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  • Submitted photo Former boxing champ Mike Tyson talks with Mike North at the grand opening of the Score Interactive Sports Exhibit and broadcasting studio inside the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas.

    Could the Kansas City tragedy have been prevented?Dec 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    Kansas City police apparently found Jovan Belcher asleep in his car at 3:50 a.m. the same day he lated committed the murder/suicide. Mike North wonders if the whole thing could have been prevented if the police had acted differently. Mike also has some strong comments for Bob Costas..

     
  • Boxing champ Hector “Macho” Camacho acknowledges fans at KeySpan Park in New York's Coney Island. Camacho, a boxer known for skill and flamboyance in the ring, as well as for a messy personal life and run-ins with the police, has died, Saturday, Nov. 24, after being taken off life support. He was 50.

    Brash boxer 'Macho' Camacho dies in Puerto RicoNov 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    Hector "Macho" Camacho was a brash fighter with a mean jab and an aggressive style, launching himself furiously against some of the biggest names in boxing. And his bad-boy persona was not entirely an act, with a history of legal scrapes that began in his teens and continued throughout his life. The man who once starred at the pinnacle of boxing, winning several world titles, died Saturday back in the Puerto Rican town of Bayamon where he was born.

     
  • Radio broadcaster Mike North, center, interviewed baseball legend Pete Rose as a trial run for the new “Score! Be the Legend” experience the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas.

    Mike North branches out with Las Vegas venture Nov 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    Las Vegas always seems to offer a little something for everyone who visits. Soon there will be one more offering for some of the 37 million tourists who visit Vegas annually, and it will be aimed directly at sports fans and the radio stations that bring them their sports. "Score! Be The Legend!" — an interactive and technologically advanced venue — is part broadcast facility, part Hall of Fame, and part retail shop inside the Luxor Hotel. It is the brainchild of Fox Sports Radio host and Daily Herald columnist Mike North and his business partner, Jim Beckman.

     
  • File-This Feb. 7, 1997 file photo shows newly crowned WBC heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, center, reacting with his mother, left, and trainer Emanuel Steward after defeating Oliver McCall with a TKO in the fifth round at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas. teward, the owner of the legendary Kronk Gym and one of boxing's greatest trainers, has died. He was 68. Victoria Kirton, Steward's executive assistant, says Steward died Thursday Oct. 25, 2012 in a Chicago hospital. She did not disclose the cause of death. (AP Photo/Jeff Scheid, File)

    Emanuel Steward, famed boxing trainer, dies at 68<Oct 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    Emanuel Steward, the owner of the legendary Kronk Gym and a standout trainer for boxers including Thomas Hearns, Evander Holyfield and Oscar De La Hoya, died Thursday. He was 68.

     
  • Tiger Woods watches his drive from the sixth tee during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament Sunday on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C.

    Rory McIlroy vs Tiger Woods vs Jack Nicklaus Aug 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    In the wake of the PGA Championship, Mike North asks: Who will end up with more major wins in the years to come Rory McIlroy or Tiger Woods? With all the new young players emerging, it can be anyone's game.

     
  • United States' center Sylvia Fowles, left, goes for a basket during a women's quarterfinal basketball match against Canada at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Mark Ralston, Pool)

    Quite an Olympics for American women Aug 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    The women of Team USA are providing the perfect tribute to the 40th Anniversary of Title IX.

     
  •  Floyd Mayweather Jr., exits the Clark County Detention Center after serving two months of a three-month sentence in a misdemeanor domestic battery case, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in Las Vegas.

    Mayweather released from Vegas jail after 2 months Aug 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    Boxer Floyd Mayweather was released from a Las Vegas jail early Friday after serving two months of a three-month sentence in a misdemeanor domestic battery case.

     
  •  Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, right, fights with contender Tony Thompson Saturday during their world heavyweight championship title bout at the Stade de Suisse soccer stadium in Bern, Switzerland. Wladimir Klitschko stopped Tony Thompson in the sixth round to retain his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight title belts on Saturday.

    Wladimir Klitschko retains world heavyweight belts Jul 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    Wladimir Klitschko stopped Tony Thompson in the sixth round to keep a comfortable hold on his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles Saturday night. The 36-year-old champion Klitschko, 58-3 with 51 knockouts, floored Thompson with a big right hand near the end of the fifth round at Stade de Suisse, and the 40-year-old American never recovered.

     
  •  Congressman and former welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao flashes the sign of peace during a Mass in a Catholic church Saturday in Manila, Philippines. Pacquiao, whose homecoming was much less festive because of his split decision defeat in Las Vegas against American boxer Timothy Bradley, cut short his vacation after the controversial fight to help flood victims in his home province.

    Pacquiao wants rematch with Bradley Jun 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    Manny Pacquiao says he wants a rematch with Timothy Bradley after a five-judge panel assembled by the WBO championship committee unanimously favored the Filipino fighter in a video review. Pacquiao said Thursday he would prefer a rematch rather than Bradley giving up the WBO welterweight title that he won on a split decision because "people may think I just usurped it."

     
  •  The WBO announced Wednesday that it will review Timothy Bradley’s controversial split-decision win over Manny Pacquiao, left, in their WBO world welterweight title fight.

    WBO to review Pacquiao-Bradley title bout Jun 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    One of boxing's major sanctioning bodies will review Timothy Bradley's controversial split decision victory over Manny Pacquiao, the first step toward what promoter Bob Arum hopes will be "clarity" in the judging of the fight. WBO President Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel said in a statement Wednesday that the WBO's championship committee will review video of the fight with five "recognized international judges" and make a recommendation. He said the WBO does not doubt the ability of the scoring judges.

     
  • Timothy Bradley won a contested split decision over Manny Pacquiao, ending the Filipino fighter's remarkable run and handing him his first defeat in seven years. It didn't come easy and it wasn't without controversy, with the pro-Pacquiao crowd booing loudly when the decision was announced.

    Bradley scores contentious decision over PacquiaoJun 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    Timothy Bradley won a contested split decision over Manny Pacquiao, ending the Filipino fighter's remarkable run and handing him his first defeat in seven years. It didn't come easy and it wasn't without controversy, with the pro-Pacquiao crowd booing loudly when the decision was announced.

     
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr., talks to fans after arriving at the MGM Grand casino and hotel in Las Vegas. Mayweather has a Friday June 1, 2012, date with a judge who sentenced him to three months in county jail in a domestic violence case. Mayweather pleaded guilty in December to attacking his ex-girlfriend while two of their children watched in September 2010.

    Mayweather to trade mansion for Vegas jail cell Jun 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. surrendered in a courtroom Friday to begin a three-month jail sentence for attacking his ex-girlfriend in September 2010 while two of their children watched.

     
  • Mayweather wins unanimous decision over Cotto May 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. used his speed and accuracy Saturday night to take a unanimous decision over a game Miguel Cotto in a bruising bout to win a piece of the 154-pound title. But it wasn't easy, as Cotto landed some hard punches and kept attacking all the way to the final bell.

     
  • Jimmy Gustafson, left, of Lake in the Hills and Tanner Frese of Cary practice combination punches. Gustafson is boxing in Round 1, an exhibition set for Saturday, April 28, in Lakemoor.

    Cary resident launches boxing promotions Apr 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Paul Jonas really believes in boxing as a way to build character, especially in young people. The Cary resident has created Poundit Boxing Promotions, which will present its first amateur boxing event Saturday evening at The Lakemoor Banquets.

     
  •  Dave Corzine, who achieved success in in high school, college and professional basketball, towers over Mayor Arlene Mulder as they enter an assembly at Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights Thursday.

    Pride for the pros: Thomas salutes its best Mar 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    Their professional playing careers span five different decades, and on the surface, it may not seem like they have much in common. But on Thursday morning in Arlington Heights, Dave Corzine, Mike Myers, Brian McBride, Tom Zbikowski and Tom Nelson shared one thing: they were all recipients of the Pride of the Wolf Pack Award at Thomas Middle School. Corzine, McBride, Zbikowski and Nelson all spoke to the student body about the importance of hard work and dedication, no matter your walk of life. Although none of them attended Thomas at the same time, they all had a hand in influencing one another.

     
  • In Vegas to promte his fight with Miguel Cotto, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. made it clear he doesn't think much of fellow boxer Manny Pacquiao. "He's not one of the sharpest," Mayweather said.

    Mayweather says Pacquiao 'not one of the sharpest'Feb 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    A trumpet blared a fanfare to introduce Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto as fans at the Apollo Theater cheered the start of Tuesday's news conference to promote their May 5 fight in Las Vegas. Still, there appeared to be far more interest in the fight that's not happening — a matchup between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather made clear that whether they meet in the ring is about the money — breaking down the shares in what could be boxing's richest fight ever.

     
  • The WBC suspended British boxer Dereck Chisora indefinitely on Tuesday following his brawl with former WBA champion David Haye after a title fight against Vitali Klitschko in Germany.

    WBC suspends Chisora indefinitely after brawl Feb 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    The WBC suspended British boxer Dereck Chisora indefinitely on Tuesday following his brawl with former WBA champion David Haye after a title fight against Vitali Klitschko in Germany. The WBC issued a statement announcing the ban and harshly criticized Chisora's conduct before and after the Feb. 18 fight, saying it "is considered one of the worst behaviors ever by a professional boxer."

     
  •  A young Muhammad Ali, left, stands with trainer Angelo Dundee at City Parks Gym in New York in 1962.

    Angelo Dundee, Ali’s corner man, dies at 90 Feb 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    Angelo Dundee, the brilliant motivator who worked the corner for Muhammad Ali in his greatest fights and willed Sugar Ray Leonard to victory in his biggest bout, died Wednesday in Tampa, Fla. He was 90.

     
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