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Prized Fighter

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Wall Street Journal article on the ancient bronze sculpture "Boxer at Rest" that is now on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Prized Fighter

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Wall Street Journal article on the ancient bronze sculpture "Boxer at Rest" that is now on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Tapia - teaser trailer

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Albuquerque-born boxer Johnny Tapia's life was a maelstrom of turmoil. The glory of his punishing ring prowess and handful of world titles across three weight classes forever jockeyed with personal demons: his mother's kidnapping and murder when he was 8, drug addiction, mental illness and suicide attempts. Before the fighter's tragic death last year at the age of 45, director Eddie Alcazar spent time with Tapia researching a biopic. What would become his last interviews are now the beating heart of Alcazar's gripping, elegiac documentary. In it, the bedeviled, soft-spoken champion opens up about the severe ups and downs of a life in which the strategic ferocity of the ring may have been the only true sanctuary for a soul routinely beaten down outside the ropes. 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival

Mike Tyson on Fox & Friends

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Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

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Oddball - Is R. A. Dickey too good to be true?

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It's behind a paywall but there's an R.A. Dickey story in this week's New Yorker. Hit the link for a snippet.

Frank Trigg Pleads Guilty To Charges Of Domestic Battery

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This according to The Dirty - "Last week, on Wednesday, April 17th, Frank Trigg plead GUILTY to charges of domestic battery. In a story first leaked by "The Dirty", Frank was charged with strangling his then wife, Nici. With HIS daughter (her STEP daughter) and ex-wife poised to testify, Frank decided to take the deal that was on the table. He plead guilty to Battery, Domestic Violence. He has to go to anger management classes for the next 6 months and if he stays in line, they will reduce the charges to a lesser charge of battery after that time period. Frank told the D.A. that he was going to put out a Press Release, but nothing has surfaced (which is what I was waiting on before I sent out info)."

"The Trials of Muhammad Ali": Boxing Champ’s Refusal to Serve in Vietnam Was The Fight of His Life

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Director Bill Siegel and executive producer Gordon Quinn join Democracy Now to talk about their new film which premieres tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival.

"The Trials of Muhammad Ali": Boxing Champ’s Refusal to Serve in Vietnam Was The Fight of His Life

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Director Bill Siegel and executive producer Gordon Quinn join Democracy Now to talk about their new film which premieres tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Last Woman Standing trailer

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In 2012, the Olympic Games included women's boxing for the first time in history. But, only three weight categories would be admitted - 51kg, 60kg and 75kg. For two of the world's best fighters, both from Canada, this meant the end of a friendship and the beginning of a fierce rivalry. Last Woman Standing is a feature documentary film that follows world champion boxers and former friends, Ariane Fortin and Mary Spencer, as they fight for an Olympic dream that can only belong to one.

The Atheist Who Strangled Me - In which Sam Harris teaches me Brazilian jiu-jitsu and explains why violence is like rebirth

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Sam Harris talks about his love for BJJ - "Harris began practicing BJJ in earnest in November 2011 and now trains three times a week, often in private sessions with Ryron Gracie, a head instructor at the Gracie Academy, which has locations in Beverly Hills and Torrance, California. Last year, he posted an essay on his Web site about his experience with BJJ, in which he rhapsodized about the pleasures of being nearly "choked out"—squeezed by the neck to the point of almost losing consciousness—or forced to cry uncle when a superior fighter cranks his head or limb in an unnatural direction. (BJJ teaches mercy: before you are maimed or killed, you "tap out," typically by gently touching your opponent’s body to ask him to stop.) Harris likened training with an expert fighter to "falling into deep water without knowing how to swim." He sees BJJ as a cycle of mock death and resurrection, wherein an expert may kill you many times per session. "To train in BJJ is to continually drown—or, rather, to be drowned, in sudden and ingenious ways—and to be taught, again and again, how to swim."

The Grandmaster - US trailer

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The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.

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The American Sniper, some UFC fighters and a bar fight

I just finished reading American Sniper by former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle - he of the alleged punch and run on Jesse Ventura and who was killed earlier this year in his home state of Texas - and...

Behind the Scenes With the Sumo Wrestlers of Japan

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Slate article highlighting the photo gallery of Paolo Patrizi: "Patrizi, who has lived in Japan for the past eight years, was granted access to three different stables for about a month when he became interested in the sport five years ago. His series, "Gentle Giants," shows the sumos at work and during their downtime."

Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez Team For Roberto Duran Pic ‘Hands Of Stone’

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Via Deadline: "Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez have signed on to star in Hands Of Stone, a drama written and to be directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz. Boxing fans will know where we are going from the title. Ramirez will play champ Roberto Duran. De Niro will play his trainer Ray Arcel in a drama that focuses on how each man changed the life of the other.......The focus will be on the Panamanian boxer’s incredible brawls with Leonard, culminating in an inexplicable ending of the famous fight where Duran quit in the ring and cried "No mas," on a night when Leonard was having his way."

Junior - trailer

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With two sharp blows to the head, 23-year-old Jean-Pierre Bauwens Junior sends his opponent straight to the canvas and becomes the WBC youth international boxing champion. Yet this is only a small victory. The eldest of seven kids, four of whom have autism, Junior must now face increasingly tougher opponents to secure a home and a better life for his brothers and sisters. When family tragedy strikes, the pressure mounts and Junior must split his time between the gym and caring for his autistic siblings. “Everything will be alright,” says Junior to his grieving mother. “I know, my child,” she says. “We have one advantage, we have each other.” This stunning documentary, reminiscent of Ken Loach’s social realist style, is a welcomed reminder of the power of documentary to capture real life stories in a raw and unmediated way.

The Glass Arm

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'Since the late nineties, baseball has devised highly specific formulas for crafting lineups and judging players, but keeping the arm of a pitcher from a career-ending injury remains a mysterious, semi-mystical, and very fraught process.'

Up Close: Dominican Blue Jays (part 1)

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Baseball in the Dominican Republic is a passion different than in North America. And with up to six new Jays from the region, joining Bautista and Encarnacion, Canada is reaping the benefits.

Mike Tyson, the Gentleman

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Coming up on the next episode of Real Sports on HBO

Inside Major League Baseball's Dominican Sweatshop System

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An article in the March/April Mother Jones magazine investigating MLB's practices in the Dominican Republic. Particularly the death of Yewri Guillén, a prospect in the Washington Nationals organization.

I Beat Mike Tyson - 'Filmmaker Joshua Z Weinstein rediscovers boxer Kevin McBride, raising his...

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I Beat Mike Tyson - 'Filmmaker Joshua Z Weinstein rediscovers boxer Kevin McBride, raising his children in a gritty Boston suburb. Kevinʼs body is deteriorating, yet he compulsively continues to fight.'

I Beat Mike Tyson - 'Filmmaker Joshua Z Weinstein rediscovers boxer Kevin McBride, raising his...

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I Beat Mike Tyson - 'Filmmaker Joshua Z Weinstein rediscovers boxer Kevin McBride, raising his children in a gritty Boston suburb. Kevinʼs body is deteriorating, yet he compulsively continues to fight.'

HBO In Ring With Playtone And Ken Burns For Miniseries On Fighter Jack Johnson

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Via Deadline - "HBO has set Ides Of March screenwriter and playwright Beau Willimon to write Jack Johnson, a miniseries about the life of the first African-American world heavyweight champion. The mini teams Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman and historian and documentary director Ken Burns. To be told in four to six parts, the mini is based on the Geoffrey C. Ward book Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise And Fall Of Jack Johnson, which Burns previously adapted into the Emmy-winning PBS documentary of the same name."

HBO In Ring With Playtone And Ken Burns For Miniseries On Fighter Jack Johnson

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Via Deadline - "HBO has set Ides Of March screenwriter and playwright Beau Willimon to write Jack Johnson, a miniseries about the life of the first African-American world heavyweight champion. The mini teams Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman and historian and documentary director Ken Burns. To be told in four to six parts, the mini is based on the Geoffrey C. Ward book Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise And Fall Of Jack Johnson, which Burns previously adapted into the Emmy-winning PBS documentary of the same name."

Trailer for the upcoming Korean movie 'Fist of Legend' - "A group of middle-aged men take part in a...

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Trailer for the upcoming Korean movie 'Fist of Legend' - "A group of middle-aged men take part in a reality show based on “real fighting”. The prize for the winner is 20 million won."

Danny Garcia vs. Zab Judah teaser

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Danny Garcia vs. Zab Judah teaser

Should Boxing Hall Open Doors To PED Users? Nigel Collins says yes.

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Should Boxing Hall Open Doors To PED Users? Nigel Collins says yes.

Mike Tyson to be on 'Law & Order: SVU'

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"In his TV acting debut, former boxer Mike Tyson is going for some dark, dramatic stuff with a guest starring role on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU. He will play Reggie Rhodes, a murderer on death row whose violent actions may in part be the byproduct of a horrible childhood. His case attracts the attention of Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and defense attorney Bayard Ellis (recurring guest star Andre Braugher) during an SVU investigation."

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