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  • Howard Davis Jr. pursues excellence from boxing to MMA

    Howard Davis Jr. pursues excellence from boxing to MMA
    At the Olympics that launched Sugar Ray Leonard and the Spinks brothers, the award for the outstanding boxer of the Games went to Howard Davis, Jr. It almost didn't happen. Three days before his first fight in the 1976 Olympics at Montreal, Davis'...
  • A cross-continental black sisterhood rekindled

     
    The three of us -- the black American, the black Russian and me, a black Briton -- took a photo together. And then we went our separate ways. Maryum back to the United States, Yelena remaining in Russia and me to England. We never really thought we...
  • Young Hampton boxer Shakur Stevenson eyes Olympic boxing gold

    Young Hampton boxer Shakur Stevenson eyes Olympic boxing gold
    It’s easy to be caught off guard by Shakur Stevenson’s laid-back demeanor. As the senior from Bethel High gets comfortable on the family living-room couch, few people would recognize the young man as possibly America’s best hope for a...
  • Hunter-Reay, Richards-Ross head Broward Hall of Fame class

    Hunter-Reay, Richards-Ross head Broward Hall of Fame class
    Swift, stalwart, durable, dedicated and highly accomplished. The six members of the 2014 class of the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame named Friday span all of those attributes, and their list of achievements is staggering. Fort Lauderdale native Ryan...
  • Muhammad Ali documentary 'I Am Ali' has its charms

    If anybody's story benefits from the occasional spirited retelling, it's that of boxer Muhammad Ali, perhaps the most sublimely fascinating and stirring athlete America has ever produced, already lionized in a number of movies. Brit Clare Lewins'...
  • Review: 'I Am Ali' ★★★

    Review: 'I Am Ali' ★★★
    Boyish, sing-songy yet serenely wise, the voice is the thing in the latest Muhammad Ali documentary, "I Am Ali." Director Clare Lewins, who has worked extensively in British television, became aware of audio recordings Ali made in the 1970s — homey,...
  • Deeply personal 'I Am Ali' scores an intimate knockout

     Deeply personal 'I Am Ali' scores an intimate knockout
    When you hear the name Muhammad Ali, certain iconic images inevitably spring to mind. There's Ali the fighter, standing over a fallen Sonny Liston after a stunning first-round knockout in 1965. There's Ali the firebrand, declaring his refusal to serve...
  • Charlie Powell dies at 82; NFL player who boxed Ali, Patterson

    Charlie Powell dies at 82; NFL player who boxed Ali, Patterson
    Charlie Powell sacked Detroit Lions quarterback Bobby Layne 10 times in one NFL game and fought Muhammad Ali and Floyd Patterson near their time as heavyweight boxing champions. After leaving San Diego High School as the most decorated athlete ever to...
  • William Greaves dies at 87; Emmy-winning filmmaker, journalist

    William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black middle class, has died. He was 87....
  • Joe Sample dies at 75; jazz-funk keyboardist founded the Crusaders

    Joe Sample dies at 75; jazz-funk keyboardist founded the Crusaders
    Joe Sample, a soft-spoken keyboard player and composer whose blending of funk, blues, jazz, gospel and the Zydeco music of his childhood lent a distinctive sound to his well-known group, the Crusaders, has died. He was 75. Sample died Friday at a...
  • It's No. 1 St. John Bosco vs. No. 2 in made-for-ESPN Vegas showdown

     It's No. 1 St. John Bosco vs. No. 2 in made-for-ESPN Vegas showdown
    Television has been embracing the idea of giving national exposure to high school athletes ever since ESPN2 introduced a teenager named LeBron James with a national telecast of a high school basketball game in 2002. The latest prime-time prep event is...