Evander Holyfield interested in charity boxing match with Mike Tyson

Evander Holyfield is open to a charity boxing match with Mike Tyson.

Both Tyson and Holyfield have been posting videos on social media that hint at boxing returns, and they seem to be building toward a fight with each other. Holyfield says he would do it so long as Tyson asks.

“If I ask him, it’s almost like me being a bully saying I want to go against somebody I’ve beaten twice,” Holyfield told the BBC. “I don’t want pressure on me that ‘you just want to fight Mike because you know you can beat him’.”

On May 6, Holyfield even posted a message on Instagram saying he would be returning to the ring for a charity boxing match.

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Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports | By Larry Brown | Last updated 5/25/20

Dolphins open to starting Tua Tagovailoa in his rookie season

The Miami Dolphins have the perfect bridge quarterback on their roster in Ryan Fitzpatrick, and his presence should allow them to be patient with Tua Tagovailoa. But if Tagovailoa shows he is ready for the big stage, the Dolphins are not going to force him to take a redshirt year.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald was told by a source that Fitzpatrick is likely to begin the 2020 season as the Dolphins’ starter, but the team is not opposed to playing Tagovailoa at some point. Fitzpatrick was impressive last season and has earned the trust of Miami’s coaching staff, but there will obviously be pressure to give Tagovailoa a shot if Fitzpatrick struggles at all.

As Jackson notes, the shortened offseason will work against Tagovailoa. The No. 5 overall pick has only been able to take part in virtual workouts, so there’s no way he will be as prepared as a rookie quarterback would be in a normal offseason.

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Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports By Steve DelVecchio | Last updated 5/26/20

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo clears teams to open training camp

Professional sports in New York took a major step toward returning on Sunday, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that teams are free to open their training facilities.

Cuomo said teams across the state of New York can resume training as long as proper health protocols are taken. That clears the way for the Buffalo Bills to move from virtual workouts to in-person activities.

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Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports By Steve DelVecchio | Last updated 5/24/20

Tom Brady holes out with incredible shot, splits his pants

Tom Brady played miserable golf for six-plus holes during “The Match” on Sunday, but the four-time Super Bowl MVP came roaring back just as many people were giving up on him.

After spraying the ball all over the course and looking completely overmatched, Brady holed out for birdie with an incredible approach shot on the 7th. The shot didn’t look lucky either. It took two hops on the green and spun beautifully into the hole.

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Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports By Steve DelVecchio | Last updated 5/24/20

NFL VP: We’re ‘planning to have full stadiums’ in 2020

The NFL continues to forge ahead as if nothing is amiss. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the league is preparing to play games in full stadiums.

NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent appeared on “The Brian Mitchell Show” Friday. During his interview, he divulged that the league is preparing for full stadiums this year, “until the medical community tells us otherwise,” via NBC Sports Washington:

“We are planning to have full stadiums until the medical community tells us otherwise. Now remember when we’re talking — we’re talking about August, September. So there’s a lot that can happen here. So we’re planning for full stadiums.”

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Originally posted on Sportsnaut | By Jesse Reed | Last updated 5/24/20

Jerry Sloan dies at 78 following long battle with dementia, Parkinson’s

Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan has died following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and dementia.

The Utah Jazz announced on Thursday morning that Sloan has died at age 78. The team issued a statement praising the former coach for all he meant to the franchise.

“Jerry Sloan will always be synonymous with the Utah Jazz,” the statement read. “He will forever be a part of the Utah Jazz organization and we join his family, friends and fans in mourning his loss. We are so thankful for what he accomplished here in Utah and the decades of dedication, loyalty and tenacity he brought to our franchise.”

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Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports By Steve DelVecchio | Last updated 5/22/20

The top 25 NBA duos of all time Posted 15 hours ago

The NBA, at least over the last few four of five decades, has been a league of superstars. However, when it comes to team success and winning championships, two are usually better than one.

Here’s a ranking of the NBA’s top teammate duos throughout league history. 1 of 25

25. LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers

As of early May, James and Davis have not played a full season together. However, they have the Lakers in a good place with each averaging at least 25 points per contest. This pair makes the list for its potential going forward — however long they are playing together in Los Angeles, that is, which, at the moment, has Lakers fans excited and believing this could lead to plenty of success.

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5-21-2020  By Jeff Mezydlo

Report: MLB gave players two options for 2020 season

It appears negotiations between MLB and the MLB Players Association to begin the 2020 season that hasn’t yet begun because of the coronavirus pandemic won’t get much friendlier between the two parties anytime soon.

On Tuesday afternoon, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweeted that owners have presented two new proposals to the players, and logic suggests the union won’t happily embrace either.

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By Zac Wassink | Last updated 5/19/20

Report: NFL could lose $5 billion if season played without fans

The NFL has avoided any major setbacks during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks in large part to timing. If things don’t improve in the next few months, though, the league could be on the brink of an unprecedented financial hit.

If a full 17-week regular season is played without fans in attendance, which remains a possibility, the league could collectively lose billions of dollars in revenue.

While the league is confident there will be an NFL season in 2020, there is no guarantee fans will be able to attend games. States across the country are opening up to sports, but there are also fears that there could be a second wave of COVID-19.

If that hits in September, right when the regular season begins, the economic fallout for every team would be staggering. According to estimates from Forbes’ Mike Ozanian, the NFL would lose $5.5 billion in stadium revenue this upcoming season, a 38% hit to the league’s total revenue, if games are played in empty stadiums.

The projection is even worse than earlier estimates for one of the NFL’s nightmare scenarios. At a time when many hoped the salary cap would skyrocket next season thanks to new television deals, a 38% revenue hit would send the cap tumbling down for years to come.

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Originally posted on Sportsnaut | By Matt Johnson | Last updated 5/20/20

Timberwolves to reopen practice facility

The Timberwolves will reopen their practice facility for voluntary individual workouts on Thursday, May 21, the team announced Wednesday in a press release.

According to the announcement, the Wolves worked in conjunction with local government officials, infectious disease experts and public health authorities in making their decision.

On top of the strict restrictions put in place by the NBA for teams reopening their facilities, the Wolves will enact a few of their own rules. According to the club, only one player and one coach will be permitted on the court at a time, and player workouts will be limited to 45 minutes. Additionally, contact tracing will be administered upon entry to the building, per the Wolves.

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Originally posted on Hoops Rumors | By Luke Adams | Last updated 5/20/20