Former Philadelphia middleweight Bennie Briscoe died Tuesday evening at age 67, promoter J. Russell Peltz said.
Briscoe had been in Temple University Hospital for about a week before being moved to hospice, Peltz said.
The Georgia-born Briscoe had a 66-24-5 record with 53 knockouts in a professional career that spanned from 1966 to 1982.
In the golden era of Philadelphia middleweights, the 1970s, Briscoe fought champions Marvin Hagler, Vito Antuofermo, Rodrigo Valdez, Emile Griffith, and Carlos Monzon.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Five Ohio State football players, including star quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who were suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season apologized for selling championship rings and memorabilia and taking discounts from a tattoo parlor.
Because they are juniors, they could make themselves available for the NFL draft this spring and avoid NCAA-mandated punishment. The NCAA said all five can play in the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas on Tuesday.
Iowa running back Adam Robinson has been charged with possession of marijuana, resulting from being pulled over in Des Moines, Iowa, while he was a passenger. Robinson was suspended for Tuesday night's Insight Bowl against Missouri.
Russell Wilson threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns, leading North Carolina State past No. 22 West Virginia, 23-7, in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando.
Wilson also had 41 yards rushing, Josh Czajkowski made three field goals, and the Wolfpack (9-4) won nine games for only the second time in school history.
SKIING: World Cup skiers Marco Sullivan of the United States and Louis-Pierre Helie of Canada crashed during downhill training in Bormio, Italy, and were airlifted to a hospital.
Helie injured his head, his team said. He landed hard and was picked up from the icy Stelvio course by helicopter.
Sullivan is almost certain to miss Wednesday's race, another blow to a U.S. squad already missing two other downhillers. Andrew Weibrecht dislocated his left shoulder during training last week. Erik Fisher has a bruised knee after hooking a downhill gate in Val Gardena this month.
SOCCER: A brother of Diego Maradona says he and two siblings escaped without injury in a robbery attempt after visiting their mother in a Buenos Aires hospital.
- Staff and wire reports