December 7, 2007 |
LAS VEGAS -- Before the British invasion of fans arrived and started narrowing the odds by swarming the sports books, Floyd Mayweather Jr. stood as more than a 3-1 favorite to defeat England's Ricky Hatton on Saturday night. The thinking by the majority of astute boxing observers is that Mayweather is too fast for Hatton in all aspects, notably counter-punching, footwork and defense.
June 19, 2008 |
Barkley saw loss coming Charles Barkley made one of his many appearances on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Tuesday. This time, TNT colleagues Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson Jr. were with him. The show tapes at 4 p.m., so it was a couple of hours before Game 6 of the NBA Finals. At the NBC Studios, Barkley was asked about that night's game. "Boston is going to win big," he said. "The Lakers don't deserve to win. They haven't been playing with any sense of urgency.