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Indongo beats Burns to capture WBA super-lightweight title (The Associated Press)

Posted: April 16, 2017 at 10:22 pm   /   Sports

Namibia’s Julius Indongo captured the WBA super-lightweight title by beating Scottish fighter Ricky Burns on points Saturday in just his second professional bout outside his home country. Burns, a three-weight world champion, was on the defensive for much of the night against Indongo, who improved his record to 22-0. Indongo was little known outside Namibia […]

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Mike Tyson thanks Christie for work on prisoner re-entry (The Associated Press)

Posted: April 15, 2017 at 10:22 am   /   Sports

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie accepted a champion’s belt from former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson on Thursday for his efforts on prisoner re-entry. ”You took the punches, trust me, you deserve it,” Tyson told Christie during the presentation at a conference in Jersey City where they were speakers. The Republican governor has dedicated his final […]

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Su-Yeon Jang takes LPGA Tour’s Lotte Championship lead (The Associated Press)

Posted: April 14, 2017 at 10:22 pm   /   Sports

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Su-Yeon Jang took the Lotte Championship lead in the completion of the third round Friday morning and opened a three-stroke cushion in the afternoon with a third-round 7-under 65. Yahoo Sports – Golf News

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Augusta stunner: DJ withdraws from Masters with back injury (The Associated Press)

Posted: April 6, 2017 at 10:22 pm   /   Sports

Dustin Johnson arrived at Augusta National on quite a roll, having won his last three tournaments. The world’s No. 1-ranked player was forced to withdraw from the Masters on Thursday because of a lower back injury suffered less than 24 hours earlier in a freak fall at the home he was renting for the week. […]

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Andre Ward, Sergey Kovalev agree to rematch June 17 in Vegas (The Associated Press)

Posted: April 5, 2017 at 10:27 am   /   Sports

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev will meet in a rematch June 17. Yahoo Sports – Boxing News

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Mickelson says tour players ‘loose’ with marking balls (The Associated Press)

Posted: April 4, 2017 at 10:22 pm   /   Sports

If Phil Mickelson were in charge, Lexi Thompson would have been the one taking the leap into Poppie’s Pond at the ANA Inspiration. Mickelson tried to avoid speaking specifically about Thompson being penalized four shots for a day-old rules violation for replacing her golf ball in the wrong spot on the putting green. Yahoo Sports […]

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PGA champ Jimmy Walker coping with mononucleosis (The Associated Press)

Posted: April 3, 2017 at 10:22 pm   /   Sports

PGA champion Jimmy Walker says he has been coping with mononucleosis that has contributed to his lethargic play. Walker captured his first major last year with a wire-to-wire victory in the PGA Championship, contended in the second FedEx Cup playoff event and went 1-2 in his matches at Hazeltine when the United States won the […]

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Ryu wins ANA Inspiration in playoff after Thompson’s penalty (The Associated Press)

Posted: April 2, 2017 at 10:21 pm   /   Sports

Lexi Thompson had no idea why LPGA Tour rules official Sue Witters was approaching her on the way to the 13th tee at the ANA Inspiration. When she found out, Thompson still couldn’t believe it. A television viewer’s email had alerted officials to a day-old rules violation by Thompson for a 1-inch ball placement error […]

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‘Viking Warrior’ Mikkel Kessler making a comeback (The Associated Press)

Posted: March 31, 2017 at 10:22 pm   /   Sports

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Former super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler says he is making a comeback. Yahoo Sports – Boxing News

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Documentarian Ken Burns making film on Muhammad Ali (The Associated Press)

Posted: March 30, 2017 at 10:22 pm   /   Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — The late Muhammad Ali is getting the Ken Burns treatment. Yahoo Sports – Boxing News

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