When Aaron Hernandez was being investigated for murder, NFL reporter Ian Rapoport saw an interaction he had with Hernandez years earlier in a whole new light. The MMQB’s Kalyn Kahler has a piece on Friday speaking with reporters who covered Aaron Hernandez at each stage of his football career. Rapoport, now with NFL Network, was the Patriots beat writer for the Boston Herald when New England selected Hernandez in the 2010 draft.
Shawn Porter wants a rematch with WBA and WBC welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman. On Saturday night in Brooklyn, Porter made himself the mandatory challenger for Thurman with a manic and vintage performance against Andre Berto. Porter scored a ninth-round TKO victory. As usual, pressure was the key for Porter. Berto looked totally unprepared for Porter’s assault. Here’s a look at how I scored the fight before the stoppage: Both men earned a solid purse for their efforts. Berto got a larger payday, but Porter’s paycheck will also come with a victory. From the second round on, Porter asserted himself with tough and aggressive inside fighting. That pressure resulted in a second-round
World Series hero David Freese is shedding light on his long battle with depression.