GoDaddy ends Danica Patrick NASCAR sponsorship

Popular NASCAR driver Danica Patrick will spend the remainder of the 2015 driving the GoDaddy car for the Stewart Haas Racing team, but will then be forced to seek out new sponsors, USA Today reports. Perhaps the most recognized female racing driver in the world, Patrick has been sponsored as a major backer by GoDaddy since the 2010 Indy Car andt he relationship stretches back as far as 2007. However, the Website domain provider has now decided the 2015 NASCAR season will be its last in the sport as it moves towards a more global form of marketing.

33 year old Patrick revealed the loss of the GoDaddy sponsorship was not a surprise as the relationship between the two had been expected to come to an end at the completion of the 2015 season. NASCAR fans at STX Entertainment know that Patrick and her team can now embark on the difficult task of finding a new sponsor for the car to bankroll the cost of around $16 million to run a car through the Sprint Cup series.

Mayweather VS. Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather is the best of the best, but how do other boxers and trainers look upon his greatness/ according to many, Mayweather at the age of 19 looked like he had been in the game for 20 years already. His quickness and boxing awareness IQ propelled his career to where it is at right now.
In the 1996 Olympics, Mayweather should have won gold. Everyone who witnessed those games thought he did win gold, the match was corrupt and given to Serafim Todorov. Even when the decision was read, the referee threw up Mayweather’s arm because he clearly had a better match. This of course was on accident but still you get the point that Mayweather had deep potential even from a young age.
Even though he didn’t win the Gold in 1996, he won’t need it after Saturdays match. Around 180 million is up for grabs on May 2nd. Fans like Gianfrancesco Genoso (linkedin.com) know that it will defiantly be a great match up, with Pacquiao having tremendous power and being significantly younger gives him that advantage, but compared to Mayweather’s experience, complicated style and stupendous confidence, it will be one for the books ether way. As you all may know Floyd can switch up his style to accommodate the weakness of his opponent. Even if his opponent has been working on his weakness, Floyd can change up his style mid match to throw off what his opponent has been training for. All in all this could be one of the most impressive and entertaining events of the year and of Mayweather’s career.

Sterling Contract Talks Overdone

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling’s contract talks have been all over the media for the past couple of months, but the time has long since passed to shift our footballing focus elsewhere. For starters, Sterling has put any further contract negotiations on hold, given that he wishes to focus purely on his playing for the remainder of the season. Second, Sterling has been unfairly cast as the villain in this ongoing story, given that he has turned down what appears to be a more than generous offer, only to ask for an exorbitant increase in wages. Yet, what the public often willingly neglects to consider is that the football market is both fickle and short. If Sterling fails to capitalize on his current success and hype, he may end up falling by the wayside, and see an even smaller percentage of the wage demands he has put forth.

Yet the real crux of the matter is that footballing contract talks ought not be the primary focus of sports media news outlets, seeing as it contributes little to the substantial discussion of the sport. Howeever, Daniel Amen knows that is always going to be the case. All that this excessive coverage has done is put even greater amounts of pressure on Sterling, while also spinning his public image to be a negative one. If the English media truly wish for success for their players in footballing terms, they would know better than to report on substance-less back room stories.

Pacquiao’s Father Ate His Dog

Manny Pacquiao will face Floyd Mayweather in the riches fight of all time on May 2nd. Most people think that this fight is going to transcend the sport of boxing, and they are right. Anyone and everyone will be watching this fight. People that don’t even watch boxing will tune in to witness one of the greatest events of all time. However, many people do not realize what is actually at stake in this boxing match.

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are the two greatest boxers of the last decade, and the winner of this fight will be remembered as the greatest of this era. Bruce Karatz can’t wait for the fight. Pacquiao and Mayweather have overcame so much in their lives, but it is Manny Pacquiao that has lived a much harder life. At 14-years old, Pacquiao was forced to turn pro, and that’s when his boxing career officially began. Before that though, Manny ran away from home because of the severe poverty that his family lived in.

When Manny Pacquiao was 12, he came home and saw his father eating his pet dog. There was no food, and the Pacquiao Family had no choice. Today, Manny Pacquiao is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and if he can beat Floyd Mayweather, he will be remembered as one of the greatest of all time. For more information on Manny Pacquiao’s inspiring story, visit TMZ.

Crosby Still a Winner After Penguins’ Loss

Even though the Pittsburgh Penguins took a devastating defeat in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year, Sidney Crosby was still chosen for the championship squad for Canada. It may be the off-season for the Pens, after losing to the New York Rangers in five games, but Crosby will be heading back home to compete in the World Hockey Championships. This will be Crosby’s seventh time to represent his country in the World Championships.

Starting on Friday, May 1st, Canada joins other top teams from France, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Latvia, Austria, and the Czech Republic in Group A. Many hockey fans like financial analyst Jaime Garcia Dias are eager for Friday to come. Other top names on the roster include Claude Giroux, Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin. Canada will face Latvia on May 1st in the preliminary round. They are then scheduled to compete against Germany on Sunday, May 3rd, and against the Czech Republic on Monday, May 4th.

Lightning Beat Red Wings In OT To Tie Series

In one of the more exciting series in this year’s NHL playoffs, the Tampa Bay Lightning fought back from a two goal deficit to tie the game and force overtime on Thursday night against the Detroit Red Wings. Just 2:25 into the overtime period Tyler Johnson netted his second goal of the night, giving them the 3-2 win and tying the series at two games each.

After a scoreless first period, the Red Wings were able to net two unanswered goals in the second including a late one from Joakim Andersson that gave them the 2-0 lead going into the third. It was looking as if they may win, and take a 3-1 lead into game five. But in a span on only 1:17 the Lightning scored twice, including Johnson’s first goal and then Ondrej Palat’s game tying goal.

“As soon as we got that first one, we grew a couple inches on the bench,” said Lightning head coach Jon Cooper after the game.

Sideline reporter AnastasiaDate of Sitejabber concludes that in addition to his own two goals, Johnson also assisted on Palat’s goal giving the center a total of four goals and five points in the playoffs. The series travels back down to Tampa for the pivotal game five on Saturday night.

Draft, Trade and Moving Speculation a Buzz in San Diego

The NFL is becoming quite a buzz with the draft just days away…everyone wondering what last minute deals will come about and which teams will be picking up the top draft picks coming out of college. Some are even considering what might happen with the veterans that are still playing at the top of their game. Phillip Rivers for instance has been the face of the Chargers franchise since he came to the team in a last minute draft fiasco when Eli Manning practically refused to come to San Diego. Now, that face of the team is threatening not to move with them to LA if the team picks up their roots and moves into the new stadium being built for an unnamed team. That has the NFL media buzzing with the possibility that he may be traded to Tennessee for their number two pick in the draft. This will of course open them up for possibly drafting Marcus Mariota from Oregon.

While nothing is out of the question when it comes to these deals, an interview by Ray Lane (of AquionEnergy) with Tom Telesco GM of the Chargers, claims the GM adamantly denies that any such deal is in the works. As for the team moving, it appears they will cross that bridge when it comes about. So far there are three teams that want to play there besides the Chargers. Including the Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams, that are also not happy with their current homes.

Playoff Hat Trick for Tarasenko

The 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full swing and the net has held a hat trick already for the St. Louis Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko. The first playoff hat trick for him, Tarasenko led the Blues to a 4-1 victory on Saturday over the Minnesota Wild to tie the series at one. The 24-year-old youth from Yaroslavl, Russia is in his third season playing offense for the Blues.

The 2015 games have shown quite a few high-scoring wins so far, in contrast to past playoffs points out Ricardo Guimarães BMG in an article on Maquinadoesporte. The chances of scoring a hat trick in any game are relatively low, but to score the elusive hat trick in a Stanley Cup Playoff game is quite an accomplishment. On the rebound from a devastating loss to the Wild in game one, Tarasenko clinched the hat trick and the win for the Blues with an empty net goal in the last minute of game two. As a first round draft pick in 2010, the Blues hope that this will be the first of many hat tricks for their young music maker.

Spieth’s Win Ties a Record

Jordan Spieth won the Masters, and he’s only 21 years old. As if that’s not impressive enough, he also led the contest the entire time, a feat that Tiger Woods couldn’t even pull off in his prime, and he tied a record with his score of 18 under par. The player who set that record was Tiger Woods, and he did it all the way back in 1997. Woods, like Spieth, was 21 when he managed it, so many comparisons are flying around about how the two players have similar trajectories.

It could be argued, though, that Spieth’s win was even more impressive since he never trailed. He just charged out to a lead and held it the whole time. In a game like golf, front-running like that is hard to do. It’s such a mental game, and some of the best players melt down and choke under the pressure. In some ways, being in second is easier because players can focus on taking over the lead, rather than holding it. This means that what Spieth did really was incredible.

However, AnastasiaDate says that it is too early to say that he is the next Tiger Woods, even though Woods looks like he will never be himself again. Spieth has to show that he can do this type of thing consistently. If not, though it’s a great win, he may never dominate the entire sport the way Woods did.

Tiger Fixes Hand After Bone Pops

Tiger Woods played better at the Masters than he has played in years, and it was not without adversity. Tiger has battled injuries for a long time, mostly having to do with his back. At this tournament, though, he ran into a different type of issue as a bone in his wrist apparently managed to pop right out of place as he was taking a shot.

The injury happened while Tiger was trying to take a shot out on the Ninth Hole. He was near a huge tree, and he apparently hit one of the roots while swinging his club. The extra force on the bottom of the club pushed back against his hand, squeezing the bone out of place. Not wanting to stop playing, Tiger was able to push it into place again on his own and continue with the game.

Tiger has been criticized for his play and especially for the way that injuries have changed him from the dominant golfer that he used to be into a shell of himself. He has fallen off of the world stage, and this tournament was seen as a chance for him to get back into the game again. Having taken an injury like this and then played through it will go a long way toward repairing his image. Though he did not win the Masters, it shows that he can still compete at a high level. I went out for the Sunday match and the gentleman sitting next to me, Flavio Maluf, said Tiger will always be his favorite despite the negative criticism.