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Boxers Canelo Alvarez (L) and Erislandy Lara face off onstage prior to the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Keidel: From Cuba To Canelo, Erislandy Lara 12 Rounds From ‘American Dream’

If boxing is to save its vitality, it needs vital boxers to fight each other. Seems simple enough, an athletic algorithm that serves the sport and its fans.

07/11/2014

Boxer Erislandy Lara speaks onstage during the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara on May 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Erislandy Lara ‘Chopped’ Alvarez’s Pride To Get The Fight

From fiction to reality, the underdog often chirps until he’s champ. So it is with Erislandy Lara. While technically the champion here and universally respected as a fighter, Lara has little of Canelo’s cash or cachet, and just a fraction of Canelo’s traction among the media.

07/11/2014

Colum McCann (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Charged With Assaulting Author Colum McCann

A Connecticut man has been charged with assaulting novelist Colum McCann last month outside a hotel in New Haven.

07/08/2014

File photo of a police officer with handcuffs. (Photo by RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images)

4 Charged In Fight Taped At Jets-Patriots Game

Four people accused of roles in an altercation caught on video following a New York Jets-New England Patriots game in New Jersey are now banned from all events held at the stadium.

10/23/2013

File photo of a gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Police Say Shelton Dad Paid Teen To Fight Suspected Bully

Shelton police say a 42-year-old father is due back in court in Derby Monday after he was arrested in a May incident which reportedly stemmed from a situation involving bullying.

07/06/2012

File -- A man sits handcuffed.  (credit Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Waterbury Men Due in Court Monday in Street Fight Death

17 year old killed when struck by a vehicle

05/06/2012

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One Dead, One Injured In Fight Following House Party

Hartford Police say one person is dead, another reported in critical condition following a fight outside a three-family home on Maple Avenue where there was a house party Friday night.

02/11/2012

Jamee Jackson, Dave Johnson, Nate Gause (Courtesy Quinnipiac University)

More QU Players Arrested In Campus Fight

Police say three more Quinnipiac University basketball players have been arrested on misdemeanor charges after a September campus fight that injured four students.

12/01/2011

Dustin Pedroia

Sox Prevail in Slugfest Over O’s 15-10

Dustin Pedroia doubled in two runs to spark an eight-run eighth inning, and the Boston Red Sox got home runs from Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Josh Reddick in a 15-10 rout of the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night.

07/19/2011

Two UConn Players Charged with Breach of Peace

STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s place-kicker and a linebacker have been charged with breach of peace after a fight on campus. Kicker David Teggart and backup linebacker Jerome Williams were arrested early Tuesday just after […]

09/28/2010

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