Muhammad Ali didn’t just defeat Sonny Liston, he knocked him out. He didn’t just knock him out, he removed his heart.
The former South African president, Nobel Peace Prize winner and anti-apartheid leader died Thursday at the age of 95, leading to a vast outpouring of tributes from the world’s best-known athletes and top sporting bodies.
Al harkened back to his childhood when procuring his item to share, an autograph from the great Muhammad Ali, which Al got while flying first class when he was a teenager…
Before other sports matched the money and none of the danger, boxing was must-watch theater, a distillation of the rags-to-riches narrative that personified the American Dream. And Ken Norton was Exhibit A.
Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton died Wednesday in Las Vegas. He was 70 years old.
Hopkins is now the boxing version of the Rolling Stones — jamming to the oldies, catered to the crowd once so proud to call boxing their favorite sport, with Hopkins the last emblem of the sport’s onetime eminence.
Muhammad Ali’s daughter knocked down rumors of her father being near death Sunday, saying he was at home watching the Super Bowl.
So far, 14 HC/GM positions have been filled over the last month, and all by white men. That must change says Keidel.
Steve Silverman thinks Manny Pacquiao will wipe away the sting of losing to Bradley and dominate Marquez once again.
Election Day is not usually about sports, but it’s time to credit our past presidents for the biggest sports events that occurred during their times in office.
Emanuel Steward died yesterday, from a malady we can’t pronounce. But his impact on boxing was rather pronounced.
Eventually, gays and lesbians will be as accepted and acclimated as anyone else. You just wonder when, and how far along we’ve come. Perhaps the NFL will tell us.
For NFL players with careers longer than five years, their life expectancy is less than 60. Maybe an incredible 40 beats an indifferent 80. That’s an important choice for us to make. But it is our choice, and it always will be.
The London Olympics will begin tonight with all the fanfare you can expect from an event that captures the world’s attention every four years.
Lost in the blinding kaleidoscope of recent New York sports is the fact that a big bout is taking place tomorrow night in Las Vegas. And while boxing has been relegated to the back alleys of the sports pages, there are several compelling themes to this fight.