Floyd Mayweather has been known to bet on himself in the boxing ring, and with a record of 49-0, it has paid off for him every single time. But as safe a bet Mayweather has been in the ring, on Tuesday night while talking to Jimmy Kimmel, Mayweather made it an even safer one, at least for the late night host. Kimmel revealed that he was considering wagering, saying "I feel like I might bet a lot of money to win a little money on you." Mayweather is currently around a -550 favorite in Vegas, meaning bettors would have to bet $550 to win $100. "It's worth it," Mayweather was quick to reply. He then went on to assure Kimmel's bet even further saying, "Whatever you bet, if you don't win, I'll give
Dale Sveum and Rick Renteria scrapped for their careers as big-league players, paid their dues as coaches and dreamed about managing the Cubs team that finally ended a century-and-counting championship drought. In terms of style and personality, they also couldn’t have been more different, which was kind of the point when the Cubs fired Sveum after 197 combined losses during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Where Sveum had a constant 5 o’clock shadow and could be gruff with the media and brutally honest about his players, Renteria put a happy face on the teardown and could begin to actually see what the Cubs were building – at least until Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay
Events at a racist rally in Charlottesville, VA made national headlines this week after significant violence broke out and one woman, Heather Heyer, was killed after a car ran her over. The “Unite the Right” rally and subsequent coverage illustrated the continued rise of the alt-right and neo-Nazism in America, and the NBA has not turned a blind eye to the news. Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is one of the NBA players that have also taken to public discourse on the subject.