I feel unexpectedly calm on the drive back to my hometown, Honaker, Virginia, tucked deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. From my house in Atlanta, it's a 6½-hour trip -- but it's also almost two decades in the making. I'm going home to tell my truth.
Ali-Frazier. Leonard-Duran. Gatti-Ward. Zale-Graziano. Most of boxing's great rivalries produced three memorable fights, trilogies of spectacular action. They were entertaining fights that demanded sequels, then sequels that demanded sequels. Rare is the case when it takes a fourth fight to satisfy the fighters, the fans and the press.
Manny Pacquiao will take a slight weight advantage into his fourth fight with Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas Saturday.
Europe will stage its own "Olympics" in 2015, the region's 49 member committees voted on Saturday. The Azerbaijan capital of Baku will host the first European Games, with around 15 sports to be on the program for the event -- which will be held "in spring or early summer" according to the European Olympic Committees website.
Amateur football games across the Netherlands have been canceled this weekend in tribute to a volunteer soccer official whose beating death allegedly by teenage players has shocked the country.
The European Tour is continuing its global expansion by targeting what it calls "one of the world's biggest golf markets." It has launched a Japanese version of its official website -- the first in a non-European language following French, German and Spanish ones.