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  1. L.A.-born Oscar De La Hoya roots for his Dynamo

    Lynn Hoppes

    Born and raised in Los Angeles, retired boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya said Sunday's Major League Soccer championship between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo is a "double-edged sword." That's because De La Hoya owns 25 percent of the...

    Blog | Conversation | November 18, 2011
  2. Hugh Jackman, Shawn Levy talk about 'Real Steel'

    Lynn Hoppes

    Hugh Jackman's character Charlie Kenton loses a chance to become a boxing champion when robots take over in "Real Steel", and he becomes a small-time promoter who then returns to contend for a championship. Jackman and director Shawn Levy talk about ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 06, 2011
  3. Sugar Ray Leonard talks "Real Steel", state of boxing

    Lynn Hoppes

    Robots have replaced humans in boxing for the movie "Real Steel", which opens Friday, and boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard helped advise the computer-generated fight scenes. He talked with ESPN about the movie and the state of boxing today....

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2011
  4. Butterbean stars as reserve deputy in TV show

    Lynn Hoppes

    Butterbean is a reserve deputy in his hometown of Jasper, Ala.

    Blog | Conversation | August 09, 2011
  5. Poker/boxing event in NYC to help benefit spina bifida

    Lynn Hoppes

    When you have a child with a birth defect, you either go into your shell and avoid the world, or you can do what actor/former tennis star Boris Kodjoe and his wife Nicole Ari Parker did. "We speak out for those who don't have a voice," said Kodjoe,...

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2011
  6. Sugar Ray Leonard KO'd on 'Dancing with Stars'

    Lynn Hoppes

    Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard was the first athlete eliminated from ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" this season. "I will cherish this moment. Great friends, great people, great show," said Leonard Tuesday after being the third contestant sent home ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 13, 2011
  7. Hines Ward to tell story on 'Dancing with Stars'

    Lynn Hoppes

    Now that we're in the third week of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," the athletes -- boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, football star Hines Ward and wrestler Chris Jericho -- finally have overcome their nerves. Now on Monday night, it's storytelling t...

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2011
  8. Hines Ward, Sugar Ray Leonard, Chris Jericho on "DWTS."

    Lynn Hoppes

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard and pro wrestler Chris Jericho are the athletes among the cast announced Monday night for the spring edition of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." That formidable trio will j...

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2011
  9. Buster Douglas has new lease on life -- and a cookbook

    Lynn Hoppes

    Boxing fans will remember Feb. 11, 1990, as the day the life of James "Buster" Douglas changed. That's when the unknown from Columbus, Ohio, knocked out Mike Tyson to become the world heavyweight boxing champion in one of the biggest upsets in histor...

    Blog | Conversation | February 12, 2010