2019 Oakland Athletics Preview

khris davis oakland athleticsThe 2019 Oakland Athletics will feature a team hampered by injuries to their pitching staff as Sean Manaea and Jharel Cotton are not expected to be ready until the second half of the season.

Although a difficult start to the season is to be expected, they could bounce back in the latter half. The A’s will begin the season with Mike Fiers, Marco Estrada, Daniel Mengden and Paul Blackburn in the mound.

The Oakland Athletics are still a team under construction, but their farm system has already shown its potential with players like Matt Olson and Matt Chapman making the jump to the big leagues, and this season the same will happen with prospects like Jesus Luzardo or A.J. Puk. Continue Reading →

The Legendary Georges St-Pierre Retires From MMA Fighting

georges st-pierre ufc mmaFor years, Georges St-Pierre refused to call himself a retired fighter, but that changed today as the former two-division UFC champion announced his official retirement from MMA fighting.

The announcement came at a press conference in Montreal where he confirmed that he was hanging up his gloves after a legendary career that extended for multiple decades that saw him amass a 13-2 record in UFC title fights.

The Canadian will go down as one of the greatest UFC fighters ever as he won the UFC middleweight championship once and the welterweight belt twice. He finished his UFC career with a 22-2 record and nine consecutive title defenses, a record that ranks third all-time in UFC history and first in the welterweight division. Continue Reading →

2019 NBA All-Star Game Preview

2019 NBA ALL STAR GAME LOGOThe NBA All-Star game takes place this year at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, as Team LeBron and Team Giannis will square off in the main event of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend.

The festivities begin on Friday with the Hall of Fame Announcement and conclude on Sunday with the 68th NBA All-Star Game, which will be televised on TNT.

For the second straight season, the game will have a draft-style format with the top two vote-getters (LeBron James and Giannis Antetokoumpo) named captains and selecting from a pool of players to form their own teams. Continue Reading →

Russell Leads Nets Over Denver To End Three-Game Skid

russell brooklyn nets D’Angelo Russell had 27 points and 11 assists, and Brooklyn surpassed last season’s win total with a 135-130 victory over Denver on Wednesday night.

Russell made six of the Nets’ 19 3-pointers, one game after they made only five as a team in their poorest shooting performance of the season.

DeMarre Carroll added 18 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for Brooklyn (29-27), which got two key injured players back and snapped a three-game skid. Joe Harris scored 17 points and Treveon Graham had 16, with four 3-pointers. Continue Reading →

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