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Pacquiao Fight Could Bring Floyd Mayweather Out Of Retirement

(Tokyo, Japan) – Floyd Mayweather’s career earnings hover around the billion dollar mark. He’s got all the titles in the world and most people rank him as the 3rd best boxer in history with Muhammad Ali leading the decorated group.
However, there’s one more belt that he wants and it currently belongs to Manny Pacquiao. He won the WBA secondary welterweight belt in July by knocking out Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia and Mayweather says he wants that belt.
The two were spotted together at an event in Tokyo. And the whole exchange was caught on video. As the two jawed at each other over the possible rematch, the month of December was thrown out as the ideal time to meet back in the ring. Pacquiao told the LA Times that he was looking to return to the ring in December to fight Amar Khan but he also said he would for his next fight to be in the United States.  A reported tax debt may keep that form happening though.
Floyd’s last fight was against UFC star Conor McGregor last year. When Mayweahter beat Pacquiao in 205, a record 4.6 million people paid to watch.

Two Miami Players Kneel During Anthem, Receive A Huge Thank You From Colin Kaepernick

(Denver, CO)  – The protest against racial injustices and oppression has officially continued this season and the two NFL payers that took a knee during the National Anthem received high praise from Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick tweeted ”My Brothers (Stills) and (Wilson) continue to show theirunwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed,” Kapernick saidin his tweet. ”They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. … Love is at the root of our resistance.”

Miami Dolphins teammates Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson took a knee during the NFL’s opening Sunday to the delight of the man who started the movement back in 2016, former San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick.  Colin has since been banned from the NFL and is at the inception of a collusion suit against the NFL and its coaches.

Nike recently rewarded the former NFL star for his bravery by making him the face of its 30th Anniversary campaign for the slogan ‘Just Do It’. The ad comes with the message, “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”

Online Nike sales have jumped up 31%.
Stills and Wilson returned the praise saying, ”I know he has our back,” Stills said. ”Really, there has been a huge difference between when we first started protesting and now. A lot of people are reaching out and supporting us, so I really appreciate that. To everybody out there … let’s keep doing our best to make positive change and have these conversations and make our country a better place.”

Watch Nike’s New Ad Featuring Colin Kaepernick

(Nike, USA) – Nike released its 2-minute commercial starring, Colin Kaepernick, the new face of their 30th anniversary ‘Just Do It’ campaign and not only did they release it, but they released it with the support of the NFL. Kaepernick, who is currently suing the NFL for colluding to keep him out of the league after kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustices, sets a strong example of risking everything while standing for something.

The campaign has been met with both support and anger.  But at the end of the day, those who still don’t understand the movement are cleared blocked by deep rooted issues that have nothing to do with unpatriotic claims. That is not what it’s about.  Race maybe, anti-american concerns….I don’t think so.

Jamill Jones Pleads Not Guilty After Punch Leads To Man’s Death

(AP) – Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones pleaded not guilty to throwing a punch that killed a New York City tourist who had apparently mistaken him for an Uber driver. Jones was sitting in his SUV in Queens around 1:15 a.m. last Sunday when the victim,
Sandor Szabo of Boca Raton, approached the vehicle believing it was his Uber ride.

After a brief altercation, Jones followed Szabo to the sidewalk where he knocked Szabo out cold with a punch before driving off. Szabo never regained consciousness and was taken off life support. Jones turned himself in to police, accompanied by a lawyer. He was arraigned on a misdemeanor assault charge and released on his own recognizance after entering his plea. Szabo’s parents have said they do not accept the coach’s condolences, saying they are “a little bit too late.”

Believe 52: Ray Lewis’ Impassioned Speech Brings Cheers At Hall Of Fame Induction

(Canton, OH) – Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens is now in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The linebacker who helped bring the Ravens to two Super Bowls was inducted last night at the ceremony in Canton, Ohio.

Lewis spoke for over 30 minutes before the crowd of over 22-thousand, and his passionate speech was often greeted with cheers from Ravens fans. This year’s other inductees include Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, hard-hitting safety Brian Dawkins and standout receivers Terrell Owens and Randy Moss.

Jalen Hurts Sets The Record Straight About Treatment From Alabama Post Championship Game

(Tusacaloosa, AL) – Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts doesn’t sound happy about how the program has treated him since being benched in last season’s national title game. Speaking to the media for the first time since then, Hurts talked a lot about the lack of communication from the team’s staff and told reporters, “No one came up to me the whole spring, coaches included, no one asked me how I felt.”

Hurts is in a battle for the starting quarterback job with Tua Tagovailoa, who came off the bench in the second half of the championship game and threw the game-winning touchdown pass in overtime to beat Georgia.

Salute! Serena Williams Loses At Wimbledon But You Have To Bow Down To The Queen Of The Court

(London)  – Angelique Kerber has spoiled Serena Williams’ bid to win her first Grand Slam title since becoming a mother. It was an amazing run by Williams but Kerber claimed her third major championship by easily defeating the tennis G.O.A.T. 6-3, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final.
Serena had been going for her 24th Grand Slam title and eighth Wimbledon crown just 10 months after giving birth. After having her daughter in September and several surgeries due to post-labor complications, Williams said making a comeback at Wimbledon this year was important to her.
Kerber, the former No. 1 player in the world, avenged her loss to Williams in the 2016 Wimbledon final and earned her first title at the All England Club.

Phillies Fan Injured By Flying Hot Dog Launched By Phanatic

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) –  It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia.
Kathy McVay says she was at Monday night’s Phillies game when the team’s mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog launcher. McVay was sitting near home plate and, she says, all of a sudden a hot dog wrapped in duct tape struck her in the face. McVay says she is suffering from a shoulder injury, so she was unable to swat the hot dog away.
She left the game to get checked out at a hospital, and she says she has a small hematoma. The Phillies apologized to McVay on Tuesday and the team has offered her tickets to any game.

Justify Wins Belmont Stakes, Secures Triple Crown

(Elmont, NY) – Justify is the winner of the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes. With the victory, Justify is the 13th horse to complete the Triple Crown and the first since American Pharoah in 2015. Jockey Mike Smith says it took a team effort to accomplish this feat.

Justify jumped out to an early lead and secured a wire-to-wire victory. Gronkowski, named after New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, ended up in second and Hofburg took third. Vino Rosso and Tenfold rounded out the top-five finishers.

Justify is just the second undefeated horse to win the Triple Crown, joining Seattle Slew, who did it in 1977. Smith earned his third Belmont victory and trainer Bob Baffert has his second Triple Crown after winning with American Pharaoh. Baffert is now one of two trainers to win the Triple Crown twice, joining James Fitzsimmons, who accomplished the feat in 1930 and 1935.

Subpoena Could Be Coming To Donald Trump From Colin Kaepernick’s Legal Team

(SW) – The legal team of Colin Kaepernick is expected to subpoena President Donald Trump in the free-agent quarterback’s pending lawsuit against the NFL, according to a Yahoo Sports report.

Vice President Mike Pence is also expected to be asked to testify in Kaepernick’s case that alleges that league owners conspired to keep him unsigned due to his political stances.

The report states the move is designed to uncover what involvement Trump and his advisors may have had in talks regarding the NFL’s intention to keep players from visibly protesting during the playing of the national anthem.