Boxing

FILE - In this Sept. 1968 file photo, Brazil's Pele kicks the ball during a friendly soccer game against Belgium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On Oct. 23, 2020, the three-time World Cup winner Pelé turns 80 without a proper celebration amid the COVID-19 pandemic as he quarantines in his mansion in the beachfront city of Guarujá, where he has lived since the start of the pandemic. (AP Photo, File)
October 22, 2020 - 9:53 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pelé turns 80 on Friday, but the celebration will have to wait. The three-time World Cup winner will spend the day isolated with a few family members outside Sao Paulo, where he is expected to receive a flood of tributes from players, fans, celebrities and...
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FILE - In this July 19, 1996, file photo, American swimmer Janet Evans passes the Olympic flame to Muhammad Ali during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
August 13, 2020 - 5:52 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 1996 Atlanta Games, where Muhammad Ali provided the greatest moment before the...
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John Healy
July 23, 2020 - 12:09 pm
Iron Mike Tyson is returning to the ring after 15 years since his last fight as he has reportedly agreed to an exhibition match with Roy Jones Jr.
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Mick Hoffman, executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, poses for a photo, Thursday, July 16, 2020, sitting in the empty stands of the Renton School District's Renton Memorial Stadium, which is used for high school football, soccer, and track events in Renton, Wash. Hoffman and other administrators across the country are facing difficult decisions regarding the overwhelming uncertainty of whether high school sports can go forward this fall as the clock ticks closer to the start of the 2020-21 school year with little clarity in place for an obvious and safe path moving forward for athletics. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 22, 2020 - 5:44 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ New York Mets hitting coach Chili Davis hasn’t decided if he will rejoin the team at any point this season because of concerns about the coronavirus. The 60-year-old Davis has been working remotely from his...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2017, file photo, former NBA player and players union deputy Roger Mason, left, listens as entertainer Ice Cube, right, announces the launch of the BIG3, a new 3-on-3 professional basketball league, in New York. Hundreds of sports-related businesses got in line for the government-funded Payroll Protection Plan designed to cushion the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. None of the four North American major sports leagues — the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball — applied, but both Major League Soccer and the National Women's Soccer League were represented. Rapper Ice Cube's 3-on-3 basketball league says it returned almost half of the $1.6 million it received, but givebacks were rare. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
July 06, 2020 - 10:16 pm
Rapper Ice Cube, Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and longtime boxing promoter Bob Arum led a cavalcade of sports leagues, federations, businesses and teams that navigated a federal loan program designed to help small firms cope with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Data released...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love heads up the court after making a 3-point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Love received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPY Awards on Sunday, June 21, 2020, for sparking a national conversation about mental health. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 22, 2020 - 6:43 am
No red carpet, no nattily dressed athletes, no house band or monologue poking fun at the past year's top athletes and moments. This was a different version of The ESPYS. The focus of Sunday night's show on ESPN was hope and inspiration in the time of coronavirus. NFL quarterback Russell Wilson,...
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Dan Mennella
June 19, 2020 - 9:57 am
Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx, who became a silver screen star in part thanks to his turn as a quarterback in the hit football flick Any Given Sunday, is once again depicting a star athlete – this time the legendary boxer Mike Tyson.
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Rob Bradford
May 28, 2020 - 10:25 am
Actor David Arquette dropped a Mike Tyson scoop on OMF in Boston, confirming that the fight is a real thing and that he knows who the opponent will be.
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, International Boxing Federation super middleweight champion James DeGale of England takes some water during a workout with his coach in the ring at Gleason's gym in the Brooklyn borough of New York, in New York. The head of the British Boxing Board of Control said Wednesday May 6, 2020, the body was working on an "apparatus” that would allow fighters to safely spit out water as they catch their breath between rounds. It's among dozens of protective measures under discussion under a plan to protect fighters from the coronavirus when boxing resumes in Britain, possibly in July. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
May 06, 2020 - 12:15 pm
The “sweet science” may adopt a bit of spit science under a plan to protect itself from the coronavirus when boxing resumes in Britain, possibly in July. The head of the British Boxing Board of Control said Wednesday the body was working on an "apparatus” that would allow fighters to safely spit...
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Dan Mennella
April 15, 2020 - 1:01 pm
Deontay Wilder’s resounding defeat at the hands of Tyson Fury in their February rematch was touted by some as a setback for heavyweight boxing, but the pummeling cost Wilder much more than that.
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