Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Sports in brief: Boxing's Bert Sugar dies at 75

boxing

writer, historian bert Sugar dies of cardiac arrest at 75

MOUNT KISKO, N.Y. — Bert Sugar, an iconic boxing writer and sports historian, died Sunday at 75.

Jennifer Frawley, Mr. Sugar's daughter, says cardiac arrest caused his death at Northern Westchester Hospital. His wife, Suzanne, was by his side.

Mr. Sugar was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005. He wrote more than 80 books and appeared in a handful of films, including The Great White Hype starring Samuel Jackson.

A memorial service is being planned. Frawley asked for donations to the Hall of Fame to honor him. "He was really a brilliant man," she said.

ET CETERA

tennis: Venus Williams, unaware until afterward that she erased a match point in the final set, outlasted fellow wild card Aleksandra Wozniak 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) in the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne. "She had match point?" Williams said. "Oh no. Thank God I'm oblivious to the score a lot of times." Williams plays Ana Ivanovic tonight. Men's winners included Rafael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Andy Murray (walkover) and Grigor Dimitrov, who upset No. 7 seed Tomas Berdych 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. Tampa's John Isner lost to Florian Mayer 6-4, 6-2.

soccer: Andre Alves, 21, was shot to death and three were hospitalized in a serious condition after a fight that involved nearly 500 fans before a match between rival Brazilian clubs Corinthians and Palmeiras in Sao Paulo. … AC Milan defender Thiago Silva is out for three to four weeks because of a right thigh injury. He will miss both legs of the Champions League quarterfinal against Barcelona, and Serie A matches against Catania, Fiorentina, Chievo Verona, Genoa and Bologna. … Alan Pulido scored three goals as Mexico beat Honduras 3-0 in Olympic qualifying in Carson, Calif., getting within one victory of making the London Games.

bowling: Norm Duke won his 36th career PBA Tour title, tying Pete Weber for third all time, by teaming with Wes Malott to defeat Ronnie Russell and Sean Rash 193-167 to capture the Doubles Championship in Las Vegas. Walter Ray Williams Jr. (47) and Earl Anthony (43) are first and second all time.

volleyball: Vigor Bovolenta, a 1996 Olympic silver medalist, died of a heart attack at a match Saturday in Macerata, Italy, the Italian volleyball federation says. During a match between his Volley Forli and Lube Macerata, the 37-year-old told teammates he felt faint.

cycling: Tour de France champion Cadel Evans won the Criterium International after finishing the third and final stage in fourth place in Col De L'ospedale, France. Stage winner Pierrick Fedrigo was second overall, eight seconds back.

Times wires

Sports in brief: Boxing's Bert Sugar dies at 75 03/25/12 [Last modified: Monday, March 26, 2012 12:01am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Peter Budaj, Lightning lose to Devils in shootout; Nikita Kucherov scores

    Lightning Strikes

    NEWARK, N.J. — For Peter Budaj, Tuesday's season debut had a shaky start.

    The Lightning’s Vladislav Namestnikov, right, battles Damon Severson for the puck.
  2. Lightning's Steve Yzerman enjoying Nikita Kucherov's scoring run

    Lightning Strikes

    NEWARK, N.J. — If anyone knows what it is like to be as hot as Nikita Kucherov is right now, it's Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman.

    Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, of Russia, celebrates after scoring a goal on the New Jersey Devils during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  3. Bucs journal: Offense needs to get off to a faster start

    Bucs

    TAMPA — The past two games have seen the Bucs offense muster furious rallies in the fourth quarter of losses, with 229 yards against the Patriots and a franchise-record 27 points against the Cardinals.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter walks the field before an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.
  4. NFL players, owners hold 'constructive' talks on issues

    Bucs

    NEW YORK — NFL players and owners met Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called "constructive" and Colts defensive back Darius Butler termed "positive."

    A coalition of advocacy groups 'take a knee' outside of a hotel where members the quarterly NFL league meetings are being held on Tuesday in New York City.  Owners, players and commissioner Roger Goodell are all expected to attend. The activists spoke of having solidarity with athletes and coaches around the country who have also kneeled in protest of racial injustice, especially in policing.
 [Getty Images]
  5. Lightning's Steve Yzerman: Nikita Kucherov 'wants to be great'

    Blogs

    If anyone knows what it is like to be as hot as Nikita Kucherov is right now, it's Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman.

    Nikita Kucherov joined Steve Yzerman, Mario Lemieux and Keith Tkachuk as the only players in the last 30 years to score a goal in each of his team's first six games.