Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film "Raging Bull," has died. He was 95.
LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. figured out a 50th opponent, letting Conor McGregor have the early rounds before stalking him late and leaving the mixed martial artist defenseless and exhausted on the ropes.
Mighty sequoias fell in sports in 2016, transformational figures who reshaped the games and the culture — from Muhammad Ali to Gordie Howe, from Arnold Palmer to Pat Summitt.
BLOOMINGTON — A self-described “pack rat,” National Hall of Fame sportswriter/columnist and Illinois Wesleyan alumnus Dave Kindred has accumulated approximately 45 boxes of material documenting his 50-year career.
There were dresses, blouses and women’s shoes in one section. The other had collared shirts, polyester pants, a belt or two and a tie. Or was it a tie or two and a belt?
George Miller grew up in a Catholic orphanage in Chicago. After drifting off to sleep, he often would see familiar faces and wonder what it would be like to say hello and shake their hand.
The so-called “Fight of the Century” was still at least 10 hours away. Yet, by noon Saturday, it was over.
As a teenager growing up in Bloomington some 35 years ago, Francisco Arreola was seeking an outlet.
The soundtracks could not have been more different.
LAS VEGAS — One point on one card, a couple of points on some others. Ken Norton fought the greats, but the decisions he needed to be great never seemed to go his way.
On Saturday, the world was treated/subjected to the “Game of the Century” when top-ranked LSU played football at No. 2 Alabama.
PHILADELPHIA -- He beat Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century, battled him nearly to the death in the Thrilla in Manila. Then Joe Frazier spent the rest of his life trying to fight his way out of Ali's shadow.
CANASTOTA, N.Y. -- The once-proclaimed "baddest man on the planet" fumbled for words that wouldn't come. Sylvester Stallone knew exactly what Mike Tyson was feeling.
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LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao returned to his corner before the 12th round to an unfamiliar soundtrack of steady boos rising from the MGM Grand Garden crowd.
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Muhammad Ali visited with the Chicago White Sox at their spring training facility on Tuesday to help spread the word about his charity organization.
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NEW YORK — Polish boxer Tomasz Adamek is dedicating his fight against Cristobal Arreola this month to those killed in the plane crash in Russia.
SARANGANI, Philippines -- Manny Pacquiao says he is planning to file a defamation lawsuit against Floyd Mayweather Jr., the fighter's father, and Golden Boy Promotions