CIRCUS OF STARS

UFC star Conor McGregor and boxing icon Floyd Mayweather are going to fight, Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, and boxing purists are furious.

Traditional fight fans say it’s a mockery. Nothing like this has ever happened. Except the time Tony Galento fought a bear. And the time Muhammad Ali sparred with a wrestler. And the time Mickey Rourke fought in a Russian concert hall at age 62 …

THE PERFECT FIT

Three-on-three basketball has been approved for the next Olympics.

Apparently the Cleveland Cavaliers think they have just the lineup to win.

GOLDEN STATE GANJA

The Golden State Warriors held exit interviews at the same Oakland hotel where a cannabis convention was in progress.

You heard it here first: Ricky Williams is about to fill the newly created position of Vice President for Groovy Vibes.

JOINT CHIEF

Former Mexican president Vicente Fox was the weed convention’s keynote speaker.

He allegedly said if the Warriors don’t like it, “What are they going to do, build a wall?”

GLOW SHOW
Twitter pic, via @bakemag

A bakery in Australia is selling glow-in-the-dark doughnuts. This has Jazz fans ecstatic.

They never really liked eating their glow rings after introductions in the first place.

TAVERN TRAINING
Twitter photo, via @Technologyc_UK

The Betway World Cup of Darts finished up in Germany, with the Netherlands defeating Wales for the championship.

Sources say team members ordered a plate of wings, drank beer, flirted with a server and sang “Danny Boy” during warm-ups, just so they felt at home.

START YOUR DAY

Kellogg’s is suing tennis player Thansi Kokkinakis for using the nickname “Special K.”

Weird, because Ute coach Larry Krystkowiak once went by that nickname, too. Apparently it was preferable to his original idea, “Larry Mueslix.”

CAN’T BE REAL

Jim Harbaugh has invited the Obamas to be honorary captains at a Michigan football game this fall.

Donald Trump would have been included, but he brushed off Harbaugh’s invitation as “fake news.”

NEVER GIVE UP

Actor Jeff Daniels, of “Dumb and Dumber” fame, recently made a hole-in-one.

Yup. He’s sayin’ he had a chance.

SITTING IT OUT

TBS’s Conan O’Brien: “After winning the NBA Championship the Golden State Warriors unanimously decided to skip the traditional visit to the White House. After hearing this, Melania Trump said, 'Wait, you can do that?’”

NOT SHOPPING

Jimmer Fredette made 92 of 100 3-point attempts at a charity event.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr is thinking: “Nice. But I have six of those guys.”

AGAINST THE ODDS

Sportspickle.com headline: “Kevin Durant silences all the critics who said he could never help a 73-9 team win a championship.”