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NFL, Football, Bettors, Preview, Guide

NFL 2021 Week 14 Preview and Bettor’s Guide: Big Dogs are sleeping

DELRAY BEACH, Florida — Normally Week 14 of the NFL season is when the big dogs come out. Yet that was in the era of 17 week seasons with 16 games. 2021 is the first season with 18 weeks of football where each team plays 17 games. The big dogs will come out next week. ...

Haney defends title against Diaz Jr., makes it stick Saturday

LAS  VEGAS, Nevada, December 4, 2021 – WBC World Lightweight Champion Devin Haney of Las Vegas (27-0, 15 KOs) didn’t allow himself to become boxing’s latest upset victim Saturday,  holding off former titleholder Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. of South El Monte, California (31-3-1, 15 KOs) by unanimous decision. The scorecards were 117-111 X 2 (Dave ...

Devin Haney (left) and Joseph Diaz Jr. scuffle at their weigh in for the Saturday, December 4, 2021 Matchroom Boxing card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Photo: Ed Mulholland, Matchroom. Haney vs Diaz Jr

Haney vs Diaz Jr: Lightweight lightning round, DAZN Saturday

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, December 3, 2021 –  Will the Year of the Upset continue on Saturday night in Las Vegas? After the stunning defeat of unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez Jr. by upstart George Kambosos Jr., the battle for the only belt not in Kambosos Jr.’s hands takes on more importance. Both WBC World Lightweight ...

Bettors Guide, Football, Preview, Bears, Cardinals

NFL 2021 Week 13 Preview and Bettor’s Guide: Cardinals vs. Bears

LOS ANGELES, December 1, 2021 — Of all the games on the first NFL Sunday in December, the Arizona Cardinals taking on the Chicago Bears is not the most compelling. The Cardinals at 9-2 have the best record in the NFL. The 4-7 Bears snapped a five-game losing streak by defeating winless Detroit on the ...

George Kambosos Jr. celebrates his victory over Teofimo Lopez at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Photo: Ed Mulholland, Matchroom. Kambosos defeats Lopez

Kambosos upsets Lopez: Wizard of Oz now unified lightweight champion

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 27, 2021 – After all the drama, delays, and declarations of war, boxing fans were rewarded with a thrilling championship fight and those magic words after 12 hard rounds: “And the new.” George “Ferocious” Kambosos of Australia (20-0, 10 KOs) walked into the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden and walked ...

Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos have a few final words after weighing in for the Saturday Matchroom Boxing card at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Photo: Ed Mulholland, Matchroom Lopez vs Kambosos

Lopez vs Kambosos: Blood boiling over Saturday, DAZN

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 26, 2021 – Boxing fans should be forgiven for thinking the unified lightweight title fight between Teofimo Lopez Jr. of Brooklyn and George Kambosos Jr. of Australia already took place. It should have, but the path to this fight has faced more roadblocks than an action movie chase scene. The original ...

NFL, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah

NFL 2021 Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Week 12 Preview and Bettor’s Guide

LOS ANGELES, November 24, 2021 — Thanksgiving is a time when all Americans can gather together with loved ones for turkey, stuffing, and most importantly for letterheads, football. For Jewish football fans, this is a very special week on the gridiron. The first games are played on Thanksgiving Day, while the Sunday night game is ...

Terence Crawford scored the first of two knockdowns inn the tenth round, eventually winning by TKO. Photo: MIkey Williams, Top Rank Boxing Crawford stops Shawn Porter

Man, handled: Terence Crawford stops Shawn Porter; Porter announces retirement

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, November 20, 2021 –  WBO World Welterweight Champion Terence “Bud” Crawford of Omaha (38-0, 29 KOs) faced down the doubters and the best version of rugged challenger “Showtime” Shawn Porter of Las Vegas (31-4-1, 17 KOs), delivering two knockdowns early in the tenth round. In a stunning end to a competitive fight, ...

WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford (L) and Shawn Porter (R) show a little fire at their final momentsat the weigh-in on November 19 in Las Vegas. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images Crawford vs Porter

Crawford vs Porter: Friendly fire is all business – Saturday, ESPN PPV

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, November 19, 2021 – The seeming ease of Terence “Bud” Crawford’s domination over his opponents has simultaneously put him near the top of boxing’s pound-for-pound lists and given the doubters fuel to argue he’s got a thin resume. WBO World Welterweight Champion Crawford of Omaha (37-0,28 KOs) can shut the doubters down ...

Brady, Super Bowl, Week 11, NFL, Bettors Guide, Preview

NFL Week 11 Preview and Bettor’s Guide: Its not age, but the fight within

LOS ANGELES, November 17, 2021 — The world constantly tells us all that life is a young man’s game. Advertisers cater to the youth. The beauty industry creates billions of dollars selling the fountain of youth to the old and desperate. Yet in professional sports, youth does not always triumph. Last year’s Super Bowl featured ...

Jaime Munguia was pushed to his best ever performance by Gabriel Rosado. Photo: Kevin Estrada, Golden Boy Boxing Munguia battle

War Zone: Munguia battle tested by Rosado in decision win

Anaheim, Calif., Nov. 13, 2021 – It was one of the best one-sided fights you’ll ever see. After 12 brutally hard rounds, the speed and relentlessness of Jaime Munguia of Tijuana, Mexico (38-0, 30 KOs) were too much for Gabriel Rosado of Philadelphia (26-14-1, 15 KOs) to overcome. The pair went the distance in front ...

Biden, Paige, Negro, Race, Race-Baiting

Race Bait Pass: Biden calls Satchel Paige ‘great negro’: Why It Matters

WASHINGTON: Somewhere in an American African American Biden voter’s home, buyer’s remorse should be haunting them.  Does Biden get another Race Pass for calling Baseball legend Satchel Paige a ‘Great Negro’ during his Veteran’s Day speech? At least 30 plus million Biden black voters and millions of fair-minded White voters have to be asking how ...

Jaime Munguia (left) and Gabe Rosado fly their flags at the Friday weigh-in. Photo: Kevin Estrada, Golden Boy Boxing Munguia vs Rosado

Munguia vs Rosado: Boxing thrill ride is Saturday’s top ticket in Anaheim

Anaheim, Calif., Nov. 12, 2021 – This weekend’s best fight matchup and a potential Fight of the Year candidate prove belts and records don’t have a lot to do with a fight’s entertainment value. Middleweight contender Jaime Munguia of Mexico (37-0, 30 KOs) will test his future against veteran “King” Gabe Rosado of Philadelphia (26-13-1, ...

Canelo Alvarez (left) and Caleb Plant exchange words during Friday's final faceoff. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing Canelo vs Plantv

Canelo vs Plant preview: Boxing déjà vu all over again, Showtime PPV

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 5, 2021 – Full apologies if the rest of our preview of the super middleweight unification bout seems familiar. We expect Canelo vs Plant to look a lot like Canelo Saunders, or Smith, or Kovalev. Due credit to the challenger, Nashville area native Caleb Plant (21-0, 12 KOs) for putting his record ...

(L-R) Mikaela Mayer, Bob Arum and Maiva Hamadouche all made the case this week for three minute rounds in women's professional boxing. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images Mikaela Mayer defends

Boxing buffet on ESPN+ from Ireland and Las Vegas: Mikaela Mayer defends title

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 4. 2021 – Either figure out a way to get your work done early on Friday or convince the boss you’re doing research so you can take in two boxing cards from both sides of the pond. The marquee fight features WBO super featherweight world champion Mikaela Mayer making her second ...

NFL 2021 Week 10, NFL, Henry Rugg, Football, Bettors Guide

NFL Week 9 Preview and Bettor’s Guide: Henry Ruggs’s nightmare

SHREVEPORT, Louisiana, Tuesday, November 2, 2021 — Football is not life and death. Football is a game. When former Cleveland Browns coach Sam Rutigliano was asked if a 1980 playoff loss to the Oakland Raiders was hard to accept, he replied, “Death is hard to accept. Everything else is an inconvenience.” Six months earlier, Coach ...

Tempers flared between Jose Zepeda (L) and Josue Vargas (R) during the weigh-in prior to their fight Saturday at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images Halloween boxing

Halloween boxing trick or treating on ESPN+, Showtime, and DAZN

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 29, 2021 –  Boxing fans get the fun-size Halloween trick or treating version of fights a day early Saturday on Halloween weekend. Several solid matchups promise plenty of entertainment, with one major championship fight and several title eliminators. We’ll give you our quick preview in our handy rundown, so you know ...

NFL, Halloween, Bettors, Preview, Guide

NFL Week 8 Preview and Bettor’s Guide: Things are scary on Halloween

SHREVEPORT, Louisiana, October 28, 2021 — While Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Hispanic heritage Month get some attention, the end of October is all about hobgoblins, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night. This NFL Sunday is Halloween. Before taking a view down memory lane, there are some scary things going on in ...