Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

SPORTS Briefs

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

SPORTS Briefs

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Rousey crushes Correia to defend her title at UFC 190

RIO DE JANEIRO - Ronda Rousey defended her bantamweight title by knocking out Bethe Correia only 34 seconds into the first round at UFC 190 on Saturday night. Rousey charged at Correia at the start and finished the fight by throwing a rapid sequence of punches.

Rousey improved to 12-0 in her incredible MMA career. The UFC's biggest star arrived in Rio as the overwhelming favorite against Correia (9-1) after winning her previous three title defenses in a combined 96 seconds.

Cowboys' Mincey in camp after holdout over contract

OXNARD, Calif. - Cowboys defensive end Jeremy Mincey is expected to end a brief holdout over a contract extension by participating in practice Sunday at training camp.

Dallas coach Jason Garrett said Mincey would get lighter work after missing the first three days of camp, including the first padded practice Saturday.

Garrett declined to discuss details of a conversation with Mincey, but the eighth-year player wants an extension after leading the team with six sacks and providing stability to an improving defense.

Rahal wins in Ohio, pulls within 9 points of Montoya

LEXINGTON, Ohio - Graham Rahal won the IndyCar race Sunday in his home state of Ohio, and in the process made up considerable ground on series leader Juan Pablo Montoya with two events remaining in the season.

Rahal held off Justin Wilson on the final restart, on the 84th of 90 laps in the 203-mile race at Mid-Ohio. Wilson ended up finishing second, 3.4 seconds behind. Simon Pagenaud was third, followed by pole winner Scott Dixon. Montoya, who came into the race with a 42- point lead over Rahal, finished 11th.

Rahal now trails by only nine points.

Rahal is a native of New Albany, which is about 45 miles south of the Mid-Ohio course. This was the third IndyCar win of his career and second of the season.

Isner wins Atlanta Open for 3rd straight year

ATLANTA - John Isner won the Atlanta Open for the third straight year, beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday at Atlantic Station. …

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