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Published: Mon, August 22, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



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Boxing roundup

*YOUNGSTOWN -- Jack Loew and Tank DiCioccio of Southside Boxing Club announced that two of their young professional prospects, Darnell Booon ne and Billy Lyell, will be on a boxing card at "The Metropolis" in Montreal Aug. 31.

Lyell, from Niles, is 7-2 with two knockouts and he will be in a 154-pound six-rounder against Ali Nestor-Charles (5-4-1, 1 KO), a southpaw from Montreal.

Boone (5-1-1, 3 KOs), from Youngstown, will be in a middleweight eight-rounder with Walad Smichet (12-1-2, 9 KOs), a Tunisian who resides in Montreal.

*STOW -- Boardman's Keiz Smith, trained by John Hobart, lost a controversial three-round decision to Harold Stewart (4-1) from Akron's Porter Boxing Club.

Smith was aggressive throughout the 150-pound fight throwing a good amount of punches.

"I don't see how Kiez could have lost a fight that had him working hard and looking very good throughout the three rounder," said Hobart.

Also on the card, Julian Salinas scored a three-round decision over Nathan Raden from the Porter Boxing Club. His brother, Popo Salinas, lost a three-round decision to David Rodriguez from Porter. Both of them were in 65-pound bouts. Julius Leegrand from Cleveland's Old School Boxing Club gained a close decision over Charlie Fagan from Southside Boxing Club in a 125-pound bout.

Mercer canceled

MERCER, Pa. -- Mercer Raceway Park's action was canceled Saturday night.

This Saturday is the "Sprint Slug-Out."

WORLD/NATION

Shock beat Mystics

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Deanna Nolan had 18 points to lead the Detroit Shock to a 66-52 win Sunday over the Washington Mystics to stay in contention for the fourth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.

Motorsports roundup

*FOUNTAIN, Colo. -- Dan Wheldon took his second lead with 60 laps left and wasn't challenged again, running away with the Honda Indy 225 on Sunday for his record-tying fifth win of the season.

Wheldon led by as much as 14 seconds after that and cruised to his first win since the Indianapolis 500 on May 29, beating Sam Hornish Jr. by 12.4763 seconds and averaging 153.79 mph) for his eighth career victory.

*ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Kimi Raikkonen won the inaugural Turkish Grand Prix from the pole Sunday, recording his fifth victory of the season and increasing the pressure on points leader Fernando Alonso. Raikkonen, riding for McLaren-Mercedes, was followed by Alonso in a Renault on Formula One's newest course. Juan Pablo Montoya, Raikkonen's teammate, was third.

*CENTER LISLE, N.Y. -- Ricky Carmichael overcame an early challenge from James Stewart to win his 25th consecutive AMA 250cc Motocross Championship race Sunday at Broome-Tioga Sports Center.

Honda's Kevin Windham finished second, and Costa Rica's Ernesto Fonseca was third.

*MOUNT VERNON, Ill. -- A car crashed into the stands at a southern Illinois raceway, killing two spectators and injuring six others, officials said. The driver also was hurt.

It was not immediately known what caused the car to leave the quarter-mile dirt oval track at Mount Vernon Raceway on Saturday night, state police said. The driver was doing a qualification run and was the only car on the track at the time.

The dead were identified as Donald Roznowski, 51, and Jeff Conner, 18.

Golf roundup

*PORTLAND, Ore. -- South Korea's Soo-Yun Kang won for the first time on the LPGA Tour, shooting a 3-under 69 for a four-stroke victory in the Safeway Classic.

Women's British Open winner Jeong Jang shot a 70 to finish second, and Gloria Park was five strokes back after a 71.

*RENO, Nev. -- Vaughn Taylor successfully defended his title in the Reno-Tahoe Open, shooting an even-par 72 to beat Jonathan Kaye by three strokes with a tournament-record 21-under total.

*SNOQUALMIE, Wash. -- Former PGA Tour and USGA administrator David Eger won his second Champions Tour title, shooting a final-round 67 in the inaugural Boeing Greater Seattle Classic.

Eger finished at 17-under 199 on the TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge, taking a $240,000 paycheck from the $1.6 million purse. He was three strokes ahead of runner-up Tom Kite, whose final-round 68 put him at 14 under.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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