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  1. Giant Killers - VCU provides blueprint on how to spot NCAA tourna...

    Jordan Brenner

    Giant Killers returns in search of upcoming upsets in the 2012 tournament. In order to look forward, ESPN The Mag looks back at VCU's run to see how the Rams ran to the Final Four and which underdogs could beat the odds this season.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2012
  2. MLB Draft Blog: College and high school players battle for the to...

    Jason A. Churchill

    As the draft nears, positional battles are beginning to take center stage. Here are some of the tightest races.

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2009
  3. Blog 33

    Don Steinberg

    Saturday, 11 p.m. ET -- Top Rank 1, Golden Boy, 0 Marco Antonio Rubio surged late to take a split decision over Enrique Ornelas. That's one win for Top Rank over Golden Boy guys in their direct match-ups. Not that anyone is counting. Steven Luev...

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2008
  4. Blog 2

    Don Steinberg

    Thursday, noon ET -- Golden Boy vs. Top Rank "Unstoppable's undercard is coming together: The lords of boxing are planning eight fights before Kelly Pavlik and Bernard Hopkins get ready to rumble (tm) on Saturday night. Golden Boy and Top rank are ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2008
  5. Cotto-Margarito PPV a big hit

    Dan Rafael

    The numbers are not official yet, but everyone associated with last week's tremendous Antonio Margarito-Miguel Cotto welterweight championship fight expects the pay-per-view numbers to be excellent. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum and HBO PPV haven't rel...

    Blog | Conversation | August 02, 2008
  6. Margarito's next opponent won't be Williams

    Dan Rafael

    In the wake of Antonio Margarito knocking out Miguel Cotto last week in a fabulous fight, attention has quickly turned to the next fight for the "Tijuana Tornado." Who will Margarito face next when he returns Nov. 1, the date Top Rank promoter Bob A...

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2008
  7. Blog 37

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Friday, 5:05 p.m. ET -- There's the other guy Not long after seeing Antonio Margarito amble slowly through the casino, I turned a corner while walking along with Lee Samuels, Top Rank's ace PR guy, and who should we bump into but Miguel Cotto and te...

    Blog | Conversation | July 25, 2008
  8. Blog 38

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Friday, 5:30 p.m. ET -- To sell a fight It takes all kinds of little touches to sell a fight. Top Rank has provided each camp with a bus for this fight; one with the image and name of Antonio Margarito on the side, one with Miguel Cotto, and both ad...

    Blog | Conversation | July 25, 2008
  9. Blog 7

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Wednesday, 1 p.m. ET -- Wednesday begins Day 2 of fight week. After spending some time with us yesterday, Cotto went to the Top Rank Gym to work out. While much of the media went to film him in action, I took the chance to spend 15 minutes picking t...

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2008
  10. How can we be excited about Pavlik-Hopkins?

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts... • One of the quotes Top Rank's Bob Arum gave me after he came to terms with Golden Boy's Richard Schaefer for a Kelly Pavlik-Bernard Hopkins fight on Thursday was, "Kelly isn't thrilled with the fight." T...

    Blog | Conversation | July 18, 2008
  11. Arum the optimist

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told me the other day the Manny Pacquiao-David Diaz lightweight title bout did between 225,000 and 250,000 buys on HBO PPV. To put it nicely, Arum is ever the optimist. I ask...

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2008
  12. Vazquez-Arce in November?

    Dan Rafael

    When Top Rank's Bob Arum held a breakfast news conference on Feb. 16 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas to announce a pair of "Latin Fury" pay-per-view cards, the exciting and charismatic Jorge Arce was in the house. One of the fights Arum announced was A...

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2008
  13. From breakfast to brunch

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Saturday, 5:30 p.m. ET -- From breakfast to brunch Top Rank's breakfast buffet at the China Grill was more than adequate. Top Rank video producer Rick Seara seemed to eat most of the bacon while yours truly helped himself to plenty of eggs and potat...

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2008
  14. The son also rises

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET -- The son also rises Top Rank kicked off the "feed-the-media" Saturday smorgasbord with a breakfast meet-and-greet with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The son of J.C. Superstar will be fighting Italian Michele Orlando on Top Rank's t...

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2008
  15. The Bobfather spills his guts

    Dan Rafael

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Top Rank promoter Bob Arum was in a talkative mood as we chatted over bottled water (for me) and coffee (for him) in the deserted media center inside the beautiful Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on Saturday morning. Arum is here h...

    Blog | Conversation | November 17, 2007
  16. Fights we want to see

    Dan Rafael

    Short of having an undisputed heavyweight champion, boxing received some of the best news it could have asked for last week when Bob Arum's Top Rank and Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions reached a settlement of their various lawsuits, includin...

    Blog | Conversation | July 03, 2007