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Steel Curtain team items top encyclopedic sale

BOHEMIA, N.Y. — Leland’s March 17 auction, with 1,278 lots, but a ton of lots in what must be a three-pound catalog, features a vast collection of Pittsburgh Steelers jerseys from the Terry Bradshaw era. Dwight White, Rocky Bleier, L.C. Greenwood, Rod Woodson —...

“Hahaha”: Plastic Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets get $100-$230

The plastic, wear-it-around-your-neck ticket for the May 2 between Mayweather and Pacquiao was selling online between $100 and $230, according to a report by business sports reporter Darren Rovell. The ticket shown on his twitter feed carried a price of $2,500, so owners of...

Moneyman banks 48th win

Manny Pacquiao lost the pre-fight stare down and lost the fight in the ring as well. Floyd Mayweather connected on a higher percentage of punches; and the boxers won their auditions for Dancing with the Stars with a 12-round dance off. Pacquiao thought he’d won the fight. “He...

Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston gloves from ‘Phantom Punch’ fight

NEW YORK — Did Ali just have lightning quick hands or did Sonny Liston take a dive? Heavily favored in the Big Bear’s fight with Muhammad Ali in 1965, the stunning first round KO in Lewiston, Me., produced one of the most unforgettable frozen moments in sports, certainly in the...

‘Rumble in the Jungle’ Ring is Stolen

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo — Barthelemy Bosongo, manager of Tata Raphael Stadium, where “the Rumble in the Jungle” was held 40 years ago, reports that the ring used for the fight was stolen. A “leading” sports official of the country formerly known as Zaire, told...