Sunday, September 24, 2017

Boxing

Floyd Mayweather Jr. trains at his gym Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Las Vegas. Mayweather is scheduled to fight Conor McGregor on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas.

BY TIM DAHLBERG LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor’s improbable challenge of Floyd Mayweather Jr. could be seen by a staggering 50 million people in the United States as fans ...
This Aug. 11, 2017, file photo shows Conor McGregor training during a media workout in Las Vegas.

BY REGINA GARCIA CANO LAS VEGAS (AP) — The fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor may not have sold out yet, but that won’t stop Las Vegas from ...
This April 18, 2012 file photo shows Gavin Maloof, left, and his brother Joe, co owners of the Sacramento Kings watching an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs from their courtside seats in Sacramento, Calif.

BY GREG BEACHAM Gavin and Joe Maloof are so confident Floyd Mayweather Jr. will beat Conor McGregor that they bet $880,000 on it. And if the Maloof brothers are big ...
In this Dec. 12, 2015, file photo, Conor McGregor, left, fights Jose Aldo during a featherweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 194 in Las Vegas.

BY GREG BEACHAM LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conor McGregor became known as a fighter with a mystical ability to defy the odds because of his stunning upset victory over Jose ...
This July 13, 2017 photo shows Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor, of Ireland, facing each other for photos during a news conference at Barclays Center in New York.

BY TIM DAHLBERG LAS VEGAS (AP) — It’s a fight (or at least an event) born and bred by social media. There is really no reason for Floyd Mayweather Jr. ...
In this Nov. 15, 2014 file photo IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO champion Wladimir Klitschko from Ukraine celebrates after winning the IBF heavyweight world championships title bout against Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev in Hamburg, Germany.

BERLIN (AP) — Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko announced his immediate retirement from boxing on Thursday. The 41-year-old Klitschko dominated the heavyweight scene for a decade but lost to ...
UFC President Dana White puts the UFC light heavyweight champion belt on Jon Jones after he defeated Daniel Cormier during UFC 214 in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday July 29, 2017.

BY GREG BEACHAM ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jon Jones reached the pinnacle of mixed martial arts and then fell harder than just about anyone ever had before. When he got ...
This July 13, 2017 photo shows Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor, of Ireland, facing each other for photos during a news conference at Barclays Center in New York.

BY TIM DAHLBERG LAS VEGAS (AP) — It’s supposed to be the hottest ticket in sports. So far, though, fans aren’t exactly storming the box office to buy tickets for ...
In this Jan. 3, 2015, file photo, Daniel Cormier, bottom, takes down Jon Jones during their light heavyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 182 in Las Vegas.

BY GREG BEACHAM ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jon Jones insists Daniel Cormier isn’t his rival, not even when their rematch at UFC 214 is the most anticipated mixed martial arts ...
Floyd Mayweather Jr., front left, poses as Conor McGregor, right, watches during a news conference at Barclays Center on Thursday, July 13, 2017, in New York, for their junior middleweight boxing bout next month.

BY DAN GELSTON NEW YORK (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. tossed $1 bills in Conor McGregor’s face. McGregor waved Jay Z’s new CD in Mayweather’s direction and quoted a Biggie ...
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