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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 1960, file photo, Cassius Clay, 18-year-old from Louisville, Ky., throws a right at Tony Madigan of Australia, left, during the light heavyweight boxing semi-finals at the Summer Olympic Games in Rome. The 1960 Rome Summer Olympics set the standard for every Olympiad to follow. These Games were the first televised in the United States (AP Photo/File)

TV, big names make 1960 Rome Games 1st modern Olympics

Aug. 4, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

Television - and gold medals - made a boxer named Cassius Clay and sprinter Wilma Rudolph household names. A glamorous setting for a larger pool of competitive nations. And lots of money spent on the Games. The 1960 Rome Olympics set the standard for every Olympiad to follow. They were the first Olympics...

FILE - In this 1912 file photo, Albert Gutterson, of the United States, competes in the long jump at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm. Gutterson went on to win the gold. (Pressens Bild/TT via AP)

3 sporting trailblazers light up Stockholm Olympics in 1912

Jul. 26, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Hannes Kolehmainen was the first of the “Flying Finns.” Duke Kahanamoku was the father of modern surfing. Jim Thorpe was the modest, uncomplicated Native American who might be the greatest athlete ever. All three were sporting trailblazers in their own right, and all...

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Mike Tyson attends a celebrity golf tournament in Dana Point, Calif. Tyson is coming back to boxing at age 54. The former heavyweight champion will meet four-division champion Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition match on Sept. 12. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Tyson, 54, to return for exhibition match against Jones Jr.

Jul. 23, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Mike Tyson is coming back to boxing at age 54. The former heavyweight champion will meet four-division champion Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition match on Sept. 12 at Dignity Health Sports Park. Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history when he won the title...

Mick Hoffman, executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, poses for a photo, Thursday, July 16, 2020, sitting in the empty stands of the Renton School District's Renton Memorial Stadium, which is used for high school football, soccer, and track events in Renton, Wash. Hoffman and other administrators across the country are facing difficult decisions regarding the overwhelming uncertainty of whether high school sports can go forward this fall as the clock ticks closer to the start of the 2020-21 school year with little clarity in place for an obvious and safe path moving forward for athletics. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Latest: Chili Davis unsure if he'll rejoin the Mets

Jul. 22, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ New York Mets hitting coach Chili Davis hasn’t decided if he will rejoin the team at any point this season because of concerns about the coronavirus. The 60-year-old Davis has been working remotely from his Arizona home...

Undefeated Texas boxer Travell Mazion dead at 24

Jul. 16, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Promising young boxer Travell “Black Magic” Mazion was killed when his car slammed head-on into an oncoming car on a highway near Austin, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The crash happened about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday when a car Mazion, 24, was driving...

FILE - In this June 15, 2019, file photo, Mikaela Mayer, right, lands a right to Lizbeth Crespo in a boxing match in Las Vegas. Junior lightweight contender Mayer has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been pulled from the co-main event of Las Vegas’ first major boxing card since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Ready to fight, Herring knocked out by virus again

Jul. 13, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jamel Herring was supposed to fight Tuesday night as part of a feel-good card topped by two boxers who had tested positive for the coronavirus. The virus had other ideas. And now Mikaela Mayer will go it alone. Herring tested positive Monday for COVID-19, stripping an ESPN card of a title...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2017, file photo, former NBA player and players union deputy Roger Mason, left, listens as entertainer Ice Cube, right, announces the launch of the BIG3, a new 3-on-3 professional basketball league, in New York. Hundreds of sports-related businesses got in line for the government-funded Payroll Protection Plan designed to cushion the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. None of the four North American major sports leagues — the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball — applied, but both Major League Soccer and the National Women's Soccer League were represented. Rapper Ice Cube's 3-on-3 basketball league says it returned almost half of the $1.6 million it received, but givebacks were rare. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Sports jumps on PPP bandwagon, but big leagues take a pass

Jul. 6, 2020 10:16 PM EDT

Rapper Ice Cube, Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and longtime boxing promoter Bob Arum led a cavalcade of sports leagues, federations, businesses and teams that navigated a federal loan program designed to help small firms cope with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Data released Monday showed...

This Aug. 4, 2016 photo shows boxer Roberto Durán posing for a portrait in New York, to promote the film,

Ex-boxing champ Roberto Durán tests positive for coronavirus

Jun. 26, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán, who held world championships in four weight classes during his more than three-decade career, has tested positive for the coronavirus but has had only mild symptoms so far, one of his sons said Thursday. Robin Durán said his 69-year-old father...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love heads up the court after making a 3-point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Love received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPY Awards on Sunday, June 21, 2020, for sparking a national conversation about mental health. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

The ESPYS focus on honors, pandemic and racial justice

Jun. 22, 2020 6:43 AM EDT

No red carpet, no nattily dressed athletes, no house band or monologue poking fun at the past year's top athletes and moments. This was a different version of The ESPYS. The focus of Sunday night's show on ESPN was hope and inspiration in the time of coronavirus. NFL quarterback Russell Wilson, along with...

Boxing returns to Mexican TV after 3-months pandemic halt

Jun. 16, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Professional boxing is set to return to Mexican television after a three-month halt on matches due to the coronavirus pandemic, promoters said Tuesday. The bouts are scheduled for Saturday in a television studio with no spectators. Even under those conditions, the Mexico City boxing...