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Manny Pacquiao Reveals Last Fight For 2016, Following With His Retirement In Boxing

Posted On: October 31, 2015

After making history as the most profitable event in boxing, when he went one on one with Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao will be brigning the one, two punch for the last time before he hangs up his gloves for good.

In a recent published article by ESPN, Bob Arum who is a promoter for Top Rank was interviewed by the sports mews media highlighting an upcoming Manny Pacquiao fight in April of 2016. During the interview, Arum revealed the retirement of Pacquiao from boxing.

"I'm telling you what he told me last week at dinner in New York."

"Manny told me this fight on April 9 will be his last fight," Bob Arum stated

Arum also talked about Manny Pacquiao transitioning into another level in his life, by going into politics further in his homeland and keeping his vision steered at becoming a politician.

 "We talked very seriously, and he said, 'Bob, hopefully, by the middle of May I will have been elected senator in the Philippines, and at that point I cannot engage in boxing because I need to focus on the senate and I have to be in attendance.'

Pacquiao's currently a congressman for Sarangani province and qualified to participate during the senate's election.

Check out the footage for Manny Pacquiao's retirement which was broadcast by Complex News.

News Source: ESPN and Complex


Blake Griffin Gets 'In The Zone' In New Kia 2016 Commercial

Posted On: October 31, 2015

Getting 'In The Zone' is an elevated state of consciousness for creatives, those who meditate and a state of tranquility for most. It's a sense of calmness, an nner peace and a fifth, sometimes sixth dimension creatives travel to from time to time. It's an elated sense of doing the impossible and of course, a walking on cloud type of feeling.

For their 2016 Commercial Ad, Kia gets In The Zone by incorporating the effects of this elevated state of consciousness, exhilaration into their latest marketing strategy.

To present their new product the 'Optima,' Kia teams up with NBA's Blake Griffin to pitch the selling point of In The Zone being: the height of elevation with Griffin up in the air (flying), not sweating a thing with his feet up, chillin' and reading a newspaper.

Blake is officially In The Zone and a driver pulls up whippin' Kia's new Optima and asks Blake where he's at because he somehow got lost ridin' his new wheels. Although, he got there in the speed of time. Blake informs the driver he is In The Zone and got there because of his new Kia Optima car. Blake also lets the driver know, that he is in the middle of playing an intense game of basketball, the driver perplexed questions Blake about his calm demeanor and relaxed state. Griffin all nonchalant replies, he's In The Zone.

In the visuals of the commercial, it features others people In The Zone rockin' an electric guitar, a ballerina dancing around in a tutu, a ski sports fanatic doing a 360 and a biker reaching levels beyond his imagination.

Check out the commercial clip below.


Corporate Businesses Sign Deal With The NBA For Logo Jerseys

Posted On: October 31, 2015

In an effort to find new and innovative ways to market and promote their products, corporate business companies have signed several deals with the NBA.

The contracts details: the branding of corporate business logos on NBA's sports team jerseys. Kia which is one of the sponsors for the NBA, will have their logo branded and patched on NBA's team jerseys during this seasons All Star Game, including next season. Referencing an article published in the Wall Street Journal, this business corporate deal has been on the table since 2011, NBA reached terms based in revenues.

In a statement made by NBA's commissioner Adam Silver, the deal will generate an average of $100 million dollars for the NBA in sales and also advertising with corporate businesses. There's no documents available stating which companies are listed and what the terms include. 


Metta World Peace Listed On NBA's 'Lakers' Roster

Posted On: October 31, 2015

According to a published article by ESPN, the Lakers have placed and listed Ron "Metta World Peace" Artest on their roster for their new season, waiving Jabari Brown.

In a news statmement, Lakers coach, Byron Scott explained how it was a difficult cut to make noting, the veterans skills of Metta World Peace was great for mentorship towards new players on the team. Julius Randle is one of Metta's student which the coach stated.

He also expressed:

"I think Metta is the type of guy that can keep everybody together as well."

Last month Metta rejoined the Lakers on a non-guaranteed contract, after being in out the NBA. In his own statement, Metta World Peace talked about the expereince of his contracts and trying to gain a spot in the NBA. 

"It's been interesting," he said. "{It's} the first time I've ever been in a situation where I was non-guaranteed and fighting for a spot. But I don't change as a person. I try to keep my beliefs intact and strong and enjoy the process of life."

When asked about making the Lakers' roster during the press conference, Metta replied:

"Some would say I would feel relief and joy, but it is a flat emotion because I'm focused on one thing," he said. "My goals didn't change. From the first day I signed my non-guaranteed contract, I wanted to come here and try to win a championship. My goals didn't change, so there's nothing to feel."

Metta will be going to the next level in his NBA career as a coach and expressed the excitment of his newest endeavor.

"It would be fun," he stated. "I mean, who wouldn't want to be a coach? It's a great life."

Sports News Source: ESPN


Stone Cold Steve Austin Launching His Own Brand Of Beer

Posted On: October 29, 2015

Wrestling's WWE Notable, Stone Cold Steve Austin who would douse himself and his opponents in beer, sometimes have a beer toast with his fellow wrestlers is launching his own brand of beer.

Oh the irony!

The beer will be named after Stone Cold's ranch in Texas called, "Broken Skull IPA" and will be manufactured by El Segundo Brewing Company, who he has a business partnership with.

Stone Cold revealed on his Twitter page how the beer with be crafted and brewed.

"A big mid palate flavor from ample use of Cascade, Chinook, and Citra hops. The finish is wonderful with hops fading quickly and a polite bitterness that trails off easily.”

The beer will make its premier at El Segundo Brewing in El Segundo, California. Tickets for Broken Skull's beer tasting event can be purchased online and it will be held on November 13.


Miami Heat's Guard, Gerald Green Fined For Menacing Gesture During Game

Posted On: October 26, 2015

Gerald Green of the Miami Heat recieved a hefty fine of $25 thousand dollars for making threatening gestures during a game against Washington.

Green was observed by NBA officials making gun and throat-slash gestures after every shot towards the opposing team. Although Miami won the game when Gerald Green made a 3-pointers leading to Miami's victory of 110-105, NBA official were not having it and still slapped him with a fine.


Kevin Durant Aspires To Become An NFL Owner

Posted On: October 25, 2015

With the recent release of his new under-garment line with NEFF, NBA's 2014 MVP, Kevin Durant is aspiring to go into the business of sports and franchise; when it comes to ownership of teams and using the plays he learned on the court to win big.

During an interview with ESPN, Durant expressed his vision of owning an NFL team, preferably the Washington Redskins from his hometown and his involvement as a business man in sports.

“My first priority would be the Washington Redskins, even if it was just a small percentage,” Durant stated. “I just want to get involved. Growing up five minutes away from the stadium and always being a fan, I have a Redskins tattoo on my forearm. So I feel part of the team so much, so to be an owner and all the way entrenched with the team would be cool.”

According to Forbes, the Washinton Redskins' buy out would be close to $2.8 billion dollars and are the third highest profitable sports team in the NFL. Per business analytics, Kevin's goal is an attainable one due to all his various contracts from: playing as a basketball player, endorsements with Nike, fast food chains such as Sonic, beverage brands and a slew of royalties. There's also a salary cap from the NBA which would put a $200 million dollar contract on the table for Durant. With the right investors, lawyers and etc., Kevin Durant can go from a basketball player to being the owner of the Redskins.

Stay tuned..


College Sports: Alabama Lights Up Cigars After Winning Against Tennessee

Posted On: October 25, 2015

To keep their tradition going, Alabama sparked up some cigars yesterday (Oct. 24) after winning a game against Tennessee.

The college football team won by five points 19-14, in an intense game and led themselves to victory. After the game, the Alabama players lit up some cigars and celebrated in style!


Peyton Manning Jersey Ranked As Best Selling

Posted On: October 24, 2015

According to a published status report by DICK'S Sporting Goods, Peyton Manning Jersey ranked as best selling.

DICK's started their weekly Jersey Report for 2015 following the kick off of NFL season to highlight new, common and rare jerseys that are in the market for sale. Peyton Manning scored high when they tallied the number of sales for his jersey which is ranked high in nine states across the nation, although Cleveland Browns' Joe Haden topped the list.

The stats report for the Manning Jersey were based among his female fans which invested the most into them and were the highest buyers. Women will spend money, most businesses and establishments have knowledge of this.The reason for this is because women are emotional shoppers and have fits of spending sprees. Men go into a store wanting to buy one thing and come out of the store with that one thing. Women go into a store wanting to buy one thing and come out with that one thing, sometimes without it but with ten, twenty and even thirty other things. A woman going into a store is like an expedition, an adventure of sort unlike a man going into one. We could get more into that but that's another article, most likely an open discussion one.

Anyhow, Peyton Manning seems to have the hearts and love of his female fans.


Cleveland Browns' Quarterback Johnny Manziel Facing Possible Paid Leave After Traffic Incident

Posted On: October 24, 2015

According to reports from ESPN, Cleveland Browns' quarterback, Johnny Manziel might be out for the season due to a pending paid leave.

Johnny Manziel is currently being investigated by the NFL based on their personal conduct policy. Manziel was pulled over and stopped by police officials last week on October 12 in Ohio, who witnessed him arguing in a car with his girlfriend (Colleen Crowley) and was suspected of domestic violence. Manziel was also suspected of drinking which he admitted but somehow the officer did not charge nor cite him and let Johnny Manziel go with a warning. But the NFL are not trying to hear that and most likely will penalize Manziel for the incident, which violates the guidelines in their personal conduct policy.

According to ESPN, Manziel violated the policy with the admission from himself of possible domestic violence (although he admitted to aguing) and being intoxicated while driving. Even though the police officer stated Manziel was not intoxicated.

The policy lists several forms of "prohibited actions," two of which are "Actual or threatened physical violence against another person, including dating violence, domestic violence, child abuse, and other forms of family violence" and "Conduct that poses a genuine danger to the safety and well-being of another person."

The NFL are not making any statement about their investigation towards Johnny Manziel, however they have already decided on a back up quarterback for Manziel.

The case is being reviewed by commissioner Roger Goodell who will decide if Johnny Manziel violated any of the NFL's personal conduct policy.


Jon Jones Reinstated By UFC After Suspension

Posted On: October 24, 2015

Jon Jones is being vindicated and cleared by the UFC after a suspension which lasted for six months.

Yesterday (Oct. 23), UFC announced the reinstatement of the former light heavyweight champion, who was accused of a hit and run incident in New Mexico back in April of this year. Jon Jones was suspended indefinitely after being arrested and was stripped of his title by the UFC. By the grace of God, all that is changing for Jon Jones when the UFC lifted the suspension and cleared his name.

After the announcement from UFC, Jones took to his Facebook and express his gratitude, as well as thankfulness.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to resume my career and I am excited to show how much I've grown as a person outside of the octagon. It took me losing almost everything I had worked for to realize how much I had. I am blessed and humbled by the continued support of the MMA community and I can't thank my fans enough for their unwavering support through my ups and downs. This marks the beginning of a new chapter in my life and my career and let me assure you, the best is yet to come," Jon Jones stated.

Jones is scheduled for an upcoming match with light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta made a statement about Jon Jones particpation in matches and the stipulations of them based on his reinstatement. 

"We've made it clear to Jon that this new opportunity to compete in UFC is a privilege and not a right, and that there are significant expectations we have regarding his conduct moving forward."

Fertitta went on to state how Jones obliges by their terms and hopes he will progress.

"We're happy to read and see reports that he has embraced the terms of his plea agreement and is using this experience to grow and develop as a person."