Earl

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Earl is currently the only member of TSB who is in an actual Hall of Fame. Among his many amateur athletic accolades, he is in the Bowling Hall of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri for his multiple 300 games. He has also competed in an amateur golf tournament against Sergio Garcia, and played in the junior college national championships. Now that he's in the real world, he lives out his professional athletic fantasy through a men's house ice hockey team and Sunday morning tee times. Hit him up on twitter for his rants and "colorful" commentary on live games at @EarlTSB.

The Toronto Raptors and the Cleveland Cavaliers should have a date for second round of the NBA playoffs, but I’m not quite sure who’s going to ask who out. The Raptors, who had the Eastern Conference’s best record by four games and claimed home court advantage thought the conference finals, have struggled with the eighth seeded Washington Wizards. Then there’s the underachieving Cleveland Cavaliers who with the highest payroll in the NBA, have looked like a middle of the pack squad against their Central Division foes, the Indiana Pacers.
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Anthony Joshua is the most talked about fighter in heavyweight boxing right now; but that does not mean he is the only contender to potentially be the next undisputed champion of the world. Joshua may be the favourite to be the first man to accomplish the feat since Lennox Lewis. But there are two others who are currently in the frame; one is WBC champion Deontay Wilder, the other is Joseph Parker who Joshua fights on 31 March 2018.
The victor from this bout will unify the IBF, WBA and WBO titles. Joshua is odds on with the bookmakers to achieve this. But, it’s not a good idea to rule out the young Kiwi boxer.
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On Sunday night, seventh ranked heavyweight Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis scored his seventh win in his last eight fights over ninth ranked Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night 126 in Austin, TX.  In typical Lewis fashion, his monstrous power was the difference maker.  Lewis, who spent most of the fight on his back or stomach, managed to fend off the ground and pound and submissions of the quicker Tybura.  Midway through the third round, Tybura attempted a single-leg takedown that Lewis was able to thwart.  With a moment of separation, Lewis looked for a takedown of his own and then hit Tybura with a pair of hooks that wobbled him, and then a third one finished him.  After a loss in his last fight to Mark Hunt, Lewis is now set to face a top 5 opponent again in his next fight.  But who?
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If you enjoy watching NFL games, you’ve probably already heard about the hobby of choosing premiere fantasy football drafts. Many sports fans appreciate the opportunity to craft a dream roster of their favorite players. Participating in this exhilarating hobby allows you to test your player-selection acumen against the decisions made by acknowledged experts in the game. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s something which Premier League teams won’t have to deal with from next season. Many players returned from the international break to brand new clubs and took part in their first round of fixtures with their new teammates. This will all change with the new rules but we still had one more season of deadline day debuts. It was a big weekend for managers who had the first opportunity to showcase their new acquisitions to fans and pundits alike. For some, it was a joyous justification full of optimism but others will be searching their pockets looking for a receipt. Read the rest of this entry »

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics have finally completed the trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, an unprotected 1st round draft pick (via the Brooklyn Nets) and now a 2020 second round pick (via the Miami Heat).

This deal was announced last week, but due to the questionable health of Isaiah Thomas’ hip, the Cavs were looking for additional compensation from the Celtics. With a Thursday morning deadline looming, the Cavs agreed to take the 2020 2nd round pick as the additional compensation for the hip.
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When it comes to boxing mismatches, Mayweather vs McGregor has certainly got people scratching their heads in dumbfounded confusion. The undefeated boxing God – Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather taking on the Notorious UFC champion Conor McGregor. But did you know there were many more mismatches that make this look like a legitimate boxing match?
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71), of Russia, skates with the puck against Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

After Sidney Crosby took a vicious cross check during the first period of game three against the Washington Capitals, the Pittsburgh Penguins have ruled out Crosby for game four of the series. With Crosby’s history of concussions, one could imagine that this might be a longer term issue than just game four. This is the time when the team’s other superstar, Evgeni Malkin, will have the spotlight on him.
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2016 was a truly special year for the UFC.  From the sale of the promotion, to the incredible amount of top-notch events.  As we now come up to the fifth month of the year, UFC 211 is the first mega-card of the year.  There are two title bouts and three other matches on the pay per view portion that could certainly be the main event of a UFC on Fox card. Not to mention, the featured bout on the prelims has one former title holder taking on a top flight contender. Let’s take a look at who’s fighting.
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canopy

A canopy tent can play a crucial role at any sporting event. Canopy tents provide shade and temporary shelter to spectators and athletes, making watching a car race or a golf game more comfortable.

When organizing a sporting event, paying attention to every detail of the logistics is important. So when it comes to canopy tents, what exactly should you look for? Before purchasing that tent you’ve been eyeing, reevaluate these factors that make for a perfect canopy tent.
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