Originally created 11/30/03



Harrison regains featherweight title

Scott Harrison knocked Manuel Medina down four times, stopping him in the 11th round to regain the WBO featherweight title on Saturday night in Glasgow, Scotland.

Harrison, who lost the 126-pound title to Medina in a split decision at the same Braehead Arena venue in July, regained it with a dominating performance.

The Scottish fighter, who improved to 20-2-1, knocked Medina down with a flurry of punches in the opening round and maintained control of the fight.

With the Mexican champion clearly tiring, Harrison put him down twice in the 10th round with right hands and Medina just managed to hold on until the bell.

Harrison pressed the advantage in the 11th, flooring Medina with a short, chopping right hand. Medina struggled to his feet, but the referee stopped the contest after 31 seconds of the round.

Horse racing

The Cliff's Edge nips Gran Prospect

In Louisville, Ky., The Cliff's Edge beat Gran Prospect by three-quarters of a length Saturday in the Grade 2 $222,200 Kentucky Jockey Club for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs.

The son of Gulch, ridden by Shane Sellers, took the lead at the top of the stretch and covered the 1 1/16 miles on the fast track in 1:45.50. He paid $3.80, $2.60 and 2.20.

The Cliff's Edge, who won the Iroquois Stakes by a record 7 3/4 lengths at Churchill Downs earlier this month, was the favorite in the eight-horse field.

The colt, trained by Nick Zito, earned $137,764 and increased his career winnings to $255,258 for owner Robert LaPenta.


Swede completes weekend sweep

In Park City, Utah, Sweden's Anja Paerson completed a weekend sweep by winning the opening World Cup slalom event and claiming her second commanding victory in as many days.

"It's the first time I ever did a really good result in my first slalom," said Paerson, who won Saturday's race by 1.14 seconds.

Paerson has a large lead in the World Cup standings. She also won Friday's giant slalom by a whopping 1.42 seconds and placed second in the opening GS last month. After three races, Paerson has 280 points - 103 ahead of Germany's Martina Ertl, who is second.

  • In Lake Louise, Alberta, world champion Michael Walchhofer of Austria won the first downhill of the World Cup season Saturday.
  • He finished in 1 minute, 51.16 seconds. Erik Guay of Canada was next in 1:51.85, followed by Antoine Deneriaz of France in 1:51.90.

    Reigning overall World Cup champion Stephan Eberharter and Bode Miller were more than 1 1/2 minutes off the pace.


    Germans are 1-2 in World Cup race In Calgary, Alberta, Germany's Sandra Prokoff and Susi Erdmann took the top two spots in the women's World Cup two-man bobsled races at the Canada Olympic Park on Saturday. Germany I, with Prokoff piloting and brakeman Janine Tisher, dominated both heats to finish with a combined time of 1 minute, 53.19 seconds. Erdmann piloted Germany II, with brakeman Nicole Herschmann, to a second-place finish in 1:53.84. Soccer United States wins Youth opener 3-1

    In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the United States rallied to beat Paraguay 3-1 with three second-half goals Saturday in a FIFA World Youth Championship opener.

    Ed Johnson tied the score eight minutes after halftime, Mike Magee put the Americans ahead in the 67th minute, and captain Bobby Convey sealed the victory in the 81st.

    Julio Dos Santos scored for Paraguay in the sixth minute.

    Freddy Adu, the 14-year-old who recently joined Major League Soccer, did not get in the game for the United States.


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