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12/19/20: Canelo Alvarez dominates Callum Smith to win by unanimous decision (live blog)
12/18/20: After feud with Oscar de la Hoya, Canelo Alvarez refocuses on boxing (digital)
12/5/20: After nearly dying, Errol Spence Jr. eager to make most of second chance (digital)
12/2/20: Snoop Dogg launches boxing league, seeking success where others in hip-hop have failed (digital; Spanish)
11/29/20: Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.: Fight ends in a draw after eight rounds (digital)
11/28/20: Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. vow violence despite fight being billed as exhibition (print; digital; Spanish)
11/27/20: Mike Tyson’s latest act in life begins with comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr. (print; digital)
11/17/20: Canelo Alvarez takes on Callum Smith on Dec. 19 in Texas in first fight of post-Golden Boy era (digital)
10/30/20: Leo Santa Cruz witnessed ‘a miracle’ amid pandemic; now he plans to shock the world (print; digital)
3/17/20: Roger Mayweather, former boxing champion and uncle to Floyd Jr., dies at 58 (digital)
3/14/20: Because of coronavirus, Nevada commission suspends combat sports (digital)
3/3/20: Sergey Kovalev to fight Sullivan Barrera in Indio (digital)
3/1/20: Deontay Wilder versus Tyson Fury rematch set to take place in July (print; digital)
2/25/20: Deontay Wilder claims costume weight fatigued his legs in loss to Tyson Fury (digital)
2/22/20: Tyson Fury defeats Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight title (print; live blog)
2/20/20: Deontay Wilder’s costumes are as legendary as his knockout punches (print; digital)
2/13/20: Boxer Ryan Garcia ready for big stage: ‘There will be blood’ (print; digital)
1/25/20: Making her Bellator debut, Cris Cyborg stops Julia Budd in the fourth round (print; digital)
1/24/20: Cris Cyborg makes Bellator debut after nasty split with UFC, with sights set on fourth title (digitalSpanish)
Tyson Fury addresses mental health as he prepares for rematch with Deontay Wilder (print; digital; video; Spanish)
Ryan Garcia gets his chance for a featured fight against Francisco Fonseca (digital)
12/28/19: Deontay Wilder to fight Tyson Fury in rematch Feb. 22 in Las Vegas (print; digital)
12/21/19: Daniel Jacobs forces Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to quit in his corner in five rounds (digital)
12/20/19: Tony Harrison and Jermell Charlo will finally stop talking and start fighting (print; digital)
12/20/19: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. can’t shake controversy as he attempts to resurrect his career (print; digital)
12/19/19: Mikey Garcia sets Feb. 29 date against Jessie Vargas in Texas with Matchroom Boxing (print; digital)
12/14/19: Terence Crawford wrestles with legacy, as his three sons stake claim in wrestling (print; digital)
12/13/19: Vergil Ortiz Jr. is on verge of breakthrough but must focus on Brad Solomon (digital)
12/7/19: Andy Ruiz weighs in as an even heavier underdog against Anthony Joshua (print; digital)
12/6/19: Andy Ruiz-Anthony Joshua rematch overshadowed by location: Saudi Arabia (print; digital)
12/1/19: Oscar Valdez survives scare from last-minute sub Adam Lopez to claim victory (print; digital)
11/30/19: Too much turkey? Oscar Valdez’s opponent misses weight by a mile (print; digital)
11/27/19: Andrew Cancio ‘ticked off’ after comments trigger Golden Boy Promotions to cut him (print; digital)
11/24/19: Deontay Wilder tops Luis Ortiz to retain his heavyweight title (print; digital)
11/24/19: Leo Santa Cruz wins world title in fourth division (digital)
11/23/19: World champion Andrew Cancio seeks due respect from Golden Boy, sanctioning bodies (digital)
11/23/19: Luis Ortiz working with ex-BALCO head Victor Conte to beat Deontay Wilder (print; digital)
11/23/19: Leo Santa Cruz fights for another world title and takes inspiration from his father’s cancer battles (print; digital)
11/22/19: Deontay Wilder doesn’t let anything prevent his transformation into the Bronze Bomber (print; digital)
11/2/19: Jorge Masvidal defeats Nate Diaz at UFC 244 but is frustrated by ending (digital)
11/2/19: UFC 244: Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal eager to wage war on each other (print; digital)
11/1/19: Top Rank card in Carson swings praise, and punches, toward Canelo Alvarez (digital)
11/1/19: Boxing and MMA go head-to-head as fight season gets underway (digital)
11/1/19: UFC 244: Nate Diaz doesn’t have to fight, but what would he do? (print; digital)
11/1/19: Ryan Garcia wants to prove value — and doubters wrong — after roller coaster year (print; digital)
10/28/19: Carlos Vela produces Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev series for LeBron James’ Uninterrupted (digital)
10/25/19: From London to Reno, four unbeaten boxers seek breakthroughs (digital)
10/24/19: Canelo Alvarez looking to crush Sergey Kovalev, win title in fourth division (digital)
10/4/19: Gennady Golovkin wants Canelo Alvarez, will face Sergiy Derevyanchenko instead (print; digital)
10/4/19: UFC 243: Robert Whittaker returns from sidelines to face rising star Israel Adesanya (print; digital)
9/29/19: Errol Spence Jr. survives Shawn Porter’s pounding to win welterweight titles (print; digital)
9/28/19: Deontay Wilder to fight Luis Ortiz in rematch Nov. 23 in Las Vegas (digital)
9/28/19: Errol Spence vs. Shawn Porter card could crown young champions (print; digital)
9/28/19: Bellator 228: Juan Archuleta challenges Patricio Freire for featherweight title (print; digital)
9/26/19: Can Errol Spence be the next Floyd Mayweather Jr.? (print; digital)
9/25/19: Shawn Porter wants to shock Errol Spence and bring winning ways back to Cleveland (print; digital)
9/23/19: Brian Ortega to fight ‘The Korean Zombie’ in UFC’s final show of 2019 (digital)
9/20/19: Canelo Alvarez engulfed in a real-life telenovela as he preps to fight Sergey Kovalev (print; digital)
9/15/19: Jaime Manguia dominates in TKO victory over Patrick Allotey (print; digital)
9/14/19: Ryan Garcia won’t fight on Saturday’s undercard after his opponent gets arrested (digital)
9/14/19: Jaime Munguia and Erik Morales combine to form Team Tijuana (print; digital)
9/14/19: Canelo Alvarez will move up two divisions to fight Sergey Kovalev on Nov. 2 (print; digital)
8/16/19: Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic highlights UFC 241 from Anaheim (print; digital)
8/17/19:  UFC 241: Stipe Miocic knocks out Daniel Cormier to regain heavyweight belt (print; digital)
8/16/19: Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic highlights UFC 241 from Anaheim (print; digital)
8/16/19:  Banc of California Stadium evokes site’s Sports Arena past to host its first boxing match (print; digital)
8/10/19: Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz rematch will be in Saudi Arabia (printdigital)
8/10/19: Jaime Munguia, Ryan Garcia to headline Sept. 14 fight card in Carson (digital)
7/30/19:  Canelo Alvarez’s next opponent approved (print; digital)
7/19/19: Caleb Plant fights for his late mother and daughter as he forges path as world champion (print; digital)
7/17/19: Canelo Alvarez decides to skip September fight this year (digital)
7/16/19: Boxing legend Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker dies after being struck by a car (printdigital)
6/26/19: Vergil Ortiz Jr.’s one-punch power, KO streak put to test against Antonio Orozco (digital)
6/22/19: Andrew Cancio retains title with early knockout over Alberto Machado (print; digital)
6/21/19: Andrew Cancio balances world championship boxing and a SoCal Gas job. It’s not easy (print; digital)
4/21/19: Danny Garcia dominates Adrian Granados for seven rounds in TKO victory (print; digital)
4/20/19: Danny Garcia faces a trap fight when taking on journeyman Adrian Granados on Saturday (print; digital); Syndicated to Baltimore Sun and South Florida Sun Sentinel





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On-air TV reports:

2018 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship

Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner Fight

Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury Fight Report From Staples Center




Los Angeles now has a Super Bowl team, but does anyone care?

Brilliant Red Sox crush Dodgers to win fourth World Series in 15 years

Leo Santa Cruz outslugs Abner Mares in potential fight of the year

George Groves hoping for third time lucky as world title shot draws near


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Summer Entertainment Guide







2015 Summer Entertainment Guide (28-pages; LA Times)
LA Time (52-pages; LA Times)
Tribune Time (32-pages; Chicago Tribune)

Special Print Travel Sections For LA Times

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Urban, wilderness surprises await in Alberta (Canada)
Western Canada’s gourmet trail (Canada)
Tourists bask in Baja (Mexico)
Boutiques bloom in the desert (Palm Springs)
Spring Travel Insider (International)
New Year, New Destinations (International)


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Hoag Classic Special Section (print)
Las Vegas Guide (print; digital
Rock in Rio 
(12 pages; LA Times)
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade (36-pages, The Daily Pilot)
Best of Burbank (40 pages; Burbank Leader)
Best of Glendale (20 pages; Glendale News-Press)

Digital Content Campaigns

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DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket (LA Times)



How Manny Pacquiao Trains at 40 Years Old Like He’s 20 ;
Story also re-published on Yahoo!, and aggregated on FOX Sports

I followed the Filipino fighter from up close throughout his entire training camp and even went running with him to see how boxing’s generational superstar still does it at 40 ahead of his toughest fight in years.

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Randy Moss keeps promise to cancer survivor by handing her diploma at graduation
The WR befriended 2 year-old Kassi Spier as a Vikings rookie in 1998 and kept a longtime promise.

NFL Draft picks on the road to greatness
Seven players — one for each round of 2015 NFL Draft — to track as they attempt to forge a successful career.

Quarterbacks Bryce Petty, Brett Hundley pegged as backups
Notable draft picks from Rounds 4 through 7 of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Miami Dolphins unveil $400 million plan for Sun Life Stadium
The stadium will go through a renovation to enhance the fan experience. Team owner Stephen Ross is privately funding the initiative.

Eric Dickerson: St. Louis Rams belong in Los Angeles
Randy Moss: I’ve always stood in Tom Brady’s corner
Vereen: Brady told my parents I’d have big Super Bowl game
Jack Steadman, former Kansas City Chiefs GM, dies at 86
Bills suspend OL coach Aaron Kromer for first six games
Pats receive Super Bowl XLIX rings
Bruce Irvin: I would love to be in Seattle 

Marshawn Lynch boots ball into orbit
Tebow visits Pacquiao in camp
Tom Brady continues to own Facebook
Beckham Jr. throws down windmill dunk
Browns sign No. 12 pick Shelton to 4-year, $11.7M deal
Adrian Peterson absent at Vikings OTAs
Sherman: I wish football was an Olympic sport
Wilson: If it’s $25M or $1.5M, I’ll be ready to go
Ben Heeney achieves childhood dream by making NFL
Jeff Heuerman tears ACL
Eagles exercise Cox’s contract option
Broncos, Demaryius have ‘significant gap’ on new deal 
Junior Galette won’t need pectoral surgery
Cushing has three surgeries
2015 Forecast: Minnesota Vikings
Harrison to pick between Steelers, Titans
A.P. critiques Vikings’ play-calling
Manning sticking with ‘Omaha!’
Fans unite in support of homeless 49ers fan
Wilson, Texas Ranger
Steven Jackson: I ‘believed my own hype’
Don Jones disciplined for tweets
RGIII loses the knee brace
Saints sign Jean-Baptiste
Vikings re-sign Simpson
Crocker signs with Minnesota
Nixon misses team flight, declared out
Werner, Gray inactive for AFC Championship Game
Inside Training Camp Live
Bowman undergoes surgery
Levitre has appendix removed
Giants sign Idonije
Casillas re-signs with Bucs

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Feature Profile Print Stories (click for PDF)

Andre Agassi: Hall of Fame tennis player (Read in Russian)
Jerry Tarkanian: Hall of Fame UNLV basketball coach (Read in Russian)
Zach Bogosian: Defenseman for the Winnipeg Jets (Read in Russian)
Trent Edwards: Buffalo Bills starting quarterback
Yura Movsisyan: Soccer player
Jim Michaelian: Founder of Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Matt Vasgersian: MLB Network host and broadcaster
Tim Kurkjian: ESPN baseball reporter and analyst
Arthur Abraham: World champion boxer (Read in Russian)
John Sarkisian: Founder and CEO of SKLZ
Bryan Srabian: San Francisco Giants’ director of digital media
Ara Vartanian: Sports agent
Sooren Derboghosian: UCLA basketball player
Plastic Magic: Science behind the mouth guard

Geoffrey Zakarian: Food Network Iron Chef (Read in Russian)
Alex Yemenidjian: Owner of Tropicana Casino Las Vegas
Haig Kelegian: Owner of five Southern California casinos
Platinum Motorsports: Auto restyling brand (Read in Russian)
Mike Israyelan: Owner of Muse Lifestyle Group
Alex Seropian: Creator of Xbox video game “Halo” (Read in Russian)
Donna D’Errico: Baywatch Actress and Playboy Playmate
George Duran: Celebrity chef
Peter Musurlian: Emmy Award-winning producer
Industrial Toys: Mobile video game startup

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Viktor Postol stuns Lucas Matthysse with 10th round KO to claim WBC title
Postol convincingly dominated the heavy favorited Argentinean.

Antonio Orozco reaches contender status with decision victory over Humberto Soto
Orozco came away with the hard-fought unanimous decision in the classic youth-versus-experience showdown.





After TKO victory, Danny Garcia has Pacquiao in his sight (Philadelphia Inquirer; print)

Julian Williams looks to build his portfolio — in boxing ring and in real estate (Philadelphia Inquirer; print)

Philly boxer Stephen Fulton gets title shot after rising from ‘The Bottom’ (Philadelphia Inquirer; print)

Danny Garcia wants Pacquiao next (Philadelphia Daily News; print)




The 24 Best Kobe Bryant Rap References

Interview: Warren G Reflects On “Regulate” 25 Years Later

5 Things We Learned From MTV’s 1995 Tupac Shakur Interview

All HipHop DX stories can be found here.

My Pilgrimage to Kirk Kerkorian’s Final Resting Place
A reflective piece about the Las Vegas pioneer and one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

Los Angeles Clippers Honor Armenian Community With Heritage Night
The Clippers paid tribute to the million-plus Armenians who reside in greater in the city.




Inside the Training Camp of Manny Pacquiao

Boxers Throw Their Mats in the Ring with Yoga

Leo Santa Cruz has 2020 Vision on Fighting Gervonta Davis

All Premier Boxing Champion stories can be found here.



Mayweather-Pacquiao Money Trail Leaves Mixed Bag Of Emotions 5 Years Later

Israel Vazquez Fights For His Life As He Deals With Broken Body From Brutal Wars 

Freddie Roach has found the next Manny Pacquiao

All Boxing Scene stories can be found here.






Sergey Kovalev could be Buddy McGirt’s best reclamation project 

Jaime Munguia wants to make star leap with new trainer Erik Morales 

Ryan Garcia waits in the wings to become a household name in boxing

All Ring Magazine stories can be found here.


Andy Ruiz weighs in as an even heavier underdog against Anthony Joshua



Andrew Cancio retains title with early knockout over Alberto Machado


Mario Barrios wins WBA title, San Antonio’s first championship in 25 years




Kobe Bryant’s 10 Greatest Moments Ever

Every NBA Team’s Best Duo Ever

Projecting The NFL’s 2020 All-Decade Team

The 10 Greatest Athlete Comebacks In Sports History, Ranked

10 NBA Players Who’ve Already Punched Their Hall Of Fame Ticket

The NFL’s Most Prolific Position Groups

Lakers Need Everything To Go Right To Win NBA Title

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Penciled to lose, Manny Pacquiao relishes underdog role

At age 40, Manny Pacquiao embarks on unknown path with last act

Pacquiao’s killer instinct is back, yet he plans to kill Mayweather with kindness

Can Nonito Donaire avoid the Axe Man’s chopping block?

Nonito Donaire must pick up the pieces?


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Next Step Up
A preview of Vanes Martirosyan’s fight against Demetrius Andrade.

The Rodeo Must Go On
A preview of Vic Darchinyan’s fight against Nonito Donaire.

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Barry Bittersweet
My run-in with all-time home run king Barry Bonds.

What would you do for a Dodgers game?
Back when writing about sports wasn’t a full-time job, I had to do everything and anything to watch a playoff game.

For an archived list of Daily Sundial stories, click here.

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The People’s Champ
Vic Darchinyan is the littlest grown man you’ve ever seen, but the Lord of the Fly’s is arguably one of the biggest names buzzing around in boxing.

L.A. Kings Honor Armenian Community during Heritage Night
Staples Center celebrated its 20th anniversary of opening its arena doors when the Kings took on the Buffalo Sabres by also hosting Armenian Heritage Night




Gennady Golovkin Begins New Chapter Of Life With DAZN (In Russian)

Gennady Golovkin Takes Center Stage On Cinco De Mayo (In Russian)






Former NFL player Chris McCain makes MMA debut
Chad George bids farewell to MMA with retirement fight
Brian del Rosario makes comeback after motorcycle accident
Jack May defends heavyweight title
Jared Papazian marks MMA return 
LXF 1 lights up Los Angeles

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