Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Digest: Horn, Who Beat Pacquiao, Wins Again

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Digest: Horn, Who Beat Pacquiao, Wins Again

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Boxer Horn, who defeated Pacquiao, wins again

Jeff Horn followed up on his contentious World Boxing Organization welterweight title win over Manny Pacquiao with a successful first defense on Wednesday against Gary Corcoran in Brisbane, Australia.

The former school teacher from Australia won by technical knockout in the 11th round when Corcoran's corner threw in the towel with the England-based boxer bleeding from a deep cut above his left eye. Corcoran (12-2) needed six stitches to the cut above his left eye and another four stitches to a cut on the right.

It was Horn's first fight since his unanimous decision upset of eight-division champion Pacquiao in front of more than 51,000 fans in an outdoor afternoon fight at nearby Suncorp Stadium in July in the "Battle of Brisbane a victory that some critics dismissed as a hometown decision. Horn, now unbeaten in 19 bouts, is hoping the win at the Brisbane Convention Centre sets him up for a fight against Terence Crawford next year in Las Vegas.

"Yeah, there is a lot to prove to a lot of Americans," Horn said. "There's always going to be the doubters. All I can do is keep winning. Hopefully I can start changing people's minds one by one." (AP)

College football roundup * Kansas State coach Bill Snyder will return next season, the St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press reported. Speculation swirled that Snyder, a native of St. Joseph, might be retiring. Snyder, 78 and the oldest head coach in college football's top tier, received treatment for throat cancer last offseason but he coached all season for the Wildcats. They are 7-5 and face UCLA in the Cactus Bowl, on Dec. 26 in Phoenix. The Wildcats are 209-110-1 in his career.

* Former Iowa coach Paul Rhoads has been named UCLA's defensive backs coach on coach Chip Kelly's new staff. Rhoads was in charge of the Cyclones from 2009-15. He spent the past two seasons on Bret Bielema's staff at Arkansas, serving as the Razorbacks' defensive coordinator and then their interim head coach this season.

* Wofford coach Mike Ayers, 69, is retiring after 30 seasons as the Terriers' coach. …

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