Two deaths a chilling reminder of the perils that lurk in the ring | Bryan Armen Graham

Boxing should not be abolished but it may need reform from within after a tragic week There are no easy answers for the tragedies that have rocked professional boxing over the past week. The Argentinian junior welterweight Santillan died on Thursday from injuries suffered during last Saturdays fight against Uruguays Eduardo Javier Abreu in the Buenos Aires, becoming the second fatality in four days after Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors picks. Death in the ring is statistically rare but there is no question boxing is the most dangerous pastime despite a perception as the tamer alternative to the often grisly spectacle of mixed martial arts and the head-to-toe violence it purveys to a generally younger …

Bart Starr, quarterback who led Packers to five NFL titles, dies aged 85

Bart Starr, the quarterback who helped establish the Green Bay Packers as the finest NFL team of the 1960s, has died Bart Starr, the quarterback who helped establish the Green Bay Packers as the finest NFL team of the 1960s, has died. He was 85, and had been in failing health since suffering a serious stroke in 2014. We are saddened to note the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Bart Starr, read a statement from Starrs family. He battled with courage and determination to transcend the serious stroke he suffered in September 2014, but his most recent illness was too much to overcome. While he may always be best known for his success as the Packers quarterback …

How the Carolina Hurricanes hit back against the NHL’s war on fun

The Canes have taken a stand in the name of silliness, and have ended up winning a battle of values in a league that often takes itself too seriously Among the unexpected victors emerging from upset the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Washington Capitals, and swept their next opponents, the New York Islanders, to move on to the conference final. These jerks are playing good hockey. The only problem? These jerks and their fans are apparently having too much fun. Throughout the regular season, the Hurricanes (who squeezed into the first wildcard slot with a 46-29-7 record) turned their post-games into a rally. It duck-duck-goose, mock bowling, as well as, uh, Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) The Quidditch Celly November 19, 2018 …