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LOS ANGELES | Old foes Shevchenko, Jedrzejczyk meet for UFC flyweight belt

LOS ANGELES  — Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk were teenagers when they first fought at the muay Thai world championships in 2006. They met again in 2007 and 2008. Shevchenko won every time. A decade later, the fighters are meeting once again Saturday night, this time under the bigger, brighter spotlight of mixed martial arts … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Old foes Shevchenko, Jedrzejczyk meet for UFC flyweight belt

NEW YORK | Toss up the ball, college hoops ready for early start date

NEW YORK  — College basketball season begins Tuesday — the earliest it’s ever started. Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma aren’t thrilled about that, either. A sport that used to start official practice around Oct. 15 and have its first games at Thanksgiving is now beginning nearly three weeks sooner. Add that to the summer and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Toss up the ball, college hoops ready for early start date

AMES, Iowa | Iowa State honors slain golfer before Akron game

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State honored slain golf star Celia Barquin Arozamena with an elaborate ceremony ahead of the Cyclones’ game against Akron on Saturday. Iowa State’s band used a formation that spelled out Barquin’s initials, and both teams wore a decal on their helmets in her memory. A tribute to Barquin played on a … Continue reading AMES, Iowa | Iowa State honors slain golfer before Akron game