Box Score 7/19: The shadow of the trade deadline begins to fall over baseball

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while trying not to get our hopes up over Pirate wins ahead of the trade deadline.Happy birthday today to LaMarcus Aldridge, Adam Morrison, Fedor Tyutin, Rick Ankiel, Scott Walker and Vitali Klitschko. On this date in 1991...
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Vitali Klitschko wins decision, new mayor of Kiev, Ukraine

Those watching TV news stories on the outcome of the Ukrainian elections might have noticed the clean-cut, towering giant sharing the stage with President-elect Petro Poroshenko. Although cut out of most of the footage I saw, even in a glimpse the presence of Vitali Klitschko, former WBC heavyweight champion, is unmistakable. "Dr. Ironfist" shared the stage with Poroshenko, candy...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

A New Standard For Men, Vitali Klitschko

Men everywhere except two, no matter how successful, are essentially dissatisfied with themselves. Only the President of the United States and Boxing’s Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World get to go to bed each night knowing that they’re not underachievers. All other men walk the earth somewhat of a disappointment to themselves. You can see it in their downturned...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Protestors Spray V.Klitschko With Fire Extinguisher

KIEV, UKRAINE - Former WBC heavyweight champion and now Opposition Leader Vitali Klitschko‘s new role in politics has been a busy one. Thousands of members of the opposition party assembled in Independence Square in Kiev to denounce a new law that strictly curbs protests. The new laws allow the authorities to jail those who blockade public buildings for up to five years and permit...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at Vitali Klitschko’s politics & the UDAR party

Vitali Klitschko has had one foot in boxing and one foot in politics for several years now, but at the age of 42 his latest retirement from the sport seems like his final and permanent one. With that, he now has both feet in the political arena and his eyes are on Ukraine's Presidency. As boxing fans bid Dr. Ironfist adieu, a look at the man's record and place in Ukrainian politics...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

What Vitali Klitschko’s exit means to the heavyweight division

Vitali Klitschko's Retirement & What it Means for Heavyweight Boxing: Vitali Klitschko has vacated his WBC belt, as he pursues the presidency of Ukraine. Now, not all roads run through a Klitschko, which should open up the division a bit, creating some different avenues. The WBC will soon crown a new ruler, with Vitali designated as “champion emeritus,” meaning a title shot...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Vitali Klitschko Vacates WBC Title

FRANKFURT, Germany Get ready heavyweight division, the lane is opening up. This week, Vitali Klitschko vacated his WBC world heavyweight title and announced he is leaving boxing to concentrate on Ukrainian politics and his role as an opposition leader. He will be pursuing presidency in his home country. Not wanting to close the door completely the World Boxing Council proclaimed...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

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