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Former world heavyweight champion Michael Dokes, 54, has died after losing his battle with liver cancer.
Tapia was crazy, but he could still fight when he made his York Hall debut
Accused of appropriating rap music, Yauch likened it to the Rolling Stones playing the Blues
Should we be jealous of Rory McIlroy, multi-millionaire golfer, reigning US Open champion and – as of Sunday – the planet's number one player? Probably not.
My earliest food memory... It goes back to Devon, where we used to go during the holidays, and mum making plum ice-cream and brown-bread ice-cream. We also used to scramble around the rocks and pick mussels and boil them up in the evening. As a child, my mum [the cookery writer Josceline Dimbleby] didn't teach me how to cook – she would always shoo us out of the kitchen because she was trying to write detailed notes – but she really taught me how to eat, which is much more important.
The photographer tells James Lawton the story behind one of the most iconic images of Muhammad Ali
New York's Madison Square Garden, a name more closely associated with basketball giants and rock 'n' roll legends, is again holding a sell out crowd this week. But the stars of the show are Jack, the Yorkshire Terrier, and 2,499 of his friends.
David Haye has been challenged to move on from the grubby aftermath of his facile win over Audley Harrison by signing a deal to fight Vitali Klitschko in a world heavyweight title unification bout.
Amir Khan has been warned by trainer Freddie Roach to expect a trickier WBA light-welterweight title challenge from Paulie Malignaggi tomorrow night than Dmitriy Salita gave him last December.
Beauty pageants may be relics of a bygone era, but the canine counterpart is more popular than ever, as evidenced by the sellout crowds who packed Madison Square Garden for the first day of the Westminster Kennel Club's annual dog show.
A rowdy live album from 1967 which was not actually captured at New York's Madison Square Garden and therefore should not have been subsumed by booming audience mayhem – it was actually recorded in a nightclub in New Jersey.
Giovanni Trapattoni is hoping to win the psychological battle as he attempts to guide his side to World Cup play-off victory over France.
Madison Square Garden New York, US
4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York; www.thegarden.com; 001 212 465 6741
Madison Square Garden's claims to being the world's most famous arena is no idle boast. This is the venue that hosted John Lennon's last ever public performance (right), back in 1974. The ex-Beatle had struck an agreement with Elton John that if their duet, "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" made it to No 1, then he would appear onstage with Elton. So, on Thanksgiving Day the pair appeared together at the Garden to play three songs. The venue initially opened in 1879 on Madison Avenue (hence the name) for bicycle racing. It's been through three incarnations since then, with the most recent one built on top of Penn Station in 1968.
Unbeaten Welshman should heed the shocking decline in Jones and retire, writes James Lawton in New York
Joe Calzaghe believes he answered his critics last night when he outclassed Roy Jones Jr at Madison Square Garden.
It didn't matter that Cab Calloway was no longer around to make the music, nor Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, or that Sugar Ray Robinson was not to be seen waving from his pink Cadillac after another beautiful performance downtown in Madison Square Garden.