Cardinals manager Mike Matheny knows need for player protection

...a wayward fastball from the Pirates' Rich Loiselle in 1998 when he was with the Brewers.He compared the blow to that of a boxer knocked off his feet by an uppercut or a punt returner getting drilled right after the catch."I was working real hard to...

Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

...tribute."It's a bit silly to have a statue of someone that was never a professional boxer," du Croix said of Rocky. "It made the city of Philadelphia very famous, but they should have a statue of a great boxer - of Joe Frazier."


...champ stabbedSpanish police say welterweight world champion boxer Kell Brook was stabbed in the leg while on vacation in Tenerife...stable condition at a hospital.The 28-year-old British boxer won the IBF welterweight title against American rival Shawn...

Area boxer Divante Jones hits reset on pro career

Divante Jones 2.0 launches Friday night.The 21-year-old lightweight boxer from Hephzibah will reboot his professional career 16 months after his professional debut, making his second ring start at the...

Justin DeLoach exceeds expectations as pro boxer

Nearly a year ago, Justin DeLoach flashed an infectious smile and announced his intention to become a professional boxer.Surrounded by his future supporting cast, DeLoach faced the family and friends that had supported him for much of his life...

Augusta missionary Emma Lester had brushes with history

...then there was Emma, who at 21, went to China.It was not the safest of career moves. These were the days just after the Boxer Rebellion of 1898-1901, times in which more than 200 Christian missionaries were killed. She would be away from Augusta...

Comedian Williams was in early stages of Parkinson's disease, wife says

...star Linda Ronstadt revealed in 2013 that she had Parkinson's and said the disease had robbed her of her ability to sing. Boxer Muhammad Ali, the late radio personality Casey Kasem and the late Pope John Paul II are among other well-known figures diagnosed...

William Johnson Jr.

...member of the US Army Air Corp. He was an entrepreneur for restaurant, fuel oil and jewelry businesses. He was a professional boxer for a short time and also had the first radio show on WGUS Country Music. He retired as Assistant Chief of Medical Administration...

Augusta boxer Justin DeLoach has new trainer, will turn pro

...Moraetes and new trainer Ronnie Shields by his side, Augusta's Justin DeLoach announced his intention to become a professional boxer at the club Thursday.DeLoach, a 2012 Butler graduate, has been training and competing at the Augusta club since he was 8...

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a symbol of racial injustice, dies at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became...Carter, told The Associated Press the boxer "didn't have any bitterness or anger...of Carter's plight after reading the boxer's autobiography. He met Carter and...