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Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn't mean to kill Ward, hurt him or even scare him.

August 12, 2014 5:04 pm
Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero, left, at a news conference Sunday  in Canandaigua , N.Y., says that investigators don't have any evidence at this point to support criminal intent in the fatal crash that killed Kevin Ward Jr., and involved racing superstar Tony Stewart. At right is Serg…

August 12, 2014 5:04 pm
AL HAMNIK: Callahans already planning a second 9-1-1 Slugfest in Hammond

AL HAMNIK: Callahans already planning a second 9-1-1 Slugfest in Hammond

The black eyes are no longer purple and puffy. The fat lips have healed. The bloody noses have stopped.

July 08, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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9-1-1 Slugfest at Hammond Civic Center

9-1-1 Slugfest at Hammond Civic Center

Hammond firefighter and retired boxer Jack Callahan talks with fans at last April's 9-1-1 Slugfest at the Hammond Civic Center.

July 07, 2014 7:49 pm
New owner has big plans for Lansing Cinema 8

New owner has big plans for Lansing Cinema 8

LANSING | A new owner has reached an agreement to buy the Lansing Cinema 8 multiplex, and plans to transform it from a movie theater to a destination that regularly shows live sports, opera and other special events.

April 08, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Jack Callahan

Jack Callahan

Former professional boxer Jack Callahan, left, is training many of the law enforcement officers and firefighters who will participate in his 911 Slugfest April 5 at the Hammond Civic Center. Proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

February 25, 2014 4:07 pm
Fight Night

Fight Night

February 21, 2014 3:55 pm
Jack and Karen Callahan

Jack and Karen Callahan

Former professional boxer Jack Callahan and wife Karen have put together the first "911 Slugfest" pitting local firemen against policemen in the ring, with proceeds going to the Make A Wish Foundation.

January 17, 2014 3:46 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Concussions more than just a sports injury

YOUNG VOICES: Concussions more than just a sports injury

What do these three things have in common: boxing, nausea and contusion? Had this article no headline, this might prove to be a riddle of great merit. However, all three of these have some connection to minor traumatic brain injury, more commonly known as a concussion.

September 09, 2013 12:00 am
Emile Griffith, elegant boxing champ, dies at 75

Emile Griffith, elegant boxing champ, dies at 75

Inside the smaller theater at Madison Square Garden about five years ago, shortly before a world title fight, Emile Griffith was introduced one more time to the crowd. He rose shakily from his seat, waved ever so briefly and then sat down.

July 23, 2013 5:30 pm
Cuba eyes semi-pro league to reinvigorate boxing

Cuba eyes semi-pro league to reinvigorate boxing

HAVANA | Protective headgear has been the rule of the ring for more than 50 years in Cuba, which banned professional boxing shortly after the 1959 revolution.

March 21, 2013 6:00 pm
Cuba eyes semi-pro league to reinvigorate boxing

Cuba eyes semi-pro league to reinvigorate boxing

Youths train at the Rafael Trejos boxing gym in Old Havana, Cuba, early Thursday. Cuba banned professional boxing shortly after the 1959 revolution. Now the island is on the verge of partially reversing five decades of strictly amateur boxing. While officials caution that no decision has bee…

March 21, 2013 2:23 pm
Surprising new anti-violence initiative launches in Chicago

Surprising new anti-violence initiative launches in Chicago

Rasheda Ali, daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, is throwing her support behind a new anti-violence initiative in Chicago — getting kids involved in boxing programs.

January 19, 2013 12:00 am
Surprising new anti-violence initiative launches in Chicago

Surprising new anti-violence initiative launches in Chicago

CHICAGO | Can learning to punch someone reduce violence in Chicago?

January 18, 2013 11:45 pm
Big knockout may set up Pacquiao-Marquez again

Big knockout may set up Pacquiao-Marquez again

Juan Manuel Marquez, right, lands a right to the head of Manny Pacquiao, during their WBO world welterweight fight Saturday in Las Vegas. Marquez won by a knockout.

December 09, 2012 3:12 pm
Purdue's Boudia edges Qiu for Olympic diving gold

Purdue's Boudia edges Qiu for Olympic diving gold

LONDON | Team USA clinched the top spot in the medals table for the fifth consecutive Summer Games, helped by David Boudia's victory in the men's 10-meter platform for the country's first gold in diving since 2000.

August 11, 2012 7:25 pm
U.S. wrestler Burroughs comes through with gold

U.S. wrestler Burroughs comes through with gold

LONDON | Wrestler Jordan Burroughs had his eyes on a gold medal for months, and he let everyone know about his plans.

August 10, 2012 7:19 pm
Team USA routs China in women's hoops

Team USA routs China in women's hoops

LONDON | Diana Taurasi scored 22 points, and the U.S. women's basketball matched its Olympic scoring record in a 114-66 rout of China on Sunday.

August 05, 2012 3:04 pm
Team USA survives Lithuania in men's hoops

Team USA survives Lithuania in men's hoops

LONDON | The U.S. men's basketball team was pushed — and then some.

August 04, 2012 6:54 pm
Wambach leads U.S. women's soccer team into semifinals

Wambach leads U.S. women's soccer team into semifinals

LONDON | Abby Wambach slid into a pass in the 27th minute to knock home her fourth goal of the tournament and then celebrated with a cartwheel in the United States' 2-0 win over New Zealand in the women's soccer quarterfinals Friday.

August 03, 2012 6:44 pm
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