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Yao Capital, a private equity firm founded by recently inducted NBA Hall of Famer?Yao Ming, has acquired a significant stake in kickboxing organization Glory Kickboxing. Eddie Yarbrough Jersey .The actual stake and percentage were not disclosed by the parties.The acquisition is a big vote of confidence for Glory as it gets ready to host events in the Asian market.Glory CEO Jon Franklin acknowledged that the $4 billion deal for the UFC this summer had an effect on valuation of all mixed martial arts brands.Glory has held 36 events since its founding in 2012. Its rules come from a mix of kung fu, Muay Thai, taekwondo and boxing.Despite its connection to mixed martial arts, the brand has not experienced the same rise as UFC. Its champions, like heavyweight Rico Verhoeven, who defended his title on Friday at Glory 33 in New Jersey, are better known in Europe than in the United States.GLORY 33 aired live on ESPN2 on Friday.Yao Capital was established this year by Yao Ming and David Han, the former CEO of Wanda Group and managing director of The Carlyle Group.The former Houston Rocket has owned a Chinese basketball team, the Shanghai Sharks, and a winery in Napa Valley called Yao Family Wines since 2009. Chris Ivory Jersey . -- Charlie Graham stopped 67 shots as the Belleville Bulls edged the visiting Guelph Storm 6-5 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. Thurman Thomas Jersey . Fellow centre Pavel Datsyuk remains out because of a concussion. Zetterberg has 11 goals and 19 assists for a team-high 30 points, and Datsyuk has a team-high 12 goals and 11 assists. http://www.thebillsgearshop.com/Bills-Oj-Simpson-Draft-Jersey/ . - Derek Wolfe says hes finally healthy after suffering a seizure in November that doctors now believe was related to the spinal cord injury he suffered in the preseason.TSNs Jack Armstrong offers his thoughts on P.J. Carlesimos fate in Brooklyn, the re-emergence of Andrew Bogut, the impact of MVP LeBron James as we all as his playoff predictions for the second round. 1. P.J. CARLESIMO (Nets): Not surprised that he wasnt given the job on a full-time basis. When they give you the interim title, they want to take a good look at you and youve got lots to prove before they remove the label. Ive known P.J. for close to 30 years and have a great deal of respect for him, both as a coach and a person. Bottom line, they absolutely needed to win the series against the injury-riddled Chicago Bulls and didnt. The Nets are a strange mix of players and when I watch them, the expectations dont fit what the final result is. They play with minimal passion and dont look like a together group whatsoever. P.J. did a very nice job righting the ship and pointing it in the right direction after taking over for Avery Johnson in the regular season but youve got to win a playoff series (maybe even two)  to keep a job like this. All the big names will be mentioned for this job due to the dollars involved. In order to get the big name type they want (Phil Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy or Stan Van Gundy), GM Billy King might have to be willing to take more of a back seat in order to allow the vision of the coach they recruit to do his thing. None of those guys are showing up just to coach and I highly doubt Jackson comes as a coach anyway. 2. EASTERN CONFERENCE PREDICTIONS: Day late and a dollar short. My picks are the following: Miami vs. Chicago - Heat in 6 games. Really physical/intense series coming up. Bulls are a mess physically but theyre as tough a team as youll find. Theyll find a way to steal two games in this series by mucking it up yet dont have the weapons on the perimeter to keep up with the Elite Heat. Knicks vs. Pacers - Knicks in 7 games. Knicks havent looked real good in the past few games vs. Celtics and Game #1 vs. Pacers. I feel both JR Smith and Carmelo Anthony will adjust to the physical style and defence of the Pacers and settle into a groove. I love the resiliency of Indiana, and Paul George is emerging day by day. They play as a team and every game will be a highly contested one. If the Knicks follow their proven formula of taking care of the ball and making 3-point shots, the gamee will open up and the talent level will win out. Jim Kelly Jersey. 3. WESTERN CONFERENCE PREDICTIONS: Here are my West picks. San Antonio vs. Golden State - Spurs in 6 games. Wonderful run by the Warriors vs. Denver. The injury to David Lee forced them to play small-ball and it worked out beautifully for them. The tempo/pace of this series will have to be monitored properly for the Spurs to play at the rate that makes them most effective. Love the Steph Curry vs. Tony Parker matchup. Experience, savvy and coaching win out in this one.  Oklahoma City vs. Memphis - Grizzlies in 7 games. From what I saw Sunday and during the regular season (particularly now without Russell Westbrook), this is a pick em series. Obviously, the best player between these teams is Kevin Durant and we saw why again Sunday; sensational. My gut tells me that the Grizzlies are in a good playoff mindset and their talented front court will wear down the overwhelmed Thunder front court as it progresses. The Grizzlies team defence will tighten and will find a way to make Durant work a little harder for his points. The Griz caught a break with Blake Griffins injury and the issue with Westbrook will help them again. 4. ANDREW BOGUT (Warriors): When Ive seen him play in person twice this season, I must admit, I had my doubts if he could get it back to his pre-injury days with the Bucks. I still have my reservations as to whether he can hold up and be consistently good over the long haul but I must say he was terrific in the final game vs. Denver with 14 points and 21 rebounds along with four blocks and three assists. He was moving well and had the second/third effort that seems to have abandoned him these past few years. Would like nothing more than to see a good front-court matchup in this series between him and Hall Of Famer Tim Duncan. 5. LEBRON JAMES (Heat): Congrats on the MVP award. In my mind, NO doubt. By far, the best player in the game today. Impacts the game in every category and does it at an improved level each year. When you talk about an athlete being in that ideal zone, their professional sweet spot, hes currently in it. 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