February 20, 2013 |
FLOYD MAYWEATHER Jr. will fight Robert Guerrero on May 4, and he's changing television networks to do it. The biggest star in boxing dropped a surprise Tuesday while announcing his long-rumored next bout: After several years on HBO, Mayweather is moving to Showtime with a lucrative multifight deal. Mayweather's move is a coup for Showtime, the CBS-owned network that has always trailed behind HBO in boxing prominence. Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs) is the sport's biggest moneymaker, and his new revenue-sharing deal with Showtime could include up to six pay-per-view fights over 30 months.
December 6, 2011 |
NEW YORK - A half-hour after Philadelphia welterweight Mike Jones easily defeated Sebastian Lujan by unanimous decision on Saturday at Madison Square Garden, Jones' trainer Vaughn Jackson was ready to look ahead. Inside the cramped locker room tucked inside the bowels of the arena, the vocal Jackson said he had no worries about the next adversary, Randall Bailey. "He's an old man - about three more years, and he should be able to get a free bus ride because he's a senior citizen," Jackson said of the 37-year old Bailey.
January 19, 2010 |
Doug Barron, the first player to be suspended for violating the PGA Tour's anti-doping policy, has signed to play a developmental tour in North Carolina. Barron was handed a 1-year suspension last fall when he tested positive for testosterone and propranolol - a beta-blocker that calms nerves - in June at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn. He said he was using the drugs for health reasons under a doctor's supervision. Barron last week paid his membership fee of $2,250 for the eGolf Professional Tour, which offers an 18-tournament schedule.
May 7, 2001 |
Most Philadelphia high school students took advantage of the weekend's glorious weather by attending family cookouts, playing basketball in the schoolyard or simply hanging with their friends. Rashiem Jefferson, a senior at Strawberry Mansion High, did something a little more significant: He made history. Using superior speed and busy hands, Jefferson outlasted Terry Gladden, of Cincinnati, at 119 pounds to win his second consecutive National Golden Gloves championship Saturday night in Reno, Nev. Jefferson joins a select list of two-time national titlists that includes Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay)
August 24, 2009
RECEIVER CHAD OCHOCINCO won't be attempting extra points anymore now that the Bengals have signed rookie kicker Sam Swank, of Wake Forest. But that doesn't mean he doesn't want to kick butt. According to a report on Deadspin.com, Ochocinco wants to square off against WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto. The two started out jawing at one another, and the feud has intensified. The player formerly known as Chad Johnson told the Web site he has a message for those who don't think he's tough enough.
September 16, 2011 |
LAS VEGAS - His family disputes make interesting reality television. His legal issues could land him in jail. Worse yet for Floyd Mayweather Jr. is that he's getting older by the fight and Manny Pacquiao keeps stealing his spotlight. One place he doesn't expect to have any problems, however, is in the ring tomorrow night against Victor Ortiz. "I believe in my skills. I believe in my talent," Mayweather said. "This fight will not go the distance. " Mayweather returns to the ring for the first time in 16 months in an intriguing matchup against a young slugger who vows to give him his first loss.
April 10, 2010 |
Boxing is back at Yankee Stadium after more than 3 decades. The dream of Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum to return to the ballpark in the Bronx was realized yesterday, when Miguel Cotto and Yuri Foreman were introduced at the new, $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium. They'll meet for Foreman's junior middleweight title June 5 in the first sports event besides baseball since the facility opened last spring. "How can anybody that has any kind of feeling for momentous things not be here?"
June 22, 2008 |
NBA superstars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have been selected to play on the U.S. Olympic basketball team, which will be formally introduced tomorrow by coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo. The 12-man squad for the games in Beijing, China, which will also include NBA MVP Kobe Bryant, Jason Kidd and Carmelo Anthony, will try to win the Americans' first gold medal since 1996. Troy Dumais earned his third trip to the Olympics with a dominating performance in the 3-meter springboard at the U.S. trials in Indianapolis.
June 1, 2009 |
Retired football players angry with the NFL Players Association over disability and pension benefits said yesterday in Las Vegas that the executive director of the union may be ahead of himself in seeking their support during coming contract talks with the league. The informal group of former football players lashed out at comments by NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, who said Saturday that if there was a lockout by owners in 2011, retired player benefits would be reduced by 80 percent while it lasts.
February 26, 2004 |
Instant replays will be a part of Big Ten football games this year. The NCAA championships and competition cabinet has approved the Big Ten's proposal to use instant replay - on an experimental basis - for conference games in 2004. Nonconference opponents who play televised games in Big Ten stadiums would have the option to play with replay. The experimental system would use only those replays provided by the league's broadcast partners. Not all Big Ten games are televised.