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first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditFOOTBALL-OBIT-KEN RILEYFormer Bengals star Ken Riley dead at 72ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Former Cincinnati Bengals standout Ken Riley, who was also a coach and athletic director at his alma mater Florida A&M, has died. The university made the announcement Sunday. June 7, 2020 Riley was 72. He played 15 seasons for the Bengals as a defensive back, with 65 career interceptions for 596 yards, and five touchdowns. The interceptions rank fifth in NFL history. He also recovered 18 fumbles.Before his NFL career, Riley was a four-year starter at quarterback for the Rattlers. Later, he returned to become Florida A&M’s head football coach and then athletic director.The university did not reveal a cause of death.INDYCAR-TEXASDixon takes checkered flagcenter_img FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Scott Dixon was the fast driver for most of the all-in-one-day delayed opener for IndyCar.Five-time champion Dixon took the checkered flag at dusk Saturday for his fourth win at the 1 1/2-mile, high-banked oval in Texas. He had been the fastest in practice earlier in the day and qualified second.The 39-year-old New Zealander raced to his 47th career victory and matched A.J. Foyt’s record of 18 seasons with a win.After a restart with three laps left, Dixon sped away in the No. 9 Chip Ganassi Honda.UFC 250 Nunes defends beltLAS VEGAS (AP) — Amanda Nunes earned a dominant unanimous decision victory over featherweight contender Felicia Spencer at UFC 250.Nunes became the first UFC fighter to defend a championship belt while holding titles in two divisions with her one-sided win. Nunes also is the UFC’s long-reigning bantamweight champion.Cody Garbrandt also knocked out Raphael Assunção an instant before the second-round bell in the co-main event at a fan-free gym on the UFC’s corporate campus in Las Vegas.UFC-MCGREGOR RETIRES AGAIN Conor McGregor again says he’s doneUNDATED (AP) — Conor McGregor has announced his retirement from fighting for the third time in four years.McGregor abruptly made his latest dubious declaration on his Twitter account, where the former two-division UFC champion also announced his retirement in 2016 and 2019.The 31-year-old McGregor revitalized his combat sports career in January with an impressive first-round stoppage of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246. McGregor remains the UFC’s biggest star and biggest financial draw.last_img

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