Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images The biggest problem with the UFC in 2018 isn't that there are too many shows or that the belts have lost all meaning. The biggest problem is that most of the fan-favorite fighters just aren't active at the moment. Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar are the hottest acts in WWE, Conor McGregor is in the middle of a prolonged contract dispute with the UFC, Jon Jones is still dealing with his drug testing issues...the list goes on. An interesting bit of news on that topic came out Tuesday, however, as Dana White spoke on the UFC Unfiltered podcast (h/t FloCombat). There, he made the surprise announcement that the company was looking to bring back two of its AWOL stars, Nate Diaz and Georges St-Pierre, for a fight against one another. Details on St-Pierre's return have been scarce since he vacated the middleweight title in December. Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images While the bulk of the reactions were skeptical, the proclamation did spawn an … [Read more...] about The Question: Would Nate Diaz vs. Georges St-Pierre Be Terrible or Great?
Oddsmakers see GSP coming out victorious should the fight take place by Jack Jorgensen @JackJorgensen14 33s ago • 2 min read A rumored superfight between the legendary Georges St-Pierre and Nate Diaz may or may not be coming our way this summer. But as we know, that never stops oddsmakers from setting lines on even hypothetical situations. Opening odds for this potential showdown is where we begin our look at some of the biggest UFC headlines for Wednesday, May 9. GSP an early favorite to defeat Nate DiazUFC president Dana White sent shockwaves through the UFC world this week when he readily admitted that a fight between former middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Nate Diaz is in the works for UFC 227 this Aug. 4 in Los Angeles. The fight would take place in the 155-pound lightweight division. While no pen has been put to paper to set the fight in stone just yet, Las Vegas has given us some early insight into who they see coming … [Read more...] about UFC news, rumors: Opening lines, odds for potential Georges St-Pierre vs. Nate Diaz fight
It’s been a while since Edgewater was a relevant player on the high school football landscape, but head coach Cameron Duke is trying to change all of that.Winning games and getting players recruited is all part of the plan — oh and beating Boone, of course — and things are starting to take shape for a program that had always been a traditional power previous to the past decade.Last season, the Eagles won a Class 7A district title led largely by a strong group of underclassmen like quarterback R.J. Harvey, running back Isaiah Connelly, defensive end Nate White, cornerback Malik Prioleau and offensive tackle David Anderton, just to name a few pieces. Colleges are starting to take notice of the talent.Syracuse recently reached out with scholarship offers to Harvey and White and Duke is hoping it’s just the beginning.For White, a 6-4, 215-pound edge rusher, it was his first offer and he was elated.“It makes me feel good because not so long ago I didn’t … [Read more...] about Edgewater players gaining attention of college recruiters
Junior right-hander Coby Moe tossed his second 1-hitter of the young season, as Grayslake Central's baseball team ran its record to 12-0 and 5-0 in the Northern Lake County Conference with a 1-0 victory over Grayslake North on Thursday. The game was played at Central, but North was the designated home team. Moe fanned nine and walked two in picking up his third victory of the season. He lost his no-hit bid in the bottom of the seventh when Nick Lovitsch singled.Nic Presutti had a pair of hits, walked and scored the Rams' lone run in the fourth inning.Nate Marshall was the tough-luck loser for Grayslake North, allowing only 3 hits with 3 strikeouts.Grayslake Central attempts to sweep the three-game series against its crosstown rival when the teams meet at Grayslake North again on Friday.Grant 13, Round Lake 0: The Bulldogs won the Northern Lake County Conference game in five innings, receiving multiple hits apiece from Nolan Unger (2-for-3, double, stolen base), Jimmy Friel … [Read more...] about Baseball: Unbeaten Grayslake C. gains Moe-mentum with 1-hitter
Victor Oladipo has thrived in his first season with the Indiana Pacers, and the advice from coach Nate McMillan has helped. On Sunday as the Pacers opened up the playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers, ABC’s broadcast team shared how McMillan has gotten the most out of Oladipo. According to Vic, McMillan has told him to be more of an a– hole. This quote was shared by ABC via ESPN’s Dave McMenamin: “(McMillan) told me, ‘You have to become a little more of an a–hole.’ At the beginning of the year, he always told me to be more of an a–hole. He said people shouldn’t like you. It was like, ‘What do you mean? I am.’ So when I see him, I make jokes. I told him, ‘I had a dream of kicking your a–.’ It’s little stuff like that just to get me motivated.” Perhaps McMillan’s words have helped Oladipo gain and play with an edge. After three seasons in Orlando and one in Oklahoma City, Oladipo is … [Read more...] about Pacers coach Nate McMillan had great advice for Victor Oladipo