Pacquiao Defeats Bradley: Is This His Farewell Victory?

Saturday, April 9, saw Pacquiao [58-6-2] beat Bradley [33-2-1] at the MGM Grand in front of an over 14,000 crowd with two knockouts in the seventh and ninth rounds. These two’s fight trilogy came to a close via unanimous decision, a resounding victory to the Pacman with scores 116-110 from all three judges of that night’s event.

But what dampened the night’s victory for the Filipino champ’s fans was his announcement beforehand that he was leaving the boxing world after the Saturday bout. His reasons — he wants to devout more time to his family as well as his desire to serve his country. Pacquiao is running for a senate seat and with the Philippine elections set for next month, his leaving the sports is timely.

Was last Saturday’s win his farewell victory?

Recall

Timothy Bradley was the first to enter the ring wearing a white hood with a purple hood. Manny Pacquiao came in next wearing his country’s colors – blue, white and red – all the while smiling as Katy Perry’s Roar played in  the background.

While Bradley did fight amazingly in the bout especially in Rounds 2 and 8 [where he cornered the People’s Champ and forced him to cover himself up], Pacquiao came out as the aggressor even showing glimpses of his old fighting self many times throughout the fight. He managed to down Bradley twice in the 12-round bout, in the 7th [though Bradley didn’t look shaken by his fall in this round] and the 9th rounds. By the 10th, Bradley already showed signs of strain.

In the last round, Bradley recovered and advanced aggressively. However, his zeal came in too late. Pacquiao remained standing, a strong indicator that he already bagged the bout even before the judges’ decision was announced.

Post-Fight

Naturally, with the power Pacquiao showed in his fight against Bradley, the first question that greeted him post-fight was would he still continue on with his retirement after the night’s victory? Wouldn’t his win make him reconsider walking away from the boxing world?

However, Pacquiao remained steadfast with his decision.

“Like I said, sir, I already made a commitment to my family that after this fight I am going to go back home and spend more time with them. And I [am] going to retire and serve the people of the Philippines. That is my focus,” he said.

Nevertheless, there’s a ray of hope for Pacquiao fans.

“My heart is 50/50. Boxing is a really hard sport, very difficult. Like I said, I might enjoy retired life. It’s hard to say because I’m not there yet. But right now my decision is to retire,” he stated after laughing when another reporter asked him about his retirement for the third time.

And when asked if he would consider going back inside the ring should Floyd Mayweather Jr. agree to a second boxing match with him, Pacquiao gave an open-ended answer.

So, to answer the question: was the Saturday bout Pacquiao’s farewell victory? Well, the possibilities are endless. Let’s just not put a dot to that.

Girl Teaches Her Dog To Meow [VIDEO]

Dogs and cats. Dogs like cats. Dog sounding like a cat? Cause throw and fetch is too mainstream for this dog! Watch how cute as it says “meow” twice!



Broncos Win Super Bowl 50!

A lot of Broncos fans, and probably the players as well, are still celebrating their win. Cam Newton, which was named the league’s Most Valuable Player, sadly wasn’t so invincible when the entire Denver Broncos beat him in the biggest game of all, the Super Bowl! Thumbs up to Broncos’ defense against Carolina Panthers which ended with a 24-10 score!

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According to Yahoo!, “It was the Broncos’ defense, not the Peyton Manning offense that was most responsible for Denver’s points. A Miller sack and strip of Newton in the first quarter was recovered in the end zone by Jackson to give Denver a 10-0 lead and set the tone that this was a different level than Carolina had seen. The game was capped by another Miller strip of Newton that set the Broncos up on Carolina’s 4-yard line. C.J. Anderson scored a few plays later to put it out of reach. Newton was sacked six times, tossed around like rag doll.”

Here are the highlights of the game:

Sports Update: “How Patient Will the Broncos be with Peyton Manning?”

The big question is, how patient will the Broncos be with Peyton Manning?

ESPN currently published in their blog about this and we’re hoping Manning would be well enough to play in the game. One of the problems most athletes face are the injuries they get during practice or while in a game. Every single player is prone to getting injured and when it happens to a star player like Peyton Manning, people can’t help but be concerned about it as it can affect the whole team. But we are happy to hear about Manning and his teammates being positive about his health.

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According to the blog, “Manning has said he has complete confidence he is healthy enough to play against the Steelers, and many of Manning’s teammates say they believe he is healthier right now than he was even in September. But how long would Kubiak wait in a playoff game to make a move if things don’t go as well as they hope?

“I don’t know,” Kubiak said. “I don’t think that way. I’m going in and we’re positive here with everybody that we have going to play. It takes great effort to win in the National Football League, period, but everything gets ramped up in the playoffs. Like I said, it’ll take a great team effort. It won’t be about one player for us if we’re going to be successful in this second season. We’re going to play a great team one way or another. We’re all going to have to play well.”

Manning, who played 29 snaps in relief of Osweiler against San Diego, has said his foot had bothered him for some time, even before he suffered the tear in the plantar fascia in the Broncos’ Nov. 8 loss in Indianapolis. He has also said that doctors have told him his foot won’t completely heal until the coming offseason.

“I’m just looking forward to being able to contribute,” Manning said. “I came out [of Sunday’s game] fine, couple days off helped everybody I’m sure … no issues coming out of the game.”

We’re hoping for the best and wish the Broncos good luck in the coming game!

Sports: 5 Biggest Upsets 2015 Edition

Hello, 2016!

Before we leave 2015 behind for good, let’s play the recall game and look back on some of the upsetting sports events that had people talking for quite some time. For this piece, let’s check out the sports world and the 5 biggest upsets that occurred throughout 2015. For sure, those involved in them need a bit of time – even some part of 2016 – to move on from their “fall”.

Holm-Rousey Knockout in UFC 193

Ronda Rousey was a force to reckon with in the MMA ring until Holly Holm came along. In their “Rowdy” Ronda’s undefeated streak inside the octagon during their November 2015 fight – that had the unsuspecting audience in uproar – when the “Preacher’s Daughter” knocked her out 59 seconds into the second round with a kick on the head. Holm took the Bantamweight title from Rousey that night.

But the 28-year-old former Olympian vowed that after taking a short hiatus, she will be back and many sports enthusiasts know she will do so with a vengeance. A possible rematch between these two great women fighters is looming in the near future.

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The 10 Biggest Athletes of 2015

Let’s check out last year’s 10 biggest athletes — the ones that roared and stood up above the rest, not just in terms of being money makers but in other aspects as well.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. [Boxing]

Mayweather’s on the top of this list not just because he was Forbes’ Top Athlete for 2015 when it came to money making but also because his “mega bout” with Manny Pacquiao broke records when it came to pay-per-views and ticket sales. Additionally, he retired from boxing undefeated with a 49-0 record.

But then, sports experts still believe that with the right deal, the “Money Maker” will return to the ring for his 50th victory or his first loss via knockout. All we can do right now is wait and see.

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Refrigerator Sledding Level: Like A Boss! [VIDEO]

Winter is still here and it’s the best time to play snow sports. But because regular snow sports is just too mainstream, some people just have to step up their game and go for the extreme! Sledding is fun.. especially if you’re using a fridge. Wait, what?! Yes, you’ve read that right, looks like refrigerator sledding is a thing now. Watch the video to learn how it is done. Although we totally don’t encourage you to try it! It looks dangerous! But the video is still fun to watch!



18 Pictures that prove Dog shows aren’t boring

I know some of us catch a part of the yearly Dog show on TV and are very used to the proper dog handlers (the one’s that walk the dogs around ring). They are all dressed up, and walk as perfectly as the dogs themselves. But, did you know that there are an enormous amount of dog shows across the world every year and they are not all as “proper”. Along the next few pages you will see pictures that prove dog shows aren’t boring.

Take a look and see what we mean!

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LeBron James pulls ‘Stone Cold Stunner’ on Kevin Love [VIDEO]

Fox Sports posted on their YouTube channel an awesome video of the players! “LeBron James added a “Stone Cold Stunner” before Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith joined in on a silly postgame dance to sweep Kevin Love off the court” that’s how they described the video and I couldn’t say it any better! It’s fun to watch them goofing off!



Sports Update: Conor McGregor knocks out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds! He Did It!

Jose Aldo from Brazil, who has won 18 straight fights, fought with Conor McGregor from Ireland, who has also won 14 straight fights, last Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

What happened in the fight clearly caught a lot of us in shock. Only 13 seconds in and McGregor knocks Aldo out with his very first punch. Round 1 and it was done.

According to MMAfighting, “In the aftermath of the fight, McGregor is classy in victory, acknowledging Aldo has been a dominant champion and deserved for the fight to go longer. He also noted, however, that his belief that timing beats speed. McGregor argues even if the fight had gone long, Aldo would’ve been finished eventually. McGregor thanks all the Irish who attended and says, ‘We did it!”.

Watch the post fight interview of Conor McGregor below!



Best Funny Sports FAILS Vines Compilation 2015 [VIDEO]

This funny video that lasted 5 minutes and 53 seconds has gained more than 5 million views and we know why! We can’t stop laughing from the first clip up to the last one, seriously! Different sports fails from basketball players sliding in the court to reporters getting hit by a ball and even athletes hitting themselves! The year is coming to an end so before it does, here are the best funny sports fails vines compilation in 2015!



Ronda Rousey VS Holly Holm Rematch UPDATE!

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Last November, Holly Holm shocked the world when she defeated Ronda Rousey and ofcourse, it left a lot of fans thinking if there will be a rematch soon. Just this Thursday, Dana White confirmed that there will be a rematch in his appearance on ESPN’s Mike & Mike Show.

“Yeah, I think that if we didn’t make the rematch, me and Lorenzo should probably lose our promoters’ license if we didn’t make that rematch,” said White. “Yeah, that fight’s going to happen. I don’t know when, but that’s the fight that will happen.”

White added, “Ronda Rousey has gone undefeated, taken the sport to another level and was beating the best women in the world in fourteen seconds or thirty seconds, so she deserves a rematch. Holly agrees she deserves a rematch, and we’ll figure it out.” Excerpt from Yahoo!

UFC 193 Rewind: Holly Holm’s Shocking Win Against Ronda Rousey [VIDEO]

The Preacher’s Daughter totally shocked the world when she defeated the “undefeated champion” Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey! People have mixed reactions about the fight, even sports personalities have commented after the shocking win of Holly Holm. Meanwhile, here’s a video rewind about the UFC 193 main event, which took place inside Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. (The headkick knockout was EPIC!)



5 Reasons Why You Need To Go Biking Today

Bicycling is one great habit to get into and you will surely reap countless health benefits through it. If you’re not into it, here are five awesome reasons to convince you to get your bike, don on your biking safety gears and pedal away!

It’s a legal mode of transportation.

Bicycling is a legitimate way of getting yourself from one point to another, say, from your house to your office. It doesn’t need gas so you get to save a considerable amount of money intended for fuel. What’s more, it’s green! If you use a bike, you reduce your carbon footprint and your contribution to climate change.

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So, instead of cursing morning or evening traffic as you sit slumped on your car seat, take the alternative — bike instead.

Kansas City Royals Win The World Series Against The New York Mets!

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Congratulations Royals!!! 30 years after 1985, a year after they lost Game 7, the Royals are the World Series champions again with a final score of 7-2 against the New York Mets.

Game Spotlight: “Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain blooped a single to right field in the first inning to extend his streak of reaching base safely in the postseason to 20 consecutive games. Cain also stole his fifth and sixth bases of the 2015 postseason, breaking the previous Royals’ record of four shared by Alex Gordon, Amos Otis and Willie Wilson,” according to ESPN.

 

Divorce Canceled – Lamar and Khloe Staying Together

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian had a very public relationship that took a turn in 2013 while Lamar was having substance issues that Khloe didn’t want to be a part of. Fast forward to 2015 and we find Lamar still using, which landed him in a Coma and near death. Luckily he has been improving daily and Khloe has been by his side the entire time. This Love story took a turn during that time and the two have decided to call of their divorce and are going to work on their marriage.


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We hope this near-tragic event turns things around for Lamar a 2-time NBA champion and can bring him to live the clean life that Khloe wanted out of him originally. Best of luck to them both and we will be rooting for you two.

Sports Reporters that could of been Models!

Sports have become a huge part of society, and the fight for viewers is a real challenge. With the rise of sports popularity we have seen a huge increase in female sports reporters, which is a smart move to pull in more women to male dominated games and also to increase the male viewership. This is why a lot of beautiful people are getting these gigs so that they can draw in male and female viewers. This has created an abundance of female sports reporters that could of easily been models and we decided to make a list to share with you.

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