Stories by Tim Dahlberg

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fighter from Kazakhstan on the fast track

LAS VEGAS - The garage of Beibut Shumenov's waterfront mansion is filled with brand-new boxing gloves he likes to collect. There's a hyperbaric chamber in the master closet, and weights and ...
By Tim Dahlberg

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Northwestern players face a long road ahead

While Northwestern football players are scheduled to vote later this month on whether to let the Steel­workers represent them for better compensation, health insurance and work conditions, it ...
By Tim Dahlberg

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Labor union ruling comes at a bad time for the NCAA

They're battling in courtrooms, and could one day meet over a bargaining table. About the only things the two sides in the debate over big-time college athletics agree on is that things are changing.
By Tim Dahlberg

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dahlberg: Gravy train might be coming to an end

Everyone profits but the players in big-time NCAA athletics, but that might be about to change.
By Tim Dahlberg

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

US officials defend Sochi Olympic performance

SOCHI, Russia - The speedskaters flopped, and the hockey team was blanked when it mattered most. If it wasn't for some brand new sports, the medal count would be paltry. 
By Tim Dahlberg

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013

Daughter's search for father's voice continues

Leigh Ann Young is searching for a tape with a voice of her father, Verlon Walker, a former major league coach.
By Tim Dahlberg

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Stress of coaching can add up quick in the NFL

Being a coach in the NFL isn't necessarily an automatic ticket to the emergency room. But the hospitalization of two coaches on one midseason weekend is a scary reminder that the pressure can be a ...
By Tim Dahlberg

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

Gay boxer ready for first title bout

LAS VEGAS - Orlando Cruz won the fight of his life when he came out last year as the first openly gay fighter in boxing. Now he's in a fight of another kind, a championship battle Saturday night.
By Tim Dahlberg

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

Dahlberg: Boxing lost another star of golden era

When Muhammad Ali, Ken Norton and others were pounding each other in the ring for two decades, it was the zenith of heavyweight boxing - they were as they are remembered today, young and magnificent.
By Tim Dahlberg

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

Ex-heavyweight champion Ken Norton dies

LAS VEGAS - Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and then lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, died Wednesday at a local care facility, his son said. He ...
By Tim Dahlberg

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013

Mayweather still on top of his game

The end of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s career is in sight, because even the best fighter of his era can't beat Father Time.
By Tim Dahlberg

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013

Mayweather, Alvarez make weight

Floyd 'Money' Mayweather and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez both made the contracted 152-pound catchweight for their fight. Mayweather was under the limit at 150.5 pounds, while Alvarez, the bigger man, ...
By Tim Dahlberg

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Dahlberg: Promoter says Mayweather-Alvarez will break records

If Golden Boy Promotions' Richard Schaefer is right, "The One" boxing mega-event this weekend between Floyd "Money" Mayweather and young Mexican star Canelo Alvarez will break pay-per-view records.
By Tim Dahlberg

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Player has fond memories at Muirfield

GULLANE, Scotland - Gary Player returned to Muirfield on Tuesday to reminisce about winning his first Open here in 1959.
By Tim Dahlberg

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Dahlberg: Russians vow security will be prepared for games

Despite pledges by Russia to make the games "the safest Olympics in history,'" it's also the biggest target imaginable in a region unsettled by an Islamist insurgency.
By Tim Dahlberg

Friday, June 14, 2013

Tiger still likes his chances

When asked if he liked his chances at the U.S. Open heading into the weekend, Tiger Woods didn't hesitate to answer, "Yes."
By Tim Dahlberg

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Dahlberg: Replay can't fix umpire ignorance, arrogance

Take heart, baseball fans. Expanded instant replay is on its way, though it might not be the game-changer the sport needs.
By Tim Dahlberg

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Dahlberg: Mayweather shows he still has it

Floyd Mayweather Jr. painted a boxing masterpiece only he could produce in his bout with Robert Guerrero on Saturday night.
By Tim Dahlberg

Friday, May 3, 2013

Lead-up to Mayweather-Guerrero bout gets personal

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero have traded personal barbs in the lead-up to Saturday's welterweight title fight in Las Vegas.
By Tim Dahlberg

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013

Dahlberg: It's senseless to fight sports betting

LAS VEGAS — The reaction of America's biggest sports leagues to attempts to legalize sports betting in New Jersey is laughable.
By Tim Dahlberg