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    by Published on 10-05-2014 02:48 PM  Number of Views: 23 

    Unbeaten cruiserweight prospect Oleksandr Usyk (5-0, 5 KOs) defeated South African Daniel Bruwer (24-6-1, 21 KOs) in the 7th round of a scheduled 12 round fight on Saturday night to win the interim WBO Inter-Continental cruiserweight title at the Arena Lviv Stadium, in Lviv, Ukraine.

    In the 7th, Usyk knocked Bruwer down with a right hand. Bruwer stayed down flat on his face and the fight was halted at that point. Moments before the stoppage, Bruwer had dropped his hands and was challenging Usyk to engage with him.

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    by Published on 04-08-2014 07:14 PM  Number of Views: 139 

    Royce Waltman captivated Indiana's basketball fans with his folksy attitude and a penchant for winning.

    Being Bob Knight's right-hand man helped, too.

    On Monday night, the man who became a familiar face on college basketball sidelines throughout the state died at age 72 after a long battle with health problems. Waltman's wife, Carole, notified Indiana State officials Tuesday morning of the death, sports information director Ace Hunt said.

    "His knowledge of the game and ability to teach it was only eclipsed by the way he made you feel when you were with him," Indiana coach Tom Crean said in a statement Tuesday. "Personally, I respected him long before I came to Indiana. In getting to know Royce here, I was incredibly fortunate to have become his friend."

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    by Published on 03-17-2014 02:41 PM  Number of Views: 178 

    Duke forward Jabari Parker has won the Wayman Tisdale Award, presented by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association to the nation's top freshman.

    The 6-foot-8 Parker is second in the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring (19.3 PPG) and leads the league in rebounding (8.8 RPG). He has scored in double figures in 17 straight games and in 32 of 34 games this season, breaking the Duke freshman record held by Gene Banks and Luol Deng.

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    by Published on 03-11-2014 04:56 PM  Number of Views: 191 

    Former Tennessee player and head coach Johnny Majors had a heart valve procedure on Thursday

    Former Tennessee football star and coach Johnny Majors is in stable condition at the University of Tennessee Medical Center after a heart valve procedure.

    UT Medical Center spokesman Jim Ragonese sent an email to the Knoxville News-Sentinel on Friday saying the 78-year-old Majors had a heart valve procedure Thursday. A hospital nursing supervisor who didn't give her name told The Associated Press on Friday night that Majors was in stable condition.

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    by Published on 03-11-2014 04:10 PM  Number of Views: 255 

    North Carolina State sophomore T.J. Warren was named ACC Player of the Year over Duke freshman Jabari Parker on Tuesday.

    The 6-foot-8 Warren, who led the league in scoring at 24.8 points per game, received 48 votes. Parker was second with 25. He was voted the league's freshman of the year.

    Warren finished the regular season with back-to-back performances of more than 40 points. He had 41 in a win against Pittsburgh and 42 in a victory over Boston College. He also leads the league in field goal percentage and averages 7.1 rebounds per game.

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    by Published on 02-10-2014 07:42 PM  Number of Views: 258 
    1. NFL

    Michael Sam, an All-American defensive lineman from Missouri and the Associated Press' SEC Defensive Player of the Year, said that he is gay in an interview with ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Sunday.

    Sam stated publicly what his teammates and coaches at Mizzou have known since August: "I am an openly, proud gay man."

    Sam is eligible for the NFL draft in May. Assuming that he is drafted, Sam could become the first openly gay player in the history of the NFL.

    "I understand how big this is," he said. "It's a big deal. No one has done this before. And it's kind of a nervous process, but I know what I want to be ... I want to be a football player in the NFL."

    In 2014, "Gay Man to Enter Workforce" has the everyday-occurrence sound of a headline in The Onion. But when the NFL is involved, it's a first -- and potentially a landmark moment -- in the history of American sports.

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    by Published on 01-26-2014 05:26 PM  Number of Views: 247 

    A 20-year-old South Carolina State student shot to death outside a dormitory played football, the school said Saturday.

    Brandon Robinson played outside linebacker and defensive end and appeared in four games last season. He attended high school in Orangeburg and was an engineering technology student.

    "Brandon was a fine young man who was paying his way through college. All he wanted to do was play football for the university," Bulldogs coach Buddy Pough said. "We are at (a) loss for words right now."

    Robinson was shot to death Friday afternoon after arguing with Justin Bernard Singleton, 19, of Charleston, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said. Singleton was charged with murder and arrested early Saturday at an Orangeburg apartment complex.

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