Lyoto Machida: The Dragon Sleeps in Sao Paulo

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This was not the fight I wanted to see. It was not the end I envisioned nor the return that Lyoto Machida had in mind. I showed up to Corner Alley on E 4th in downtown Cleveland 20 minutes into the Main card. As fate would have it, they had yet to start. Lucky me, I was in store for 6 matches that weren’t good enough to make it onto a PPV event. Actually, the card was not bad and I should not have been so dismissive.

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Wiggins and Embiid Extensions are not Created Equal

Earlier this week the 76ers signed Joel Embiid to a five-year, $148 million extension. Soon after, the Timberwolves announced they had signed Andrew Wiggins to a similar deal.

What kind of risk are we talking about here? Joel Embiid has only played in 31 games since being drafted while Wiggins’ performance last year earned him the title of least defensive player in the league.

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Spurrier’s Retirement: He quit on his team

I’m retiring. Well, the Head Ball Coach has called it a career, and a Hall of Fame career it was. Here are the highlights: Heisman Trophy winner as a player at Florida, one National Championship as coach at Florida as well as building a football powerhouse there. Spurrier also made South Carolina relevant. These all are wonderful accolades, and yet, his sudden retirement is part of the problem with the so called amateur system that is college football.

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