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  • Claressa Shields ready to throw punch at history

    Claressa Shields got the Olympic rings tattooed on her powerful right bicep five weeks ago. “Rio” and “London” are inscribed within the bottom two loops.


  • For Muhammad Ali, a Liberty Medal in Philly

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Retired boxing champ Muhammad Ali was known as “The Greatest” inside the ring. But some say the moniker has been even more fitting in the years since …


  • Muhammad Ali receives Liberty Medal in Philly

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Boxing great Muhammad Ali was honored Thursday with the Liberty Medal for his longtime role outside the ring as a fighter for humanitarian causes, civil rights and …


  • Muhammad Ali to receive Liberty Medal on Thursday

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Retired boxing great Muhammad Ali will visit Philadelphia to receive the Liberty Medal, an award recognizing his longtime role as a fighter outside the ring for humanitarian …


  • Mayweather No. 1 on Forbes list

    Earnings: The world’s highest-paid athlete is in jail. The guy in second place just lost a title fight, and the man who held the distinction for a decade is now …


  • Queen Underwood advances to championship

    As a woman more familiarly known as “Queen,” Quanitta Underwood truly grasps that uneasy-is-the-head business. She doesn’t yet wear the crown – she’s one victory away from that. But as …


  • Queen Underwood advances to championship

    As a woman more familiarly known as “Queen,” Quanitta Underwood truly grasps that unsteady-is-the-head business.


  • Douglas avoids elimination at women’s boxing trials

    Tyrieshia Douglas emphatically avoided elimination from the first U.S. Olympic women’s boxing team trials on Wednesday night at Northern Quest Casino, stopping Taversha Norwood in the fourth round of their …


  • Six-time champ Esparza comes through

    If Marlen Esparza didn’t fully grasp before that she wears a big target, she did Tuesday night. The six-time national champion won her first actual bout at the U.S. Olympic …


  • Six-time champ Esparza comes through

    If Marlen Esparza didn’t fully grasp before that she wears a big target, she did Tuesday night.


  • Blanchette: Women’s boxing finally arrives

    For the participants in the first U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing, the view from Spokane rivals the one from atop Everest – with one cruel irony. “For most …


  • Blanchette: Women’s boxing finally arrives

    For the participants in the first U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing, the view from Spokane rivals the one from atop Everest – with one cruel irony.


  • Women in spotlight

    Papering the walls of the subterranean Howard Street Boxing Club are the usual posters from bouts and cards going back decades, and they suggest the musty odor of smoke and …


  • Queen Underwood rules as boxing trials’ flag-bearer

    Papering the walls of the subterranean Howard Street Boxing Club are the usual posters from bouts and cards going back decades, and they suggest the musty odor of smoke and …


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