Thursday, March 30, 2017

Boxing

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, ...
Ronda Rousey poses for photographers during an event for UFC 207, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

BY GREG BEACHAM LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ronda Rousey climbed on the scale and glared into the distance while the crowd roared. Moments later, she directed that withering gaze at ...
This undated photo provided by Guernsey's shows a 1965 photo by Neil Leifer of Muhammad Ali towering over a fallen Sonny Liston during their World Heavyweight title bout, framed with Leifer's press credentials for the fight and signed by Ali. (Guernsey's via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of Neil (LY-fur) Leifer photographs, including his iconic images of Muhammad Ali, will be auctioned in New York City. Guernsey’s is offering 700 lots Friday ...
Sergey Kovalev, right, of Russia, punches Andre Ward during a light heavyweight boxing match, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

BY TIM DAHLBERG LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sergey Kovalev kept coming, and Andre Ward never stopped battling. With the crowd roaring in approval, they put on a fight that lived ...
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