Boxing

Deontay Wilder, right, connects with Tyson Fury, of England, during a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
December 02, 2018 - 2:02 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyson Fury dominated long stretches of his heavyweight title bout against Deontay Wilder with shifty technique and graceful defense. He still ended up flat on the canvas in the 12th round, his eyes rolling backward while Wilder celebrated above him. Fury somehow gathered his wits...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees reacts after throwing a touchdown pass during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans. The record-setting quarterback will go for an 11th straight win after a season-opening loss, when the Saints visit the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
November 28, 2018 - 12:01 pm
Michigan exited the national championship picture with an embarrassing thud, but coach Jim Harbaugh isn't going anywhere. AP college football writer Ralph Russo tells PodcastOne Sports Now that Harbaugh's job is safe, despite the rout at Ohio State. But Russo wonders how he'll close the gap on...
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November 25, 2018 - 1:57 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Unbeaten Dmitry Bivol retained his light heavyweight championship Saturday night with a unanimous decision victory over former champion Jean Pascal. The Russian won by scores of 119-109 on two cards and 117-111 on the third in the bout at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino'...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, photo, relatives of 13-year-old Thai kickboxer Anucha Tasako cry during his funeral services at a Buddhist temple in Samut Prakan province, Thailand. Anucha died of a brain hemorrhage two days after he was knocked out in a bout on Nov. 10 that was his 174th match in the career he started at age 8. Thai lawmakers recently suggested barring children younger than 12 from competitive boxing, but boxing enthusiasts strongly oppose the change. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
November 19, 2018 - 7:59 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The sight of two preteen boys pummeling each other with fists, elbows, knees and feet as a boisterous crowd shouts wagers at each other is considered good, clean sport in Thailand. However, the death earlier this month of a 13-year-old Muay Thai contender may push forward changes to...
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CORRECTS SPELLING TO PACQUIAO, NOT PAQUIAO AS ORIGINALLY SENT - Manny Pacquiao, left, and Adrien Broner attend a news conference, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in New York. Pacquiao will defend his World Boxing Association welterweight title against Broner on Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 19, 2018 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dressed in a sharp gray suit and tie, Manny Pacquiao looked every bit the senator he is. It was his other job, though, that he was working Monday when the eight-time champion announced a Jan. 19 defense of his WBA welterweight belt against Adrien Broner. "He's one of the top boxers...
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November 17, 2018 - 1:59 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Maurice Hooker knows how to perform when the crowd is against him. Just ask Alex Saucedo. Hooker spoiled Saucedo's homecoming by knocking him out in the seventh round Friday night, successfully defending his WBO junior welterweight title. In front of a crowd of 4,102 at...
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Interim President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Gafur Rakhimov attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov.1, 2018. With boxing’s Olympic future on the line, one-time Olympic silver medalist from Kazakhstan, Serik Konakbayev, will fight to save his sport, running against Interim President Rakhimov, as candidates in the upcoming presidential vote Saturday Nov. 3, at AIBA, the amateur boxing federation. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
November 03, 2018 - 2:33 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — An Uzbek businessman who has been accused of ties to organized crime was elected president of the amateur boxing association on Saturday, putting the sport on a collision course with the International Olympic Committee. The IOC criticized Gafur Rakhimov's bid to become head of AIBA,...
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Simone Biles of the U.S. salutes fans after performing on the vault during qualifying sessions for the Gymnastics World Chamionships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. A bout with a kidney stone did little to slow down Simone Biles, as he reigning Olympic champion easily posted the top all-around score of 60.965 during the early portions of qualifying at the 2018 world championships on Saturday, easily clearing the field and leaving little doubt that she remains atop the sport. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
October 27, 2018 - 4:00 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Simone Biles spent a portion of the night before her return to world championships in the emergency room. The sensation she chalked up to the usual pre-meet stress evolved into searing agony that at times left her crawling on the floor. When a CT scan revealed a kidney stone —...
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Terence Crawford watches as Jose Benavidez goes down in the 12th round during their WBO welterweight title boxing bout in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Terence Crawford won in the 12th round. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
October 14, 2018 - 12:41 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Terence "Bud" Crawford stopped Jose Benavidez with 18 seconds left in the 12th and final round to retain his WBO welterweight championship on Saturday night. Crawford had knocked Benavidez to the canvas with a powerful right hand with 46 seconds left, and then Crawford finished...
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Tyson Fury, left, and Deontay Wilder face off, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, during a news conference in New York ahead of their heavyweight world championship boxing match in Los Angeles on Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 03, 2018 - 8:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have wrapped up their three-city publicity tour for their upcoming bout by nearly coming to blows again. The unbeaten stars' news conference in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday got physical when Wilder and Fury exchanged shoves after...
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