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Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
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Fight's Off, At Least Until It's On Again

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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 the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.


•Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum says the match with Mayweather is off, after negotiations over drug testing apparently failed late last night. There is too much money in this fight for it not to happen, so Arum is lying. This is boxing; everybody is always lying about everything. We will bitch and moan and long for the good old days, and still pony up $49.95 when the fight actually happens. There: I just saved you about two months of stress.

•Cornell actually led with less than a minute left, but Kansas barely pulled it out. An Ivy League school. In Lawrence. Is it possible for a team to drop in the polls while staying undefeated?


•It took two OTs, but Dan LeFevour (that's French for "The Fever") and Central Michigan finally topped Troy in the GMAC Bowl. And that'll do it for this year's bowls where the outcome is in doubt, even a little.

Tom Brady wins comeback player of the year. Considering he's got every other piece of hardware, I wouldn't be shocked if he faked last year's injury just to add this one to the mantle.

•Do you love schadenfreude? Then you'll love the top ten column predictions that couldn't have been more wrong. Some familiar writers on that list.


Whew, busy night. I'm glad the sports world is getting back to being an asylum after the usual holiday downturn. Let's keep it going.


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