Herbie Hide (26-0) hurt Michael Bentt with a left hook in the third round and stopped him with 23 seconds left in the seventh round Saturday night in London to win the World Boxing Organization heavyweight title.
Bentt (11-2) collapsed in his dressing room afterward and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where Jonathan Barnett, a member of his management team, said the fighter was semiconscious and undergoing tests. His condition was stable.
A police officer who found former major league pitcher Eric Show wandering on a downtown San Diego street last July says Show admitted to him that he had "been doing quite a bit of crystal methamphetamine."
Show, 37, died Wednesday after checking into a drug rehabilitation center. Officer Brian Keaton said in an interview with the Associated Press that Show "was pretty whacked out."
"I just figured it was mostly because of the drugs," Keaton said, recalling the night of July 17, 1993.
An autopsy has been unable to pinpoint the cause of death and more tests are being done. Show was buried in a private service Saturday in Riverside, his hometown.
Dan Jansen won a 1,000-meter race and the World Cup 1,000-meter title in the finals at Heerenveen, Netherlands, where Bonnie Blair won at 500 and 1,000 meters, winning the World Cup at the longer event.
Jansen and Blair both won gold medals for the United States at the Lillehammer Olympic Games.
The Russian team of Maia Usova and Alexander Zhulin, the defending champions, have withdrawn from the World Figure Skating Championships in Chiba, Japan.
Coach Russ Bergman has been fired as coach at Coastal Carolina after 19 years amid allegations that he and his staff violated several NCAA rules.
Last month, the school forfeited its first 14 Big South Conference games and pulled out of the postseason tournament after forward Mohammed Acha was declared ineligible.
Linebacker Lonnie Marts of the Kansas City Chiefs has agreed to a three-year, $3.3-million deal with Tampa Bay and was expected to sign with the Buccaneers today.
Marts is the third Chief defensive starter to leave since the end of the season. Defensive back Albert Lewis signed with the Raiders and defensive back Kevin Ross signed with the Atlanta Falcons.
Oklahoma State's Pat Smith (158 pounds) became the first Division I wrestler to win four NCAA titles as the Cowboys won the team title at the national wrestling championships in Chapel Hill, N.C.
The Cowboys finished with 94.75 points, beating three-time defending champion Iowa, which finished with 76.50. Penn State was third with 57, followed by Oregon State's 49.50 and Michigan's 41.
Stanford won its third consecutive NCAA Division I women's swimming and diving title and fourth in six years at Indianapolis.
Stanford scored 512 points, 91 more than Texas. Florida was third with 387 1/2 points and Southern Methodist had 272.
The individual standout of the meet was Kristine Quance of USC. The freshman won the 200 and 400 individual medleys, the 200 breaststroke, and swam on USC's winning 800 freestyle relay team.
Michigan hockey Coach Red Berenson pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of impaired driving, officials said, and the Ann Arbor city attorney's office dropped other charges of drunk driving and urinating in public.
Alexander Popov of Russia broke his own short-course world record in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 46.74 seconds at the Arena World Cup meet in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
A Nissan 300ZX, with drivers Steve Millen, Johnny O'Connell and John Morton, won the Contac 12 Hours of Sebring sports car endurance race in Florida.
The production-based Nissan also won last month's 24-hour race at Daytona, with Millen the only member of the Clayton Cunningham Racing team to be part of both victories.
The winners completed 327 laps--1,209.9 miles--at an average speed of slightly more than 100 m.p.h. A Chevrolet Spice co-driven by Britons Derek Bell, Andy Wallace and James Weaver was second, five laps behind.
David Green drove his Chevrolet to a speed of 92.447 m.p.h. over the 0.526-mile Martinsville Speedway in Virginia to win the pole for today's NASCAR Busch Grand National Series portion of the Miller Genuine Draft 500.
Cory McClenathan was the leading top fuel qualifier, Kenji Okazaki first in funny cars and Warren Johnson the leader in pro stock for today's finals of the National Hot Rod Assn. Gatornationals at Gainesville, Fla.
Dino Zoff, the former goalkeeper of the Italy's national team, will not be rehired as coach next season by Lazio of Rome.