TOKYO -- Naoya Inoue of Japan scored a sixth-round technical knockout of Adrian Hernandez of Mexico on Sunday to win the WBC light flyweight title. Roger McDowell Jersey . The 20-year-old Inoue landed a series of combinations and the bout was stopped 2 minutes, 54 seconds into the sixth round. Inoue, the first Japanese boxer to claim a world title in just his sixth professional fight, improved to 6-0 with five knockouts. Hernandez dropped to 29-3-1 with 18 KOs. Also, WBC flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi successfully defended his title for the third time with a ninth-round knockout of eighth-ranked challenger Odilon Zaleta of Mexico. Yaegashi improved to 20-3 with 10 KOs while Zaleta dropped to 15-4 with eight KOs. Keith Hernandez Jersey .com) - NFL owners have unanimously approved the sale of the Buffalo Bills. Lee Mazzilli Jersey . MLB executive Joe Torre ruled on Tuesday nights game at Wrigley Field that was called after 4 1-2 innings. The Cubs were declared the winners by a 2-0 score. Now, it is instead a suspended game that will resume at 4:05 p.CHICAGO -- Record-setting returner Devin Hester said Wednesday he will not be back with the Chicago Bears next season. "From my knowledge, I know that Chicago wants to go a different route with me," Hester told the NFL Network. "All I can say is thanks to the fans for their support. Theyve always been great to me. Always been loyal. I couldnt have played for a better city than those guys. At the end of my career, I do want to retire as a member of the Bears." He added the Bears are "parting ways" with him. The team declined comment. It looks as if Hester will hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent after an eight-year run with the Bears that produced no shortage of highlights. He matched Hall of Famer Deion Sanders NFL record with his 19th return for a touchdown last season, tying his friend and mentor with an 81-yard punt return at Washington in October. It was Hesters 13th punt return for a TD, extending his own record in that category. He has also returned five kickoffs and one missed field goal for touchdowns. A three-time Pro Bowl pick, Hester is best remembered by Bears fans for returning the opening kickoff in the 2007 Super Bowl for a touchdown. He ran it back 92 yards for a score in a game the Bears went on to lose to Indianapolis. Hester endured several lulls on returns during his career, particularly when the Bears tried to make him a receiver. But he showed some of his old form while focusing solely on returns last season. His touchdown return against Washington was his first in nearly two years. David Wright Jersey. Hester led the NFL with a career-high 1,436 kick return yards on a league-high 52 tries, and he returned five kickoffs for a team-record 249 yards against Minnesota in September. Now, it looks like hes moving on. Hester expressed interest in reuniting with former coach Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay. "I look at Lovie as my number one coach right now because hes the one that took a chance on me coming out of the draft," Hester said. "He has all my respect so if hes a guy that is going to shoot at me and want me to come play with him again, my arms are open." The news from Hester comes on the same day the Bears terminated the contract of punter Adam Podlesh and signed defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff to a two-year deal. A four-time Pro Bowl pick, Ratliff started four of the five games he played in after signing with Chicago in November. He spent the first six weeks with Dallas on the physically unable to perform list before being released in mid-October, with the Cowboys saying he failed a physical. Ratliff missed the final six games in 2012 with a groin injury that required surgery. The Bears, who had one of their worst defensive seasons ever, saw enough good things to bring him back. Ratliff had 14 1/2 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks with Chicago. In nine seasons with the Cowboys and Bears, he has 331 1/2 tackles and 28 1/2 sacks. The Bears have signed 10 players who were due to become unrestricted free agents March 11, most of any team in the NFL. ' ' '
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Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork. Milwaukee Bucks Shirts .com) - Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined for 51 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder took down the struggling Bucks 114-101 on Tuesday. Westbrook finished with a game-high 28 points, Durant scored 23 and both handed out seven assists in Oklahoma Citys third straight win. The Thunder, who are finally healthy and have won five of their last six games, improved to 4-1 since Westbrook returned to the lineup and 3-1 with Durant. Reggie Jackson donated 18 points off the bench and Serge Ibaka made all five of his shots and free throws for 15 points. A lot of guys chipped in and contributed to the win, said Thunder head coach Scott Brooks. I like the speed we were playing up and down the court. O.J. Mayo led Milwaukee with 18 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 17, but the slumping Bucks got destroyed on the glass. The Thunder, who entered the game with a plus-6.5 rebounding margin over their last six games, outrebounded the Bucks 54-31. Milwaukee has lost five of six on the heels of a three-game win streak. We missed a lot of shots that we normally make and I think that carried over to our defense, Bucks head coach Jason Kidd said. The Bucks led 31-26 after the first, but the Thunder flexed their muscles in the second. Ibakas layup at 4:50 tied the game at 47 and jumpstarted a 12-0 run. Jabari Parker finally ended the surge with a jam 3 1/2 minutes later, but OKC still led 61-52 at halftime. The Bucks got within seven points twice early in the fourth quarter, but no closer. Durant and Westbrook checked out with 3:36 remaining with the game well in hand. Game Notes The Thunder improved to 5-5 at home ... Durant and Thunder center Kendrick Perkins both had a game-high nine rebounds ... Both teams shot 4-for-21 from behind the arc. Milwaukee Bucks Gear .Bacca took advantage of Cristian Alvarezs hesitation to head a lobbed pass over the goalkeeper and then used his feet to roll the ball into an empty net in the eighth minute. The Colombia strikers 10th goal pulled him level with Lionel Messi as the leagues third-leading scorers, far behind Cristiano Ronaldos runaway tally of 23 goals. Cameron Reynolds Jersey . The deal will pay Hainsey $3 million for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons and $2.5 million in 2016-17.Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Bhavik Patel, a Web.com Tour player the last two seasons, was suspended by the PGA Tour for use of performance-enhancing substances. The PGA Tour, which oversees the Web.com Tour, released a statement that read, The PGA Tour announced today that Bhavik Patel has violated the PGA Tour Anti-Doping Policys ban on the use of performance-enhancing substances and has been suspended for one year. He accepted a provisional suspension on October 7, 2014, and he will be eligible to return on October 7, 2015. In the stateement, Patel stated, In an effort to overcome an injury, I made a lapse of judgment. Adrian Dantley Jersey . I regret my decision but have learned from the experience and look forward to returning to competition. Patel competed in 12 Web.com Tour events in 2014. He made the cut in seven events and finished 114th on the money list. His best finish was a share of sixth at the Chile Classic. The 24-year-old also had a sixth-place finish in 2013 at the Colombia Championship. He made 14 cuts in 21 starts that season and finished 56th on the money list. ' ' '