Portland Boxing Club’s Morales wins in Lowell

Portland Boxing Club’s Gabriel “Tito” Morales decisioned Devon O’Neill of Coventry, Rhode Island, in the Novice New England Tournament of Champions semifinals in the 123-pound class at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, and advances to the finals next Thursday.

Morales will fight Marquis Fowler, who decisioned Kevin Fletcher.

Road racing

BEACH TO BEACON: The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, has announced that My Place Teen Center, a free, year-round, after-school youth development program for kids at-risk, has been selected as the beneficiary of this year’s TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race in Cape Elizabeth on Aug. 6.

Founded in 1998, My Place Teen Center is a Westbrook-based nonprofit organization that each year serves approximately 570 youths, ages 10-18, who are most at risk, including homeless, disabled, food insecure, cognitively delayed, low-income, immigrants and refugees.

In addition to serving 14,500 meals annually, MPTC also provides life-skills development and academic assistance.


MEMPHIS OPEN: Teenager Taylor Fritz beat Benjamin Becker of Germany 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (5) on Friday at the Memphis Open, becoming the youngest American to reach an ATP semifinal since 1989.

ARGENTINA OPEN: Defending champion Rafael Nadal reached the semifinals with a 7-6 (3), 6-2 victory over Paolo Lorenzi of Italy on clay in Buenos Aires.


NFL: Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was fined $26,044 for the flags that he incurred in the first half of Denver’s 24-10 Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers.

Teammate Malik Jackson was docked $8,681 for unnecessary roughness in the second quarter and Carolina third-string quarterback Joe Webb was fined $8,681 for unnecessary roughness in the chaotic moments following the final play of the game.

n The football that Johnny Unitas threw to Raymond Berry for a touchdown in the Baltimore Colts’ victory over the New York Giants in the historic 1958 NFL Championship game has been sold for $62,140 at an auction.

Berry sold the football to sports memorabilia collector Jay Freedman in 2003. Freedman held onto the item for nearly 16 years before putting it up for auction.


WORLD CUP: Slalom queen Mikaela Shiffrin prepares to throw herself back into World Cup racing on Monday in Crans-Montana, Switzerland – her first race since tearing a ligament in her right knee in December.

Shiffrin even admits to feeling “jittery.”

The Olympic and world slalom champion only started skiing again two weeks ago.

n Swiss skiers Fabienne Suter and Lara Gut went 1-2 in World Cup downhill training while overall leader Lindsey Vonn was fifth at Crans-Montana.


FIFA: Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter’s long-time right-hand man, was banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years for misconduct during his term as FIFA secretary general.

Valcke was found guilty by FIFA’s ethics committee of wide-ranging offenses.

– From staff and news services

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