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  1. Sadam Ali gets co-feature spot on Garden cardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | ESPN

    Rising welterweight contender Sadam Ali has fought many of his fights in and around his hometown of Brooklyn, New York, but his next one will be his biggest so far. Ali will be in action in as prime a spot as an up-and-coming fighter could hope for -- the co-feature position on the card headlined by heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko's defense against Bryant Jennings on April 25 at Madison Square Garden.


  2. Promoter sues middleweight contender LemieuxRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | ESPN

    Montreal promoter Yvon Michel, who says he still has a contract with middleweight contender David Lemieux, is suing the fighter and others associated with him in the Superior Court of Quebec for $1.35 million, claiming Lemieux broke their agreement. Michel also is suing Lemieux representative Camille Estephan and his Eye of the Tiger Management; Golden Boy Promotions, which announced it signed Lemieux to a promotional agreement in January; and HBO, which televised Lemieux's last fight in December and which Michel claims is complicit in Lemieux's breaking his contract.


  3. South Carolina suspends Henry, SheppardRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | ESPN

    South Carolina coach Frank Martin has suspended sophomore forward Demetrius Henry and freshman guard Shamiek Sheppard for the remainder of the regular season. The 6-foot-9 Henry, who is from Miami, has started 19 games and is averaging 6 points and 3.6 rebounds.


  4. Adams scores TKO to open Boxcino tourneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | ESPN

    Fresh off a runner-up finish in the 2014 Boxcino middleweight tournament, Brandon Adams let it be known he's among the favorites to come out of the junior middleweight bracket this year. Adams dominated Alex Perez on Friday night en route to a fifth-round TKO in one of four six-round quarterfinal bouts to open the 2015 Boxcino 154-pound tournament at the Mohegan Sun Arena.


  5. Pacquiao making plans if Mayweather faltersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | ESPN

    As hope fades by the day that a deal will be reached for a May 2 showdown between welterweight champions Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao -- by far the biggest fight that can be made in boxing and one of the biggest in the history of the sport -- the Pacquiao camp is putting a backup plan in place.


  6. Middleweight Lemieux signs with Golden BoyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | ESPN

    Canadian knockout artist David Lemieux, who impressively stopped Gabriel Rosado in the 10th round of his American debut on Dec. 6 in what amounted to a test drive with Golden Boy Promotions, has signed an exclusive promotional agreement with Oscar De La Hoya's company in a deal announced Friday. The 26-year-old Lemieux , a rising middleweight contender from Montreal, was widely considered one of the top prospects in boxing before he lost back-to-back fights to Marco Antonio Rubio and former junior middleweight titlist and Montreal rival Joachim Alcine in 2011 in major upsets.


  7. Trout beats Grajeda as fight called after 7thRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | ESPN

    Four months after he was dropped twice by Daniel Dawson before rallying to snap a two-fight losing skid, Trout completely outclassed Luis Grajeda on Thursday night at the Pechanga Resort and Casino. Austin Trout earned his first victory by stoppage since 2011 when Luis Grajeda's corner called a halt to the bout before the start of Round 8. Grajeda's corner called a halt to the bout before the start of Round 8 to give Trout his first victory by stoppage since 2011. 1 comment

  8. Lemieux defeats Rosado by 10th-round KORead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2014 | ESPN

    If the fight was an audition for a major middleweight bout -- perhaps a summer 2015 showdown with titleholder Gennady Golovkin - David Lemieux aced it. Lemieux put on a powerful display in an exciting action fight against Gabriel Rosado and scored a 10th-round knockout on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.


  9. David Lemieux Q&A: 'I'm an all or nothing guy'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | ESPN

    Middleweight David Lemieux speaks with Jim Basquil and Brian Campbell about his upcoming fight against Gabriel Rosado and how he would match up against Gennady Golovkin. Exciting Canadian slugger David Lemieux's first fight outside of his home country will be a big one when he sets for his United States invasion.


  10. All-Star unis pay tribute to NYC basketballRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | ESPN

    The uniforms are starkly plain compared to previous years, a tribute to the style of apparel conjured up from the host city's basketball past. "It's simple and timeless," said David Cho, who oversees the NBA partnership for Adidas, the league's official on-court apparel supplier.


  11. Nova storms past VCU in Legends ClassicRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | ESPN

    JayVaughn Pinkston scored 15 points and Darrun Hilliard had 14 to lead No. 12 Villanova past No.


  12. Ali stops Abregu in Round 9, moves to 21-0Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2014 | ESPN

    Welterweight Sadam Ali, stepping up to face his first serious test as a professional, scored an impressive ninth-round knockout of contender Luis Carlos Abregu in the co-feature of the light heavyweight title unification fight between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall. Ali, 26, of Brooklyn, New York, and a 2008 U.S. Olympian, dropped Abregu in the sixth round and again in the ninth round before referee Harvey Dock called it off at 1 minute, 59 seconds as Ali was punishing Abregu along the ropes.


  13. Mutombo anchors NBA's NYC marathon relayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | ESPN

    A 24-person relay of NBA luminaries running the New York City Marathon started with a referee's whistle and ended with Dikembe Mutombo crossing the finish line in high-tops. Commissioner Adam Silver handled the first three miles, crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from Staten Island to Brooklyn.


  14. Dulorme-Lundy added to Lemieux-Rosado cardRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 | ESPN

    Junior welterweights Thomas Dulorme and Hank Lundy, both contenders not far from a world title opportunity, will meet on Dec. 6 with the winner going a long way to making his case that he deserves the opportunity. The evenly matched bout will be part of an HBO-televised tripleheader at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.


  15. Lemieux's U.S. debut is Dec. 6 in BrooklynRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | ESPN

    Montreal middleweight David Lemieux, one of boxing's most fearsome punchers, will make his U.S. debut when he takes on Gabriel Rosado on Dec. 6 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The scheduled 12-round fight will headline an HBO-televised tripleheader, Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya told on Monday.


  16. Top Rank's Abregu to fight Golden Boy's AliRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2014 | ESPN

    When Top Rank promoter Bob Arum and Golden Boy's Oscar De La Hoya patched up their broken relationship in May and vowed to end the cold war that kept their companies -- the two biggest in boxing -- from collaborating on any number of fan-friendly fights, the attitude of most was that they would believe it when they see it. Welterweight contender Luis Carlos Abregu, a Top Rank fighter, and Sadam Ali, the 2008 U.S. Olympian promoted by Golden Boy, will meet in a 10-round bout on Nov. 8 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


  17. Source: A-10 tournament to Pittsburgh, D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | ESPN

    The Atlantic 10 will put its men's basketball tournament in Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center in 2017 and Washington D.C.'s Verizon Center in 2018, a source with knowledge told on Wednesday. The A-10, which will announce the moves Thursday, had to find an alternative site for its conference tournament once the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., cut a deal with the ACC to host its men's tournament in 2017 and '18.


  18. HP: Strome poised for breakoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2014 | ESPN

    Although the weather outside doesn't necessarily make us think of winter pursuits, it's a good time to take the temperature of every NHL team.


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