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Spokane boxer Welliver dominates in title defense

Spokane boxer Chauncy Welliver successfully defended his WBC Continental Americas heavyweight championship in dominating fashion with a unanimous 10-round decision over Bert Cooper in Jefferson City, Mo., on Thursday night.

The fight was scored 100-90, 99-91 and 99-91.

Welliver’s manager Roland Jankelson said Welliver told him after the fifth round that he might have broken his left hand.


Arizona came up with two runs in the second inning and that is all the Wildcats would need in a 2-0 Pac-12 victory over the Washington Huskies (32-5, 3-4) in Seattle.

Kristen Arriola and Hallie Wilson (3 for 4) drove in the runs for the Wildcats (30-9, 3-4) to back up the five-hit shutout by Shelby Babcock (13-6), who survived eight walks while striking out four.


Mark Appel (4-1) gave up a two-run double in the first inning but only three more after that in pitching Stanford (18-6, 3-4) to a 5-2 Pac-12 victory over the Washington Huskies (16-10, 3-4) in Seattle.

Stanford broke through for four runs on five hits and a walk against Huskies starter Aaron West (4-2) in the fifth inning.

Men’s golf

Washington’s Chris Williams, a junior from Moscow, Idaho, was named Pac-12 Men’s Golfer of the Month for March.

Williams earned his fifth win as a Husky by winning the March 16-18 Bandon Dunes (Ore.) Championship by six strokes.