Monday, May 29, 2017

Boxing

In this April 15, 1975 file photo, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, and Little Muhammad Ali, his 2-and-a-half year old son, arrive at Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/File)

BY ERRIN HAINES WHACK Muhammad Ali’s son and ex-wife declared a “showdown” over religious freedom against President Donald Trump a month after they were detained by immigration officials in a ...
Keith Thurman, left, fights Danny Garcia during the fifth round of a welterweight championship boxing match Saturday, March 4, 2017, in New York. Thurman won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

BY BARRY WILNER NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes, even for a knockout artist, defense is the best option. Keith Thurman went that route Saturday night, building a big lead over ...
Tyron Woodley, right, takes Stephen Thompson to the mat in a welterweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 209, Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

BY GREG BEACHAM LAS VEGAS (AP) — Although the sequel had nowhere near the drama of the original, both fights ended with Tyron Woodley’s hands on the UFC welterweight belt. ...
At left, in an Aug. 1, 2015, file photo, Danny Garcia competes against Paul Malignaggi during a welterweight fight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

BY BARRY WILNER NEW YORK (AP) — A combined record of 60-0, with 41 knockouts. A likely full Barclays Center. Network television. Boxing can always use an event that makes ...
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 ...
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