Boxing

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 1990, file photo, James Douglas, left, follows with a left, dropping Mike Tyson to the canvas in the 10th round of scheduled 12-round heavyweight champion bout at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. In one of the more spectacular upsets in sports history, Douglas defeated Tyson, the reigning world heavyweight champion. (AP Photo/Tsugufumi Matsumoto, File)
February 10, 2020 - 2:08 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Before 42-1, there was 27-1. That was the number that popped into oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro’s head in early February 1990, though at the time it didn’t seem to matter. There was no way Buster Douglas was going to go to Japan and beat the baddest man on the planet, so 27-1 seemed like...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 photo, James "Buster" Douglas, the former world heavyweight champion, works with a student at the Thompson Community Center in Columbus, Ohio, where he teaches youth boxing. In one of the more spectacular upsets in sports history, Douglas defeated Mike Tyson, the reigning world heavyweight champion on Feb. 11, 1990, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)
February 07, 2020 - 11:26 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thirty years after his startling victory against boxing titan Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas is feeling healthy and basking in the glory he says he was denied at the time. “Right now, everything is looking up,” Douglas said in a recent Associated Press interview, noting he...
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Danny Garcia punches Ukraine's Ivan Redkach during the second round of a welterweight boxing match Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in New York. Fulton won the fight. Hurd won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
January 26, 2020 - 1:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Danny Garcia needed to learn about himself. Nine months between fights can create some questions. After 12 rounds Saturday night, he proved to everyone he's the same as he ever was. Garcia overcame a bite on his left shoulder and earned a 12-round unanimous decision over a...
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January 19, 2020 - 9:35 am
Jan. 19 1937 — Nap Lajoie, Tris Speaker and Cy Young are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in the second year of voting. 1952 — The Professional Golfers Association approves the participation of blacks in golf tournaments. 1972 — Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers becomes the youngest...
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January 16, 2020 - 9:22 am
Jan. 19 1937 — Nap Lajoie, Tris Speaker and Cy Young are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in the second year of voting. 1952 — The Professional Golfers Association approves the participation of blacks in golf tournaments. 1972 — Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers becomes the youngest...
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January 13, 2020 - 4:08 am
NFL GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams eight times for 160 yards and two touchdowns, Green Bay's spruced-up defense fended off a spirited Seattle rally, and the Packers held on for a 28-23 victory to reach the NFC championship game for the third time in six years...
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File-This Aug. 4, 2017, file photo shows Kanoa Igarashi, of Huntington Beach, Calif., surfing in his heat at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif. His father grew up surfing in Japan before moving to Huntington Beach, to be in the heart of surf country. The 22-year-old Igarashi has dual citizenship and elected to compete for Japan where's already a household name and been featured in a reality TV show. (Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register via AP)
December 30, 2019 - 5:25 pm
Some are already on the ascent (rock climber Brooke Raboutou). Others are currently making waves (surfer Kanoa Igarashi) or shooting for the stars (skateboarder Poppy Starr Olsen). The names of Raboutou, Igarashi and Olsen may not ring a bell now. That could change in a few months when their sports...
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CORRECTS SURNAME OF REFEREE TO REISS, INSTEAD OF WEISS - Gervonta Davis, left, heads to the corner as Yuriorkis Gamboa, right, looks up at referee Jack Reiss during the WBA secondary lightweight title boxing bout early Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Atlanta. Davis won when the fight was stopped in the 12th round. (AP Photo/Tami Chappell)
December 29, 2019 - 2:22 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Gervonta Davis could tell early on that Yuriorkis Gamboa wouldn't go down easily, so Davis decided to be patient and wear him down. “I wasn't pressed for the knockout,” Davis said. “Once I seen I was hurting him and he wasn't getting out of there, I just had to touch him up and win...
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This image released by DKC/O&M shows Ed harris in a scene from the play “To Kill a Mockingbird," in New York. For one night only in February, the stage adaptation of Harper Lee's iconic book will be performed exclusively for 18,000 public school children free of charge at Madison Square Garden. ( Julieta Cervantes/DKC/O&M via AP)
December 18, 2019 - 11:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The hit play “To Kill a Mockingbird” is busting out of Broadway — and dunking at Madison Square Garden. For one night only in February, the stage adaptation of Harper Lee's iconic book will be performed exclusively for 18,000 public school children free of charge at the home of the...
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Wires go to microphones above a logo of the Russian Olympic Committee during President of the Russian Olympic Committee Stanislav Pozdnyakov's news conference in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years, though many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
December 11, 2019 - 8:48 am
Russian boxers will only take part in the Tokyo Olympics if doping sanctions forcing them to compete as neutral athletes are overturned, the general secretary of the Russian Boxing Federation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Umar Kremlev said he has spoken with the Olympic boxing team and...
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