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SI.com: Chris Mannix: Three things we learned from Wednesday's women's boxing semifinalsupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 14:56:00

LONDON -- Three thoughts from Wednesday's women's boxing semifinals:

SI.com: Chris Mannix: Having assured herself bronze, Flint teen Shields takes aim at goldupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 00:05:00

LONDON -- She hopped, skipped and shook her arms on the way to the ring, a surly look on her face, pure defiance in her eyes, a female Rocky Balboa headed to face Ivan Drago, Swedish edition. The 5-foot-9 Claressa Shields didn't have any business beating the 6-foot-1 Anna Laurell, a two-time world champion with more than a decade of international experience. Most times, Shields said, a big fighter will beat a small fighter.

SI.com: Ben Fowlkes: Did Silva find a real opponent in Griffin?updated: Sat Aug 08 2009 02:39:00

UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva isn't simply in search of a new challenge when he moves up in weight to fight Forrest Griffin at UFC 101 in Philadelphia this weekend. What he needs is someone who will give him an actual fight. He needs an opponent who can knock him out of his current holding pattern and force him to be the exciting finisher he used to be. He needs a Rocky Balboa to his Apollo Creed, to put it in terms that Philly can understand, and he needs it now.

SI.com: Michael Bamberger: For these fans, it was a Lucky night updated: Sun Oct 26 2008 13:59:00

PHILADELPHIA -- The Bank can only hold 45,000 fans. So the real ball-watching goes on in the bars and the pubs and the taverns, hundreds upon hundreds of them, all over the city, plus hundreds more in the suburbs and over in South Jersey.

Clinton: 'Rocky' and I aren't quittersupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 17:17:00

Sen. Hillary Clinton embraced the role of underdog and vowed not to quit as she and her rival in the Democratic presidential contest, Sen. Barack Obama, stumped across Pennsylvania on Tuesday.

'Meet the Spartans'updated: Mon Jan 28 2008 13:52:00

The guys who brought you the 'Scary Movie' franchise are back with a send-up of '300.' CNN's JD Cargill reports.

SI.com: Chris Mannix: Tarver's make or break boutupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 12:56:00

DENVER -- Sitting in my hotel room, I can't help but be impressed by the tape I'm watching of Antonio Tarver.

SI.com: Jack McCallum: Phillies lost in the shadowsupdated: Thu Oct 04 2007 11:54:00

And so there they were, ready to plant their red and white flag square in the cold, cruel collective heart of Philadelphia sports fans from the Great Northeast to South Street. Yes, it was the perfect time for the Philadelphia Phillies to become the kings of Rocky Balboa City, at least for a while. The NFL Eagles are temporary toast. Their coach looks more catatonic than usual, their quarterback is getting little support for his charges of racism, their record is an anemic 1-3, and it's a bye week, for heaven's sake. No football unless you count Temple, which you should not.

Rocky fights Serb village's cornerupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 06:47:00

A Serbian village is hoping to channel some of Rocky Balboa's fighting spirit with a 10-foot-tall statue of the fictional boxer portrayed by actor Sylvester Stallone.

SI.com: Now it's my serveupdated: Fri Feb 23 2007 12:05:00

Make way for a woman's touch! Lisa Raymond is one of the most successful doubles players in the world. Over a 13-year pro career, the Philadelphia-area native has won 61 doubles titles, including a career Grand Slam. She and her current partner, Australian Samantha Stosur, are currently ranked No. 1 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. Lisa will check in from time to time with SI.com to rap about her career, life on the tour and other tennis news and notes.

SI.com: Vintage formupdated: Tue Jan 09 2007 12:44:00

To hear Rockets swingman Tracy McGrady tell it, his rather quiet start to the season had nothing to do with his balky back or having lost a step.

CNNMoney: Will Rocky Balboa land a knockout punch?updated: Wed Dec 13 2006 11:13:00

Yo! I have a confession to make. I love Rocky, the fictional pugilist from South Philly.

FSB: Sandwich Superheroes Philadelphia's cheese-steak kings have fought for more than 30 years. Now they can't imagine life without eupdated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

Phone rings in Frank Olivieri's office (a desk, a couch, a filing cabinet, and a door opening onto a concrete stoop in South Philadelphia), and Olivieri picks up. "Tell me where you are, and I'll t...

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