Travis Thomas: Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao Prediction

CBS Baltimore

For Manny Pacquiao to win this fight he needs to intelligently press the action. He can’t attack Floyd recklessly like his did Juan Manuel Marquez or the end result will be the same. Manny needs to cut the ring off backing Floyd into the corners and keeping him on the ropes. Floyd has developed a dangerous habit of staying on the ropes in recent fights and seemingly is comfortable there. I believe Pacquiao can make Mayweather uncomfortable there, and he will need to in order to win. Another key for Manny in this fight will be utilizing his right hook and also his jab. Mayweather uses his right shoulder roll as defense; usually with an orthodox fighter that defense is impenetrable. For a southpaw like Pacquiao that defense isn’t as effective. But in order to exploit it, Manny must be able to set up that strong left by staying busy…

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Boomer & Carton: Mets Lose, Yanks Win, Tanaka Out And Unrest In Baltimore

CBS New York

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The Mets failed to come from behind against the Marlins Tuesday night down in Florida, falling 4-3. But despite the loss, the Amazin’s still own the best record in baseball.

The Yankees won again — their third straight — a 4-2 win over the Rays, and can do some boasting of their own thanks to a 13-8 record, this after stumbling out to a 3-6 start.  Unfortunately for the Bombers, though, the story surrounding them stems from the news that Masahiro Tanaka is headed to the DL with wrist and forearm troubles. Let the speculation begin.

So Boomer & Craig got things started on this lovely April morning by discussing the plights of both baseball locals, before commenting on the violent protests taking place…

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NFL draft analyst: Duke Johnson, Denzel Perryman will thrive in 2015

Canes Watch

BuckyBrooks has been high on Hurricanes before.

He’s the NFL Network analyst who gushed over Stephen Morris before the 2013 season, saying he might be “the most talented quarterback” in a draft class that included JohnnyManziel and TeddyBridgewater. Of course, Morris looked good before he got hurt that September, but … still.

His praise of Denzel Perryman and Duke Johnson is a little more measured, but Brooks still loves him some Canes.

Duke Johnson left UM as the program's all-time leading rusher. (Getty Images) Duke Johnson left UM as the program’s all-time leading rusher. (Getty Images)

In an article for NFL.com ranking the top NFL draft prospects by tiers, Brooks placed Perryman, Johnson, Ereck Flowers and Phillip Dorsett into his “red chips” category. Those are players, he writes, who should contribute part-time as rookies before finishing the season as starters, as well as being key contributors on special teams and “provide timely playmaking in their designated roles.”

Brooks…

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This prestigious tennis tournament will see its prize money hit a record

Fortune

The most prestigious tennis tournament in the world is raising its pay for top men and women players.

Wimbledon, which is one of four major tennis tournaments for professional players, announced Tuesday that the prize money it will pay this year will go up to £26.75 million, or over $40 million — a 7% increase over the prior year. The men’s and women’s singles champions will each earn £1.88 million, or $2.8 million — an increase of £120,000 over last year, according to the London Evening Standard newspaper.
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The pay increase makes Wimbledon the highest-paying tennis tournament in the world. The 2014 U.S. Open, for instance, offers a total prize money package of £25.1 million, or $38 million. The winners of the event — Marin Cilic and Serena Williams — each earned £2 million, or $3 million.

According to Wimbledon’s website:

In the last four years the…

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Peter King Has 3 Miami Hurricanes in the 1st Round

CBS Miami

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With 2015 NFL Mock Drafts on their last legs with the draft days away, Peter King’s latest is interesting for Miami fans — he projects three Miami Hurricanes will be drafted in the first round.

The Sports Illustrated and MMQB fixture is arguably the most notable NFL writer in the business. King has Ereck Flowers going 10th by St. Louis, Phillip Dorsett 16th to Houston, and Denzel Perryman 30th to Green Bay.

The last Cane drafted in the first round was Kenny Phillips back in 2008. The last time the Hurricanes featured multiple first rounders was in 2007 when Brandon Meriweather, Jon Beason, and Greg Olsen all got their name called in the opening round.

Other Canes expected to go in the early rounds are Duke Johnson and Clive Walford.

If two or three get drafted in the first round, as King projects, would it be a prime recruiting tool for Al Golden or another reason to rehash the…

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Detroit Red Wings’ Niklas Kronwall could face suspension for massive hit on Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov

National Post

Kronwall’d.

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It has a verb that has become part of the hockey lexicon. It means getting levelled. Specifically, it means getting levelled by a certain Detroit Red Wings defenceman who has become this generation’s Scott Stevens because of his ability to close a gap like you would slam a screen door and catch unsuspecting forwards with their heads down.

On Monday night, Niklas Kronwall did just that when he steamrolled into — through? — Nikita Kucherov as the Tampa Bay Lightning forward was trying to exit the defensive zone.

Fans inside Joe Louis Arena began chanting “You got Kronwalled!” But with a hearing scheduled with the NHL’s department of safety for Tuesday afternoon, the Red Wings could be the ones taking a significant hit if they have to play without their best defenceman for Game 7.

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