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  • MMA and drug testing: The good without the bad? Josh Gross tackles drug testing in his latest podcast (check right column here), bringing on U.S. Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart as a guest. Tygart makes the pitch that the UFC and state commissions should go whole-hog with blood testing, saying athletes otherwise have no incentive to steer clear of human growth hormone and other substances ...
  • Monday Myriad: Bolt flies while U.S. nets wins in tennis and beach volley TRACK AND FIELD Penn Relays: Usain Bolt draws record attendance and clinches the 4×100 relay with a blazing final leg. USA fares well in the rest of the relays. (AP) Drake Relays: Christian Cantwell shot putted real far, Damu Cherry upset Lolo Jones and tied the world lead in the 100m hurdles, Wallace Spearman set a world ...
  • The Ultimate Fighter 17, Episode 3: Second-biggest KO in TUF history Given all the hype about the knockout we know will take place at the end of the episode, it’ll be a challenge to keep us interested for the first 45 minutes. Frank Mir somehow thinks Sonnen blundered by picking Team Jones’s Adam Cella to take on wonderstud Uriah Hall. Team Sonnen is still ticked that Bubba McDaniel ...
  • UFC needs Georges St. Pierre, not vice versa The absurd pressure on Georges St. Pierre to come back to the Octagon tout suite and defend his title against Johny Hendricks one more time sounds like the act of a desperate Ultimate Fighting Championship. The overwhelming consensus is that GSP should have lost Saturday’s fight to Hendricks by every measure except two of the three judges’ scorecards. ...
  • The only MMA conference call transcript you’ll ever need (Classical music fades in and out as if on a distant radio station. It abruptly stops at times, raising hopes that call is about to begin. Then it restarts, dashing those hopes. … 10-15 minutes after the scheduled start time, the music stops.) MUFFLED VOICE: … then he threw the soup. (Others laugh) OPERATOR: This is the UXC ...
  • Tuesday’s headlines: Moscow mourns, Man U in Munich - The Champions League continues today at 2:30 p.m. ET with Bayern Munich-Manchester United (FSN) and Lyon-Bordeaux (FSC), but Wednesday’s action will have a somber tone as CSKA Moscow takes the field two days after a subway bombing that killed 39 people. The club has asked to wear black armbands (Reuters). (TV listings – Soccer ...
  • Friday Myriad: What’s going on this week(end) It’s a relatively slow time for the sports world outside the NBA and NHL, where the Capitals appear to have started breaking my heart. But you won’t be without viewing options this weekend. Read on for all of those (all times ET) and a look at the midweek news: MLS Comedy of errors last night in Toronto. ...
  • ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ tryouts and the soul of MMA fighters Can you look into a mass of humanity and find something wonderfully human? Yesterday in Newark, I shared a long table with Dana White, Joe Silva, ESPN’s Franklin McNeil and other people who had more business being there than I did for tryouts of The Ultimate Fighter. The hotel as a whole was a stunning sight ...
  • The Ultimate Fighter, Season 16, Episode 3: The unexpected The title is “We Have Control,” which brings this to mind (1:45 mark): The ratings really should be higher for this season. Things we see in this episode that we’ve never seen before: A mattress floating (on floaties) in the pool. A witty response to why someone walked at 3 months. An inset video of a coach giving a ...
  • Strange things about the Unified Rules of MMA The legend says that Ken Shamrock has long had a beef about UFC 1, griping that he wasn’t allowed to bring his wrestling shoes into the cage because they were deemed a “weapon,” while Royce Gracie was allowed to wear the gi he used to choke Shamrock into submission. In the years that followed, mixed martial ...
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