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Newsmakers: Neiman print of Ali stolen

From staff and wire reports

Stolen Artwork showing Muhammad Ali in a classic pose, in white trunks and red boxing gloves, was stolen from an exhibit while it was open to the public at the Muhammad Ali Center. Surveillance cameras recorded the brazen theft, and a manhunt was under way for a suspect. The signed print of a painting by LeRoy Neiman, valued at $5,000, was taken around 1 p.m. EDT Saturday, Louisville, Kentucky, police spokesman Dwight Mitchell said Tuesday. He said investigators were trying to locate “a person of strong interest.”

Died Brazil’s 1970 World Cup winning captain and scorer of one of the sport’s most memorable goals Carlos Alberto Torres, has died. He was 72. A statement on Carlos Alberto’s Facebook page confirmed the death. “It is in deep sorrow that we inform that this Tuesday morning our eternal captain Carlos Alberto Torres passed away in Rio de Janeiro,” the statement said.

2001 Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos, whose winning time was second only to Secretariat, has died. He was 18. Nuckols Farm owner Charles Nuckols III confirmed Tuesday that Monarchos died early Saturday after emergency surgery the day before to repair a ruptured intestine.

Injured Los Angeles Angels slugger C.J. Cron is having a medical procedure to relieve pain in his left thumb. Cron will need six to eight weeks of recovery time, the Angels announced Tuesday. He should be fine for spring training.

Duke freshman Jayson Tatum is being evaluated by the team’s medical staff after injuring his lower leg during practice. Team spokesman Cory Walton confirmed Tatum was hurt during the second of the program’s two pro days, but did not have any further details, including which leg was injured.

Paid Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta has revealed that Paul Pogba’s agent will be paid 27 million euros ($30 million) for the player’s record transfer to Manchester United. Pogba returned to United in August for a world-record fee of $116 million.

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