Stark Jr. Knocked Out By Escalante Brooklyn’s Gary Stark Jr., once considered a junior featherweight contender, suffered a third-round TKO at the hands of Antonio Escalante at the UIC Pavillion in Chicago last Friday night.
Winners Crowned in Golden Gloves Finals The two night championship round, held at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, pitted boxers from across the tri-state area against each other for one of amateur boxing's most storied prizes.
Egyptian troops shot dead an Islamist militant described as a leader of the Sinai group that claimed a failed attempt on the life of the interior minister and the murder of a high-level security official, the military said on Monday. Attacks on soldiers and policemen in the Sinai Peninsula, bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip, have become commonplace since the army ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July in the face of mass unrest over his rule. The Egyptian army said Ibrahim Abou Eita was killed in an exchange of gunfire with soldiers near the town of Sheikh Zuweid in Sinai and it described him as a leader of the Islamist militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.
LONDON (AP) — A man accused of killing an off-duty British soldier in a frenzied knife attack on a London street defended his actions in court Monday, saying he carried out the attack because he is a soldier fighting in the service of God.