Hall of Fame trainer, man­ager Duva dies

Austin American-Statesman - - C4 -

Box­ing Hall of Famer Lou Duva, who han­dled the ca­reers of 19 cham­pi­ons, in­clud­ing heavy­weight Evan­der Holy­field, died at the age of 94 at his home in Pater­son, N.J.

Duva had a ca­reer that spanned seven decades. Be­sides Olympic medal­ists such as Holy­field, he also han­dled wel­ter­weight cham­pi­ons Per­nell Whi­taker and Meldrick Tay­lor. His first ti­tlist was mid­dleweight Joey Giardiello, who won his crown in 1963.

Duva and his fam­ily founded the pro­mo­tional Main Events, which grew into an in­dus­try pow­er­house.

ODDS AND ENDS

Soccer: The U.S. women’s team lost 3-0 Tues­day night to France in the SheBelieves Cup fi­nal. France scored twice in the first nine min­utes.

Bas­ket­ball: Ken­tucky coach John Cali­pari will lead Team USA’s Un­der-19 World Cup squad at July’s FIBA World Cham­pi­onships.

■ For­mer Wake For­est star Tim Duncan, John Stock­ton (Gon­zaga) and Jay Wil­liams (Duke) head­line the seven-mem­ber class that will be in­ducted into the Na­tional Col­le­giate Bas­ket­ball Hall of Fame later this year.

Auto rac­ing: NASCAR docked driver AJ All­mendinger 35 points, and crew chief Ran­dall Bur­nett was sus­pended three races for a vi­o­la­tion in Sun­day’s race at At­lanta Mo­tor Speedway. Bur­nett was also fined $65,000 af­ter NASCAR found three loose lug nuts on All­mendinger’s car.

The points penalty dropped All­mendinger from 11th place to 34th.

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