April 25, 2017
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WITH NBA training camps up and running, and with the preseason about to start this weekend, the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers aren’t quite done reloading their roster as they embark on their mission to repeat as NBA champions in 2021.
I GOT into an interesting debate in the barber shop the other day.
ADMITTEDLY I’m in coaching withdrawal, I miss coaching 10-U baseball.
WITH a three-month layoff still looming since the last time the Lakers last played, the major question in ‘Laker Land’ is whether they’ll be able to pick up where they left off.
THIS week saw the Dallas Cowboys see their gamble pay off and the team get away with larceny, yet again.
AS we continue to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, and things slowly return to normalcy, pro sports continue to remain sidelined, leaving sports fans with nothing of substance to fill the sports void.
THE 2020 NFL Draft has come and gone, and my Dallas Cowboys crushed it!
THE Los Angeles Lakers continue to tweak their roster prior to the NBA Playoffs, clearly a sign that they are all in on winning an NBA championship this season.Yesterday, the Lakers signed veteran guard Dion Waiters, according to Shams Charania of Th
DEMARCUS Cousins may have been waived by the Los Angeles Lakers but their relationship is not entirely done.
As “Kobe” fans world wide, still try to come to grips with his passing. A public memorial for the victims of the Jan. 26 helicopter crash that killed nine people, including Kobe and his daughter Gianna ‘Mambacita’ Bryant, reportedly will be held on
COWBOYS VP Stephen Jones seems to be quite happy with the coaching staff new head coach Mike McCarthy has assembled.
THE NBA trade season is in full swing now that we’ve reached December 15, the unofficial starting point. Here are a few big names that could be on the move to new NBA homes, in very short order.
WITH a league leading 19-3 record, the Los Angeles Lakers are back in a huge way, the juggernaut of the NBA at the moment. It is head coach Frank Vogel’s defence first mentality that has the Lakers firing on all cylinders. It starts and ends with t
THE hot click bait this week is whether my Dallas Cowboys can shock the world and hand the Patriots their second loss of the year, and second loss in three games. RUN DAK RUN The Cowboys can win if they allow Dak to use his legs as well as his arm.
THERE are a myriad of early-season tournaments.
DALLAS Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper underwent an MRI on his injured knee Wednesday and missed practice yesterday, according to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport also added that the MRI was precautionary
BEWARE, it’s Halloween weekend, anything can happen. The Dallas Cowboys, who are presently 3-0 in their division - the NFC East - and looking to improve to 4-0 in the division with a season series sweep of the New York Giants on Monday, on Monday Night Football.
AS the NFL trade deadline rapidly approaches, the Dallas Cowboys made a move yesterday, acquiring three-time Pro Bowl DE Michael Bennett from the New England Patriots.
THE problem with the Dallas Cowboys is not a lack of talent. It’s painfully obvious, it’s a lack of coaching. The Jason Garrett experiment as head coach has failed.
TNT’s All Elite Wrestling Dynamite” (AEW) slammed USA Network’s “NXT” (WWE) clean in the middle of the ring on Wednesday night past, winning its second Wednesday ratings war in a row.Wednesday night’s AEW show received 1.018 million total viewers, wh
LAST season the Dallas Cowboys beat the New Orleans Saints due to a very good defensive effort.
IT has been a crazy week at the ranch as the Cowboys prepare to play the rancid Dolphins on Sunday. Here are the latest rumblings from around the ranch with some Cowboys coming and others going. FISH TACOS TO GO The Cowboys finally released defe
AFTER an outstanding debut to the NFL season, with a 35-17 shellacking over the New York Giants, the Cowboys look to hit the road this week and improve to 2-0 on the season, and in the NFC East division, with a road win against the division rival Washington Redskins. As we head into Week 2 of the NFL season, here’s the latest news from around the ranch:
AS the NFL kicked off its 100th season last night, here are 5 Fantasy Football sleepers to help you win your week one matchup. QUARTERBACK Nick Foles - Jacksonville Jaguars The key for Foles is the Jaguars’ defence. If they can’t slow down the po
LAKERS centre DeMarcus Cousins’ ACL tear, and its aftermath, is coming into focus in Los Angeles.
WHILE Ezekiel Elliott continues to hold out, all while Dak Prescott’s alleged contract demands are downright ludicrous, and Amari Cooper continues to hobble around on an injured heel, Cowboys fans have rookie RB Tony Pollard to take our minds off the aforementioned Elliot, Prescott, Cooper drama in Dallas.
By INIGO 'NAUGHTY' ZENICAZELAYA THE Dallas Cowboys have been one of the best teams in the NFL at unearthing gems in undrafted free agency. Tony Romo is the best example, but he's far from the only one. S Barry Church was an undrafted free agent
SLOWLY, things are starting to progress positively in contract talks, with sources close to the situation confirming that an offer has been made to Ezekiel Elliott and proposals have been swapped.
MY Dallas Cowboys head to training camp this week - the six-week countdown to the kickoff of the NFL’s 100th season is on. And despite the rumours of a potential holdout by All-Pro running back Ezekiel Elliott, all seems to be business as usual, wit
SINCE DeMarcus Cousins stepped foot in the league, it was obvious that he was one of the most talented big men. And his prior experience playing with Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo in New Orleans was a major factor in him coming to the Lakers after h
LAST summer, All-Star centre DeMarcus Cousins took a huge pay cut to join the star-studded Golden State Warriors with the hope of winning his first NBA championship title and rebuilding his value. After not winning the championship in this year’s NB
THE big question for the Lakers now is how they can further improve their roster in free agency. They have holes to fill after trading the likes of Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart, in order to acquire Davis. They would presumably like to
I HATE to say ‘I told you so’, but ‘I told you so!’ In last week’s column, I said it right here, that by this year’s NBA Draft, New Orleans all star PF Anthony Davis would be a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart
Despite being dysfunctional on many levels, the Lakers are currently the odds on favourites to land Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis, according to Las Vegas.
IN a nutshell, my Lakers have struck out in all attempts to pair a second star with James.
NOW that the NFL Draft is over, and August is still a ways off, it’s time to look at my Lakers, and their consistent dysfunction.
FOR the last few weeks I’ve given Cowboy Nation here in the 242 potential targets for the Cowboys in this year’s NFL Draft.
LET me open by saying: No wide receiver in this year’s NFL Draft is even close to Cowboys’ WR Amari Cooper.
WHILE I read Tribune Business Editor Neil Hartnell’s column, revealing the sobering fact, that Bahamian taxpayers paid $1.2m to global sporting and entertainment giant -US-based, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG). And got nothing, nada, zilch, zero in return, I was dumbfounded.
Early last Saturday evening, the Lakers announced that after a discussion with the their medical staff, LeBron James will be held out for the remainder of the team’s games.
SLOW and steady is sometimes the best approach in the long NFL offseason.
FINALLY, the wheels are moving for the Dallas Cowboys in free agency.
MEANWHILE, the dysfunction in LA with my Lakers is painfully obvious.
THE Lakers are 1-3 since the All-Star break and LeBron James seems to be all in his feelings.
IT is the last week in February, and so it’s not too soon for a NFL Mock Draft. Let’s see who the Cowboys like!
We are heading into March, and into the NFL free agency period, when teams around the NFL lose all their senses and throw millions around in an attempt to find that ever elusive quick fix.
After whiffing on acquiring New Orleans Pelicans All Star forward Anthony Davis, Lakers president Magic Johnson wasn’t happy with the way things went at the trade deadline.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been aggressively pursuing the New Orleans Pelicans’ All-Star forward Anthony Davis for the last few weeks.
RUMOURS are swirling in the NBA, LeBron James is up to his old tricks, and that could mean a new head coach in Lakerland, Luke Walton watch your back.
I’VE been a boxing aficionado my entire life.
AS I told you in a previous column of the Press Box, pro wrestler Cody Rhodes was following in his late father’s - the American Dream Dusty Rhodes - footsteps. In the ring, and out, from both a performance and business aspect.
I MUST admit, I enjoyed my Dallas Cowboys NFC Wild Card game victory against the Seattle Seahawks.
COLLEGE Football Bowl Month is underway. And once again our very own - the fifth annual Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl - is part of an outstanding lineup on ESPN.
MY Dallas Cowboys wouldn’t be, winners of five straight games, one victory away from locking down an NFC East title and the accompanying playoff berth, if it weren’t for Amari Cooper. Period!
A five-yard run in the first quarter gave the 41-year-old Patriots QB Tom Brady 1,000 yards rushing on his career and he became the oldest player to achieve the milestone since 1970.
IT has been about eight days since news broke via Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN that “every player” on the (7-12) Washington Wizards roster is “available” for the right trade offer.
IF you are looking for me between November 21-23, start at the Imperial Arena in the Atlantis resort.
THE Lakers improved immediately, from a defensive stand point, with the addition of veteran centre Tyson Chandler, after he was bought out by the Phoenix Suns. Chandler picked L.A. out of about five teams trying to secure his services. Chandler’s g
THESE days it seems, every nook and cranny is crawling with an infestation of terror and destruction that would rival any of those plagues found in The Good Book. You guessed it, “millennials”. Ah, yes, I remember the free-for-all, happy-go-lucky d
IN addition to trading for wide receiver Amari Cooper going into the bye week, the Cowboys continued to shake things up during the bye week.
DON’T get it twisted, this is not an open embrace for LeBron James, just a simple thank you. Yes, thank you LBJ for putting a muzzle on the overly annoying and irritating LaVar Ball. Yes, Lonzo’s daddy!!The outspoken, erratic father of Lonzo Ball use
WELL, seeing how my Dallas Cowboys totally dismantled the number one defence in the NFL, in the process of humbling the cocky Jacksonville Jaguars 40-7 this past Sunday, I will give “Dumb and Dumber” - Cowboys HC Jason Garrett and OC Scott Linehan - a break this week.
COWBOYS fans here in the 242 must come to grips with reality. Our beloved Cowboys are an inconsistent, mediocre squad at best. Since it comes with the territory, head coach Jason Garrett is on the hot seat, and deservedly so. The team is now 2-3 o
IT has been just over two years since Cody Rhodes decided to leave WWE and test himself on a worldwide scene, and there’s no denying that it has been a huge success for him. Son of the legendary “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, and former WWE Intercon
AFTER another nauseating performance by my Dallas Cowboys this past Sunday, the cries for head coach Jason Garrett, alias “The Clapper”, to be axed grows even louder throughout Cowboys nation.
THE jury is still out on the Dallas Cowboys’ offence. However, it seems embattled offensive coordinator Scott Linehan got the memo. On the third play from scrimmage, WR Tayvon Austin flew past Giants QB Kelvin Martin as Cowboys QB Dak Prescott hit h
ATTENTION Dallas Cowboys fans here in the Bahamas, we can’t be delusional any longer, at present we are a bad football team.
WITH Fantasy Football Drafts fast approaching, here are three late round steals that could bring you a championship. Just have a look at the first name on my list. I put my money where my mouth is. I took Tampa Bay RB Peyton Barber in the 9th round
I’ve seen substance abuse derail many a superstar athlete, even savagely cutting some down in their prime. So when I see an athlete rebound from their addictions, and return to the playing field, focused and prepared to make the most of a second cha
This NFL preseason, the feared, torn ‘ACL’ is being diagnosed at an alarming rate. Veterans and rookies alike can’t seem to escape the dreaded injury.
ONLY the President of the United States Donald Trump could get me to do something that no one, including my priest, had gotten me to do...Defend LeBron James! DEFENDER For the longest I’ve always claimed you can’t deny LeBron James ‘greatness’ of
Every where I go, Cowboy and NFL fans alike, continue to hit me with the same, burning questions - “What are you Cowboys gonna do without Dez? Who’s going to replace him? You all will miss Dez’s production.” Easy, allow me to introduce, who I think
AS NFL training camps get set to open around the league, here is some last minute news, rumours and possible opportunities for redemption.
ALL offseason long, and now on the eve of training camp, the biggest question in Dallas remains what to expect from the team’s wide receivers, in the post Dez Bryant era. As NFL training camps are set to open this week, former Cowboys QB, and now th
MUCH to my chagrin the inevitable finally happened, LeBron James is a Laker. DIE HARD LAKER Everybody knows I don’t do hypocrisy at all. So I most certainly am not one of these in the moment euphoric Laker fans. I understand their exuberance, m
IT HAS been all of the good, the bad and the ugly thus far in the Lakers offseason pursuit of Kawhi Leonard. THE GOOD The good news is that Leonard appears committed to being a Laker. The San Antonio Spurs have the ability to offer him a five-year
NOW, before we get started, bare in mind that these are rumours, they only carry so much weight. With that out of the way, it is has been rumoured recently, and post this year’s NBA Finals, that both of Magic Johnson‘s superstar free agent targets a
THE NBA Finals appears to be headed to another rapid conclusion. And when the Lakers don’t make the Finals the buzz around the team goes into hyperdrive. Free agency will feature LeBron James and a supporting cast eager to join the Lakers and impro
FIRST things first, let’s start things off by congratulating Budweiser and Jimmy’s Wines and Spirits for running another awesome promotion. Once again, sending another lucky Bahamian to a world-class, international sporting event. This time around,
BRONSEXUAL - definition: Anybody who is a huge fan of LeBron James or has deep rooted ‘man crush’ or ‘bromance’ with LeBron James.
THE Dallas Cowboys “Aced” the NFL Draft, according to the experts. Now that the smoke has cleared from the NFL Draft in Dallas, and after receiving several favourable post draft grades from various media outlets, local Cowboys fans have lots to be e
THE NFL Draft goes down this week, kicking off on Thursday and wrapping up on Saturday. Trade rumours are swirling heavily around the NFL, including All Pro WR Julio Jones being on the way out in Atlanta, via trade. As well as teams ready to trade u
THERE has been no bigger fan of Dez Bryant over the last eight years than me.
FOR all of you Ryan Tannehill fans out there, look away now. You aren’t going to like this week’s column. WHEELING AND DEALING The Miami Dolphins are currently sitting at the No. 11 overall position in this year’s NFL Draft, but Todd McShay of E
AFTER a fast and furious and, more importantly, successful second week in NFL free agency, the Cowboys aren’t done yet. • Here’s some of the latest rumblings, Draft and free-agent wise, straight from the ranch. WAIT THERE’S MORE Dallas is still
AFTER making multiple impressive moves during the second week of the NFL free agency period, including signing two wide receivers, ex-Jaguar Allan Hurns and ex-Bear and Bill Deonte Thompson...
THE Cowboys have made it crystal clear when it comes to free agency over the last few seasons. They will play the role of cheap, skin flint, comfortably.
LAST week we looked at three potential first round picks at wide receiver for the Cowboys, picking No. 19 in this year’s draft. This week we look at three potential first round picks on the defensive side of the football. Derwin James, S, FSU Jame
IN 2017, the Cowboys lacked any real speed on the outside offensively.
THE Cowboys reportedly will use the franchise tag on defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence this offseason, with the goal of working out a long-term contract extension before the July 16 deadline, according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. Moore
WITHOUT a doubt, Kellen Moore is one of those guys folks either really like or believe he’s overstayed his time in Dallas by a country mile. When this was in the wee stages of just a rumour circulating around social media, lots of folks voiced their
I LOVE it when a plan comes together. My trek to the “Bold North” frozen Minnesota, for Super Bowl LII (52) as the Bud Light and Bud Light Caribbean brand ambassador was an awesome experience, from start to finish. The game between the Eagles and P
ONCE again, the country’s main electricity provider is in the flickering spotlight. On one hand, an MP is “begging for a break” while on the other, the Minister responsible for Bahamas Power and Light is promising “the best summer ever”! While readi
THE PRESS BOX: Anthony Miller Jr pitches very impressive five innings of 'no hit' ball in 7-1 victory
WITH all the negativity and controversy surrounding sports these days, in all the various sporting disciplines, both locally and internationally, it’s always refreshing to see youth excel in sports, giving hope, with a new generation of athletes on t
AFTER an amazing finish in Minnesota on Sunday, we Cowboys fans no longer need to hear it from Vikings fans about the “Hail Mary”, and bitter playoff losses that occured since then. That chapter has been closed, thank God. HAIL MARY It was secon
IT WAS truly my pleasure to host the inaugural “Don’t Blink” Home Run Derby in Paradise. The brainchild of major league prospects Todd Isaacs Jr of the Cleveland Indians and Lucius Fox of the Florida Marlins, along with lots of support and blood, sw
Jerry Jones favourite ‘yes man’ Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett isn’t going anywhere.
THREE weeks ago you all called me crazy, some Dolfans even called ‘Sandalinds’ telling them to come for me, when I predicted my Cowboys would win their last 5 games and make the playoffs as a Wild Card, the 6th and final seed in the NFC. Three strai
LA Lakers 6th Man Jordan Clarkson is having a tremendous season thus far. Clarkson is averaging 15 points per game in just 22 minutes, shooting nearly 49 per cent from the field, and over 35 per cent from the three-point line. The Lakers have him in
I CONTINUE to make moves in the picks race, I wish my Cowboys would do the same. I’m caustiously optimistic about my ‘Boys’ this week. Here’s who I like.
THERE is not much to hang your hat on when it comes to the Cowboys, they have been playing some ugly football recently. But, for arguments sake, let’s say they miraculously got things turned around and started winning games. Could they slide into a
INJURIES, suspensions, non-existent blockers, an embarrassing loss, now a withdrawn appeal!!I’ve got nothing nice to say right about now, my football team is teetering, ready to fall into the toilet, right next to the Dolphins!!• Here’s who I like th
OKAY Cowboy Nation, breath in, breath out.......shake it off, all is not lost, we are okay, and we will be just fine. No need to panic. Here are two problem areas that haunted the Cowboys on Sunday, and their potential remedies, in order to keep the
LIKE most loyal, die hard Cowboys fans, I’m holding an ‘Ezekiel Elliott Suspension Hearing ‘ Candlelight Vigil. My rosary beeds are out, my book of novenas is close by. 2pm Thursday November 9th, 2017 can’t get here soon enough, so once and for all
COWBOY Nation, I know we are all on a slippery slope regarding the now infamous Ezekiel Elliott six-game suspension.
10-3 last week and, as usual, my second half of the season surge has begun. The ‘short and sweet’ formula is back in effect, after back to back 11-4 and 10-3 weeks. Like the old saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” So buckle up, here’s w
MY Los Angeles Lakers are trying to establish an identity. But that’s something head coach Luke Walton and his rookie point guard Lonzo Ball are trying to build with such a young team. GROWING PAINS The Lakers (with a 2-4 record) have to be consi
THIS has been a busy, hectic week, but also a very rewarding one as a professional stand up comedian.
THE sports world is abuzz, the Astros and Dodgers are set to square off in the World Series. What a ‘fall classic’ it should be as the two best teams in baseball, in their respective leagues all season long, face off for all the marbles in the World
THURSDAY CHIEFS vs RAIDERS - THE Raiders at home is quite enticing. However, I don’t see the Chiefs dropping two in a row. Chiefs with the big division road win! CHIEFS 27, RAIDERS 24 Sunday BUCS vs BILLS - QB issues in Tampa Bay, Jameis Wi
I KNOW some of you fantasy football owners are still crying this morning. And, if you are, it’s because you probably had Aaron Rodgers on your team.
LET me start by saying “I hate you Aaron Rodgers.”No further comments, yes I’m still salty, now let’s get to the PICKS.THURSDAYEAGLES vs PANTHERSThe “Cambodian Express” continues to sail down the track.A revitalised, shades of his MVP season, Cam New
THE bye weeks are upon us so Atlanta, Denver, New Orleans and Washington will all be off this week.
WITH the first month of the NFL season in the books, it’s time for serious fantasy managers to start shaking things up if they are off to a slow start, 0-4 or 1-3 perhaps?It’s time to make smart, critical moves. Use your head not your hearts to solid
My, what a difference a week makes!
BRONCOS, Steelers and Dolphins fans remain silent.
OKAY Irma had her way, blew us out of bounds here on the Press Box for a minute.
BOBBY “The Brain” Heenan, legendary wrestling manager and announcer, died on Sunday, according to WWE.com and other reliable sources.He was 73. It’s no secret. I’m a huge fan of ‘Pro Wrestling’ so I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. A big
WE all know this legal manoeuvre was iminent, so when the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Monday that the NFL filed its appeal of Ezekiel Elliott’s preliminary injunction to the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, per court documents, I k
NFL cuts always provide some major surprises this time of year. This year is no different. Here’s a look at some big NFL names that will be seeking a new employer, or worse a career after football, post NFL cuts 2017. Brock Osweiler, QB (Browns) A
WE continue this week with our NFL preseason division-by-division breakdown in the NFC EAST, the toughest division in the NFL.
As we edge closer to real football, and the start of the NFL season, we continue our division by division camp preview. This week we take a look at the NFC NORTH. • CHICAGO BEARS Training camp report dates: rookies (July 19) and veterans (July 26
My Dallas Cowboys kicked off the NFL preseason with a 20-18 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in the Hall of Fame Game. To all the “haters”, a win is a win, and we will take it.
The Hall of Fame game takes place on Thursday night between my Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals. Mind you neither squad will look remotely close to what their true identities will be on opening day. Thursday’s game and the weekend’s festiviti
NFL Kick Off Sunday 2017 draws even nearer and, as promised, over the coming weeks I will preview each division in the NFL. As your favourite teams head into training camp, we will bring you up close to the action with the hottest camp battles for s
TRAINING camps open this weekend and early next week, across the NFL. The most glorious time on the sports calendar is finally upon us. And as we creep closer and closer to KICK OFF SUNDAY 2017, over the coming weeks I will preview each division in
AS the NFL season approaches, Fantasy Football fanatics are emerging from their NFL hibernation.
WELL the NBA Draft has come and gone and NO, Paul George still isn’t a Laker! Despite not making a blockbuster trade for George, yet, ‘Magic’ Johnson(Lakers President) and Rob Pelinka (Lakers GM) have done a masterful job over the last few days. Fir
SINCE the Boston Celtics agreed to trade the No. 1 pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for the No. 3 pick and future assets, as per ESPN... Markelle Fultz looks like he is heading to a new team, in the Eastern Conference, and the rest of the league needs
WITH pre-draft rumours continuing to swirl around the Lakers and their second overall pick, here are some rumours that may actually pan out if the Lakers decide to pass on LA native and UCLA star point guard Lonzo Ball. Lonzo So So With a report
It is painfully clear that this isn’t a repeat of last year’s NBA Finals.
As I like to do every so often, it’s time to look back in sports history and see what great sports happenings or events occurred on this day - May 30 - down the years. What a day it turned out to be, filled with Indianapolis 500 memories, shooting s
This has been a long time coming, I have to let it go at this point.
AS most of you all are aware, a huge part of dealing with the long NFL offseason is watching Monday Night Raw and Tuesday Night Smackdown with my sons. (A great joy as a father, I must admit.)
DOWN the home stretch we come in ‘silly season’.
WELL the NFL Draft has come and gone and, it’s safe to say that Cowboys fans here in the Bahamas can be happy and relieved, with the haul of talented players drafted by the Cowboys rounds 1-7, especially on defence, the ‘Boys future is definitely bright on both sides of the ball.
I must admit, despite it being the height of silly season and my intelligence being insulted daily by all the political minutia, that Team Bahamas’ gold-medal performance in the mixed 4x400m relay to close out the IAAF World Relays on Sunday night was a welcome break from the norm and the grim reality of where we are truly as a nation.