Porter defeats Broner
Shawn Porter beat Adrien Broner in a unanimous decision in a key welter weight matchup in Las Vegas.
The judges scored the fight 114-112, 115-111 and 118108,for Porter (26-1-1, 16 knockouts), who got off to a strong start and held on after Broner knocked him down in the final round. Broner (30-2, 22KOs) had a point deducted late in the 11th round after multiple warnings for holding Porter down.
In the co-main event, undefeated former Olympian Errol Spence (17-0, 14 KOs) scored a third-round technical knockout over Phil Lo Greco.
Argentina defeated Jamaica, 1-0, in Vina Del Mar, Chile, in Lionel Messi’s 100th game with the national soccer team, securing first place in its Copa America group. Gonzalo Higuain scored in the 11th minute for Argentina, which had already earned a spot in the quarterfinals of the South American tournament.
Defending champion Uruguay and Paraguay tied, 1-1, in La Serena, Chile, and both advanced to the quarterfinals.
Brazil said it would appeal Neymar’s four-game suspension that rules him out of the rest of the Copa America.
A CONMEBOL disciplinary panel ruled on Friday that hemust sit out four games for his conduct in a1-0 loss to Colombia on Wednesday, when hewas sent off after the final whistle. He was also fined $10,000.
Neymar was red-carded after apparently kicking the ball toward Colombia’s Pablo Armero. He also appeared to head-butt another player who came to confront him.
An independent investigation found former Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry was not motivated by racial bias in making statements that ultimately ended his time with the team.
Aletter summarizing the investigation by the Atlanta lawfirm Alston& Bird was obtained by the Associated Press, aswas a letter from Hawks co-owner Todd Foremanto Ferry.
The Hawks agreed to a buyout of the final two years of Ferry’s contract Friday. Ferry spent this season on an indefinite leave of absence following his derogatory comments about potential free agent Luol Deng.
Alston & Bird partner Bernard Taylor said in the letter the review of more than 24,000 documents and 19 interviews provided no evidence of “negative bias toward Mr. Deng, his race or his country of origin.”
Championship leader Lewis Hamilton will start the Austrian Grand Prix fromthe pole position Sunday after edging his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in a spectacular end to qualifying. The defending champion waited until his final try to clock a best lap of 1minute 8.455 seconds to beat Rosberg’s leading mark by 0.20 seconds.
Stellar Wind won the $200,000 Summertime Oaks by a nose under Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza at Santa Anita.
The 3-year-old daughter of Curlin ran 11/16 miles in1:42.53 to remain undefeated in three starts at the track. Stellar Wind paid $2.80, $2.20 and $2.10 as the heavy 2-5 favorite.
Tara’s Tango returned $3.80 and $2.80 in her graded stakes debut under Hall of Famer Mike Smith, while Conquest Curl girl was another 31⁄4 lengths back in third and paid $3.60 to show.
Michael Phelps won the 200 butterfly at the Arena Pro Series at Santa Clara, Calif. Phelps last won a 200 fly race at the 2012 Olympic trials and declared he would not return to the event when he came out of retirement last year.
Phelps swam his first200 fly, since earning a silver medal in London, last month in Charlotte, finishing seventh in 2:00.77.
Still the world record holder in the event, Phelps seems determined to recapture the glory of the event that vaulted him into prominence at the 2000 Olympics.
Hewon on Saturday in1:57.62, six seconds slower than his record time in Rome in 2009 but three seconds faster than last month.
Bettye Rivers, the mother of Clippers Coach Doc Rivers and grandmother of guard Austin Rivers, died Friday in Illinois after battling several serious and lengthy illnesses, according to a Clippers spokesman.
— Ben Bolch