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


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.


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]
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