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Ex-heavyweight champion Ken Norton dies at age 70

LAS VEGAS - Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and then lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, died Wednesday at a local care facility...
Fight predictions

...New York Times, Forrest by unanimous decision: "I know it's a cliche, but styles make fights, just like when (Ken) Norton gave (Muhammad) Ali fits. Forrest has beaten this guy twice, and that's got to weigh heavily on Mosley's mind...
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Niners know their defense cannot rest

...Giants (4-7) might try to exploit Monday night. "We can't continue giving up points like we do," said linebacker Ken Norton Jr., who leads the 49ers with 105 tackles. "Those first drives when teams get a touchdown or a field goal, we can't...
Young's return is honored

...On Nov. 30, 1998, Young broke both bones in his lower right leg, the result of a freak collision with teammate Ken Norton Jr. They were closing in from opposite directions to tackle New York Giants quarterback Kent Graham when the linebacker's...
Niners out to turn tables against Packers

...regular-season meeting between the clubs since 1996. "We haven't done anything until we beat them," linebacker Ken Norton Jr. said following the 49ers' 28-10 victory at St. Louis on Sunday. "That's one team that's been a thorn for...
Lawmakers lobbied on possible lockout

...from Southern California. Carroll said that Jeremy Bates will come from Southern Cal to be the offensive coordinator. Ken Norton Jr. will also join Carroll in Seattle and coach linebackers. PANTHERS: Running back Jonathan Stewart is undergoing...
USC Trojans undergo staff turnover

...Raiders' staff. Sarkisian was USC's quarterback coach in 2002 and '03. Carroll also is promoting graduate assistant Ken Norton Jr. to a full-time job. Carroll spoke earlier Wednesday with a head coach who also has to retool his staff - Bill...
Forrest, Mosley have learned to fight dirty

...anything other than his punishing jabs and superior reach to defeat Mosley. He has "Sugar's" number, much like Ken Norton had Muhammad Ali's. He beat Mosley as an amateur and backed it up as a pro 10 years later. A third triumph will seal...
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49ers clinch winning season with win over Giants

...through the fourth quarter to a right leg injury. Replays showed the leg bent backwards as he collided with linebacker Ken Norton Jr. as they closed in for a tackle. He was wheeled off the field on a gurney. The Giants (4-8) started fast but...
49ers pounce on Rams

...44 to go, then Jeff Wilkins recovered his own onside kick. But Banks bobbled a low shotgun snap on the next play and Ken Norton Jr. recovered to give the 49ers the ball at the Rams 21. Owens scored on an end-around the following play.