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  • Mike North Video: NFL regular season is over; Black Monday firings begin Dec 30, 2013 2:17 PM
    Black Monday in the NFL comes with several coaches losing their jobs. The Vikings let Leslie Frazier go while the Redskins fired Mike Shanahan. Much to the consternation of the Cleveland players, coach Rob Chudzinski was ousted.

  • Mike North Video: “Grudge Match” a must-see Dec 19, 2013 9:51 AM
    Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone both got in shape to do the new boxing movie “Grudge Match,” and it looks like it will be worth seeing.

  • Pacquiao beats Rios in unanimous decision Nov 24, 2013 12:53 AM
    Manny Pacquiao defeated Brandon Rios by unanimous decision on Sunday to take the WBO international welterweight title. It was an emotional victory for Pacquiao after the devastating typhoon in his home nation of the Philippines.

  • Rios camp confident against Pacquiao ahead of bout Nov 22, 2013 11:26 PM
    Robert Garcia, the trainer of Brandon Rios, said Friday that Manny Pacquiao is showing signs of coming to the end of his career and vulnerable in the WBO international welterweight title fight.

  • Cops, civic leaders punch it out for charity Oct 27, 2013 11:20 PM
    Police officers and civic leaders from Aurora, Elgin and other suburban communities put on headgear and padded gloves Sunday night and duked it out in the ring for charity. The boxers, a group that included Aurora Police Chief Greg Thomas and Elgin Police Chief Jeff Swoboda, helped raise money for a youth scholarship program organized by the Aurora chapter of the National Latino Peace Officers Association.

  • Mayweather dominates for easy decision Sep 15, 2013 1:04 AM
    Canelo Alvarez proved nothing more than easy money for Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather turned one of the richest fights ever into just another $41.5 million payday Saturday night, dominating Alvarez from the opening bell and winning a majority decision in a masterful performance that left no doubt who the best fighter of his era is.

  • Ex-heavyweight champ Tommy Morrison dies at 44 Sep 2, 2013 4:06 PM
    Tommy Morrison’s career reached its pinnacle on a hot June night in Las Vegas, when he stepped into the ring and beat George Foreman to become heavyweight champion. It reached its nadir when he tested positive for HIV three years later. Morrison died Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital. He was 44.

  • Kickboxing league event coming to Sears Centre Aug 7, 2013 12:20 PM
    Officials for the kickboxing league Glory announced a world-class fight card for Glory 11 Chicago, which will feature a one-night, four-man Heavyweight World Championship Tournament and a highly anticipated rematch at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates on Oct. 12.

  • Macau aims for another Vegas staple: boxing Aug 2, 2013 5:44 AM
    A Chinese fighter’s victory at a Macau showdown brings the world’s top casino market a step closer to challenging Las Vegas for dominance of another Sin City staple: big-time boxing matches.Macau, which long ago eclipsed Vegas as the world’s top gambling city, is looking to add to its allure by holding the kind of boxing bouts for which Las Vegas is known. The tiny Chinese enclave near Hong Kong is hosting a series of high-profile bouts this year featuring a pair of Asian stars: Chinese two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming and Philippine fighter Manny Pacquiao.

  • Ex-pro boxer wants to catch “Falling Stars” with Round Lake academy Jul 22, 2013 9:38 PM
    Jose Hernandez, 37, hung up his gloves as a professional boxer three years ago, but now the Round Lake resident is looking to pick them up again — to teach boxing to at-risk youths in the community. “We can train these kids to exceed their potential by pushing them. Boxing did it for me. It's hard work,” Hernandez said.

  • Lawmakers seek pardon for boxing champ Mar 5, 2013 2:09 PM
    Lawmakers seeking a presidential pardon for Jack Johnson, the world’s first black heavyweight boxing champion imprisoned a century ago for his romantic relationships with white women, renewed their efforts on Tuesday.

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. to fight Guerrero on Showtime Feb 19, 2013 5:01 PM
    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.

  • Running down the top women’s stories of 2012 Dec 28, 2012 6:30 PM
    Women's Watch takes a look back at the top national and local women's sports stories of 2012.

  • Bob Frisk’s favorite sports quotes of 2012 Dec 28, 2012 10:08 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.

  • Bob Frisk’s favorite sports quotes of 2012 Dec 28, 2012 10:03 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.

  • Marquez-Pacquiao show boxing still has a punch Dec 11, 2012 5:31 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.

  • Marquez knocks Pacquiao out cold in 6th Dec 9, 2012 12:35 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.

  • Could the Kansas City tragedy have been prevented? Dec 7, 2012 5:30 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..

  • Pacquiao and Marquez both desperate for win Dec 7, 2012 6:47 PM
    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.

  • Brash boxer 'Macho' Camacho dies in Puerto Rico Nov 24, 2012 12:39 PM
    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.

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