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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 23: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers runs off the field at the end of the first half against the Minnesota Vikings on November 23, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Keidel: Giving Thanks For Sports

Since we are upon our great day of gratitude, a pretext for gorging on poultry and then taking our swollen torsos to the nearest television for some football, let’s look to sports for reasons to give thanks.

11/26/2014

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

(R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. knocks back Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather took Maidana's title with a majority-decision victory. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Mayweather Escapes With Win Over Maidana

Marcos Maidana did everything Saturday night but beat Floyd Mayweather, taking him 12 tough rounds before losing a majority decision.

05/04/2014

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Mayweather Makes Easy Work Of Canelo

From the opening moments it was apparent Saul “Canelo” Alvarez could not stay with the faster, quicker, more-accurate punching Floyd Mayweather.

09/15/2013

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Mayweather-Canelo Figures Prove Boxing Is Far From Dead

The Mayweather-Canelo fight could possibly exceed the record-breaking 2.5 million pay-per-view buys that Mayweather-De La Hoya attracted in 2007.

09/14/2013

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Mayweather-Canelo: Who Will Win And Why

36-year-old Floyd Mayweather (44-0) will be facing undefeated 23-year-old Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, the WBC/WBA world champ (42-0-1) Saturday night in “The One,” from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

09/14/2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L), Canelo Alvarez (R) (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mayweather And Alvarez Fight For The Soul Of Boxing

Alvarez and Mayweather are fighting at a catch-weight of 152 pounds, which, if you’re looking for an edge, would probably point to Alvarez, the naturally larger man. But Mayweather has a way of making larger men look small.

09/13/2013

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