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Boxing

Three local boxers to fight at nationals

North Augusta Police Athletic League fighters Brandon Domingue , Hector Valles and Christian Steele will compete at the National PAL Championships in San Antonio this week.

Domingue will fight in the 141-pound division, Steele will box in the 152-pound class and Valles is in the 114-pound division.

Women's Basketball

Americans capture gold in worlds final

In Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, the United States won the women's basketball world championship , getting 18 points from Angel McCoughtry in an 89-69 win over the Czech Republic.

Diana Taurasi added 16 and Sue Bird had 11 points for the Americans, who now have won the world championship eight times.

The victory provided redemption for the only blemish on Bird, Taurasi and Tamika Catchings ' U.S. Basketball careers. They were on the team that finished a disappointing third in the 2006 worlds.

The three were determined not to let that happen again.

To win the gold, in a similar situation to the men's team that won in Turkey, the U.S. had to get past the host nation in the final.

NBA

Noah, Bulls agree on 5-year extension

Joakim Noah and the Chicago Bulls agreed on a five-year contract extension, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized.

The news about Noah comes on a day when the Bulls learned that Carlos Boozer , their top acquisition this summer, broke a bone in his right hand in a fall at home and could be out about two months.

Noah is coming off a breakout season in which he averaged 10.7 points and 11.0 rebounds while battling plantar fasciitis in his left foot that kept him out of 18 games.

- Gilbert Arenas was on the sidelines again as the Washington Wizards wrapped up training camp with a scrimmage.

Arenas missed three of the final four sessions of camp with a sore leg.

Horse Racing

'Wife' horses miss money in rematch

In Oceanport, N.H., a rematch between a pair of horses whose stretch duel became an international Internet sensation ended with both finishing out of the money.

Mywifenosevrything and Thewifedoesntknow were among 10 horses competing in Sunday's ninth race at Monmouth Park, and both ran close to the lead before fading in the stretch.

Thewifedoesntknow finished fourth, while Mywifenosevrything -- who was sent off as the favorite -- finished eighth in the race won by Marquet Madness.

The "wife" horses' first meeting on Aug. 22 produced a memorable stretch call by track announcer Larry Collmus : "Mywifenosevrything. Thewifedoesntknow. They're one-two. Of course they are!"

- In New York, Tizway pulled away to a 5-length victory over Cool Coal Man in the $250,000 Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park.

Rajiv Maragh was aboard for trainer H. James Bond as Tizway earned his fifth win in 15 starts.


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