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Added November 17th, 2015 by Ian

One-handed receiver sets High School Football Record

According to high school football player Kris Silbaugh, you don’t really need two hands to be a great receiver. The youngster, who was born without a left hand started playing pickup football with his buddies when he was just a kid and has now become one of the best ever at his high school. His first year of playing organized football came when he was 14 years old at Cambridge Springs high school in Pennsylvania. He made the varsity team even though he was just a freshman at the school.

Silbaugh said he was born with just a right hand due to a birth defect, but he’s never felt handicapped and has never let it stop him from enjoying his life. Silbaugh recently had his name entered in the record books at Cambridge Springs as he caught a 43-yard touchdown pass to improve his total receiving yards to 915. The record-breaking reception came in a 63-0 blowout against Saegertown High School of Pennsylvania. Silbaugh said he knew last year that he was getting close to the previous school record of 912 yards which was set I 1998, but then forgot all about it.

 
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Added November 17th, 2015 by Ian

Man wins $2.75 million on pair of sports bets

With the luck he’s been having lately, sports bettor Dave Oancea should probably drop by the nearest store and pick up a lottery ticket. However, he doesn’t really need the money at the moment. Oancea has raked in close to $2.75 million dollars in the past couple of weeks on sports betting. He took home about $2.5 million by backing the Kansas City Royals to capture the World Series and then won another $240,000 by betting on Holly Holm to upset Ronda Rousey for the women’s bantamweight title in their UFC showdown on November 14th.

Oancea said he was going to bet just $10,000 on Holm, but then decided to double up and lay down $20,000 on the 12-1 underdog. It was a good move since the 35-year-old preacher’s daughter knocked Rousey out cold in the second round of their UFC 193 tilt in Melbourne, Australia. The odds on Holm dropped to 8-1 just before fight time, but Oancea made his wager earlier at 12/1. Holm, who’s now 10-0, stopped the previously undefeated Rousey (12-1) with a well-placed kick to the head which was followed up by several painful punches.

 
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Added November 9th, 2015 by Ian

Manny Pacquiao to retire after April 9th bout

When hockey, basketball, baseball, soccer and American football players announce their retirements, you can almost be certain never to see them play again. However, the same can’t be said for boxers. We’ve seen several of them retire in the past only to be lured back into the ring a year or two later, such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Tommy Hearns and Muhammad Ali etc. Perhaps the most famous instance was George Foreman retiring for 10 years and then coming back to become the oldest-ever heavyweight champion at the age of 45 a decade later.

With the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. recently retiring with a record of 49-0 with 26 Kos after beating Andre Berto, it looks like southpaw Manny Pacquiao is now regarded as the most popular and perhaps best active pound-for-pound boxer left. However, according to Pacquiao, his bout next April 9th will be his last. He’ll then retire and focus more on his political career in his native Philippines. The announcement of his retirement, like Mayweather’s can be taken with a grain of salt though. In fact, the two of them may meet in a rematch in 2016.

 
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Added November 9th, 2015 by Ian

NCAA to become first-ever American sports league to play in China

The Pac-12 NCAA U.S. college basketball conference will become the first-ever American sports league to hold a regular-season game in China when the University of Washington Huskies take on the University of Texas Longhorns this November 14th in the city of Shanghai. There will be another game to follow later in the year and both contests will be broadcast in the U.S. by ESPN while BABA, Tech30 will show them across China. According to the Chinese broadcaster Alibaba, basketball is considered to be China’s most popular sport with about 300 million fans interested in it.

 
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Added November 3rd, 2015 by Ian

Kansas City Royals win first Word Series in 30 years

 
Added November 2nd, 2015 by Ian

American Pharoah captures Breeders’ Cup then retires

 
Added November 2nd, 2015 by Ian

New Zealand captures record third Rugby World Cup

 
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