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.
Julius Menendez, who coached Muhammad Ali to the gold medal at the 1960 Olympics, has died. He was 90.
Legendary boxing trainer Angelo Dundee, who worked the corner with Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard among others, died Wednesday at age 90. John Madden considered him a good friend.
Joe Frazier, the first boxer to beat Muhammad Ali in 1971′s “Fight of the Century,” died of liver cancer Monday at age 67. John Madden was a long-time fan.
Leaders of the American Muslim community, along with boxing legend Muhammad Ali, are calling for the release of two U.S. hikers, who have been detained in Iran for more than 21 months.