All fighters on tomorrow's UFC Fight Night 37 card, including main eventers Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa, weighed in Friday in London. Check out video of the weigh ins below to see all the face-offs and get amped for tomorrow's big event, available in the U.S. on UFC Fight Pass.Read More »from UFC Fight Night 37 weigh ins [VIDEO]
LostLettermen.com, the college football and men's basketball website, regularly contributes to the Yahoo Sports Blogs. Here's a look at the post-retirement life of former NBA player Brian Grant.
Throughout his basketball career, former Xavier star Brian Grant was a fighter.
As both a two-time Midwest Collegiate Conference Player of the Year and a 12-year NBA veteran with the Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns, Grant was lauded for his tenacious rebounding, defense and unwillingness to back down from anyone. (Just ask Karl Malone.)
Retired from playing since 2006, Grant has taken up a different, much more important fight against Parkinson’s disease, with which he was diagnosed in November 2008. His eponymous foundation shifted its focus in 2010 from an all-encompassing charitable organization to one that “empowers those impacted by Parkinson’s to live active and fulfilling lives.”Read More »from Ex-NBA forward Brian Grant on battling Parkinson's: 'I was just happy to make it through alive'
LeBron James might have ditched the clear mask protecting his broken nose during the first quarter of the Miami Heat's Thursday night showdown with the San Antonio Spurs, but by the sound of things, that wasn't the piece of in-game attire he really wanted to leave behind.
After a disappointing shooting night that saw him miss 12 of his 18 field-goal attempts, including 10 of 11 tries outside the paint, as the Spurs thoroughly dismantled the Heat, 111-87, James told reporters that he just didn't feel right in the short-sleeved "El Heat" jersey that he and his teammates rocked as part of the NBA's annual "Latin Nights" celebration:
"I'm not making excuses, but I'm not a big fans of the jerseys," said James, who had 19 points. "Every time I shoot it feels like it's just pulling right up underneath my arm. I already don't have much room for error on my jump shot. It's definitely not a good thing."
James said it affects him on long-range shots especiallyRead More »from LeBron James 'not a big fan' of sleeved jerseys after rough shooting night in loss to Spurs
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Transgender athlete Chloie Jonsson has filed a $2.5-million lawsuit against CrossFit for preventing her from competing as woman in the company's annual fittest woman competition.
The company claims that competitors must compete according to their birth gender, reports CNN.
"The fundamental, ineluctable fact is that a male competitor who has a sex reassignment procedure still has a genetic makeup that confers a physical and physiological advantage over women," reads a letter from CrossFit's lawyer.
Jonsson, who was born male, had gender reconstruction surgery in 2006 and is legally recognized as a female in her home state of California. She is currently on female hormone therapy.
"If I am going to be forced to out myself, I want it to be for the good for all transgendered people and athletes -- not because of a company's discriminatory policies," Jonsson says in a media statement.
Her lawsuit, filed on Thursday, alleges discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress andRead More »from Transgender woman sues CrossFit for discrimination
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic is about twenty-four hours away from fighting in his hometown of Zagreb, Croatia, and his schedule until then will be basic. “Tonight, I will weigh in, eat, then nap and then go train,” he tells Yahoo! Sports Friday, shortly before weighing in to fight fellow legendary kick boxer Remy Bonjasky tomorrow at Glory 14.
“I always train the day before a fight. I will do three, three-minute rounds of fighting and then three, three minute rounds of pads.”
A decade ago, “Cro Cop” was at the height of his kick boxing career, having beaten multiple K-1 Grand Prix Tournament winners and achieving massive fame in Japan. Then, he gave it up to try MMA.
His fearsome combination of punching and kicking power led to great success in the Pride organization, coming just short of the organization’s heavyweight title twice. Even before he left Pride for the UFC, the Croation fighter had become the most successful top kick boxer to transition to MMA.
Now, at 39 years of age, “CroRead More »from Mirko 'Cro Cop' and the love of fighting
- Shane Bacon | Devil Ball Golf – Sat, Mar 8, 2014 12:09 AM SGT
In his first round since withdrawing last week at the Honda Classic, Tiger Woods continued to struggle with his golf game in the early stages of the Cadillac Championship despite a late run that got his round back on track.
Woods, who pulled out on Sunday at the Honda because of back spasms, decided to play this week at Doral despite not hitting a golf shot more than 60 yards all week heading into the event and not seeing all the changes made to a golf course he has won four times on. Tiger made one bogey in his opening nine holes before a weather delay forced players to complete their opening round on Friday, but that was when things really started to go bad for the No. 1 player in the world.
Tiger made just one par on his final nine holes, adding four bogeys, a double-bogey and three birdies to finish at 4-over 76. Woods had a chance to get his round back on track after his double-bogey on the par-4 14th, making three consecutive birdies to get back to 3-over for the day, but hisRead More »from Tiger Woods opens with 4-over 76 at the Cadillac Championship
- Cheryl Tay | Fit To Post Sports – Fri, Mar 7, 2014 5:13 PM SGT
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Passionate about cars and motorsports, Cheryl Tay is a familiar face in prominent local, regional as well as international automotive titles. She is equally enthusiastic about health and fitness and is always on the lookout for the latest workout trends. More of her at CherylTay.sg and on Facebook,Twitter or Instagram (cheryltay11).
If you’ve always fantasised about turning your running hobby into an actual career, your time has come.
The newly-opened Westin Singapore is searching for its first ‘runWESTIN’ concierge, an on-site running and fitness guide for guests and associates.
Responsibilities include bringing hotel guests on runs, creating running maps for them, providing marathon training, and dispensing tips on health and wellness.
It’s a dream job for someone like Southeast Asia Games cycling gold-medallist Dinah Chan, who said she would consider applying for the position if not for her teaching bond with the Ministry of Education.
“This is definitely an interesting career
- Dan Devine | Ball Don't Lie – Fri, Mar 7, 2014 3:11 PM SGT
The Los Angeles Lakers held a seven-point advantage over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night, leading 20-13 after a Jodie Meeks jumpshot with 5:30 remaining in the first quarter. From there, though, Doc Rivers' club went on a little run.
Well, I guess you could call it kind of a big run.
OK, they outscored the Lakers 129-74 for the rest of the game. And it kind of didn't feel that close.
The Clippers destroyed the Lakers on Thursday by a score of 142-94. This wasn't just worse than the 39-point spanking the Clips laid on the Lakers back in January, and it wasn't just worse than the beating the Clips handed the Philadelphia 76ers last month. This was a 48-point annihilation that stands alone as the largest margin of victory in the history of the Clippers franchise, going all the way back to the Buffalo Braves days.
Moreover, though, this was the largest margin of defeat in the history of the Lakers franchise, even worse than the 46-pointRead More »from The Clippers hand the Lakers the worst loss in franchise history: A profile in struggle
- Dan Devine | Ball Don't Lie – Fri, Mar 7, 2014 2:21 PM SGT
Before the Phoenix Suns' Thursday night matchup with the Western Conference-leading Oklahoma City Thunder, Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic spoke with multiple members of Jeff Hornacek's remarkable team about the individual and collective improvements that have propelled the Suns, who were picked by many to contend for the league's worst record, into the thick of the Western Conference playoff chase. Shooting guard Gerald Green downplayed his own leap forward.
“I still feel like I’ve got a lot to learn and a lot to prove," he told Coro. "I still have so much that could get better.”
He took the next step toward proving it Thursday, turning in a career-best performance that breathed life into a reeling Suns team, totally turned the game around and helped Phoenix earn perhaps its best win of the season.
Green scored 41 points — not only a career-high, but also the highest single-game NBA total by anyone who has played in the D-League — on 12 of 22 shooting, including an 8 for 13 markRead More »from Gerald Green scores career-high 41, with 25 in 3rd quarter, to lead Suns past Thunder (Video)
- Brooks Peck | Dirty Tackle – Fri, Mar 7, 2014 2:21 PM SGT
Manchester United manager David Moyes has written a letter to the club's season ticket holders thanking them for their support and offering an honest appraisal of how things have gone thus far in his first year. The following is the first draft of that letter.
A WORD FROM THE BOSS (but first, something from David Moyes):
While I knew this job would be a challenge when I took it on, the nightmarish season full of soul-crushing embarrassments and profound indignities that has haunted our waking hours was not something that I envisaged. I honestly thought we would've had a 20-point cushion atop the league like Bayern Munich right now and Michael Carrick would have 27 goals. In hindsight, I don't know why I thought that, but clearly the scheduling computer is to blame. I am sure you supporters expected just as much this season — maybe even 30 goals from Carrick — and my players, staff and I are all desperate to compensate for that. Just not financially. I never said financially. To beRead More »from The first draft of David Moyes' letter to Man United fans
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