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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...

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...

Anthony Joshua can't escape talk of Deontay Wilder

Jul. 17, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Joshua was welcomed by applause on the stage. He stood front and center, promoting his Sept. 22 bout against Alexander Povetkin. Even there, he couldn't escape talk of the heavyweight he isn't fighting. Someone in the crowd jumped at the opportunity and shouted, "AJ, we want...

Joshua to fight Povetkin in London in September

Jul. 16, 2018 7:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin of Russia in London on Sept. 22. Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn on Monday confirmed the fight, which will take place at Wembley Stadium. Povetkin is the mandatory challenger to the WBA title. The...

Pacquiao wins 60th career fight with seventh-round knockout

Jul. 15, 2018 7:45 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Manny Pacquiao won by knockout for the first time in nine years to claim the World Boxing Association welterweight title, and made a proclamation. "This is it. I am back in boxing," the 39-year-old Pacquiao said after his seventh-round knockout of Lucas Matthysse on Sunday. "I...

Young Nubians revive dream of returning to land in Egypt

Jul. 15, 2018 6:00 AM EDT

ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — The world of their parents and grandparents was turned upside down more than 50 years ago when they were evacuated from villages along the Nile River to make way for the High Dam. Now a younger generation has revived the long-dormant cause of Egypt's Nubians, campaigning for a return to...

Matthysse will have 'no respect' as he aims to beat Pacquiao

Jul. 14, 2018 2:04 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Argentinian Lucas Matthysse will have "no respect" as he seeks to knock out Manny Pacquiao and defend his World Boxing Association welterweight title in Sunday's showdown that could cap an illustrious career for the Filipino sports icon. Both fighters were comfortably below...