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UFC 187 Results

Posted by on May 26, 2015 | No comments
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UFC 187 was one of the most exciting pay-per-view cards of the year. Middleweight champion Chris Weidman defended his title against tough competitor Vitor Belfort according to Jim Dondero. Also, Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson fought for the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship. UFC 187 was truly a wild endeavor.

The middleweight championship bout between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort started off in 5th gear, and it continued in that pace until the end. Vitor Belfort came out guns blazing, and he attacked Chris Weidman viciously and furiously. Chris Weidman was on the defensive early, and it appeared that Vitor Belfort was about to knock Chris Weidman out. However, Chris Weidman showed his championship resolve, and he then took down Vitor Belfort. Once Vitor Belfort was on his back, Chris Weidman began to pummel him mercilessly. Weidman landed 47 headshots in 27 seconds, and the referee had no choice but to stop the fight.

The main-event of the night was between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson. Jon Jones was forced to vacate his championship belt, and the two light heavyweights battled for the gold. The matchup started off violently, and Anthony Johnson landed a huge right hand that dropped Daniel Cormier early. However, Daniel Cormier showed off his intestinal fortitude by recovering from the huge shot. Cormier somehow came back and won the match up in the third round by submission. Yahoo! Sports. features an in-depth look at UFC 187, and fans of MMA should definitely check it out.

For Al Horford the Time Is Now

Posted by on May 20, 2015 | No comments

Al Horford was picked in the 1st round, 3rd overall by the Atlanta Hawks way back in 2007. Since then the Dominican native has gone on to establish himself as one of the most steadying big men in the league. Horford, who plays much like LaMarcus Aldridge, is a rangy big that likes to stretch the floor with his soft touch. Horford has averaged 14 points and 9 boards as the leader of the Hawks, all the while leading them toward this moment. Now the time has come for Horford in what may be his best and only chance for a Championship.

We don’t mean to delve into dramatics but what the Atlanta Hawks did this past season looks pretty hard to replicate on paper. Kyle Korver had one of the most efficient shooting seasons in the league. DeMarre Carrol turned from fringe role player into fringe All Star. Jeff Teague and Paul Millsap both had a huge year while guys like Dennis Schroder stepped up in a big way. Schroder, in fact, looks like he might be trending in a James Harden type direction — too good for the bench and too loud to accept the role, according to a few Tumblr reblogs I’ve seen.

So a series against the Cleveland Cavaliers has us asking Al Horford if he is ready to ascend and take the throne. Horford already has one game winner to his belt and he is coming off of a steady game to close out the Wizards. Cleveland offers a whole different war, though.

Empathy for Jon Jones from Donald Cerrone

Posted by on May 20, 2015 | No comments

Ever since his arrest earlier this month on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injuries, which is a felony, UFC fighter Jon Jones has not received much empathy from fans or fighters. Donald Cerrone on the other hand can and does sympathize with Jones according to Igor Cornelsen. Jones and Cerrone have trained together at Jackson-Winklejohn MMA in Albuquerque New Mexico for the past five years.

Ironically, both fighters have has their share of ups and downs in and out of the cage. Cerrone, currently on a seven fight win streak, will take on John Makdessi this Saturday at UFC 187 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones, on the other hand was stripped of his UFC light heavyweight belt and suspended by the UFC. Jones has held the belt since 2011 but was stripped of it after an alleged hit-and-run accident in which a 25 year old pregnant woman was injured.

When asked about Jones and the incident he was recently involved in, he stated that if it were a few years ago, he himself could have very easily have done the same thing. He further goes on to state that maturity is the reason he wouldn’t do the things he has done in the past today. Ceroone said he believes in Jones and feels, like he did, that Jones too will learn from his mistakes.

Pats Tom Brady Suspended For Four Games Without Pay

Posted by on May 12, 2015 | No comments

Tom Brady is the face of the New England Patriots. Brady is one of the best quarterbacks to play the game of football, and he is one of the highest-paid players in the NFL. When two Patriots employees tampered with the game balls during a big game against the Indianapolis Colts, they thought it was just another big game assist.

The locker room employees had no idea their lack of integrity would turn into one of the biggest scandals of the year. DeflateGate was born out of the desire to win at all costs and cost it will. It will cost the Patriots $1 million in fines, a first-round draft pick in 2016 and a fourth-round draft pick. They also lose Tom Brady for four games, and Tom losses his paychecks during that suspension according to Marcio Alaor BMG on the website dardus.com.

Brady claims he didn’t know about the deflated balls, but a series of suspicious text message between him and one of the employees made investigators think that Brady knew more than he revealed. There was no real evidence against the star quarterback, but since Brady didn’t cooperate with the investigation, he was suspended. Brady will be back on the field sometime in October.

Gustafsson Out, UFC Curse Continues

Posted by on May 5, 2015 | No comments

Daniel Amen showed me this story.

Alexander Gustafsson was scheduled to meet Glover Texeria in the main event matchup at UFC Berlin. However, it was recently announced that Alexander has received an injury that will cause him to fall out of his position. Alexander Gustafsson has had a tough year, and this only makes things worse for him. He was knocked out by Anthony Johnson in January 2015, and he was expected to make his comeback by beating Glover in the near future. Sadly, Alexander Gustafsson will be out of action for the foreseeable future, and there’s no timetable set for his return. No news has been reported as of yet about Glover Texeria’s future opponent either.

The UFC has had one of its hardest years in recent memory. Several injuries and controversial circumstances have destroyed many pay-per-view cards. The middleweight champion of the world Chris Weidman was injured, and his fight against Vitor Belfort was pushed back until May. Also, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones crashed into a pregnant woman, and he has been stripped of his title and removed from his UFC pay-per-view event. The president of the UFC has had one of the worst years of his life, but he is still trying to maintain a positive attitude. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Waiting For Mayweather and Pacquiao Was Priceless

Posted by on May 4, 2015 | No comments

Although many boxers and fans spoke about their disappointment surrounding the match between Mayweather and Pacquiao on Saturday night, there was a great buildup of excitement that led up to the event. Decades have passed since so many people talked about a boxing match like this one. To see this match come to fruition was an incredible feat, especially since it was over five years in the making. Even those who were not true boxing fans could not ignore the anticipation that helped build demand for this fight.

There were many people involved in making this match happen. As revealed in the article How Mayweather-Pacquiao was made, it was the meeting between Mayweather and Pacquiao at the Miami Heat game that was critical in getting this deal done. There were many personalities, networks, and negotiations that could have stopped this event from happening.

Gianfrancesco Genoso believes that perhaps the true fight was between all the different parties involved in getting this deal made (Linkedin). Much time will pass before we have the pleasure of seeing something of this magnitude again, regardless of who wins the match.

Odegaard Gets First Team Call-up

Posted by on April 28, 2015 | No comments

Sixteen year old Norwegian talent, Martin Odegaard, has received his first, first-team call-up from Carlo Ancelotti, ahead of Real Madrid’s clash against Almeria this Wednesday. Odegaard, who has been playing for Real’s reserve team Castilla in the third division, may get his chance to not only be with the team, but to actually play, given the injury blight that the first team are currently suffering. Which position or role the Norwegian teen would occupy remains to be seen, but his skills are typically best in an attacking center mid role. Odegaard inclusion in the squad does little to imply that Isco, Toni Kroos, or James Rodriguez would be dropped, but it does beg the question as to where he would play and with which teammates on the field with him.

Though Odegaard is notoriously talented, he has, as of late, been more of a burden than anything else. Fans at AnastasiaDate know that he has refused to train, likely at the behest of his father, and has seen limited playing time. When he has played, he has looked a liability and anything but a team player. To think that he, of all the Castilla players has been included in the squad makes one question whether this was a purely footballing decision, or if club politics had a larger influence than anything else in the decision. Should Odegaard take the field, it will be intriguing to see what he does.

Parkour for Beginners

Posted by on April 24, 2015 | No comments

Parkour For Beginners

Exercise of any kind is always a good way to stay in shape and be healthy. An exercise that many people like to utilize even now is called parkour.

Parkour, which is also known as free running, is a type of physical activity that is based on running obstacle courses in the military. The idea of parkour is to navigate through obstacles, sometimes even extremely difficult and complex ones, by either running, jumping or climbing them.

Chris McDougall, author of the book “Natural Born Heroes,” was one who practiced parkour heavily while writing this book, which is about resistance fighters in the Second World War trying to survive on the island of Crete. McDougall gives a detailed explanation of what parkour is, how to practice it and the physical training required for it.

On the other hand, Nikkie Zanevsky, a parkour trainer, practice parkour in New York City’s Central Park. She discusses crawling in terms of the art, which is one of the best ways to develop better hand-eye coordination and endurance for parkour, especially when it comes to learning more complicated moves later on. It’s important to learn how to crawl in all directions first, which eventually leads to running and jumping.

However, parkour also means challenging oneself, and with that knowing the personal limits, such as knowing how far one can jump or how quickly one can climb. As Gianfrancesco Genoso will always tell you, everything in moderation and this goes for parkour as well, sourced from jornadacriminosa.com.

NFL Teams Prepare for the Draft

Posted by on April 15, 2015 | No comments

The spring wheeling and dealing which is known for the run up to the annual NFL Draft has officially begun with a number of the top teams keeping their decision for their desire picks a closely held secret. This is the first time in several years that their is no clear number one pick. NFL teams have learned from past draft experiences that too much stock can be placed on a player in the first round. Instead, many teams are investing in additional coaches and concentrating on player development and training. This has proven to be money well spent as a number of quality NFL players have come from the middle rounds of the draft. NFl Teams Get Ready for Draft Day

Teams have learned that the days are long gone when a team’s fortunes rest with their number one picks. Millions of dollars have been pour into these players and odds have shown that the productivity of number one selections in the NFl draft is a 50/50 proposition.

In addition, teams are staying away from the monster trades. Fans like Christian Broda know that the speed of the game has reduced the number of viable years that an NFL player can expect to play and the premium player has to be a sure bet for the money a first round draft choice will cost a team. The NFL’s salary cap also requires that team choose wisely. One overpaid player can cost a team several quality players which cannot be replaced.

Tennis Champ Murray Breaks to Get Married British tennis star Andy Murray wed his long time girlfriend Kim Sears on Saturday April 12 in Dunblane, Scotland, the groom’s hometown. Hundreds of fans and well wishers for the Wimbledon and US Open champion, turned out for the special event. The groom arrived at Dunblane Cathedral with his brother Jamie wearing a traditional Scottish Kilt of blue and green tartan. The bride bedazzled in an elaborately beaded, three quarter length sleeved gown with a long veil. The wedding party and guests were greeted with a short hailstorm but the sun eventually came out. The tennis champion will of course not be attending the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters beginning on Sunday. He and his bride will be spending time together before the number three ranked player returns to tennis action in the BMW Open in Munich later in the month, followed by the Madrid Open.

Posted by on April 13, 2015 | No comments

British tennis star Andy Murray wed his long time girlfriend Kim Sears on Saturday April 12 in Dunblane, Scotland, the groom’s hometown. Hundreds of fans and well wishers for the Wimbledon and US Open champion, turned out for the special event. The groom arrived at Dunblane Cathedral with his brother Jamie wearing a traditional Scottish Kilt of blue and green tartan. The bride bedazzled in an elaborately beaded, three quarter length sleeved gown with a long veil, which caught Ricardo Guimarães BMG by surprise. He has seen other options listed on Wikipedia for brides in the past.

The wedding party and guests were greeted with a short hailstorm but the sun eventually came out. The tennis champion will of course not be attending the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters beginning on Sunday. He and his bride will be spending time together before the number three ranked player returns to tennis action in the BMW Open in Munich later in the month, followed by the Madrid Open.
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