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SPORTS BRIEFS

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BOXING

Braehmer defeats Konrad

Juergen Braehmer defeated fellow German Konni Konrad by an eighth-round technical knockout to retain his WBA light heavyweight title in a one-sided bout on Saturday. Konrad looked out of his depth, and was sent staggering back against the ropes in the first round. Braehmer floored Konrad in the sixth with a counterpunch, although Konrad survived the count. He quit with an eye problem before the eighth. Braehmer said he noticed Konrad was having trouble with his eye, and so he targeted it for further punishment. “You know, it’s boxing,” he said. Braehmer improved to 47-2 (37 KOs) after his fifth successful defense of the vacant title he won by defeating Marcus Oliveira in December 2013. The Montenegro-born Konrad dropped to 22-2-1 (11 KOs).

BOXING

Pac-Man hints at more fights

Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao hinted he has several more fights left in him after his US promoter said Pacquiao is likely to retire next year. Pacquiao played down remarks by promoter Bob Arum that he would fight just once more next year before hanging up his gloves to run for office in the Philippine Senate. “I know better what is happening to my body,” Pacquiao said defiantly late on Saturday, reacting to Arum’s statement. Arum on Thursday was quoted as saying that 36-year-old Pacquiao wants to get on with his political career and run for the Senate. Pacquiao, who has won eight world championships in different weight divisions, has previously parlayed his boxing fame into a career in showbiz and election as a congressman. Pacquiao has declined to say whether he will run for higher office in next year’s elections, but has previously said he expects to fight again in April against an unnamed opponent.

FOOTBALL

Hayne makes 49ers roster

The Jarryd Hayne bandwagon Down Under just got a little more crowded. The former National Rugby League star early yesterday tweeted he made the 53-man roster for the San Francisco 49ers, ending an against-the-odds transition since leaving the Parramatta Eels last year to chase his dream of playing in the NFL. Mission accomplished, so far. “Hayne Plane arrives on schedule,” the Australian newspaper said. The Sydney Morning Herald said Hayne “completed one of the greatest code-switches in sporting history.” Under a section of the newspaper called “Hayne Mania,” the Sunday Telegraph in Sydney said Hayne, 27, was sightseeing with his mother Jodie and two sisters in San Francisco when told he had made the cut.

FOOTBALL

Teenager dies during game

A high-school football player in Louisiana died from injuries he sustained on the field during a game, officials told reporters on Saturday. Tyrell Cameron, 16, a student at Franklin Parish High School in northeast Louisiana, was wheeled off the field on a stretcher after he was injured during the fourth quarter on Friday night, Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb said in an interview. Cameron was pronounced dead later at a local hospital, Cobb said. The official cause of death and the circumstances leading up to the injury are still under investigation, Cobb said. “This is something that has touched everybody — not only here, but throughout the entire country — who is involved in youth sports,” Cobb said. “Tyrell will live on in the memory of those who loved him,” the school said on Twitter.

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