TOKYO — Japanese boxer Ryota Murata defeated France’s Hassan N’Dam by technical knockout on Sunday to win the WBA “regular” middleweight title. Murata, 13-1, 10 KOs) stopped N’Dam after seven rounds to become the first middleweight champion from Japan in 22 years. Murata dominated the early rounds at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan. He stunned N’Dam (36-3,
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Thisara Perera slams one into the leg side © Associated Press Allrounder Thisara Perera will lead a new-look, 16-man Sri Lankan squad to play the T20I series against Pakistan starting next Thursday. The shake-up is the result of some first-choice players – including the regular limited-overs captain Upul Tharanga –
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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Sometimes the inside post in a bulky field can be problematic, but Florent Geroux worked out a perfect stalking trip Friday aboard Lovely Bernadette in winning the 27th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Valley View on the Keeneland turf. Always in striking distance while absent of traffic woes in the 1
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Multiple graded stakes winner Irap has been euthanized after developing laminitis as a complication from an injury he sustained in the Pennsylvania Derby. The 3-year-old son of Tiznow finished second to West Coast in the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 23, but was pulled up on the gallop-out and vanned off the track. He
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ELMONT, N.Y. — El Deal, winner of the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt at Saratoga and runner-up in the Grade 1 Vosburgh at Belmont Park, will miss the Breeders’ Cup Sprint due to a lesion in the suspensory of his left foreleg, trainer Jorge Navarro said Friday. Navarro said El Deal didn’t come out of
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