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Boxing wastes marquee weekend to grab a whole lot of attention

Boxing wastes marquee weekend to grab a whole lot of attention
  • Boxing wastes marquee weekend to grab a whole lot of attention FWC: Boxing wastes marquee weekend to grab a whole lot of attention

    The highest-profile fight of Vanes Martirosyan’s 13-year professional boxing career materialized not because of a victory over another ranked opponent, but because of a failed drug test. Not his. Canelo Alvarez’s. Only last month, Martirosyan was waiting for a fight, any fight, as the politics…

  • Best Starting Rotations of the 2000s FWC: Best Starting Rotations of the 2000s

    The Astros’ rotation projects to be the best in baseball in 2018. How those starters will stack up against the best rotations of this century remains to be seen, but one question we can answer now is which rotations set the standard.

  • Ethiopian Soccer Coach Fired For Socking A Ref In The Face FWC: Ethiopian Soccer Coach Fired For Socking A Ref In The Face

    Video replay in soccer sucks, but goal line technology is great. The biggest advocate for the introduction of this tech in Ethiopian soccer is probably the referee of this weekend’s Defence Force vs. Welwalo Adigrat match, since it probably would’ve saved him from getting fed this fist sandwich:Read more…

  • Murphy: Buvac replacing Arsenal boss Wenger would be ridiculous FWC: Murphy: Buvac replacing Arsenal boss Wenger would be ridiculous

    Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy dismissed Zeljko Buvac’s ability to step into management at Arsenal.

  • Video11 Extremely Emotional Moments That Will Make Soccer Fans Out Of All Of Us FWC: 11 Extremely Emotional Moments That Will Make Soccer Fans Out Of All Of Us

    What a beautiful, beautiful game. That time a young Syrian refugee and his family got to sit the stands to watch a soccer game for the first time: In September 2015, the Santos football team in Brazil hosted a visit from 100 Syrian refugees, including 9-year-old Malek (link in Portuguese, but the pics are pretty darling all on their own…

  • Golovkin doesn't want to look ahead to Alvarez rematch, which could happen in September FWC: Golovkin doesn’t want to look ahead to Alvarez rematch, which could happen in September

    In discussing why he’s taking a Saturday replacement bout, Gennady Golovkin made it clear what he feels about Canelo Alvarez — by not once mentioning his name. “I wanted to remain active and I wanted to keep a fight that was scheduled. It was not my fault the first opponent could not fight,” Golovkin…

  • LeBron James Joins 30,000-Point Club FWC: LeBron James Joins 30,000-Point Club

    LeBron James became the youngest player ever with 30,000 career points, scoring 28 points to become the seventh member of the club. However, James couldn’t keep the Cavaliers from dropping their 10th in 13 games in a 114-102 loss at San Antonio.

  • Early 2018 CFB Rankings: 130 to 1 FWC: Early 2018 CFB Rankings: 130 to 1

    There is no offseason in college football. As soon as the 2017 season ended with Alabama’s walk-off win for the national title against Georgia, the 2018 preseason began. That’s right: It’s time to start ranking teams already. All 130 of them.

  • A Baseball Friendship To Celebrate FWC: A Baseball Friendship To Celebrate

    There have been a lot of great baseball friendships to know, none more so than Tim McCarver, the white Catholic catcher from the south, and Bob Gibson, the great African-American pitcher out of Omaha, a bond that has proudly stood the test of time.

  • History of Backup Super Bowl QBs FWC: History of Backup Super Bowl QBs

    Nick Foles will become the rare backup quarterback to start in a Super Bowl for the Eagles against the Patriots. They’re led by Tom Brady, who did the same thing 16 years ago. Let’s look back at how rare it is for replacement QBs to start in the Super Bowl.

  • Vikings' Miracle TD Takes Down Saints FWC: Vikings’ Miracle TD Takes Down Saints

    Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline Sunday on the game’s final play, as Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory over New Orleans and send the Vikings to the NFC championship game at Philadelphia.

  • Bortles Gets Chance to Earn Respect FWC: Bortles Gets Chance to Earn Respect

    The past four seasons have made Blake Bortles into a running joke, a commentary on the state of quarterback play in the NFL. But he has the chance to get the last laugh if he can lead the Jaguars past the Patriots and into the Super Bowl.