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  • Lemieux vs. Stevens Set For March 11 in Verona

    LOS ANGELES (Jan. 16, 2017) – In a fight that fans have been calling for since the middle of last year, former IBF Middleweight Champion and current NABO Middleweight Champion David Lemieux (36-3, 32 KOs) will go toe-to-toe with Curtis “The Cerebral Assassin” Stevens (29-5, 21 KOs) to battle for Lemieux’s NABO title on Saturday, March 11. Scheduled for 12 rounds, though few believe it will go that, Lemieux vs. Stevens will take place at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.   The Montreal, Canada born-and-bred Lemieux is coming off back-to-back impressive victories including a knockout over perennial contender and Freddie Roach-trained Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia…

  • Maurice Hooker vs. Juan Pablo Lopez Added to Cotto-Kirkland Undercard

    Reigning NABO Junior Welterweight Champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (20-0-3, 14 KOs) will face Mexican knockout specialist Juan Pablo “Che Che” Lopez (29-3, 24 KOs) in a 10-round champion defense on the freeview undercard of Miguel Cotto vs. James Kirkland “The Return” on Saturday, February 25 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. It comes as no surprise the Dallas-native was on hand when Roc Nation Sports, Miguel Cotto Promotions and the Dallas Cowboys organization officially announced the event in December at the team’s newly minted World Corporate Headquarters. Tickets priced at $304, $204, $154, $104, $79, $54 and $29 not including applicable service charges and taxes, are on sale now and available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com, charge…

  • Golovkin & Jacobs Take Center Court At Knicks Game

    NEW YORK CITY (January 9, 2017) Unified Middleweight World Champion (WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO) GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN (36-0, 33 KO’s) and WBA Middleweight Champion and Mandatory Challenger DANIEL “THE MIRACLE MAN” JACOBS (32-1, 29 KO’s) met at center court during the New York Knicks/New Orleans Pelicans NBA game tonight at The World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden. They were introduced to the packed house by Hall of Fame Ring Announcer MICHAEL BUFFER.  Golovkin also met before the game with New York Knicks star and “GGG” fan, KRISTAPS PORZINGIS.  On Tuesday, January 10 at 12:00 p.m. ET, Golovkin and Jacobs along with their teams will host a Press Conference in the Madison Square Garden Arena to formally announce their showdown at “The Mecca of…

  • Selby to Defend Title Against Barros on Frampton v Santa Cruz II Undercard

      LAS VEGAS (January 9, 2017) – A winner of 19 in a row, featherweight world champion Lee Selby (23-1, 8 KOs) will fight for the second time in the United States when he battles former world champion Jonathan Victor Barros (41-4-1, 22 KOs) live on SHOWTIME EXTREME Saturday, January 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.    Televised coverage on SHOWTIME EXTREME begins at 8 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast, and features unbeaten rising star David Benavidez (16-0, 15 KOs) in an eight-round super middleweight showdown against once-beaten Sherali Mamajonov (14-1, 7 KOs). The telecast will also include bonus coverage, time permitting, of undefeated prospect Josh Taylor (7-0, 7 KOs), who will enter the ring in a 10-round super lightweight contest.    “It’s been…

  • Peltz Boxing Announces 2017 Plans to Continue Philly Fight Night

    Philadelphia, PA—The popular Philly Fight Night boxing series will move forward with its second season in 2017, promoter J Russell Peltz announced today. “We have a minimum of four fight cards scheduled—one each quarter—with the first one set for Friday, March 10, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia., “Peltz said. “Last year was a good one with four solid main events: Jesse Hart vs. Dashon Johnson; Johnson vs. DeCarlo Perez; Tyrone Brunson vs. Ismael Garcia; Tevin Farmer vs. Dardan Zenunaj. “Our plans are to make 2017 even better, but if we cannot make the main events we want to make, then we will alter our strategy and present the best of the up-and-coming fighters…

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Annabelle is BACK! New Line To Release Annabelle 2

She’s back! From New Line Cinema comes “Annabelle 2,” with David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”) helming the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful “Annabelle,” which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters.  The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who also partnered so effectively on “The Conjuring” movies. In “Annabelle 2,” several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle. Sandberg directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, who also wrote “Annabelle.”…

FIFTY SHADES DARKER | Watch the Extended Trailer

FIFTY SHADES DARKER – In Theaters February 10 Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015’s blockbuster film that grossed more than $560 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine’s Day and invites you to slip into something a shade darker. When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle…

Watch The New “Start a Fire” Trailer Featuring LA LA LAND Star John Legend

Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, Callie Hernandez, Sonoya Mizuno, Jessica Rothe, Tom Everett Scott and Josh Pence. La La Land – Now Playing In Theaters. Get tickets now: http://lions.gt/lalalandtickets

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3 Ways You Can Sound Cool About Soccer

So you are just getting into Soccer and want to be more in touch with the workings of the game.  Maybe your child is playing the sport and you want to seem hip to your kids?  Could be that you are tired of the hipster guy with a full beard who brags about his love of the game.  That same guy scoffs at anyone who he thinks is not as knowledgeable as he is.  Or could it be you want to impress that pretty lady in the Colombia national team jersey who comes to your sports bar.  Or ladies you may want to catch the interest of the fit guy in a Chelsea jersey you…

All Spanish Champions League Final?

Well we are down to four teams remaining in the quest for European club football’s most coveted trophy.  The UEFA Champions league title is something every club hopes to secure every year during the month of May.  Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, and Real Madrid are the remaining teams battling for the trophy.  The semifinal match ups are Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid and Manchester City vs Real Madrid in a two legged affair. So with the team pairings we have a chance of an all Madrid final.  The first leg has already completed with Atletico beating Bayern 1-0 on their home grounds of Estadio Vicente Calderon.  Manchester City and Real Madrid played to…

Atlanta Soccer Team paints the town Red & Gold

MLS Soccer is still a year away from kicking off live in Atanta, GA.  Now if you live in the Atlanta metro you might think the season is already in full effect.  There is a certain excitement around the city about the Atlanta United FC team. Fans and supporters are visibly excited about the newest MLS franchise.  If you go into the local Soccer Pubs like Brewhouse Cafe, The Midway, or Meehans people are wearing Atlanta United FC shirts.  The mayor is behind the team and of course Arthur Blank owner of the club along with the Atlanta Falcons. Fan is short for fanatic and every sports team no matter the sport must have a…

Time Up For Byron Scott; Lakers Fire Head Coach

Add Byron Scott to list of big names leaving the Los Angeles Lakers this season but his wasn’t of his choosing. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers relieved Byron Scott of his head coach duties on Sunday. The Lakers finished the 2015-2016 season with a dismal 17-65 record so it didn’t take much deductive reasoning to see this coming. Front runners for the position include former Laker Luke Walton, David Blatt, and Mark Jackson as the Lakers look to make a whole new start in the post-Kobe Bryant Era.

[Push Play] The BEST Kobe Bryant/Nike Commercial EVER

The tributes keep coming and coming for Kobe Bryant. The latest from Nike Basketball… In this humorous and amazing, musical tribute, Bryant embraces his haters for the final time before walking off the court for the final time. Push play, get emo and laugh.

Caron Butler Says ‘Thank You’ To Kobe’s Farewell

Wednesday night,  the Black Mamba aka Kobe Bryant plays in his final NBA game ever and legions of fans and peers continue to express their appreciation for the Lower Merion HS standout. The latest adding their voice to the chorus is former Laker small forward Caron Butler. In a thoughtful letter, published by the Washington Post, Butler recalls his time with the Lakers, feeling welcomed by Bryant and what the Mamba means not just to the sport but him specifically. Read the letter in it’s entirety below. … As Kobe Bryant says goodbye, I’d like to say thank you People say that you never get flowers while you can still smell them. So Kobe, on your…

[Push Play] Triple H In FULL BEAST MODE for Wrestlemania

For all intents and purposes, 46 isn’t old…unless you are a professional athlete. Apparently wrestler Triple H didn’t receive that memo. Ahead of his upcoming bout against Roman Reigns at Wrestlmania 32 on April 3, Triple H workout regiment has been so hard in the paint that even the best cross fitters would likely be impressed. On his instagram page, you can see him doing 42-inh box jumps (that’s nearly four feet!), a lot of heavy lifting and pulling and more. Check him out! A video posted by Paul "Triple H" Levesque (@tripleh) on Mar 10, 2016 at 8:41pm PST A photo posted by Paul "Triple H" Levesque (@tripleh) on Mar 16, 2016 at 9:55pm PDT…

Baltimore Ravens Tray Walker Dies From Dirt Bike Accident Injuries

On Friday, Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker succumbed to injuries sustained from a dirt-bike accident in Liberty City, Florida. He was only 23 years old. According to Miami-Dade Police Department press release, Walker was riding his dirt bike just  before 8PM ET when he collided in an intersection with an SUV. He was then transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami in critical condition before succumbing to major head trauma injuries. It’s been reported that Walker was not wearing a helmet at the time of accident. After the accident, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh wrote an open letter to the Ravens team asking the players to pray for Walker and to be mindful of their actions off the field….

[PUSH PLAY] Kobe Bryant 1-On-1 With Andrea Kremer

*The Black Mamba. With five NBA Championships, 18 All-Star Game nods and countless other accolades, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant will be remembered as one of the best ever. However, the sometimes outspoken “Black Mamba” is hoping to be remembered for more than basketball, and plans to run a multimedia company that tells sports stories. Correspondent Andrea Kremer visits Bryant’s new venture, which is already well underway, and goes one-on-one with the future Hall of Famer. EXCERPTS Bryant had announced his retirement abruptly in November, a month into the season. Without tears and without even a hint regret… HBO’S ANDREA KREMER: “When do you think you truly knew that this was gonna be your last season?”…

4 Reasons Why Leicester City Can Win The EPL

It what is arguably the the most competitive race for the English Premier League title in years, the race is wide open. When you think about title chasers in this year’s race, names like Chelsea (current holders of the title) Manchester United, Manchester City, and Arsenal continue to sit atop the field and frankly aren’t a surprise when you consider the huge salary space these clubs have access to in order to attract the top players in the sport. So what is the explanation of an anomaly like Leicester City? A fledgling team who just last year struggled to stay in the top flight of English Football but still finds itself in prime position to win the title. Without the…