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MORNING BRIEFING

Who won the boxing matching pitting Jose Canseco against Danny Bonaduce?

January 26, 2009|Gary Klein

With a boxing card drawing a sellout crowd to Staples Center on Saturday, perhaps the time is right for another big Southern California bout.

Forget about Shane Mosley and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

How about a rematch between former baseball slugger Jose Canseco and Danny Bonaduce of "The Partridge Family" fame?

The two not-so-Golden Boys slugged it out in a suburban Philadelphia ice rink on Saturday, fighting to a draw in their three-round bout.

The 6-foot-4 Canseco reportedly jolted the 5-6 Bonaduce a few times but could not knock him out.

"There's no reason I should have done this well," Bonaduce, his nose bloodied, told the Associated Press after an event that drew 1,500. "Part of me says there's a decent man right there that didn't want to kill the little guy. I feel weird that we tied."

So, apparently, did Canseco.

"For a guy my size to hit him like that and he didn't go down, wow," Canseco said. "If he were my size, he probably would have knocked me out of the ring."

Promoter Damon Feldman apparently wants to do it again.

"We're going to do the rematch," he said. "L.A., soon."

We can't wait.

Trivia time

Which Cleveland Indians player hit the ball that bounced off Canseco's head for a home run in 1993 when Canseco played for the Texas Rangers?

Net savings

Trevor Leahy, a high school hockey goaltender in Massachusetts, used computer skills he learned in a class to design pads that are like camouflage and blend into the goal's netting.

"When the shooter comes down and only has a split second to shoot the puck, they're looking for net," Leahy told the Boston Globe. "If you put the net on the pad, they'll shoot at the pad instead of the goal."

Leahy who plays for Pingree School, had the pads custom-made by a Canadian company and has applied for a design patent. He has recorded two shutouts in the pads.

"We really encourage our kids to think outside of the box," Pingree Coach Buddy Taft told the Globe. "Trevor is a good example of that."

Not quite 100

Not quite turn-of-the-century mark: Daniel McIntosh, a goalie for NCAA Division III Northland, was on the losing end of a 4-0 hockey defeat by Adrian on Friday.

But McIntosh also stopped nearly 100 shots, setting a Division III record by turning away 95. That's 18 more than the previous record set in 1973.

Trivia answer

Carlos Martinez.

And finally

Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle on a study that rated lumberjack and dairy farmer as the worst professions: "Apparently the study ignored sports, because there are worse things to be, including: Charles Barkley's life coach, New York Yankees budget director, Jay McGwire's conscience, Raiders owner, Raiders coach and Raiders fan."

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gary.klein@latimes.com

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