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  1. Grantland Dictionary: Sportscasting Edition

    Bryan Curtis

    Last year, I compiled a Devil's Dictionary of Sportswriting. Since then, Grantland has added more glossaries covering the NHL, MLB, and professional wrestling, among others. But Ambrose Bierce, who wrote the original Devil's Dictionary, mi...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  2. The day Merchant met Mandela

    Dan Rafael

    As a sports columnist, author and broadcaster, Larry Merchant has spent the better part of 60 years conducting interviews with a who's who of boxing luminaries, not to mention all of the other famous figures he dealt with during his newspaper days. ...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  3. Tissues needed at Gatti-Ward screening

    Michael Woods

    Tissues were needed during Wednesday night's screening of "Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward" at HBO's headquarters in Manhattan. For me, the tears started to fall during footage of Arturo Gatti's daughter Sofia reading off the plaque honor...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  4. Merchant, Sheridan: Together at last

    Dan Rafael

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- One of the best parts of hitting the road to cover fights is getting a chance to spend time with old friends in the business. That was the case Saturday morning when I had breakfast at the fight hotel with two broadcasting legends...

    Blog | October 05, 2013
  5. Is a Mayweather Loss Whats Best for Boxing?

    Eric Raskin

    On June 16, 2012, a week after the Tim Bradley–Manny Pacquiao decision that launched every conspiracy theory short of a fourth judge on the grassy knoll, HBO broadcaster Larry Merchant uttered possibly the most perfect quote I've heard in my 16...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  6. Will we see Pacquiao-Marquez 5?

    Michael Woods

    Many, if not most, fight fans expected Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez to renew their rivarly this fall, and were eager to see if Pacquiao could shrug off the KO loss at Marquez's hands last December. But Marquez threw us a curveball, deciding...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  7. Merchant needs to see more from Ghost

    Michael Woods

    Larry Merchant was pleasantly surprised by Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero in the Californian's last outing, a decision win over Andre Berto on Nov. 24. In that bout, he proved to many that he's no blown-up lightweight, that he possesses the strength and...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  8. Merchant likes Mayweather over Guerrero

    Michael Woods

    I'd have had no idea that Larry Merchant, the New York native who was cemented to the HBO lead analyst chair for 35 years until moving on at the end of 2012, had any sort of history with Floyd Mayweather -- but I know better. One of the most surpr...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  9. Dempsey heads list of NYSBHOF inductees

    Michael Woods

    More than 300 people attended this past Sunday's second annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York, as 20 inductees from the Class of 2013 were honored. ...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  10. History shows karma goes hand-in-hand with controversy

    Nigel Collins

    The fate of fighters who win titles controversially has been checkered at best, and their first defense has frequently been their last. Is that where Timothy Bradley is heading when he faces Ruslan Provodnikov?

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  11. Merchant to reunite with Foreman

    Dan Rafael

    Hall of Fame broadcaster Larry Merchant, a ringside staple of HBO broadcasts since the 1970s, retired at the end of 2012. Former heavyweight champ George Foreman was one of his longtime broadcast partners on HBO before leaving the network several yea...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  12. Focusing too much on business of boxing takes spotlight off what ...

    Nigel Collins

    While boxing media coverage traditionally focused exclusively on what happened inside the ropes, the recent trend of reporting too much on the business end of things has hurt the sport.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  13. Merchant on Floyd-to-Showtime

    Michael Woods

    So, is this a game changer? Floyd Mayweather (43-0 with 26 KOs) jumping ship from HBO, for whom he has worked with since 1997, to Showtime. Does this actually change things for the boxing world as a whole, or just for Floyd, as it's just another enti...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  14. What If ... Roy Jones Jr. had remained a heavyweight in 2003?

    Brian Campbell

    What if Roy Jones Jr. had remained a heavyweight after beating John Ruiz for a title in 2003? Might his superhuman reputation have held up in the division and changed how we remember him today?

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2013
  15. Five things from Nonito Donaire-Jorge Arce and others

    Brian Campbell

    Five things we learned from Nonito Donaire-Jorge Arce, Amir Khan-Carlos Molina and Saturday's other fights.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2012
  16. About Last Night: Loose Ends

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. According to sources, the seven Catholic, non-FBS basketball schools in the Big East plan to leave the conference. Josh Hamilton and the Los Angeles ...

    Blog | December 14, 2012