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    Man Shot Dead, Others Injured At WBO Weigh-In

    DUBLIN, IRELAND – In crime/boxing news from Europe, a man has been shot dead and two others injured after gunmen opened fire during a weigh-in for a WBO European lightweight fight  at a Dublin hotel, police said. According to the story from The Guardian, multiple men burst into the Regency Hotel dressed as law enforcement, armed with AK-47s. To read the full story, click here.  

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    [PUSH PLAY] Thurman Talks Cloning, Porter & Plays Flute

    On Wednesday night, WBA world weltwerweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman paid The Ruckus crew a visit to talk about the upcoming fight against “Showtime” Shawn Porter (March 12th at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut), cloning, global warming and more. A man of many talents, One Time finished off the segment with a medley of music from his new acquired piano and the flute. An interview you definitely don’t want to miss.

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    Tom Loeffler’s Statement on Canelo vs Khan

    As the news continues to flood the boxing waves on the upcoming WBC middleweight title fight between Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan, the other and widely recognized best middleweight in the world Gennady Golovkin is likely keeping a close eye on the the developments. reached out to Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions for a statement on the upcoming title fight and received the following: “Good marketable fight for Canelo, should do well on PPV. Amir has great hand speed but I think Canelo will be too big and strong for Amir. The winner will be mandated to fight GGG in the next fight.” Should Canelo emerge victorious on May 7th the highly anticipated unification bout could…

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    WBC Statement on “Canelo vs Khan” for Middleweight Title

    On Tuesday Golden Boy Promotions announced that WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alavarez will face off against former super lightweight champion Amir Khan on May 7th. As of yet a venue has not been announced but it is being widely speculated that the fight will land at the newly constructed T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The announcement comes as a surprisingly for a number of reasons, most notably the following. Khan has never been mentioned as a possible contender for the WBC middleweight champion and, Khan has never campaigned at middleweight and now finds himself in a title fight. reached out to the WBC Los Angeles office for a statement on Khan’s selection as a…

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    Canelo Alvarez Names Amir Khan As Next Opponent

    Looks like the “the Middle wait” just turned into the “the super welter Wait?” Photo credit: In breaking news on Tuesday Golden Boy Promotions, home of Mexican superstar and current WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez announced that his next opponent will be none other than former super lightweight champion and fellow Golden Boy stable mate Amir Khan of England on May 7th. No confirmation on the location at this time but early reports suggest it will be the first of event of the newly built T-Mobile Arena. No information on PPV/Non-PPV details at this time. Didn’t see that one coming. With all eyes fixed on the traffic jammed middleweight division, Khan, who is not a…

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Live Stream: Blue Mountain State Movie Viewing Party 6PM PT

The wait is over for fans of the cult-classic series Blue Mountain State. At 6PM PST, join writers Alan Ritchson, Romanski and Eric Falconer for a live-stream viewing party of the full length movie entitled Blue Mountain State: The Rise Of Thailand.  The film features  Alan Ritchson, Romanski, Darin Brooks, James Cade and Frankie Shaw reprising their popular roles as a lively group of college co-eds who now find themselves in dire straights as the dean of BMS threatens to auction off their beloved Goat House in an effort to clean up the school’s image. The film is written by Eric Falconer, Romanski, and Alan Ritchson with Lev L Spiro serving as the films director. Directed by: Lev L SpiroWatch the live stream here! Synopsis:…


It May Be Time To #BanValentinesDay

Every year, on February 14th, men become pawns in an evil game called Valentine’s Day. The game is relatively simple. There aren’t any rules but there is a method to the madness. Show the person you care about how much you care about them monetarily. Generally it’s the man who foots most of the bill to celebrate this imaginary holiday. Yes, some women do shell out chips to showcase affections for the man in her life, but for the most part Valentine’s Day is a day where male fools fall victim to the gold dig.   Valentine’s Day, first and foremost, is not a real holiday. But if you pay attention, it gets more commercial…



You just never know when Beyoncè when drop new music, new videos, new anything like a thief in the night. Ahead of Sunday’s Superbowl half-time performance, Queen Bey dropped Formation to fans delight. In the hip hop, anti-pop sounding anthem, Bey pays homage to her southern Alabama/Louisiana/Texas Creole roots, denounces illuminati claims, and just slays in general. Shout out to Big Freedia who’s voice can be heard in the song. Look for an appearance from Blue Ivy. To watch the NOLA filmed video



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 To read the story in it’s entirety, care of our friends at, click HERE.  


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…


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…


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 &…


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!  


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…