Linggo, Pebrero 19, 2017

NBA All-Star Game 2017: Live updates

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NBA All-Star Weekend 2017 wraps up Sunday night with the main event, the 66th All-Star Game from the Big Easy. The superstar squads from the Eastern and Western will battle for conference bragging rights in the annual midseason exhibition. Follow along for live updates, score and more from the game in the comments section below. Eastern Conference All-Star starters LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks Reserves Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets John Wall, Washington Wizards Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers Paul George, Indiana Pacers Western Conference All-Star starters Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors James Harden, Houston Rockets Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors Reserves DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers

UFC Fight Night 105: Lewis vs. Browne

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The UFC returns to Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a decent offering on Fox Sports 1 this Sunday. In the main event, rising talent Derrick Lewis draws Travis Browne in a fight with some real implications for the stagnant heavyweight division. If he wins, Lewis will get a matchup with one of the division's elite. Browne is on the tail end of a bad two-fight losing streak and desperately needs a win to stay relevant. That theme of desperation carries through into the co-main event. Former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks moves up to 185 pounds for the first time and tries to snap a three-fight skid against former Bellator champion Hector Lombard, who has lost two consecutive fights inside the distance. The winner will gain a new lease on life, while the loser could well find himself out of the UFC. The rest of the card features fun matchups and prospects worth watching. Canada's Elias Theodorou takes on Cezar Ferreira in a meeting of The Ultimate Fighter winners with real implications in the wide-open middleweight division. On the preliminary card, the welterweight scrap between Santiago Ponzinibbio and Nordine Taleb should be a barn burner, as should the opening matchup featuring Jack Marshman and Thiago Santos. Keep an eye on debuting Canadian fighters Gavin Tucker and Aiemann Zahabi, both of whom are legitimate talents. Let's take a look at each matchup. UFC Fight Night 105 is all set to go down TONIGHT (Sun., Feb. 19, 2017) from inside Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, as Ultimate Fighting Championship is headed back to free television with it’s latest FOX Sports 1 offering. In the headlining act, Derrick Lewis will look to earn his sixth straight win in the Heavyweight division as he locks horns against Travis Browne, who is currently riding a two-fight losing streak.

Sabado, Pebrero 18, 2017

Adrien Broner vs. Adrian Granados: Fight Time, Date, Live Stream

Tonight, one of boxing’s most controversial figures is in action, as Showtime presents Adrien Broner vs. Adrian Granados in the main event of an interesting triple-header. Broner vs. Granados is a fight that may not look like much on paper to the casual boxing fan, but is actually a pretty intriguing match-up. Broner is the favorite at -300, which makes sense given his better resume and quality of opposition, but Granados is a too-easily-overlooked opponent who brings a lot of positives to the table. Expect him to bring the fight to Broner and make the very vocal “Problem” work hard for the win. Also on the broadcast is the return to the ring of Lamont Peterson. A former world champion and top 10 fighter, Peterson has been out of action for 16 months. He takes on David Avenesyan, last seen scoring a win over Shane Mosley last May. Opening the broadcast is a good Light Heavyweight fight with Marcus Browne looking to remain undefeated against Thomas Williams, Jr. Broner vs. Granados airs live on Showtime tonight, Saturday, February 18 with a fight time of 9:00 p.m. ET. We will have live results and discussion right here. For more on the fight, check out our fight breakdown, and be sure to visit our colleagues at Bad Left Hook. BRONER VS. GRANADOS FIGHT CARD Adrien Broner vs. Adrian Granados Lamont Peterson vs. David Avenesyan Marcus Browne vs. Thomas Williams, Jr. Adrien Broner hasn’t fought in nearly a year, but appears ready to get back in the ring. The former super lightweight champion, who spent a month of last year in jail following an incident at a bowling alley, has a renewed focus and drive carrying him into his showdown with Adrian Granados on Saturday night in Ohio. “If I had a million dollars would I still box? Yes. I don’t like boxing. I love boxing,” Broner said last month.” … “A businessman that can fight. That’s what I am nowadays. I’m not a s--- talker anymore. I’m a businessman that knows how to fight.” It all gets started live on Showtime beginning at 9 p.m. ET from the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner and Granados will headline a three-fight main card on Showtime and here’s how those break down with the latest odds from Bovada. Favorite Challenger Weightclass Adrien Broner, -350 Adrian Granados, +250 Welterweight Lamont Peterson, -325 David Avanesyan (c), +250 Welterweight title Marcus Browne, N/A Thomas Williams, N/A Light heavyweight

Bellator 172: Fedor vs. Mitrion

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The 2017 NBA All-Star Saturday Night takes place tonight,

edor Emelianenko's debut fight in Bellator was scrapped at the eleventh hour here in San Jose's SAP Center after illness forced Matt Mitrione out this morning. The American, who was due to face the MMA legend from Russia, known as 'The Last Emperor', had acute pain from kidney stones, the Telegraph understands. Mitrione was hospitalised this morning. Mitrione (11-5) is unable to compete at Bellator 172, on the advise of physicians, and as a result, his highly-anticipated matchup with Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC) was been scratched from tonight’s event. Bellator officials will look to reschedule the fight at a later date. The lightweight bout pitting former STRIKEFORCE champion Josh Thomson (22-8, 1 NC) against former Bellator world title challenger Patricky “Pitbull” (16-8) will now serve as the card’s main event. The fight organisation was offering refunds at the original point of purchase. It was to be one the most highly anticipated heavyweight battles in Bellator MMA history between the legendary Russian fighter Emelianenko (36 wins, 4 loses, 1 no contest), making his debut on the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts franchise, facing Mitrione (record 11 wins, 5 losses). 'The Last Emperor', Fedor, went 28 fights unbeaten between 2001 and 2009 beating a succession of great rivals is the longest reigning heavyweight lineal champion in MMA history, and has a mystique and modesty replaced by a ferocious fighting style once in the combat sports arena. His legacy in the sport and his impact in MMA and been compared to the likes of Muhammad Ali in boxing, Pele in football and Wayne Gretzky in ice hockey. President Putin is a friend and fan, and US President Donald Trump has followed the fighter during his son's promotion of MMA. Fans will have to wait a few months to see him in action. The Telegraph spoke to heavyweight 'King' Mo Lawal at the SAP Center and he said that he would have stepped up to fight Emelianenko.

NBA All-Star Saturday Night 2017 Live

The 2017 NBA All-Star Saturday Night takes place tonight,

 Welcome to three of the most compelling hours in all of sports: NBA All-Star Saturday night.


 From IT vs. Towns in the Skills Challenge to Steph vs. Klay in the three-point contest to LaVine vs. Gordon in the dunk contest, with a little Hart vs. Draymond mixed in, last year’s festivities were among the most entertaining in recent memory, and we can only hope that 2017 provides a viable encore. Here’s a look at everything you need to know to watch: 2017 NBA All-Star Saturday Night Schedule 8 p.m. ET: Skills Challenge Next (Estimated 9 p.m. ET): Three-Point Contest Next (Estimated 10 p.m. ET): Dunk Contest hile that event featured both stars and athletes, Saturday night’s activities are all about the pros. And there’s three different ways for players to take part. The Taco Bell Skills Challenge will feature players facing off two by two on identical courses to see who can finish first. The field will eventually narrow from eight to two for a final showdown. Among those slated to participate are DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, and Isaiah Thomas. That will be followed by the JBL Three-Point Contest. Klay Thompson, who won last year, will be back to shoot as many baskets as he can from the three-point arc in one minute. Competing against him will be 2013 winner Kyrie Irving, as well as others like Nick Young, Kyle Lowry, and Kemba Walker. Last up is the Verizon Slam Dunk, which will include Aaron Gordon, DeAndre Jordan, Glenn Robinson III, and Derrick Jones Jr. The four sports stars will get scored on their dunking moves with the goal of racking up more points than their competitors. All three events will take place at the Smoothie King Center, and it leads up to Sunday night’s 66th NBA All-Star Game. All-Star Saturday Night officially kicks off on TNT at 8 p.m. Eastern, but pre-show festivities start at 5 p.m. All-Star Weekend is underway, but there are still plenty of great events to check out. The annual celebration of the game’s best players, dunkers and shooters is always one of the highlights of the NBA season. Since there are a lot of events jam-packed into one weekend, we’ve put together a schedule to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Biyernes, Pebrero 17, 2017

NBA All-Star Rising Star Challenge 2017: Live Now

The 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game takes place Friday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, and Gossip Cop has a live stream of the event available online. Watch it below! The annual game features stars from movies, television, music, sports and more areas of the entertainment industry. SportsCenter hosts Jemele Hill and Michael Smith will will coach the East and West teams, respectively. The annual event is part of the NBA All-Star Weekend and serves as a precursor to the NBA All-Star Game. Notable members on Smith’s team include actors Anthony Mackie and Tom Cavanagh, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, recording artists Romeo Miller, Master P and Andy Grammer, NBA star Baron Davis, and “Stranger Things” star Caleb McLaughlin, who at 15-years-old is by far the youngest player on either team. Serving as assistant coaches are Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green and former “106 & Park” host Rocsi Diaz. Meanwhile, Hill’s lineup includes actor/singers Nick Cannon and Ansel Elgort, Arcade Fire singer Win Butler, WNBA player Lindsay Whalen, and former NBA star Jason Williams. The team’s assistant coaches are Toronto Raptors player Kyle Lowry and rapper Fat Joe These players are used to the bright lights, but not exactly like this. Debuting in 2003, the celebrity game has been a staple at All-Star weekend ever since. However despite its 14-year tenure, the celebrity game is such a minor part of the weekend’s festivities that it doesn’t even take place at the host arena. The All-Star game is being played at the home of the New Orleans Pelicans, Smoothie King Arena. The celebrity game, on the other hand, is taking place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. How to Watch What: NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2017 When: Friday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. ET Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans TV: ESPN Online, connected devices: Watch ESPN App, Sling, Playstation Vue Rosters Michael Smith’s West Team Miles Brown (actor) Tom Cavanagh (actor) Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks owner) Baron Davis (NBA legend) Andy Grammer (recording artist) Jiang Jinfu (actor, model) Anthony Mackie (actor) Romeo Miller (actor, recording artist) Hasan Minhaj (actor, comedian) Master P (actor, recording artist) Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks) Aarón Sánchez (celebrity chef) Coaches: Michael Smith (ESPN host) Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors) Rocsi Diaz (television personality) Jemele Hill’s East Team Brandon Armstrong (former NBA D-League player and social media star) Win Butler (musician) Nick Cannon (actor, recording artist) Rachel DeMita (NBA2K TV personality) Ansel Elgort (actor, recording artist) Marc Lasry (Milwaukee Bucks owner) Caleb McLaughlin (actor) Peter Rosenberg (media personality) Oscar Schmidt (Basketball legend) Lindsay Whalen (WNBA player) Jason Williams (NBA legend) Kris Wu (recording artist) Coaches: Jemele Hill (ESPN host) Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) Fat Joe (recording artist)

Roy Jones vs Bobby Gunn Live Now

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There has been little to no media coverage of Roy Jones Jr. and Bobby Gunn’s tussle for the vacant WBF cruiserweight title taking place this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at the Chase Center, Wilmington, Delaware. But is there any wonder why? On the one hand, you have Jones, arguably one of the greatest fighters to have ever stepped into a ring, and without a doubt, the best boxer of his era. At the height of his powers, Jones, who turned 48 a month ago, was untouchable. Throughout the early 90’s, and up until the early 2000’s, he was king of the hill. During his reign of supremacy, Jones (64-9, 46 KOs) captured world boxing titles at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight. Eventually the rot would set in – in the guise of Antonio Tarver – a second-round knockout defeat to the latter followed two more uninspiring performances from the man once trumpeted as nonpareil by his peers and fans alike. Don’t get me wrong, Jones’ legacy is intact – a lock for IBHOF if there ever was one. Nonetheless, his fall from the lofty heights of his self-made Olympus was, and still is cataclysmic to say the least. Now, in his quest for a fifth divisional (cruiserweight) crown, “RJ” ha However, it’s the manner of his defeats against lower-tier fighters such as Enzo Maccarinelli, Denis Lebedev and Danny Green that rankle deep down in the hearts of most ardent boxing fans. The aforementioned weren’t just losses; they were put on ice-esque bedtime stories losses. Per contra, Gunn who once held the lightly regarded IBA cruiserweight title has a background steeped in bare-knuckle boxing. Currently the heavyweight bare-knuckle champion, Gunn is undefeated with a record of 72-0 (72 KOs). “The Celtic Warrior” also sports a professional boxing ledger of 21 wins (18 Kos), 6 losses, one draw and one no-contest. All the same, the 43-year-old Canadian is 0-3 in his last three outings – defeats to Glen Johnson (UD), James Toney (RTD) and Tomasz Adamek (RTD). Furthermore, Gunn hasn’t fought since the Johnson fight, which was in December of 2013. Bless his soul, but Gunn is going to be out of his depth come fight night. The one and only chance he has of upending Jones is if the latter makes a boxing schoolboy error, which would translate to a punchers chance on Gunn’s side, and a serious attenuation in Jones’ already diminishing skillset on the other. All told, this fight is irrelevant (ish) – two over the hill competitors vying for an inconsequential alphabet strap that carries no weight. In addition, one of these fighters was a killer in his prime, the other, well; his claim to fame is being a bare-knuckle heavyweight champ with an undefeated streak, and a former IBA cruiserweight titleholder to boot. Though, if Gunn were to pull it off, he’ll have another claim to fame – the scalp of Jones. Finally, the (ish) in the irrelevant stems from the fact that who can really begrudge one of boxing’s pound-for-pound greats for chasing his dream of becoming a five-weight world champion? For me, (I don’t know about you guys) this fight, though appa Read more articles by BN Staff FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInWhatsAppGoogle+PinterestTumblrFlipboardFeedspot followFeedly followShare Don’t miss any action. Sign up for the free BN newsletter(s) here David Feldman Promotions will announce that former four-division champ and Boxing Legend Roy Jones, Jr. will square off against former world title challenger, and Bare-Knuckle Legend Bobby Gunn on Friday, February 17th 2017 for the Vacant WBF World Cruiserweight Championship. The fight will be announced at the official press conference on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 2 PM at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801. In attendance will be Roy Jones, Jr., Bobby Gunn, Promoter David Feldman, WBF Representative James Gibbs, undercard fighters Joe Tiberi, Henry Stewart, and mor