Mexican fighter dies after boxing match
MEXICO CITY (AP):
The promoter of a boxing match held in Mexico said the losing fighter has died at a California hospital from a cerebral contusion.
Promoter Fernando Beltran said in a statement that Francisco Leal died Tuesday at a San Diego hospital. He was rushed there after a fight Saturday in the resort city of Cabo San Lucas on Mexico's Baja Peninsula.
Boxer Raul Hilares knocked out the 26-year-old Leal during the eighth round of a match organised by Zanfer Promociones.
Leal, whose nickname was "The Little Soldier," had 29 wins, eight losses and three draws.
Cayman police search for missing Olympic sailor
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP):
An elite sailor who represented the wealthy British territory of the Cayman Islands in two Olympics and won numerous national championships was missing at sea yesterday and officials said they were losing hope of finding him alive.
Mark Clarke went fishing early Monday and his unmanned 25-foot (7.6-metre) sailboat was found lodged on a northern reef off the island of Grand Cayman the next day, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said. He sailed for the Caribbean territory at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, in 1992, and the US city of Atlanta in 1996.
Marine Commander Ian Yearwood said authorities were still looking for the 63-year-old sailor but they had told his family they believed it "extremely unlikely that he would be found alive."
Spurs beat Sheriff to stay perfect in Europa
Tournament favorite Tottenham ground out a 2-0 win at FC Sheriff to stay undefeated in the Europa League and move to the brink of qualification for the knock-out stages yesterday.
Eintracht Frankfurt, Fiorentina, Salzburg and Ludogorets Razgrad also made it three wins out of three, while Swansea, Sevilla, Rubin Kazan and Genk dropped their first points as they were all held to 1-1 draws.
Jan Vertonghen headed Christian Eriksen's free kick into the left of goal with Spurs' first attack of the night in the 12th minute and Jermain Defoe sealed the result 15 minutes from time, equalling Martin Chivers club record with his 22nd goal in European competition after the English side withstood severe pressure from Sheriff.
The Moldovan team had the ball in the back of the net on the half hour, but the equaliser was ruled out for offside.