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    Golovkin vs. Wade SET For April 23 Showdown In LA

    Photo Courtesy of Jeandra LeBeauf Los Angeles, CA (February 10, 2016) Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin will make his highly anticipated return to the Fabulous Forum on Saturday, April 23 to defend his world titles against undefeated, mandatory challenger Dominic “Lights Out” Wade. The event will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Presented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with TGB Promotions, advance tickets for “UNDEFEATED”, priced at $400, $300, $200, $100, $60 and $30, will go on-sale Tuesday, February 16 at 12:00 p.m. PT through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000) and the Forum Box Office. A world class undercard will be announced shortly. “I’m happy to fight again at the Forum in front of my fans and friends in Los…

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    Has Roy Jones Jr. Officially Retired?

    On Wednesday, rumors abounded that Roy Jones Jr. officially announced his retirement from boxing during a stop in Russia. With the absence of an official statement, and Roy’s continued desire to step in the ring, it’s impossible to confirm if the former pound-for-pound champion’s send-off is true. BadCulture.net reached out to sources close to Jones who told us the retirement rumors are false but reiterated they aren’t the official spokesperson for him. Undoubtedly Jones Jr. will be a first ballot HOF but don’t start the five year ticker quite yet.

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    Andre Ward Confirms Fight With Sullivan Barrera

    NEW YORK, NY (February 9, 2016) – Roc Nation Sports is pleased to announce that Two-Time World Champion and top-rated pound-for-pound fighter Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) will return to the ring on Saturday, March 26, to begin his assault on the light heavyweight division when he takes on undefeated and number one rated IBF light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera (17-0, 12 KOs) in a 12-round bout at Oracle Arena in Ward’s hometown of Oakland, California. The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.   Tickets priced at $300, $150, $100, $50 and $25, not including applicable service charges and taxes, go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 5:00 PM…

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    Luis Ortiz Set To Face Tony Thompson March 5th

    Photo courtesy Hogan Photos After failing to reach a deal with Russia’s Alexander Dimitrenko and being turned down by a who’s who of heavyweights including Andy Ruiz, Andrey Fedosov, Carlos Takam, Alexander Ustinov and Bermane Stiverne, Luis Ortiz will return to the ring on March 5th against Tony Thompson at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C., Thompson’s hometown. The co-feature event will feature undefeated Sadam Ali against Jessie Vargas for the vacant WBO welterweight title. For more information, see the full press release below. *****  LOS ANGELES (Feb. 8, 2016) – Fresh from a stunning knockout of Bryant “By-By” Jennings and eager to continue his quest to be the best heavyweight in the sport, WBA Interim Heavyweight World…

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    Champions Giving Life Through Their Loss

    On December 17, 2015, the Cuellar Family’s life changed forever. Sharnae Cuellar had just picked up her husband, Matt from his job at Harris Ranch, where he was a meat packer. The whole family was in the car when California Highway Patrol Officers said a white Chevy pickup (under the influence of drugs) traveling at an unknown speed slammed into the Civic. Matthew and Sharnae Cuellar along with their three daughters were on their way home that night where their lives forever changed. The parents, Matt and Sharnae died instantly. One of the three girls, Angelina, was in critical conditions and had brain surgery for swelling and head injuries. The other two girls, Ava and…

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Kendrick Lamar Receives Keys Compton Ahead of Grammys

COMPTON, CA — Rapper Kendrick Lamar returned to his beloved hometown of Compton on Saturday to add another accolade to his growing mantle of distinctions on the eve of the 58th Annual Emmy Awards. In front of cheering fans, city officials and his family, Lamar received the Key to the City, the City’s highest honor. Presented to Lamar by Compton Mayor Aja Brown and the Compton City Council, an emotional Lamar, in attendance with his financè and parents, beamed as words of praise for his achievements rained down on him from the City and State officials on hand. Among the assorted speakers taking their turn to relay words of pride and inspiration for Compton’s favorite son, the event’s most emotional address came…

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Zoolander 2 Breaks Heel And Falls Short

It’s fair to say taking on a movie sequel is an arduous task. The expectations are exceedingly high to surpass the original while staying true to the essence of what made the original great.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Especially in the case of Zoolander 2. The original film wasn’t supposed to be as popular and successful as it was. But alas, it was and we now fast forward to the second installment. Unfortunately for Zoolander 2, the task of repeating history got the better of them. With the monster success of the first film, the second was left with no where to go and the path provided to Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and friends was an off…

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Fans Can Win 100K If They Can Beat Roy Jones Jr.

Think you have what it takes to beat a professional boxer? What if that boxer was Mr. “You Musta Forgot” himself, Roy Jones Jr? Today UrShot.TV released a video featuring the champ discussing a new contest where one lucky fan (or unlucky depending on how you look at it) will have a shot at the former multi-division champion. If you can put the champ on his back, you stand to pocket a cool $100,000. No word yet on when, where, or how this will take place but I STRONGLY advise you don’t enter unless you are serious. Jones is 47 but the man can still fight.

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Derek Fisher Ousted As Knicks Head Coach

Derek Fisher is out as head coach of the New York Knicks. The team’s current five game losing streak contributed, but overall Fisher has proven incompetent in too many areas. Read more on the fallout at NYKLoyalist.com To read the story in it’s entirety, care of our friends at NYKLoyalist.com, click HERE.  

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Atlanta United FC Sign their 1st Player

I am based out of Atlanta, GA and excited to see the arrival of the MLS team Atlanta United FC that opens play in 2017.  The new stadium they will be playing in is under construction and seasons tickets are on sale progress is being made.  Well recently another important first step happened and that is the signing of ATLUTD first player goalkeeper Alexander Tambakis. He is a 23 year old 6’2 goalkeeper who has made a name for him playing for Panathinaikos in the Greek SuperLeague.  He will be on loan for the 2016 season with the Charleston Battery Atlanta United’s newly announced USL affiliate.  I look forward to seeing who else gets signed…

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Barcelona’s Neymar Styling with Kylie Jenner

You cant question the footwork and skills of Neymar on a football pitch.  The Brazilian star has embarrased many defenders with the way he can move with the ball.  Displaying his skills weekly for the La Liga club Barcelona with flair and athleticism.  Off the field Neymar is just as competitive about his style and fashion.  Well he was recently spotted with Kendall Jenner (Jenner/Kardashian family) who was in Barcelona to launch her family’s Mango fashion line. Looks like it was just a photo opp between celebrities.  With that said though let’s keep our eyes open who knows might spot Neymar on a “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” episode LOL. ArtbyOdell Twitter/SoundCloud

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3 Questions About Pep Guardiola Taking Over Manchester City

So Pep Guardiola is finally going to show off his coaching skills in England.  This comes as no big surprise because he has been coveted as a coach in England for years.  The question was always which club would he coach in the UK Chelsea, Manchester City, or Manchester United?  Well we now know the answer to that question it will be Manchester City for next season.  Most announcements are delayed until the end of the season.  City knew that Pep was in demand and that the clubs most likely to sign him were their rivals Manchester United & Chelsea so they got the business done early.  Here are my 3 questions and thoughts on…

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Bradley & Altidore Talk state of US Men’s Soccer team (Video)

Fans of soccer should be familiar with U.S. Soccer players Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore. Both have spent time playing on European club teams and now find themselves amongst the senior most players on the USMNT. (US Men’s National Team). As a wave of new, young faces join the squad, the standouts spent some time not only reflecting on their own beginnings, when they played Landon Donovan and Brad Friedel, but discussing the importance of new blood and  the energy youthful talent can bring to a team. The two players talk about the current state of the team.  While also discussing upcoming matches and friendlies that are on the horizon. Video courtesy of U.S. Soccer &…

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Messi, Lloyd Big Winners at FIFA Ballon D’Or Winners

FIFA has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in the news recently but happy to talk some good news regarding the Association.  The 2015 Ballon d’Or (French for Golden Ball) award winners were recently announced in Zurich. This event brings out all the stars of Football/Soccer from all over the world.  No shorts and jerseys this is a black tie event with the ladies looking stunning and a full red carpet as well.  Lionel Messi took home the top award for best player and US Women’s National team member Carli Lloyd took home Women’s player of the year. The US Women’s National team coach Jill Ellis also took home a trophy for…

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The FA Cup Does Not Disappoint!

In all sports the term “Upset” conjures up all kinds of feelings.  We have the David Vs Goliath scenario or how did this great team lose to those guys?  Upsets are a part of the game and we see them quite often and come to expect them.  Over the weekend I watched some FA Cup matches and it’s great to see that upsets continue to excite us. First off you must remember when it comes to organized football the FA Cup trophy is the world’s oldest.  The great thing about the FA Cup is that all levels of English Football participate from the largest clubs in London like Chelsea, Arsenal or the monster Manchester clubs…

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Kenedy shows his Skills (Video)

I tell people all the time that World Class Footballers get paid big money for the skills they have kicking a football.  With that said it’s not surprising that professional Footballers are able to do things that a regular person couldn’t dream of.  This is on display when Addidas visits Chelsea FC player Kenedy to see what trick plays he has in his locker.  The young Brazilian does not disappoint watch video and enjoy!  

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Netherlands FC Twente BANNED Until 2019

It’s not a good time to be a fan of Netherlands’ FC Twente. According to reports, the team has been banned from European competition for three seasons because its contracts with investment fund Doyen Sports broke longstanding international soccer rules. “FC Twente has suppressed some additions in the contract with investment company Doyen Sports and thereby deliberately misled the license commission,” Dutch soccer federation KNVB said in a statement. The club won’t be contesting the findings. Documents were leaked to the federation leading to the findings. The statement goes on to say Twente entered into partnership with Doyen in 2014. At the time, it provided details of the agreement to the KNVB’s licensing authority but failed to inform the…

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[Video] Manchester City’s Toure & Clichy Race For Charity

We have all seen videos of World Class Footballers that challenge each other with kicking competitions. Sometimes it’s to see who can keep the ball in the air the longest or who can make a goal from longer distance.  So how about this for a competition Yaya Toure & Gael Clichy race to see who can put on 10 Christmas sweaters the quickest.  The Manchester City players are doing this to bring attention to the festive Christmas jumpers that the club is currently selling.  The charity initiative is for the club’s Citizen Giving Charity where a portion of the profits from each jumper goes to foundation to help young people through football. So check out…