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Sun., Feb. 18, 1996, midnight

Henry Maske of Germany survived a furious second round by Duran Williams, then pounded out a unanimous decision over the Jamaican-born fighter to retain his IBF light heavyweight title in Dortmund, Germany. … Unbeaten Philip Holiday of South Africa retained his IBF lightweight title by stopping American John Lark in the 10th round at Pretoria, South Africa.

The Detroit Pistons retired Isiah Thomas’ jersey number 11. Thomas, now the general manager of the Toronto Raptors, was honored in a 65-minute ceremony before Saturday’s Pistons-Raptors game.

The Canadian Press reported the Raptors are close to making a deal that would send Willie Anderson and Victor Alexander to New York in exchange for Doug Christie, Herb Williams and cash.



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