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South Florida Sun Sentinel from Fort Lauderdale, Florida · 50

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2D MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2004 - C SPORTS SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL1 HOPKINS-DELAHOYAFIGHT t 1; ;: i; tj i 1 J; a 4 .a On f i I v- .- - - .2 W - - - -- -"n-fl'- ..-i-.- i-tiii! m jj eeMMMBMI 1 THAT'S ALL: Oscar De La Hoya writhes on the canvas as referee Kenny Bayless counts him out at 1 38 of the ninth round during the middleweight title fight in Las Vegas. AP photoJohn Locher Boxers on opposite paths WIRE REPORTS las vegas Bernard Hopkins' future seems certain, full i -of big fights and bigger paydays. The future is less clear '"for Oscar De La Hoya. , De La Hoya must deal with his first knockout loss and the possibility that he may be near ; - the end of a brilliant career. ,;;, A devastating hook to the body in the ninth round Satur--day night didn't just help es-' v tablish Hopkins as one of the all-time middleweight greats. J It also raised the question of tv-;; whether De La Hoya might J want to finally hang it up. "I really can't answer that now," said De La Hoya, 31. "You w know us fighters have a love-hate relationship with boxing. I really m- can't say yes or no. I was so focused on this fight that I just can't answer that." The answers are easier for the 39-year-old Hopkins, who became the first fighter to stop De La Hoya while running his remarkable streak of successful title defenses to 19. His wallet fat with the $ 10 million or so he collected for beating De La Hoya, Hopkins has his eye on posterity as well. Hopkins said he wants to make at least one more title defense to become the first fighter to defend his title 20 times, then perhaps take on light-heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver or Roy Jones Jr. in a huge money bout. "Money you can make and money you can lose," Hopkins said. "But history you can never erase. That's important . . . to go down in history and be talked about like Ray Robinson is talked about now." Hopkins, who was criticized for not capitalizing on his knockout of Felix Trinidad three years ago, doesn't plan to make the same mistake again after suddenly stopping ; De La Hoya in a tactical fight that really didn't live up to its advance billing. Hopkins and De La Hoya fought cautiously the first half of the fight before Hopkins began taking control in the seventh and eighth rounds behind his jab. De La Hoya was still competitive before a devastating left hook to his liver left him writhing on the deck. "It paralyzes you. You can't do anything about it, and you lose your breath," De La Hoya said. "You're stuck. It's like you want to get up but can't." De La Hoya went down on his elbows and knees, his face contorted in pain before rolling over on his back as referee Kenny Bayless waved the fight to a close at 1 :38 of the ninth round. "I feel proud but obviously very disappointed," De La Hoya said. "But I don't regret it at all." ' TENNIS Kuznetsova wins title, moves to No. 5 U.S. Open champion 7 Svctlana Kuznetsova won the " Wismilak International on Sunday, defeating Germany's - y Marten Weingartner 6-1, 6-4 ' in Bali, Indonesia, to advance - to No. 5 in the rankings. This was the Russian's second r consecutive title and the fifth " in her WTATour career.. . . Marat Safin won his first - title in two years, beating l Mikhail Youzhny 7-6 (4), 7-5 rr in an all-Russian China Open ; ; final in Beijing. Safin, a former U.S. Open champ who 5 has been struggling since an ' injury-plagued 2003, moved to No. 8 in the world. Justin Gimelstob of Delray Beach and Graydon Oliver won the doubles title. : WNBA ' ; Sun downs Fever, ; : clinches conference ; ' Reserve Asjha Jonas scored 16 points and the host - Connecticut Sun clinched the ' regular-season Eastern Conference title for the first , ;. time in its six-year history with an 80-60 win over the ; Indiana Fever. Indiana, ,' ' already eliminated from the : playoffs, got a 30-point performance from Tamika ... Catching Becky Hammon and rookie Shameka Christ on scored 18 points apiece, and the host Z . New York Liberty earned a 79-75 victory over the Washington Mystics earn the second seed in the Eastern : Conference playoffs. . . . Cheryl Ford and Barbara Ferris each scored 15 to help f the WNBA defending iL. champion Detroit Shock clinch the East's third seed with a 68-54 victory against the visiting Charlotte Sting. SOCCER Troubled Real Madrid "" loses to Espanyol Real Madrid missed a : s .chance to stay atop the ' : Spanish standings when it lost to Espanyol 1-0. Maxl Rodriguez provided the lone goal. Madrid, already without injured Zinedine Zidane and Luis Figo, dropped David Briefing STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Sports on TVRadiq Today SPORT EVENT TIME TV NCAA UAB-Florida State (T) Noon (SDR1 NCAA Florida-Tennessee (D Noon j9 Baseball . Cubs-Marlins, game 1 1p.m. (ESS) . WQAM, WQBA, WJNA Baseball Cubs-Marlins, game 2 4:30 p.m. 1 .053 ' - - - , WQAM, WQBA, WJNA Baseball Royals-Devil Rays 7 p.m. (EIH) NFL Vikings-Eagles 9 p.m. CD WFLL, WEFL CSS available in Broward and Miami-Dade counties only. Radio dials: WQAM (560-AM. Miami). WQBA (1 140 AM. Spanish), WJNA (MO-AM), WEFL 7 60-AM, Palm Beach), WFLL (1400-AM. Fort Lauderdale). Beckham and Raul Gonzalez from the starting lineup and then had defender Walter Samuel and right back Michel Salgado ejected. ... In other European games, Juvenrus defeated Atalanta 2-0 on David Trezeguet's two goals, becoming the only team in the Italian league to win its first two games. Also, Tottenham, which hasn't beaten Chelsea in 28 matches, held the Blues to a 0-0 draw in the Premier League. TRACK & FIELD UM's Williams third in 100 in Monaco University of Miami student and Olympic gold and silver medalist Lauryn Williams (11.21 seconds) finished third in the 100 meters behind Jamaicans Veronica Campbell (10.91) . and Aleen Bailey (1 1.16) in the World Athletics Final in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Former Lauderhill resident Lacena Golding-Clarke, representing Jamaica, took third in the 100 hurdles (12.69), behind Olympic champion Joanna Hayes (12.58) and American countrywoman Jenny Adams. Miami's Bershawn Jackson won the men's 400 hurdles with a personal best of 47.86. HORSE RACING Soaring Free takes $1 million Atto Mile . Favorite Soaring Free beat Perfect Soul by a length to win the $ 1 million Atto Mile on the turf at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. Soaring Free won in a stakes record 1 minute, 32.72 seconds. Soaring Free, ridden by Todd Kabel, paid $6.30, $3.20 and $2.70. Perfect Soul finished second, paying $4.20 and $3.30. Royal Regalia paid $4.50.... Sightseek easily won the Grade I $300,000 Ruffian Handicap at Belmont by 1 1 lengths. Sent off as the 1-5 favorite, the 5-year-old mare ran effortlessly under John Velazquez to cover the 1 Vm miles in 1:41.51 overafast track, paying $2.50 and $2.10. Pocus Hocus paid $2.10 (no show wagering) . In stakes races for 2-year-olds, Park Avenue Ball won the Grade II Futurity, and Sense of Style won the Grade I Matron for fillies. ... Harness racing driver Bruce Ranger set a Pompano Park record late Saturday when he won nine races on the same card. He bettered Brian Sears' eight victories on Feb. 15, 2003. Ranger, 44, competed in 17 of the 18 races on the program. ' ET CETERA Ex-Gibbons standout M. Yastrzemski dies Mike Yastrzemski, who played baseball at Cardinal Gibbons High and Florida State, died Wednesday at age 44. The son of.Boston Red Sox great and Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski died from a blood clot, a complication from hip surgery a few days earlier, according to the Eagle-Tribune in Andover, Mass. Yastrzemski lived in Holyoke, Mass., but while at FSU, he played in 279 games from 1980-83 and still ranks in the top 10 in eight categories, including RBI (223) and runs (244). Yastrzemski is survived by his former wife, Ann Marie (Wesson), son Michael Andrew, 16, and by his father Carl Yastrzemski, who splits his time between Boxford, Mass., and Boca Raton. ' '4 ' Dl 1 1 . AN- i m emrttgTT.iTTj 1m. V'1 -i "-k i South Florida's 2000 election fiasco inspires Silver City, a political satire film. LIFESTYLE TODAY Get a head start on Halloween with special events at Florida's theme parks. SUN-SENTINEL.COM TODAY High school football standings, statistics, team-by-team schedules and state polls. i SPORTS TOMORROW Could new banking rules for checkbooks help or hurt you? 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