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Valentina Shevchenko hands Holly Holm another loss at UFC Chicago

Valentina Shevchenko stunned Holly Holm on Saturday night at UFC Chicago, unanimously outpointing the former UFC champion. 

Fighting for the first fight since losing the belt to Miesha Tate at UFC 196, Holm had losing scores of 49-46 from the judges. 

Her stunning knockout of then-champ Ronda Rousey in Australia at UFC 193 catapulted Holm (10-2) into the spotlight of mixed martial arts, but she followed

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Retired boxer Israel Vazquez, 38, in danger of losing eye because of ring damage

Israel Vazquez’s heroic fighting efforts have come with a heavy price tag.

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman reported Saturday that Vazquez, 38, will require surgery on his damaged eye and it might be replaced with a prosthetic.

“Doctors went to review the eye for a possible cornea transplant, and realized they can’t. The eye’s dead,” Sulaiman said.

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Brandt Snedeker is tied with amateur Jared du Toit at Canadian Open

Brandt Snedeker overpowered the par-five 18th hole Saturday in the Canadian Open to take a one-stroke lead over Canadian amateur Jared du Toit. 

Snedeker hit a 378-yard drive and 121-yard approach to set a 7 1/2-foot eagle putt that he holed for a six-under-par 66. He had five straight birdies on Nos. 2-6, bogeyed 11 and 15 and birdied the par-five 16th. 

Snedeker won the 2013 tournament at Glen Abbey.

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Kyle Busch wins Xfinity Series race and Sprint Cup pole at Indianapolis

Kyle Busch led all but one lap Saturday to win the NASACAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis for the second consecutive year. 

The 2015 Sprint Cup champion beat Kevin Harvick by 0.415 seconds in the race that went 61 laps instead of the 60 scheduled.

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Florida football player helps stop sexual assault

A Florida Gators walk-on turned hero early Thursday morning when he stopped a sexual assault behind a Gainesville bar, according to police.

Cristian Garcia, a fourth-year junior from Miami, works security at a Gainesville establishment, Cantina 101. At around 2:20 a.m. Thursday he was taking out garbage when he noticed a man and woman having sex.

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Chris Froome set to capture third Tour de France title

After two crashes, a bloodied knee and even a run up legendary Mont Ventoux, a relieved Chris Froome can cruise into Paris on Sunday and secure his third Tour de France title in four years. 

Froome kept his lead intact during the final day of climbing — and descending — in the Alps on Saturday and heads to the mostly ceremonial finish on the Champs-Elysees with a comfortable advantage of 4 minutes,

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