Authorities have identified the Twitter user accused of posting violent threats against the Longacre Theater, New York Police Comissioner Ray Kelly said Wednesday.
The NYPD says it plans to subpoena Twitter to reveal the identity of a user who claimed on the social networking site to be planning an attack on a Broadway theater.
LAS VEGAS -- Sometime next week Floyd Mayweather will cash a check for something in the neighborhood of $32 million. Later, when all the pay-per-view buys are counted, he will deposit another check -- and another, and another -- pushing his total purse for Saturday night's fight against Miguel Cotto (9 p.m. ET, HBO PPV) to well over $35 million. Just another day at the office for Mayweather, the most financially successful athlete in sports.
ESPN made the first pick of the 2012 NFL Draft back in January, when it enlisted multi-platinum rapper Nas to provide music for the network's coverage. The Queens, N.Y., native is reworking two of his new songs with Austin guitarist Gary Clark Jr., for prospect highlight packages and to be used coming in and out of commercials.
MUNICH -- The steam poured off Vitali Klitschko's oatmeal, vanishing only after being buried under a pile of fresh fruit and cooled with a splash of skim milk. Eat right, drink right, train right; these are the rules Klitschko has lived by, from his early days as an amateur kickboxer to his current reign as the WBC heavyweight champion. The silver hairs outnumber the dark ones on his head now, but there still isn't an ounce of fat on his 6-foot-7, 243-pound frame.
Evander Holyfield's resume includes a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympics and victories over all-time greats like Mike Tyson (twice), Riddick Bowe, George Foreman and Larry Holmes. He is the only four-time heavyweight champion in history. A little more than a decade ago, he was one of the 10 most famous athletes on the planet.
Mike Tyson talks with Brooke Baldwin about his respect for Joe Frazier's boxing career and the legacy he leaves behind.
It's lights out for embattled Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison.
It's been an interesting year for Charlie Sheen. From getting fired from his gig on "Two and a Half Men" to flooding Twitter with non-sensical ramblings (#winning anyone?), and most recently, appearing on the Emmys to wish his old co-stars good luck, he's had his share of ups and downs. And tonight, he got called out for them.
John Lovitz, Mike Tyson and others build the actor up, even as they tear him down
We have gone eight long, Eddie Chambers- and Hasim Rahman-filled years since the last meaningful heavyweight fight. That was 2003, when Lennox Lewis and Vitali Klitschko squared off in a rock-'em, sock-'em brawl in Los Angeles that abruptly ended when the ringside doctor declared the Ukrainian challenger couldn't continue because of a cut above his left eye so deep you could almost see bone.
Warner Bros. filed court papers on Monday indicating they intend to digitally alter the tattoo on Ed Helms' character's face when "The Hangover Part II" is released on home video, according to court documents. Tattoo artist S. Victor Whitmill, who gave Mike Tyson the Maori-style tattoo that the film references, sued the company for copyright infringement.
CNN's first sports anchor, Nick Charles, speaks about his life, his work and the people he's leaving behind.
Nick Charles looks into the camera, as he's done thousands of times before. Except he's not calling a boxing match for sports fans around the world.
The big show. Those were the words former unified heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis chose to describe a boxer's seminal moment, a fight that defines his career. Lewis says his came in 2002, against Mike Tyson, when Lewis won a one-sided fight that ended with the once feared Tyson lying battered and bruised on the canvas.
From Mike Tyson to innovative technology, take a look at some photos from CNN's time at SXSW.
Pigeons have been a part of Mike Tyson's life from before he threw his first punch. The former heavyweight champion says he owns "about 2,500" of the birds in various locations all over the country. Now, in the six-part documentary series Taking On Tyson, which premieres Sunday (10 p.m. ET/PT, Animal Planet), the 44-year-old Tyson will go beyond just raising the birds into the highly competitve world of pigeon racing, where specially bred "racing homers" are trained to cover a specified distance at the highest velocity.
The other day I was talking to someone who has known BJ Penn for a long time and who compared him to Mike Tyson, not because he is a pigeon fancier, or broke, or mentally ill, but because there was a time when Tyson ran his own camp and consequently found himself among people who lacked the knowledge or standing to force him to work harder than he wanted to, and make sound choices. A fighter who never hears the word no is one certain not to live up to his gifts.
For the first three or four minutes of any fight, there aren't a whole lot of guys scarier than Vitor Belfort. Fists a-blazing, the Brazilian comes charging out of the gates like an angry bull with dinner reservations.
The boxer's wife Lakiha gave birth to Morocco Elijah Tyson in Nevada
Two men are arrested for burglarizing the rapper's Connecticut mansion - and indulging in his alcohol
1. The year of Pacquiao. Already boxing's most exciting fighter, Manny Pacquiao became a global phenomeon in 2010, penetrating the American sporting mainstream like no Asian-born athlete in history. He's won major sanctioning-body titles in eight different weight classes, nearly half of the sport's 17 divisions. He was the subject of a 60 Minutes profile in November, less than 12 months after being named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people. He was elected to Congress in the Philippines in May and named Fighter of the Decade by the Boxing Writers Association of America in June. He won as many fights at Cowboys Stadium (two) as the full-time tenants won football games during the whole 2010 season. He sings, he acts. He fights Shane Mosley on May 7.
The International Boxing Hall of Fame will announce its 2011 inductees Tuesday at noon. As a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America, I cast my first Hall of Fame ballot in November. Here's what it looked like:
It's only a cameo, but the former president shot his scene in Bangkok
The last time Brett Favre missed an NFL start, Bill Clinton was the governor of Arkansas. Think about that. The man earns his living as a human piñata, but he never misses a day of work.
Gaming history was made 25 years ago this month when the Nintendo Entertainment System debuted October 18, 1985, at FAO Schwarz in New York.
The beleaguered actor is doing a Mike Tyson-esque appearance in the sequel, a source says
Two decades after pummeling Nintendo Entertainment System owners into submission with classic boxing title "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!," former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is returning to the video game ring.
Chances are you had no idea a boxer from Brooklyn was challenging for the heavyweight title on Saturday in Germany.
More than a year after the tragic death of his daughter, the former boxing champ will become a father again in January
Florida Senate candidate Jeff Greene is a billionaire real estate investor who has spent millions to fund his primary campaign against fellow Democrat, Rep. Kendrick Meek. Now, one week before Florida's primary elections, Greene is preparing to spend his money on a lawsuit against two Florida newspapers if they don't publish lengthy retractions to damning articles they recently published about Greene.
Mike Tyson stories in the SI Vault
Floyd Mayweather will cement his position as the most bankable boxer in the world in Saturday night's non-title welterweight fight against fellow American Shane Mosley in Las Vegas.
At the age of 47, boxing legend Evander Holyfield is still hoping to become the world heavyweight champion for a record fifth time.
Tim May covered Buster Douglas' upset of Mike Tyson for the Columbus Dispatch, where he's worked since 1976.
James "Buster" Douglas engineered perhaps the most shocking upset in sports history opposite Mike Tyson on Feb. 11, 1990. Twenty years later, many boxing fans are still trying to comprehend what happened that afternoon in Tokyo.
Before considering what happened on Feb. 11, 1990, in Tokyo -- that moment summed up so memorably, and yet so inadequately, by Sugar Ray Leonard on HBO as "Unbelievable!" -- cast your mind back to Atlantic City less than seven months earlier.
Prosecutors decline to file charges against the boxer and a photographer due to insufficient evidence
SI.com selects the best (and worst) sports movies, TV shows, books and blogs of the 2000s.
Unlike Mark McGwire, I'm here to talk about the past. Specifically, I'm here to talk about the best sports quotes of the 2000s, which I've broken down by a series of categories: The News, The Rants, The Asterisks (anything performance-enhancer related) and The Funny.
On Saturday, in Newcastle, England, two fighters will clash for the WBA light-welterweight world title.
It may come down to a tale of the videotape.
The boxer and a photographer tell differing versions of their scuffle at LAX
The celebrity photographer who had a scuffle with Mike Tyson at a Los Angeles airport terminal said he kept a "respectful" distance as he followed the former boxing champ and his family.
The boxer and paparazzo, who suffered a cut forehead, both accuse each other of battery
"Because if I know, then there might be a blame for it," says the boxing champ
The actress was only a year older than Rihanna is now when Mike Tyson assaulted her
In Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" (out Friday) -- a simultaneous tribute to and deconstruction of war movies and '40s noir -- a special unit of Jewish-American soldiers is sent behind enemy lines to spread shock and awe among German troops in Nazi-occupied France.
"It was a dark moment in my life," the champ says of the tragedy involving his 4-year-old
These lists are not mere compilations of all-time bests in their respective sports but all-time bests at quickening the pulse and evoking a visceral response from those fortunate enough to have witnessed their artistry.
I have never had many feelings about Andy Roddick. It always seemed to me that there are athletes you love and athletes you despise, athletes you respect and athletes you fear, athletes who can turn games into beautiful events and athletes who can turn your stomach inside out because you so badly want them to lose. And these are the ones you remember.
The ex-heavyweight champ & Lakiha Spicer wed two weeks after his daughter's death
"But, man, what else can happen to him?" says Tyson's LaLa Vazquez
The child had been on life support after accidentally choking herself with a cord
Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter dies after a treadmill accident. In a CNN exclusive, Larry King has more.
The 4-year-old daughter of former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson died Tuesday, a day after she was injured in a treadmill accident at her home, police in Phoenix, Arizona, said.
The boxing champ issues a statement about this "difficult time" as his 4-year-old daughter remains on life support
The four-year-old daughter of boxing legend Mike Tyson was in "extremely critical condition" after she was injured in a treadmill accident at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, police said.
The boxer's 4-year-old daughter found with cable around neck in tragic accident, according to Phoenix police
For children of the '80s, there's never been an athlete who captured the imagination quite like Mike Tyson. It wasn't just his electric peek-a-boo style or arresting combination of strength, hand speed, accuracy and coordination; it was his unprecedented air of indestructibility. But deep within history's youngest heavyweight champion laid a fear that's the undercurrent of James Toback's riveting new documentary, Tyson, out in theaters Friday after a hearty reception on the festival circuit.
In the five years I have spent covering boxing, I have had a few of what I like to call "cringe moments." I cringed when greedy promoters paraded a battered and broken Mike Tyson into the ring for fight after fight, even though he was little more than a shell of his former self. And he had a history of biting people.
Two documentaries at this year's Cannes Film Festival dealt with sporting legends.
The Screening Room takes a look at why ex-boxer Mike Tyson and football legend Diego Maradona are in Cannes.
1966 Mike Gerard Tyson is born.
Evander Holyfield has raised the prospect of a rematch of his infamous world heavyweight title fight with Mike Tyson despite both men being into their 40s.
No need to travel to Farmington, Conn., to check out 50 Cent's place. He'll gladly show you around the mammoth property, now on the market for $18.5 million, Thursday night on MTV's Cribs.
Mike Tyson walks out of Tent City, an open-air jail, after serving a 24-hour term for a DUI conviction.
Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 3. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer. For more essays, click here.
Adapted from The Last Great Fight by Joe Layden. Copyright (c) 2007 by the author and reprinted by permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.
Last week SI writer Richard Deitsch interviewed Buster Douglas for the magazine's Q&A. The 47-year-old former heavyweight champion -- he stunned Mike Tyson in 1990 -- is launching a career as an actor. Here are additional excerpts from their conversation:
Editor's note: We asked SI.com writers to share their memories from the best game they've ever seen. Here are their stories:
Editor's note: We asked SI.com writers to share their memories from the best game they've ever seen. Here are their stories:
The 52-room mansion that rapper 50 Cent has called home for more than three years, an estate once owned by boxer Mike Tyson, is up for sale.
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson appeared in court in Texas on Thursday and learned that he will go on trial on August 20 on charges of drug possession and driving under the influence of drugs.
In his work as a personal financial adviser, Brian Jones' philosophy can be summed up in a few words: Don't be like Mike.
Four-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield will return to the ring in March as he bids to round off his career by becoming undisputed world best again.
Trevor Berbick, who lost his heavyweight title to Mike Tyson and was the last boxer to fight Muhammad Ali, was found dead in a church courtyard in his hometown, police said. He was 52.
Former world boxing champion Jeff Fenech has pleaded not guilty to stealing three watches worth A$327 ($240).
Guests at a British boxing dinner for former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson launched into a mass brawl.
Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has tipped the scales at 233 pounds for his non-title fight against Irishman Kevin McBride on Saturday.
Vitali Klitschko will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Britain's Danny Williams in Las Vegas on December 11.
Ever since I beat Mike Tyson my mobile phone hasn't stopped ringing.
World heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will make the first defense of his WBC title against Britain's Danny Williams in New York on December 11, it was announced on Thursday.
British heavyweight Danny Williams faces Oleg Maskaev on October 9 in London in his first fight since last month's knockout of ex-world champion Mike Tyson.
British boxer Danny Williams returned to London on Monday a week after his knockout of Mike Tyson seeking a showdown with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.
Mike Tyson, once the most feared fighter in the world, must now seriously consider if he has a future as a boxer after suffering a fourth round knockout by unconsidered Briton Danny Williams in Kentucky.
Mike Tyson will climb back into the ring for the first time in 17 months when the troubled and broke former-champion meets British heavyweight Danny Williams.
Mixed signals have emerged from Mike Tyson's camp over the prospects of the troubled former world heavyweight champion returning to the ring this year.
Lennox Lewis on Friday became the first reigning world heavyweight boxing champion to retire since Rocky Marciano.
World Heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis has officially confirmed his retirement from boxing at a news conference in London.
World heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis is likely to announce his retirement at a news conference in London on Friday according to media reports.
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