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Bob Arum: Manny Pacquiao at Risk of Brain Damage

Posted on July 05, 2019 by Greg Wilson

As Manny Pacquiao’s welterweight bout with Keith Thurman draws ever nearer, the spotlight begins to intensify on the Filipino as he prepares to step into the ring at the tender age of 40. You wouldn’t believe it, though, as Pacquiao doesn’t seem to have aged at all over the course of his 24-year career. But it is not the facial aesthetics that concern promoter Bob Arum, but rather the damage being done to the organ in the head we can’t see.

Arum has gone as far to say that he feels Pacquiao could be in danger of suffering brain damage if he carries on fighting. It may come across as a sensational thing to say but Arum’s comments aren’t as far fetched as one might think.

Pacquiao made his debut in 1995 and has gone on to fight 70 times, winning 61 times, losing seven and drawing twice. Over those 70 fights, even if he has come out victorious in most of them, Pacquiao has been on the receiving end of some massive blows to the head.

In particular, the Filipino’s loss to Juan Manuel Marquez came after being brutally knocked out by the Mexican in footage that is hard to watch, and this is the type of trauma to the head that Pacquiao needs to stop signing up for, according to Arum. As a father of five, perhaps Pacquiao owes it to his family to lay down the gloves once and for all after the clash with Keith Thurman.

It seems unlikely that will happen but even if it were to be the Filipino’s swansong, he has another 12 rounds left against a man that is considered one of the hardest punchers in the division. He will certainly come in for some chin music at some stage and even if the odds of Pacquiao vs Thurman indicate that the 40-year-old is the slight favorite, the Filipino’s jaw isn’t what it used to be, one sweetly timed punch and it could be all she wrote for Pacquiao on the night.

This obviously is the reality for most boxers in fights but there is a feeling now that every punch that lands square on Pacquiao’s head is putting him in harm’s way in terms of enjoying a healthy retirement at the end of an incredible career. As Bob Arum says, “go play basketball, Manny!”

He is an exceptionally popular fighter is Manny Pacquiao and the entire global boxing fraternity would like to see him with his senses intact once he eventually calls it a day. Having said that, those same fans will also be pinning for a vintage performance from Pacquiao against Thurman which does involve dropping his hands and throwing caution to the wind.

They will probably get it as well because it has always been all or nothing with the Filipino who you get the feeling subscribes to the notion of being more than happy to die trying in life. He’s one a kind type of fighter who can’t get enough of boxing but the hourglass is almost finished and its high time to think about walking away for good.

80 Years Ago: The Iron Horse Says Goodbye

Posted on July 04, 2019 by Dean Hybl

Imagine if one of the most iconic athletes of the current era suddenly retired, announced he had an incurable disease and within two years was dead. That is exactly what happened in 1939 when iconic New York Yankees star Lou Gehrig pulled himself out of the lineup after 2,130 consecutive games and then 80 years ago, on July 4, 1939, said goodbye to New York fans with his famous “luckiest man on the face of the earth” speech.

For 13 years, Gehrig was baseball’s most durable player as he famously was in the lineup every day. But durability wasn’t his only strength, he was also the best first baseman of his generation and was a run-producing machine.

Only Gehrig could push the Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth, into the number three spot in the batting order. He drove in 140 or more runs nine times during his career, including 185 RBI during the 1931 season. In 1934 he claimed the triple crown as he hit .363 with 49 home runs and 166 RBI.

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Things to do to enjoy your Vegas vacation to the fullest

Posted on July 03, 2019 by Zeeshan Khan

If you are visiting Vegas then we can understand how excited you are to discover everything that this place has to offer. There are plenty of things which you can try whenever you are in Las Vegas apart from parting or gambling. If you want to gamble then you can definitely opt for the Online Casino for Cash. Vegas is known to be the party capital of the world and it has a lot of things to offer to different types of travellers.

Irrespective of whether you love to climb or bike, hike or you are a nature lover, you will get many things in here to enjoy. If you are a foodie then you will get amazing mind-boggling gastronomic experience. This place will satisfy both your eyes and stomach. If you want to try out some new things whenever you are visiting Vegas then here is a list of things that you can try.

  • One can visit The Valley Of Fire which is at 1-hour distance from the Sin City. Make sure you are visiting the Valley of Fire State Park and take a drive there because it is the oldest state park. One will be amazed when they will look into the formation of red rocks and it is of different colors and sizes. Whenever the sun will shine brightly on these rocks you will feel that all the rocks are on fire. You must also go to the Nevada Scenic Byway that is at a distance of 10 miles. Here you can see rock shapes that are stunning and you can also encounter petroglyphs. It also has amazing elephants and beehives view. If you are a photographer then you can take a lot of epic Road pictures.
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3 Coaching Tips To Help Your Team Succeed

Posted on June 28, 2019 by Blake Childress

Coaching little league for the first time? Have you been asked to volunteer? Maybe your kid is part of a team! Read our list below and if you follow these essential little league coaching tips it will only help you to have success.

Did you know that the first Little League was established by a man named Carl E. Stotz in 1939. Stotz always had a dream and he was always set on adult supervision to stop bickering on the sandlot. After being turned down by over fifty businesses, Carl finally convinced a lumber company, a dairy, and a pretzel maker to sponsor some of the teams, for $30 each. On June 6, 1939, the first Little League Baseball game was played at Park Point in Williamsport. In 1939, he officially started up the league. The bases were placed 60 ft apart and the pitcher’s mound was placed 40 ft from home plate.

That was a long time ago, but look how far little league baseball has come today. Without further delay coaching is something you should take pride in and below are three ways you can have an impact on your team.

Coaches Listen

Ever heard the saying that we have two ears and one mouth? Well it is so true and something that coaches need to do. Yes as a coach you must get your point across, but you have to understand your players needs and wants. Good coaches listen to their athletes. They take time to understand their athletes and what’s motivating them.  It’s by listening to their athletes and through understanding what’s motivating them that good coaches are able to build strong connections. Listening will in return actually help you as a coach learn and you may not even realize it at the time. Developing connections and listening will allow for trust and respect to be established between you and the players on your team.

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U.S. Open: A Look at the Men’s Favorites

Posted on June 26, 2019 by Claire Philbin

Wimbledon may well be in its primary stages and understandably, all participants’ attentions will be firmly set on the All England Club but the fourth and final major of the year will be next on the agenda. The US Open is set for its 139th edition in August, as Flushing Meadows gets set to host the prestigious event whereby the world’s best players will all compete for a place in US Open folklore.

The favorites for the men’s singles title contain some familiar names as well as a few surprise picks, but their Wimbledon performances will hold plenty of bearing on how their odds shape up nearer the time. Ahead of the start of the tournament on 26th August, we’ll take a closer look at the favorites.

Novak Djokovic 6/4

It’s no surprise to see Novak Djokovic sit top in the US Open men’s winner odds, as the hard-hitting Serbian embarks on his fourth win at Flushing Meadows. Djokovic is the current champion and will be the main man to beat once more. If Djokovic is at his best, it’ll take a monumental effort to stop him.

Rafael Nadal 9/2

The undisputed “King of Clay” will also be looking for his fourth US Open crown, and Rafael Nadal’s price of 9/2 suggests he’ll be there or thereabouts again. Still fresh from his 12th French Open success, Nadal will need to avoid any potential banana skins in the earlier rounds and if he does get to the latter stages, he’ll be very hard to beat.

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5 Simple Exercises That Could Improve Your Physical Fitness

Posted on June 26, 2019 by Eden Ving

Many people presume that doing explosive workouts is the only way to improve one’s fitness. That is correct but one should not ignore the fact that consistency is what yields perfect results. You could be busy and body fats are accumulating so scheduling for explosive workouts could be a problem. You don’t need to worry because burning fats every day is enough to make you shed off extra fats and weight. Below are some of the best exercises you can do to improve your fitness.

Squats

These are simple exercises that many people do to improve their fitness. Normally, people do squats when warming up for bigger exercises so it is not considered by many as an exercise itself. Squats can help people to reduce abdominal fats, fats on the legs and also reduce tummy fat. For those who have fats on gluteal region, this is the best exercise to do at all times. Do 10 sets of squats 3 times a week to make sure you improve your fitness. Squats don’t take a lot of time and it could only last for around 10 minutes and you are done.

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