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Boxer Erislandy Lara speaks onstage during the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara on May 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Erislandy Lara ‘Chopped’ Alvarez’s Pride To Get The Fight

From fiction to reality, the underdog often chirps until he’s champ. So it is with Erislandy Lara. While technically the champion here and universally respected as a fighter, Lara has little of Canelo’s cash or cachet, and just a fraction of Canelo’s traction among the media.

07/11/2014

Canelo Alvarez, former WBC & WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, trains during an open workout at the House of Boxing Gym July 1, 2014 in San Diego, California. (credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Canelo Alvarez On His Fight Against Erislandy Lara

On July 12, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Erislandy Lara are fighting in Las Vegas. While technically not a title fight, it’s considered the de facto championship bout at 154 lbs.

07/10/2014

Tim Howard of the United States looks on in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Keidel: World Cup Runneth Over

You’ll notice the ratings for this World Cup are highest in the Northeast, where folks try rather hard to look most enlightened. And you may also notice by the time the U.S. team lost to Belgium, some of them had already jumped ship.

07/03/2014

LeBron James (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: King James And His Court

LeBron James singularly orchestrated the Big Three union. And now that he has opted out of his Miami Heat contract, he’s once again the Alpha Male of pro sports. Teams are scrambling to find the proper finances and expiring contracts, flipping over cushions for salary cap coin.

06/27/2014

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Keidel: Hail On The Redskins

Uncle Sam dipped his beak in the NFL waters this week, making a statement about football’s most controversial franchise

06/20/2014

Tin Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: Tim Duncan, Spur Of The Moment

In the age of me over we ball, Duncan is a corrupt cliche – a winner.We judge stars by rings more than ever. The Heat didn’t win; LeBron won. Kobe or Shaq won a decade ago. But when the Spurs win, Duncan is part of a greater whole, lost in a selfless, Vulcan coda.

06/13/2014

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: King’s Crown Melting?

Last night, like every NBA night, morphed into a sweaty, LeBron James symposium. And the firewall between factions is rather defined. He’s either a chump who cheated his team out of a win, or he’s a victim of fate or faulty wiring, a hardwood martyr who can’t get a break.

06/06/2014

(Photo by Johnny Vy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Billions for Bigots

If Donald Sterling will indeed be swept under the rug of memory, his Jim Crow ideology and Bull Connor comments along with him, then … what have we learned from Donald Sterling?

05/30/2014

Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots leaves the field after an injury. (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Keidel: NFL’s ‘Culture Of Coercion’ Destroying Players

A conga line of football icons is suing the NFL for negligence, malfeasance, malpractice, and just about everything short of global warming.

05/23/2014

St. Louis Rams draft pick Michael Sam addresses the media during a press conference at Rams Park on May 13, 2014 in Earth City, Missouri. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Keidel: Rams Risk Getting Smeared Should They Cut Michael Sam

Michael Sam’s magic moment has left America divided, making the masses uncomfortable for many reasons, though much of it has nothing to do with Michael Sam.

05/16/2014

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