Boxing announcer David Diamante explains the details of a motorcycle accident

Boxing announcer David Diamante explains the details of a motorcycle accident

David Diamante chokes back tears. If we’re being honest… sometimes, I was. It’s Sunday, and Diamante calls from a hospital bed at NYU Langone Health in New York. The heart monitor beeps in the background. A nurse interrupts the call to check his vitals. Salary drops to take his lunch order. A week ago, Diamante … Read more

Australian Open midterm scores: Ashleigh Barty dominates, ESPN TV coverage falters

Australian Open midterm scores: Ashleigh Barty dominates, ESPN TV coverage falters

We passed the first week of our first major of the year. The defending men’s champion is tossed out, removed from the (and country) lottery by the Australian Minister of Immigration. The defending her title was knocked out by a 20-year-old American woman. Rafa Nadal is 12 sets from becoming the all-time winner of the … Read more

Auburn’s victory over Kentucky showed the power of SEC basketball

Auburn’s victory over Kentucky showed the power of SEC basketball

For more than 24 hours, students camped all over the plaza, desperate for a chance to come in and watch the action. Spending by the general public, to whom tickets are not distributed on a first-come-first-served basis $300 a pop The only sit-down tickets to enter the gym. It’s a familiar sight in Duke’s Krzyzewskiville, … Read more

Women’s Boxing Pounds Top 10 Rankings

Women’s Boxing Pounds Top 10 Rankings

Eddie Hearn was excited. In a recent interview, Hearn, a longtime promoter of Matchroom Boxing, discussed the battle to unify the title. It just wasn’t the rematch that Anthony Joshua had planned with Oleksandr Usyk or Lawrence O’Cole’s hunt for more belts in the cruiserweight. Katie Taylor was Amanda Serrano, who is headed for a … Read more

Football Business: How Coaches Contracts Launched and the NFL Season Ended

Football Business: How Coaches Contracts Launched and the NFL Season Ended

The NFL season ended a week early Sunday night, and with six playoff exits this weekend, 24 of the NFL’s 32 teams are Until 2022. The end comes quickly Having spent almost 30 years in the game, I am still, to this day, stunned by the season-ending finals every year. One day, the team’s facility … Read more

Bill Walton keeps talking about Covid, empty basketball yards

Bill Walton keeps talking about Covid, empty basketball yards

1. You never know what you’ll get from Bill Walton when he calls out a college basketball game for ESPN. During last night’s Oregon-UCLA game, he compared the transfer portal to Tinder, had no idea he had once won a Sixth Man in the NBA and fired off people complaining about the lack of fans … Read more

Holly Holm Discusses UFC Bantamweight Title, Boxing Hall of Fame

Holly Holm Discusses UFC Bantamweight Title, Boxing Hall of Fame

One of the greatest fighters of her generation, Holly Holm’s next stop is an induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. This June, Holm will be inducted as part of the 2022 class at a ceremony in Canastota, New York but that is by no means an indication that she is slowing down. The … Read more

UConn Struggle, UNC Record, Other Surprises in 2021-22 Basketball Season

UConn Struggle, UNC Record, Other Surprises in 2021-22 Basketball Season

With the calendar turning into the new year, the first half of the 2021–22 regular college basketball season is over. Here are the four biggest surprises of the women’s basketball season so far. No. 11 Struggling UConn To the surprise of many, the No. 2 Husky has struggled pre-season so far this season. UConn had … Read more

Is SEC, Alabama’s Playoff Dominance Bad For College Football?

Is SEC, Alabama’s Playoff Dominance Bad For College Football?

Although a group of 5 team smashed the College Football Playoff this year and another (Michigan) program made its debut, the college football season has arrived at a familiar game. Five weeks after playing for the SEC title, Alabama and Georgia are battling for a national championship, ensuring the Conference takes the trophy for the … Read more