A nephew of

Trevor Berbick

has been convicted along with another man of killing the 54-year-old former heavyweight champion.

A jury in Kingston, Jamaica, Thursday found 21-year-old Harold Berbick guilty of murder and 19-year-old Kenton Gordon guilty of manslaughter in the death of the former boxer.

The judge ordered both jailed pending their Jan. 11 sentencing.

Authorities said the nephew and Gordon beat Berbick to death in October 2006 over a land dispute.

Trevor Berbick fought from 1976 to 2000, finishing with a record of 50-11-1, with 33 knockouts.

Awards

* Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and golfer Lorena Ochoa were named the Associated Press' male and female athletes of the year.

Philly File

* Several area football players received Associated Press honors. Named to the Class AAA first team were: Edward Bok Tech offensive lineman Ryan Murray and Garnet Valley offensive lineman Jon Deardorff and specialist Tim Keyser. Named to the second team were Archbishop Carroll offensive lineman Jack Lowney, Marple Newtown defensive lineman Pete Massaro, Archbishop Wood linebacker Bob DeLuca and Strath Haven defensive back Willie Curry.

Sport Stops

* Former IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch, 87, was released from a Madrid, Spain, hospital after spending 2 days recovering from a dizzy spell.

* Sports promoter Mike Veeck will teach a graduate marketing and advertising sports management course at The Citadel. *