God The Reason Holyfield Abused Pregnant Wife?

Today’s restraining order by the wife of an athlete is brought to you by Candi Holyfield, Evander Holyfield’s wife.

Candi Holyfield files restraining order against Evander Holyfield

(Handy! Restraining Order Available Online)

Candi requested and was granted the restraining order against the boxer last week by Fayette County, Georgia, Judge Tommy Hankinson.

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Holyfield Ex-Wife’s Credit Card “literally wore out”

Evander Holyfield has reportedly requested an Atlanta-based court alter his child support payments to ex-wife Dr. Janice Itson. T.K Stewart of BoxingScene.com has background:

Evander Holyfield Dr. Janice Itson

Itson was Holyfield’s second wife. The couple had one child together, a son, Elijah Jedidiah Holyfield. But during the time they were married, Holyfield fathered two other children out of wedlock with two different women.

The pair went through a very messy divorce and Holyfield, despite his own marital infidelity, requested a paternity test be administered to prove that Elijah was indeed his child. At the time of their divorce, Holyfield’s net worth was estimated to be $90 million.

The couple was married in 1996 and divorced less than four years later.

Stewart reports today on the alleged “spending habits by Ms. Itson” that led to Holyfield attempting to renegotiate his 2000 divorce settlement with Itson. The claims, according to Stewart, came from a, “source close to the Holyfield family.” (So consider the source.)

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Plaxico’s First Night In Jail Could Have Gone Better

• How did Plaxico Burress’ first night behind bars go? Fine - if you discount the other inmate taunts of “A**hole!” & “The Giants suck!

Plaxico Burress courtroom

• Washington State RB James Montgomery underwent surgery on his injured knee last Sunday. And doctors soon learned that it was a good thing James didn’t delay - or he might have died.

• Could the Nets’ new owner have LeBron Russian to New Jersey?

Perez Hilton posts his doubts about whether Lamar Odom & Khloe Kardashian will actually tie the knot.

Evander Holyfield has the bright idea to turn his Georgia mansion into a solar power plant.

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You, Too, Can Buy Evander Holyfield’s Sunshine

Remember a few days when we brought you the guide on how to keep from going broke after gaining millions as an athlete? We meant it all, athletes; have you hired your accountant yet? But as for what pushes these men into bankruptcy in the first place, it’s usually at least one of two things: bad business ventures and overinvestment in real estate.

Evander Holyfield mansion
(You know what this place needs? Buncha solar panels.)

Evander Holyfield’s acutely aware of both factors; his palatial estate on 40 acres in Fayette, Georgia has faced foreclosure recently. He’s also been marginally visible since his retirement from boxing, usually in some sad kind of moneygrab (witness: Taco Bell ad). So real estate and moneymaking, not really working out great for Evander…


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Speed Read: Jets Overcome Cassel’s Late Heroics

On Thursday night, the Gunslinger was almost out-slinged, but Matt Cassel’s best effort as a pro came up just a bit short as the Jets beat the Pats 34-31. Favre’s team blew a 24-6 lead, and somehow survived a miraculous game-tying touchdown with one second left that saw Cassel thread the needle to a diving Randy Moss, who just was able to keep both feet on the turf at the edge of the end zone.

The Jets, though, shook off what could’ve been a death blow and took the overtime kickoff right down the field and won it on a 34-yard field goal by Jay Feely. Favre tearfully retired after the game, then immediately went out and shot a deer.

Brett Favre hunting

Cassel couldn’t get the win, but for the first time it seems like he really belonged out there. In fact, he became the first NFL player ever (like, EVER) to reach the insanely arbitrary mark of 400 passing yards and 60 rushing yards in the same game.

One thing about the NFL Network. I know a bunch of you out there don’t get it, but doesn’t it seem like they have no microphones on the field to pick up crowd noise? When the Pats tied the score at the end, I could barely hear anyone cheering. It’s like Bob Papa and Chris Collinsworth are sitting in the studio in New York calling the game off a TV monitor with the mute button on. They aren’t doing that, are they?

College basketball is totally sneaking up on us. UCLA began the post-Luc Richard Mbah a Moute era by nearly losing to the Ohio version of Miami. The Bruins do still have Darren Collison and Josh Shipp, but they never could put the RedHawks away and struggled to a 64-59 win at Pauley.

Scott Boras is probably going to just accept that offer the Dodgers made for Manny Ramirez. I mean, it’s not like he’s really all that interested in driving a hard bargain. He wants to just get it over with, you know?  That’s providing the Dodgers add another three years and $105 million to their offer, of course, but that shouldn’t be an issue.

Scott Boras

(”You want to have the biggest team in town, Artie? What’s it worth to you?”)

The Florida version of Miami beat Virginia Tech 16-14 to keep their ACC title hopes alive, along with everyone else who plays in the ACC. Buffalo beat Akron 43-40 in four overtimes to become bowl eligible for the first time since returning to FBS in 1999. Turner Gill is excited for his team, which he’s going to leave next month for a much better job. It’s official, by the way: the MAC is now more fun to watch than the ACC.

The Cavs won their sixth in a row last night, 110-99 over the Nuggets. The Pistons took the nightcap in Oakland, rallying from a 12-point deficit to beat the Warriors 107-102.

• Well, here it is. Proof that Barry Bonds has been living in an Arctic cave for the past year:

Barry Bonds

Actually, it’s a screen capture from a hunting trip Barry went on in Canada (two hunting references in the speed read!) with some guy who I guess is an expert on guns or something. YOU BEEN BLINDED has the video, which you should watch if you’ve always wondered what it’s like to hang out with a rifle-toting Barry in a wooden shack while he whispers things like “there it is” and “it’s coming” as dramatic music plays in the background. I can’t think of anything more exciting than watching some guy not shoot things.

• I guess since the Yanks aren’t going to re-sign Jason Giambi, they figured they should bring in a younger, less-roidy version of him. So they traded for Nick Swisher. Swisher is a Billy Beane prototype, in that he walks a lot and hits for some power, but bats like .220. SCOTT PROCTOR’S ARM (regretting that blog name at all?) likes the deal, as Swisher actually isn’t due all that much money for the next three seasons. But what’s with all these guys who used to have insane hair ending up with the Yankees, where they have to wear it like the guys on “Mad Men?”

Troy Polamalu is saying that the NFL is “becoming more and more flag football, two-hand touch,” in this NBC SPORTS piece about the growing number of players who are fined for illegal hits every week.

• That whole “we don’t want the Olympics” thing the British people are doing? They didn’t really mean that. Everything’s just fine and dandy, says the GUARDIAN.

• This is what a 19-year-old cheerleader who doesn’t get kicked off the squad for drawing anti-Semitic body art looks like:

Jaguars cheerleader Kelli

This is Kelli of the Jaguars’ squad. So please, re-focus your college-age NFL cheerleader fantasies on her. There’s more pics here. When did SI.COM just start running photo galleries of cheerleaders?

• Sad news from the blogosphere, as FIRE JOE MORGAN has decided to pack it in. Mose Schrute has to go back to tending the beet farm full-time.

Nick Montana is a pretty good high school quarterback, says RIVALS. No word on whether he’ll be up in his room masturbating later.

• SPORTS MEDIA WATCH says the entire British Open will be on ESPN starting in 2010. Currently, the tournament is split between TNT and ABC. This is all about ESPN trying to drive up the fees it charges cable and satellite companies to carry the channel. That’s why they’re bidding on the BCS too.

• CHICAGO CUBS ONLINE eulogizes the Kerry Wood era in Chicago. To think what might have been. The Cubbies aren’t re-signing Wood because they’ve acquired Kevin Gregg to be their closer. The Marlins had to get rid of Gregg because his salary was pushing seven figures.

Just stop, Evander. Please. No more. Nobody wants to see you do this anymore.

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Chinese Boxer’s Winning Diet: Pizza And Burgers

Unlike American Gary Russell Jr., who had to withdraw from the Olympics after collapsing due to dehydration while trying to make weight, Chinese light flyweight fighter Zou Shiming only needed one month to slim down to his target weight. Then again, he had a secret weapon: a diet of pizza and hamburgers. If McDonald’s has Michael Phelps, Domino’s needs to get this guy locked up fast.

Zou Shiming

Shiming told REUTERS that he had only begun eating Western food recently, and the fact that hamburgers and pizza were “less greasy” than Chinese food. Which lead me to the question: just what the hell kind of food are they eating in China that’s it’s greasier than pizza and hamburgers?

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Olympic Boxer Channels Inner Tyson, Bites Foe

Maybe the human body can only consume so much animal penis before it leads to acquiring even more exotic tastes - like other people’s body parts.

Kurbanov biting boxer

(Dzhakhon Kurbanov (L) & Yerkebulan Shynaliyev (R) beating the vowels out of each other)

Olympic boxer Dzhakhon Kurbanov of Tajikistan was disqualified from his light heavyweight quarterfinal bout on Tuesday night when he bit his opponent on the shoulder:

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Holmes Opens Circuit City, Knocks Heavyweights

Every former heavyweight champ has to go into some sort of business venture post-retirement, whether high-profile (George Foreman) or the usual restaurant or office building owner. (Some might even say a forced retirement and a business opportunity would be optimal for say, Evander Holyfield.) Former champ Larry Holmes is taking that opportunity, by signing autographs and playing video games with kids at a Circuit City opening in Naples, Florida.

Larry Holmes

The NAPLES DAILY NEWS was there to cover the opening, and while pushing the game “Don King Presents: Prizefighter” (first 100 copies sold come with your own salt-and-pepper King wig), Holmes lamented the state of the heavyweight division and the state of its former champions.

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Brog: Jenner Adores SPORTSbyBROOKS Girl Cora

Had several people today email me links to photos of SbB Girl Cora Skinner and Brody Jenner on the beach in Hawaii. I haven’t been following Cora’s career that closely the past couple years, but apparently she’s been an item for some time with gentleman Jenner - and his rather regrettable ink job:

Cora Skinner Brody Jenner Hawaii Beach Pics

Cora has done a lot of modeling over the years, mainly for print ads. She’s also dabbled in acting and appeared in the Lingerie Bowl - before it turned into fiasco.

SbB Girl Cora Skinner

(SbB Girl Cora Skinner - appeared in “The Office”)

You may have seen a couple other SbB Girls on TV or in the theater as well in the past year.

Melissa Smith appeared in a couple reality shows, and Charity Shea, after playing Justin Timberlake’s love interest in the film “Alpha Dog”, now has her own show on the cable net know as “The-N”.

SbB Girl Melissa Smith

(SbB Girl Melissa Smith - “Pussycat Dolls”, “Making The Band” credits)

When recruiting SbB Girls in the past, I used to be all over the Hollywood scene, but not so much anymore. When evaluating girls for SbB (we get several submissions now per week), I’m more focused on if I think our readers will enjoy their photos - and want to come back for more.

That’s not to say that Cora, Melissa and Charity haven’t been popular on the site, it’s just that our more recent crop of girls have been wildly popular with users.

SbB Girl Charity Shea

(SbB Girl Charity Shea - starred opposite Justin Timberlake in “Alpha Dog”)

And like I said earlier this week, I hope to put out some calendars, posters and wallpapers of our most popular girls before the year is out (God knows, we’ve had thousands of requests over the years). Let me know your feedback or ideas on that sort of thing.

The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER notes today that Dennis Rodman, Dustin Diamond, Butterbean and Danny Bonaduce will take part in CMT’s upcoming reality series, “Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling.”

Hulk Hogan And Hottie

I highly doubt any of that will happen, since there’s no way such an event would ever take place without Jose Canseco’s participation.

More breaking news out of Miami today about Bill Parcells and Jason Taylor (actually, it’s not all that interesting, I just wanted an excuse to post the below pic).

Bill Parcells Fatty Golf

(Casting for New Line Cinemas’ much-anticipated Colin Montgomerie biopic)

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Blog Jam: Evander Evading House & Kid Payments

• THE SCORES REPORT checks their wallet, as Evander Holyfield hasn’t coughed up enough dough for either his house or one of his nine kids.

Evander Holyfield

• LARRY BROWN SPORTS takes off to the Great White North, as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers pay tribute to honorary hoser Chris Berman.

• NEXT ROUND presses up video of a reporter outside a wrestling fundraiser getting a little more action than she bargained for.

• The PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS remembers when Kobe almost became a Sixer. Well, at least he once worked out & scrimmaged with them as a kid.

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