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Camacho held in burglary

Published Aug. 24, 2005

Three-time world boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was arrested Thursday in the burglary of a Gulfport business in November.

Police chief Stephen T. Barnes said Camacho, 42, was being held in Harrison County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. No date was set for an initial court appearance.

Barnes declined to release any details of the burglary _ including what kind of business it was or what allegedly was taken.

Camacho has been training on the Mississippi coast for a middleweight bout with Chris Walsh on Jan. 21 in Gulfport.

HALL OF FAME: The little guys made it big in the international class of 2005. Headlining 15 inductees are two-time featherweight champion Bobby Chacon, two-time junior welterweight champion Duilio Loi of Italy, featherweight champion Barry McGuigan of Ireland and junior middleweight champion "Terrible" Terry Norris.


U.S. team falls in Hopman

Meghann Shaughnessy and Tampa's James Blake lost singles matches as the United States fell to Slovakia 2-1 in the Hopman Cup at Perth, Australia, but the American team remains in contention for a spot in the final against Argentina. Daniela Hantuchova defeated Shaughnessy 6-4, 6-2 and Dominik Hrbaty beat Blake 7-6 (7-2), 6-4. The U.S. pair won the mixed doubles. They face Australia today.

ELSEWHERE: Venus Williams struggled past Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in the Champions Challenge at Hong Kong. She plays U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova today for a spot in Saturday's final against Elena Dementieva. World No. 1 Roger Federer breezed into the semifinals of the Qatar Open in Doha with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Felciano Lopez and will play Nikolay Davydenko. The other semifinal matches Ivan Ljubicic and Albert Costa.


American back in first

American Lindsey Kildow reclaimed the points lead in the World Cup downhill standings by finishing second to Austrian Michaela Dorfmeister at Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy.

CROSS COUNTRY: Rebecca Dussault and James Southam won gold medals in the U.S. championships at Midway, Utah. Dussault won the women's 5-kilometer freestyle, her second gold this week after winning the 15K freestyle on Monday. Southam earned his first national championship by winning the men's 10K freestyle.

ELSEWHERE: Ski jumper Janne Ahonen of Finland narrowly missed sweeping the Four Hills tour when he finished second to Austrian Martin Hoellwarth in the closing event at Bischofshofen, Austria. At Schonach, Germany, Hannu Manninen of Finland won his third World Cup Nordic combined event to take the overall lead. Sweden won a World Cup biathlon relay at Oberhof, Germany, the first for its men's team since 1993.


ARENA FOOTBALL: Tampa Bay lineman Mike Sutton, fullback/linebacker Umar Muhammad and kicker Matt George were placed on the refused-to-report list, allowing the Storm to sign fullback/linebacker T.J. Turner, a seventh-round draft pick of the New England Patriots in 2001. In other news, the Storm and WDAE-AM 620 extended their radio partnership for two more years. The station will continue to air all Storm regular-season and postseason games, as well as the weekly Tim Marcum Show.

TRACK AND FIELD: American sprinter Michelle Collins is appealing her eight-year doping ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. Collins, 33, never tested positive for drugs, but the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency charged her based on patterns observed in her blood and urine tests as well as evidence from the BALCO investigation.

DISASTER: The South Asian Games, scheduled to be hosted by Sri Lanka in August, have been postponed a year as the island nation concentrates on rebuilding after the tsunami tragedy.

Compiled from Times staff, wire reports.

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