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Photo: WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Grennady Golovki
Boxer Canelo Alvarez tests positive for banned drug, blames meat
Monday, March 5, 2018
Middleweight boxer Canelo Alvarez has tested positive for a banned drug, and his promoters blame contaminated meat. A voluntary test showed Alvarez had traces of clenbuterol. A statement from Golden Boy Promotions said ...
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UFC 222 blog: Big things await Cris Cyborg, Brian Ortega after knockout wins
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Sean O'Malley, Ketlen Vieira stay perfect on pay-per-view card
The UFC came out of Saturday night’s pay-per-view card at T-Mobile Arena with a pair of 145-pound title fights to make immediately. A superfight between women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes seems like a lock to come together. ....
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UFC 222 breakdown, betting odds and picks
Saturday, March 3, 2018
The odds were stacked against UFC 222 from the beginning, and now the top of betting boards across the valley reflect as much. ...
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Local Mike Pyle bids farewell to fighting career at UFC 222
Friday, March 2, 2018
UFC veteran among the most respected fighters in Las Vegas’ mixed martial arts community
Coming off two consecutive knockout losses for the first time in his career, Mike Pyle knew he had a decision to make. ...
Photo: Canelo Alvarez, left, and undisputed middleweight
Canelo, Golovkin vow to win rematch of their memorable draw in Las Vegas
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin do not intend to draw again ...
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Ali at the center of any talk of activism by black athletes
Monday, February 12, 2018
Muhammad Ali knew he didn't have much time left. His career was at stake — but more importantly, so was his freedom — as he awaited the day he would formally refuse to be inducted in the ...
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Jack Johnson descendant hopes for pardon, maybe from Trump
Sunday, February 11, 2018
In Jim Crow America, it's no wonder that Jack Johnson was the most despised African-American of his generation. The first black boxing heavyweight champion of the world, Johnson humiliated ...
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UFC 221 breakdown, betting odds and picks
Saturday, February 10, 2018
The UFC stages a pay-per-view nearly 10,000 miles away from its local home base tonight in Perth, Australia. ...
Photo: Amanda Nunes, right, connects against Ronda Rousey
Ready to Rumble? Rousey faces uncertain future outside UFC
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Onetime UFC superstar Ronda Rousey has met with WWE executives about the possibility of leaving the octagon for …
Spence stops Peterson in 1st welterweight title defense
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Errol Spence Jr. was even more dazzling in defending his title than he was while winning it ...
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UFC 220 breakdown, picks and betting odds
Saturday, January 20, 2018
The UFC goes gigantic to get its 2018 pay-per-view calendar under way tonight in Boston. For the first time since UFC 44 in September 2003, the lineal titles in both the locally-based promotion’s two biggest, and traditionally most popular, weight classes are at risk. ...
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WWE wants UFC star Rousey to jump from octagon to ring
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Rousey, once the most dominant fighter in mixed martial arts, has not competed since she suffered a 48-second loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in December 2016 ...
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Analysis: Khabib Nurmagomedov was positively terrifying at UFC 219
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Returned undefeated lightweight offers to face McGregor, Ferguson in same night
Khabib Nurmagomedov famously wrestled a bear cub as a child. Edson Barboza, Nurmagomedov’s opponent Saturday night, might as well have been fighting a full-grown grizzly Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in the co-main event of UFC 219. ...
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UFC 219: Cris Cyborg goes distance, keeps belt against Holly Holm
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Khabib Nurmagomedov returns to the octagon to smother Edson Barboza
Khabib Nurmagomedov hadn’t fought in more than a year. Cris Cyborg hadn’t been in a competitive fight in much longer than that. ...
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Analysis: Can Holly Holm prove Cris Cyborg human at UFC 219?
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Women’s featherweight title fight tops annual local year-end event
Sometimes lost in all the attention on doping controversies and spats with Dana White is one indisputable truth when it comes to Cris Cyborg: She’s the most dominant fighter alive. ...