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    by Published on 04-23-2014 12:47 PM



    IBF super bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez (31-4, 23 KO’s) successfully defended his title by stopping former WBC bantamweight champion Hozumi Hasegawa (33-5, 15 KO’s) in the 7th round on Wednesday night at the Castle Hall, in Osaka, Osaka, Japan. Martinez, 28, knocked the 33-year-old Hasegawa down three times in the fight.

    The fight was halted at 1:20 of the 7th round by referee Robert Byrd after Martinez knocked Hasegawa down twice in the round. Martinez had also knocked Hasegawa down in the 2nd round from a big left hook to the head. At the time of the stoppage, Hasegawa was bleeding from his nose and was cut over his left eye. He also had swelling around his right eye.


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    by Published on 04-23-2014 12:29 PM



    Welcome to WNW’s live coverage of Main Event!

    Big E makes his way to the ring for the opening match. Alberto Del Rio enters. Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton are on commentary

    Big E vs. Alberto Del Rio

    Del Rio sends a few punches. Big E hopes over Alberto before tossing him out of the ring. Del Rio hits a DDT out of the corner, cover. Headlock on Big E. Big E takes ADR to the corner, clothesline connects. Del Rio counters the belly-to-belly with an arm bar. Del Rio nails the superkick. Del Rio goes up top, Big E catches him and hits the belly-to-belly and the big splash. Del Rio counters the Big Ending and shoves Big E into the turnbuckle, pin. Big E counters Del Rio’s DDT with the Big Ending for the win.

    Winner: Big E – by pinfall (4:18)

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    by Published on 04-22-2014 01:44 PM  Number of Views: 1 



    At the age of 78, famous American middleweight and civil rights activist Rubin ‘hurricane’ Carter has died. He had been battling the effects of prostate cancer for a period of years. In his career in the ring, Carter fought once for the world WBA and WBC middleweight titles losing a unanimous decision to Joey Giardello in Philadelphia, 1964. He was a one time, number three ranked middleweight by ring magazine.

    The African-American Carter is most famous for being wrongfully convicted of the murder of three white people in New Jersey, 1966. In 1974, two witnesses retracted their statements and Carter was briefly set free in 1976 before being convicted again later that year when one of the prosecution witnesses retracted his withdrawal. The ‘hurricane’ was finally set free for good in 1985, when federal courts overturned his convictions.

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    by Published on 04-22-2014 01:40 PM  Number of Views: 1 



    IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KO’s) easily defeated WBA light heavyweight champion Beibut Shumenov (14-2, 9 KO’s) by a 12 round split decision on Saturday night at the DC Armory in Washington, DC. The final judges scores were 116-111, 116-111 for Hopkins, and 114-113 for Shumenov. Hopkins now has the IBF and WBA light heavyweight titles. The only belts he doesn’t possess is the WBC title held by Adonis Stevenson and the WBO belt held by Sergey Kovalev.

    Those fighters are much, much better than Shumenov, and Hopkins will have a hard time beating them by pot shotting like he did tonight. To beat Stevenson and Kovalev, Hopkins would have to let his hands go in a way that he doesn’t seem capable of doing any longer. Hopkins’ trainer Naazim Richardson was practically begging him to let his hands go and throw combinations, but Hopkins couldn’t do it.


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    by Published on 04-22-2014 01:36 PM



    IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-0, 15 KO’s) destroyed former two division world champion Paulie Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KO’s) by a 4th round TKO on Saturday night at the DC Armory in Washington, DC. Malignaggi took a real beating in this fight, and was cut in the 1st round from a jab.

    Porter knocked a bloodied Malignagi down in the 4th round with a chopping right hand to the head. After Malignaggi got back up, Porter mowed Malignaggi down with a flurry of shots to put him down on his back for the second time in the round. However, it looked like Porter bumped Malignaggi to the canvas after hitting him with a hard right hand to the head. The referee then stepped in and halted the fight.


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    by Published on 04-22-2014 01:33 PM  Number of Views: 1 



    WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin (31-0, 22 KO’s) successfully defended his title against 35-year-old #2 WBO Lukas Konecny (50-5, 23 KO’s) on Saturday night at the DC Armory, in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. The final judges scores were 120-108, 119-109 and 119-109. The crowd booed the fight frequently from the 9th round on due to Quillin’s safety first manner of fighting.

    He had a small punching bag in front of him in the form of the short 5’8″ Konecny, but Quillin chose not to take any risks in the fight. The fight resembled a sparring session for the most part due to the slow pace. Quillin treated Konecny like he was a huge puncher like Gennady Golovkin. Konecny landed some nice shots in close, but his power shouldn’t have worried Quillin.


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    by Published on 04-22-2014 08:54 AM  Number of Views: 1 



    #6 WBO lightweight contender Anthony Crolla (28-4-1, 11 KO’s) defeated a badly gassed out John Murray (33-3, 20 KO’s) by a 10th round TKO on Saturday night at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, UK. Crolla knocked down a badly bruised up Murray with a left hook to the head in the 10th round. A stumbling Murray got back up, and he was hit with a brief burst of punches from Crolla.

    The referee then stepped in and halted the fight with Murray still on his feet but looking tired and hurt. Murray’s conditioning and defense betrayed him in this fight because this was a winnable fight for him.


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    by Published on 04-22-2014 08:50 AM  Number of Views: 1 



    WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (28-0-2, 21 KO’s) destroyed replacement opponent Tshifhiwa Munyai (24-3-1, 12 KO’s) in the 2nd round tonight at the Phones 4u Arena, in Manchester, United Kingdom. Quigg knocked Munyai down twice in the fight.

    Quigg knocked Munyai down with a chopping right hand in the 2nd round. Munyai somehow staggered to his feet and was finished off with a flurry of shots while he was up against the ropes. Referee Howard John Foster then stepped in and halted it before Quigg had a chance to put Munyai down again.


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    by Published on 04-22-2014 08:27 AM  Number of Views: 1 



    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 04-19-2014 05:43 PM  Number of Views: 2 



    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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    by Published on 04-19-2014 05:29 PM  Number of Views: 3 



    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: 3 
    Categories:
    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: 5 
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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: 4 
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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: 8 



    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: 4 



    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: 9 



    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: 4 



    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: 5 



    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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