Day: June 11, 2021

MMA Community Reacts to Claressa Shields at PFL 4 [LOOK]


Claressa Shields won her MMA debut at PFL 4.

Boxing champ Claressa Shields made her MMA debut for the Professional Fighters League (PFL) on Thursday night at PFL 4, and her debut in the new sport went all sorts of wrong until she completed an epic comeback victory in the final round.

Shields, 26, from Flint, Michigan, defeated veteran MMA fighter Brittney Elkin by TKO at 1:44 of the third round.

Shields was in trouble multiple times during the first two rounds. Elkin managed to get the boxing champ down to the ground early and often, but the 35-year-old just couldn’t finish the job from top position.

Shields appeared to hurt Elkin at the end of the second round after almost getting finished herself.

Then, Shields beat up Elkin in the third round until the fight was stopped due to punches.

You can watch Shields finish the job below.

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UGA basketball hire has connection to ESPN anchor, football assistant

Georgia officially announced the hire of a new assistant basketball coach on Thursday, prompting two fellow New Orleans natives to go on social media to celebrate Wade Mason’s move.

ESPN SportsCenter anchor Stan Verrett and Georgia wide receivers coach Cortez Hankton took to Twitter to recognize Mason, who spent the past five seasons on the Stephen F. Austin staff.

“Proud of you, man!” Verrett wrote.

“Purple Knights in the building! Welcome brother @wmason1409!!! #GoDawgs,” Hankton said.

Mason played on St. Augustine High’s 1995 USA Today national championship basketball team. Verrett and Hankton also graduated from St. Augustine.

Mason will be paid a $260,000 base salary annually effective last Friday, according to an open records request. Chad Dollar, who was making $300,000 a year, left last month for a similar job at Cincinnati.

At Stephen F. Austin, Mason helped recruit three key players from Georgia—program all-time leading scorer Kevon Harris from

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Devin Booker owns the world’s last game-worn No. 23 LeBron James jersey

LeBron James has always had a lot of admiration for Devin Booker. When Booker was snubbed as an initial selection for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, James tweeted that Booker is the most disrespected player in the league. Booker has spent the last few months proving James correct, even if it came at the cost of knocking LeBron’s Los Angeles Lakers out of the playoffs.

For years, Booker was known as an empty calories scorer — the type of player who could score 70 points in a game and still not be able to lead his team to a win. Booker has changed that narrative this year with an improved supporting cast headlined by the addition of Chris Paul. After failing to reach the postseason in the first five years of his career with the Phoenix Suns, Booker and his team are now on the precipice

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