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City breaks ground on ‘regional’ sports park 

Optimistic Merced leaders and excited residents gathered in a sprawling field at the corner of Tyler Road and Mission Avenue on Wednesday morning to celebrate the official groundbreaking of what they presently call “Community Park 42” — the most significant sports and recreation project the city has undertaken in decades.…

Local gym turning Merced into ‘Titletown USA’

BY MICHAEL BRIGGS Special to the Times The sport of boxing has a long and storied past in American culture; it has broken down racial barriers, captivated audiences and galvanized cultures. Typically when we think of “boxing cities,’ places come to mind such as Philadelphia, Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles and San Antonio. However,…