Joey Votto’s heckler did not win the battle. An All-Star player the caliber of Joey Votto shouldn’t expect to be heckled at his home ballpark. All bets are off, however, when his Cincinnati Reds are playing the nearby Cleveland Indians and fans of the Tribe make the trip down for the game.
Moses Malone famously predicted the 76ers team would go “”Fo’, Fo’, Fo'” in the 1983 playoffs, sweeping all three rounds in four games. Philadelphia didn’t quite do it – sweeping the Knicks, beating the Bucks in five then sweeping the Lakers for the title. Thirty-four years later, an NBA team went “”Fo’, Fo’, Fo'” for the first time.
Floyd Mayweather Jr has dropped the strongest hint yet that a fight with Conor McGregor is set to be agreed a week on from the Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar signing his half of the deal. An agreement over the purse split between McGregor and his employers the UFC, led by president Dana White, was reached last week. The onus is now on Mayweather's team, with advisor Al Haymon and Leonard Ellerbe, chief executive of his promotion company – leading talks for the 40-year-old to come out of retirement for the first time since September 2015.