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“I Declined the Offer”- Teofimo Lopez Says the Rumors Are “Bull***t”

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"I Declined the Offer"- Teofimo Lopez Says the Rumors Are "Bull***t"

In a recent interview with BT Sport Boxing, the IBF Lightweight Champion, Teofimo Lopez, spilled the beans on rumors regarding his opponent, Vasiliy Lomachenko, donating a part of his purse in order to make this fight happen.

On being asked his side of the story Lopez said, “It’s pure bull****, and that’s really just what it was. And just for that to even be thrown at and they promoted it that way. You know the same at one point they promoted that I, at one point decided to decline the fight.

“No, I declined the offer that they came and did with me. The same way they promoted with Vasiliy Lomachenko and the 800k. Now if they promote our fight, that is actually happening, it’s already signed in deal and said, you know everything’s done with, then we’ll have more views, you know what I mean. But they’re promoting that side and which, is not even true,” he added.

What does Teofimo Lopez think of his deal in the fight against Vasiliy Lomachenko?

On his current deal, he said, “I still didn’t get my fair share I mean, but it’s either, have everyone say that I duck and dodge a fighter, well that’s not true. That’s not who I am. Take the fight, and you know, it what it is. I’ve been screwed over before, that’s fine with me.

“I’m okay with that and I’ll do it again then. It’s all right. And that’s why with this fight going on and everything, it not only Lomachenko I’ma be beating up, it’s everyone else that f***** me on this deal.”

Although Lopez didn’t seem too satisfied with his current deal, it is commendable that he still took the fight, something that not a lot of fighters would do.

Lomachenko’s side of the story is still clouded in mystery, but it seems like none of the parties are too focused on the financial side of things. Rather, it is a fight that excites them as much as it excites the fans.

And with the stage set for October 17th and their belts hanging in the balance, we can’t wait to watch who comes out on top.

ALSO READ- “I’m Not a Stupid Fighter” – Teofimo Lopez Warns Vasyl Lomachenko

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What Trevor Lawrence thinks of ‘Tank for Trevor’ NFL Draft slogan

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What Trevor Lawrence thinks of ‘Tank for Trevor’ NFL Draft slogan

Trevor Lawrence is trying not to hear it.

The stud Clemson quarterback said that, yes, he has seen the “Tank for Trevor” slogan infiltrating the NFL’s worst teams.

“I try to ignore it as much as possible,” Lawrence told the Greenville News. “Obviously, if you’re on social media at all, you can’t help but see some of it. It’s just funny.”

Lawrence is widely expected to be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The junior, who led Clemson to a national title as a freshman, has already said this will be his last season with the Tigers.

The Falcons, Vikings and Jets are among the 0-3 teams who could be looking to make Lawrence the future of their franchise.

“It’s a new team every week, so I don’t think there’s any real insight into what’s going to happen,” Lawrence said. “It’s a long season – there have only been three games in the NFL and we’re on our third game. I mean it’s kind of interesting to see all the stuff that comes to me.

“It’s funny. I don’t take it too seriously. You can’t really predict where you’re going to go, what’s going to happen, so all I can do is enjoy my time while I’m here, perform the best I can and enjoy where I’m at right now. We’ll see next year what happens.”

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Bale ‘very happy, very committed’ at Spurs as he approaches injury return, says Mourinho

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Bale 'very happy, very committed' at Spurs as he approaches injury return, says Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says Gareth Bale is “very happy” at Spurs as he continues his recovery from injury after joining the club on loan earlier this month.

Bale made his return to Spurs on September 18, rejoining his former club on loan from Real Madrid. The move sees him return to the team where he thrived from 2007 to 2013 before making his big money move to Spain.

While he was able to win plenty of trophies in Spain, Bale was often depicted as an outside figure in the Madrid dressing room and, throughout last season, he was frequently left out of Zinedine Zidane’s XI.

A return to Spurs has been seen by many as a chance for the Wales star to rediscover the Bale of old, although that will have to wait until he is fully fit and ready to play.

The winger is currently dealing with a knee injury suffered during the last international break and, when offering an update on the club’s injured list, Mourinho revealed that Bale’s rehabilitation is going well.

He also offered updates on the status of Heung-min Son, who he says is closer to full fitness than Bale is currently.

“Sonny, of course, is not playing tomorrow. He is a doubt for Sunday, I would say a big doubt, but I don’t want to say that he is not going to play because maybe he does it and my position is not good,” Mourinho said.

“Bale cannot play tomorrow or on the weekend, that I can confirm. He’s working hard, very committed, very professional, very happy, but not yet for tomorrow or for the weekend.

“I believe that the two weeks of the international break can be important weeks to his last phase of recovery and fitness problems, hopefully, to play when we’re back the weekend after the national teams. We’ll see if it is possible to arrive there. From yesterday, it’s just fatigue, no injured players, no.”

Spurs are fresh off a win over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup, having taken down their London rivals in a penalty shootout. They will host Maccabi Haifa on Thursday in the Europa League before visiting Mourinho’s former club Manchester United this weekend in their return to Premier League action. 

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How Heat’s Bam Adebayo got his nickname & became the rising star to watch in NBA Finals

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How Heat's Bam Adebayo got his nickname & became the rising star to watch in NBA Finals

Bam Adebayo has been one of the breakout players of the 2020 NBA playoffs, and he’ll lead the Miami Heat against the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 NBA Finals from the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida. Adebayo is straight out of the new breed of centers – not only can he score down low and rebound, but he can handle the ball off the dribble and pass as well as any big guy this side of Nikola Jokic. For the Heat to pull off an NBA Finals upset of the Lakers, Adebayo will need to combine with Jimmy Butler to have an amazing series.

But before Adebayo got to the Heat, he wasn’t a top-10 pick. It wasn’t obvious that he’d display the all-around game he does now. He was just one of many talented cogs at Kentucky, and well before that, just a kid who flipped over his mother’s coffee table.

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How did Bam Adebayo get his nickname?

Adebayo’s given first name is Edrice. But while watching “The Flintstones” at age 1, Adebayo flipped over a coffee table in a way that reminded his mother of one of the show’s characters, Bam-Bam Rumble. From that day forward, Edrice was known as Bam Bam, eventually shortened to just “Bam.”

The nickname fits well, too, for a boy who grew into a 6-9, 255-pound center with a 7-1 wingspan. Bam is the perfect name for dunking on people’s heads and blocking their shots. 

Bam Adebayo’s NBA evolution

Adabeyo played one season at Kentucky following high school ball at High Point Christian Academy in North Carolina. He was well-regarded, a consensus top-10 recruit in the 2016 class in the same group that brought De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk to Big Blue Nation. Adebayo’s job was simple playing for John Calipari – serve as the college version of Dwight Howard. So Adebayo averaged 13.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in his lone season with the Wildcats, but he dished out less than an assist per game and shot 65 percent at the foul line.

The Heat took Adebayo with the 14th pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, behind already likely busts like Josh Jackson, Frank Ntilikina and Dennis Smith Jr. Both Fox and Monk went ahead of Adebayo, and that’s the year the Lakers took Lonzo Ball with the second overall pick.

It was already obvious even in his rookie season that Adebayo had a skillset that hadn’t been utilized at Kentucky. He averaged 1.5 assists per game in about 19 minutes per contest, doubling his Kentucky rate in about two-thirds of the playing time. In both of Adebayo’s first two years, though, he mostly came off the bench behind Hassan Whiteside.

With Whiteside in Portland ahead of the 2019-20 season, the Heat could finally unleash Bam. He led fastbreaks. He worked dribble handoffs on the perimeter. He fed backdoor cutters from the high post. While he isn’t exactly the same as Jokic, much of Adebayo’s offensive functionality is. It resulted in a season averaging 15.9 points, 10.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. In the postseason, Adebayo is averaging nearly three more points per game, and his free-throw percentage is up more than five percent in the NBA from his time at Kentucky. While it wasn’t obvious right away in Adebayo’s usage, his third-year breakout has made him one of the most valuable centers in the NBA.

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How Bam Adebayo helps the Heat slow down Anthony Davis

Early in NBA Finals games, Adebayo might find himself matched up with Javale McGee or Dwight Howard. But as the Lakers often do, they’ll likely go small and play Anthony Davis at the 5. It’s not Davis’ preferred spot, but it’s the most effective place for the Lakers to use him. Davis is a handful on both ends, a first-team All-League and All-Defense player.

Adabeayo’s offensive game is such that he shouldn’t be supremely limited by Davis’ defense. The ability to do so many things well means that Adebayo can just focus on the aspect of his game that Davis isn’t looking to stop on a given night. 

Defensively is where Adebayo will have to work hard against Davis. Adebayo averaged a career-high 1.3 blocks per game this season, but guarding Davis is more about making him catch as far away from the basket as possible and contesting his jump shots while not fouling. At 6-10, Davis has the slight height advantage on Adebayo, meaning Adebayo will have to work early, before Davis catches the ball. 

Players that Adebayo has been guarding in the playoffs have shot a combined 44.2 percent while he’s on them, according to NBA Stats. That’s not too different than the 43.1 percent shooting Davis has allowed, meaning they could be a fair match for each other. 

Miami will need Adebayo’s usual impact on the offensive end to match his results against Davis on the defensive end – if they do, the Heat have a chance at one final series upset.

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