Oakland boxer Andre Ward will fight Edwin Rodriguez on Nov. 16 in Southern California, returning to the ring after a 14-month absence.
Before other sports matched the money and none of the danger, boxing was must-watch theater, a distillation of the rags-to-riches narrative that personified the American Dream. And Ken Norton was Exhibit A.
In a stunning early-season move, the Cleveland Browns traded running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts, a year after picking him in the first round.
Alvarez and Mayweather are fighting at a catch-weight of 152 pounds, which, if you’re looking for an edge, would probably point to Alvarez, the naturally larger man. But Mayweather has a way of making larger men look small.
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who finished second to Ryan Braun in the 2011 National League MVP voting, said Braun should be stripped of the award. Braun was suspended for 65 games Monday for violations of the league’s drug rules.
Bay Area boxer Robert Guerrero, who was arrested at a New York City airport on gun charges, has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a unanimous 12-round decision over Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero of Gilroy in their welterweight title fight Saturday.
The two meet in a scheduled 12-round welterweight title match at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas on Saturday night that will be televised by Showtime as a pay-per-view event.
Robert Guerrero believes he is the fighter who will be the first to beat Mayweather, and he’s eager to earn both the recognition and the money that would come with such a win.
Julius Menendez, who coached Muhammad Ali to the gold medal at the 1960 Olympics, has died. He was 90.