In one of the most despicable, outrageous displays at a boxing event in years, Angel Garcia went on a vile rant in which a riot was prevented only because Keith Thurman is such a classy, decent human being. Thurman will fight Danny Garcia in a WBA-WBC welterweight title unification bout on March 4 on CBS in what should be one of the best fights of the year. Kudos, though, to Thurman for having the type of self-restraint that enabled him to remain cool despite Angel Garcia calling him all manner of racial epithets.
After being rebuffed by the Jaguars for their offensive coordinator job this week, Chip Kelly decided to get over it by scheduling a meeting with an old friend. According to ESPN.com, Kelly was headed to New England to meet with Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Although it's unclear if Belichick will offer Kelly a job, it wouldn't be completely shocking if that happened. For one, Kelly has made it clear that he's not looking for any type of college coaching job and that he wants to remain in the NFL. After being fired by the 49ers, Kelly told Fox Sports that he would be willing to take an offensive coordinator job if that's what it was going to take to remain in the NFL. With most of the jobs filling
As befitting his status as a 17-time Grand Slam champion and as an astute judge of the sport, Roger Federer's reply to a simple question about his next opponent was handled with the same aplomb as one of his stylish groundstrokes. The player in question was Kei Nishikori, who plays Federer in a fourth-round night match Sunday at Rod Laver Arena. "I'm a big fan of his game," Federer said. "He's got one of the best backhands out there. I love how he can crush it down the line or cross-court. He's got wonderful second serve returns. He's fast on his legs. Strong in his mind. I know how tough he is as the match goes along. He finds his range and his rhythm, he's tough to stop." Federer said he'll