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Charges dropped against Arkansas boxer Jermain Taylor

Aug. 14, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas prosecutors have dropped domestic violence charges against former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor after his accuser halted contact with authorities. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Taylor was scheduled to stand trial on a felony terroristic threatening...

Jazz superstar, boxing champ added to Italian American mural

Aug. 12, 2018 10:32 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A jazz superstar and a boxing champion have been added to a mural in upstate New York. Grammy Award winner Chuck Mangione and ex-welterweight and middleweight world champion Carmen Basilio were added to Rochester's Little Italy Wall Mural on Sunday. The two city natives join other...

Ask Marilu Henner about a day and you'll hear every detail

Aug. 10, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's best not to get into an argument about past events with Marilu Henner. You will definitely lose. The actress is hard-wired with the ability to instantly recall facts that are decades old. "What I have is known as Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory. It's like a fancy name," she...

Alvarez KO's Kovalev to win 175-pound title in AC

Aug. 5, 2018 1:15 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eleider Alvarez rocked Sergey Kovalev with a right that dropped the Russian on his rear. He never let up in his first shot at the title. After three years of waiting for a light heavyweight title fight, Alvarez left Kovalev crumpled on the canvas, enveloped by a victory...

Dib quits after losing to Farmer in super featherweight bout

Aug. 3, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Billy Dib of Australia quit boxing after a unanimous points loss to American Tevin Farmer in an IBF super featherweight title fight Friday. Farmer sent Dib to the canvas with a left hook in the ninth round, but the bout went the distance, with the judges calling it 118-109, 119-108 and...

Mikey Garcia trounces Robert Easter, nabs IBF 135-pound belt

Jul. 29, 2018 1:51 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mikey Garcia added the IBF lightweight belt to his WBC title on Saturday night, dominating the previously unbeaten Robert Easter for a clear unanimous decision victory. Garcia (39-0) knocked down Easter in the third round and controlled long stretches of the bout at Staples Center. He...

Whyte beats Parker on points in heavyweight fight

Jul. 28, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Dillian Whyte moved closer to a dream shot at the world heavyweight title after dramatically securing a career-best victory over Joseph Parker on Saturday. Whyte accepted the risky fight in an attempt to force a rematch with Anthony Joshua or a challenge at WBC champion Deontay Wilder. The...

Column: Remember Kaepernick, Reid as training camps open

Jul. 27, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

As NFL training camps opened this week, complete with interminable speculation about position battles, rookies who might make an impact and what players can or can't do while "The Star-Spangled Banner" is playing, let's remember two players who aren't suiting up. Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid are good enough to...

Alexander making journey back from painkiller addict to ring

Jul. 26, 2018 3:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Devon Alexander has gone from world champion to painkiller addict to boxer on the comeback trail. He believes the battles he's waged to get back into the ring will benefit him as he chases another title. Alexander held two world championships by the time he was 23 years old. But after...

World-class Ironman triathlete on mend from broken neck

Jul. 23, 2018 2:00 AM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Ironman triathlete Tim Don carries a constant reminder of the accident with him — besides, of course, a neck that can only turn to the left and the fading marks from where screws painfully dug into his forehead. It's tucked away in his wallet: A driver's license that features a...