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FILE - In this Sept. 1968 file photo, Brazil's Pele kicks the ball during a friendly soccer game against Belgium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On Oct. 23, 2020, the three-time World Cup winner Pelé turns 80 without a proper celebration amid the COVID-19 pandemic as he quarantines in his mansion in the beachfront city of Guarujá, where he has lived since the start of the pandemic.  (AP Photo, File)

Brazilian soccer great Pelé turns 80, isolated at home

Oct. 22, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pelé turns 80 on Friday, but the celebration will have to wait. The three-time World Cup winner will spend the day isolated with a few family members outside Sao Paulo, where he is expected to receive a flood of tributes from players, fans, celebrities and...

FILER  - In this April 20, 2019, file photo, Teofimo Lopez is shown before an NABF lightweight championship boxing match against Finland's Edis Tatli, in New York. Brooklyn-born Teofimo Lopez stunned Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, to win a unanimous 12-round decision and unify the lightweight titles to join a rare group of boxers of Central American descent to capture a world championship. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Teófimo López win excites Honduran Americans amid pain

Oct. 21, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — It would have been just another Saturday night until Faridd Sierra got a phone call from his brother: come over. A fellow Honduran American is fighting for a unified boxing lightweight championship. The 39-year-old from Dallas hadn’t heard of Brooklyn-born boxer Teófimo...

FILE - In this April 12, 2019, file photo, Vasiliy Lomachenko celebrates defending his WBA/WBO lightweight titles after knocking out Anthony Crolla, in Los Angeles. Lomachenko fights Teofimo Lopez on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Las Vegas. Boxing fans should be thankful. They’re getting a quality fight _ and they’re getting it for free.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Lomachenko, Lopez to give boxing fans a gift: free fight

Oct. 15, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In ordinary times, Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez would be the fight of the fall, a lightweight title match about as compelling as it gets in the boxing world these days. And in ordinary times people would have to cough up hundreds of dollars to sit at ringside or $74.99 to watch it...

FILE - In this July 10, 2019, file photo, Laila Ali arrives at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Ali will host the Women’s Sports Foundation awards show featuring Candace Parker, Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Laila Ali salutes social activism of athletes with awards

Oct. 14, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Laila Ali is applauding athletes who speak out about social issues. She thinks her father would, too. Ali was to host the virtual Women’s Sports Foundation awards on Wednesday night, recognizing athletes and leaders working toward social justice and racial equality. “I think...

Spence set to face Garcia in 1st title fight since car crash

Oct. 8, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence is set for another title defense in his home state of Texas in what would be his first fight since avoiding serious injury in a high-speed car crash in Dallas last year. Spence and Danny Garcia are scheduled to fight Dec. 5 at the home of...

FILE _ In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Regina King arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif.  King is receiving awards season buzz for her new film

Regina King introduces 'One Night in Miami' to Oscars race

Sep. 12, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the smell of wildfire smoke seeping into her Los Angeles home, Regina King was getting ready for the premiere of her feature film directorial debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Oscar-winning actor, who sat in the director’s chair for “One Night in...

FILE- In this May 4, 2016 file photo, Oscar De La Hoya, right, attends a news conference with Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas. Canelo Alvarez filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, claiming breaches of contract by streaming service DAZN, Golden Boy Promotions and its CEO, Oscar De La Hoya, and seeking $280 million. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Canelo Alvarez sues promoter De La Hoya and DAZN streaming

Sep. 9, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Canelo Alvarez has filed a federal lawsuit claiming breaches of contract by streaming service DAZN, Golden Boy Promotions and its CEO, Oscar De La Hoya, and seeking $280 million. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles claims the promoter and online service didn't live up...