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Sports in Brief | Camacho could get seven years after guilty plea to burglary

Three-time boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was sent to jail yesterday in Gulfport, Miss., after pleading guilty to a 2004 burglary charge involving a local computer store.

Three-time boxing champion

Hector "Macho" Camacho

was sent to jail yesterday in Gulfport, Miss., after pleading guilty to a 2004 burglary charge involving a local computer store.

Camacho faces up to seven years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Sentencing was delayed.

Camacho was arrested in January 2005 on the burglary charge, and also was charged with drug possession after police said they found ecstasy in his hotel room. His trial on the drug charge is tentatively set for June.

Camacho said he had bought a laptop from the computer store but had left it there to be repaired. He was trying to retrieve his computer in the break-in, his attorney, David Morrison, said.

Wayne Woodall, the attorney for business owners Solomon and Samantha Wheeler, said Camacho fell through the ceiling, cut himself, urinated inside the office, and left with seven laptops and about $5,600 in checks and cash.

Video of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s split-decision win over Oscar De La Hoya was taken off the Internet by after HBO filed a copyright claim, the Los Angeles Times reported. HBO had exclusive rights to show the pay-per-view fight.


Villanova's men and women each finished sixth in team competition at last weekend's Big East Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Connecticut.

Elvis Lewis, who took the men's 400 meters in 45.82 seconds, was named outstanding track athlete of the meet.

La Salle won three individual titles at the Atlantic Ten Conference Track and Field Championships at Charlotte last weekend.

Sean Quigley took the men's 5,000 in 14 minutes, 10.79 seconds, James Tchabo captured the men's 400 in 48.39, and Rachel Papin successfully defended her title in the women's 5,000 in 16:40.21. The Explorers' women's 4x800-meter relay team took first in 8:58.35.

Don Brown, who led Massachusetts to the Division I-AA football title game last season, has agreed to a five-year contract extension.

A panel of federal judges in Denver is reviewing a lawsuit in the 2001 sexual assault case involving the Colorado football team. The attorney for a woman who said she was gang-raped at a recruiting party said the judge should have considered a pattern of other alleged sexual assaults involving players and recruits at Colorado.

Last year, U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn dismissed a lawsuit filed by Lisa Simpson and another woman, ruling that the women failed to prove the university was deliberately indifferent to any harassment.


Matthew Lombardi

scored three goals as Canada stayed undefeated with a 6-3 victory over the United States at hockey's world championships in Mytischi, Russia.

In Moscow, Russia beat Olympic champion Sweden, 4-2.


Victory Challenge


Desafio Espanol

to remain in contention for the final place in the Louis Vuitton Cup semifinals.

American entry BMW Oracle Racing and Emirates Team New Zealand both had wins on the "Juliet" course off Valencia, Spain.


Giro d'Italia cycling champion

Ivan Basso

admitted involvement in the Spanish doping scandal and is cooperating with sports authorities, the Italian Olympic committee said yesterday.

Justine Henin beat Alona Bondarenko, 6-1, 6-3, to capture the J&S Cup championship in Warsaw, Poland.