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Eulace Peacock, whose triumphs included seven victories in 10 meetings over Jesse Owens in 1935, is dead at the age of 82… . Mike Fisher of perennial power Virginia has won his second straight Hermann Trophy as college soccer’s best male player. … The Boston Red Sox have signed a one-year contract with outfielder Shane Mack, who spent the last two seasons in Japan… . Americans Chris Thorpe and Gordy Sheer won the doubles at a World Cup luge meet in Altenberg, Germany… . Fog wiped out a men’s World Cup downhill at Val d’Isere, France, after only 17 skiers finished… . Colorado’s Matt Russell was selected as winner of the Butkus Award, given to college football’s best linebacker. Russell, a 6-foot-2, 245-pound senior for the Buffaloes, received 88 points from a 25-member selection committee to edge finalists Pat Fitzgerald (76) of Northwestern and Canute Curtis (52) of West Virginia.

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