Boxing

January 20, 2018 - 11:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. easily defended his welterweight title for the first time Saturday night, beating Lamont Peterson when the fight was stopped just after the bell sounded to begin the eighth round. Spence had dominated the fight and both of Peterson's eyes appeared swollen as doctors...
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January 14, 2018 - 7:06 am
LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker will put their titles and reputations on the line when they meet in a world heavyweight title clash in Cardiff on March 31. Their eagerly awaited unification bout takes place at the Principality Stadium, with the big-punching rivals also defending...
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In a photo provided by Showtime, Claressa Shields is interviewed after he win over Tori Nelson during a boxing bout Friday night, Jan. 12, 2018, in Verona, N.Y. Shields scored a unanimous 10-round decision to retain her women's WBC and IBF super middleweight world titles. (Stephanie Trapp/Showtime via AP)
January 13, 2018 - 11:31 am
VERONA, N.Y. (AP) — Two-time Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields scored a unanimous 10-round decision over Tori Nelson on Friday night at Turning Stone Casino to retain her women's WBC and IBF super middleweight world titles. Each of the three judges scored the fight 100-90 for Shields (5-0, 2...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2011 file photo, former U.S. Sen. John Tunney, left, stands with his arm around Patrick Kennedy on a pier in Hyannis Port, Mass., before Kennedy was to wed Amy Petitgout at the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port later in the day. John Tunney, the former U.S. senator from California, has died. His brother Jay Tunney says John Tunney died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 in Santa Monica, Calif., of cancer. He was 83. John Tunney was the son of heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney, and was among the youngest people elected to the U.S. Senate in the past century when he won his seat in 1970 at age 36. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
January 12, 2018 - 11:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John V. Tunney, whose successful campaign for a California seat in the U.S. Senate became the basis for the 1972 Robert Redford film "The Candidate," has died. He was 83. Tunney died of prostate cancer Friday at a home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, his brother, Jay...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016, file photo, former boxer Vinny Paz, subject of the film "Bleed for This," poses at the premiere of the film in Beverly Hills, Calif. Retired boxing champion Vinny Paz, whose comeback story after a car crash was dramatized in the 2016 film "Bleed for This," has been accused of attacking a Rhode Island man and sending him to the hospital. Providence police say they were called to a home early Tuesday morning, Jan . 2, 2018. They say when officers arrived, witnesses told them Paz had accused a friend of stealing $16,000 and then assaulted him. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 02, 2018 - 3:57 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Retired boxing champion Vinny Paz, whose comeback story after a car crash was dramatized in the 2016 film "Bleed for This," has been accused of attacking a Rhode Island man and sending him to the hospital. The 55-year-old former champ said he had been robbed and did what he...
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Boxer Jeff Horn wears a pair of boxing gloves on top of earmuffs Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, after his a weigh-in for his next fight in Brisbane, Australia. Horn will defend his WBO welterweight world title against Britain's Gary Corcoran on Wednesday. (AP Photo/John Pye)
December 12, 2017 - 4:46 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Jeff Horn's reward for a successful first title defense since a contentious win over Manny Pacquiao could be a bout with Terence Crawford. A failure could send him back into boxing obscurity. Horn wants to use his WBO welterweight title defense against Gary Corcoran on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, left, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before the team's NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. Kaepernick accepted Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from Beyonce on Tuesday night, Dec. 5, 2017, and promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people." Beyonce thanked Kaepernick for his "personal sacrifice," and 2016 Ali Award winner Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called Kaepernick a "worthy recipient" during a video tribute.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 05, 2017 - 10:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, and Kaepernick promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people." Beyonce was brought out as a surprise presenter by comedian Trevor Noah...
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November 17, 2017 - 10:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) from the collection of Yoko Ono has sold for $10.9 million. Sotheby's says the work, titled "Cabra" (KAH'-bruh), was sold Thursday night in New York to an unidentified buyer. The pre-sale estimate was $9 million to...
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November 05, 2017 - 12:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When Deontay Wilder finally took off the gold mask he wore into the ring, he displayed a fierce scowl. That look never disappeared from his face as he knocked out the only man who'd ever gone the distance with him. Wilder sent Berman Stiverne to the canvas three times in the opening...
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Anthony Joshua, right, celebrates victory over Carlos Takam, left, after the IBF World Heavyweight Title, IBO World Heavyweight Title and WBA Super World Heavyweight Title bout at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
October 29, 2017 - 7:45 am
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — The Anthony Joshua roadshow is about to go global, and it's going to be a wrench for the British boxing superstar. Joshua cemented his status as a sporting icon in his native land by attracting 78,000 fans to watch him fight an unheralded mandatory challenger for his IBF belt...
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