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Fulton tops Figueroa, unifies WBO, WBC super bantam titles

Nov. 28, 2021 02:35 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stephen Fulton Jr. unified the WBO and WBC titles Saturday night with a majority decision over Brandon Figueroa in a matchup between undefeated super bantamweight world champions. The showdown was set up earlier this year with each fighter capturing a...

UNLV student who collapsed after charity boxing event dies

Nov. 27, 2021 17:47 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 20-year-old UNLV student has died several days after collapsing and being hospitalized shortly after participating in a Nov. 19 charity boxing match. Nathan Tyler Valencia's death Tuesday was announced Friday on Twitter by the university. “Our...

No. 5 Duke holds off No. 1 Gonzaga for 84-81 victory

Nov. 27, 2021 02:21 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a town known for major championship fights, it seemed only fitting a long-anticipated 40-minute heavyweight bout between No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 5 Duke take place in Las Vegas. Paolo Banchero scored 21 points to help Duke hold off a turnover-prone...

Timeline of NBA in 1960s as league celebrates 75th season

Nov. 22, 2021 11:12 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1960s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 1, 1960: Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain and...

NBA laid key foundation during 1960s amid off-court chaos

Nov. 22, 2021 09:46 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Sam Jones remembers the NBA landscape in the 1960s being only marginally different from what he had experienced growing up in America’s segregated South. “There was a quota for Blacks when I came in 1957. There were only two players on each team that...

Crawford stops Porter in 10th to keep WBO welterweight title

Nov. 21, 2021 01:47 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Terrence Crawford stopped Shawn Porter in the 10th round by technical knockout Saturday night in one of the most anticipated bouts of the year. Crawford (38-0) retained his WBO welterweight title and extended his streak of stoppages to nine in front of...

Andrade stops Quigley in 2nd to keep WBO middleweight title

Nov. 20, 2021 00:28 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Demetrius Andrade stopped Jason Quigley of Ireland in the second round Friday night to retain his World Boxing Organization middleweight title at Southern New Hampshire University Arena. The 33-year-old Andrade, from Providence, Rhode Island,...

Tensions boil in Qatar between Mercedes and Red Bull

Nov. 19, 2021 14:14 PM EST

LOSAIL, Qatar (AP) — The most dramatic Formula One title fight in at least a decade further intensified Friday when Christian Horner and Toto Wolff traded barbs at the same time the FIA denied Mercedes' right to appeal last week's non-penalty on championship leader Max Verstappen. ...

David Benavídez stops Kyrone Davis with TKO in 7th round

Nov. 14, 2021 01:45 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — David Benavídez stopped Kyrone Davis with a TKO in the seventh round of a super middleweight fight to remain unbeaten Saturday night. Benavídez (25-0, 22 KOs), fighting in his hometown for the first time in six years, battered Davis throughout the...

John Artis, co-defendant of 'Hurricane' Carter, dies at 75

Nov. 13, 2021 20:12 PM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — John Artis, who was wrongly convicted with boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter in a triple murder case made famous in a 1975 song by Bob Dylan and a 1999 film staring Denzel Washington, has died. He was 75. Artis died on Nov. 7 of a gastric aneurysm...