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  • Sculptor in homestretch of crafting Joe Frazier statue

    PHILADELPHIA The enormity of it catches you off guard. Even though you walk into the room knowing what you're there to see, visualizing a nine-foot effigy is different from actually standing next to one. Currently a few hundred-pound mixture of clay...
  • Jacklin: Tiger ready to shake up golfing world

    Former British Open champion Tony Jacklin took a leaf out of Muhammad Ali's book on Wednesday by declaring that Tiger Woods could be ready to shock the golfing world at this week's British Open. Many pundits have written off the 38-year-old American's...
  • The long path to the Congressional Gold Medal

    The long path to the Congressional Gold Medal
    Pat Summitt may be on the way to receiving the Congressional Gold Medal, but Sally Ride has a way to go. Many are recommended for Congress' highest civilian honor, but only a handful receive it. Still, it's been awarded to a heart surgeon, a comedian,...
  • Cartoonist Ralph Steadman on Hunter Thompson and counterculture days

    Cartoonist Ralph Steadman on Hunter Thompson and counterculture days
    NEW YORK — Few figures epitomize the counterculture more than Ralph Steadman. Wicked satirist, outlandish cartoonist and, of course, longtime Hunter S. Thompson co-conspirator, the British artist has been making mayhem for five decades. In "For No...
  • Boxing lawsuit aimed at powerful manager Al Haymon

    Boxing lawsuit aimed at powerful manager Al Haymon
    The chief executive of boxing promoter Main Events has filed a lawsuit in New York that she expects will “at the very least, pull the curtain back on the great and powerful Oz” of the sport. Main Events’ Kathy Duva is suing powerful...
  • Dennis Alcapone and his gargantuan influence

    Dennis Alcapone and his gargantuan influence
    When Jamaican vocalist/deejay Dennis Alcapone performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1973, the Scottish emcee introduced him as, "the king of talkover music." That host seemed enthusiastic, but also looked slightly clueless on the footage of that gig....
  • How my interview with O.J. almost ended in a fistfight

    As 1993 wound down, Leo Wolinksy, then the Metro editor at The Times, asked me to put together a story that would take stock of the period we’d just been through: A few days earlier, a jury had delivered a mishmash of verdicts against those involved...
  • Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time

    Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time
    What are the Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time? There's quite a list to choose from. Here's our quick Top 10 list ... 10. Joe DiMaggio – Mr. Coffee Having a former baseball player promote a new coffee maker might not seem so out...
  • Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Mike Alvarado: A fabulous Forum revival?

    No matter what happens Saturday night when Juan Manuel Marquez squares off against Mike Alvarado in a welterweight title-elimination bout on HBO, their fight is already a remarkable comeback story. Not necessarily a comeback for them, mind you, but...
  • Juan Manuel Marquez takes fifth on Manny Pacquiao rematch

    Juan Manuel Marquez takes fifth on Manny Pacquiao rematch
    Boxing is back at the Forum, and Juan Manuel Marquez — 13-0 in that historic venue — is back in a familiar spot. Ready to fight Manny Pacquiao for a fifth time… maybe. Marquez beat Mike Alvarado by unanimous decision Saturday...
  • 'Mad Men' recap, 'The Strategy'

    'Mad Men' recap, 'The Strategy'
    The family that works together, stays together. Peggy and Don are reunited, and it feels so good. All it took was an ad campaign about motherhood and children. And well-lighted burger joints. “The Strategy” felt heartwarming and slightly...