HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say an accidental fire in a garage at the Texas home of former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman damaged the garage and several vehicles, but caused no...
Tiger latest notable over-40 champion in sports history
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods won his 15th major championship at age 43 by walking away from Augusta National Sunday with his fifth Masters green jacket. Here are some other notable over-40...
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas medical examiner confirms that Freeda George Foreman, the daughter of former heavyweight champion George Foreman, died by suicide.
George Foreman’s 42-year-old daughter dies in Texas
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Freeda George Forman, the daughter of former heavyweight champion George Foreman and briefly a boxer herself, has died at a suburban Houston home. She was 42.
British sports writer Hugh McIlvanney dies at age 84
LONDON (AP) — Hugh McIlvanney, widely regarded as one of Britain's greatest and most authoritative sports writers, has died. He was 84.
The Football Writers' Association, of which McIlvanney was a life member, said the Scottish journalist died on Thursday after a battle with cancer.
Boxing gets big new platforms even as HBO exits sport
Dmitry Bivol knew where he wanted to go in his boxing career — straight to the top of one of the HBO cards he used to watch replays of while growing up in Russia.
Now Bivol is a light heavyweight champion — and on Saturday night he'll finally be an HBO headliner. He meets former champion Jean Pascal in Atlantic City as the featured bout of HBO's World Championship Boxing series.
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HBO to drop live boxing after 45 year of telecasts
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO is getting out of the live boxing business after more than 1,000 fights over four decades of telecasts.
The network will televise the Oct. 27 middleweight title fight between Danny Jacobs and Sergiy Derevyanchenko, then bow out from a sport of which it has long been a leading proponent.
Showtime, HBO's main competitor for cable boxing telecasts, plans to enhances its schedule for 2019.
Spectrum Brands combining with HRG in $10B deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Consumer products company Spectrum Brands is combining with its biggest shareholder, HRG Group Inc., in a deal valued at $10 billion.
Holding company HRG, based in New York, owns about 59 percent of Spectrum, according to FactSet.
The 24th Annual Martin Luther King Grande Parade is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15.
The parade will originate in Houston's Midtown - on San Jacinto and Elgin streets - with a theme of "The Color of Unity."
Grand marshals for the parade are former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman and actress/recording artist Yolanda Adams.
Bradshaw, Foreman, Winkler, Shatner bond on European TV trip
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Foreman connected with the family of his first Olympic opponent in Lithuania. Henry Winkler made peace with his family history in Berlin. William Shatner rode majestic horses in Madrid. And Terry Bradshaw strode through a Munich city park wearing nothing but a cowboy hat and sneakers.
"That was not a good moment for me," the 69-year-old former football star said.
CAN WIN FOR LOSING Foreman pumps up pitch power after Holyfield bout
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George Foreman may have failed in his attempt to regain the heavyweight title, but he scored a knockout with the endorsement industry.
Those who place athletes and other celebrities in commercials say although Foreman lost his bout with Evander Holyfield last week, he's become an athlete whom companies want to pitch their products.
Celebrities came through on Harvey pledges, still millions pending from large benefit events
Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth strolled down the aisle of his remote south Houston warehouse, taking stock of its contents: food for Thanksgiving meals, stacks of flooring, shoes for kids whose belongings were washed away.
The 6-foot-2 performer, known for his signature bejeweled grills and full beard, is larger than life when he's onstage. But the 48,000-square-foot warehouse dwarfs him, just as he sometimes feels dwarfed by the task of distributing all this to hurricane victims.
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Middleton-based Spectrum Brands has been ordered to pay $1.9 million in civil penalties for waiting too long to report a defect in Black & Decker SpaceMaker coffee carafes that resulted in injuries to nearly 70 people, and for continuing to sell the carafes even after they were recalled.
Spectrum Brands — a consumer products company whose products also include Rayovac batteries, Remington shavers and George Foreman grills — said it has not decided yet if it will appeal.
George Foreman challenges Steven Seagal to 10-round fight
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former heavyweight champion George Foreman has challenged big-screen tough guy Steven Seagal to a real-life fight.
The 68-year-old Foreman posted a picture of the 65-year-old Seagal on Twitter on Monday, writing: "I challenge you One on one, I use boxing you can use whatever. 10 rounds in Vegas."
Rayovac hearing aid batteries, STP motor oil and George Foreman grills will soon be sold in China.
Spectrum Brands Holdings, the Middleton consumer products company that markets those products and many others, says it has reached an agreement with a major Chinese e-commerce company, JD.com, to open a series of "flagship stores" to sell Spectrum Brands products throughout China. It is the company's first real push into China.
A new musical about the life of Muhammad Ali is being planned.
The sporting legend died in June last year aged 74 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease and now David Sonenberg, the producer of the Meat Loaf musical 'Bat Out of Hell', wants to turn his life story into a stage show.
He told The Sun: "We can't wait to be doing it. We have no clue who will play Muhammad but it's going to be great."
GREENWICH — Greenwich bargain hunters will be in their glory at The Woman’s Club of Greenwich tag sale, which begins Friday.
The sale is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the club’s headquarters, 89 Maple Ave. Volunteers were working throughout Thursday to put the finishing touches on the sale preparations, sorting through donations that filled the floor of the building.
As Brady turns 40, some other old athletes for the ages
Tom Brady is celebrating his 40th birthday like no one before him.
Having won a fifth NFL championship ring and a fourth Super Bowl MVP at the age of 39, the New England Patriots quarterback has shown no signs of aging even as he inevitably gets older. He'll turn 40 on Thursday, and fans usually celebrate by singing "Happy Birthday" to him during training camp.
Usain Bolt is down to his last, blazing curtain call
Muhammad Ali stood alone on many fronts, but Joe Frazier, George Foreman and a few others still stood toe-to-toe with him in the ring. Jack Nicklaus contended with Arnold Palmer on the front end of his career and Tom Watson on the back end.
Usain Bolt? Nobody has been a match for him, on or off the track.
Leaving the boardroom and trading in a suit and tie for more athletic apparel, George Foreman IV is gearing up for an appearance on American Grit, premiering Sunday, June 11, on FOX.
American Grit, hosted by John Cena, introduces 17 new competitors each season in Hampton, Georgia, with a brand-new group of mentors referred to as "The Cadre," who will live alongside each person at Camp Grit.
Generally accepted as a real-life inspiration for Sylvester Stallone’s fictional boxer Rocky Balboa and the Academy Award-winning 1976 film about him, Charles “Chuck” Wepner, aka the Bayonne Bleeder, is a not very successful professional New Jersey boxer who manages to get himself ranked high enough to qualify for a 1975 fight with legendary champion Muhammad Ali (Pooch Hall), who just defeated defending champ George Foreman in the historic “Rumble in the Jungle.”
Smart Rating: 95.18Genre: DocumentaryStarring: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don KingOn Oct. 30, 1974, perhaps the most famous heavyweight championship boxing match of all time took place in Kinshasa, Zaire: the "Rumble in the Jungle" between champion George Foreman and challenger Muhammad Ali. In historical footage and new interviews, this documentary explores the relationship between African-Americans and the African continent during the Black Power era in terms of both popular culture and international politics, including the brutality of then-dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.
Author captures story of boxing legend in biography
HIBBING — A recently-released biography tells the tale of overcoming adversity and heartache to ultimately becoming the most popular boxer in Minnesota history.
Author Paul Levy’s book “The Fighting Frenchman” is about boxer Scott LeDoux, who was born in Crosby-Ironton, Minn.
- Business WireSpectrum Brands, Inc. Showcases Its Newest Product Offerings From Top Consumer Brands at the 2019 International Home + Housewares ShowFebruary 26, 2019
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Heavyweight contender Alex Stewart dies at 52
Alex Stewart, a heavyweight contender who fought Mike Tyson and nearly beat George Foreman, has died. He was 52.
Stewart died last week after being rushed to a hospital in Mount Vernon, N.Y., said Mike Gilberg, a close friend of the former fighter. He had a blood clot in his lung, Gilberg said.
"One day he wasn't feeling good, the next this happened," Gilberg said.
Comedian and actor Jeff Dye is 33, but lately he’s feeling like the new son in a surprisingly unconventional family.
“I really feel like I have four new dads!” he said, discussing his starring role on NBC’s new comedy adventure series, “Better Late Than Never.” The show follows the travels of Henry Winkler, 70, William Shatner, 85, Terry Bradshaw, 68, and George Foreman, 67 — as Dye helps them find the adventures of a lifetime.
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Trump made Atlantic City the capital of boxing for a time. On July 27, 1988, Mike Tyson took just 91 seconds to dispatch Michael Spinks at Boardwalk Hall. Trump sponsored the fight, paying $11 million to bring the fight to the Boardwalk, outbidding Las Vegas and other cities that wanted it.
He told The Press of Atlantic City at the time, "It was an amazing event, probably the most amazing event Atlantic City has ever seen. The buzz around that fight was incredible."
Henry Winkler bonds with icons in new show, dreams of Tony
LOS ANGELES (AP) — During an hour-long chat at his Los Angeles home, Henry Winkler does impressions of George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and William Shatner (his co-stars in the new NBC reality series "Better Late Than Never"), walks like a ninja who suddenly sports jazz hands, and improvises a scene as the intolerant acting coach he plays in a new HBO comedy.
20 years ago, Riddick Bowe and Andrew Golota fought in a fight no one won
It was recorded as a victory for Riddick Bowe, but his fight with Andrew Golota 20 years ago Monday at Madison Square Garden was a night when boxing lost, New York lost and Bowe perhaps lost his future.
It was the night when, for 22 minutes, hooligans took over the Mecca of boxing and rioted from the ring to the cheap seats, a scene remembered in part for the live HBO broadcast. Analyst George Foreman told one rioter, "Don't do it, son...don't do...