Next up in the group of potential draft candidates for the Thunder is Keldon Johnson. Johnson projects as another possible 3-and-D candidate. At 6’6” with a wingspan just over 6’9”, he’s shown some ability to shoot and is a high energy player who has rebounded pretty well for his position. Some of his draft comparisons from around the web include Otto Porter, Corey Magette, Garrett Temple (the younger version), and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
The NBA Draft is a little over two weeks away, and according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Oklahoma City Thunder are active in talks regarding the 21st overall pick:
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Dec. 5, 2019) – Rob “Bravo” Brant’s quest to regain a world title will begin on the Boardwalk. Brant, a former middleweight world champion, will make his ring return against former super middleweight world title challenger Habib “Wild Hurricane” Ahmed Saturday, Jan 11 as the co-feature to the Jesse Hart-Joe Smith Jr. main event at Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena (ESPN & streaming on the ESPN App (Spanish), 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).
Undefeated WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo (30-0, 22 KOs) successfully defended his title for the second time, stopping highly-ranked Irish contender Dennis Hogan (28-3-1, 7 KOs) with a showstopping one-punch knockout in the seventh round Saturday night live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
Rich Franklin's ONE Warrior Series, a subsidiary of ONE Championship™ (ONE), the largest global sports media property in Asian history, recently held ONE WARRIOR SERIES 9 in Singapore last Wednesday, 4 December.
Featuring the world’s fastest rising martial arts talent, ONE Warrior Series was an evening full of exciting bouts and compelling matchups. After a series of contests, Ali Motamed of Iran earned a six-figure ONE Championship contract following his impressive performance in a close split decision victory over Japan’s Hikaru “The Painter” Yoshino.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held a Fan’s Meet-and-Greet with ONE Light Heavyweight and Middleweight World Champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang, who will appear as a special guest at this Friday night’s ONE: MARK OF GREATNESS event at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur.
The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the complete card for ONE: A NEW TOMORROW, set for the Impact Arena in Bangkok on Friday, 10 January 2020. ONE Championship’s first event of the new year brings together an exciting ensemble of the world’s greatest martial arts talent, who are set to take the global stage and showcase their incredible skills.
Just four months after fighting for the women’s flyweight title against Valentina Shevchenko, Liz Carmouche has been released from the UFC.
ESPN first reported the news. The outlet added that Carmouche was made aware of her release while in Washington D.C., to promote the UFC on ESPN 7 card that takes place in the capital this Saturday, December 7th.
UFC 248 may have just received its second high-profile booking following a bout announcement earlier this week pitting Weili Zhang against Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
ESPN’s Ariel Helwani spoke to Jared Cannonier’s manager, who revealed that his fighter had signed his side of the bout agreement to fight the former undisputed middleweight champion - Robert Whittaker (20-5).
The UFC DC main card is underway and the promotion’s #9 ranked strawweight, Marina Rodriguez, and the #10 ranked Cynthia Calvillo went the distance in a competitive affair, resulting in a majority draw. Rodriguez had a strong first-two rounds, but Calvillo came on strong in the final act, landing all sorts of ground strikes.
VANCOUVER, CANADA - The new year always brings new hope, opportunities, and changes. “Move” looks like the theme of 2017.
In Vancouver, British Columbia, Filipinos and Canadians make their new year’s resolutions and express their hopes for the year of the fire rooster.
OPM star Joey Albert who is now based in Canada prays for more concerts in Manila and more quality time for her two daughters who are both athletes.
Running Olympian sets new Philippine record for 21K race
Ottawa, Canada – Logging another record-breaking feat, MILO Marathon Queen Mary Joy Tabal has clinched first place in the women’s division of the half marathon category of the Ottawa Race. The elite runner from Cebu not only bested her personal record, she also marked a significant milestone for breaking the Philippine record time for the 21K race. The Ottawa Race slot was Tabal’s grand prize for winning the 40th National MILO Marathon National Finals in Iloilo last 2016.
Philippine team SAG-1 dominated in the 4th Guam Thanksgiving Day Dragon Boat Festival held this weekend, November 23 and 24, in Guam, USA, besting eight teams from Guam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. The Filipino club crew took home a sweeping win with six gold medals and two overall champion awards for conquering all the events in the 200- and 400-meter distances that the team participated in.
The Philippine SAG-1 Dragon Boat Team brought home six (6) gold medals and two (2) overall champion awards after ruling in the 4th Guam Dragon Boat Thanksgiving Festival, held in November 23 and 24 in Guam, USA. The Filipino paddlers enjoyed a sweeping win as they finished first place in all the events that they took part in.
Two days before the 30th Southeast Asian Games' opening ceremonies, Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez extolled the Filipino athletes to win the overall championship for flag and country.
Expect dancesport to turn into a gold mine when the country competes in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
"Boxing is a sport. We allow each other to hit each other, but I'm not treating my opponent like my enemy. We're doing a job to entertain people."
By Alex P. Vidal
WE have no idea if the wishes of Iloilo Governor Arthur "Toto" Defensor Jr. that the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge project be specifically mentioned by President Duterte during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 22 was fulfilled.
“In sport, you only see the fighter, but it’s teamwork. Without a good team, you will never be the best. In boxing, you have to work with the best coach, the best lawyer, the best manager, the best doctor. Exactly the same principle applies in politics.”
By Alex P. Vidal
SENATOR Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s (62-7-2, 39 KOs) 12-round split decision win over hitherto WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (29-1, 22 KOs) on July 20 in Las Vegas was considered to be more glorious and exciting compared to his victories over Lucas Martin Matthysse (TKO7) and Adrien Broner (UD12) combined.Read more ...