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What Robin Williams’ Death Tells Us About Parkinson’s Disease

Williams passing has shed light on his overall health; both mental and physical.

08/14/2014

Cassius Clay, right, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, lands a right to Sonny Liston's body during the World Heavyweight Championship fight at in Miami Beach, Fla, on Feb. 25, 1964. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Keidel: 50 Years Ago Today, The Greatest Became ‘The Greatest’

Muhammad Ali didn’t just defeat Sonny Liston, he knocked him out. He didn’t just knock him out, he removed his heart.

02/25/2014

Australian and English cricket fans observe a minute's silence to mark the passing of former South African president Nelson Mandela on Dec. 6, 2013. (Photo WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

Sporting Tributes For Nelson Mandela

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.

12/06/2013

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Boomer & Carton Show And Tell: Al Dukes Shares A Childhood Memory

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…

WFAN–10/03/2013

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Keidel: Final Bell Sounds For Famed Boxer Ken Norton

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.

09/19/2013

Ken Norton

Former Heavyweight Champion Ken Norton Dies

Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton died Wednesday in Las Vegas. He was 70 years old.

09/18/2013

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Keidel: Please Stop, B-Hop — Bernard Hopkins Is Boxing’s Version Of Rolling Stones

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.

03/12/2013

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali rides a golf cart onto the field to represent the Louisville Cardinals for the coin toss against the Florida Gators prior to the start of the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Muhammad Ali’s Daughter Says Boxing Great Is ‘Fine,’ Not Near Death

Muhammad Ali’s daughter knocked down rumors of her father being near death Sunday, saying he was at home watching the Super Bowl.

02/04/2013

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Keidel: Rooney Rules — NFL Pride And Prejudice

So far, 14 HC/GM positions have been filled over the last month, and all by white men. That must change says Keidel.

01/21/2013

Boxers Manny Pacquiao (L) and Juan Manuel Marquez pose during the official weigh-in for their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao and Marquez will fight each other for the fourth time on Dec. 8 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pacquiao Has The Edge Once Again Against Marquez

Steve Silverman thinks Manny Pacquiao will wipe away the sting of losing to Bradley and dominate Marquez once again.

12/08/2012

Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama (file/credit: Ethan Miller/Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Silverman: Think U.S. Presidents And Major Sporting Events Don’t Mix? Think 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.

11/06/2012

Emanuel Steward (Photo by Steve Grayson/WireImage)

Keidel: Emanuel Stewarded The Sport Of Boxing

Emanuel Steward died yesterday, from a malady we can’t pronounce. But his impact on boxing was rather pronounced.

10/26/2012

Kris Jenkins (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Keidel: Can The NFL Play Gay?

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.

10/18/2012

Michael Boley #59 of the New York Giants tackles Ryan Grant #25 of the Green Bay Packers during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 15, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Keidel: Are We Witnessing Football’s Freefall?

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.

08/07/2012

LeBron James (L) and Kobe Bryant (R) look on during a basketball press conference ahead of the London 2012 Olympics on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Silverman: Olympics Overview

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.

07/27/2012

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