Richard Hoffer

Richard Hoffer

All Richard Hoffer Stories

Nov. 29, 2004

Desperate Welterweights

In a rematch neither could afford to lose, Winky Wright retained his titles, and Shane Mosley remained in a tailspin

Jan. 23, 1995

Lake Show

Surprising stars, fresh legs and a wily coach have helped lift Los Angeles from its doldrums

Dec. 18, 2006

Still Standing

He's thicker and slower in Rocky Balboa, but Stallone's punchy hero recaptures his youthful appeal in Round 6

Sept. 22, 2014

Broken News

Bad sports are dominating headlines and making us throw up our hands

Aug. 05, 1996


MEDAL STANDINGS Gold Silver Bronze Total United States 44 32 25 101Germany 20 18 27 65Russia 26 21 16 63China 16 22 12 50Australia ...

Dec. 03, 2012

Bittersweet Science

The death of Hector Camacho was the latest reminder that for too many fighters, boxing only forestalls an inevitable demise

Feb. 25, 2013

Jerry Buss 1933--2013

Few sports owners—maybe none—have been as right for their time and place as Jerry Buss. Buying the Lakers in 1979 (having long since ...

Oct. 25, 1999

Inside College Football

SEE YA, SOONERSMount Union broke Oklahoma's record with its 48th straight win For a team that likes to keep the ball in the air, Mount ...

Jan. 28, 2013

Stan Musial 1920--2013

Of baseball's postwar superstars—what a fleet of outfielders!—only Musial had a man's name. There was Mickey, Willie, even Teddy Ballgame.

Oct. 11, 1993


Riddick Bowe's disgust was complete. Here on the TV screen before him was Lennox Lewis getting out-jabbed by Frank Bruno. Frank Bruno!

Nov. 21, 2011

JOE FRAZIER 1944--2011

It was no wonder Joe Frazier was so bitter. He was made to seem the foil, a mere accomplice in mythology, consigned to a supporting role in ...

Jan. 31, 2005

The Ring of Truth

No movie can top the outsized drama of real boxing

Dec. 30, 1996


An overpowering champion isn't truly interesting until he's beaten. A guy wins and wins, establishes a dominance that ought to be appreciated for itself, and ...

May 09, 1994

Dark Days in La-La Land

Will the last team to leave Los Angeles please turn out the lights

March 23, 1992

L.A.'s in a Family Way

The Mariners may have people talking about fathers, sons and grandsons, but baseball, we're reminded, is more truly the sport of siblings.

March 30, 2009

The Rites (and Wrongs) of Spring

Does baseball's preseason matter? The Astros are praying it doesn't

Aug. 05, 1996


Even after the officials' decision, required when any wrestling match ends in a tie, there was confusion. Iranian Abbas Jadidi tried to raise his ...

July 17, 1989


George Foreman lost his world heavyweight title 15 years ago, but now his appetite for boxing has returned, and he covets Mike Tyson as the ...