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Saturday, April 30, 2011

GSP says "don't blink"

So, anything going on in Toronto tonight?  You may have noticed the wall to wall coverage of UFC129 this week on SportsNet, and impressive it has been in quality and quantity.  55,000 will be in attendance, and more if the word of a couple hundred extra tickets coming open after set-up is true, and it will be a scene at the very least.  The card itself is stacked - Dana White doesn't make garbage match-ups after all - and I'm saying GSP dominates Jake Shields in the main event for a decision, with Jose Aldo making quick work of Mark Hominick, and Lyoto Machida sending Randy Couture into retirement with a loss.  Rest of the card here.  GSP concluded yesterday's weigh in by grabbing the mic and telling the 9,000+ that packed Ricoh Coliseum "don't blink".  Uncharacteristic smack talk for the classy champion, I like it.

The San Jose Sharks opened their Western Conference semi with a 2-1 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings.  The Tampa Bay Bolts ripped one in Washington to take a 1-0 series lead with a 4-2 win over the top seeded Caps.  It would not shock me if the Bolts took that series.

Tottenham and Chelsea will play a cross-town match today in the EPL, with Spurs badly needing a win to grab a Champions League slot for next year, while Chelsea are hoping to narrow the gap on leading Manchester United, who have a juicy game with Arsenal set for tomorrow.  Four more weeks of EPL action remains for the season, so points are crucial at the top.

Nice work by Atlanta Braves pitcher Derek Lowe.  The 0.24 associated with him after Thursday night isn't his ERA, but his blood alcohol content after the police nailed him racing his 2011 Porche Panamara.

And as quick as the NFL lockout was declared off by the courts, it is now back on.  Wake me when it is over.

Short one today, enjoy the weather.  Nice move putting a gem of a playoff matchup in Boston at Philly on a spring afternoon, NHL!

Not sure if this guy is selling, or if this was indeed a neck breaking move in yet another backyard wrestling mishap.

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