Floyd Mayweather Jr

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 27: Boxers, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather on January 27, 2015 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Perfect Confluence Of Timing, Talent, History For Mayweather

Floyd, you’re great. While I can’t concede the greatest, and I wince when you compare yourself favorably to The Greatest (Muhammad Ali), I’ll give it that you’re the best of your time.

01/29/2015

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 13: Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on while taking on Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Manny And Mayweather In May?

With more dueling monologues than a presidential campaign, it’s sounding more and more like Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will fight next year.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2014

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, let’s look to sports for reasons to give thanks.

CBS Chicago–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.

07/10/2014

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

Derrick Rose sits on the bench as the Bulls take on the Nets. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Rose Named No. 7 Highest-Earning Athlete Of 2013

Despite not playing a single minute in 2013, Sports Illustrated has named Bulls point guard Derrick Rose the No. 7 highest-earning athlete on its Fortunate 50 list.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Mayweather Released From Vegas Jail After 2 Months

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was released from a Las Vegas jail early Friday after serving two months of a three-month sentence in a misdemeanor domestic battery case.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Judge To Decide About Easing Mayweather Jail Stay

A judge in Las Vegas says she’ll decide by Thursday whether to ease jail conditions for Floyd Mayweather Jr.

670 The Score–06/12/2012

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Mayweather Was Pretty Happy About ‘Bama’s Win

You’d think Floyd Mayweather Jr. makes most of his money inside of the ring — but that may not be the case.

670 The Score–01/10/2012

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Mayweather’s Jail Time Postponed To June So He Can Fight In May

A judge in Las Vegas on Friday gave Floyd Mayweather Jr. until June 1 to turn himself in to serve a 90-day jail sentence for his guilty plea in a domestic violence case, allowing the undefeated boxer to meet contractual obligations for a Cinco de Mayo fight against an as-yet unnamed opponent.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2012

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Mayweather Gets 90 Days In Jail

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to reduced battery domestic violence and harassment charges before a Las Vegas judge.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Muller: Boxing Needs Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Badly

Boxing fans don’t want to see Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Victor Ortiz. They want to see Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao, and the sport needs it to happen as well.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2011

Terrell Owens. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

NFL Investigating Players’ Investment In Failed Casino

The NFL is investigating the reported investment by at least 25 NFL players in an Alabama casino that has been shut down.

670 The Score–06/17/2011

Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao Takes Unanimous Decision Win

Manny Pacquiao caught Shane Mosley early, then chased him the rest of the night. Not much more he could do against an aging fighter who seemed only to want to survive.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2011