After months of trash talk, press conference tours, and insults, Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor showed each other major respect on Saturday night. Despite McGregor's impressive start to the fight, Mayweather improved his perfect record to 50-0 with a 10th-round TKO victory in Las Vegas. "Money" had the Irish MMA fighter staggered with multiple blows, when the official stopped the fight due to McGregor's fatigue. Mayweather announced to the T-Mobile Arena that it was his last fight after he came out of a two-year retirement to record his 27th career knockout. He has now officially passed Rocky Marciano's 49-0 record that he retired with. Both fighters were all smiles after the match, exchanging a hug in the middle of the ring to end the night with respect. McGregor was happy with his efforts on the night, stating that it wasn't Mayweather's skill that helped him, it was just his composure and experience in the ring. The 29-year-old did claim that he would love to box again in his career, as he said "I don't feel like I lost a fight, I just lost the match."
Patriots' Edelman Done For Season
The New England Patriots found the one major hurdle they will have to face this upcoming season on their quest to return to another Super Bowl, and it became official on Saturday afternoon. Star wide receiver Julian Edelman will miss the entire 2017 season due to a torn ACL, which was suffered during the first quarter of Friday's preseason win over the Detroit Lions. Edelman got tied up with Lions' defender Tavon Wilson on what seemed to be a normal tackle, but the Pats' wideout got up and limped off the field and never returned. Tom Brady paid respect to his teammate after the announcement by posting a picture of them on Instagram from last year's Super Bowl with the caption "Gladiator." The 31-year-old signed a two-year contract extension through 2019 in June, and has 439 total receptions since 2013, which is 187 more than any other Patriots player in that span. He has caught 397 passes in his career from Tom Brady, which is the third most in team history. New England turned to the likes of Chris Hogan, Danny Amendola, and Brandin Cooks on Friday night, and that will have to be the game plan for the entire season.
Phillies' Hoskins Makes History in Blowout Loss
The Philadelphia Phillies have not had too much to cheer about this season, as they sit well in the basement of the NL East Division. Although, in the past month, they have found a spark plug to make their games watchable for the hometown crowd. Rookie Rhys Hoskins has been on fire with the long ball, and his homer on Saturday night put him in a class of his own to begin his career. Hoskins hit his 10th home run in his 17th career game on Saturday, making him the fastest player in MLB history to reach that mark. It was a two-run blast in the first inning that gave him this record in his 57th career at-bat, which at the time gave the Phillies a 2-0 lead. The Chicago Cubs would take over from there, as Anthony Rizzo and Tommy La Stella each homered twice in a 17-2 blowout victory for the defending champs. Ben Zobrist and Kris Bryant also went deep, as they set season highs for runs, hits, home runs, and margin of victory on the night. Kyle Hendriks took advantage of the support to earn his first win since May 24th, recording his fifth win of the season overall. The Phillies did take the series opener on Friday night, which sets up the rubber matchup on Sunday afternoon.