A missing $80,000 betting slip and a $250 million fight -- just another Friday for Floyd. Go all access with Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. on his ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue cover shoot. Make sure to purchase his fight Saturday night (9 ET, HBO PPV, $59.95) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena here. Enjoy.
"You know who you look like?" We've all heard that phrase at one point or another. For the most part, the comparisons tend to be way off and we just simply laugh it off. However, after being repeatedly told that he looked like a celebrity, Minnesota Vikings running back Caleb King wasn't in the laughing mood and took it out on the guy. King was attending the birthday party of a 21-year-old female friend in Oak Grove when he took offense to the victim teasing King “about his resemblance to Eddie Murphy” about 3:15 a.m. [See & Read More]
Injuries have been and will always be a part of sports. But what happens when a slight tweak or tear becomes far worse and possibly career-ending? That's the concern facing Chicago's Derrick Rose. At only 23 years old, Rose has built up quite the impressive résumé. However, much of his NBA career has been plagued by one sideline stint after another.
For a large portion of this shortened NBA season, Rose has spend a lot of time nursing his right foot and ankle injuries. But who's to blame for the recurring DL visits? According to Chicago's star point guard, it may have a lot to do with how the Bulls' training staff has treated his ailments. [Read More]
Pat Summitt is stepping aside as Tennessee's women's basketball coach and taking the title of "head coach emeritus," with longtime assistant Holly Warlick being promoted to replace the sport's winningest coach. The 59-year-old Summitt will report to the athletic director and help the women's program she guided to eight national titles. She said she supports Warlick, her assistant for 27 years and a three-time All-American playing for Summitt, as her replacement and wants to ensure the stability of the program. [See & Read More]
Lindsey Vonn, the skier who made a splash after winning alpine skiing gold at the Vancouver Olympics, found out she owes the government $1,700,000 in back taxes for the year she won that gold. According to the Detroit News, the IRS filed a $1,705,437 tax lien against Vonn and her estranged husband Thomas on April 2nd with the Elko County Recorder in Nevada. [Read More]
In his prime, Mike Tyson was one of the most celebrated athletes of all time. Through out the ’80s and ’90s, there wasn’t a professional boxer in the world who held a candle to his razor sharp precision. His trademark right hook, uppercut combo knocked out the biggest names in the sport, earning him the nickname Iron Mike.
With the distinction of being the youngest heavyweight-boxing champion in history, he pulled in a $300 million fortune. But over the years, Tyson’s boxing career unraveled and he became better known for his antics outside of the ring. [See & Read More]
Life outside the NFL has been extremely difficult for Charles Rogers, to say the least. After a brief three-year stint in the league, Rogers faced a plethora of legal troubles, including violating his probation and multiple DUIs. All of which doesn't include his much publicized, long-term battle with marijuana use. However, everything that the former Detroit Lions receiver has done wrong in his past pales in comparison to a recent discovery of his off-the-field issues. [Read More]
Despite the fact that he's led the Arkansas football team to a 21-5 record over the past two seasons, Bobby Petrino has officially been relieved of his duties as the head coach of the Razorbacks. As we told you late last week, Petrino had been on the hot seat for getting into a motorcycle accident on April 1st with a 25-year-old girl named Jessica Dorrell who he was having an affair with and who had just been hired by the Arkansas football team and then trying to cover the whole thing up. [See & Read More]
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, saying he hopes Lamar Odom's departure is "addition by subtraction," confirmed that a heated halftime confrontation between the owner and 13-year veteran was the breaking point that prompted the team and player to part ways. During halftime of his final game with the Dallas Mavs, Odom and Cuban had the exchange in the visitors locker room Saturday night in Memphis. [Read More]