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Short Sport, November 25, 2012

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 25 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 25 November, 2012, 2:10am

Macho dies after being taken off life support

The Puerto Rican ring great Hector "Macho" Camacho has died after being taken off life support, the director of the Centro Medico trauma centre said. In Puerto Rico, Dr Ernesto Torres said Camacho went into cardiac arrest in the pre-dawn hours yesterday and was then taken off life support and died shortly thereafter. Camacho, 50, was declared brain dead on Thursday following a shooting in his hometown of Bayamon. Camacho's mother, Maria Matias, said she accepted the doctors' verdict on Thursday that the three-time world champion was clinically brain-dead and could not recover. "I lost my son three days ago," she said in a firm and determined voice. "He's alive only because of a machine. My son is not alive." AP, AFP

 

IOC warns Indian body it risks suspension

The International Olympic Committee has threatened to suspend India's membership if the national federation did not conduct elections as per the Olympic charter. The faction-ridden Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is due to hold elections on December 5 to replace tainted ex-president Suresh Kalmadi, who was jailed for corruption during the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. A court in New Delhi has directed the IOA to hold elections as per the government's sports code, while the IOC wants the federation to abide by the Olympic charter that favours autonomy. An IOC statement said it had written a letter to the Indian federation informing it that a proposal to suspend the IOA would be presented to the IOC's executive board if the "current situation was not rectified". AP

 

Dilshan back for Sri Lanka in final test

Sri Lanka will welcome back opener Tillakaratne Dilshan for the second and final test against New Zealand in Colombo starting today after he recovered from a back injury. Dilshan, whose last innings was an unbeaten 102 in the third match of the five-game ODI series, missed Sri Lanka's 10-wicket win inside three days in the first test in Galle. "Dilshan is pretty much 100 per cent fit and Dimuth Karunaratne will make way for him," captain Mahela Jayawardene said. AFP

 

First J-League title for Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sanfrecce Hiroshima captured their first J-League title yesterday after a 4-1 home win over Cerezo Osaka, earning them a spot at next month's Fifa Club World Cup. Vegalta Sendai's 1-0 home defeat by relegation-threatened Albirex Niigata gifted Hiroshima the trophy with one match to spare. Reuters

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