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Jose Canseco Loses Fight with 60 Year Old Man

This can’t be good for Jose Canseco’s self-esteem. To be fair, Canseco probably doesn’t have a whole lot of that left anyway. Two weeks ago we told you that the former steroid user and 40-40 man was planning to fight a 60-year-old man on July 9th before an Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball game. The fight happened and Canseco experienced a similar result to many of his other fights — a loss. He’s now 0-3-1 after falling to 60-year-old Gary Hogan, an assistant athletic director at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. While it doesn’t include all the action, this video gives you a good idea of how things went. Let me tell you, they did not spare blows. Here’s the Jose Canseco fight video vs Gary Hogan courtesy of Arkansas Sports 360:

Those guys were really going at it, trying to brutally punish each other. It’s actually surprising they didn’t even use head gear to protect themselves. Guess Canseco doesn’t have many brain cells left to protect anyways. After this display, will Canseco finally give up? You would think he’d be choosing a new profession soon.

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Jose Canseco Goes Down in Defeat [Arkansas Sports 360]
Video Credit: You Tube user ArkansasSports360

Heat Throw Three Kings Intro Party

The Miami Heat threw an introduction party for their new star players on Friday night, dubbing the event a celebration of their “Three Kings.” Dwyane Wade literally took center stage, with Chris Bosh and LeBron James flanking him on the wings. As of now, it’s clear that Wade is the core of Miami’s team as the only incumbent member, but we’ll see how long that lasts. The party was nothing short of a rock concert and was quite the spectacle. It was even more attention-grabbing than when Tom Izzo rode in on a motorcycle for midnight madness. You have to see this video of the Miami Heat’s Three Kings introduction party:

The players were treated like royalty and were handed keys to the city. LeBron said they were gunning for not one, two, three, four, five, or six, but seven — SEVEN! — championships. He also is so confident in the star’s abilities he said Pat Riley can join them on the wings and they’d still win. The difference between the Celtics of 2008 and how this team appears is attitude; Boston’s stars were willing to share the ball and spotlight while these guys are cocky and acting like they’ve already won just by signing a piece of paper. The Lakers, Celtics, and Magic will probably remind them it’s not that easy.

Video Credit: YouTube user Jimbroni27

Fight Breaks Out at Tour de France

Someone needs to tell these pro cyclists that they are not members of the Hells Angels. During Friday’s heated stage 6 of the 2010 Tour de France, Carlos Barredo found himself in the midst of a little scuffle with rival Rui Costa. The video tape shows Barredo, identified as the gentleman in the Quickstep uniform wielding a bicycle wheel over his head, literally fights Costa to the ground before the two riders were separated.

I’m honestly not sure how two professional cyclists get to the point in their minds where they say, “lets drop the bikes and do this.” The Tour slapped each cyclists with a fine, and that’s exactly what needed to happen. While there is no place for fighting in professional cycling (I can’t believe I have the opportunity to actually say that), I might suggest that the WWE take a page out of Barredo’s book and integrate a bike wheel into their next pay-per-view event. Check out this video of cyclists fighting at the Tour de France via Break Sports:

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Tour De France Rider Hits Opponent With Wheel [Sports Break]

Why LeBron Is No Longer “The King”

For most of his career, LeBron James has been referred to as “King James.” Well, I don’t want to hear that anymore. I’m not bitter about the fact that he won’t be wearing a Chicago Bulls jersey — it was a far-fetched dream anyways. But I’ll give you some reasons why he is no longer basketball royalty in my books:

1. Head Games: Granted, LeBron isn’t the only one who played head games with everyone during this free agency period, (Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are just as guilty) but it was all completely ridiculous. I mean seriously, what a crappy way to announce your decision. LeBron set things up in Greenwich, Connecticut about 10 minutes away from the New York Knicks training facilities. He also requested an address change for a branch of his company from Cleveland to Chicago, and I’m sure there’s more but my head still hurts with anger. If you’re leaving, fine. Leave. Don’t be such a diva about it.

2. The “Decision”: Again, I was stricken with anger when I heard about this hour long special that ESPN hosted for LeBron. Please tell me why that was necessary? Everyone was already hanging on your every word to begin with. And don’t give me the whole “it was for charity” crap because he’s so rich he could have given them just as much money while avoiding the spectacle and it wouldn’t have impacted his bank accounts at all.

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Cleveland Paper Has Bitter Front Page

The news of  Lebron James’ decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and head for the Miami Heat is still fresh in the minds of every sports fan–especially if you live in Cleveland. The front page of the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Friday morning shows just how bitter the fans and people of Cleveland are about James’ decision.

Pay close attention to the little arrow pointing to James’ hand. I don’t blame the people of Cleveland for being bitter, although Dan Gilbert could have handled it a little better. One of the best things about their city just decided to publicly humiliate them and leave for sunny South Beach. Of course they’re upset. Check out the cover of the Cleveland Plain Dealer the day LeBron announced he was leaving:

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Mo Williams Chimes in on LeBron

Mo Williams has decided to share his thoughts about LeBron James‘ departure from Cleveland via Twitter — the NBA’s favorite communication medium.  I have to say, it’s refreshing to see a member of the Cavs organization react somewhat rationally to the situation.  That certainly wasn’t the case with Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert, as we all know after reading his instant classic of a letter to the fans.  We didn’t see it from their jersey-burning fans either, who are understandably upset.  Here’s Mo Williams’ reaction to LeBron James signing with the Heat, courtesy of The Sporting Blog:

Well f—, I gotta be honest. I’m sick as a dog. I feel like my heart has been pulled out. But I’m happy for my friend. S———

The only thing, and I mean the only thing I disagree with is…. If he knew somewhere else was the destination. He should have spared cle On national tv. But this was history so we might not understand the magnitude today. But when we look back on this, we might not Never see this again.

I know we all angry, mad, disappointed. But remember that’s a triple double walking. Let’s pray he have a change of heart 2nite. It is the The night of the unexpected. Who am I kidding

I’m still can’t believe he gone y’all. 4real no bs. I think we all took it for granted and thought it was a nobrainer and he was resighning

The person that I feel most sorry for is mike brown. He is a really good coach.

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Tennessee Vols Get in a Brawl

Rhymes, right?  A little?  I tried.  Anyway, “seven to 10″ Tennessee Volunteer football players got into a brawl at Bar Knoxville in Knoxville Thursday night, according one of the bar’s owners.  Actually, based on her account it doesn’t sound like it was much of a brawl.  Her description makes it pretty clear that it was a bunch of football players beating down on some guy.  Here’s co-owner Sandy Morton’s account of the incident, courtesy of the Chattnooga Times Free Press:

Basically, it was a normal Thursday night — Thursday’s our big night,” Morton said. “We had all the UT football players come in. They’re on a first-name basis with my husband (and co-owner), and they get VIP status, which means they pay no cover at the door. We’ve never had a problem with them in the past, but tonight, apparently they had a falling out with another gentleman. I don’t know why. I don’t know what happened, but several of the guys started beating up the other customer. I want to guess there was seven to 10 guys beating up this one gentleman.

“All the security then rushed in and were trying to break it up. My husband saw them picking up bar stools and starting to swing them. We got them out the door with security. There happened to be a friend of ours who was an off-duty police officer outside. He tried to help, and he ended up getting knocked out in the street and proceeded to be kicked while he was down on the ground in the middle of Cumberland.”

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