Updated 9:55 am PDT, Wednesday, July 3, 2019 FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2010 file photo, Bill Carpenter, then a member of the school committee, speaks during an open forum on the city's heroin epidemic at a school committee meeting in Brockton, Mass. Carpenter, who was elected as Brockton's mayor in 2013, died Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Brockton. He was 62. (Tim Correira/The Enterprise via AP, File) less FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2010 file photo, Bill Carpenter, then a member of the school committee, speaks during an open forum on the city's heroin epidemic at a school committee meeting in Brockton, Mass. ... more Photo: Tim Correira, AP Photo: Tim Correira, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2010 file photo, Bill Carpenter, then a member of the … [Read more...] about Bill Carpenter, 3-term mayor of Brockton, dies at 62
Pacquiao ready for crucial stage of trainingWBA regular welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is ready to enter the most crucial stage of his training for his coming fight with American “super” 147-pound belt-owner Keith Thurman set July 20 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. “Manny’s 80 percent prepared to move into the next phase of our program chief trainer Buboy Fernandez pronounced on Thursday, two days before Team Pacquiao flies to Los Angeles where the build up program will resume following a three-week camp in Manila. Strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune, though, had a more modest assessment of the eight-division world titlist’s status, saying, “Manny’s 70 percent in shape to undergo a more rigorous procedure in his preparations.”“Yeah, he’s more than ready,” Fortune assured in a separate interview with this writer before enplaning to LA that day ahead of the team to pave the way for training n at the Wild … [Read more...] about Pacquiao ready for crucial stage of training
ON THIS DAY 1914: Joe Louis, one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, was born. Louis first won the world title in 1937 by beating James J Braddock and made 25 defences over 11 years. He retired in 1948 but changed his mind, eventually quitting for good after losing to Rocky Marciano in 1951. Louis died in 1981. 1950: The first Formula One world championship race took place at Silverstone. Italy's Giuseppe Farina won the event, called the British Grand Prix, in an Alfa Romeo from team-mate Luigi Fagioli. 2005: Sprinter Mark Lewis-Francis was given a public warning by UK Athletics after testing positive for cannabis. 2006: Liverpool won the FA Cup, beating West Ham 3-1 on penalties after the match finished 3-3 following extra-time at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. 2007: Sheffield United were relegated from the Premier League on goal difference after losing 2-1 to Wigan. West Ham, who had been fined but not deducted points over the signings of Carlos Tevez and Javier … [Read more...] about VIDEO: On This Day
Alan Dawson, provided by Published 9:36 am CST, Saturday, March 9, 2019 Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Anthony Joshua is the UK equivalent of Floyd Mayweather, a Sky Sports executive told Business Insider. The heavyweight champ's inner circle expect him to obliterate his Brooklyn-born opponent Jarrell Miller in June, win over the American public, and conquer the U.S. market. His promoter, Eddie Hearn, told us that Joshua is "the perfect athlete." So perfect, he could become incredibly rich and earn a billion, just like Mayweather. But Joshua has an advantage that Mayweather never had — Joshua campaigns in the heavyweight division, the weight class that has traditionally been the focal point of all combat sports. Joshua could bring glamour back to the heavyweight landscape and become as prominent as Roger Federer, LeBron James, and Lionel Messi. In the coming years, Joshua can transform from a millionaire to a billionaire. Floyd Mayweather's reputation … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua’s team told us how they’re planning to make him even bigger than Floyd Mayweather in the U.S.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Emily Sweeney Globe staff January 25, 2019 The recent news of Josh Gordon’s suspension from the National Football League broke the hearts of New England Patriots fans and sparked widespread debate on social media about the issue of addiction and rehabilitation. Of course, we’ve seen this story play out before. Professional athletes and celebrities fighting addiction in the media spotlight isn’t anything new. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Darryl Strawberry, and Mickey Mantle all sought treatment at the Betty Ford Center. Lindsay Lohan later went there, too. There’s no question that the media attention they received at Betty Ford’s namesake clinic raised public awareness about the perils of addiction and helped erase some of the stigma associated with substance abuse treatment.But long before the Betty … [Read more...] about Ideas