Nov 29, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets running back Frank Gore (21) runs against Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (25) and defensive back Nik Needham (40) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Wexler-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Frank Gore more interested in boxing than return to football

Free agent Frank Gore is telling teams looking for a running back that he isn’t interested in playing because he has found a new passion.

And that, according to NFL Network, is boxing.

“I’ve always loved boxing, so that’s what I’ve been doing,” he told the outlet. “And we’re trying to make a fight happen. If we do that, you’ll see me in the ring.”

Gore, 38, has 16,000 career rushing yards, good for third all-time behind NFL legends Emmitt Smith (18,355) and Walter Payton (16,726). He’s played 16 NFL seasons with five teams since the San Francisco 49ers selected him in the third round of the 2005 draft.

Per the report, Gore hired fight agent Malki Kawa, and a “high-profile fight” is under discussion.

Gore has been training for football, too, but at this point isn’t ready to say yes to any interested teams.

“I just fell in love with how hard it is,” Gore said of the obstacles boxing presents. “I felt like, ‘Man, I couldn’t fight.’ And I always like a challenge. So I kept doing it and doing it and I saw myself getting better and better.”

Gore spent the 2020 season with the New York Jets. In 15 games (14 starts), he carried the ball 187 times for 653 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns. He added three more scores as a receiver.

–Field Level Media

Best Sports Betting Movie Scenes: The Long Con Begins in ‘Diggstown’

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As a change of pace from sports betting legislation and the US gambling legislation beat, and because we’re about sports betting culture, too, Sports Handle continues the a 15-part series on The Best Sports Betting Scenes in Television and Movies.

(Also, it’s the day before the Fourth of July and most of you are unplugged or loading up on beer and hot dogs.)

There’s a lot of high-quality movies centered on gambling, including on horse racing and poker (Let It Ride and Rounders). All quality gambling scenes, whether strictly sports betting or not, the focus of the film or a short aside, will be included/considered.

Best Sports Betting Movie Quotes and Scenes: Caine (James Woods) Begins to Set Up Gillon (Bruce Dern) In Star-Studded Boxing and Sports Betting Comedy ‘Diggstown’.

In this scene from the 1992 sports (betting) comedy ‘Diggstown,’ ex-convict Gabriel Caine (James Woods) begins to lay the groundwork for a scheme to empty the pockets and bank account of Georgia gambler and prominent city figure John Gillon (Bruce Dern). Caine challenges Gillon’s sports betting acumen and the sport that defines Diggstown: boxing.

“But would you bet 2,000 bucks on it?” Caine says incredulously of the match before the men.

“Are you joking?” Gillon replies. “There’s two things we never joke about in Diggstown, Mr. Caine: Our boxing and our betting.”

Later, the (silly) premise shapes up when Gillon’s co-conspirator Fitz (Oliver Platt) bets Gillon $100,000 that no one man can defeat ten Diggstown boxers in one day. The scene below mixes in Fitz’s pool hall hustling (he eventually wins the car). Enjoy. (It’s not on Netflix right now, unfortunately.)

[Also see: Best Sports Betting Scenes: In ‘Bronx Tale,’ ‘We Can’t Win, Mush Bet Kryptonite’]

If you have a suggestions for a great sports betting/gambling scene in movies or television, please send it to or Tweet us at @sports_handle. If it’s not already on the rundown, we’ll be happy to give a shoutout. All suggestions appreciated.

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