Nelson Mandela, Former Boxer and Fan of the Sweet Science
Dec06

Nelson Mandela, Former Boxer and Fan of the Sweet Science

With news of Nelson Mandela’s death becoming a headline story all across the globe, many are searching for unique bits of information and insight on the man. Well, many do not know that Nelson Mandela was himself a former boxer, and also a great fan of the Sweet Science. Mandela’s most famous sporting ties may be to rugby, and the inspirational way he helped to unite his country via the Springboks, recently portrayed in...

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Will Typhoon Haiyan Affect Manny Pacquiao for Upcoming Fight Against Brandon Rios?
Nov11

Will Typhoon Haiyan Affect Manny Pacquiao for Upcoming Fight Against Brandon Rios?

Manny Pacquiao is deep in training camp, preparing for his upcoming November 23 fight against Brandon Rios. However, the Filipino legend could be quite distracted over the remaining two weeks before fight night, as his country deals with a much larger foe, the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, which swept through the island nation leaving devastation and death in its wake. Pacquiao has been training in his hometown of General Santos City....

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Klitschko and Pacquiao as Presidents? What If Boxers Ruled the World?
Oct24

Klitschko and Pacquiao as Presidents? What If Boxers Ruled the World?

Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (45-2, 41 KOs in the ring, 1-2 in elections) has officially declared that he’ll run for the Ukraine presidency in 2015. This follows a stint in the country’s parliament and the creation of his own political party, the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform — UDAR, or “punch”, in Ukrainian — which now holds 42 parliamentary seats, good for the third highest...

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Government Shutdown Deals and Freebies Around Washington, D.C.
Oct01

Government Shutdown Deals and Freebies Around Washington, D.C.

Federal employees in the Washington, D.C., area have been bracing for the worst since rumors of the government shutdown continued to move closer to reality. Now, with the shutdown official and an uncertain timetable for the future, many are preparing for not only a financial burden, but also an open calendar. An array of D.C.-area restaurants, bars, and other establishments have quickly responded, offering food and drink freebies and...

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2013 Presidential Inauguration Balls, Events and Unique Offers in Washington
Jan09

2013 Presidential Inauguration Balls, Events and Unique Offers in Washington

Inauguration Day 2013 falls on Sunday, Jan. 20, with the public ceremony for the 57th presidential inauguration taking place the next day. Over the course of the week, there’s a slew of inauguration balls, unique offers from local restaurants and hotels, and other special events across Washington. Whether you’re a socialite, a staffer on the Hill looking to make an impression, or just want to see what all of the hubbub is...

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