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John Oliver leads the pumpkin spice revolt

SEATTLE — October 13, 2014 — Having a Monday morning without a John Oliver video to watch from his broadcast the night before is like drinking a pumpkin spice latte which doesn’t contain real pumpkin. HBO’s John Oliver has put together a hilarious rant against the ever-so-popular pumpkin spice found in many drinks and other foods ...

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley pose for fans at Friday's weigh-in in Las Vegas.

Weigh-in and preview, Pacquiao-Bradley 2, HBO PPV Saturday, 9 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, April 11, 2014 – Perhaps he doesn’t rule boxing like he once did, when he was flattening opponents like Oscar de la Hoya, Ricky Hatton, and Miguel Cotto, the last man he knocked out in 2009. Nevertheless, eight division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao remains one of the most famous athletes in the world, ...

Kids, sports and pressure examined in HBO series ‘State of Play’

SAN DIEGO, December 3, 2013 – Wednesday night’s debut episode of the new HBO documentary series “State of Play: Trophy Kids” (December 4, 9 p.m. ET/PT) is painful to watch. But it is important that no one turns away. Filmmaker Peter Berg’s look at the interaction between four parents and their child athletes is almost ...

HBO’s ‘Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth’ packs a punch

SAN DIEGO, November 15, 2013 – You may think you know Mike Tyson’s life story. Youngest ever heavyweight boxing champion in the history of the sport. Larger than life bad boy outside the ring. Run-ins with haters, players, promoters, women, and ultimately, himself. Age has provided Tyson some badly needed perspective. Sobriety and clean living ...