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Alvarez, Golovkin on collision course

Nov 23, 2015

Alvarez, Golovkin on collision course

Canelo Alvarez hadn’t even had time to celebrate his win over Miguel Cotto when the subject of Gennady Golovkin came up. Golovkin was watching at ringside, and had to like what he heard. “With all due respect, if he wants to fight right now ...

'Thrilla in Manila' harkened end of an era

Oct 1, 2015

'Thrilla in Manila' harkened end of an era

It was, Muhammad Ali would later say, the closest thing to death he had ever known. He and Joe Frazier had gone 14 brutal rounds in stifling heat of a Philippines morning before Frazier’s trainer Eddie Futch mercifully signaled things to an end, his ...

Tiger still spinning same old tale

Jun 17, 2015

Tiger still spinning same old tale

The questions come less often, largely because the story is getting old. Or maybe it’s just that no one really believes anymore, even Tiger Woods himself. The downfall of the greatest player of his time can be measured in any number of ways, whether ...

Mayweather hits jackpot

May 4, 2015

Mayweather hits jackpot

The check was for $100 million, a payday so mind-boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn’t help but show it to a few reporters when the night was done. “No pictures, though,” Mayweather said, sliding the check out of an envelope. “Don’t want any pictures ...

NFL played on while U.S. grieved for JFK

Nov 24, 2013

NFL played on while U.S. grieved for JFK

Americans mourned in front of their television sets on a brutally grim Sunday afternoon 50 years ago as a horse-drawn caisson took the body of President Kennedy from the White House to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda. In Dallas, a nightclub operator ...

Pacquiao cements status as top fighter

Nov 16, 2010

Pacquiao cements status as top fighter

ARLINGTON, Texas — Manny Pacquiao was more concerned with the set list for his upcoming concert than he was with Floyd Mayweather Jr. The fight every boxing fan wants to see may never happen, but Pacquiao had a firm date to sing at Lake ...

Haynesworth happy with role in new defense

Aug 16, 2010

Haynesworth happy with role in new defense

NEW YORK — Albert Haynesworth was happy, and not just because Mike Shanahan let him out to play. Turns out he likes the Redskins’ new 3-4 defense. He really likes it. “It’s something I’ve got to get used to, but other than that, it’s ...

Jul 21, 2010

Time for Mayweather to get in ring with Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. lives in what he calls his Big Boy house, a $9.5 million golf course mansion he likes to show off whenever HBO trots out its “24/7″ show to promote his fights. If you’ve ever spent $59.95 for one ...

Mayweather plays coy about Pacquiao fight

May 4, 2010

Mayweather plays coy about Pacquiao fight

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. wanted to put on a show and he did, from the moment he entered the arena accompanied by acrobats on stilts tossing fake $100 bills to the final seconds of the 12th round when he finished giving Shane ...

Mayweather bout looms for Pacquiao

Mar 16, 2010

Mayweather bout looms for Pacquiao

ARLINGTON, Texas — The fight was long over and most of the biggest crowd to see a fight in the U.S. in 17 years had found their way out of massive Cowboys Stadium. Manny Pacquiao was in the shower, where one member of his ...