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    by Published on 04-19-2014 05:43 PM



    Impact Wrestling kicks off with a video package showing Eric Young vs. Magnus for the TNA World Championship. It was a back and forth battle last week. At the end of the day, Eric became the World Champion. The crowd was blown away. He thanks the fans and says he loves them. ODB meets up with him on the entrance stage. Eric states he has been thinking of this day for 17 years and it is even more perfect than he thought it would be.

    Eric Young’s music plays and here comes Young! He has the TNA World Championship in his hand. The crowd is on their feet cheering. Young gets to the ring and raises the championship. Eric grabs a mic and says the belt represents a lifetime of hard work. The crowd chants, “You deserve it.” EY says everything in his life led him to this moment to be champion. He won the championship for him but he will be a champion for us. This is a way to pay the fans back. This is 10 years of unsolicited support from the fans. Time of a paper champion is over. It is going to be fun. He will defend the championship whenever the fans see sit. He will do it whenever and wherever. This is going to be a party. Well, just then Dixie Carter walks down the ramp as her music plays. She is smiling ear to ear. She gets in the ring. Dixie walks up to EY and says it was an emotional day last week. He fought for 12 years. There is only one person responsible for that moment and it’s… Dixie Carter. Dixie says she always saw the potential in him. Dixie allowed Eric to stay when he did the whole “Don’t fire Eric” movement. Dixie then states she invented the beard. Dixie grabs the beard of EY and says she should be making millions off of the beard because she made it cool before anyone and everyone else is ripping her off.

    EY asks her why she is here as he thought Bully Ray shipped her away to Nashville. Dixie says this is still her company. Dixie states Eric Young is the hood ornament for her 2014 Ferrari. Eric says he hopes there are puke bags in the car because being around Dixie that long will make him sick. Dixie says he looks like a lumberjack and smells like one and he is insulting her company and championship by talking to her like that. EY says he is going to do what he does with crap and that is to flush it. Dixie says she is trying to be a professional but EY is pandering to the fans. EY says he is his own man – He always has been and always will. If she wants a paper champion she better not look at him. Eric doesn’t want her insulting him or his friends so he is going to run over her with the champion. Dixie states she is going to make him relevant by giving him a makeover. If he doesn’t apply then she will start with his girl beer drinker in the back.

    Bully Ray’s music plays and here he comes. He marches right to the ring and grabs a mic and apologizes to EY but tells Dixie to shut up. He is not here for the spotlight but to get rid of the trash. EY is a role model for every wrestler who worked his way up from a loser boss. Dixie tries to talk but Ray tells her to shut up. Ray tells EY that he worked hard for over 10 years. Dixie wonders why people are listening to him because he can’t be trusted. He shook her hand and lied to her. Ray states he took her money and spent it in a strip club. Ray brings up last week and how there was a table in the ring and Dixie was standing in the corner. We all know what happens when there is a table by Ray so Dixie got lucky. Ray then sings, “Na, na, na, na… hey, hey hey… good bye!” Dixie leaves the ring with the help of Jeremy Borash. Dixie walks up the ramp. Ray gets back on the mic and says he doesn’t talk about a lot of people but he respects EY and likes him. He appreciates what he’s done! “EY, EY, EY!” Eric’s music hits and Ray raises his hand.

    -Commercial

    The Beautiful People’s music plays. Angelina Love and Velvet Sky appear on the stage. They walk down and look at the trashcan at the end of the ramp. Sky grabs a kendo stick and turns around and waits. Madison Rayne’s music plays next. As Beautiful People wait, Madison Rayne comes from behind and attacks Sky. Love then quickly walks backwards up the ramp. Madison goes back to Sky.

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    by Published on 04-19-2014 05:39 PM
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    Show starts with Collin Cassidy (Big Bambino) making his way to the ring or singles action. Aiden English comes ...
    by Published on 04-19-2014 05:29 PM



    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.

    -Commercials

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

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    by Published on 04-15-2014 05:15 PM  Number of Views: 2 
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    1. Tampa Bay Rays



    Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Matt Moore will miss the remainder of the season after opting to have elbow-ligament replacement surgery.

    The procedure will be performed by Dr. James Andrews, the team announced Tuesday. Moore is the first Rays pitcher to undergo Tommy John surgery since Jason Isringhausen in June 2009.

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    by Published on 04-15-2014 05:00 PM  Number of Views: 4 
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    1. Toronto Maple Leafs



    Brendan Shanahan is officially on the job in the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office.

    The Hockey Hall of Famer was introduced as Toronto's new president on Monday and says he's eager to get to work learning about the organization, which missed the playoffs after a late-season collapse.

    "I have some ideas in my head about direction, but I think that at the same time ... those are subject to change," Shanahan said. "I think that it's very important for people, especially in sports, to have the ability to evolve and to make changes."

    The 45-year-old Toronto native will oversee all team operations for the franchise. Shanahan, who will also be an alternate governor, had been working as the head of the NHL's Department of Player Safety.

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    by Published on 04-15-2014 04:29 PM  Number of Views: 2 
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    1. Montreal Canadiens



    General manager David Poile hopes he sent the strongest message possible by making the first coaching change in Nashville's history: Missing the playoffs is not acceptable for the Predators.

    Poile announced Monday that Barry Trotz, the NHL's longest tenured head coach with one team, would not be back for a 16th season after the Predators missed the postseason for a second straight year. A few hours later, Poile said at a news conference that won't get it done.

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    by Published on 04-13-2014 08:45 PM  Number of Views: 5 



    Tempers flared all around the streets of Long Beach, where drivers declared friendships over after a surprisingly physical race.

    Simon Pagenaud refused to accept a post-race apology from Will Power, and Justin Wilson was furious with Scott Dixon. James Hinchcliffe tried to be diplomatic but failed to hide his displeasure with teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay.

    The one team smiling at the end of Sunday's race? Ed Carpenter Racing, which got an unexpected victory from Mike Conway.

    Conway, hired this year when team owner and oval specialist Carpenter decided to get out of the car on road and street courses, started 17th and overcame an early broken wing to win the Toyota Grand Prix for the second time in his career. The British driver was chasing Dixon over the final few laps, then got the lead when Dixon stopped for fuel two laps from the finish.

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    by Published on 04-13-2014 08:40 PM  Number of Views: 2 



    Robert Hight became the first two-time Funny Car winner in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on Sunday, beating John Force, Alexis DeJoria and Tim Wilkerson in the final.

    Antron Brown won the Top Fuel division, Jimmy Alund topped the Pro Stock field to become the first European winner in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, and Andrew Hines won in Pro Stock Motorcycle in the event that features racing in four lanes instead of the traditional two.

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    by Published on 04-13-2014 08:37 PM  Number of Views: 6 



    Marc Marquez made the Grand Prix of the Americas look like a breezy Sunday ride.

    The reigning MotoGP world champion from Spain cruised to his second win of the season, defending his title in the race where he claimed his first career victory.

    And the 21-year-old did it with ease, starting from pole position and leading the entire way.

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    by Published on 04-13-2014 08:33 PM  Number of Views: 2 



    The Italian motorcycling federation says rider Emanuele Cassani has died after being involved in a crash at the Coppa Italia season opener.

    Cassani skidded and was hit by two other riders shortly after the start of his race on Sunday.

    The FMI says the 25-year-old Cassani received immediate medical attention but died because of the injuries he sustained.

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    by Published on 04-13-2014 08:29 PM  Number of Views: 4 



    He swings out of his shoes with a pink-shafted driver, his golf ball traveling distances that are awed and admired. Bubba Golf, it is called, often with disbelief and wonder.

    For all his quirkiness, including the homemade swing and the rambling interviews and the -- believe it or not -- Twitter conversations with his followers on the morning of the final round of a major championship he is leading, Bubba Watson is a remarkable talent.

    Watson put his ability on full display Sunday, shooting a final-round 69 at Augusta National to pull away from Jordan Spieth on the back nine and win his second Masters in three years.

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    by Published on 04-13-2014 08:25 PM  Number of Views: 5 



    Fernando Verdasco won the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010, beating Spanish countryman Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6 (4).

    The 30-year-old Verdasco ended a six-match losing streak in tournament finals. He also reached the doubles final and had been on the court six hours longer than Almagro going into the final.

    "I'm so tired I don't know if I can talk so much," said Verdasco, seeded fourth.

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    by Published on 04-13-2014 12:55 PM  Number of Views: 4 



    Kevin Harvick used one of the few weekend missteps to pull out his first Darlington victory.

    Harvick was among several veteran drivers fighting for the Nationwide Series win Friday night when rookie Chase Elliott used fresher tires and a strong machine to move from the back of the pack to first place over the final two laps.

    Lesson learned.

    On Saturday night in the Sprint Cup race, Harvick took advantage of four new tires to pass Dale Earnhardt Jr. two laps from the end to win the longest race in the track's 65-year NASCAR history. The grippier rubber let Harvick race the high line while others slipped or spun tires trying to get going.

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    by Published on 04-13-2014 12:49 PM  Number of Views: 5 



    Alize Cornet saved a match point before beating Camila Giorgi of Italy 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-5 Sunday in a three-hour final to win the Katowice Open for her fourth career WTA title.

    The Frenchwoman led 5-3 in the second set before dropping four straight games against Giorgi, who was playing her first career tour final. Cornet bounced back by taking a 3-0 lead in the decider but then had another mini-slump as Giorgi won five of the next six games to take a 5-4 lead. The Italian had a match point in the next game, but missed a backhand return as Cornet held and then won the next two games as well.

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    by Published on 04-13-2014 12:45 PM  Number of Views: 4 



    Eighth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez won his first title in nearly four years after rallying to beat fourth-seeded Marcel Granollers 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 in an all-Spanish final on clay at the Grand Prix Hassan II on Sunday.

    The previous title for the 30-year-old Garcia-Lopez was on indoor hard courts in Bangkok back in 2010, and he had lost his previous two finals -- last year on clay at Bucharest, Romania and on indoor hard courts at St. Petersburg, Russia.

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    by Published on 04-13-2014 12:31 PM  Number of Views: 4 



    It was a night of upsets at the Copper Box Arena in Hackney London as Ovill McKenzie defeated Tony Conquest to win the Commonwealth Cruiserweight belt.

    Conquest entered the fight favourite and was defending the belt for the first time against the much travelled but always dangerous McKenzie.

    In round one both fighters met in the middle with Conquest jabbing well and evading McKenzie’s big punches. Both fought at a good pace but Conquest showed some good defensive skills and the crisper punches.


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    by Published on 04-12-2014 05:06 PM  Number of Views: 3 



    Chase Elliott missed his senior prom Friday, but wasn't too disappointed.

    "I had a good date tonight, the `Lady in Black,' can't forget about that," he said, smiling.

    The 18-year-old son of NASCAR great Bill Elliott raced to his second straight Nationwide Series victory, moving from fifth to first on the final two laps Friday night.

    Elliott broke through for his first series win last week at Texas when he passed Sprint Cup veteran Kevin Harvick. At Darlington, Elliot moved past Sadler when the veteran got loose coming off Turn 2 on a restart two laps from the end.

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    by Published on 04-12-2014 04:38 PM  Number of Views: 2 



    Welcome to WNW’s live coverage of SmackDown!

    Rest in peace, Ultimate Warrior.

    John Cena’s music hits and he runs to the ring to kick things off this week. He grabs a mic. He says it sounds like you’re tired. It’s been a busy week starting with WrestleMania 30. It started with Hogan, Stone Cold, and The Rock having an iconic moment. Kofi was a wildcat, and Cesaro won the battle royal. Bray Wyatt… You can’t see me. And sadly, The Undertaker was defeated.

    The Game got played, and we have a new WWE World Heavyweight Champ! That was just WrestleMania. We believed in The Shield, got some bad news, found out Lesnar is the one, and Cesaro is a Paul Heyman guy. And his theme song got rewritten. Cena was taught to bo-lieve in himself. He mentions Adam Rose and Alexander Rusev. And Paige…. she turned the page in the divas division. I am the measuring stick. I am John Cena. Any If anyone wants their feet planted on the top of the mountain, they are going to have to go through me.

    The Wyatt Family appear on the tron. Harper talks first, and Bray follows. When he looks inside himself, he sees the good, the bad, and the miracles. He is free. It must have been frightening, you were right there. Wyatt says he has to go to new extremes to see the monster. He’s got the whole world in his… hands.

    Cole and JBL talk about Lesnar ending The Streak while news articles are shown.

    Big Show makes his way to the ring. Paul Heyman steps out on the stage. He stands before us as the advocate for the winner of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Cesaro enters with no music. Heyman joins commentary.

    Big Show vs. Cesaro

    Lock up, Cesaro pushes Show off. Big Show shoves Cesaro. Cesaro is taken back down, he rolls out of the ring. Show picks him up by the head and slaps him on the apron. Cesaro tries to suplex Big Show back in the ring from the apron. Big Show sends Cesaro over him onto the outside. Back in the ring, Show covers Cesaro. Cesaro rolls out, avoiding the KO punch. Heyman tells Cesaro to take his air.

    -Commercials

    After the break, Big Show slaps Cesaro in the corner. Cesaro kicks Show and hops on his back as they stand in the middle of the ring. Sleeperhold continues to be locked in. Show throws him off into the corner. Cesaro hops back on him Show throws him off, followed by clotheslines and a big shoulderblock. He attempts the Choke Slam, but Cesaro jumps back on to put in the Sleeperhold. Show slams him while still on his back. Show goes up top, Cesaro dodges the elbow drop. He grabs his legs for the Swing when Swagger runs in and locks in the Patriot Lock.

    Winner: Cesaro – by DQ (10:05)

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    by Published on 04-12-2014 04:22 PM  Number of Views: 4 



    42-year-old former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (52-6-1, 46 KO’s) made a successful comeback last Friday night with an impressive 1st round knockout win over 36-year-old journeyman Maurenzo Smith (12-9-3, 9 KO’s) at the Double Tree Westshore Hotel, in Tampa, Florida, USA. Briggs landed three hard right hand body shots that sent Smith down on the canvas. He wasn’t able to get up, and the fight was halted at that point. For Smith, it was his 7th defeat in his last 9 fights since 2012.

    Briggs hadn’t fought since his 12 round unanimous decision loss to former WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in October of 2010. Briggs took a bad beating in that fight, and suffered a number of injuries.

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    by Published on 04-12-2014 04:17 PM  Number of Views: 4 



    Former lightweight contender Mercito Gesta (27-1, 15 KO’s) stopped 27-year-old journeyman Edgar Riovalle (37-18-2, 26 KO’s) in the 8th round last Friday night in a successful comeback for the 26-year-old Gesta at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, in San Diego, California, USA. The fight was halted at 2:13 of the 8th.

    Gesta is hoping that the win over Riovalle will lead to him getting back into title contention at some point in the future. But for that to happen, Gesta is going to learn to be a lot more aggressive and to throw more punches, because he’s looked very limited in the only two times he stepped it up in his career against Manuel Perez and Miguel Vazquez. Gesta got a controversial 10 round decision over Perez in 2011 in a fight that I saw Gesta losing by 4 rounds. Gesta was promoted by Top Rank at the time he fought Perez.

    Gesta hadn’t fought since being totally dominated by IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez in a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision loss in December of 2012.


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