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Good Morning: Oscar De La Hoya Says Canelo Will KO Floyd In Less Than Eight Rounds

Plus: Andy Lee works on a knuckle punt; Ian Desmond signs babies; Kendrick Lamar speaks on "Control"; Pusha T releases a track with Chris Brown; Weighing the cost of war in Syria; and Rep Bobby Rush takes Sen Mark Kirk to Englewood.

By James Carr August 29, 2013, 08:59 AM EST

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Oscar De La Hoya predicts Canelo Alvarez will knock Floyd Mayweather out in less than eight rounds. This pretty much seals Canelo's fate, as ODLH's picks record is awful, picking Ricky Hatton, Victor Ortiz and many other Mayweather victims along the way.

 

49ers kicker Andy Lee is working on a "knuckle punt" that is very difficult to field. 49ers punt returner Kyle Williams has already fallen victim to the punt twice in practice, though Lee said it's much more difficult to pull off in a game. Still, we may see it in San Fran's final preseason game against the Chargers.

 

Caron Butler may be traded (again) to the Bucks.

 

Flip Saunders says Ricky Rubio needs to step his game up.

 

Tonight could be Tim Tebow's last stand.

 

Jason Campbell is expected to start for the Cleveland Browns.

 

Matt Kemp begins his rehab assignment today. The Dodgers signed Edison Volquez.

 

Top-rated football recruit Cameron Robinson pushed back his announcement date for choosing a college. 

 

Jerry Jones says he hasn't lost a step and he knows more than ever.

 

Fresno State QB Derek Carr spent the opening weeks of preseason camp hoping his newborn son could overcome intenstinal tangling that kept him in the hospital for 23 days and two emergency surgeries.

 

Mikhail Prokorhov is in the midst of a long political endurance test in Russia, where his party is constantly under investigtion by police that limit his potential to seek meaningful change in his homeland.

 

Mario Balotelli says the comparisons between he and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are good, for Ibra.

 

 

FLASHING LIGHTS

 

A nurse collpased on the witness stand as she described Michael Jackson's fateful quest for sleep.

 

Tech N9ne freestlyed in The Backroom.

 

Kendrick Lamar spoke about "Control" on Power 106.

 

 

DID YOU REALIZE?

 

Vice President Biden once threatened to impeach President Bush for going to war in Iraq without Congressional approval

 

President Obama doesn't have any good options for dealing with Syria.

 

Rep. Bobby Rush is making good on his promise to show Sen.Mark Kirk around the South Side of Chicago.

 

Twitter introduced a "report Tweet" function that allows users to report abusive messges.

 

Cory Booker discussed Medical Marijuana on HPL:

 

Meet Carson, an 11-year old entering his freshman year at TCU. He's taking quantum physics and says Calculus relaxes him.

 

 

GOTTA HAVE IT

 

Pusha T gets Chris Brown for the hook on his latest release, "Sweet Serenade."

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James Carr wrote for The Shadow League. 

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