| Jan 20, 2011
| 9:32 PM
The first season of the World Series of Boxing is unraveling, with an organization spokesman telling The Times on Thursday that all four North American teams will be leaving their venues, including the L.A. Matadors, which had their entire front......
| Feb 28, 2011
| 9:36 PM
ABC just has to maintain its presence at the water cooler. First with the Academy Awards. Then with Charlie Sheen. Now with the "Dancing with the Stars" lineup announcement. We've all heard rumors. But the wait is finally over. The......
| Jun 12, 2011
| 9:33 PM
How great was Mike Tyson? Despite all the hype the hoopla and the hysteria, I don’t think he is among the Top 10 heavyweights of all-time. That said, he belongs in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Iron Mike was iconic, and much like Ali,...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 11:19 PM
COSTA MESA — An hour before Fight Club OC returned to Costa Mesa, a couple of fighters swung at each other in the ring.
They whiffed almost every time. They were acting.
Fight Club OC's second solo act at the OC Fair & Event Center was just as...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 8:17 PM
Nearly 100 years to the day that Jack Johnson became the first black Heavyweight Champion of the World, his name still commands the respect of world champions, boxing writers, and even politicians.
During his career, however, he was increasingly...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 7:51 AM
Three things surprised me about “Taking on Tyson":
- Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson always has found “peace and comfort” in raising pigeons;
- Pigeon racing is a huge sport, and
- Tyson, who served three years in prison for...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 9:20 AM
All morning long, on every sports and news show on TV, they've been showing the clip. You know the one. The one that shows Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace viciously throwing the elbow that floored Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Hardenin...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 8:02 PM
A night at the fights at Fight Club OC featured swagger, entertainment, excitement and intensity.
There were some low moments, but overall most could see why this event has taken off in Costa Mesa.
The first rule of Fight Club may be to never talk about...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar was arrested in suburban Atlanta for an alleged assault on his 15-year-old daughter, police said Friday.
Deputies in Georgia's Fayette County responded to a call about a domestic disturbance about 1 a.m. Friday. Dollar's...
| Dec 31, 2009
| 1:07 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Prosecutors have decided not to prosecute former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson following a scuffle at LAX with a celebrity photographer.
Tyson was arrested on a battery charge in November after the boxer and a paparazzo got into physical...
| Oct 20, 2009
| 12:29 PM
Sarah Palin will sit down with Oprah Winfrey in November, where the ex-Alaskan governor is expected to dish about her upcoming memoir, Harpo officials announced Tuesday.
Palin, whose managed to stay in the headlines well after her failed run for vice...