It was the mid-1970s and Muhammad Ali was my new hero. To me, a grade-schooler, he was larger than life and yet so down-to-earth. My parents were in his inner circle, which gave me magical memories and personal insights on greatness.
Forty-eight years ago, Bill MacPhail, then in charge of sports at CBS, signed a deal with the US Tennis Open to carry its tennis matches, men's and women's, on the CBS network. That deal died last year and in 2015 you'll have to watch them on ESPN.
Had a new jury seen this new evidence of Anthony McKinney's innocence, it would have acquitted him. But Anthony never got the chance to prove his innocence in court. After serving 35 years in prison, Anthony died alone in his prison cell on August 27, 2013. He was 53.
Velasquez and Silva previously met inside the octagon a year ago in a non-title fight, with the now-champion easily dismissing "Big Foot" at 3:36 of the first round, bloodying the Brazilian with a vicious ground-and-pound assault.
UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is as vicious and violent as it gets when the opening bell rings, yet grins blissfully with the youthful naivety of a young boy when ungloved and disarmed. The champion's soul remains young, his heart still at home in Cacador.
On Saturday, IBF, IBO, and WBA heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko (57-3) slammed a jab, right hand, left hook combination to stop Jean-Marc Mormeck (36-5) by knockout at 1:12 of the fourth round.