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  • Undefeated eight-time Boxing World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather Inks Record-Breaking Deal With Showtime/CBS. (PRNewsFoto/Mayweather Promotions)

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. to fight Guerrero on Showtime Feb 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight Robert Guerrero on May 4, and he's changing television networks to do it. The biggest star in boxing dropped a surprise Tuesday while announcing his long-rumored next bout: After several years on HBO, Mayweather is moving to Showtime with a lucrative multi-fight deal.

     
  •  Gabrielle Douglas, who won the all-around gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics, was The Associated Press 2012 female athlete of the year.

    Running down the top women’s stories of 2012 Dec 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    Women's Watch takes a look back at the top national and local women's sports stories of 2012.

     
  •  Silver medalist McKayla Maroney may have captured the Best Sports Smirk of 2012, but Bob Frisk collected the Best Sports Quotes from the past year for today’s column.

    Bob Frisk’s favorite sports quotes of 2012Dec 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    Former Daily Herald Sports legend Bob Frisk returns with his annual treat: his favorite sports quotes of the year. Check out the gems he tucked away in his desk drawer at home throughout the year, and pick out your favorite. We guarantee a few of them will make you laugh.

     
  •  Silver medalist McKayla Maroney may have captured the Best Sports Smirk of 2012, but Bob Frisk collected the Best Sports Quotes from the past year for today’s column.

    Bob Frisk’s favorite sports quotes of 2012Dec 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Former Daily Herald Sports legend Bob Frisk returns with his annual treat: his favorite sports quotes of the year. Check out the gems he tucked away in his desk drawer at home throughout the year, and pick out your favorite. We guarantee a few of them will make you laugh.

     
  •  Referee Kenny Bayless sends Juan Manuel Marquez to his corner after Marquez knocked out Manny Pacquiao in the sixth round of their WBO world welterweight fight Saturdayin Las Vegas.

    Marquez-Pacquiao show boxing still has a punch Dec 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Las Vegas fight last weekend between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao was worth the $69 Mike North paid for it. He hopes there is a rematch, and he'll pay again. Mike also picks Northern Illinois to beat Florida State in the Orange Bowl and challenges college analyst Kirk Herbstreit to a wager over the outcome.

     
  •  Referee Kenny Bayless, center, sends Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, right, to his corner after he knocked out Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, left in the sixth round of their WBO world welterweight fight Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

    Marquez knocks Pacquiao out cold in 6th Dec 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    Juan Manuel Marquez knocked Manny Pacquiao out cold with a vicious right hand at the end of the sixth round, putting a ferocious end to the fourth fight between the two boxers. Pacquiao had been down in the third round but knocked Marquez down in the fifth before Marquez threw a right hand that flattened Pacquiao face down at 2:59 of the sixth.

     
  • 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..

     
  • Manny Pacquiao, left, and Juan Manuel Marquez face for the fourth time on Saturday.

    Pacquiao and Marquez both desperate for win Dec 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    The fact they're much bigger than when they first met eight years ago is undeniable. Both Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez have added bulk along with the pounds, and both have had to deal with those who suspect they didn't do it naturally. So have the purses and the attention as they meet Saturday night for the fourth — and presumably last — time in the rivalry that has served both fighters so well.

     
  • 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.

     
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