Stories by Greg Beacham

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

New 'Rocky' film does't sugar-coat risk of boxing

New Rocky film maintains the series' delicate balance between depictions of hyper-stylized, brutal fighting and that acknowledgement of the dangers and damage inherent in boxing.
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Rising boxing star has family by her side

Jajaira Gonzalez, 18, has reached unprecedented heights in amateur youth boxing, but the two-time world junior champion's talent is rooted in her family.
By Greg Beacham

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Southern Cal coach ran out of chances

LOS ANGELES - Southern California athletic director Pat Haden defended both his hiring and firing of Steve Sarkisian, saying the troubled football coach had no behavioral missteps until the past ...
By Greg Beacham

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015

Loss to Mexico caps rough year for US men

PASADENA, Calif. — U.S. soccer fans were more numerous than they were four years ago. They were still wildly outnumbered by the Mexican fans who turned the U.S. national team into visitors in ...
By Greg Beacham

Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Rousey will return to ring on Jan. 2

LOS ANGELES - UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will take on former boxing champion Holly Holm in her next bout on Jan. 2.
By Greg Beacham

Friday, July 31, 2015

Rousey welcomes latest challenge

Challenges don't scare Ronda Rousey, who decided to take on foe Bethe Correia on Correia's home turf.
By Greg Beacham

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Tyson sees shades of himself in Rousey

Mike Tyson once dominated boxing in much the same way Ronda Rousey dominates mixed martial arts, overwhelming every opponent in their paths.
By Greg Beacham

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

US women's World Cup victory is celebrated

The home celebrations got underway for the US World Cup winners on Tuesday, in Los Angeles
By Greg Beacham

Sunday, June 28, 2015

English women hopes to inspire a nation with play

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Although they're not yet 30 years old, Jodie Taylor and Steph Houghton have already seen a revolution in English women's soccer. The Lionesses reached a new summit ...
By Greg Beacham

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NHL on verge of changing overtime period

LAS VEGAS - The NHL plans to play three-on-three overtime next season.
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Blackhawks inch closer to third Stanley Cup title in six years

TAMPA, Fla. - Antoine Vermette converted a rebound two minutes into the third period to secure the Chicago Blackhawks' 2-1 win and a 3-2 series lead against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley ...
By Greg Beacham

Friday, June 12, 2015

Offensive stars seek breakthrough in Stanley Cup Final

BRANDON, Fla. - Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos is well aware that he hasn't scored a goal yet in his first Stanley Cup Final. Chicago's Patrick Kane knows how he feels.
By Greg Beacham

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Little has separated for Stanley Cup Final

CHICAGO - Four games deep in the Stanley Cup Final, all that's clear is just how little separates the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
By Greg Beacham

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Blackhawks tie up series with Lightning

CHICAGO - Brandon Saad and the Chicago Blackhawks finally broke through Tampa Bay's rookie goalie and then barely hung on to even up the Stanley Cup Final.
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Lightning even series with Blackhawks

Jason Garrison scored the tiebreaking power-play goal with 11:11 to play, rookie goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy relieved Ben Bishop twice to earn the victory, and the Lightning beat the Chicago ...
By Greg Beacham

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Blackhawks' supporting cast is strong too

The Chicago Blackhawks, who leads the Stanley Cup Finals 1-0, are going for third title in six seasons because they're much more than a cluster of stars.
By Greg Beacham

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Late flurry lifts Blackhawks in Game 1

TAMPA, Fla. - After 53 minutes of scoreless frustration, the Chicago Blackhawks needed less than two minutes more to roar back on top in the Stanley Cup Finals opener.
By Greg Beacham

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Young Tampa Bay is out to end Chicago's run

TAMPA, Fla. - The Chicago Blackhawks headed south this week to secure a dynasty, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are the only obstacle left.
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Blackhawks advance to Stanley Cup Finals

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jonathan Toews scored two goals in the opening minutes, Corey Crawford made 35 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks roared into the Finals with a 5-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks ...
By Greg Beacham

Friday, May 29, 2015

Blackhawks, Ducks have been here before

One year after the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks both exited the playoffs with a loss in a seventh game, they're facing off in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals on tonight at ...
By Greg Beacham
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