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Errol Spence, Jr. Looks As Good As Ever In Dominating Win Over Danny Garcia
Barack Obama's HS
  Anyone who doubted Errol Spence, Jr.’s great- ness before should rethink that position after Spence’s dominant unanimous deci- sion victory over a very tal- ented Danny Garcia last Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Fighting 14 months after a horrific high-speed accident that nearly killed him, Spence returned to the ring on Saturday to defend his WBC and IBF welterweight belts and looked as good as ever, if not better.
Spence was in command from beginning to end, and won by scores of 116-112 twice and 117-111. Yahoo Sports had it 117-111 for Spence.
He jabbed frequently to keep Garcia at bay and badly swell up his left eye. He slowed Garcia with crushing shots to the ribcage and he pushed a pace so hard that he
Breaks LeBron James'
  Danny Garcia, left, is hit by Errol Spence, Jr. during the WBC IBF welterweight championship boxing bout in Arling- ton, Texas.
Former United States president Barack Obama's high school basketball jersey set a new record Friday as the most expensive high school basketball jersey to ever sell at auction.
Juliens Auctions an- nounced that Obama's 1978- 1979 No. 23 Punahou School jersey sold for $192,000.
That broke the record pre- viously set by Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, whose St. Vincent-St. Mary's jersey featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2002 sold for $187,500 last year.
In 1978-79, Obama helped lead Punahou School, which is located in Honolulu,
never allowed Garcia to get into the fight.
Garcia entered the bout with a 36-2 record, and had an argument to suggest that with a break in fights against Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman, he could have been 38-0. But there was no doubt this time about the out- come, and Garcia admitted as much.
“He was just the better
man tonight, no excuses,” Garcia said. “He had a good right jab and that was the key to the fight.”
Deshaun Watson Vents After Texans’ Heartbreaking Loss
The Houston Texans suf- fered a brutal loss on Sunday to fall to 4-8 on the season, and Deshaun Watson can’t take much more of it.
The quarterback was seen on the bench after the Texans’ 26-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts with a towel draped over his head, seemingly incon- solable. When asked about that moment, Watson admit- ted that he’s sick of losing.
“This s— hurts. I’m tired of losing,” Watson said. “Being so close over the years, it’s just, yeah, it’s tough.”
Former President Barack Obama looks to LeBron James as he welcomes the NBA basketball champion to the East Room of the White House.
to a Hawaii state basketball championship.
While Obama never went on to play college or profes- sional basketball, his love for the sport is well documented.
Basketball Jersey Sale
Record At Auction
   Damian Lillard Takes
Floyd Mayweather Will Fight
  Another Shot At Paul George
YouTuber Logan Paul In
Damian Lillard is rekin- dling his beef with Paul George for another round.
The Portland Trail Blazers star took a shot at George on Instagram over the weekend. Responding to a post about how George had said that he wanted to retire as a member of the LA Clippers, Lillard commented “Al Capone.”
“Al Capone” is a way of saying “all cap.” “Cap” is slang for a lie.
George’s comments were indeed met with skepticism after he made similar remarks back when he was with the In- diana Pacers then the Okla-
Boxing Match This February
homa City Thunder, only to force his way out of both teams. Lillard and George also beefed on Instagram dur- ing the Orlando bubble. George’s history of switching teams was the subject of the shade Lillard threw at him.
Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and YouTuber Logan Paul an- nounced on Sunday that they will fight each other in an ex- hibition boxing match early next year.
Mayweather, who boasts a record of 50-0, came out of retirement – again – to fight Paul, who lost his only professional fight against YouTuber KSI. Early odds show 43-year-old May- weather is the overwhelm- ing favorite over 25-year-old
Paul in the ring.
Fanmio, a platform that
connects fans with celebri- ties, will host the live pay- per-view bout on February 20. The fight currently costs $24.99, but will rise to $39.99 after one million PPV units have sold. It will then cost $59.99 starting on De- cember 29 and later turn to $69.99 on February 11.
Mayweather's last box- ing win was against UFC champion Conor McGre- gor in 2017. Last year, he said he was coming out of re- tirement in 2020 and teased a potential appearance with UFC.
Fanmio's CEO, Solomon Engel, said the May- weather-Paul fight had been in the works for a while.

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