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Benson Henderson wins at UFC 150 to keep title

Mixed martial arts

Henderson retains

title at UFC 150

Benson Henderson, a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School in Federal Way, retained the lightweight title at UFC 150 Saturday night in Denver, doing just enough to outpoint Frankie Edgar in a split decision.

Henderson, 28, received winning scores of 48-47 from two of the judges, while the third scored it 49-46 for Edgar, who is from Toms River, N.J.

Henderson (16-2) beat the 30-year-old Edgar (14-3-1) by unanimous decision at UFC 144 in Saitama, Japan.

Boos rained down on Henderson after the decision in the rematch was announced to the crowd that gravitated to Edgar's corner as the 155-pound fight progressed.

Henderson, who fights out of Glendale, Ariz., had an 89-62 advantage in significant punches landed.

College basketball

'Nova assistant resigns

Villanova announced assistant coach Doug Martin has resigned because of inaccuracies on his résumé.

Martin was hired as associate coach by Villanova coach Jay Wright on Monday.

Martin had been coaching at a high school in Virginia; he has also coached in the Continental Basketball Association.

When he was hired by Villanova, the school issued a news release saying Martin played for Wisconsin-Green Bay from 1991 to 1995. first reported there was no record of Martin playing for Wisconsin-Green Bay.

College football

Ex-LSU player Mathieu

visits McNeese State

Tyrann Mathieu visited McNeese State hours after he was kicked off the team at Louisiana State and is considering transferring to the Southland Conference school located about 200 miles from his hometown of New Orleans.

McNeese State coach Matt Viator said in a statement released by the school Saturday he met with Heisman Trophy finalist Mathieu on Friday in Lake Charles, La.

Mathieu, nicknamed Honey Badger for his tenacious style and blond streak of hair, won the Chuck Bednarik Award as national defensive player of the year last season.

LSU dismissed Mathieu and revoked the 20-year-old cornerback's scholarship for a violation of athletic-department rules. He was suspended for a game last season after failing a drug test. The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, citing an unidentified person close to the player, reported Mathieu failed another drug test.

McNeese State competes in FCS, the second tier of major-college football. Mathieu can play this season if he transfers down a level from FBS to FCS.


Athlete in Ironman dies

An athlete competing in the Ironman U.S. Championship in New York and New Jersey died after having a medical problem during the 2.4-mile swimming portion of the triathlon in the Hudson River, race officials said.

The swimmer, a 43-year-old man, was taken to a hospital but did not survive. An autopsy was being performed.

Contestants in the Ironman had to swim and then compete in a 112-mile bicycle race and a 26.2-mile marathon run ending in Manhattan's Riverside Park.

Jordan Rapp won the event and Mary Beth Ellis took the women's title.

Two people died during the swim portion of the Nautica New York City Triathlon last summer. A male competitor died during the New York City Triathlon in 2008.


Richard Gasquet of France will face Novak Djokovic of Serbia in Sunday's Rogers Cup tennis final in Toronto.

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