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    by Published on 04-19-2014 05:29 PM  Number of Views: 5 

    Triple H is welcomed to the ring. Hunter says one of his jobs as COO is finding the greatest talent around the globe, and giving them the opportunity to succeed. Of everyone he has seen, Hunter says the Shield is three of the most talented guys he has seen in years. This is the reason he gave them power. However, Hunter says that power might have gotten them to think where they could bring that. Triple H says at some point, you need to find the line in the sand, and know not to cross it. Triple H says the Shield crossed it.

    An Evolution vs. Shield video package is shown.

    Triple H says on Raw, the Shield were humbled. Hunter says he told Michael Cole on their interview, that he is willing to put this behind them. Hunter only wants the trio to beg on their hands and knees for forgiveness. Triple H says the only thing he got in response was from Roman Reigns, he said, “Kings don’t win war, soldiers do.” Hunter says that is a neat tagline, but something that is more accurate, “Soldiers are the currency for which empires are bought and sold. The Shield has lost their value.” In closing, Hunter makes an Extreme Rules match: The Shield vs. Evolution. Triple H intends to show the three what true power really is. In life, you either adapt or perish. That, is Evolution.


    Alberto Del Rio is in the ring. Big E makes his way to the ring.

    Read more http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ww.../#.U1MTFvldWSp
    by Published on 03-31-2014 06:39 PM

    Was there any significance to your jersey numbers (25, 12, 7)?

    Yes, 12 was my high school number, 25 was ...
    by Published on 03-16-2014 09:33 AM  Number of Views: 52 

    Kell Brook's world title dream remains intact after he stopped tough Alvaro Robles in the eighth round on Saturday night.

    In yet another tune-up fight for Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KO’s), he defeated little known Mexican welterweight champion Alvaro Robles (17-3, 15 KO’s) by an 8th round TKO. Robles, who looked at least two inches shorter than Brook, was a punching bag for 8 rounds. The fight was halted when Robles’ trainer threw in the towel in the 8th.

    The referee took off a point in the 4th round from Robles for hitting Brook on the belt line. It was interesting how the referee took a point off from Robles for hitting on the belt line, and yet he did nothing for the low blows and the rabbit punches that Brook was throwing.

    Robles was cut over his left eye in the 6th, and the cut got worse by the 8th. Robles appeared to have the better power and speed, but he was just too small and he wasn’t letting his hands go in the fight. Had he been a little taller and/or a lot busier, I think he would have halted Brook.

    Read more at http://www.boxingnews24.com/2014/03/...dpjXZMHesJ4.99
    by Published on 03-02-2014 12:35 PM  Number of Views: 55 

    Kyle Busch didn't mind the rain that ended the race early.

    He would have been fine with continuing, though -- his car was that good.

    Busch became the first driver to win three straight NASCAR Nationwide races at Phoenix International Raceway, dominating his way through a rain-shortened race Saturday.

    "We've been very dominant here in the past and led a lot of laps today," Busch said. "I felt like we could have won it if it was rain-shortened or whether we went the whole distance."

    Read more http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/nat...t-race-phoenix
    by Published on 02-09-2014 11:05 AM  Number of Views: 126 

    Marin Cilic from Croatia overcame problems with his serve to win the Zagreb Indoors tournament on Sunday, defeating top-seeded Tommy Haas from Germany 6-3, 6-4.

    Cilic gained his fourth title in Zagreb and became the third Croat overall to win at least 10 career titles. Cilic also lifted his career record in Zagreb to 22-4, winning 20 of his last 21 matches at the event.

    Cilic -- champion here in 2009, '10 and last year -- struggled with his first serve in the opening set but played some great returns with a solid baseline performance.

    Read more http://espn.go.com/tennis/story/_/id...-indoors-title
    by Published on 01-09-2014 05:34 PM  Number of Views: 187 

    Ty Montgomery of Stanford has been named winner of the Jet Award, given to the top return specialist in college football.

    Montgomery averaged 31 yards on kickoff returns and ran back two for touchdowns. The junior averaged 161 all-purpose yards and was named All-Pac 12 first team as a return man and second team as a receiver.

    LSU's Odell Beckham and North Carolina's Ryan Switzer also were finalists.

    Read more http://espn.go.com/college-football/...wins-jet-award
    by Published on 12-29-2013 09:22 AM  Number of Views: 220 

    Detroit Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson may need arthroscopic surgery on his sprained knee, a source familiar with the injury told ESPN.

    Doctors are recommending that Johnson undergo the surgery this offseason in order to alleviate swelling and to clean out loose bodies in his knee, according to the source.

    But Johnson and the Lions will determine the best course of action following Sunday's season finale against the Minnesota Vikings.

    Johnson, the NFL's second-leading receiver this season, will not play Sunday in Minnesota, the second time this season he has been inactive due to the knee injury.

    Read more http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10...n-knee-surgery
    by Published on 12-22-2013 05:56 PM  Number of Views: 240 
    1. Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with Brad Ziegler by agreeing to a two-year, $10.5 million contract with the right-handed reliever.

    Ziegler revealed the agreement via Twitter, saying he's "really excited to stay in Arizona for a couple more years, at least."

    Under the contract, the side-arm pitcher gets $4.5 million for 2014 and $5 million for 2015 with a $5.5 million option for 2016 that includes a $1 million buyout.

    The 34-year-old pitcher has spent the last two seasons with the Diamondbacks, going 14-2 with a 2.36 ERA. Last season, Ziegler inherited the closer's role due to injuries and struggles by others. He had a career-high 13 saves in 15 opportunities. Last season, he was 8-1 with a 2.22 ERA.

    Read more http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10...-two-year-deal
    by Published on 11-17-2013 09:45 AM  Number of Views: 328 

    WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KO’s) put in an excellent performance in beating Edwin Rodriguez (24-1, 16 KO’s) by a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena, in Ontario, California, USA. The final judges scores were 118-106, 117-107 and 116-108.

    Both fighters were docked 2 points each by the referee Jack Reiss in the 4th round after they kept brawling while Reiss was trying to break them apart. But after that, Ward really took Rodriguez to school both on the inside and the outside.

    Ward changed up tactics in 6th round when he moved to the outside and started pot shotting the slower and much bigger Rodriguez in a style that looked similar to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Rodriguez kept trying to land one big shot, and occasionally he was successful, especially when Ward would tie up one of his arms. Rodriguez would use those opportunities to nail Ward repeatedly with hard shots.

    Read more at http://www.boxingnews24.com/2013/11/...UYLMk58GghD.99
    by Published on 11-15-2013 09:03 AM  Number of Views: 370 

    The Portland Trail Blazers have reached agreement with "Rip City Two," a SportsTwo.com messageboard that will become the team's "official messageboard" this season. The agreement is one year in length and includes an option for a second season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    The organization's marketing department sought such a partnership after reaching the conclusion that their "IamATrailBlazersFan.com" messageboard, which was moderated in-house, was too burdensome and that a partnership with a preexisting messageboard would better achieve their goals of fostering discussion and reaching fans online.

    Blazers Marketing VP Dewayne Hankins sees the partnership as another prong in his team's new online approach, which also includes a new mobile app and Casey Holdahl's relaunched "Forward Center" blog.

    "A messageboard is only ever as good as the people who put content on it and moderate it," Hankins told Blazersedge. "[Our old messageboard] was always someone's job, besides their real job, they would just help moderate the messageboard when they had time. ... Without curation and moderation and good content, the boards become stale or hostile or somewhere in between. We just don't have the resources to dedicate full-time people to running messageboards. ... The good thing about Rip City Two is that they have a full cast of people who moderate the boards. The framework was already there."

    Read more http://www.blazersedge.com/2013/11/1...teams-official
    by Published on 11-13-2013 01:02 PM  Number of Views: 691 

    Today, I finished negotiating a consulting agreement between SportsTwo and the Portland Trail Blazers where our Trail Blazers forum is going to become the official message board of the Portland Trail Blazers. This is a done deal.

    I want to congratulate you all. I merely represented us, as a group we made this worthwhile.

    What this means:

    1) The skin of the Blazers forum is going to be changed to match the official trailblazers.com WWW site. Similar to http://forwardcenter.net

    2) We do not have to change our site rules in any way. They are perfectly satisfied with the way we run the site in every respect - that we don't edit profanity or say rude things and so on. They do not have editorial control over the site. However:

    3) It is in our own best interests to edit profanity in thread titles. If we do, we can have a display of recent threads on the trailblazers.com home page (or elsewhere). If the titles have profanity in them, we will effectively be defacing their site.

    4) We do not have to filter what we or any poster says about the Blazers.

    5) The ads on the site will be replaced with ads provided by the NBA. This is in line with any sort of site sponsorship deal we'd make, regardless of it being the Blazers. I think we should expect some very nice ads to be shown.

    6) We will have a prominent link to the forum placed on trailblazers.com, and they will help promote the site through other means (mentions on TV, game programs, scoreboard, radio, etc.).

    7) We will have access to some goodies as part of the Blazers family. If you have a request that is reasonable to pass on to the brass in the Trail Blazers front office, I'll be happy to make it happen.

    If you have any questions, ask in this thread.

    Many thanks to SlyPokerDog and Natebishop3 for helping me get this done.
    by Published on 11-10-2013 08:55 AM  Number of Views: 351 

    Unbeaten Demetrius Andrade (20-0, 13 KO’s) remained unbeaten with a 12 round split decision victory over previously undefeated Vanes Martirosyan (33-1-1, 21 KO’s) to capture the vacant WBO junior middleweight title. The final judges scores were 114-113, 117-111 for Andrade, and 115-112 for Martirosyan. Andrade was dropped by a hard left hook to the head from Martirosyan in the 1st round. Many of the other rounds were close with the exception of the 6th, which Andrade totally dominated. Martirosyan fought well for most of the fight, but he definitely faded from the 8th round on, as he left Andrade control the action. When Martirosyan was pressing the fight, he did very well. But unfortunately for him, he just wasn’t consistent enough and he ended up giving away the fight.

    Read more at http://www.boxingnews24.com/2013/11/...bzDUsVjA7AV.99
    by Published on 11-10-2013 08:50 AM  Number of Views: 333 

    Nonito Donaire (32-2, 21 KO’s) was forced to rally tonight to stop 37-year-old Vic Darchinyan (39-6-1, 28 KO’s) in the 9th round tonight at the American Bank Center, in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. Donaire looked like a shell of himself tonight in taking a real pounding from Darchinyan. It wasn’t just that Donaire didn’t look confident. His reflexes don’t seem to be there anymore from where he was in 2012, and he looks like he’s aged.

    Donaire looked bad for 8 rounds and was taking a beating from Darchinyan. However, in the 9th he caught Darchinyan down with a left hand to put him on the canvas. After Darchinyan got back to his feet, Donaire landed at will with pot shots until referee Lawrence Cole stepped in to halt the bout at 2:05 of the round.

    Read more at http://www.boxingnews24.com/2013/11/...17mXIti4y3U.99
    by Published on 11-10-2013 08:44 AM  Number of Views: 314 

    Mikey Garcia (33-0, 28 KO’s) had to get up off the deck in the 2nd round to come back to stop WBO super featherweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (27-2-2, 16 KO’s) with a left to the body in the 8th round to capture his WBO title on Saturday night at the American Bank Center, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

    Garcia was knocked down by a right hand to the head in the 2nd round. But from 3rd round on, Garcia dominated the action with his hard shot. Martinez might have had a better chance to win the fight if he had a little bit of power and if he had left his hands go. Garcia did look vulnerable when he was getting hit, but Martinez didn’t have the power or the work rate to win.

    Read more at http://www.boxingnews24.com/2013/11/...17mXIti4y3U.99
    by Published on 11-09-2013 03:27 PM  Number of Views: 332 

    Former Miami Dolphins All-Pro wide receiver Mark Duper is the ninth living former NFL player to be diagnosed with signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a degenerative brain disease many scientists say is caused by head trauma and linked to depression and dementia. Duper told "Outside the Lines" he learned of his diagnosis Friday from researchers involved with the testing.

    The conclusions regarding the former players, according to the researchers, are based on a brain scan that uses a radioactive marker to detect accumulations of abnormal tau, a protein that damages brain cells in areas that control memory, emotions and other functions. The researchers say the diagnoses also are based on symptoms reported by the former players and on clinical evaluations.

    "It was shocking," Duper told OTL about his reaction to hearing that he had signs of CTE. "I hoped nothing was wrong.

    "I've had memory things where I would go to the store and forget what I went for. And I have emotional swings and panic attacks."

    Read more http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/...hows-signs-cte
    by Published on 11-09-2013 03:22 PM  Number of Views: 1654 

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of drunken driving, and was booked into a Hennepin County jail.

    Simpson, who is in his second year with the Vikings, was arrested by the Minnesota State Patrol and booked at 5:39 on Saturday morning, according to the Hennepin County Sherriff's jail roster.

    According to a Minnesota State Patrol arrest report, a state trooper responded to a report of a stalled vehicle on Interstate-394 leaving Minneapolis.

    Simpson, who had blurry eyes and slurred speech, said he was coming from the Pour House in downtown Minneapolis, but denied having been drinking. He failed a field sobriety test, was arrested and transported to the jail, where he refused a breath test.

    He posted bail of $12,000 on Saturday afternoon, though formal charges from prosecutors are still pending.

    Read more http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/99...s-arrested-dwi
    by Published on 11-09-2013 03:06 PM  Number of Views: 294 

    In Kevin Dineen's first season with the Florida Panthers, the team won its first division title and ended a playoff skid that had lasted more than a decade. A year and a half removed from one of the franchise's highest points, Dineen was fired as coach.

    The Panthers dismissed him Friday, with the team off to a start that mirrored last season when Florida finished at the bottom of the NHL. The move comes one day after a 4-1 loss at Boston extended the Panthers' losing streak to seven games and left them 14th in the 16-team Eastern Conference.

    General manager Dale Tallon called it the "first of many changes," adding "it's easier to fire a coach than it is to fire 23 players."

    Tallon also said he has not given up hope for the team to make a playoff run this season.

    Read more http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/99...p-2-assistants
    by Published on 11-09-2013 02:47 PM  Number of Views: 2023 

    Matt Crafton took all the drama out of the Truck Series championship Friday night with a solid finish at Phoenix International Raceway.

    He left the hard racing to kids at the front of the pack.

    Erik Jones became the youngest winner in series history, racing to his first win on NASCAR's national level, at 17 years and 4 months. He broke the mark set in September by Chase Elliott, who was five months older when he won in September in Bowmanville, Ontario.

    "It's everything I want, just to be a winner in NASCAR," Jones said. "I'm not sure what I'm doing next year, hopefully we know in the next few months, and hopefully this helps me."

    It was Jones' fifth start for Kyle Busch Motorsports, and he got his shot in the Toyota when he caught Busch's eye by beating him last December in the Snowball Derby.

    "When you are driving Kyle Busch's stuff, there's a lot of pressure on you," said third-place finisher Brendan Gaughan. "Kid looked like Kyle Busch tonight."

    Read more http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/tru...r-truck-series
    by Published on 11-07-2013 03:44 PM  Number of Views: 1158 

    New York Jets running back Mike Goodson was indicted Thursday by a grand jury on weapons charges stemming from his May 17 arrest.

    The Morris County (N.J.) Prosecutor's Office announced that Goodson was indicted on second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon after he was found in a car with a Taurus .45-caliber handgun loaded with an illegal hollow-point bullet. Goodson, 26, was also indicted with possessing the bullet, commonly known as a "cop killer" because it can penetrate body armor, which is a serious offense in New Jersey.

    Goodson's attorney, Anthony Fusco, said the next step is an arraignment, during which the indictment will be read and Goodson will have to enter a plea.

    "Mike's not going to plead guilty to a gun charge," Fusco said. "The bottom line is that it's not his gun."

    Fusco said Goodson faces a maximum of 10 years if he is convicted of current charges. The Jets, through a team spokesperson, declined to comment on the matter.

    Read more http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/stor...eapons-charges
    by Published on 11-07-2013 09:38 AM

    This post is inspired by Chuck Mindenhall's 20-years of the UFC article which can be found here.


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