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TMac is a Knick!

Posted in Sports on February 19, 2010 by thefreshness

Umm…and basically, he is clearing cap space. He is on a 3 month loan…whatever. The knicks are really goin’ hard after LeBron. (I don’t think LEBron is coming here to NY but I will be a Bron stan if he does).

The Knicks can afford James and perhaps someone else in the 2010 class that could include Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh or Joe Johnson.

By including Jared Jeffries in the deal for McGrady, whose $22.5 million contract expires after this season, the Knicks removed $6.9 million from next season’s payroll and left them with about $32 million in cap space. Those top free agents would each earn a little more than $16.5 million in the first year of a max deal.

“Let’s put it this way: I think this gives us flexibility,” Knicks president Donnie Walsh said. “A lot of flexibility in a lot of different directions.”

In the meantime, the Knicks hope McGrady can lead them into the playoff race. He has only played six games this season after returning from knee surgery.

To get him, the Knicks sent Jeffries and rookie Jordan Hill to Houston along with a protected first-round pick in 2012, and gave the Rockets the right to exchange first-round picks in 2011. The Rockets will get high-scoring guard Kevin Martin and forward Hilton Armstrong from Sacramento, while the Kings received Larry Hughes from the Knicks, Carl Landry and Joey Dorsey from Houston and sent guard Sergio Rodriguez to New York.

The Knicks also dealt guard Nate Robinson to Boston along with Marcus Landry for Eddie House, J.R. Giddens, Bill Walker and a future conditional second-round pick.
More guys who will be here long enough to get a slice of pizza and then will be asked to keep it movin’.

PacMan vs. Cotto

Posted in Sports on November 14, 2009 by thefreshness

Big things tonight!! This should be a great fight. Check the stats:
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Mike Tyson in cuffs again

Posted in Sports on November 12, 2009 by thefreshness

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C’mon Champ! Seems like Iron Mike is the latest to slug a papparazzi. The thing that amazes me is that people are still willing to anger Mike, don’t they just KNOW they’ll end up bloody?

The L.A. Times reports that some witnesses claim the camera man started the fight by following Mike and his daughter everywhere. Mike was booked on suspicion of battery. He was released a little while later.

I wold like to give the rest of the human race a little insight into not getting beat up by Iron Mike. If you see homeboy leave him alone, don’t anger him, don’t provoke him and basically just leave him be.

It’s a shame too because Iron Mike is one of the athletes I feel lucky to have seen in my day. Watching dudes like that continue to fall is sad.

Justin Wren loses to Roy Nelson on TUF / UFC

Posted in Sports on November 12, 2009 by thefreshness

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In a fight that everyone besides the judges clearly felt needed a third and decisive round, the judges decided Roy Nelson had done enough to SQUEAK by Justin Wren. I felt Wren clearly won rd. 1 and consequently Nelson took rd. 2. A 3rd round would have been the fan favorite decision but the judges took it to the scorecards. Read about it here:

Wren vs. Nelson

Meb Keflezighi – 2009 NYC Marathon Winner

Posted in Sports on November 1, 2009 by thefreshness

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The marathons is a special sporting event to me. Although most cats don’t watch the run, I wake up and tune to NBC annually. My pops was a runner, ran several NYC marathons and would watch it religiously every year. Since he passed I have wanted to run one, however I just don’t see how these guys (and gals) do it! It’s crazy! Maybe 2010 though. Lol.

UCLA alumnus Meb Keflezighi, who won the silver medal at the Athens Olympic marathon but didn’t make the U.S. team for the Beijing Games, set a personal-best time in winning the New York City marathon today.

Keflezighi, a native of Eritrea who grew up in San Diego and became a U.S. citizen in 1998, became the first American man to win the race through New York’s five boroughs since Alberto Salazar triumphed in 1982. In a field with a record 43,741 starters and a strong elite group, Keflezighi set a personal best of 2 hours 9 minutes 15 seconds after he broke away from Kenya’s Robert Cheruiyot with just over two miles to go.

Fedor vs. Rogers Nov.7

Posted in Sports on November 1, 2009 by thefreshness

MMA is easily the fastest growing sport in America, and probably across the globe. Fedor is widely thought of as the top heavyweight in the world. Unfortunately for fans such as myself, Fedor decided to sign with Strikeforce, which is like the redheaded stepbrother of the UFC. Rogers is a guy ive seen fight a few times and I like him but I dont think he is ready for Fedor. I would love to see Fedor vs. Lesnar. Despite Lesnar’s lack of experience, dude is a freak of nature.

I will be watching, and rooting for Brett Rogers, but betting on Fedor.

 

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The CBS Television Network will return to the mixed martial arts (MMA) cage with STRIKEFORCE: FEDOR VS. ROGERS, to be broadcast Saturday, Nov. 7 (9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT). SHOWTIME Sports® will produce the four-fight event with host Gus Johnson calling the action and MMA legend Frank Shamrock and Mauro Ranallo serving as color analysts.

[FYI: Location has not been confirmed yet — only the date and live broadcast. Strikeforce will confirm the location shortly.]

In 2008, CBS aired the first live MMA fights on network television, with three successful events earning time period-winning ratings in all key young adult and young men demographics. CBS’s most recent broadcast in October 2008 ranked as the night’s highest-rated program on both broadcast and cable in adults 18-34 and men 18-34, topping all other sports programming in those demographics, including the Major League Baseball playoffs and college football.

On Nov. 7, the world’s Number One-ranked MMA heavyweight fighter, Fedor Emelianenko of Russia, will face undefeated American Brett Rogers of Minnesota in the marquee match up. The fight marks the first bout for the highly coveted Emelianenko since his promotional company M-1 Global signed an agreement with STRIKEFORCE to co-promote major events.

“There’s no question this is a sport that is fast becoming a force in popularity and as a business,” said Kelly Kahl, Senior Executive Vice President, Prime Time, CBS Television. “We’re excited to be the platform that will enable millions more to see the athlete regarded as the very best in his sport. The Number One heavyweight on the most-watched network has a very nice ring to it.”

 

Simply referred to as “Fedor” by fans around the world, the 6-foot, 235-pound Russian is one of the most dominant fighters in the sport. He is a master of the Russian military combat system Sambo and boasts a record of 30 wins, one loss, no draws with 16 wins by submission, seven knockouts and seven decisions. The 28-year-old Rogers (10-0) is a massive physical specimen standing 6-feet, 5-inches tall and weighing 265 pounds. He possesses two of the heaviest hands in the sport of MMA, an attribute that has helped him knock out all 10 of his professional opponents.

“It is an honor to have the opportunity to bring the STRIKEFORCE brand to CBS,” said Scott Coker, Founder and CEO of STRIKEFORCE. “We are looking forward to bringing MMA back to the network and to having the world’s No. 1 heavyweight-Fedor-compete for the first time on live network television against one of America’s most promising young, undefeated stars-Brett Rogers.”

STRIKEFORCE has experienced significant growth since it launched its first MMA promotion on March 10, 2006. After signing a landmark deal to air live events on SHOWTIME® earlier this year, STRIKEFORCE earned the premium network its highest MMA rating ever on August 15 with Carano vs. Cyborg. Shortly before the live telecast, the main event principals-Gina Carano and Cris “Cyborg” Santos-were the most searched terms on Yahoo! and Google, while the fight was the most discussed subject on Twitter.

Redeem Team wins Gold

Posted in Sports on August 24, 2008 by thefreshness

The US is back where it’s supposed to be, atop the basketball world. The “Redeem Team” won the gold this morning against a very talented Spain squad. Dwayne Wade was ridiculous throughout the game, finishing with 27. Kobe was the man though, his 20 points came in mostly crucial situations and he showed why he is the MVP of the NBA.
Redeem Team Pics:

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The OG’s..The Dream Team

By the way, does anyone else think Pau Gasol and his brother Mark are REALLY scary looking?


Last place faces, silver medal skills.

Peace.