Heather Hardy, in some ways, understands the monumental task Conor McGregor has taken on in his fight against Floyd Mayweather. Hardy, a 35-year-old fighter from Brooklyn, went 20-0 in her professional boxing career, then decided to follow the money and train as an MMA fighter. In Hardy's MMA debut in 2017, she knocked out Alice Yauger at Bellator 180, making the transition as successfully as one could.
Otto Porter still goes back to his true hometown of Sikeston, Mo. each chance he gets, often to refurbish classic cars with his family, but the Wizards forward has lived in Washington, D.C. long enough to consider the nation's capital his home, too. After starring at Georgetown University in northwest Washington from 2011 through 2013, Porter has been a member of the Washington Wizards for the past four seasons, still playing his home games at the same place he did in college, at the Verizon Center. Porter, 24, seriously considered leaving Washington when they allowed him to become a restricted free agent in early July.
There isn’t a much better way to celebrate your 24th birthday than by turning your newly-won Claret Jug into a cake. That’s exactly how Jordan Spieth marked his happy day on Thursday, thanks in part to his mom, Christine. Sunday, Spieth became just the second golfer all time (joining Jack Nicklaus) to win three legs of the Grand Slam before the age of 24. He goes for number four in two weeks at the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, N.C. Happy birthday.