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  • Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s old Vegas gym is itching for his next big fight

    Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s old Vegas gym is itching for his next big fight
    Inside the ropes at Johnny Tocco's Ringside Gym, where boxing savant Floyd Mayweather Jr. once trained and his father coached, the blood and sweat still pour. One fighter throws punishing jabs at an imaginary foe, each as lethal as any predator's...
  • Ukrainian fighting in and out of the ring

    Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk is a man fighting both inside and outside the ring. Usyk is the reigning Olympic heavyweight gold medalist and is now trying to challenge for top pro titles, but his career has become tangled up in Ukraine's political...
  • Bob Arum: Terence Crawford is the next big star in boxing

    Long ago, Bob Arum hung his Harvard Law degree at the U.S. attorney's office and specialized in tax law. It was after moving on to private practice that a chance encounter with a company called Closed Circuit Boxing and an introduction to Muhammad Ali by...
  • Longtime Philadelphia sportswriter Stan Hochman dies at 86

    STAN HOCHMAN was a people person. Wrote about them. Cared about them. So it's not surprising the Brooklyn native ended up at the People Paper. Hochman's storied career at the Philadelphia Daily News began when he was hired to cover the Phillies on...
  • Essentials for visiting Louisville: more than a horse race

    When the azaleas and dogwoods burst into springtime bloom, thoughts in Louisville turn to parties, fashion and fast horses in the days leading up to the Kentucky Derby. This city along the Ohio River spends weeks celebrating a two-minute horse race on the...
  • For the subjects of '1971,' being Snowden before Snowden

    For the subjects of '1971,' being Snowden before Snowden
    John and Bonnie Raines were an ordinary young married couple in the early 1970s, raising three children in a Philadelphia suburb, he a college professor and she a homemaker. John had been a Freedom Rider in the 1960s, and he and his wife each attended...
  • Ali session a cultural knockout for students

    Ali session a cultural knockout for students
    To many people these days, Muhammad Ali is just a name of a boxer from decades past. Yet Bennie Muhammad, head of the city's Commission on the Social Status of Black Males, said Ali deserves to be remembered for much more than just lacing on a pair of...
  • Dana White: Ronda Rousey would easily beat Laila Ali

    Dana White: Ronda Rousey would easily beat Laila Ali
    It seems UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey has no shortage of challengers these days -- even a Houston Texans cheerleader wants to fight her. Of course, the most hyped of these "serious" challenges came this month when former boxer Laila Ali, the...
  • Affable Argentine Juan Martin del Potro hopes to restart career at Miami Open

    Affable Argentine Juan Martin del Potro hopes to restart career at Miami Open
    Tennis can be cruel. Just ask Juan Martin del Potro. At 20 years old, the 6-foot-6 affable Argentine stunned Roger Federer to win the 2009 U.S. Open and announced his arrival as a direct threat to the top four players of this generation. Four months...
  • Rahm, Chuy pressing flesh at a parade? It must be springtime

    Rahm, Chuy pressing flesh at a parade? It must be springtime
    It is a rare sight indeed to see mayoral candidates playing retail politics so late in the year, about as rare as seeing mythical beasties. But these weren't unicorns or griffins. These were political men, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia...
  • Mike Tyson thinks he could beat Joe Louis, but not Ali ... or Rocky IV

    Mike Tyson thinks he could take Rocky. At least Rocky from the first, second and sixth installments of Sylvester Stallone's boxing-movie franchise. The former real-life heavyweight champ isn't so sure how he'd do against Rocky III, though, and admits he...