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NEW YORK - JUNE 29: (L-R) Former NY Cosmo players Shep Messing and Giorgio Chinaglia attend a special screening of Miramax Films' 'Once in a Lifetime' at The Core Club on June 29, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Remembering Cosmos Legend Giorgio Chinaglia

Giorgio Chinaglia, legendary Cosmos striker passed away on Sunday at 65. Few athletes enjoyed the excesses of winning in New York quite like Chinaglia.

WFAN–04/01/2012

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Legendary Ali, Leonard Trainer Angelo Dundee Dies At 90

Angelo Dundee died in his apartment in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday night at the age of 90, and with him a part of boxing died, too.

WFAN–02/02/2012

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Keidel: Three Cheers For The Champ, Muhammad Ali

When a member of the 20th Century’s Mt. Rushmore enters a new decade in a transcendent life, it warrants a trot down memory lane.

WFAN–01/18/2012

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Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali

The boxing champ basked in chants of “Ali! Ali!” as hundreds of supporters cheered him on Saturday night with a hearty rendering of “Happy Birthday” during his 70th birthday celebration in his Kentucky hometown.

WFAN–01/15/2012

40 years ago... Joe Frazier knocks Muhammed Ali to the mat. (AP Photo)

Muhammad Ali Says He’ll Remember Joe Frazier With Respect

“The world has lost a great champion,” Ali said in a statement. “My sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.”

11/08/2011

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B&C Morning Show: Joe Frazier Joined The Show On April 9th, 2009

Sadly, Smokin’ Joe Frazier passed away Monday after a battle with liver cancer, so we’ve decided to re-post an interview Craig conducted with Frazier back on April 9th, 2009.

WFAN–11/08/2011

Joe Frazier

Former Heavyweight Champ Joe Frazier Dead At 67

Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, has died after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67.

WFAN–11/07/2011

In this March 8, 1971, file photo, Joe Frazier hits Muhammad Ali with a left that floored him during the 15th round of their heavyweight title fight at New York's Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/File)

Keidel: The Smoke of Smokin’ Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier was blue collar to the bone, who worked as hard as any American ever has for what he has. And when boxing was an essential sport, Frazier was an essential boxer. Now he faces a faceless opponent: cancer.

11/07/2011

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Joe Frazier Has Liver Cancer, Under Hospice Care

The 67-year-old boxer was diagnosed four or five weeks ago, Frazier’s personal and business manager said Saturday. Leslie Wolff told The Associated Press that doctors have not yet told Frazier how long he has to live.

WFAN–11/05/2011

Floyd Mayweather Jr. slams a right to the head of Victor Ortiz in the 4th round, ending the fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (credit: JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Month Of Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is just rude, crude, and, if he doesn’t fight Manny Pacquiao, a coward.

WFAN–09/19/2011

FILE - New York Daily News sports cartoonist Bill Gallo attends a photo-op at the 24th annual Thurman Munson Award dinner in this Feb. 3, 2004 file photo taken in New York. New York Daily News cartoonist and columnist Bill Gallo, known for his playful characters, died Tuesday May 10, 2011 from complications of pneumonia at White Plains Hospital according to the paper. He was 88.  (credit: AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)

NY Daily News Cartoonist Bill Gallo Dies At 88

Bill Gallo, a cartoonist and columnist for the New York Daily News, whose playful characters included depicting the blustering New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in a spiked Prussian military helmet, has died.

05/11/2011

In this book cover image released by HarperCollins, "An Accidental Sportswriter," by Robert Lipsyte, is shown. (credit: AP Photo/HarperCollins)

Ex-New York Times Sportswriter, Robert Lipsyte, Pens Memoir

In more than 50 years covering sports, the longtime New York Times columnist Robert Lipsyte prided himself on being a sportswriter who was not a fan. A fat, brainy kid who got beat up in grammar school, Lipsyte wanted to be a novelist.

WFAN–05/06/2011

In this March 8, 1971, file photo, Joe Frazier hits Muhammad Ali with a left that floored him during the 15th round of their heavyweight title fight at New York's Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/File)

Keidel: Ali-Frazier: Night Of The Century

Appallingly, a dim light was cast upon the greatest sporting event in American history. It doesn’t catch the key demo, the ADD-addled culture carved by MTV and smoothed by its progeny. If we weren’t alive at the time, then it probably didn’t happen, and it certainly didn’t matter.

WFAN–03/09/2011

40 years ago... Joe Frazier knocks Muhammed Ali to the mat. (AP Photo)

Paige One: A Look Back At Ali-Frazier I – 40 Years Ago

40 years! I’m sure some of you will differ on sporting events that in your mind were bigger, but nothing has ever or will ever come close to that magical night of March 8, 1971, at Madison Square Garden.

WFAN–03/08/2011

In this March 8, 1971, file photo, Joe Frazier hits Muhammad Ali with a left that floored him during the 15th round of their heavyweight title fight at New York's Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/File)

40 Years Later, Ali-Frazier Still An MSG Classic

It was 40 years ago today that Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier met at Madison Square Garden in a fight so big it was simply referred to as The Fight. They would go on to meet two more times, but nothing could match the stakes that March night at the Garden.

WFAN–03/08/2011

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