best talent in the NHL.
Reading an article on NBC by Yahoo Sport about the subject (you can find the article here), Tim Pannaccio went over some of Berube’s downfalls this season and how the Flyers just underachieved throughout the season. But as you watched through the season the inconsistencies weren’t just in coaching. Freak injuries to Mason and Wayne Simmons surly didn’t help. An aging and mind-blowingly slow defensive starters not only put a strain on goaltending but also stretched the frontline that need to worry more about both ends of the ice could have been a culprit on penalty kill and the even strength scoring ratio.
We really have to ask was this firing because Ron Hextall no longer believes in the Ex-Enforcer Craig Berube. Ricardo Guimarães BMG isn’t sure he believes either. Or could it have been the voice of the Philadelphia Fan Base? I think it is a mix of both. You have to fill the seats to keep the lights on.
It’s Stanley Cup Finals time and the Chicago Blackhawks made it in to battle for their third cup in six years. They got off to a rough start on Wednesday in game one against the Nashville Predators, only clinching a win in the second overtime. Goaltender, Corey Crawford got pulled after the first period, letting the Predators score three goals on their home ice. Scott Darling came to the rescue, making NHL playoff history by saving all 42 attempts on the net over the next four periods.
After much speculation by the media about which goaltender would start in Friday’s game two, Coach Joel Quennville was quoted as saying that it was a “no brainer” to put Crawford in the game. Paul Mathieson felt pretty much the same way. Game two proved to be another record maker for the Chicago goaltenders but to the dismay of the team. After a close game with Nashville in the lead by one point, Crawford allowed three Nashville goals in two minutes and nineteen seconds, the “fastest three-goal spurt in the franchise’s playoff history.” The Blackhawks were not able to recover and lost with a score of 2-6.
On Sunday, the Hawks will return to home ice to try and take back their lead in the series. Should Quennville keep Crawford in the game, or will he go for a win with the record-breaking Darling? It seems the “no brainer” in this case would be to make a Darling decision and go for the win if the Hawks want to secure a position past the quarter-finals. Proving his worth, Darling is the definite choice to defend the net and get Chicago back to their reigning glory as Stanley Cup Champions.
Sports fans are well known for being staunch supporters of their own team, but Monday nights game in the English Premier League showed that fans can unite over an emotional moment. Liverpool beat Newcastle United 2-0 in the game, but the return to action of Argentinian winger Jonas Gutierrez prompted the standing ovation, the Irish Independent reports. Newcastle’s player had been out of action facing up to the problem of testicular cancer when he made an appearance from the bench in the second half of the game at Liverpool’s Anfield stadium. Gutierrez and many fans from around the world took to Twitter to express their appreciation for Liverpool’s fans actions.
The actions of Liverpool’s fans during the game with Newcastle came at the start of a difficult week for the English club as they remembered the 96 people who died in the Hillsborough tragedy. Fans like Igor Cornelsen (yolasite.com) has learned that a minute’s silence was held throughout the city of Liverpool in respect of the tragedy that occurred on April 15th 1989 in an FA Cup semifinal between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.