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Stephen Fulton, David Morrell Jr. win main events at Armory

Stephen Fulton, David Morrell Jr. win main events at Armory

Stephen Fulton stayed undefeated with a 12-round unanimous decision victory over challenger Danny Roman in a super bantamweight title fight on Saturday night at the Minneapolis Armory.

Fulton (21-0, eight KOs) appeared to be in control most of the night against Roman (28-4-1, 10 KOs), a former unified 122-pound titleholder. The judges scored it 119-109, 120-108 and 120-108.

“I made a hell of a statement tonight,” Fulton said. “I prepared for this and I told y’all I was going to make it easy and fight depending on how I wake up, and I woke up feeling good.”

The fights drew an announced sellout of 4,695, the largest crowd for a boxing event at the historic building.

In the other other co-main event, Cuban David Morrell Jr., 24, who is based in Minneapolis, defended his WBA super middleweight title with a fourth-round knockout of Kalvin Henderson.

Morrell improved to 7-0 with six KOs when his fight against Henderson (15-2-1) was called at the 2:35 mark of the fourth. Morrell dominated the fight, landing 45% of his power punches to 15% for Henderson.

“Thank you everyone for coming out to The Armory,” Morrell said. “I’m just happy, man. I’m happy. I’m so excited every time I fight in my new home in Minnesota. I made this place my home.”

MNUFC2 rolls along

MNUFC2 won its fourth consecutive game and extended its unbeaten streak to eight games with Saturday night’s 2-1 victory at Sporting Kansas City II.

Tommy Williamson’s one-on-one move and sharp-angled shot ended a scoreless game in the 74th minute and Diogo Pacheco made it 2-0 just four minutes later.

Sporting KC II’s only goal two minutes into second-half stoppage time wasn’t enough against the Loons’ streaking reserve team. MNUFC2 is now 5-2-3 overall and 3-1-2 on the road.


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Classic Albums Live Presents David Bowie – GlobalNews Events

Classic Albums Live Presents David Bowie - GlobalNews Events

Founded in 2003, Classic Albums Live takes the greatest albums and recreates them live on stage using the best musicians. Forgoing costumes and impersonations, Classic Albums Live has found success in concentrating on the music. They don’t dress up or wear any sort of costume. They just stand there and play, putting all of their energy into the music so the performance sounds exactly like the album. David Bowie left behind some of the most defining work of the 20th century and Classic Albums Live is going to pay Ziggy Stardust the ultimate respect it deserves and perform it note for note – cut for cut.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events for David Malukas at Long Beach Puts End to a Strong Run

A Series of Unfortunate Events for David Malukas at Long Beach Puts End to a Strong Run

Long Beach, CA (Sunday, April 10, 2022) – Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports rookie David Malukas had a good start to his first Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, but a series of unfortunate events meant he would see his race end with nine laps remaining.

Started: 18th
Finished: 21st

• Malukas ran strong in his Grand Prix of Long Beach debut, having made his way to 11th before making his first pit stop on Lap 29.
• Unfortunately for the rookie, he crossed the pit exit line too soon upon returning to the track and had to serve a drive thru penalty.
• The penalty sent him to the back of the field, but still on the lead lap.
• Malukas then had to return to pit lane about 30 laps later to get his belts tightened for safety reasons but that would end up putting him two laps down to the leaders.
• A final unfortunate event happened on Lap 76 when he ended up making contact with the Turn 8 tire barrier while trying to avoid a spinning Jimmie Johnson.

David Malukas #18 HMD Honda – Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports
“I have a bit of bruises and blisters from my first Long Beach Grand Prix but what a series of unfortunate events this race was! I started off strong all while saving the black tires, hoping we could make them last longer and play with our strategy. However, after exiting pit lane with a set of red tires, I crossed the line too soon, which was unfortunate. After serving my drive thru penalty I was still on the lead lap so that was all good but then somehow one of my belts became undone and I had to head to pit lane again to get that fixed and that put me two laps down.
“At that point, I just wanted to bring it home but with about 10 laps to go, Jimmie Johnson spun going into Turn 8 and I tried my best to steer out of his way but I clipped the tire barrier and damaged the front end of my HMD car and that was the end of my race. I truly love the track here in Long Beach and wish things could have gone better but we had no luck this weekend. We had a really good test at Barber in October at my first test with the team so hopefully things can turn around for us at that race in a few weeks.”

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Farmhand jailed for raping sleeping women at horse-riding events

Rapist Joshua James David Slape with two horses.

A man who raped two women as they slept in swags and horse floats at South Australian equestrian events has been sentenced to 11 years in jail, but could be eligible for parole in just over half that time.

Joshua James David Slape, 24, from Glenburnie near Mount Gambier, was found guilty in the District Court of rape, attempted rape and indecent assault over the incidents in 2017 and 2018.

The horse breeder and farmhand raped and indecently assaulted one of his victims as her child slept just metres away in a horse float following a riding event in the state’s south-east.

Slape had claimed that the mother had initiated the incident and then made up a false story against him.

Six months later, he raped another young woman as she slept in her swag next to friends after a rodeo in the south-east.

During sentencing, Judge Gordon Barrett said Slape was aged 19 at the time of his offending and had no prior convictions.

A grand building with columns with a tall building behind and a tree with blossoms in the foreground
Slape was found guilty in the SA District Court.(ABC News: Michael Clements)

He sentenced Slape to 11 years in jail, backdated to November 2020 when he was taken into custody, with a non-parole period of seven years.

The court previously heard Slape’s crimes had turned his victims’ worlds upside down, destroyed their trust in men and left them with lasting trauma.

“He sexually offended against them when they were in situations of vulnerability, in that they’d both been consuming alcohol in the hours before the attack, and they’d both gone to sleep in their swags in locations that were somewhat isolated from other people.

“The defendant has not accepted the verdict and therefore he’s displayed no contrition or remorse.”