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October 5, 2008

Kimbo Slice Knocked Out by Petruzelli (VIDEO)

video of Kimbo Slice getting knocked out by Seth Petruzelli in 14 seconds, at their Elite XC Fight. Kimbo seems like a good guy but the league put him in over his head, making him the main attraction of their league when he had so little experience.

Kimbo Slice Knocked Out by Petruzelli (VIDEO)

Seth Petruzelli was supposed to fight Aaron Rosa, a light heavyweight from Texas you may not know, on the undercard of EliteXC “Heat” Saturday night in Sunrise, Fla. Instead Petruzelli found himself in the cage with Kimbo Slice, in a heavyweight fight, in the main event, on CBS.

A 28-year-old from Fort Myers, Fla., Petruzelli accepted the matchup after Slice’s scheduled opponent, Ken Shamrock, was cut over his left eye during a light workout and medically disqualified some time before the fight. The notice was outrageously short for Petruzelli, and the win over Slice that resulted was outrageously huge.

Of course no shortage of mixed martial arts enthusiasts would have said beforehand that Petruzelli is a tougher opponent for Slice than Shamrock. Those same fans would have noted, however, that the capable Petruzelli would not be fighting Slice -- EliteXC’s unproven superstar.

Well, Petruzelli fought Slice on Saturday, and he beat him.

Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com

A dazed Kimbo Slice tries
to double-leg referee
Troy Waugh.
The fight lasted 14 seconds. Slice backed Petruzelli into the cage, and Petruzelli threw a push kick that he followed with a short right hand. That short punch -- the biggest, no doubt, of Petruzelli’s life -- clipped Slice on the jaw and dropped him on his face.

Petruzelli kept punching on the ground while Slice rolled to his back in an effort to recover. Slice could not collect himself under Petruzelli’s continued attack, and referee Troy Waugh stopped the bout.

The pink-and-black-haired Petruzelli then got to his feet and slung his mouthpiece into the crowd while wearing an expression on his face that suggested he was as shocked as anyone.
Kimbo Slice Knocked Out by Petruzelli (VIDEO)

October 9, 2008

Michelle Obama on Larry King (VIDEO)

Video of Michelle Obama's appearance on Larry King, 10/08/08

Michelle Obama on Larry King 10/08/08 part one

Michelle Obama on Larry King 10/08/08 part two

Michelle Obama on Larry King (VIDEO)

Michelle Obama says she wasn't offended by John McCain calling her husband "that one" during Tuesday night's debate and isn't angry at Sarah Palin for her attacks on Barack Obama.

Asked on CNN's "Larry King Live" tonight about McCain's remark, Michelle Obama replied, "In these debates, I am so focused on what Barack is saying, you know, and how he is phrasing his words. And I'm really trying to listen to the substance of what he is saying to make sure that I understand what it going on. That these little, you know, sound bites don't register with me. A lot of times I'm looking around at the faces of the undecided voters in the room, I'm trying to see how they're reacting. So there is so much going on in a room that a phrase here or there just doesn't -- you know, it just doesn't resonate."

Asked about criticisms by the Republican vice presidential candidate over Barack Obama's ties to William Ayers, who helped start a radical group that bombed government buildings during the early 1970s, Michelle Obama replied to Larry King in the video, "You know, these issues have come up before. But, the one thing that I'm proud about with Barack is that one of the things he's been talking about is our tone. And it's the notion that he says, we can disagree without being disagreeable. And that's, you know, where he's trying to get to in this campaign. The notion that we can disagree on some fundamental issues in this country. But, we have to do it without demonizing one another, without labeling one another."

Indeed, when talking to Larry Ling on video Michelle Obama had kind words for Palin, a fellow working mother...

Michelle Obama on Larry King (VIDEO)

October 19, 2008

UFC 89 Luiz Cane vs. Thierry Sokodjiou (VIDEO)

UFC 89 Luiz Cane vs. Thierry Sokodjiou (VIDEO)

In more disappointing light heavyweight action, Brazil’s ominous-looking Luis Arthur Cane (9-1) found an explosive end to an otherwise cagey affair, knocking down former Pride fighter Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (5-3) in the second round and finishing him with punches for the TKO at the 4:15 mark.

Both rebounding from disappointing Octagon debuts with knockout victories in their sophomore efforts, the heavy-handed hopefuls looked to establish their respective place in the UFC pecking order. However, Cane and Sokoudjou served up more of a chess match during the first five minutes.

The taller Cane, a southpaw, stalked behind a high guard, while Sokoudjou met him with thumping counters, heavy body kicks and the occasional forward rush. Both had their moments, but Sokoudjou took a slight edge in the first with some rattling body kicks.

The second round was similar, but Cane’s skill gradually unfurled, as he landed a stinging left hand followed up by accurate knees to press the increasingly ragged looking Sokoudjou.

With a little more than four minutes gone, Cane found the shot he’d been looking for, sending Sokoudjou down to the canvas with a left, before following up with at least 15 punches -- all from the left -- to force the referee’s stoppage.

UFC 89 Luiz Cane vs. Thierry Sokodjiou (VIDEO)

Michael Bisping vs Chris Leben, UFC 89 (VIDEO)

Below the summary is the video of Michael Bisping vs Chris Leben at UFC 89

Michael Bisping vs Chris Leben, UFC 89 (VIDEO)

UFC 89 co-headliners Michael Bisping and Chris Leben knew exactly what was at stake ahead of their UFC 89 clash Saturday at the National Indoor Arena.

Despite a pre-fight promise of fireworks though, the two warriors served up an interesting rather than explosive affair, resulting in a deserved unanimous verdict for Bisping.

Partisan didn’t quite sum up the atmosphere inside the National, as Bisping (17-1) was predictably greeted with a reception fit for fistic royalty. Leben (18-5) was, for his part, the recipient of a less than stellar welcome from the 10,000 plus in attendance.

In the early going, it was the newly sculpted Leben who made headway and looked the more physically imposing of the two. Working a slow, steady low kick, he displayed constant forward motion, already looking impervious to the sharp counters of the quicker Bisping.

At the halfway point of the first, Bisping began to get on track, scoring with a nice one-two, followed by a leg kick before missing with a superman punch. Bisping eventually found more room to work his sharp counters and actively avoided Leben’s left hand and clubbing hooks. Leben landed the odd left to keep it competitive, but Bisping’s speed edged him out the round...

Shane Carwin Vs. Neil Wain, UFC 89 (VIDEO)

Shane Carwin Vs. Neil Wain, UFC 89 (VIDEO)

A showdown between unbeaten heavyweights warped into a decidedly one-sided affair, as Shane Carwin blasted through Neil Wain in just 91 seconds.

The monstrous 6-foot-4, 264-pound Carwin clinched early and scored with a takedown that led him directly to side control. From there, Wain (4-1) had no chance. Carwin unleashed a volley of strikes that forced the stoppage 1:31 into the first round.

Based out of Greeley, Colo., the 33-year-old Carwin (10-0) has won all 10 of his bouts inside one round and has finished his last nine foes in less than two minutes. A former collegiate wrestling champion, he has quickly emerged as a legitimate threat in a heavyweight division weakened by the recent departures of Andrei Arlovski and Tim Sylvia...

Kelly Pavlik vs Bernard Hopkins (VIDEO)

Kelly Pavlik vs Bernard Hopkins (VIDEO) link

Bernard Hopkins has been boxing for so long that it is difficult to imagine him doing something new. But he did just that Saturday night.

Channeling 20 years of experience and excellence, the 43-year-old Hopkins dominated Kelly Pavlik, who was 17 years younger, to score a unanimous decision victory at Boardwalk Hall on Saturday night. It was Pavlik’s first defeat in 35 fights.

Hopkins (49-5-1) stood along the ropes, his lips quivering with emotion after the final bell.

“I’m tired of proving myself,” Hopkins yelled toward the reporters seated ringside.

Indeed, he entered this fight as an underdog, with many people calling the upstart Pavlik the next big thing in boxing. But after 12 rounds, it was clear that Pavlik did not have enough experience or skills to beat Hopkins, the former undisputed middleweight world champion.

“Ninety percent of the media picked Pavlik and I always appreciate naysayers,” Hopkins said. “That’s what motivates me.”

Ever since Pavlik defeated Jermain Taylor with a thunderous knockout last year, he has been on a steady and somewhat unexpected rise up boxing’s ranks. Still, he entered Saturday night as a somewhat untested fighter.

Hopkins, a 20-year pro known as a master tactician, showed Pavlik had a long way to go. Hopkins, who said this was his best performance, picked apart Pavlik in the early rounds, reducing the younger, typically more active fighter to a standing target. Pavlik came into the fight intent on matching his usual 100-punches-per-round productivity, but he was tentative early....
Kelly Pavlik vs Bernard Hopkins (VIDEO)

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Colin Powell Endorses Obama on Meet The Press (VIDEO)

Video of Colin Powell ensorsing Barack Obama on today's Meet The Press.

Colin Powell Endorses Obama on Meet The Press (VIDEO)

Barack Obama won the coveted endorsement of Colin Powell this morning, and his campaign announced it had raised a staggering $150 million in September, giving the Democratic front-runner to win the White House two big boosts heading into the final weeks of the presidential campaign.

Powell hailed the Illinois senator as a "transformational figure" and expressed disappointment in the negative tone of Republican John McCain's campaign, as well as his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as running mate.

The retired Army general said that both Obama and McCain were qualified to serve as commander in chief, but not Palin. He also suggested that Obama was better suited to handle the nation's economic problems and build its stature around the world.

Powell, 71, who served as President Bush's first secretary of State, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan's national security advisor, delivered his endorsement in an appearance this morning on NBC's "Meet the Press."

"We need a president that will not just continue, even with a new face and some changes and with some maverick aspects, will not just continue basically the policies that we have been following in recent years," said Powell, a longtime Republican who briefly considered seeking his party's presidential nomination in 1996....

Colin Powell Endorses Obama on Meet The Press (VIDEO)

October 29, 2008

Obama Infomercial 10/29/08 (VIDEO)

The full video of Obama's prime time infomercial/commercial address, that aired on many TV channels tonight.

Obama Infomercial Video, a Closing Argument to the Everyman

Senator Barack Obama will use his prime-time half-hour infomercial on Wednesday night to make what is effectively a closing argument to a national audience of millions. At times he will speak directly into the camera about his 20-month campaign, at others he will highlight everyday voters, their everyday troubles, and his plans to address them.

Mr. Obama’s campaign agreed to provide The New York Times with a minute-long trailer for the 30-minute program, which is to run on four broadcast networks at 8 p.m. It will be the first time in 16 years that a presidential candidate has bought network time, in prime time, for a prolonged campaign commercial.

The trailer is heavy in strings, flags, presidential imagery and some Americana filmed by Davis Guggenheim, whose father was the campaign documentarian of Robert F. Kennedy. As the screen flashes scenes of suburban lawns, a freight train and Mr. Obama seated at a kitchen table with a group of white, apparently working-class voters, Mr. Obama says: “We’ve seen over the last eight years how decisions by a president can have a profound effect on the course of history and on American lives; much that’s wrong with our country goes back even farther than that.”

Then, while standing before a stately desk and an American flag, Mr. Obama, in a suit, says: “We’ve been talking about the same problems for decades and nothing is ever done to solve them. For the past 20 months, I’ve traveled the length of this country, and Michelle and I have met so many Americans who are looking for real and lasting change that makes a difference in their lives.”

Jim Margolis, Mr. Obama’s senior advertising strategist, said the program would then go on to feature “the stories of four different Americans, or American families, and kind of what they’re confronting.”

Obama Infomercial 10/29/08 (VIDEO)

Marion Jones on Oprah (VIDEO)

Video of Marion Jones doing her first post-prison interview on Oprah. Complete video as soon as I get it

Marion Jones on Oprah (VIDEO) link Marion Jones may have learned that lies led to her spending six months in prison.

But she apparently still hasn’t learned to face up to the entire truth about her use of performance-enhancing drugs.

That was evident in the post-prison interview Jones gave to Oprah Winfrey last week that aired today. The show was devoted entirely to the interview, during which Jones broke into tears three times.

Jones continued to insist she was unaware that she was being given a performance-enhancing drug by her coach, Trevor Graham, and that she never questioned the nature of the substance he gave her. "I thought I was taking a supplement," she said. " ... Never knowingly did I take performance enhancing drugs."

Sorry, Marion, but it is hard to buy that.

You are an intelligent woman. You were nearly 25 years old when you won five medals (three gold) at the Olympics in 2000, the year when you said Graham first gave you a

substance later identified as the steroid, tetrahydrogestrinone (THG), known as "The Clear."

And now you want us to believe that you were responsible only for "not being more careful with the people I associated with and not questioning people more?"

Maybe, Marion, the problem is you have become something of a pathological liar.

You lied to federal investigators about use of performance-enhancing drugs.

You lied to federal investigators about your role in a money-laundering scheme.

Now you want us to believe that you were totally unaware of what was going into your body after years of competing at a level where one failed drug test could end your career?

"I thought everyone on that track [in Sydney] was drug-free, including myself," Jones told Oprah.

Prosecutors filed a memorandum saying Jones used more drugs than she admitted to.

The federal judge who sentenced Jones clearly did not buy her defense of ignorance about using THG.

Neither should anyone else.

The only thing Jones still admits to is making a bad choice by lying. She ascribed her bad choices to a combination of naivete and, as she told Oprah, "childhood trauma."

She apologized to the relay teammates who lost their medals because of her lies -- but not her doping -- saying she never intended to harm any of them.

"I apologize for my actions to lie to federal prosecutors and I apologize for having to put everybody through all of this," she said.

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