Saturday, February 25, 2017

Boxing

In this July 6, 2016, file photo, Brock Lesnar attends a UFC 200 mixed martial arts news conference in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has informed the mixed martial arts promotion that he is retired from competition. The UFC confirmed the 39-year-old Lesnar’s decision ...
In this June 26, 1976, file photo, professional wrestler Andre the Giant tosses heavyweight contender Chuck Wepner out of the ring at Shea Stadium New York. (AP Photo/File)

BY DAN GELSTON The tall tales and colossal career of Andre the Giant will be told in an upcoming HBO documentary. WWE, HBO Sports and the Bill Simmons Media Group ...
Germaine de Randamie, right, of the Netherlands, right, fights Holly Holm during a women's featherweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 208 early Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in New York. De Randamie won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

BY DAN GELSTON NEW YORK (AP) — Germaine de Randamie clocked Holly Holm after the bell in one round, then a second, and got nothing more than a warning from ...
Highly touted quarterback recruit Tua Tagovailoa speaks to the media during a news conference announcing the recruiting class for the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. (Gary Cosby Jr./The Tuscaloosa News via AP)

BY STEVE MEGARGEE Alabama came up just short in its bid for a second straight national title on the field, but the Crimson Tide’s dominance on the recruiting trail remains ...
In this Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, Conor McGregor stands on a scale during the weigh-in event for his fight against Eddie Alvarez in UFC 205 mixed martial arts at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. says facing UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing ring “can happen” and is something that would “give the fans what they want ...
This Nov. 29, 2015 file photo Oscar De La Hoya arrives at the 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says Hall of Fame boxer Oscar De La Hoya has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Officer Stephan Brandt says De ...
In this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao raises his WBO welterweight championship belt during a news conference upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Manny Pacquiao will add another fight to his long career resume when he takes on Australian welterweight Jeff Horn on April 23 at a venue to ...
In this June 7, 2015, file photo, rapper Chris Brown performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A social media war between Chris Brown and Soulja Boy will apparently be settled in the ring with the help of boxer Floyd Mayweather. Both hip-hop ...
Ronda Rousey stands in the cage after Amanda Nunes forced a stoppage in the first round of their women's bantamweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 207, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

BY GREG BEACHAM LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ronda Rousey is taking time off to ponder her future after her 48-second loss in her comeback fight at UFC 207. Amanda Nunes ...
Amanda Nunes, right, connects with Ronda Rousey in the first round of their women's bantamweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 207, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

BY GREG BEACHAM LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ronda Rousey’s UFC comeback didn’t even last a minute. Rousey was stopped 48 seconds into her first fight in 13 months Friday night, ...
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