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Published: Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 12:20 a.m.

Big times upcoming for Klitschko brothers

  • LAS VEGAS - The next few weeks will be big for the biggest brothers in boxing, Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko.

    Wladimir takes on Lamon Brewster on April 10 in a fight that will show how far he's recovered from his shocking knockout loss a year ago to Corrie Sanders.

    Vitali follows on April 24, fighting Sanders for both the WBC heavyweight title and some family pride.

    There's a lot at stake, one reason the brothers hired trainer Emanuel Steward to help guide them.

    ''They are very serious, they are not taking any chances,'' Steward said Wednesday. ''They realize what can happen after what happened last year with Corrie Sanders.''

    Technically, the Klitschkos can accomplish their goal of being world champions at the same time by both winning, though Wladimir's fight with Brewster is for a fringe title not generally recognized among those in boxing.

    Wladimir's fight almost seems the warmup act to his brother's fight with Sanders in Los Angeles. Vitali will fight in the same arena where he made a name for himself last June by going six bloody rounds with Lennox Lewis before being stopped because of cuts.

    FSU, Texas A&M cancel future series

  • TALLAHASSEE - Florida State and Texas A&M canceled their home-and-home series in 2005 and 2006 because of scheduling conflicts, the schools said Wednesday.

    Both teams were in need of an extra home game for the season that they were serving as the road team. Texas A&M was the host in 2005 while Florida State was to host in 2006.

    The two schools were unable to flip-flop the games because of Florida State's scheduling conflicts related to the expansion of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

    Neither team has signed a replacement.

    V. Williams eliminated in Nasdaq quarterfinals

  • KEY BISCAYNE - Tape took care of Venus Williams' sprained right foot. There was no remedy for the shaky serve and late fade.

    Williams was injured during the second set Wednesday, but sloppy shotmaking hurt her more, and she lost to Elena Dementieva 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3) in the quarterfinals of the Nasdaq-100 Open.

    Williams' defeat spoiled a potential renewal of her sibling rivalry with younger sister Serena in the final Saturday.

    In men's play, No. 3-seeded Guillermo Coria became the first semifinalist by beating unseeded Nicolas Kiefer 6-3, 6-3.

    Lake City CC baseball defeats Santa Fe

  • Lake City CC defeated Santa Fe CC 14-13 in a junior college baseball game Wednesday.

    SFCC is now 4-9 in the Mid-Florida Conference and 11-18 overall, while LCCC is 5-9, 12-18.

  • SOFTBALL: Santa Fe CC travels to Jacksonville today to face Florida Community College-Jacksonville in a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m.

    Senior Hayden injures ankle in pickup game

  • Former Florida center Vanessa Hayden will be sidelined 8-10 weeks after severely injuring her ankle during a pickup game Tuesday, according to Gators coach Carolyn Peck. Hayden's injury, however, is not expected to affect her status in this month's WNBA Draft.

    The injury occurred at the Southwest Rec Center on the campus of the University of Florida eight days after Florida lost to Baylor in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Albuquerque, N.M.

    Hayden has received an invitation to attend the April 17 draft in New York City where she is expected to be the first center taken.

    -Brandon Zimmerman

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