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    Frampton vs. Santa Cruz Hold Court In Los Angeles Before Rematch

    LOS ANGELES (December 1, 2016) – Featherweight world champion Carl Frampton and former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz went face-to-face in Los Angeles Thursday along with lightweight world champion Dejan Zlaticanin and undefeated former two-division world champion Mikey Garcia in advance of their respective showdowns Saturday, January 28 in a Premier Boxing Champions event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and live on SHOWTIME. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT with Zlaticanin vs. Garcia. For Frampton and Santa Cruz, Thursday’s event was the second press conference promoting their highly anticipated rematch as the featherweights spoke to media in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Tuesday at the Europa Hotel. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Ringstar Sports in…

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    Top Catz Boxing presents Wilson Fight Night – “Small Town Big Dreams

    Wilson, NC (Feb 28) – Top Catz Boxing presents Wilson Fight Night – “Small Town Big Dreams” Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Bill Ellis Convention Center. The night will be filled with exciting professional boxing matches that will keep fans entertained and on their feet cheering for some of the best local, North Carolina Boxing talent. For more information about Wilson Fight Night – “Small Town Big Dreams,” follow Top Catz Boxing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @TOPCATZBOXING.  You can also visit

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    Sergey Lipinets vs. Lenny Zappavigna Added To December 10 Undercard

    LOS ANGELES (November 22, 2016) – An exciting night of undercard action comes to Los Angeles on Saturday, December 10 and is highlighted by hard-hitting unbeaten contender Sergey Lipinets (10-0, 8 KOs) in a 12-round junior welterweight world title eliminator against Australia’s Lenny Zappavigna (35-2, 25 KOs) from Galen Center at USC. The December 10 event is headlined by a featherweight world championship showdown between WBA titleholder Jesus Cuellar and former three-division world champion Abner Mares. The live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXINGâ telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT with junior middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo taking on undefeated top contender Julian Williams in a matchup of undefeated rising stars in their prime. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Ringstar Sports and TGB Promotions, are on sale now and are priced…

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    Danny Garcia Media Workout Quotes & Photos

    Photos from Darryl Cobb/King’s Promotions/Premier Boxing Champions   PHILADELPHIA (November 9, 2016) – Days before he enters the ring to fight in his hometown, undefeated world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia opened up his DSG Boxing Gym to media on Wednesday as he prepares to face Colombia’s Samuel Vargas in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Saturday, November 12 from Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.    Coverage on Spike begins at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and features undefeated rising star Jarrett Hurd battling former title challenger Jo Jo Dan plus former world champion Javier Fortuna taking on unbeaten Omar Douglas.    Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DSG Promotions and King’s Promotions, are priced at $200, $100, $75, $50 and $35 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets visit…

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    Claressa Shields Names Franchon Crews As First Pro Opponent

    Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields took to social media today to announce the opponent for her much anticipated pro debut on the lead-off freeview telecast of Kovalev-Ward “Pound For Pound” on Saturday, Nov. 19 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Shields is set to face decorated fellow American Franchon Crews in a four-round middleweight bout, with each round timed at two-minutes. This will not be the first time the two have faced off. In their first matchup Shields, then a 16 year old, upset Crews, the top-ranked American women middleweight, during the 2012 Olympic Trials, the first U.S. team trials for women’s boxing. Crews will also be making her professional debut. Fans can…

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LA LA LAND, FENCES & HIDDEN FIGURES Lead Noms for Critic’s Choice Awards

Heading into award season, LA LA LAND which features Oscar Award Winner John Legend, is up for 12 awards in various categories. FENCES, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis has been nominated for six awards such as Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Viola Davis), and Denzel Washington earned both Best Director and Best Actor. HIDDEN FIGURES, starring the three leading ladies – Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer – has been nominated for three awards including Best Supporting Actress nod for film new comer (Janelle Monáe), Best Acting Ensemble, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Before they hit the theaters, enjoy the trailers. LA LA LAND |In Theaters December 16 SYNOPSIS: Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to…


Gal Gadot Proves She’s Perfect In New Wonder Woman Trailer (Video)

In the latest trailer for Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot is kicking butt and taking names. Shooting arrows, deflecting bullets with her bracelets and wielding a sword in her dress, she’s ready to prove she’s bold, brave, and not here to take orders. Wonder Woman, which hits theaters June 2, 2017.


Are We Being Too Hard On Troy Ave?

Be honest. Before you had all the facts, you had Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave — the heartbeat of the Irving Plaza shooting that left 1 dead and several injured — pegged as a bad guy. Even if you’re unfamiliar with him as a Hip Hop artist, all you heard from the media is that he raps about drugs and that it was him in that now infamous video. The one where he is clearly discharging his weapon in a room full of cowering party patrons. A healthy portion of us who are familiar with Troy know him to be a bit outlandish and somewhat annoyingly arrogant in between his aggresive attempts to convince us he…



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…

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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…

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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….

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[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…