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Saints Adrian Peterson discusses facing his former team in Week 1

Saints Adrian Peterson discusses facing his former team in Week 1

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson was cut loose by the Minnesota Vikings this past February, thus becoming a free agent.

After speaking with numerous teams, including the Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks, “All Day” opted to sign on with the NFC South New Orleans Saints.

Today, Peterson spoke about how excited he is to play behind legendary quarterback Drew Brees and how he feels about playing his former team, the Minnesota Vikings, in Week 1 of this year’s NFL Regular Season.

“Envisioning myself in the backfield with Drew Brees it was like ‘Wow, what will opposing teams do?'”

As for playing his long-time team the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1, Peterson says it was just meant to be.

“It was meant to be.”

Peterson and the New Orleans Saints will invade Minnesota for Monday Night Football on September 11.

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The NBA Finals begin tonight in Golden State!‏

The NBA Finals begin tonight in Golden State!‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

The long wait is finally over as the 2015 NBA Finals have finally arrived!

The Cleveland Cavaliers will invade Golden State this evening to battle Stephen Curry and the Warriors in Game 1.

Both teams enter the NBA Finals well-rested, this after making quick work of their respective conference finals opponents.

Golden State is led by league MVP Stephen Curry, who has been instrumental in helping the Warriors make the Finals for the first time since 1975.

The Warriors have also relied on the play of shooting guard Klay Thompson, who returns to action tonight, this after suffering a concussion in game 5 versus the Rockets.

Golden State is already known as one of the league’s loudest buildings, and the Oracle Arena should hit a new level of frenzy at tip-off this evening.

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers are led by former NBA MVP Lebron James. “The King” has been dominant throughout this year’s playoffs and will look to continue his elite play tonight in Golden State.

The Cavs will be without star power forward Kevin Love, who suffered a season ending shoulder injury earlier this playoffs.

Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving will play tonight against the Warriors, but has been ailing all playoffs with an undisclosed injury.

Golden State went an incredible 39-2 at home this season, and have gone 7-1 thus far at home this post season.

Game 1 takes place tonight at 9pm live from the Oracle Arena in Golden State.

Will Stephen Curry and the Warriors be able to send Lebron James to his second straight loss in the championship round?

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Gustafsson to get next shot at newly crowned champ Cormier‏

Gustafsson to get next shot at newly crowned champ Cormier‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson (16-3 MMA) will be the next man to challenge newly crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (16-1 MMA) for the title.

UFC President Dana White stated the promotions intensions yesterday evening on “UFC Tonight.”

No date or venue has been announced for the “Gustafsson vs. Cormier” title fight as of this time.

Alexander Gustafsson was last seen in action at January’s UFC on FOX 14 event in Sweden, where he suffered a first-round TKO loss to Anthony Johnson. Prior to the loss, “The Mauler” was coming off a second-round TKO victory over Jimi Manuwa, which he earned in March of 2014.

Gustafsson has already fought for the UFC’s light heavyweight strap on one occasion, suffering a hard-fought unanimous decision loss to former title holder Jon “Bones” Jones at UFC 165 in September of 2013.

Meanwhile, Daniel Cormier earned the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship this past month by submitting Anthony Johnson in the third-round of their main event title fight at UFC 187. Prior to the title earning win, “DC” had suffered a lop-sided unanimous decision loss to former division kingpin Jon “Bones” Jones at January’s UFC 182 event in Vegas.

The news will serve as a disappointment to fellow 205-pound contender Ryan “Darth” Bader (19-4 MMA), who is currently riding a four-fight win streak and was hopeful to get the nod from the UFC as the next light heavyweight title challenger.

Who do you have winning this light heavyweight title fight?

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Luke Rockhold gets next crack at Chris Weidman‏

Luke Rockhold gets next crack at Chris Weidman‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

Luke Rockhold (14-2 MMA) will be the next man to challenge current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (13-0 MMA) for the title.

UFC President Dana White announced the news on yesterday’s edition of “UFC Tonight.”

No date or venue was revealed, but Dana White was clear that Rockhold would be the next title challenger:

“We don’t have that fight set up yet, we don’t know when it’s going to be, but that will be the fight,” White said. “Luke Rockhold will get the next shot at the title.”

The news will come as a disappointment to fellow middleweight contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (22-3 MMA), who will now have to wait or add another victory to his already impressive eight-fight win streak, this in order to receive his long-awaited title shot.

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is coming off a first-round TKO victory over Vitor Belfort, which he earned at last month’s UFC 187 event in Las Vegas. Prior to that, the undefeated “All-American” defeated Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida via unanimous decision in July of 2014.

Meanwhile, Luke Rockhold was most recently seen in action at April’s UFC on FOX 15 event, where he earned a second-round submission victory over the aforementioned former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. That victory extended Rockhold’s current win streak to four in a row, as he had previously scored wins over Michael Bisping, Tim Boetsch and Costas Philippou respectively.

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