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Mar 22

TROY: On Mike Tyson’s Autobiography, “Undisputed Truth”?

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A couple of weekends ago I finally picked up Mike Tyson’s autobiography, “Undisputed Truth”, and the title that mentions the word ‘truth’ definitely delivers a heavy dose of it as the author reflects on his life of mistakes, triumphs, losses and tragedies that have been scattered throughout the near-600 pages of paper. I envy people …

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Mar 19

L.A. KISS start 1-0

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For those of you who haven’t been paying attention, pro football has returned to Los Angeles. And while it’s not NFL football, it’s a team named for soon-to-be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees KISS. The L.A. KISS recently launched their official existence with a 41-38 win over the San Antonio Talons, with linebacker …

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Mar 18

Power Rankings: Move over, Junior. Carl Edwards wants the top spot

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Our Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it’s the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. And you think we dislike your favorite driver, so it makes sense, right? Direct all your complaints to us at happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com. 1. Carl Edwards (LW: 7): A new leader making a six-spot …

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Mar 13

The Sports Bank.net: Agent of Javier Hernandez denies Inter Milan, Everton rumors

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The rumors of Javier Hernandez exit from Old Trafford have been greatly exaggerated. Everything you heard about Chicharito leaving Manchester United: not happening says Eduardo Hernandez. “I think these are just rumors. I have no news of Inter and*Manchester United*have not let me know anything about a*possible*offer,” Javier Hernandez’s representation*said.   http://forums.sportsjabber.net/sjforums/showthread.php?t=143097

Mar 08

The Sports Bank.net: United to give Tom Cleverley 5 year deal worth £15 million

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Rightfully or wrongly, Tom Cleverley has been a scapegoat all season long from Manchester United fans. Tom Cleverley took so much abuse from United fans online that he actually had to shut down his Twitter fee. There was a petition to get Cleverley removed from United just after the January transfer window had passed. You …

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Feb 28

Grand National History: The Legends

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The Grand National is one of the most popular events of the entire British sporting calendar.Known as ‘The World’s Greatest Steeplechase’, and only open to thoroughbred racehorses, the Grand National has been thrilling both hardcore and casual racing fans for over a century. The race is run annually at Aintree racecourse over 4 miles 3 …

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Feb 27

Why Sportsmen Love to Gamble

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Why Sportsmen Love to Gamble   Perhaps more so than just about any other group of celebrities in the public eye, sports stars love to gamble. Countless athletes from the footballers of the English Premier League to the basketball players of the NBA have made the newspaper headlines thanks to their gambling exploits, whether they’re …

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Feb 25

Tiger Woods screwed himself by screwing with his swing, says Johnny Miller

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Tiger Woods’ swing changes have come under CSI-like scrutiny from all corners since he hooked up with Sean Foley in 2010, and Johnny Miller, for one, believes the world No. 1 would have more wins on his resume had he stuck with his “natural swing.” “Tiger, I really believe if he would have stuck to …

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Feb 24

TROY: UFC Does The Right Thing: Matches Bellator Offer, Re-Signs Gilbert Melendez

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Good, good, good. Per the article linked: Per the terms of the agreement, according to several sources, Melendez’s deal guarantees that at least 75 percent of the 31-year-old’s fights will be contested on pay-per-view moving forward. Additionally, income earned from Melendez’s contracted pay-per-view points will kick in at a lower minimum buy rate than for …

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Feb 23

Rumors & Rants: Mikaela Shiffrin sets lofty goal for 2018 Winter Olympics

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American skier Mikaela Shiffrin lived up to her billing Friday evening in Sochi as she smashed the competition to become the youngest slalom gold medalist in Olympic history. The 18-year-old didn’t waste any time laying out an ambitious plan for her trip to the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Shiffrin told reporters that she …

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