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Here’s Some Pictures And Video From The Floyd Mayweather Vs. Marcos Maidana Fight

05/04/2014
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Here’s Some Pictures And Video From The Floyd Mayweather Vs. Marcos Maidana Fight

The best thing about going to a prize fight in Las Vegas is everything about going to a prize fight in Las Vegas. What an electric scene at the MGM Grand on Saturday night when the judges decided that Floyd Mayweather defeated Marcos Maidana. Watching it live from section 219 (bought tickets the day before,…

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There Was Just One Problem With The Clippers Anti-Racism Pregame Statement

04/27/2014
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There Was Just One Problem With The Clippers Anti-Racism Pregame Statement

Listen, I know the Los Angeles Clippers were in a tough spot, what with being painfully reminded that the man who signs their checks, Donald Sterling, is a flaming racist a little over 24 hours ago. And, that under those circumstances, it’s difficult to really take much of a stand, especially in the midst of…

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Here Are Screenshots Of My Ever-So-Brief Appearances In ‘We Could Be King’

04/26/2014
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Here Are Screenshots Of My Ever-So-Brief Appearances In ‘We Could Be King’

I genuinely love the fact that my post-game interview with MLK High Cougars Head Coach Ed Dunn, in the minutes after the Northwest Philly school won its first-ever Public League Championship, plays an emotionally integral role at the end of “We Could Be King.” Here’s how I (with frozen fingers) quoted him in that story:…

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An Important Message For Floyd Mayweather

04/21/2014
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An Important Message For Floyd Mayweather

Dear Mr. Mayweather, Hey, Floyd. I feel as if I can call you Floyd, what with having met you nine years ago before you decimated the late Arturo Gatti. You probably remember talking about that fancy watch you were wearing in Atlantic City. I know I do. Anyway, that’s not why I’m writing today. This…

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Rooney’s 58-Yard Goal Was Nice, But Tettey’s Volley (And Mine, By Proxy) Was Better

03/23/2014
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Rooney’s 58-Yard Goal Was Nice, But Tettey’s Volley (And Mine, By Proxy) Was Better

Much was made this weekend about Wayne Rooney’s quirky goal taken a few steps in from midfield. But to my eye, Alex Tettey’s volley for Norwich (vs. Sunderland) shames it. What it also does is remind me of a goal I scored in the South Jersey group semis back in 1990. Humblebrag. Whatever. Mine was…

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Watch Lionel Messi Become Barcelona’s All-Time Leading Goal Scorer [Video]

03/16/2014
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Watch Lionel Messi Become Barcelona’s All-Time Leading Goal Scorer [Video]

FC Barcelona’s match vs. Osasuna in currently in its 70th minute. Lionel Messi — the greatest player of his, and any, time — just flubbed a goal that would’ve given him a hat trick on the day. Doesn’t matter. Barca’s up four. (Update: Well, 88th minute, he got his hat trick. Score’s 6-0 now. Woot.)…

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Philly’s Danny Garcia Arrives In Puerto Rico For Upcoming Fight

03/12/2014
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Philly’s Danny Garcia Arrives In Puerto Rico For Upcoming Fight

On Saturday night, Danny Garcia “will defend his unified super lightweight world title for the fourth consecutive time, this time against Mauricio Herrera (20-3, 7 KOs) in a 12-round bout.” A couple weeks ago, I headed up to lower Northeast Philly for media day at Garcia’s gym. (Read that story here). Yesterday, he arrived at…

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Allen Iverson, My Favorite Philly Athlete Of All-Time, Will Have His Number Retired Tonight

03/01/2014
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Allen Iverson, My Favorite Philly Athlete Of All-Time, Will Have His Number Retired Tonight

During my nearly three years writing for Philadelphia Weekly, I did a couple pieces on Allen Iverson. It was the early 2000s; prime A.I.-era years. For one cover story, I interviewed him in the locker room before a game against the Jazz. At one point, he shooed his handlers away as our conversation was not…

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Watch Swedish Slopestyle Skier Henrik Harlaut Shout Wu Tang Out At The Olympics

02/13/2014
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Watch Swedish Slopestyle Skier Henrik Harlaut Shout Wu Tang Out At The Olympics

“Wu Tang is for the children,” says my new favorite Winter Olympian Henrik Harlaut after I think his first run in the final round. Truth. And we love you too, ODB.

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When The Quizzo Crowd At Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloonery Feels Like Family

02/12/2014
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When The Quizzo Crowd At Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloonery Feels Like Family

Every other Tuesday night, I host Quizzo at Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloonery in East Falls (Philadelphia). The week before the Super Bowl, I wore my trusty Elway jersey. One of my questions was “How many points will the Denver Broncos win on Sunday?” The correct answer was any number greater than 9. Obviously, that correct…

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