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NEW YORK | Alvarez stops Fielding in 3rd round for 3rd division title

NEW YORK— Canelo Alvarez landed dozens of body punches, knocking down Rocky Fielding four times and stopping him in the third round Saturday night to earn his third weight class title, taking the WBA super middleweight belt. Coming off his close decision against Gennady Golovkin three months ago to take the WBA and WBC middleweight … Continue reading NEW YORK | Alvarez stops Fielding in 3rd round for 3rd division title

MINNEAPOLIS | Welcoming Whalen: Gophers to start season with sellout crowd

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has a first team all-conference player coming back with Kenisha Bell, along with Big Ten Freshman of the Year award winner Destiny Pitts and four of the top five scorers from a team that finished 24-9 last season and won an NCAA Tournament game. When the Gophers start their schedule Friday night … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Welcoming Whalen: Gophers to start season with sellout crowd

BLACKSBURG, Va. | Williams runs No. 6 Irish past No. 24 Hokies, 45-23

BLACKSBURG, Va.— Dexter Williams ran for three touchdowns, including a 97-yarder, and No. 6 Notre Dame beat No. 24 Virginia Tech 45-23 on Saturday night. The Irish (6-0) had minus-5 rushing yards and were facing second-and-12 from their own 3 when Williams took a handoff into the left side of the line and broke into … Continue reading BLACKSBURG, Va. | Williams runs No. 6 Irish past No. 24 Hokies, 45-23

LEADING OFF: Yanks try for HR record, Wright closes career

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Saturday: BRONX BOMBERS The New York Yankees take aim at baseball’s single-season home run record, a day after tying the mark of 264 set by the 1997 Seattle Mariners. The Yankees connected four times Friday night in Boston, with Aaron Judge hitting the homer that matched … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Yanks try for HR record, Wright closes career

PHILADELPHIA | After banner goes up, Eagles start title defense vs. Falcons

PHILADELPHIA — Before the Philadelphia Eagles begin their quest for a repeat, they’ll have one more celebration. The first Super Bowl banner in franchise history will be unveiled in front of a sellout crowd that waited seemingly forever to witness the moment. Then it’s on to defending their crown. Coach Doug Pederson and his veteran … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | After banner goes up, Eagles start title defense vs. Falcons