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  • Jul 11, 2017 03:56 PM
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    The three-time champion, Novak Djokovic has defeated Adrian Mannarino to move on to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. Djokovic, ranked world No.4 took out Mannarino, ranked world No.51 with a winning set of 6-2 7-6 (7-5) 6-4. The total match time was two hours and 13 minutes.

    During third set, Djokovic had to request a medical timeout for his trainer to examine and stretch his right shoulder. "It's been something that I've been dragging back and forth for a while now," Djokovic said. "But I'm still managing to play, which is the most important thing."

    I hope he gets that under control for his next match. If not, I see a great opportunity for his defeat. Shoulder injuries/strain take weeks to heal. If you compete before they are completely healed, It can take the injury to a much more serious state.

    Even though his shoulder is hurting, Djokovic does have a rather large pillow to fall back on. He is set to compete with Tomas Berdych, whom he has defeated a whopping 25 times in 27 matches against one another. Those are pretty solid odds in his favor, even with a hurt shoulder.

    The match will be on 7/12 at 9:30am EST.

  • Jun 29, 2017 04:37 PM
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    I don't think it's a good strategy either. It's all about money/sponsors/advertisers at this point. I am so sick of hearing about Lebron, it's silly. I wouldn't go as far as to say his moving victories are luck, but I don't think it's far off. I'm going to guess that these other teams following the "superteam" drafts and trades are most likely in line for disappointment.
  • Jul 05, 2017 06:28 PM
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    I think they should have dug a bit deeper than just this crash. They could have looked into whether or not there was malice between the two. If there was none, let him keep riding. Though if there was a history between the two, the outcome would be appropriate. It kind of looks like he pushed his elbow out to create a barrier to protect himself from the situation. Then again, it kind of looks like it was intentional.
  • Jun 18, 2017 04:26 PM
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    So I'm having a bit of a dilemma about whether or not to pay for this so called "super-fight". I remember when I was really excited about about the Mayweather vs. Pacman fight, so I didn't hesitate whatsoever to pay the ridiculous $100 PPV price. And just to be clear, it is absolutely ridiculous for PPV to charge people that much. But I thought it'd be worth it.... It wasn't. And not only was that fight not worth the hundred bucks, but I also forgot that I had purchased it. So about a month later I was frustratingly reminded with a $150 cable bill. In hindsight, I should have thought further about what I'd actually be getting for the money.

    And here we are again. They realized they could make hundreds of millions of dollars by promoting these "Once in a lifetime super-fights". So we are all in the same (now more cautious) position again. This is an instant cash cow for both fighters and the companies involved, so they could care less if the fight is over in less than a minute.

    So what are everyone's thoughts on this? Are you going to a bar to take advantage of the lower head charge? We can only assume the at-home PPV cost will be around the $99.95 that it was for the May/Pac fight. Are you still planning on paying that even after what happened last time? And if you didn't watch the last one, are you OK with paying that to watch this one? I'm leaning towards passing on the fight and just watching it afterwards for free.

  • Jun 15, 2017 08:39 AM
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    I honestly didn't see this fight ever happening. But, here we are and I still don't quite believe it.

    To answer one of your questions first, they will be using 10oz gloves. McGregor is used to 4oz and Mayweather is used to 8oz. A few things I have to mention about this insane matchup:

    Most people are saying that McGregor has no chance at all. That he will be destroyed because "Mayweather is the greatest boxer". I understand why people are saying that, but that's just not true. Statistically speaking, McGregor does have a chance.

    1. McGregor is 13 years younger than Floyd and has both size and reach over him. There's a reason that those measurements are taken so seriously, they matter. McGregor outreaches him by two inches, and Floyd has never been outreached by that much in his career.

    2. Floyd has never, ever fought anyone as unorthodox as McGregor. Obviously from a MMA/Boxing standpoint, and also from a southpaw attack/defender standpoint.

    3. McGregor is a beast. He can take a beating better than anyone I've ever seen and recover almost instantly. Then take that momentum and land some extremely powerful strikes. And on that same note, McGregor also is known to have a much more powerful punch than Mayweather. And that's not just my opinion. That's directly from ex-opponents.

    4. Yes, Mayweather is the undisputed boxing champ. But anyone who has actually followed his fights knows that the most commonly used weapon in his arsenal is his feet. He is a runner. He dances around most of his fights until he is either forced into contact, or the fight ends. McGregor doesn't put up with this. He will attack, and attack, and attack, and attack until he gets what he wants from Mayweather. And what he wants is that split second opening to land one of his lethal punches. A win by decision is Mayweathers dream.

    5. A lot of people are saying that McGregor doesn't know how to box, so he'll get destroyed.... Again, not true. In fact, McGregor was an All-Ireland Boxing Youth Champ. So he's not untrained in technical boxing. It's actually where he started. That isn't something to just be slept on.

    6. I don't see a knockout coming from Mayweather. If anything, I see McGregor knocking out Mayweather. I know.... But Mayweather is a counter-punch artist. He has absolutely NO IDEA how McGregor is going to fight. And McGregor knows EXACTLY how (or atleast 90%) Mayweather is going to fight. This leads me to lean towards one of the greatest sports upsets ever, McGregor winning.

    With all that said, this fight is an ABSOLUTE win/win for McGregor. He gets hundred(s) millions dollars if he wins or loses. This isn't the same for Floyd. If he wins, he beat someone who isn't known in the modern boxing world. If he loses, it will destroy his name and his record.

    And not to mention, don't forget that boxing is fighting. No matter the odds, there's always a chance of your opponent taking you out. Period.

    Oh yeah, now on to a person opinion. I despise Floyd Mayweather, and not just for his arrogant and abusive history. It took him 6 years to build up the courage to fight Pacman, who was a very dangerous boxer that could have beat him, but can agree and settle to this fight in under a year.... Shows what kind of person he is.

  • Jun 11, 2017 08:02 PM
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    Rafael Nadal has defeated Stan Wawrinka, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1, for the French Open title on Sunday. This marks an impressive 10th championship title for Nadal, and making it his 15th overall Grand Slam since 2014. This puts him just past Pete Sampras at second place on the all-time list, and now staring down Roger Federer at first place with 18.

    Nadal gave a shout out to his coach (whom is also his uncle), Toni Nadal just after the match. "Thanks to my uncle, he's been with me since I was three years old, we've been working a lot and without him I would not have these 10 trophies with me."

    Toni Nadal said he is planning to step down as coach at the end of this season. Can't blame him for that. It's never a bad thing to go out on a win.

    Congrats, Nadal. You've earned.

  • May 31, 2017 06:42 PM
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    Series is now at 3-1. They're not done just yet. Looks like the oddsmakers are giving the Warriors super good odds to win on Monday. I really hope they win.
  • Jun 08, 2017 10:41 PM
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    The 20-year-old birthday girl, Jelena Ostapenko will take on Simona Halep at the French Open final on Saturday. If she is able to keep it together and pull out a win this weekend, Ostapenko will be the first unseeded woman to win since Margaret Scriven won in 1933. I personally hope she will win, but it won't be without a hard fight.

    Ostapenko said, "When I came here, I didn't expect I would be in the final. The first match was a tough one (against Louisa Chirico) and I won it. It gave me confidence. Then every match I was playing better and better.".

    Both athletes had quite impressive semi-final's. Ostapenko, the world No.47 defeated Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky on Thursday with a 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 three-set victory. Though she may be riding high at the moment, it will be much more difficult to get those kind of numbers against her final opponent. Halep, the world No.4, took out Karolina Pliskova with an almost matching victory of 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. This will be the first Grand Slam victory for either, though Halep's second time in the finals since 2014.

    I am going to put my money on Halep. I think she wants the win too much to let it slip through her fingers.

    The match will be on NBC this Saturday, June 10th at 9 a.m.

  • Jun 04, 2017 08:48 PM
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    Dallasite Wrote:

    2017 College Baseball World Series Live Bracket

    We have the first Regional winner of 16, making it onto the Super Regionals: CSU Fullerton. They're set up to play either Texas or Long Beach. My guess is Texas, as they are already up a game there.

    Anyways, made this thread to discuss the 2017 college baseball regionals - world series action. Let me know which team you are pulling for and why. I remain an Aggie fan. Even though 2 years in a row I got cocky about them, and they didn't deliver.

    It's hard for me to cheer for anyone other than the Aggies. I can always find a reason for thinking they will be the champs, but as you said, last two years were sub-par. I'm going to go with Oregon State this year. Mostly because lot of the oddsmakers are saying it will be Oregon vs Louisville in the finals. But then again, the last time the No.1 seed won the WS was in 1999. It's always fun seeing pieces of history happen.

  • Jun 03, 2017 04:49 AM
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    The Nashville Predators are now down 0-2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup playoffs. This Saturday is the time to dig their claws in and pull out a win. It would be a slim chance for them to stay in the Cup if they don't. Losing game 3 would force them to have to win the next 4 games in a row. And although that isn't likely, I've seen it happen before.

    In my opinion the Penguins aren't playing incredible hockey, in fact, they were outplayed by the Preds in games 1 and 2. Though they did play well enough for a few short bursts to win both games. And to be clear, I'm not saying they didn't deserve it. A win is a win. But It really bothers me when I see a team play much better than their oppenent and still come up short.

    I see the Predators winning on Saturday. I think they've gotten a good scare from their current deficit and will be playing with everything they have. I think a full Preds offense will be a bit too much for the Penguins to handle.

    The game is Saturday 6/3 at 8 p.m. ET.