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MLB Draft: Top prospects likened to Mike Trout, Trevor Bauer

MLB Draft: Top prospects likened to Mike Trout, Trevor Bauer

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June 8 (UPI) -- Talented trio Spencer Torkelson, Asa Lacy and Austin Martin headline the college baseball prospect class for the 2020 MLB Draft, which airs at 7 p.m. EDT Wednesday on ESPN and MLB Network. This year's prospects are in a unique position, since they didn't get to finish their 2020 college seasons, which were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Advertisement Torkelson, from Arizona State, is expected to be the No. 1 overall pick. The power hitter with a short and compact swing obliterated Barry Bonds' school record for home runs in a season as a freshman when he smashed 25 round-trippers in 2018, 14 more than the mark set by MLB's career home run leader. Torkelson is the top player in Baseball America's 500 Draft Rankings. Martin ranks second and Lacy ranks third. Geor...
Boxing legend Mike Tyson once tried to fight NBA icon Michael Jordan at boozy dinner, ex-manager reveals – ‘He looked like he’d seen a ghost’

Boxing legend Mike Tyson once tried to fight NBA icon Michael Jordan at boozy dinner, ex-manager reveals – ‘He looked like he’d seen a ghost’

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Mike Tyson’s ex-manager has revealed details of a run-in between the boxing legend and NBA icon Michael Jordan at a dinner in 1988. Both sporting heroes have dominated the news in recent weeks, with Tyson announcing a return to the ring for charity and Jordan at the centre of popular Netflix docuseries ‘The Last Dance’. Getty Tyson and Jordan were two of the biggest names in sport in the late eighties Back in the eighties, the two Americans were at the top of their game, but despite being the undisputed and undefeated heavyweight champion of the world, Tyson was also battling with inner demons. His violent marriage to Robin Givens, and their subsequent divorce, caused Tyson’s personal life to eventually spiral out of control. Jordan briefly dated Giv
Boxing news: Evander Holyfield announces ring return at 57 after old rival Mike Tyson reveals plans to fight again

Boxing news: Evander Holyfield announces ring return at 57 after old rival Mike Tyson reveals plans to fight again

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Evander Holyfield has announced he is making a return to boxing at the age of 57. The four-time world heavyweight world champion is to fight in exhibition bouts to raise money for charity campaign Unite 4 Our FIght. He declared on social media: “The moment you’ve all been waiting for…. The Champ is back! “I’d like to announce that I will be making a comeback to the ring. “I will be fighting in exhibition matches for a great cause. I’m training to promote a charity that’s very close to me. “Our #Unite4OurFight campaign aims to provide students the resources they need for emotional development and education.” Holyfield’s return raises the prospect of a third showdown with his great rival Mike Tyson. Tyson recently revealed he is also planning to put his boxing gloves back on to compete in
When former Manchester United man Wayne Rooney met Mike Tyson and took his advice on being a young star

When former Manchester United man Wayne Rooney met Mike Tyson and took his advice on being a young star

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During a visit to the UK in the mid-2000s, Mike Tyson made sure he had the opportunity to meet Wayne Rooney. As one of the most famous men on the planet, Tyson had spotted Rooney’s rising star and decided to advise him on dealing with fame at a young age. Wayne Rooney - Instagram Both Rooney and Tyson became superstars as young men Tyson’s ex-sparring partner Joe Egan was with the heavyweight legend for his trip and told SunSport: “Wayne Rooney, in particular, was one of the stars Mike wanted to meet because he had so much admiration for Wayne. “So when Mike was over for an after-dinner speech in the UK about more than 15 years ago, in Manchester, I was with him. “The table that had been reserved for the team was given to the Carrington training grou
Seattle Seahawks bringing back All-Pro guard Mike Iupati

Seattle Seahawks bringing back All-Pro guard Mike Iupati

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April 14 (UPI) -- The Seattle Seahawks reached an agreement on a short-term contract with Pro Bowl guard Mike Iupati on Tuesday. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that Iupati agreed to a one-year deal with the Seahawks. Financial details of the pact weren't disclosed. Iupati signed a one-year, $ 2.75 million contract with the Seahawks last off-season. He made 15 starts in the 2019 regular season, but he missed both of Seattle's playoff games because of a neck injury. The San Francisco 49ers selected Iupati in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Idaho. He played his first five seasons in San Francisco before joining the Arizona Cardinals in March 2015. Iupati spent parts of four seasons with the Cardinals before going to the Seahawks, his third stint with an NFC West team. I...