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  • HBO Sports president discusses Mayweather-Pacquiao talks

     
    The president of HBO Sports announced that he did negotiate with representatives of both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. to try to stage a super-fight between the pair this year. Ross Greenburg, in a prepared statement e-mailed to The......
  • Marquez in Vegas or Mosley at Staples? Tough call for boxing fans on Sept. 18

     
    Shane Mosley's return from his Floyd Mayweather Jr. loss -- in which he'll square off against fellow Southern Californian Sergio Mora on Sept. 18 at Staples Center -- would be a natural stop for L.A. boxing fans. But there's likely......
  • Oscar the octopus will predict Saturday's Juan Manuel Marquez-Juan Diaz winner

     
    The Mandalay Bay Shark Reef exhibit in Las Vegas will be slightly more crowded Thursday morning when a 40-pound giant Pacific octopus will be called upon to predict the winner of Saturday night's Juan Manuel Marquez-Juan Diaz world lightweight title......
  • Vegas Octopus picks Marquez to beat Diaz

     
    In a one-sided decision, Mandalay Bay's Oscar the octopus pursued the box of prawns labeled for Juan Manuel Marquez, a possible prediction of sorts following up the phenomenal World Cup picks of Germany's smaller "Paul" the octopus. "The way he......
  • Post-fight wrap from Juan Manuel Marquez's victory

     
    Last year, Manny Pacquiao's team expressed frustration that Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced his opponent in a "retirement" comeback just before Pacquiao trounced Ricky Hatton with a second-round knockout. "He couldn't have waited a few more hours?"...
  • Jon Jones shows he's ready for more with win at UFC San Diego event

     
    Jon Jones continued to show his potential as a future Ultimate Fighting Championship light-heavyweight champion Sunday when he dominated 39-year-old Vladimir Matyushenko in the "UFC on Versus 2" main event at the San Diego Sports Arena. Jones scored a...
  • Robert Guerrero, young L.A. fighter, stars at Tropicana in 8th-round TKO

     
    Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero returned Friday night from a nine-month boxing hiatus to help care for his leukemia-stricken wife and knocked down Roberto Arrieta three times, winning by eighth-round technical knockout at the Las Vegas Tropicana Hotel....
  • Mayweather-Mosley undercard has some spice

     
    There should be some shame in not placing a world title fight on Saturday night's Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Shane Mosley welterweight pay-per-view card, which is also not a title fight. Speaking about Mayweather's decision to avoid paying the World Boxing...
  • Rematch of Marquez-Diaz fight of the year announced

     
    The 2009 fight of the year will have a July 31 rematch at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas when world lightweight champion and first-fight winner Juan Manuel Marquez will take on Juan Diaz. Marquez won the first bout, rallying from......
  • Los Angeles Times' May MMA Rankings

     
    Heavyweight 1. Fedor Emelianenko 2. Brock Lesnar 3. Cain Velasquez 4. Shane Carwin 5. Junior Dos Santos 6. Frank Mir 7. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 8. Alistair Overeem 9. Fabricio Werdum 10. Brett Rogers Russian Fedor Emelianenko continues to reign as......
  • Cannes 2010, The Final Weekend: Of Volcanic Ash, Quiet Marvels and the Digital Revolution

     
    Juliette Binoche in "Certified Copy." UPDATE, 5 a.m. Sat. Chicago time: Below is a slightly modified version of the Sunday wrap-up appearing in print this weekend. A wonderful competition title screened after the print deadline Friday: ""Uncle Boonmee Who...
  • UFC 114 Live Coverage from Las Vegas

     
    By Todd Martin Welcome to our live coverage of UFC 114, featuring the grudge match main event between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and "Sugar" Rashad Evans. Ryan Jensen vs. Jesse Forbes Forbes is a former Ultimate Fighter contestant, while Jensen is......