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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
CHICAGO | Can learning to punch someone reduce violence in Chicago?
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.
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.
LONDON | Wrestler Jordan Burroughs had his eyes on a gold medal for months, and he let everyone know about his plans.
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.
LONDON | The U.S. men's basketball team was pushed — and then some.
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.
LONDON | Kayla Harrison tried to keep it together. Once the national anthem started, so did the tears.
LONDON | North Korea's Om Yun Chol said he wanted to lift a big weight and make the other athletes nervous.
LONDON | Wimbledon champions Roger Federer and Serena Williams each won their opening matches Saturday — one struggled, one didn't.
GARY | Four fighters at varying points in their careers converged at the Majestic Star Casino & Hotel on Wednesday morning to promote a pair of upcoming fights that fittingly has earned the name "Crossroads."
LAS VEGAS | Floyd Mayweather Jr. was getting ready to make his ring walk about the time Manny Pacquiao arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Philippine Airlines Flight 102. He'll be occupying a cell at the Clark County Detention Center by the time Pacquiao makes his way to this gam…
Shadowbox with a silhouetted Muhammad Ali. Grab a bat and take a few swings in a batting cage at the Louisville Slugger Museum. Dig into a Hot Brown at the place where the savory sandwich was created. Sip Kentucky bourbons at a hotel where Al Capone played blackjack.
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