November 4, 2005 |
No item struck greater fear into the hearts of movie reviewers everywhere than the recent announcement that Sylvester Stallone intends to return as that renowned Philadelphia pug Rocky Balboa in "Rocky VI." Don't get me wrong: I was a big fan of "Rocky." And maybe future generations able to forget the namesake sequels that came after it will once again deem it one of the great film flukes of all time.
March 14, 2007 |
Sylvester Stallone faces a stiff fine for allegedly trying to bring vials of a muscle-building hormone into Australia, where it is restricted. Lawyers for Stallone, the 60-year-old star of the "Rocky" and "Rambo" movie franchises, represented him in a Sydney court on Tuesday where he faces one charge of importing a banned substance.
December 7, 2007 |
LAS VEGAS -- Before the British invasion of fans arrived and started narrowing the odds by swarming the sports books, Floyd Mayweather Jr. stood as more than a 3-1 favorite to defeat England's Ricky Hatton on Saturday night. The thinking by the majority of astute boxing observers is that Mayweather is too fast for Hatton in all aspects, notably counter-punching, footwork and defense.
June 19, 2008 |
Barkley saw loss coming Charles Barkley made one of his many appearances on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Tuesday. This time, TNT colleagues Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson Jr. were with him. The show tapes at 4 p.m., so it was a couple of hours before Game 6 of the NBA Finals. At the NBC Studios, Barkley was asked about that night's game. "Boston is going to win big," he said. "The Lakers don't deserve to win. They haven't been playing with any sense of urgency.