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  1. Claressa Shields clinches boxing medal

    The youngest women's boxer at the London Olympics has guaranteed she'll return home with some hardware. Claressa Shields, a 17-year-old middleweight from Flint, Mich., beat Sweden's Anna Laurell 18-14 in the quarterfinals on Monday after receiving...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  2. London Olympics: Let's hear it for the girls


    It's a record-setting roster for American women at the London Olympics, and 14 high school girls are featured on it. For the first time, women outnumber men on the U.S. Olympic team, 269-261 Among the 269 women are 14 high school stars: boxer C...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  3. Claressa Shields punches ticket to London


    An upset gave way to pure joy for boxer Claressa Shields. Despite suffering the first loss of her amateur career at the Women's World Boxing Championships in Qinhuangdao, China, the 17-year-old from Flint, Mich., has earned a berth to the London O...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  4. Teen boxer upset, Olympic dreams on hold


    Claressa Shields, a 17-year-old boxer from Flint, Mich., and the top-ranked American in her weight class, was upset at the Women's World Boxing Championships in Qinhuangdao, China. Shields was trying to clinch a berth to the London Olympics with ...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  5. Claressa Shields hopes to make U.S. women's boxing team

    Christopher Parish

    Claressa Shields, a 17-year-old boxer from Flint, Mich., is hoping to earn a spot on the U.S. team as women's boxing makes its debut as a medal sport in London.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2012
  6. Ed Cheserek and Molly Seidel turn back tough challenges from Futs...

    Stephen Underwood

    Foot Locker Finals Index The boys championship battle at Saturday's 33rd Foot Locker Finals at Balboa Park in San Diego lived up to the hype. Boy, did it ever. Exchanging blows like heavyweight boxers - there simply isn't a better comparison...

    Blog | December 10, 2011
  7. In wildfires' aftermath, Bastrop football team offers a helping h...

    Matthew Muench for ESPNHS

    Dillon Becker never imagined he would ask the question he did when he approached a 70-year old man last week in the Bastrop High School gym. Although it was a little embarrassing, the senior quarterback knew he had to ask it - "Boxers, or briefs?"...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  8. Morris, De La Salle ready for breakout season

    Christopher Parish

    Over the summer, Warren De La Salle quarterback Shane Morris was jawing with his fellow 7-on-7 teammates about what his nickname should be. After much debate, the team narrowed it down to two. Would he be called Sugar Shane after renowned boxer Sugar...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  9. Sam Houston's Miguel Flores dreamed of one day standing next to h...

    Matt Remsberg

    Sam Houston's Miguel Flores dreamed of one day standing next to his older brother as they hoisted world championship belts in the air. Now he's determined to win a title in tribute to his hero, writes Matt Remsberg for ESPN RISE.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2010
  10. Trinity pulling no punches with Plano

    Mercedes Mayer/Special contributor

    Trinity coach Steve Lineweaver likened his team's 88-27 bi-district playoff win over Flower Mound last Saturday to a boxer who was so scared of his opponent that he can't stop swinging. "We were scared to death of their passing attack," Lineweaver ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 19, 2009
  11. Roy Jones Jr.: Words to live by

    Jason Jordan

    Boxer Roy Jones Jr. reminisces on his high schools days and offers advice.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2009
  12. Roy Jones Jr.'s boys keep it real on the farm

    Jason Jordan

    Roy Jones Jr. isn't raising his sons to be boxers. In fact, his sons and cousin are drawn more to music than sports. Jones is making sure they get the experience needed to be successful at whatever they choose to do -- by raising them on a farm.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2008