Arreola weighs 251 for Vitali Klitschko fight

Chris Arreola weighed in at a surprisingly slim 251 pounds for his WBC heavyweight title fight Saturday against Vitali Klitschko.

Arreola (27-0, 24 knockouts) poked fun at his reputation for a paunchy physique when he mounted a scale outside Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday with his shirt on, weighing in at 277 pounds. Arreola then removed his shirt to reveal a large weight vest, taking it off to reveal a considerably fitter build.

Klitschko (37-2, 36 KOs) is favored to retain his title, and the Ukrainian champion weighed in at 252 pounds, the heaviest of his career by two pounds.

“You guys are going to be proud of heavyweights for once,” Arreola said. “We’re going to put on a show.”


UNLV men ranked 13th in first coaches’ poll

The UNLV men’s golf team is ranked No. 13 in the nation as the first Golf World/Nike Golf Division I Coaches’ Poll of the fall was released.

UNLV opened the season with a victory at the William H. Tucker Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., this month, then finished third at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo., last week.

Also: Sophie Gustafson shot a 7-under-par 65 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge in Danville, Calif.

Gustafson, who won the last of her four career LPGA Tour events in 2003, had eight birdies and a bogey.


Well Said does well, wins Little Brown Jug

Ron Pierce had no doubts Well Said was going to win the Little Brown Jug.

The bay colt won the $609,150 race, the second leg of the Triple Crown for pacers, at the Delaware (Ohio) County Fairgrounds.

Well Said came from behind on the rain-soaked half-mile track, passing If I Can Dream in the homestretch to win by one length.

Also: Get the scoreboard warmed up. Arena football is making a comeback.

A news conference is planned Monday to announce the formation of a new league called Arena Football 1 with teams from the former AFL and arenafootball2 leagues.

Bode Miller is coming back to skiing. The three-time Olympian says he’s rejoining the U.S. ski team, and if he qualifies for the Vancouver Olympics, he will compete.

A Serbian court has confirmed a 15-month prison sentence for the father of tennis player Jelena Dokic on charges that he threatened the Australian ambassador to Serbia.

The UNLV volleyball team swept Air Force 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-23) in Colorado Springs, Colo., to raise its record to 3-7 overall and 2-1 in the Mountain West Conference.

Leonard Chuene, the head of South African track, will keep his job, even though he admitted to lying about his role in gender tests done on runner Caster Semenya.

Fabian Cancellara won the time trial at the road world championships in Mendrisio, Switzerland.

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