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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

The Monster: Japanese star Inoue targeting boxing's big time

Nov. 30, 2021 23:16 PM EST

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — They don’t call Japanese boxer Naoya Inoue “The Monster” for nothing. The WBA and IBF bantamweight world champion is undefeated, with all but three of his wins by knockout — mostly in the early rounds. Drawing praise...

Timeline of NBA in 1960s as league celebrates 75th season

Nov. 22, 2021 11:12 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1960s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 1, 1960: Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain and...

NBA laid key foundation during 1960s amid off-court chaos

Nov. 22, 2021 09:46 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Sam Jones remembers the NBA landscape in the 1960s being only marginally different from what he had experienced growing up in America’s segregated South. “There was a quota for Blacks when I came in 1957. There were only two players on each team that...

Andrade stops Quigley in 2nd to keep WBO middleweight title

Nov. 20, 2021 00:28 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Demetrius Andrade stopped Jason Quigley of Ireland in the second round Friday night to retain his World Boxing Organization middleweight title at Southern New Hampshire University Arena. The 33-year-old Andrade, from Providence, Rhode Island,...

John Artis, co-defendant of 'Hurricane' Carter, dies at 75

Nov. 13, 2021 20:12 PM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — John Artis, who was wrongly convicted with boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter in a triple murder case made famous in a 1975 song by Bob Dylan and a 1999 film staring Denzel Washington, has died. He was 75. Artis died on Nov. 7 of a gastric aneurysm...

Álvarez stops Plant to become undisputed 168-pound champ

Nov. 07, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — With a destructive barrage of power punches in the waning minutes of a difficult fight, Canelo Álvarez added another achievement to his overflowing list of boxing accomplishments. The Mexican pound-for-pound superstar is the undisputed super...

Undisputed: Canelo Álvarez, Caleb Plant fight for rare honor

Nov. 05, 2021 02:08 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Álvarez's pride in his Mexican heritage is inviolable. Ever since he was a redheaded teenage prospect, the Guadalajara native has carried his nation's standard and reveled in its deep passion for boxing. Canelo has idolized Mexico's toughest,...

Shakur Stevenson jabs way to 10th-round TKO over Herring

Oct. 24, 2021 01:39 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Shakur Stevenson stepped up in weight class and jabbed his way to a second world title early Sunday, beating Jamel Herring by technical knockout in the 10th round of their junior lightweight championship fight. The former featherweight champion applied...

Fury stops Wilder in 11th in another heavyweight thriller

Oct. 10, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After three fights featuring nine combined knockdowns and a wealth of unforgettable moments, Tyson Fury finally ended his epic heavyweight rivalry with Deontay Wilder with one last valedictory punch. Fury got up from the canvas twice in the fourth round...