Quote of the Day

"If it stinks, it’ll be too late because they’ll already have your money. You swear you won't buy another fight, and you won't -- until the next one."
-- ESPN's Scott Van Pelt, on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight. (“SportsCenter,” ESPN, 6/15)
Thursday June 15, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 197 Print This Issue

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  • Let The Hype Begin

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor made the "once improbable boxing match come to fruition" yesterday when they announced a "154-pound blockbuster bout" for T-Mobile Arena on Showtime PPV scheduled for Aug. 26, according to Manzano & Hill of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Officials are "hoping to move" the BIG3 title game from T-Mobile to the MGM Grand Garden to "clear the year-old arena for the boxing event." Mayweather Promotions as a back-up plan yesterday "received permission to promote an event Aug. 26 at the MGM Grand Garden" during the Nevada Athletic Commission’s monthly meeting. The date for Mayweather-McGregor "creates a mess for Golden Boy Promotions," which will probably "take a hit financially" with the fight jump ...

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  • A New L.A. Story

    Jerry West chooses the Clippers for his latest front-office challenge.

  • Staple Remover

    Clippers may be the next team to build a home in Inglewood.

  • Bucking Tradition

    MLBers will be allowed to bend some rules on Players Weekend.

  • Home Sweet Home

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  • Gaining Stature

    WNBA Players Union President Nneka Ogwumike dishes on the league's next CBA.

  • Midwest's Moment

    USGA ready to prevent any rules debacle at this year's U.S. Open.

  • Q Scores

    San Diego in no rush to replace Qualcomm name on stadium.

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