Holyfield opens Mike Tyson trilogy fight talk

first_imgEvander Holyfield has revealed he is in negotiations with former rival Mike Tyson over a trilogy bout and the pair are close to agreeing a deal.Tyson has been teasing a comeback on social media over the past month and has said he would be open to fighting in four round exhibition bouts for charity. Holyfield, who famously had part of his ear bitten off by Tyson in their 1997 rematch, had also been pondering a comeback and is hoping to fight Iron Mike in a charity exhibition for his foundation.Holyfield said: “His people have been talking to my people and we haven’t yet got a solid deal together, but it’s coming that way.“If it happens, then that’s no problem.“The thing is, he was doing something and I was doing something.“When I told people about it, they saw me working out and they kind of put two and two together. “They must be coming together to do this.“But the fact of the matter is, I don’t mind if we do do something like this.“I’d been telling people that I wanted to start doing exhibitions, meaning that with my foundation, the Holyfield Foundation, I wanted to help the kids.“I wanted to come back and be able to show the kids that if you take care of your body at a young age, if you don’t get bad habits, then at an old age you ain’t got to be worried about what type of person you’re going to be.”However, Carl Froch has warned Tyson against accepting a third fight against Holyfield, saying: “I mean if you’re in your 30s and been retired a year or two I’d say no, don’t bother, because you can never be what you was. “During your 50s you should not even be considering it.“I’ve seen Mike Tyson, he looks explosive and he looks fantastic for the five second clip I’ve seen of him on Instagram.“But we’re talking about three minute rounds for 12 rounds or a two minute round if it’s professional boxing.“There’s a reason why these people retire, because they can’t do it anymore.”RelatedPosts Mike Tyson comeback fight postponed Mike Tyson beats up seven prostitutes Mike Tyson to face Roy Jones Jr —Tags: Evander Holyfieldmike tysonTrilogy fightlast_img read more

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp not hiding behind injuries

first_img “We lost Mama (Sakho) in a perfect situation, he came back (against Watford) and of course had problems because it was the worst game for all of us. “Now Dejan has not a had a long break, he was in perfect shape before he left now we have to see what will happen. “I would like to defend a 1-0 but not always strike back after a 0-1. We need to be concentrated from the first second.” Saturday will be Liverpool’s first match at Anfield since Klopp’s well-publicised salute to the Kop when he encouraged all his players to hold hands and thank the fans for the support they showed in cheering the side on as they snatched a last-gasp draw against the Baggies. He was surprised to find himself roundly criticised after that action was interpreted as celebrating a point at home to a mid-table side but the German’s motives were part of a strategy aimed at garnering greater affinity between players and fans. “It is really interesting for me as it is the first time in my life I have lived in a foreign country and I thought I knew a lot about England because I’ve been here a few times and I enjoyed it always,” he said. “We look similar but it seems in some ways we are really different. “It was a decision in the moment, I never planned it and thought ‘If we made a draw against West Brom maybe we should’. “I would like to be cooler but I am pretty emotional, you can see it in my face sometimes. “Sometimes I laugh more than I should, sometimes I look more angry than I should and sometimes no one knows what my face should mean. “I like to be close with the fans but it is not a thing from one side, I cannot say, ‘Come on, let’s do this together’ we have to build it up. That is how it should be in football. “For me it is always a common fight, always together.” Leicester’s visit presents a significant challenge for Klopp’s side but he stressed that should not come as a shock to anyone now. “I am not surprised any more, no one is surprised any more, this is really quality and it is deserved,” he said of the Foxes. The German has half-a-dozen senior players unavailable as he heads into a period of nine matches in 31 days as centre-back Martin Skrtel was the latest to be added to the list with a hamstring problem which is likely to sideline him for six weeks. Striker Daniel Sturridge was effectively ruled out of the festive programme after Klopp said his recovery from a hamstring injury sustained at Newcastle at the start of the month would probably take at least a further 10 days, pushing back his previously anticipated return. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will not allow injuries to be an excuse as he seeks to turn around their dip in form. Midfielder James Milner also misses the Boxing Day visit of Premier League leaders Leicester – although goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and defender Dejan Lovren will return – as Klopp attempts to arrest a sequence of four matches without a win, the worst run of his short time in charge. “Daniel is still doing his little pre-season, his intensive training, and he will do this for seven, eight, nine or 10 days and then we will see what happens then,” said the Reds boss. “Martin is now missing and that is not perfect but it is not our place to complain about this. “Martin is a tough guy and he usually recovers quick but we can’t put pressure on him. “We have to wait a few weeks and that is bad news for us.” It is also bad news defensively as Liverpool have shipped seven goals in their last three league matches, two apiece to Newcastle and West Brom and three at Watford – the first inside three minutes – last weekend. Klopp is desperate for his side to become more resilient and but knows an ever-changing backline does not help. “I would like to change centre-halves sometimes because of the big number of games but not because we have to only because we want to and that is what we couldn’t do in the last few weeks because one of the boys was injured,” he added. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Tennis News Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal make joint decision to stand for ATP Player Council

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Montreal: World number two Rafael Nadal said that he and long-time rival Roger Federer made a joint decision to stand for the ATP Player Council. The 33-year-old Spaniard, an 18-time Grand Slam singles winner, confirmed the choice by the pair of icons at the ATP Montreal Masters after reaching the quarter-finals by beating Argentina’s Guido Pella 6-3 6-4 on Thursday. Federer, a 20-time Slam singles champion, and Nadal were elected by fellow players to fill two of the vacancies caused by the resignations of Robin Haase, Jamie Murray and Sergiy Stakhovsky prior to Wimbledon.     “We decided to be together out there,” Nadal said. “I will not be alone there. He will not be alone there. Both of us can (combine to) be a good power, good help for the sport in some way — hopefully in a better way. We are here to help and to know a little bit better what’s going on. Last year have been some up and downs in a lot of things.”      Controversy has arisen over the past months concerning various issues, with ATP Council president Novak Djokovic often on the opposite side of discussions from Nadal and Federer. The world number one Serb has clashed with many fellow players with disagreements centred on the decision to dispense with the services of ATP chief executive Chris Kermode, a popular figure in tennis.     Splits widened at Wimbledon when Djokovic was taken to task over his relationship with the disgraced Justin Gimelstob. Former player Gimelstob, who has sat on the player council, pleaded no contest to assault charges in Los Angeles earlier this year for attacking a man in front of his wife and children at Halloween in 2018.     Djokovic has come under fire for refusing to rule out a possible return to the board for Gimelstob.     “I have a friendly relationship with Justin,” said Djokovic at Wimbledon. An ATP spokesman said that Nadal and Federer, who turned 38 Thursday, will begin their roles with immediate effect and will serve until the end of the existing term, which runs through to Wimbledon next year.     Important things to do     “(There have been some) tough moments in terms of discussions — a lot of important things to have to be done,” Nadal said in a vague reference to various ATP situations.     “I will try and give my opinion after more than 15 years on the tour. I can probably give a different perspective on how the game has to be or things that we can add. It’s just trying to help the game to be better. If I am there, I believe that I can be helpful.”      Djokovic, who won his 16th Slam singles crown last month at Wimbledon, will try to defend his title at the upcoming US Open.     “Novak has been there for a while. We have been there in the past. It’s good that players are interested in what’s going on in our sport,” Nadal said.  “(Over) all of our careers, Roger and I cared a lot about this sport. There are a lot of things that have been going on. We want to be part of it. That’s why we are there now.”center_img Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slam titles.Rafael Nadal has won 18 while Novak Djokovic has won 16.Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in Wimbledon.last_img read more

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Carlos Puyol Ignites Uyo Fans with UCL Trophy Tour

first_imgThe quiet city of Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State, erupted with ecstasy moments the long awaited UEFA Champions League Tour got underway yesterday morning when former Barcelona defender Carles Puyol brought the famous Big Ears, the UEFA Champions League trophy sponsored by Heineken to the public glare.The symbolic entry first at the Emerald Event Centre where the world press conference took place was backed by an ensemble of former Nigeria internationals; Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Mutiu Adepoju Austin Eguavoen and ‘Gentle Giant’ Uche Okechukwu, Puyol held aloft the UCL trophy on stage for the first public view of the iconic UEFA Champions League trophy.The three-time winner of the Champions League with FC Barcelona, Puyol addressed the gathering that also had in attendance, indigenes of the state. He explained that his excitement at coming to Uyo and being able to see the Super Eagles legends who he played against as the Star Shine Shine Bobo Team during the ‘Unmissable Game’ at the Uyo International Stadium later in the day.“I am very happy to be here in Nigeria for the UEFA Champions League Tour and I am very excited for the match tonight,” Puyol remarked.He also stated that the Champions League always holds great memories for him and he is happy to continuously be associated with the competition.“The title in 2006 was significant for me because Barcelona had not won the Champions League for a long time. It also has extra significance because my father actually came to the stadium to see me play before he died,” he explained as the audience all applauded the emotion family moment shared.Nigeria Breweries MD, Jordi Borrut-Bel expressed the delight of the company at bringing the ‘Unmissable Match’ to Uyo in partnership with the state government.Marketing Director Emmanuel Oriakhi stated that Uyo is the perfect place to be for football in Nigeria and remains excited that the city’s residents turned out en-masse for the event.Later in the afternoon before the ‘Unmissable’ match, the officials of Nigerian Breweries with the Ambassador paid a courtesy visit to the State Governor, Udom Emmanuel and thereafter it was the turn of the general public to have a fair share of the excitement powered by Heineken when the iconic Big Ear went on road show which afforded the passionate fans to have a view of the trophy before the final destination to the stadium for the football match.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Syracuse’s zone has caught opponents off guard, but Marquette will be ready

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 29, 2013 at 4:42 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu Related Stories Syracuse prepares to limit Gardner after Marquette center scored 26 points in last meetingLast time they played: Marquette 74, Syracuse 71How Marquette got to the Elite Eightcenter_img WASHINGTON — Marquette head coach Buzz Williams made his way past his school’s band and the Golden Eagles fan base, receiving congratulatory messages for his team’s Elite Eight berth along the way before taking a seat on press row.But the celebration was over for the head coach. It was time to get back to work.So Williams, who traded his shirt and tie for a blue Marquette pullover, scribbled notes on a piece of paper as Syracuse and Indiana played out the second half at the Verizon Center. But in Saturday’s Elite Eight matchup with the Orange, pitting Big East rivals against each other, there are no secrets. And Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, who isn’t a fan of poring over film for hours on end anyway, said scouting simply isn’t a factor.“We know what we need to do,” Boeheim said. “It’s always – everybody in this business knows what they need to do. It’s a question of if you can execute it in the game.”The team that executes the best on Saturday will earn a trip to Atlanta for the Final Four. As Boeheim said, Syracuse knows what it needs to do to make that happen. The players don’t need to go back to their regular-season contest with the Golden Eagles to remember crumbling on the offensive glass down the stretch and watching their opponent go to the free-throw line 35 times in a 74-71 loss – SU’s third to its Big East rival in their last four meetings.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMarquette doesn’t need to cram for its battle with Syracuse, either. The 2-3 zone, which has been a force during the Orange’s run through the East Region, is something guard Junior Cadougan went as far to say his team’s comfortable going against. The element of surprise and shock at SU’s athletic and active defense is no longer in play.Syracuse will be more than ready for the 6-foot-8, 290-pound forward Davante Gardner after he battered them inside for 26 points back in February. Brandon Triche and his teammates are well versed in Marquette’s grind-it-out style of play built inside and at the foul line.“They impose their will,” Triche said. “That’s what they’re known for. They do whatever amount, 70 ‘paint touches’ or whatever, I’m sure they had 70 against us.“That’s how they win.”In the Feb. 25 tilt at the Bradley Center, that’s exactly how the Golden Eagles triumphed. Syracuse had no answer for Gardner, who went 7-for-7 from the field and 12-for-13 from the charity stripe.Looking back on the loss, Boeheim remembers the Golden Eagles’ 15 offensive rebounds as a decisive factor. Boosted by that effort, they went to the foul line 35 times. Marquette finished second in the conference in free throw shooting at 72.9 percent, and Gardner finished third at 84.4 percent.The big man relishes his opportunities at the line. With an MU Sweet 16 victory in hand and time running out in the second half, Gardner found himself standing at the line with the ball in his hands.Then, the “automatic” chants started from the Marquette crowd. Gardner ate it up, looking to the fans to acknowledge their support before knocking down all four of his attempts in the waning moments. Marquette went 14-for-19 from the stripe in its 71-61 victory over the Hurricanes.The free throws still stick with assistant coach Gerry McNamara as a key to this game.“Keep them off the free throw line 37 to 40 times,” McNamara said. “I think it was somewhere in that range to what we did in the first meeting and some of those fouls could be correctable and some of it’s positioning.”A split second later, McNamara returned to the familiarity between the two teams.“We know what they do,” he said, “they know what we do.”Vander Blue offered the same answer before saying he didn’t watch the Orange’s 11-point win over Indiana to advance.The MU guard didn’t even consider it. After three years playing Syracuse, there was nothing more to learn. He’ll be ready for the zone, and he knows what each of SU’s playmakers contribute.“We know Syracuse like the back of our hand so we don’t have to watch as much,” Blue said.Still, there was Williams, jotting down tidbits even when it became clear the Golden Eagles would be battling the Orange on Saturday. Admittedly a scouting nut, Williams leaves no stone unturned. He said his staff’s watched Syracuse’s last six games and he utilizes analytics on teams and individuals when preparing for a game.But when the game starts on Saturday, Boeheim said, it all comes down to how well the players execute.“It’s not what the coaches know or what you know,” Boeheim said. “It’s what the players know and how they execute.” Commentslast_img read more

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Wales sidelined for 2nd day of practice at Fort Drum

first_img Published on August 14, 2013 at 5:37 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Fort Drum, N.Y. —  Beckett Wales was not in pads and did not participate in Syracuse’s practice at Fort Drum on Wednesday afternoon. The tight end watched from the sideline and had ice wrapped around his calf during a portion of practice.On Tuesday, coach Scott Shafer was asked about his depth at the tight end position. He acknowledged that the team’s second and third options have not yet emerged.“There’s good things going on with that group, but really no solid two or three yet,” Shafer said. “I think we’re letting them fight that thing out. It’s still early enough.”That was before the loss of the clear-cut starting tight end. Last season, Wales caught 35 passes for 389 yards, including two touchdowns.Linebacker Josh Kirkland was also out of pads for the third straight practice on Wednesday. Defensive lineman Tyler Marona and tackle Kyle Knapp were also not present at practice. On Tuesday, Shafer wouldn’t confirm or deny whether they made the trip to Fort Drum with the team.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Superlatives from Syracuse’s 78-71 loss to Georgetown

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 17, 2016 at 2:22 pm On Pearl Washington Day in the Carrier Dome, Syracuse (6-4) fell to its old Big East rival Georgetown (7-4), 78-71, despite a career-high 29 points from Tyler Lydon. In its last chance at a somewhat respectable nonconference win, the Orange came up short and now the panic button moves a little bit closer to head coach Jim Boeheim’s hand.Here are the superlatives from Syracuse’s loss Saturday.The Big Moment – Jonathan Mulmore’s 3 to put GU up sevenWith under three minutes left in the game and Syracuse trailing by four, Mulmore hit a wide-open 3-pointer from the right wing to give the visitors their biggest lead of the day. While the make didn’t completely bury SU, it gave the Hoyas enough of a cushion in the final minutes to pull out a victory despite Lydon’s best attempt to rescue the Orange.Stud – Tyler LydonAdvertisementThis is placeholder textEven if it’s only one game for now, the sophomore’s offensive struggles vanished as he racked up a 12-for-13 day from the field. After nailing a 3-pointer to give the Orange a 40-38 lead, Lydon wagged three fingers in the air toward the SU bench and and stuck out his tongue. That Lydon has rarely showed up this season, but he got back on track for now with Syracuse’s best individual performance of the season.Dud – Frank HowardIn SU’s two games prior to facing the Hoyas, the sophomore point guard shot 0-of-14 from the field. His offensive struggles carried over to Saturday, with Howard shooting 2-of-6 en route to only four points. He committed six turnovers, four of which came on errant passes that Georgetown easily telegraphed to intercept. His last one, a swing pass that Rodney Pryor easily picked off, earned Howard a temporary seat on the bench as Boeheim turned to Tyus Battle in the backcourt along with John Gillon.Highlight – Lydon’s and-1 dunkOn Lydon’s flashiest play of his career-high scoring day, he received a bounce pass from Taurean Thompson at the end of a cut to the hoop. The sophomore threw it down on Pryor, before hanging on the rim with one hand for emphasis. The dunk cut Georgetown’s lead to two at the time. You could pick any number of Lydon’s buckets, but this one had the biggest exclamation point, despite the game’s result.Lowlight – Every one of Howard’s turnoversHoward ranked 10th in the country in assists coming into Saturday’s game, but the often skilled passer struggled mightily to take care of the ball against Georgetown. Each giveaway earned a stern reprimand from Boeheim, including a “Horrible. Horrible. Horrible” after one. The sophomore’s six turnovers led Syracuse’s 13 total giveaways as the Orange couldn’t protect the ball in arguably its worst loss of the year. Commentslast_img read more

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World Series Game 3 marathon: Dodgers take it to the Max, win in 18 innings

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire center_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start The longest game in World Series history ended at 12:30 a.m. Saturday on Max Muncy’s opposite-field home run that gave the Dodgers at 3-2 victory, and cut their deficit in the series to 2-1. More to come soon.Final box score | Game 3 photos | Game 3 highlightsTrouble viewing on a mobile device? See full stream. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more

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Five new cases of COVID-19 in our listening area — 19 new deaths statewide

first_imgWinnebago81 Floyd10 Mitchell4 Hospitalized Hancock4 Franklin8 Hancock141 Cerro Gordo15 Mitchell51 Hancock3 Worth3 Wright Cerro Gordo22 Kossuth JOHNSTON — As of 11 o’clock this morning, only five new cases of COVID-19 had been reported in our listening area in the previous 24 hours, two in Winnebago County with single cases in Hancock, Kossuth, and Mitchell counties.The immediate listening area’s number of confirmed cases stands at 229 — 124 in Wright; 22 in Cerro Gordo; 18 in Floyd; 15 in Butler; 14 in Hancock; 12 in Winnebago; eight each in Franklin and Kossuth; five in Mitchell; and three in Worth.80 area COVID-19 cases have fully recovered, with two new recoveries being reported. Nine people in our area remain hospitalized.Looking at state numbers during the same 11:00 AM yesterday to 11:00 AM today period, 19 more deaths were reported for a total now of 485; 597 more positive cases have been identified for a total of 18,256; 417 more people have recovered for a state total of 9859. Area Total2295 Franklin5 Floyd2 Wright161 Area Total9 Area Total802 Kossuth81 Winnebago122 Winnebago Floyd18 Worth Confirmed CasesNew Cases Butler12 Cerro Gordo1 Franklin1 Butler15 Mitchell Butler2 RecoveredNew Recovered Worth3 Wright124 Kossuth3last_img read more

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From Intern to Employee: Mosaic Marketing Studio Hires Tamika Pearman, MBA

first_imgFacebook11Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Mosaic Marketing StudioMosaic Marketing Studio is pleased to announce the addition of Tamika Pearman to the Olympia-based team. Pearman worked as a marketing intern at Mosaic throughout the past year while finishing her master’s degree at Saint Martin’s University (SMU).Tamika Pearman joins Mosaic Marketing. Photo credit: Heather Harris, Elements PhotographyPearman completed her MBA work at SMU in December and officially joined Mosaic as an employee in March 2017. She is ‘first chief officer of digital media’ and will manage social media marketing for over a dozen of Mosaic’s clients and specializes in all forms of digital media marketing. “Tamika is a hard-working professional, a fast learner—especially adept at understanding new technology—and is the most fun person to be around,” said Mosaic’s owner, Natasha Ashenhurst. “Her work as an intern played a significant role in our success last year, and we are honored she chose Mosaic after graduation.”Ashenhurst and Pearman met while working on their MBAs together at SMU and enjoyed collaborating on class projects. When Pearman heard of an opening at Mosaic, she jumped at the chance to join the boutique marketing and communications firm. In addition to her MBA, Pearman has a BA in Political Science from the University of Washington and she recently received her Green Belt certification in Lean Six Sigma.Pearman enjoys spending time with her family, live music and traveling to unique places. She is passionate about marketing and is excited about being the newest member of Mosaic Marketing Studio. Natasha Ashenhurst founded Mosaic Marketing Studio in 2013, and the firm specializes in strategic communications for smaller businesses and nonprofits.last_img read more

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