Ben Askren successfully defended, and dominated, in his latest title defense, which I attended on April 6. He beat up on Douglas Lima, one of the top welterweights in the world, for five rounds at Bellator 64 at Caesars in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Fist fighting dates back at least to the third millennium BC, or so says Wikipedia, as Sumerian relief carvings show two men squaring off. Competition with gloves began in Minoan Crete (c. 1500–900 BC) and in 2012 we still continue to participate and watch the sport of boxing.
Matt Cross has turned in his resignation and will no longer be the head basketball coach at Lamar State College-Port Arthur.
During his three years as the head coach of the Seahawks, Cross has helped lead the program to a 74-30 won-loss record. His teams provided many milestones in Seahawks program history: First regular-season championship, first Region 14 tournament championship, and first-ever trip to the NJCAA national tournament in Kansas.
There aren’t many occasions where a mixed martial arts world champion comes to Beaumont to offer his services to help you become a better fighter or just learn more about the popular sport of MMA. In fact, I can’t think of a single one. Until now, that is.
The Lamar Cardinals clawed their way into the Southland Conference win column after being swept on the road by Central Arkansas and losing the first two home games with UT Arlington.
According to Lamar head coach Jim Gilligan, the pivotal point in the Cardinals’ 4-3 victory over UTA on March 25 came when he got ejected from the game by home plate umpire Shaylor Smith in the top of the ninth inning.
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