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Rugby

Daniel Heenan gets drafted

Rangy Queensland backrower Daniel Heenan was drafted in the Wallabies squad yesterday to replace injured flanker George Smith for Australia's series-opening Tri-Nations rugby union international against South Africa at Cape Town. Smith failed a fitness test Wednesday and will be sidelined for July 12 test. Smith also missed tests against Wales and England last month after injuring his neck in the Wallabies season-opening win over Ireland, which allowed Waratahs flanker Phil Waugh to move into the starting lineup and Heenan to cover the bench.

Boxing

Holyfield gets married

Four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield was married in a ceremony at the Fayette County Courthouse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported yesterday. The 40-year-old Holyfield, and Candi Calvana Smith, 24, who listed her occupation as "student" on the marriage license application, were wed in the courtroom of Probate Judge Martha Stephenson on Tuesday.

Soccer

Hamm wants another Cup

US soccer stalwart Mia Hamm will have one more chance to add to her World Cup resume. "This is definitely my last World Cup," she told the MetroWest Daily News on Wednesday. "I mean, I'm getting too old for all of this." The 31-year-old Hamm and the rest of the women's national team will be defending their World Cup title this fall, when the US hosts the Women's World Cup. Hamm is the all-time international scoring leader with 133 goals. Hamm has won the Women's World Cup twice, in 1991 and 1999

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