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Palmer Host Of “The Bachelor”, Pacquiao Retires & Runs For President, LeBron Gets Vax’d, D&R Congressional Game

FOOTBALL

Former NFL quarterback Jesse Palmer will return to the reality show “The Bachelor” as the new host. Palmer first appeared on the show in 2004 as one of the bachelors.

BOXING

Manny Pacquiao, who won 12 world titles in his career, announced he’s retiring and will run for President in next year’s elections in the Philippines.

BASKETBALL

After months where LeBron James refused to answer questions about his vaccination status, he recently announced he is now vaccinated and ready for the season.

BASEBALL

Wednesday night the Democrats and Republicans played against each other in the 86th Congressional Baseball game. The game raised $1.2 million for charity. There is even a Congressional Baseball Hall of Fame with 25 members and now four new members including President Biden (who wore a jersey with the #46 when he played as a Senator in the 1970s) and a posthumous spot for President George H.W. Bush. The Republicans won 13-12.

 

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NBA Playoffs, Julio Jones Traded To Titans, Team USA Qualifies, Logan Paul Goes Distance W/Mayweather, Essential Quality Wins Belmont

BASKETBALL

Eight teams remain in the NBA Playoffs. In the West, it’s the Jazz vs Clippers and Nuggets vs Suns. In the East, it’s the 76ers vs Hawks (Hawks lead 1-0) and Bucks vs Nets (Nets lead 1-0).

FOOTBALL

The Atlanta Falcons traded receiver Julio Jones to the Tennessee Titans for a selection of draft picks.

BASEBALL

Team USA beat Venezuela and qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. They will join Israel, Japan, Korea, and Mexico in the six-team field on July 27th.

BOXING

YouTube star Logan Paul lasted eight rounds with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in a pay-per-view exhibition match at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The match was purely for entertainment, as there were no judges. Paul weighed in at 189.5 pounds and Mayweather clocked in at 155 pounds.

HORSE RACING

Essential Quality, the betting favorite, won the Belmont Stakes.

 

 

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Jets Lose On Hail Mary, Saints/Chiefs Clinch Playoffs, Rodgers Throws For 400 TD’s In Record Time, Patriots Back, Mayweather Jr. To Fight YouTube Star Logan Paul

FOOTBALL

New York Jets fans can’t seem to get a break (or maybe they can if they’re hoping for a winless season to guarantee the first pick in the draft…most likely quarterback Trevor Lawrence). On Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders, the Jets were ahead with just seconds left on the clock when Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr threw a 46-yard Hail Mary to Henry Ruggs to pull out a 31-28 upset.

In other NFL news, the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs clinched playoff berths. Green Bay Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw his 400th touchdown in record time. He reached this milestone 12 games faster than the previous six quarterbacks who recorded 400 plus touchdowns. Finally, the New England Patriots are starting to look dominant again with a 45-0 rout of the Los Angeles Chargers. For more weekend NFL news, click here.

BOXING

Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced he’s coming out of retirement to fight YouTube star Logan Paul in an exhibition on February 20th. At 43 years old with a perfect 50-0 record, Mayweather shouldn’t have much competition against 25-year old Logan Paul whose only fight was in 2019  against British YouTube star/rapper KSI.

 

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Yankees Prevail In Rain Delayed Debut, Dr. Anthony Fauci’s First Pitch, Mookie Betts Kneels, MLB Expanded Postseason, Washington Football Team, Tyson Out Of Retirement

BASEBALL

Major League Baseball kicked off the season Thursday night with a matchup between the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals. Of course, this is 202o so the debut of North American live sports didn’t go smoothly. Before the game, Nationals star Juan Soto tested positive for COVID-19, but even though he was with teammates earlier in the week, the game did not get called off. Then, a massive rainstorm hit causing the game to wrap up after only five innings. The Yankees recorded a 4-1 win.

Dr. Anthony Fauci threw out the first pitch at the Yankees game and it was a bit off-center. With everything he has going on, it’s doubtful he had time to practice, so let’s give him kudos for his attempt.

In the second game of the night, the Los Angeles Dodgers put away the San Francisco Giants 8-1. Mookie Betts made his debut for the Dodgers, but no one was talking about his hitting. Betts made his statement by kneeling during the National Anthem, while most of the team stood.

In an announcement prior to the first pitch, Major League Baseball announced they are expanding the number of teams competing in the postseason from 10 to 16.

FOOTBALL

After officially scrapping the name Redskins, Washington announced its new name will be the “Washington Football Team” for the 2020 season. The colors will remain the same, and the logo on the helmets will be replaced by a gold player number decal.

BOXING

Mike Tyson, the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, will come out of retirement to take on four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. in a fight scheduled for September 12th.

 

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Sports Leagues Making Statements, Floyd Mayweather Will Pay For George Floyd’s Funeral, MLB & MLBPA Make Progress, Iowa Resumes HS Sports

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According to Axos’ Jeff Tracy, 74 of 123 teams (60%) in the big four of American sports leagues issued official statements via twitter about George Floyd’s murder and the protests in this country. For a list of the teams making statements, click here.

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather offered to pay for George Floyd’s funeral and memorial services in Floyd’s hometown of Houston as well as services in Minnesota and North Carolina.

BASEBALL

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association seem to be making progress in a negotiation about salaries that could potentially delay the start of the season. The owners want the players to take a significant pay cut based on fewer games in the season and no fans in the stands. The players already agreed to a prorated salary back in March and aren’t interested in giving back more. According to reports, the owners will now honor the prorated salaries

Iowa became the first state to resume high school sports. On Monday, the high school baseball and softball teams took to the field to practice for a supposed June 15th start to the season. There are a number of protocols in place to keep the players safe including discouraging high-fives and not eating sunflower seeds.

 

 

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Leipsic In Trouble With Capitals, Tyson Back In Ring

HOCKEY

Washington Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic is in trouble with his team and the NHL for comments he made in what was supposed to be a private chat online. Screenshots of the chat were leaked revealing insults to his current teammates as well as “misogynistic and reprehensible remarks” aimed at women, including pregnant women and girlfriends/wives of his former teammates.  The Capitals released a statement saying they would handle the situation internally.

BOXING

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson released footage of his training routine. The footage caught the attention of a boxing promoter in Australia who offered the 53-year old $1 million dollars to fight either an Australian football star or retired rugby player in a charity promotion. All parties are hoping the match will take place early next year.

 

 

 

 

 

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Texans Beat Colts Thanks To Hopkins & Fuller, Garrett Lost Suspension Appeal, Mayweather Jr. Coming Out Of Retirement

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The Houston Texans beat the Indianapolis Colts in an important AFC South matchup thanks to Texans’ receiver DeAndre Hopkins’ two touchdowns, and the return of receiver Will Fuller, who added 140 yards on seven catches. Hopkins’ mother lost her vision 17 years ago and always sits in the same spot at games. It was emotional seeing Hopkins hand her the footballs after his touchdowns. Texans 20, Colts 17

Cleveland Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett lost his appeal to revoke his suspension for hitting Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Mason Rudolph with his helmet. In the appeal, Garrett claimed that Rudolph used racial slurs to provoke him. Garrett stated, “I know what I heard. Whether my opponent’s comment was born out of frustration or ignorance, I cannot say. But his actions do not excuse my lack of restraint in the moment, and I truly regret the impact this has had on the league, the Browns and our devoted fans.”

BOXING

Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced he’s coming out of retirement. At 50-0, Mayweather is currently undefeated, but hasn’t boxed since August of 2017 when he beat Conor McGregor, surpassing Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 victories. Mayweather posted a photo on Instagram saying, “Coming out of retirement in 2020”.

 

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De La Hoya To Run For President, Red Sox Clinch, deGrom Sets Record

BOXING

Boxing great Oscar De La Hoya announced he’ll run in the next election for President of the United States. While in Vegas promoting a match, he stated, “That’s the beauty of our nation. If Arnold (Schwarzenegger) can be governor, if (Donald) Trump can be President, then why can’t a Mexican-American who won an Olympic gold medal, who’s over 35 and a U.S. citizen, run for presidency?”

BASEBALL

With 2 1/2 weeks left in the regular season and nine games ahead in the American League East, the Boston Red Sox clinched a playoff berth.

The New York Mets lost to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, but Cy Young candidate, Jacob deGrom set a Major League Baseball record with three or fewer runs in 26 consecutive starts. deGrom, a favorite to win the prestigious award, broke a 108-year-old record set by Leslie “King” Cole.

 

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Mayweather Remains Undefeated, 49ers Reid kneels During Anthem, Browns Stand & Rookie Kizer Starts, Isaiah Thomas Fails Physical

BOXING

The most hyped boxing match in recent memory between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor lasted for 10 rounds, before the judges called the match in favor of Mayweather. After the match, McGregor claimed the scoring was biased as he thought he won the first 3 rounds. Even so, he accepted defeat and even complimented his opponent, “I enjoyed the fight, it was a great contest … It was an honor to share the ring with him.”  McGregor said in his post-fight interview. Mayweather recorded his 50th win and could retire undefeated (50-0). He earned $100 million from this fight, while McGregor earned $30 million.

FOOTBALL

San Francisco 49er safety Eric Reid previously said he would not continue to kneel during the National Anthem this season (he kneeled with Colin Kaepernick all last year), but changed his mind Sunsay night against the Minnesota Vikings. According to Reid, “I just had a change of heart. A lot of thinking, a lot of praying, talking to Colin [Kaepernick].”

Just a week after 12 players from the Cleveland Browns took a knee during the national anthem, the whole team stood Saturday night. The legendary Jim Brown reportedly spoke to the team before the game and said, “do not disrespect your country, do not disrespect the flag”.

In other Browns’ news, the team announced their rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer will start during the regular season. Kizer was selected in the second round of the draft, the 52nd overall pick (and the 4th quarterback taken). The top 3 quarterbacks in the draft appear to be starting the season on the bench.

BASKETBALL

The recently announced blockbuster trade sending Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas to the Cleveland Cavaliers may not happen. Thomas failed his physical which could cause the Cavs to void the whole deal or ask for additional compensation.

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Cabrera Starts Bench Clearing Brawl, Kevin Hart Goes To Rams, Mayweather/McGregor Fight Finally Here

BASEBALL

Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera started a bench-clearing brawl when he shoved New York Yankees catcher Austine Romine Thursday afternoon. Cabrera claimed Yankees pitcher Tommy Kahnle aimed a pitch at him. Eight players were ejected in the Tigers 10-6 win over the Yankees. Cabrera defended his actions by saying, “You don’t want to see that. You don’t want to see people hit in the head. You don’t want to see fighting on the field. But people have to understand, we’re human. Sometimes, in the heat of the game, when people throw at you at 97, right at your wrist. You react sometimes.”

FOOTBALL

NFL pre-season practices and games are in full swing. Most practices are pretty grueling and boring, but the Los Angles Rams got a treat when comedian Kevin Hart and actor Scott Eastwood showed up for the workout. At the end of the day, a tired Hart told the team he’s a fan!

BOXING

For months we’ve heard about the big fight between undefeated (49-0) 40 year old boxing phenom Floyd Mayweather vs the 29 year old mixed martial artist Conor McGregor. The pay per view spectacle takes place Saturday night August 26th and already ranks as the most bet fight in Nevada history. For more info on the fight and how and where to watch, click here.

 

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