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Clearwater’s Keith Thurman beats Shawn Porter by unanimous decision

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You could call him “Twenty-seven time,” but it doesn’t quite have the same ring. Keith Thurman, 27-0, retained his WBA Welterweight Championship Saturday night, winning a unanimous decision over Shawn Porter. The score on the cards of all three judges – and CBS’s unofficial scorekeeper – was 115-113. The crowd, however, booed the decision, even though Porter continuously forced clinches throughout the fight. “I want to thank Shawn Porter for a tremendous fight. He’s a great warrior,” said Thurman, 27, who…

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Clearwater’s Keith Thurman ready for big fight against Shawn Porter

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The two beasts danced across the ring, moving together. They were quick and fast, and they were playful, and they were well-conditioned. The Big Champion and the Little Champion. Keith Thurman (26-0) would reach down and pat the head of the pit bull, and then he would dance away. And Little Champion would come bounding after. Keith would duck his head, dodging in and out, teasing and taunting. Finally, Little Champion, the one-year-old dog, laid down and rolled over on…

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Tampa’s Deiondre Porter suspended by Gators after shooting

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It has not been a calm week at the University of Florida. Only a day after starting quarterback Will Grier was suspended for taking a supplement that contained a performance-enhancing drug, Florida player Deiondre Porter was suspended for shooting toward his girlfriend and putting a handgun to her head. The girlfriend, who is 10 weeks pregnant, denies having a relationship with Porter’s teammate. She and Porter had been dating since 2013. According to the report, the girlfriend saw Porter raise…

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