In what may be the biggest news out of the UFC since Chael Sonnen’s, the fight between Jon “Bones” Jones and Daniel Cormier has been moved from the upcoming UFC 178 PPV due to a leg injury Jones sustained recently. This move has shaken up the MMA world as Jones vs. Cormier was slated to be one of the biggest fights in recent memory. Between their SportsCenter arguments and their skirmish at a media day event, Jones vs. Cormier has all but dominated the MMA headlines.
It seems like LeBron James gets all the luck these days when it comes to teammates. First, he took his talents to South Beach and teamed up with the equivalent of an 82-game-a-year Dream Team. Today, there are reports indicating that LeBron’s new (read: original, but revamped) team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, have (all but) completed a deal to bring in center/power forward Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Love, one of the most statistically-sound centers in basketball, is coming off a career year. He averaged a double-double, but the ‘Wolves ended last season with a 40-42 record. When this trade is finalized, the Cavs become the de facto team to beat this upcoming season (not named San Antonio). To make this happen, the Cavs are reported to trade two Torontonian basketball sensations (Last year’s number-one-pick Anthony Bennett and this year’s number-one Andrew Wiggins). There’s a moratorium in the NBA which prevents Wiggins from being traded right now; players can’t be traded within the first thirty days of signing a new contract (unless we’re talking sign-and-trades, but that’s something different). However, since no one really knew of Love’s love of Cleveland until recently…well, you see where I’m going.
With Drake set to host the ESPY Awards July 17th (9PM EST), the official promo video for the night has been released. Take a sneak peek at what’s happened in the past year in the world of sports, and get ready for the excitement to pour over into the night. (more…)
After Lil Wayne appeared on ESPN’s ‘First Take’ earlier this week, 50 Cent and Trey Songz were put in the hot chair with Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless. While 50 stuck to speaking only about sports, Trigga also promoted his upcoming album. (more…)
Last week, the NBA Finals began with the battle of Big Threes. On one side, we’ve got Miami, a team forged by trades, decisions, and The Decision. On the other, we’ve got the Spurs, a team that’s pretty much been the same since George W. Bush was in office–and LeBron James was in Cleveland. In Game One, San Antonio scored a decisive victory, 110-95, with Tim Duncan leading the Spurs with 21 points. In Game Two, LeBron un-cramped (again), scored 35 and helped the Heat eek out a 98-96 win. (more…)
A couple weeks ago, we presented the first promo for EA Sports’ upcoming Madden NFL 15 with a note that the gameplay trailer would be released sometime in June. Well…it’s June and EA Sports has delivered. The defense-centric trailer (below) features Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers delivering a crushing tackle to his opposition. (more…)
The Toronto Raptor’s Global Ambassador, Drake, sits down with Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons to talk about his city’s team. They discuss the impact of trading Rudy Gay, Toronto fans, highlights in the team’s history, making the playoffs, and more. Hit the jump.
‘ESPN 30 For 30′ is a documentary series that revisits some of the most dramatic stories in sports history. This time they shift their focus to the Detroit Piston team that earned the label “Bad Boys”. Led by Isiah Thomas this team would be feared in the NBA for their style of play. However they would prove to be true contenders and end up wining two championships during the toughest era of basketball. Watch the full movie after the jump. (more…)