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HORSE RACING

Tough Tiz’s Sis claims Ruffian Handicap win

Tough Tiz’s Sis romped to a 121/4-length victory in the $300,000 Ruffian Handicap for fillies and mares Saturday at rainy and sloppy Belmont Park in New York.

Edgar Prado was aboard as Tough Tiz’s Sis took charge on the turn and pulled away to her eighth win in 20 starts.

The 4-year-old, trained by Bob Baffert, made $180,000 for owners Karl Watson and Weitman Performances. The time was 1 minute, 40.46 seconds for 1 1/16 miles.

Tough Tiz’s Sis paid $10.60, $6.20 and $4. Copper State, the distant runner-up, returned $13.60 and $7.50. Stage Luck paid $2.90 to show.

MISCELLANEOUS

Ex-Jayhawk Jackson signs with Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed forward Darnell Jackson.

The Cavaliers acquired the rights to Jackson, a second-round pick out of Kansas, from Miami during this year’s NBA Draft for one of Cleveland’s two second-round picks in 2009.

Terms were not disclosed.

Jackson averaged 11.2 points and a team-high 6.7 rebounds in 40 games during his senior year at Kansas. He played a key role in the Jayhawks’ run to the NCAA championship.

Also: The dispute between the NHL and a newly formed Russian hockey league over forward Alexander Radulov appears headed for court.

The Continental Hockey League (KHL) withdrew its appeal on five other player transfers at a meeting between the International Ice Hockey Federation and nine member countries, but couldn’t resolve the Radulov case, the IIHF said.

The NHL and KHL will now go to court or arbitration to decide who owns his rights. Radulov had one year remaining on his contract with the Nashville Predators when he signed a deal with Ufa.

British lightweight hope Amir Khan suffered the first loss of his professional career when he was knocked out in 54 seconds by Breidis Prescott of Colombia in Manchester, England.

Khan (18-1) was knocked down twice by left hooks from Prescott (20-0, 18 KOs), the second time for good.

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