Today, on a very Monday morning episode of the show dedicated to preserving classic wrestling history… It was the coolest wrestling show of its time, with the best production values and the biggest matches you were going to see on free TV in the WWF. Some of the greatest moments of the company's "Golden Age" in the 1980s took place during the show's run. For many, staying up late to watch Saturday Night's Main Event was a rite of passage, getting to see some of the top stars of the World Wrestling Federation to head-to-head in an era when the top stars weren't really doing that very often on free TV. Whether you came of age during the years of "Obsession" or the Kenny G-inspired theme era, you
Summer League is an incongruous experience. It's part showcase, part dog fight. On one end of the spectrum, it's a walking ring for lottery teams to drum up hype and enthusiasm for their newly acquired young talent. How they play has no real consequence, but a hot start could help get them out of the blocks strong in October. For others--your second rounders with no guarantee of money, journeymen toiling away on yearly deals in Europe, or undrafted players on the outside looking in at a professional basketball career--Vegas is a cattle call. While a handful of peacocks flare their feathers for the press, these gym rats are in a rat race, scratching and clawing for camp invites and two-way contracts.
Damian Jones has been patient. And in all likelihood, his patience will be rewarded. When the Golden State Warriors selected Jones with the final first round pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the hope was that he would contribute at the center position immediately. That was before they signed David West and before JaVale McGee, a would-be camp invite, would prove to be a quality NBA player. Jones' rookie season came and went, and he found himself appearing in a mere 10 games, playing just 85 minutes. Fast forward a year, and new obstacles stood between Jones and playing time: Namely the addition of Jordan Bell and the emergence of Kevon Looney. In his second year, Jones received only four more minutes
While populating the Nuggets' bench early in the 2015-16 season, Will Barton concocted a nickname for him and new teammate Nikola Jokic. “He called us Kobe and Shaq,” Jokic recalled with a smile. At the time, that was Barton living up to his own “Thrill” persona. But less than three years later, the versatile playmaker from Baltimore and the 7-footer from Serbia reminisced about watching each other blossom into key pieces of a young Denver team knocking on the door of its return to the NBA playoffs. The personal reward for Jokic and Barton? Big paydays in the form of long-term contracts. But those deals also signaled the Nuggets' overall commitment to continuity and natural growth, which they
When he's not draining threes on the court, Steph Curry is busy outgolfing his competition. But even the three-time NBA champion loses sometimes.
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- The Nike EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam is the best and most celebrated grassroots event each July. The biggest names in college coaching attend every year. Just about every media outlet that covers the sport is represented every year. The title game is on national television every year. Simply put, nothing provides a bigger stage for prospects -- which is why a great week can change a player's circumstances. It happens for somebody every summer. And this summer that somebody is Class of 2019 standout CJ Walker. "[I wanted to] show these people I should be ranked top 10," Walker, who plays for a Florida-based team called Each 1 Teach 1, said the morning after he got 40 points
Editors note: This story was originally published on June 22, 2017. Here are 10 things you might not know about new Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr.: 1. Swatting J. Cole sooooo bad J. Cole -- who has gone platinum on albums with no features multiple times -- was a big fan of Smith's while the point guard was at Trinity Christian High School in Fayetteville, N.C. He was such a big fan that he challenged him to a game of one-on-one. J. Cole's hometown is Fayetteville, so it sounds like it was pretty easy for Smith to accept the challenge. So in 2014 the two got together to play a pickup game and Smith showed Cole no mercy by ruthlessly swatting a layup attempt, as seen above. Even
STATELINE, Nev. — San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski held off a charge from three-time defending champion Mark Mulder to maintain a one-point lead after the second round of the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament near Lake Tahoe on Saturday. Mulder began the day nine points behind Pavelski in the modified Stableford scoring system, which awards six points for eagle, three for birdie, one for par, zero for bogey and minus-two for double bogey or worse. Mulder had 31 points in the round for a total of 47. Pavelski had 23 points on the day for a two-round total of 48. Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (44), former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer (43), two-time winner
Good culture is one of those words that often get used, but is difficult to establish in companies. What makes a good culture? Good culture is, when the work environment is conducive for everyone to thrive in. The cohesiveness between owners, c-suite, middle management and front line employees are streamlined. Growth opportunities are present for employees to take advantage of and the communication is open & transparent. For the Golden State Warriors, the culture of their team over the last four year hasn't been anything short of amazing. During that span, they've amassed three championships, captured that best regular season record in NBA history and dominated the all-stars' roster with their
Samurai bond issuance is running at the quickest pace since the global financial crisis as higher dollar yields and a four-year low for swapping yen to dollars draws overseas borrowers. National Australia Bank Ltd. on Thursday sold 104.9 billion yen ($935 million) of yen bonds, bringing total issuance of Samurai notes since April 1 to 1.04 trillion yen, the highest for the same period since 2008, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Japanese investors are welcoming the attention as the Bank of Japan keeps the yield on local 10-year government debt near zero. Overseas banks have been particularly eager to tap the yen market to boost their regulatory capital, according to Manulife Asset Management.