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Klitschko wins again to retain heavyweight titles

Published October 5, 2013 6:59 pm

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BOXING • Wladimir Klitschko retained his WBA and IBF heavyweight titles in Moscow on Saturday night, unanimously outpointing previously undefeated Alexander Povetkin. Klitschko knocked down Povetkin three times in the seventh round.

All three judges ruled 119-104 for Klitschko (61-3). Povetkin lost for the first time in 27 fights.

"Povetkin is a fighter with high spirit," said Klitschko's older brother, Vitali. "He fought till the end. I do not think the bout could have been finished earlier. If Wladimir could do it he would have certainly done it."

Obama open to name change for team

NFL • President Barack Obama says he would "think about changing" the Washington Redskins' name if he owned the football team as he waded into the controversy involving a word that many consider offensive to Native Americans.

Obama, in an interview with The Associated Press, said team names such as the Redskins offend "a sizable group of people." He said that while fans get attached to the names, nostalgia may not be a good enough reason to keep them in place.

"I don't know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real legitimate concerns that people have about these things," he said in the interview,.

From wire reports