Manny Pacquiao, Cam Newton Or A Bull In Edmonton: Who Was The Biggest Winner?


Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.

• Following up on victories in Colombia and Spain, bulls scored another win at the Canadian Finals Rodeo this weekend. Yet, humans tried to salvage some pride. From the Edmonton Journal ...

The woman was conscious but suffering from back pain and numbness in her legs as she was taken by stretcher to an ambulance. ...
"If [pickup man Gary Rempel] hadn't roped the bull, that bull could have stampeded into who knows how many people," said Dave Shields Sr., the CFR's assistant chute boss. "He probably saved a lot of lives. That's why he's the best."

• A British writer wrote that "Manny Pacquiao [is] clearly one of the greatest in boxing history after thriller with Antonio Margarito [Telegraph]. Freddie Roach apparently agrees ...

[Floyd] Mayweather "has got to do something. After this great performance by Manny, Mayweather just has to put up or shut up now and move out of the country. Let's face it. Manny's way above him at this point because I remember when he (Mayweather) was ducking Margarito and he wouldn't fight him either. If he doesn't fight Manny now, we know this guy should retire." [Reuters]

• No. 1 Oregon barely beats Cal [The Oregonian]. Cam Newton charges No. 2 Auburn past Georgia [AL.com].

• Steve Nash and his lovely wife Alejandra announced the birth of their third child, a son named Matteo, on Friday. Steve Nash and his soon-to-be ex-wife Alejandra announced they were getting divorced on Satuday. Will no one think of Matteo? [FoxSports]

• The New Orleans Hornets became the fourth team since 1986-87 to start the season 8-0 without giving up 100 points in any game. [New Orleans Times Picayune]

• Baylor signee Deuce Bello puts a ball between his legs and then dunks it. [Yahoo Sports]

• NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell dangles the "new stadium might get you another Super Bowl hosting shot" tease-line in Atlanta's face. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

• Some anonymous guy or dame with way too much loot to fritter away bought Babe Ruth's 702nd home-run ball for $264,500 yesterday. David Hunt, president of the Pennsylvania company that ran the event, said "We had some amazing results today." [Louisville Courier-Journal]

• Ottawa Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson's 14-year-old daughter Daron died on Saturday. A statement released by the team said there was an accident at the Richardson home on Friday and Daron tried to take her life by hanging. Condolences. [Ottawa Citizen]

• Bill Mazeroski's kidney stones rendered him unable to attend, but a bunch of old-head Pittsburgh Pirates watched a "50-year-old grainy movie, filmed off a black-and-white TV, of NBC's telecast of the seventh game of the 1960 World Series against the New York Yankees" anyway. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

• Paul Pierce admits that the "self-explanatory" LeBron dis-tweet was his [Boston.com]. Miami Heat "fans" are already getting antsy [Miami Herald].

• And, finally, from the "Hickey's Biased" coverage files … The Flyers sign Jeff Carter to an 11-year extension [Philly.com]. Notre Dame crushes Utah [UND.com]. With 19:23 left in the game, Fighting Blue Hen Jawan Carter hit a three to cut Ohio's lead over Delaware to 37-36. Final score: Ohio wins 88-69. Go Hens [ESPN]!

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Hope you're feeling tip-top this fine Sunday morning. Here's the one in which Billy kind of reminds me of Bruce.