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  1. Cedric Thornton adds punch to pass rush

    Andy Jasner

    Cedric Thornton managed just one sack last season for the Philadelphia Eagles. That wasn't good enough for him. So Thornton decided to take boxing classes in the offseason to help him with techniques in the NFL. "With pass-rushing you want t...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  2. Which comebacks were most impressive?

    The Mag: Greater Athlete Comebacks?

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2014
  3. Venus Williams, Michael Phelps, Marshawn Lynch lead Body Issue li...

    The sixth annual edition of ESPN The Magazine's The Body Issue will feature 22 athletes posing nude, including five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams, 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps and Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2014
  4. Adam Muema of San Diego State Aztecs quits football, to try boxin...

    Joe Schad

    Former San Diego State RB Adam Muema said he is done playing football and plans to try boxing or ultimate fighting.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2014
  5. Learning still main focus for Bengals' Hunt

    Coley Harvey

    CINCINNATI -- Until January, Margus Hunt had only a working knowledge of what a jab, hook, cross and uppercut were. He didn't know much about his nickname, Ivan Drago, either. He still doesn't, even after months of boxing lessons and in-ring endur...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  6. Jerry Jones' commitment for a title is strong

    Calvin Watkins

    Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones was in Las Vegas last week talking about why AT&T Stadium is a good place to host the Academy of Country Music Awards. The $1.2 billion palace has hosted boxing matches, basketball games, fo...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  7. Howard Bryant -- The allure of danger, damage and death in sports...

    Howard Bryant

    In spite of the science, we are still drawn to danger, damage, death in sports

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  8. Combat rivals unite in pursuit of answers regarding brain health

    Kieran Mulvaney

    A team of rival entities within boxing and mixed martial arts became united Tuesday in pursuit of answers regarding brain health within combat sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2014
  9. Shady shaky on Seahawks' Sherman

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- Honestly, your humble narrator was going to let this one pass without comment. LeSean McCoy is a lot of things, especially a hypertalented running back, but elder statesman is not one of them. The guy who sported a boxing-style cha...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  10. Vegas Weekend Recap: Johnny Football and a Boxing Judge

    RJ Bell

    Last weekend we had a major boxing match, a huge college football game, and a full slate of NFL games, including one of the most anticipated clashes of the regular season. The consensus estimate is that Vegas saw a 50 percent increase in sports betti...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  11. Sports weekend 'perfect storm' for betting public

    David Purdum

    The stage is set for the biggest betting weekend ever in Las Vegas. Tens of millions of dollars will change hands -- and that's just on the sold-out title fight between Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2013
  12. Church gets boxing gloves after Dallas win

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- Last season, Dallas Cowboys players received a baseball bat from coach Jason Garrett for a solid job during the week. The bats were displayed outside the locker room with the players' names on them. This season, the Cowboys wil...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  13. DeMarcus Ware out to prove something

    Calvin Watkins

    OXNARD, Calif. -- Following the Sunday morning walkthrough practice, Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware made a reference to a rap song by former boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. The song is called "Ya'll Must Have Forgot" and is in reference to how...

    Blog | July 21, 2013
  14. RTC: Duane Brown's been boxing

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans Left tackle Duane Brown has been boxing to train for the season, says Matt Musil of KHOU in Houston. J.J. Watt remembers watching Steve Smith race a soldier during a USO stop in Afghanistan. (Video on ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  15. Jimmy Smith not up to Ravens' standards

    Jamison Hensley

    Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith told reporters last week he is going through a boxing regimen to get in the best shape of his NFL career. It's focusing on conditioning drills and the speed bag. So, no sparring is involved. "I feel great, I...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  16. Sports and pain, lessons and limits

    Jeff MacGregor

    Is pain a means to grace? To clarity? Is it an "instrument for perfecting" ourselves? Where's the line between the instructive and the destructive? What are sports meant to teach?

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013