Paul Spadafora, "The Pittsburgh Kid," got right down to business and worked his way through 10 rounds to earn a unanimous decision against Rob Frankel Saturday night at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in New Cumberland, W.Va.
Spadafora's counterpunches were sharp and his jab was landing on Frankel with ease. The judges scored the fight 97-93, 98-92 and 99-91, as Spadafora raised his record to 48-0-1 and claimed the vacant NABF super lightweight title.
In another bout, lauded amateur Ed Latimore picked up his second pro victory with a second-round TKO of Donnie Crawford at 1:22.
Serena Williams routed Venus Williams, 6-1, 6-2, at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, S.C., the most one-sided match in the sisters' long rivalry.
Serena Williams won her 14th consecutive match at the Family Circle. She will play for her second tournament title in a row today when she takes on Jelena Jankovic, a three-set winner over Stefanie Voegele.
This was the first time since 2009 that the Williams sisters were playing each other in a tournament. Serena has won five in a row in their series and leads, 14-10.
• The United States trails Serbia, 2-1, in their best-of-five Davis Cup quarterfinal in Boise, Idaho, after the top-ranked doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan lost to Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1), 5-7, 4-6, 15-13. Sam Querrey helped the United States tie Serbia at 1-1 late Friday night i with a 7-6 (1), 3-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win over Viktor Troicki.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and his wife Ashley plan to donate $500,000 to the Pat Summitt Foundation. Manning, who played at Tennessee from 1994-97, is an honorary co-chair of the foundation's advisory board. Pat Summitt stepped down as the Tennessee women's basketball coach a year ago after announcing in 2011 she had early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type.
Track and field
American Calvin Smith Jr. won the 400-meter race at the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge in Australia to add to some family racing history in the country. Smith finished in 46.25 seconds 28 years after his father won the 100 at the 1985 Australia Games in Melbourne. Calvin Smith Sr. once held the 100 world record and was a two-time 200 world champion. The 100 race at the event was supposed to feature former world record holder Asafa Powell of Jamaica, but he withdrew with a left hamstring injury.