Block: Shakur Stevenson Shined On A Star-Studded Card At MSGShakur Stevenson battered Oscar Mendoza into a second-round stoppage Saturday night inside a raucous Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Block: Cotto’s Retirement Signals The End Of An EraSadam Ali’s unexpected unanimous decision victory over Miguel Cotto on Saturday night was met with zero controversy. Ali was quicker, stronger and more accurate. He was the superior fighter. Yet while Ali put the boxing world on notice with the biggest win of his career, on this particular night, it didn’t matter.
Block: 2017 Yankees Exhibited Parallels To 1995 TeamAs the Houston Astros celebrated their Game 7 victory over the New York Yankees in last week's ALCS, a subtle but significant parallel struck me.
Block: Cotto Reflects Ahead Of Final Fight: 'I've Done Enough'Miguel Cotto's journey began on Feb. 23, 2001, with a flurry of left hooks in Austin, Texas. It will end on Dec. 2 at his home away from home, Madison Square Garden.
Block: Golf Forms Special Bond Within Golden State Warriors OrganizationWhat solidified Stephen Curry's and Jonnie West's bond was a shared love for a game away from the familiar hard court.
Block: Paulie Malignaggi Ducks Questions About Tactics His Sparring Partner, Conor McGregor, Might DeployHe's the only acclaimed boxer — ahead of Floyd Mayweather — to step inside the boxing ring to spar with and experience Conor McGregor's tactics, yet he's not saying anything about it to anyone.
Block: McGregor's Decision To Make Racism Entertainment Is DisgustingThe unprecedented four-cities-in-four-days world tour promotion of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight invaded Barclays Center on Thursday. What has transpired so far would have made P.T. Barnum blush.
Block: Stewart Hagestad Not Your Typical Amateur GolferStewart Hagestad's response to how he's handling the lead up to the 117th US Open unintentionally trailed off into a neatly generic answer ending in, "...and I just try and focus on the things that I can control," at which point the articulate 26-year-old immediately scoffed, acknowledging his canned gaffe, and lowered his guard.
Block: After First-Round KO At MSG, Newark's Stevenson Thinking BigDespite shorting his fans a little more than five rounds of entertainment, everything went according to plan, as the Newark native's professional record improved to 2-0.
Block: Tiger's Latest Back Surgery Another Dagger In His Comeback HopesWhy do injury updates about the disillusioned former superstar consume the sports world when golf has perhaps the most balanced dose of talent, personality and interest now than it ever has?
Block: Sergio's Masters Magic Won't Lead To More Major Wins This YearThere's no denying how great a story Sergio Garcia's triumph at The Masters was, but it's no guarantee of future success in the biggest tournaments on the PGA Tour.
Block: New Technology Aims To Improve Fan Engagement At MastersTechnology won't necessarily help Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth or any other contender win the Masters, but it will provide fans unprecedented access and insight into the year's first major.