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Boxers Canelo Alvarez (L) and Erislandy Lara face off onstage prior to the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Keidel: From Cuba To Canelo, Erislandy Lara 12 Rounds From ‘American Dream’

If boxing is to save its vitality, it needs vital boxers to fight each other. Seems simple enough, an athletic algorithm that serves the sport and its fans.

07/11/2014

Boxer Erislandy Lara speaks onstage during the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara on May 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Erislandy Lara ‘Chopped’ Alvarez’s Pride To Get The Fight

From fiction to reality, the underdog often chirps until he’s champ. So it is with Erislandy Lara. While technically the champion here and universally respected as a fighter, Lara has little of Canelo’s cash or cachet, and just a fraction of Canelo’s traction among the media.

07/11/2014

Canelo Alvarez, former WBC & WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, trains during an open workout at the House of Boxing Gym July 1, 2014 in San Diego, California. (credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Canelo Alvarez On His Fight Against Erislandy Lara

On July 12, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Erislandy Lara are fighting in Las Vegas. While technically not a title fight, it’s considered the de facto championship bout at 154 lbs.

07/10/2014

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Netflix vs. Premium Cable: Who Will Win At The Emmy Awards?

With 14 Emmy nominations, the once little mail order provider turned online streaming network, Netflix, has officially made it to the big leagues. Its original productions of “House of Cards” and “Arrested Development” are up against top cable shows including “Game of Thrones” and “The Newsroom” from HBO and “House of Lies” from Showtime.

08/22/2013

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Showtime Executive Hints At “Dexter” Spinoff

Showtime’s president is hinting that a “Dexter” spin-off may be forthcoming. The serial killer drama starring Michael C. Hall is in its eighth and final season.

07/31/2013

TV announcer Warren Sapp during DIRECTV's 3rd Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl at Progress Energy Park, Home of Al Lang Field on January 31, 2009 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images for DIRECTV)

Sapp Out Of Showtime’s “Inside The NFL”

Warren Sapp is out as an analyst on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” after CBS and Showtime declined to renew the former defensive tackle’s contract.

05/28/2012

Former Vice President Dick Cheney prepares to speak at the Gerald R. Ford Foundation's annual Journalism Awards on June 1, 2009 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Showtime Making Documentary About Dick Cheney

The Showtime television network says it is preparing a new documentary on former Vice President Dick Cheney.

01/13/2012

Jim Rome

Sports Talk Host Jim Rome Leaves ESPN For CBS

He will host a half-hour weekday show on cable channel CBS Sports Network called “Rome” starting in April.

01/11/2012

Stars To Shine In 'Stand Up 2 Cancer' Telethon

George Clooney, [lastfm]Will Smith[/lastfm] and Gwyneth Paltrow will join an impressive list of stars taking part in Friday’s “Stand Up to Cancer” telethon airing on CBS, Showtime and other broadcast and cable networks. Other celebrities […]

09/09/2010

Stars To Shine In 'Stand Up 2 Cancer' Telethon

George Clooney, Will Smith and Gwyneth Paltrow will join an impressive list of stars taking part in Friday’s “Stand Up to Cancer” telethon airing on CBS, Showtime and other broadcast and cable networks.

09/09/2010