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Sports log: Camacho to be taken off life support

BOXING

Maria Matias, the mother of Hector ‘‘Macho’’ Camacho, plans to have the former champion taken off life support Saturday, after three more of his sons arrive in Puerto Rico to be with him. Matias said Friday night she made the decision to have doctors remove him from life support. The champion’s oldest son, Hector CamachoJr., says he opposes the decision. Matias says three more of the boxer’s sons will arrive in Puerto Rico and will get to see him for the last time on Saturday. She says her son ‘‘died three days ago and he’s only alive now because of a machine.’’ Doctors at the Rio Piedras Medical Centre in San Juan declared Camacho, 50, brain dead on Thursday, two days after he was struck in a drive-by shooting. Camacho, a lefthanded fighter who grew up in New York's Spanish Harlem neighborhood, had a record of 79-6-3 with 38 knockouts.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Morehead St. suspends coach 1 game

Morehead State suspended coach Sean Woods for a game after he pushed one of his players during a loss at No. 8 Kentucky. Woods will sit out Monday night’s home game against Norfolk State while assistant Dylan Howard coaches in his place. The first-year Eagles coach pushed Devon Atkinson in the back Wednesday night as the senior point guard walked toward the bench after fouling out with 5:51 remaining in the game. Woods said in a statement that ‘‘will not happen again.’’ . . . The NCAA upheld the nine-game suspensions for Indiana freshmen Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Peter Jurkin for receiving improper benefits, rejecting an appeal made by the university's athletic department. The players have already sat out five games, and they will be eligible to play Dec. 15 when the top-ranked Hoosiers face Butler.

GOLF

McIlroy among trio atop Dubai event

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Rory McIlroy shot a 5-under-par 67 and was tied for the lead with Luke Donald and Marc Warren after two rounds of the European Tour’s season-ending Dubai World Championship. McIlroy, the top-ranked golfer, has already won the money titles on the European and PGA tours. He was one stroke in front at 11-under 133 with Donald (68) and 189th-ranked Warren (67). Sergio Garcia, playing for the first time since laser eye surgery, matched the course record with a 64 to leave him four shots behind the leaders.

MISCELLANY

Brazil soccer coach Menezes is fired

The Brazil football federation fired coach Mano Menezes, a controversial move that pleased many Brazilians who had been calling for his dismissal but worried others who believe the change comes too close to the 2014 World Cup. Federation director Andres Sanchez, who made it clear that he didn’t agree with the decision to fire Menezes, said the decision was made by president Jose Maria Marin after a meeting in Sao Paulo on Friday. World Cup-winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who is without a job, is one of the names touted to replace Menezes, but Sanchez said he doesn’t think negotiations for a new coach are underway just yet . . . Lindsey Vonn says she’s healthy enough to race in one of the two World Cup races this weekend in Aspen, Colo. The four-time overall champion will compete in the giant slalom Saturday, but skip the slalom Sunday. Vonn recently returned to training after missing time with an intestinal issue that landed her in the hospital . . . Shackleford, the 2011 Preakness winner, ended his career with a victory in the 138th running of the Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs. Ridden by Jesus Castanon, Shackleford broke sharply and led throughout to beat Take Charge Indy by a length, running 1 miles in 1 minute 49.12 seconds. The $266,054 winner’s share pushed Shackleford’s career earnings to $3,090,101. Shackleford will now stand stud at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Ky.

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