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June 25, 2012 | By David Savage, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court struck down most of Arizona's strict law targeting illegal immigrants, but said Arizona's police can stop, question and briefly detain immigrants if they have reason to believe they are in the country illegally. The justices said the federal government has the ultimate authority to decide who will be held on immigration charges and deported.   While police can stop people they suspect are illegal immigrants, the justices said the police have limited authority.
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March 11, 2014 | By Eryn Brown
Both sides are claiming victory in the latest flare-up between Los Angeles County and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. In a March 7 decision, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Luis A. Lavin struck down the foundation's challenge to two county contracts that were  awarded without a competitive bidding process. The contracts went to UCLA and St. John's Well Child and Family Center for providing healthcare and other services to young people living with or at risk for HIV. Officials said that the ruling "clearly validates the county's contracting efforts.
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October 17, 2006
Alicia Sacramone of the United States performs on the balance beam during the World Gymnastics Championships at Aarhus, Denmark, on Monday. The U.S., a gold medal favorite before the competition, is in first place and seems a safe bet to reach the team finals.
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February 4, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Timothy Bradley laid out some valid points about why he believes his April 12 rematch against Manny Pacquiao will be even more impressive than their June 2012 fight that Bradley won by a controversial split decision. "He can still punch like hell, but I feel the killer instinct is gone," Bradley said Tuesday in Beverly Hills, where he and Pacquiao launched the promotion of their HBO pay-per-view bout at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The 35-year-old Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs), with more than triple the number of Bradley's knockouts, was asked about that zinger.
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June 14, 2009 | Lem Satterfield
On Saturday night, Madison Square Garden's sold-out arena was packed with Latino fans, mostly of Puerto Rican descent. Scattered throughout the crowd of 17,734 were orange thunder sticks as well as replicas of their native flag, which they, respectively, slammed together and waved aloft while screaming ear-searing support for their countryman, Miguel Cotto.
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June 16, 2013 | By Todd Martin
UFC 161 takes place Saturday night from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is the first UFC event from Winnipeg. The event is headlined by a battle between former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and former Pride, Strikeforce and RINGS champion Dan Henderson. It is an important bout for each man, as both are coming off losses. Henderson vs. Evans was not the original intended main event, but a series of injuries left the card decimated. Stay tuned for coverage throughout the evening.
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November 16, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS - Georges St-Pierre survived, in what he said was the toughest victory of his distinguished Ultimate Fighting Championship career Saturday night. After edging gritty challenger Johny Hendricks by judges' split decision - 29-28 (Sal D'Amato), 29-28 (Tony Weeks) and 28-29 (Glenn Trowbridge) - St-Pierre then unleashed the bombshell that he needs to "turn in my gloves for a little bit," to deal with what he called "personal things. " Asked in the MGM Grand octagon if he was retiring, St-Pierre (25-2)
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November 22, 2009 | By Lance Pugmire
Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz have weathered so much between their first meeting in 2006 and the renewal that came Saturday night. A title won and lost by Griffin. A career-threatening back injury by Ortiz. A bitter contract split between Ortiz and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A loss that Griffin admitted "broke me" just earlier this year. That's why the UFC put these two in the main event of UFC 106 Saturday night at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, to see who had what left.
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October 8, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Diego Corrales couldn't beat Joel Casamayor or the scales. Casamayor won the WBC lightweight title Saturday night in Las Vegas with a split decision win over Corrales, who was forced to give up the belt a day earlier when he failed to make the 135-pound weight limit. In a fight that almost didn't happen because Corrales (40-4) couldn't make the weight, Casamayor (34-3-1) won the vacated title and the rubber match between the two fighters.
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October 12, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- If there were doubts - and there were - Timothy Bradley wanted to clear them up in the final seconds of his gritty 12-round fight with Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday night. As his World Boxing Organization welterweight title defense at Thomas and Mack Center came to a close, Bradley threw a hard left that struck Marquez flush on the jaw and left him staggered. And for the third consecutive fight, Palm Springs' Bradley (31-0) found a way to win the narrow favor of judges, edging Marquez by split decision.
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November 16, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS - Georges St-Pierre survived, in what he said was the toughest victory of his distinguished Ultimate Fighting Championship career Saturday night. After edging gritty challenger Johny Hendricks by judges' split decision - 29-28 (Sal D'Amato), 29-28 (Tony Weeks) and 28-29 (Glenn Trowbridge) - St-Pierre then unleashed the bombshell that he needs to "turn in my gloves for a little bit," to deal with what he called "personal things. " Asked in the MGM Grand octagon if he was retiring, St-Pierre (25-2)
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October 13, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- Juan Manuel Marquez believed that landing more telling punches on Timothy Bradley had made him the first Mexican boxer to win world titles in five different weight classes. As has happened before in Las Vegas, Marquez was mistaken. So at age 40, after a fourth major decision in this town has gone against him, Marquez said he is contemplating retirement. “The people saw a good performance, but the judges did it again,” Marquez said late Saturday night after Bradley beat him by split-decision to retain his World Boxing Organization welterweight title at Thomas and Mack Center.
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October 13, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS - Timothy Bradley's conquest of Juan Manuel Marquez inspired the unbeaten world welterweight champion from Palm Springs to chase even greater glory. "If a Floyd Mayweather fight could materialize, I'd love it," Bradley (31-0) said late Saturday after beating Marquez by split decision at the Thomas & Mack Center. Given the business relationships and years of hard feelings that exist, however, that's a wish that seems unlikely. Bradley's promoter, Top Rank Chairman Bob Arum, and Mayweather split on bitter terms last decade and haven't worked together since.
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October 12, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- If there were doubts - and there were - Timothy Bradley wanted to clear them up in the final seconds of his gritty 12-round fight with Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday night. As his World Boxing Organization welterweight title defense at Thomas and Mack Center came to a close, Bradley threw a hard left that struck Marquez flush on the jaw and left him staggered. And for the third consecutive fight, Palm Springs' Bradley (31-0) found a way to win the narrow favor of judges, edging Marquez by split decision.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Ken Norton Sr., a former heavyweight boxing champion who beat Muhammad Ali once - breaking his jaw - and fought him to two other extremely close decisions, died Wednesday at a care facility near Las Vegas. He was 70. Norton had been in poor health in recent years after a series of strokes, but the congestive heart failure he suffered Wednesday stunned those close to him, "like a sucker punch to us all," said Norton's close friend from Orange County, Patrick Tenore Sr. One of Norton's four children, former UCLA and NFL linebacker Ken Norton Jr., who is now a Seattle Seahawks assistant coach, confirmed his father's death to the Associated Press.
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June 21, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Juan Manuel Marquez last month spoke as if the door to ever fight Manny Pacquiao was closed for good. But maybe not. Marquez, at Thursday's Beverly Hills Hotel news conference to promote his Oct. 12 fight vs. Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas, said he will consider fighting Pacquiao a fifth time if the fight were to be staged in Marquez's native Mexico. “We offered that to Team Pacquiao and they rejected it,” Marquez said. “If the Pacquiao team tells me they want to fight in Mexico, yes, I will fight him. “But I want to leave with the feeling I had” in December after knocking Pacquiao out cold.
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June 9, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
In a stunning slight to punch statistics - and the naked eyes of most everyone else - two Nevada judges Saturday scored that Timothy Bradley upset Manny Pacquiao. Judges C.J. Ross and Duane Ford gave Bradley a 115-113 edge in the WBO welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, while judge Jerry Roth scored the bout 115-113 for Pacquiao. Pacquiao, who relied on his power and speed to repeatedly back up Bradley while fighting with an obvious sense that Bradley could not hurt him, said he will invoke his right for a rematch in November.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2009 | Evelyn Larrubia
In an unexpected twist, a former Labor secretary tapped to resolve a dispute between two high-profile labor leaders essentially rendered a split decision Thursday. At issue was whether the officers of United Healthcare Workers-West, based in Oakland, broke union rules when they set up a tax-exempt fund for patient education, which the Service Employees International Union said was a secret war chest in a fight against its parent union.
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June 16, 2013 | By Todd Martin
UFC 161 takes place Saturday night from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is the first UFC event from Winnipeg. The event is headlined by a battle between former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and former Pride, Strikeforce and RINGS champion Dan Henderson. It is an important bout for each man, as both are coming off losses. Henderson vs. Evans was not the original intended main event, but a series of injuries left the card decimated. Stay tuned for coverage throughout the evening.
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April 21, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Benson Henderson not only won a split decision over Gilbert Melendez during "UFC on Fox 7," but he decided to propose to his girlfriend after the fight. Henderson admitted that he was nervous about whether he should pop the question after successfully defending his Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title, but he quickly cut off the post-fight interview in the octagon to get his girlfriend's attention. "I love you," he said, getting down on one knee. "I'm not perfect.
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