Arrow-right Camera

Rubber meets road

When Brett Rogers (right) steps into the cage Saturday night against Fedor Emelianenko, he will be face to face with the most feared fighter in the world. Emelianenko is the mixed martial arts version of Mike Tyson in his prime – mysterious, ferocious and seemingly unbeatable. A victory by Rogers on national TV on CBS would be akin to Buster Douglas’ stunning knockout of Tyson in 1990, and the man who hails from one of the toughest housing projects in the country knows he’s viewed as that type of underdog. But it beats changing tires for a living. As late as April, Rogers worked at a Sam’s Club in Woodbury, Minn., changing tires to support his family. He has gone 10-0 with nine knockouts to earn a shot against the man simply known as Fedor.

Associated Press


Top stories in Sports

Lynn Hickey named athletic director at Eastern Washington University

UPDATED: 5:49 a.m.

updated  Her first choice was the right one, Eastern Washington President Mary Cullinan has decided. Lynn Hickey, whom Cullinan hired as interim athletic director 10 weeks ago, is now the school’s permanent Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics, university officials confirmed Tuesday night.