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Clearwater’s Keith Thurman beats Danny Garcia for another belt

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Over his left shoulder, Keith Thurman held a world championship belt. In his right hand, Thurman held another world championship belt. Next? Thurman beat previously unbeaten champion Danny Garcia in a split decision Saturday night to double his titles. The two were divided on judges at 115-113, while the third judge scored it 116-112 in favor of Thurman. The CBS unofficial scorekeeper also had at 116-112. “One Time became Two Times, baby,” said Thurman, referring to his “One Time” nickname.…

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Clearwater’s Keith Thurman seeks to add another belt tonight

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Deep down, Keith Thurman knows. Deep down, he believes. This one, this one, will be tougher than his fight-of-the-year victory over Shawn Porter. This one, this one, will be more of a challenge. This one, this one, puts his face at risk. For Thurman, this is the fight to silence any doubters, although after his victory over Porter, there can’t be many left. This time, he fights to unify the WBA and WBO welterweight title belts when he matches his…

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Clearwater’s Keith Thurman seeks another belt in his collection

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Champion of the world here. Champion of the world there. Unbeaten fighter here. Unbeaten fighter there. Hungry athlete here. Hungry athlete there. And so it is that history awaits Clearwater boxer Keith Thurman, whose next test is March 4 against Danny Garcia in New York. For Thurman, it mght be his toughest challenge yet. Garcia is 33-0 and the WBO champion. Thurman is 27-0 and WBA champion. For a lot of boxers, being the champion is the goal. For Thurman,…

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Top 10 medal-winning moments from Rio

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The U.S. Olympic team came away with 121 medals during the Rio games that concluded on Sunday. Among those were 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze. They won golds in 14 different sports that included ending long droughts in certain events. Of the 121 medals, 77 came from swimming, track and field and gymnastics. Some of the medal-winning performances stand out among some of the others. At the risk of slighting medal-winning performances, here is this observer’s top 10…

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What to watch at the Rio games on Sunday

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The final day of the Rio Games features medal action in basketball, volleyball, the marathon, boxing, wrestling and more, as well as the closing ceremonies. Here are some things to watch. (all times local): BASKETBALL No gold, no glory. That’s the way it is for the U.S. men’s basketball team . The Americans, the standard in the sport since winning their first 63 games after basketball debuted 80 years ago in the Olympics, are either winners or failures. But these…

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What to watch at the Rio games on Saturday

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Day 15 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, soccer, basketball, golf, boxing, volleyball and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): TRACK AND FIELD Fresh off winning the 10 kilometer race in dramatic fashion, British standout Mo Farah is looking for his second double when the 5K sets off at 9:30 p.m. Farah won the 5K and 10K in London four years ago. South Africa’s Caster Semenya has dominated the 800 meters…

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What to watch at Rio games on Friday

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Day 14 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, soccer, wrestling, boxing, platform diving and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): TRACK AND FIELD A day after winning another gold in the 200 meters, Usain Bolt will appear in what he’s said will be his final Olympic race. He’ll look to add to his medal stash as part of the Jamaican team in the 4×100 relay finals at 10:35 p.m. Bolt and Jamaica…

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