Stories by Tim Dahlberg

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Ex-heavyweight champion Spinks hospitalized

LAS VEGAS - Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks is in a Las Vegas hospital after a second operation for abdominal problems.
By Tim Dahlberg

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Floyd Mayweather's fight with Maidana might have been mistake

Floyd Mayweather Jr. might have boxed himself into a corner by outboxing Marcos Maidana in their rematch. And it might open the door for the fight with Manny Pacquiao that boxing fans have been ...
By Tim Dahlberg

Mayweather Jr. wins unanimous decision

LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jr. refused to allow Marcos Maidana to turn their rematch into a brawl, boxing masterfully to win a 12-round unanimous decision Saturday night in their welterweight ...
By Tim Dahlberg

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Maidana gets second shot at Mayweather

LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jr. saw enough of Marcos Maidana the last time around to know what to expect when they meet tonight in a surprisingly quick rematch.
By Tim Dahlberg

Friday, Aug 8, 2014

Federal judge rules against NCAA in antitrust case

SAN FRANCISCO - A Federal judge on Friday ruled against the NCAA in Ed O'Bannon's antitrust case over the use of athletes' likenesses.
By Tim Dahlberg

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dahlberg: Concussion deal a big win for NCAA

Maybe the people running the NCAA aren't the bumbling idiots everyone has been making them out to be.
By Tim Dahlberg

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Players get more chances to redeem themselves

Barry Bonds is getting a second chance, hardly surprising because baseball is a game of second chances.
By Tim Dahlberg

Monday, June 30, 2014

Trial highlights NCAA changes already underway

A judge is expected to rule on an injunction that would prohibit the NCAA from enforcing rules against paying players for names, images and likenesses (NILs).
By Tim Dahlberg

Thursday, June 19, 2014

NCAA president rails against prospect of pay for athletes

OAKLAND, Calif. - NCAA President Mark Emmert stuck to his contention that amateurism is the core of college athletics, saying any effort to pay players would destroy a framework that has been in ...
By Tim Dahlberg

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Teams from two biggest US cities finally meet again in a major sports final

Thirty three years after the Dodgers won a World Series against the Yankees, L.A. and New York finally meet again. This time it's on the ice.
By Tim Dahlberg

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Settlement to pay college athletes for use in video games

A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded video games.
By Tim Dahlberg

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Flaunting wealth sells fights

LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jr. was talking about his latest baubles, perhaps because even he finds them more interesting than his latest opponent.
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
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