• NFL star, boxer Charlie Powell dies in California

    September 2, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Charlie Powell, the San Diego sports all-star who was one of the first black NFL players and who later became a boxer and fought Cassius Clay, has died. He was 82.His brother Jerry tells U-T San Diego ( ) that Powell died early Monday at a San Diego hospital after being treated for dehydration following a collapse at a hotel on Friday.

  • 9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

    September 2, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.Will they line up for pictures with a sculpture of real hometown champion Joe Frazier?