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By Maria Elena Fernandez and Maria Elena Fernandez,Los Angeles Times | February 22, 2007
ABC announced the cast for the fourth season of Dancing With the Stars yesterday, and if you thought it couldn't get any more interesting than Emmitt Smith and Jerry Springer, you were very, very wrong. The new season returns March 19 with a two-hour show that will pit Laila Ali, the undefeated world champion boxer and daughter of Muhammad Ali, against Heather Mills, the estranged wife of Paul McCartney, who is the first contestant who will compete with an artificial limb - a leg. The two fighters - Mills is an activist for animal rights and elimination of the use of land mines - will also compete against singer Billy Ray Cyrus, NBA all-star Clyde Drexler, actor Vince Pastore of The Sopranos, supermodel Paulina Porizkova, Olympic gold medalist Apolo Anton Ohno, actor and musician Joey Fatone, Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey and TV talk-show host Leeza Gibbons.
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By Maria Elena Fernandez and Maria Elena Fernandez,Los Angeles Times | February 22, 2007
ABC announced the cast for the fourth season of Dancing With the Stars yesterday, and if you thought it couldn't get any more interesting than Emmitt Smith and Jerry Springer, you were very, very wrong. The new season returns March 19 with a two-hour show that will pit Laila Ali, the undefeated world champion boxer and daughter of Muhammad Ali, against Heather Mills, the estranged wife of Paul McCartney, who is the first contestant who will compete with an artificial limb - a leg. The two fighters - Mills is an activist for animal rights and elimination of the use of land mines - will also compete against singer Billy Ray Cyrus, NBA all-star Clyde Drexler, actor Vince Pastore of The Sopranos, supermodel Paulina Porizkova, Olympic gold medalist Apolo Anton Ohno, actor and musician Joey Fatone, Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey and TV talk-show host Leeza Gibbons.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2004
Laila Ali had trouble getting up for tonight's fight with Nikki Eplion in Bowie until her rival's trash talking at Wednesday's news conference. "I'm your very worst nightmare," said the statuesque 6-foot-1 woman with blond hair. Looking straight into the eyes of Muhammad Ali's youngest of seven daughters, Eplion promised a knockout victory, its payoff yielding a home and helping send her two children to college. It was one of the rare times during a 16-0 career that Ali was beaten to the punch, but like her legendary father, she was quick to counter.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2005
WASHINGTON - In the mixed martial arts, which incorporates wrestling, jiujitsu and boxing, Erin Toughill rates among the world's best. Her Web site depicts her knocking out and even breaking the limbs of opponents. And at an earlier news conference, she told Laila Ali she would kick her "butt." But after nearly three rounds in the boxing ring with Ali at MCI Center last night, a bloody and badly beaten Toughill didn't look so tough. With her father, Muhammad Ali, looking on, Laila Ali scored a third-round knockout of Toughill (6-2-1)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2005
WASHINGTON - In the mixed martial arts, which incorporates wrestling, jiujitsu and boxing, Erin Toughill rates among the world's best. Her Web site depicts her knocking out and even breaking the limbs of opponents. And at an earlier news conference, she told Laila Ali she would kick her "butt." But after nearly three rounds in the boxing ring with Ali at MCI Center last night, a bloody and badly beaten Toughill didn't look so tough. With her father, Muhammad Ali, looking on, Laila Ali scored a third-round knockout of Toughill (6-2-1)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2005
WASHINGTON - In the mixed martial arts, which incorporates wrestling, jiujitsu and boxing, Erin Toughhill rates among the world's best. Her Web site depicts her knocking out and even breaking the limbs of opponents. And at an earlier press conference, she told Laila Ali she would kick her "butt." But after nearly three rounds in the boxing ring with Ali at Washington's MCI Center last night, a bloody and badly beaten Toughill didn't look so tough. With her father, Muhammad Ali, looking on, Laila Ali scored a third-round knockout of Toughill (6-2-1)
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By Andy Knobel | October 31, 1999
Ready for Ali-Frazier IV? Heavyweight champions Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier tested the limits of human endurance in three classic matchups in the 1970s, Ali winning twice. Now, like "Star Trek," the rivalry could be extended to the next generation. "If Laila Ali wants a piece of me, I'll kick her butt," said Jacquelyn Frazier-Lyde, one of former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier's 11 children. "Just let me know when, where and for how much money. I'll be there." Frazier-Lyde, responding to a question from the Philadelphia Daily News, issued the challenge to the 21-year-old daughter of Muhammad Ali after Laila Ali's pro boxing debut Oct. 8. Laila, fighting as a super middleweight, knocked out April Fowler, who was counted out 31 seconds into the first round in Verona, N.Y. Frazier-Lyde, 37, was the captain as a forward for American University's basketball team in the early 1980s, and she claims to still pack a mean wallop.
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January 6, 2000
Horse racing Bruise keeps Prado off Gulfstream mounts; `Appeal' victorious Edgar Prado, the nation's winningest jockey the past three years, did not ride his scheduled mounts yesterday at Gulfstream Park in southern Florida. Prado, who lives in Howard County, suffered a bruised right foot Monday when Shamrock City, his mount in Gulfstream Park's opening-day stakes, threw him and stepped on his foot. Prado rode Shamrock City to a third-place finish in the Appleton Handicap but then limped back to the jockey's room and took off his final mount.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2004
He's a future Hall of Famer and one of his era's best pound-for-pound boxers, but Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson of Washington also says he's one of the sport's most under-exposed, unappreciated and underpaid. "It's been a career where, far too often, the big fights didn't happen," said the husband and father of eight who turns 33 on Aug. 13. "It's been frustrating and disgusting at times." But one of the sport's all-time greatest flyweight (112 pounds) champions is poised for the lucrative payday he has been longing for. During Wednesday's news conference at the Greenbelt Marriott promoting tonight's non-title fight against Paulino Villalobos (23-24-2, 14 knockouts)
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April 23, 2000
Boxing Dedicating fight to father, Laila Ali victorious in China Laila Ali, fighting where her father never did during his much-traveled career, proved a big hit, just like Muhammad Ali was wherever he boxed. "I did it for you, Dad," Ali said yesterday in Guangzhou, China, after stopping prison guard Kristina King in the fourth round. Ali brought the biggest name in boxing to town and was the undisputed star of a show that featured heavyweight Andrew Golota. Golota stopped Marcus Rhode in the third round -- almost knocking him out of the ring as Rhode went down for the fourth time.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2005
WASHINGTON - In the mixed martial arts, which incorporates wrestling, jiujitsu and boxing, Erin Toughhill rates among the world's best. Her Web site depicts her knocking out and even breaking the limbs of opponents. And at an earlier press conference, she told Laila Ali she would kick her "butt." But after nearly three rounds in the boxing ring with Ali at Washington's MCI Center last night, a bloody and badly beaten Toughill didn't look so tough. With her father, Muhammad Ali, looking on, Laila Ali scored a third-round knockout of Toughill (6-2-1)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | April 17, 2005
The two fighters had not met, even though Heather Schmitz trained at the Front Range Boxing Academy in Boulder, Colo., 60 miles from Becky Zerlentes' Hard Knocks Gym in Milliken. But they began talking during a weigh-in four days before the Golden Gloves championships scheduled for the following Saturday in Denver and realized how much they had in common. "They shook hands, got to know each other, really hit it off," said Jeanne DePriest, chairman of officials for Colorado Golden Gloves, who witnessed their bonding while handling the weigh-in.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | April 13, 2005
WASHINGTON - Mike Tyson didn't threaten to eat anyone's children; instead, he snuggled with three of his own on stage. The former world heavyweight champion didn't offend any women; instead, he thanked his ex-wife, Monica Turner, for "being in my corner and taking care of my kids." And when it was time to stand next to his future opponent for a photo, Tyson neither attacked him nor offered a menacing glare. Instead, he shook his hand, calling the remarks of 6-foot-6 Kevin McBride "real cute."
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2004
He's a future Hall of Famer and one of his era's best pound-for-pound boxers, but Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson of Washington also says he's one of the sport's most under-exposed, unappreciated and underpaid. "It's been a career where, far too often, the big fights didn't happen," said the husband and father of eight who turns 33 on Aug. 13. "It's been frustrating and disgusting at times." But one of the sport's all-time greatest flyweight (112 pounds) champions is poised for the lucrative payday he has been longing for. During Wednesday's news conference at the Greenbelt Marriott promoting tonight's non-title fight against Paulino Villalobos (23-24-2, 14 knockouts)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2004
Laila Ali had trouble getting up for tonight's fight with Nikki Eplion in Bowie until her rival's trash talking at Wednesday's news conference. "I'm your very worst nightmare," said the statuesque 6-foot-1 woman with blond hair. Looking straight into the eyes of Muhammad Ali's youngest of seven daughters, Eplion promised a knockout victory, its payoff yielding a home and helping send her two children to college. It was one of the rare times during a 16-0 career that Ali was beaten to the punch, but like her legendary father, she was quick to counter.
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April 23, 2000
Boxing Dedicating fight to father, Laila Ali victorious in China Laila Ali, fighting where her father never did during his much-traveled career, proved a big hit, just like Muhammad Ali was wherever he boxed. "I did it for you, Dad," Ali said yesterday in Guangzhou, China, after stopping prison guard Kristina King in the fourth round. Ali brought the biggest name in boxing to town and was the undisputed star of a show that featured heavyweight Andrew Golota. Golota stopped Marcus Rhode in the third round -- almost knocking him out of the ring as Rhode went down for the fourth time.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | April 13, 2005
WASHINGTON - Mike Tyson didn't threaten to eat anyone's children; instead, he snuggled with three of his own on stage. The former world heavyweight champion didn't offend any women; instead, he thanked his ex-wife, Monica Turner, for "being in my corner and taking care of my kids." And when it was time to stand next to his future opponent for a photo, Tyson neither attacked him nor offered a menacing glare. Instead, he shook his hand, calling the remarks of 6-foot-6 Kevin McBride "real cute."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | April 17, 2005
The two fighters had not met, even though Heather Schmitz trained at the Front Range Boxing Academy in Boulder, Colo., 60 miles from Becky Zerlentes' Hard Knocks Gym in Milliken. But they began talking during a weigh-in four days before the Golden Gloves championships scheduled for the following Saturday in Denver and realized how much they had in common. "They shook hands, got to know each other, really hit it off," said Jeanne DePriest, chairman of officials for Colorado Golden Gloves, who witnessed their bonding while handling the weigh-in.
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January 6, 2000
Horse racing Bruise keeps Prado off Gulfstream mounts; `Appeal' victorious Edgar Prado, the nation's winningest jockey the past three years, did not ride his scheduled mounts yesterday at Gulfstream Park in southern Florida. Prado, who lives in Howard County, suffered a bruised right foot Monday when Shamrock City, his mount in Gulfstream Park's opening-day stakes, threw him and stepped on his foot. Prado rode Shamrock City to a third-place finish in the Appleton Handicap but then limped back to the jockey's room and took off his final mount.
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By Andy Knobel | October 31, 1999
Ready for Ali-Frazier IV? Heavyweight champions Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier tested the limits of human endurance in three classic matchups in the 1970s, Ali winning twice. Now, like "Star Trek," the rivalry could be extended to the next generation. "If Laila Ali wants a piece of me, I'll kick her butt," said Jacquelyn Frazier-Lyde, one of former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier's 11 children. "Just let me know when, where and for how much money. I'll be there." Frazier-Lyde, responding to a question from the Philadelphia Daily News, issued the challenge to the 21-year-old daughter of Muhammad Ali after Laila Ali's pro boxing debut Oct. 8. Laila, fighting as a super middleweight, knocked out April Fowler, who was counted out 31 seconds into the first round in Verona, N.Y. Frazier-Lyde, 37, was the captain as a forward for American University's basketball team in the early 1980s, and she claims to still pack a mean wallop.
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