Archive for April 1st, 2015

Durant Wants To Stay In OKC, Romo Said Pay Cut For Murray, Ali Weighs In On Big Fight

BASKETBALL

Kevin DurantOKC Thunder’s Kevin Durant made a statement that may squash the plans of other teams. Durant is a free agent after next season. His teammate, Russell Westbrook is playing outstanding basketball making Durant somewhat expendable, especially since his biggest value for the Thunder would be in a trade. On Tuesday, however, Durant said that he wants to stay in OKC.  That might not be financially possible, but teams that thought they may get him (Washington, LA Lakers, Knicks) are now questioning their chances.

FOOTBALL

In the NFL, last year’s leading rusher DeMarco Murray left Dallas to go play for their rival the Philadelphia Eagles.  But now, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said that he would have taken a pay cut to keep Murray around.  That would have been good to know before Murray felt forced out.  Then again, while Murray is great, a lot of his success came on account of Dallas’ stellar offensive line.  And it’s totally plausible that they get a rookie running back who can exploit that protection just as well.

BOXING

Finally, in just one of many updates leading up to the biggest boxing fight in 20 years on May 2nd — Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, another boxing legend has taken a stand.  Last month, Mike Tyson publicly endorsed Pacquiao, and now Muhammad Ali said that he thinks and hopes Pacquiao will win the fight.  Not a lot of love for Mayweather yet.  Maybe Evander Holyfield will get in his corner.  Nonetheless, this fight is going to be huge!

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