Alex Smith inks 4-year, $68m deal with Chiefs, $45m guaranteed cash

smith6378After 10 years in the NFL, quarterback Alex Smith has finally won the lottery and gotten the big money. On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs locked the 30-year-old Smith down with a 4-year, $68 million deal that will pay him at least $17 million for the next 4 years. But here’s the tricky part: $45 million of the cash is guaranteed money, which means that if Smith doesn’t play at a high level, they’ll either waive him, trade him or look to get him to accept less in his final season of his 4-year deal. Continue reading

Roach still bellyaching about Provodnikov’s loss to Algieri

roach32432Trainer Freddie Roach is still having a hard time digesting the reality that his fighter former WBO welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov was beaten by Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) last June in their fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Algieri defeated Provodnikov by a 12 round split decision after getting up off the deck twice in the 1st round. Continue reading

Roach expects Mayweather to retire after Maidana rematch

floyd#300Freddie Roach, the trainer for WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, is hoping that WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) will elect to fight Pacquiao in 2015 at some point. However, Roach doesn’t see that fight happening because he thinks Mayweather is going to retire after his rematch against the hard hitting Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) on September 13th next month. Continue reading

Dulorme: Maidana will tougher for Mayweather in rematch

floyd753Light welterweight contender Thomas Dulorme believes that Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s) will trouble WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) in their rematch on 9/13. Dulorme is working as Maidana’s sparring partner to get him ready for Mayweather, and he says that Maidana is working really hard. Continue reading

Rex Grossman survives final 53-man cut, makes Browns team

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine has decided to go with 33-year-old veteran quarterback Rex Grossman over rookie talent Connor Shaw in deciding on the final 53-man roster on Saturday. Pettine didn’t speak publically about his reasons for sticking it out with Grossman rather than the rookie Shaw, but it’s quite likely that he didn’t like the idea of having two rookies backing starting quarterback Brian Hoyer. Continue reading

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