• December 9, 2016

Boxing

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Molina bids to tame heavyweight champ Joshua as late call-up

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — He's the accidental challenger with a checkered boxing record who, away from the ring, teaches kids with special educational needs at a high school.

Holyfield, Barrera head Boxing Hall of Fame class

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — As the youngest of nine children, Evander Holyfield never had a chance when he was a kid.

Saunders successfully defends title against Akavov

PAISLEY, Scotland (AP) — Billy Joe Saunders enjoyed a successful first defense of his WBO middleweight title against Artur Akavov on Saturday night, with the British boxer starting slowly but finishing the 12-rounder strongly.

Plane crashes that have claimed lives of athletes, coaches

Members of Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense were among 81 people on board a chartered aircraft that crashed late Monday in Medellin, Colombia. It was not immediately clear how many players were among the casualties.

Ward pulls off decision win over Kovalev for title

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andrew Ward survived a second-round knockdown Saturday night to do just enough to win a narrow decision over Sergey Kovalev in a battle of unbeaten light heavyweights.

In boxing's down year, Kovalev vs Ward could be best of 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andre Ward has done just about everything in boxing except the one thing that truly defines fighters these days — headline a pay-per-view card in this gambling city.

Boxer Vinny Paz says Hollywood biopic made him cry

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Boxer Vinny Paz cried when he saw "Bleed for This," a Hollywood biopic about the life of the Rhode Island native.

LeBron James donates $2.5 million to Muhammad Ali exhibit

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is giving back to a champion who shaped his life.

McGregor is UFC's first 2-division champ, seeks equity stake

NEW YORK (AP) — Conor McGregor raised his arms in triumph before he stepped inside the cage, the cocky Irishman playing to a crowd going wild for UFC's greatest champion.

UFC loads 3 title fights under bright lights of NYC debut

NEW YORK (AP) — With his mink coat left in the locker room, Conor McGregor is set to take a swing at UFC history.

Norwegian, Russian to square off in World Chess Championship

NEW YORK (AP) — The defending world champion is a 25-year-old Norwegian who's been named one of the world's sexiest men.

McGregor raises a chair to UFC's turn in its New York debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Conor McGregor looked he may have strolled straight off a New York fashion show catwalk in his white Gucci mink coat as he raised a steel chair high over his head and took aim on Eddie Alvarez's skull.

ALLAN MANDELL: Ali was ‘compelling figure’ all of his life

Muhammad Ali, quite often, was the subject in a lot of debates.