Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. have verbally agreed to a $250 million pot for their 2015 superfight, but Mayweather has yet to sign the contract.
The much-awaited match between undefeated pound-for-pound U.S. champion, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Filipino eight-division fighter, Manny Pacquiao has all but been finalized, and what's missing is Mayweather's John Doe on the dotted line.
The two fighters met last month and agreed on the terms for a welterweight championship bout in May, but the legitimacy of the fight remains questionable with the absence of the American boxer's signature on the contract. more >>
Floyd Mayweather denied reports claiming he agreed with Manny Pacquiao on the terms of their much-anticipated fight. Reports surfaced over the weekend said that both champion boxers have reached an agreement for a $250 million fight.
Philippine television network GMA News TV first reported the news citing an interview with Pacquiao himself. British publication The Telegraph confirmed the news citing a source close to the WBO welterwight champion, who even hinted that Mayweather was set to officially announce the formal staging of the fight during the NBA All-Star Game at the Madison Square Garden.
However, speaking to David Aldridge of TNT, Mayweather debunked the reports and said, "That's not true. It's just a speculation and rumor." more >>
Lolo Jones is not afraid to take a stand against the new erotic drama that hit theaters recently, "50 Shades of Grey."
Jones, the 32-year-old Olympic hurdler and bobsledding athlete, took to Twitter to speak out about the film after a number of faithful believers have expressed their support for it.
"Funny how some people think there's nothing wrong with 50 shades of Grey," Jones wrote. "God didn't create sex for that purpose. Watch another movie." more >>
The New York Knicks are focusing on a major rebuild right now. The team reportedly agreed in principle with Amar'e Stoudemire for a contract buyout.
According to the Associated Press, New York will abruptly end Stoudemire's $100 million contract, which is supposed to expire by the end of the season, through the buyout.
Frank Isola of the New York Daily News further gave information about the proposed waiver, even hinting that the 6'10" forward/center could end up with a new club by the end of the All-Star break. more >>
The prestigious Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015 has named 12 more deserving candidates to join the list of elite players, coaches and contributors of the ball sport on Saturday.
A report from BleacherReport.com cited NBA's official Twitter account revealing the names of the 12 finalists. They later provided a more comprehensive listing of the names which are as follows:Leta Andrews – Coach Dick Bavetta – Referee John Calipari – Coach Bill Fitch – Coach Tim Hardaway – Point Guard Jo Jo White - Guard Spencer Haywood – Power Forward Robert Hughes – Coach Kevin Johnson – Point Guard Lisa Leslie – Coach Dikembe Mutombo – Center Bo Ryan – Coach
SI.com's Matt Dollinger also tweeter five directly elected people to the list which include John Isaacs, Tom Heinsohn, Louis Dampier, Lindsay Gaze and George Raveling. more >>
An investigator said that the New England Patriots were alerted when he and his companion went to Aaron Hernandez's house following the murder of Odin Lloyd.
In a report by the Associated Press on Saturday, North Attleborough police Detective Daniel Arrighi said that he and a state trooper went to Hernandez's home hours after the dead body of Lloyd was seen near the house on June 17, 2013.
After walking around the house, Arrighi said that they decided to check out the home of the Patriots' assistant coach Joe Judge, who is living beside Hernandez. Arrighi added that Judge called the team's security. more >>