13 points on 6-of-6 shooting and Turner had two points

WINDSOR, Ont. - Welterweight champion Douglas (The Phenom) Lima stopped Terry Martin in short order at "MFC 29: Conquer" on Friday night. A flurry of blows stunned Martin, prompting Montreal referee Yves Lavigne to step in one minute 14 seconds into the fight. Lima (18-4) clubbed him down with a right and followed up with five rapid-fire blows. Martin (21-9) could hardly keep his balance when he staggered to his feet. The six-foot-one Lima said he came into the fight with a goal of finishing the fight in the first round with his hands. He achieved both, earning knockout of the night honours. In the co-main event of the mixed martial arts card at the Colosseum at Caesars Windsor, MFC light-heavyweight champion Ryan (The Big Deal) Jimmo won a decision over Zak Cummings in a lacklustre first title defence that drew scattered boos. The judges scored it 50-45, 49-46, 50-45 for Jimmo, who posted his 15th straight win after a long 25 minutes in the cage. Jimmo (15-1) celebrated by doing his trademark robot dance, which was about as entertaining as the fight that preceded it. Martin then came out to "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson, upping the tempo. Lima followed with a cornerman holding the championship belt high above his head. Limas younger brother Dhiego (5-0) was also a winner on the night, choking out local favourite Josh Taveirne (2-2) at 3:35 of the third round on the undercard. Cummings was a late injury replacement for Emanuel Newton and looked it. He was soft and pudgy but proved hard to dispose of. And he managed to cut Jimmo in the first round via an accidental clash of heads. Jimmo, who fights out of Edmonton by way of Halifax and Saint John, lashed him with kicks but Cummings (13-3) wrapped him up in lengthy clinches. It was a measure of the entertainment factor of the fight when the two ring girls got out of their seats to work the crowd during the third round. In the cage, Jimmo tripped Cummings and landed in mount, almost finishing him by arm triangle at the third ended. Cummings, a wrestler with limited other skills, paid for a failed takedown in the fourth round. Jimmo moved into mount, took his back and was back on top as the round ended. The Windsor show was the second officially sanctioned in Ontario, following on the heels of "MMA: The Reckoning" last Saturday at Casino Rama. Like the Rama show, it featured top-drawer referees in Josh Rosenthal and Lavigne. Fridays card marked the debut of the MFCs circular cage, which it has dubbed the ring. Previously, the organization had used a real ring. As with the show at Rama, most of the crowd sat in the slanting bank of auditorium seats, with the cage in front surrounded by floor seating and a smaller tier of banked seats behind. The casino said it was a sellout at the 5,000-seat venue. Based in Edmonton and formed in 1999, the MFC has held shows at the River Cree Resort & Casino in suburban Enoch in recent years. But once the Ontario government agreed to sanction mixed martial arts, the MFC joined forces with promoter S.L. Feldman & Associates to put on the show in Windsor. The show, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET, started 20 minutes late and moved slowly when it did with just three fights to fill time until the televised main card started at 10 p.m. One undercard bout was cancelled prior to the event. Like the Rama show, MFC 29 appeared to go smoothly. But because the show aired on HDNet, it was not as seamless with delays between fights. Toronto gets the next major show as 55,000 descend on the Rogers Centre for UFC 129 on April 30. There was plenty of former UFC talent on display in Windsor. Marcus (The Irish Hand Grenade) Davis won a split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29) over Curtis Demarce of Brandon, Man., in a spirited lightweight bout that saw both men covered in blood. The ring doctor visited both fighters midway through the second round after a ground exchange left both men leaking blood. Between rounds, an official was active with rags and cleaning solvent working diligently on the stained canvas. "Im like Frankenstein, I cut so easy," said the 37-year-old Davis, displaying a nasty gash on his forehead. The 22-year-old Demarce (10-9) showed his grit in his last fight, a close loss to Richie Whitson at MFC 28, and he took everything Davis could throw at him. And then he gave some back. "Hell of a performance," Davis (18-8) said of Demarce. It was Davis second outing as a 155-pounder. Veteran welterweight Pete (The Secret Weapon) Spratt defeated Demi Deeds (15-9) via armbar, snapping a two-fight losing streak and showing the former UFC vet still has teeth in the cage at 40. Spratt (22-19) took charge in the second, hurting Deeds with strikes and then slickly transitioning into the armbar at 4:19. "Im getting old, man, so Im trying to get out there as fast as I can with the least punishment," said Spratt. Hermes Franca, another long-in-the-tooth former UFC fighter, stopped Robert (The Beast) Washington in a bout fought at a catchweight of 160 pounds. Franca mugged for the crowd as the first round ended, putting his hands behind his back and daring Washington to swing. The 36-year-old Franca connected early in the second, putting Washington down with a glancing right and then followed up with several blows from above. It ended 26 seconds into the round, with Franca pretending to holster a pair of pistols as he celebrated the win. Windsor middleweight Ali (the Monster) Mokdad got the crowd on its feet early in the main card when he submitted Andreas (The Sweet Swede) Spang at 1:35 of the first round. Spang (5-1) started well but lost position and Mokdad (4-0) was quick to take advantage, latching a rear naked choke on the Las Vegas-based Swede. Mokdad was rewarded with submission of the night. Windsor bantamweight Chuck Mady (4-3) got a great reception from the crowd and a rude welcome from Detroits David Bo Harris (5-2-1), who choked him out at 3:07 of the first round. Lightweight Matt Spisak (3-2) of Barrie, Ont., opened the evening with a convincing 30-27 win over Pete Brown (2-2) of London, Ont. Former boxing great Thomas (The Hitman) Hearns and singer Smokey Robinson, who plays the same auditorium Saturday, were both in the crowd. Justin Faulk Hurricanes Jersey . Betis hired Calderon on Monday, its third manager of the season, after Juan Carlos Garrido was fired. 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Jordan Staal Hurricanes Jersey . -- The Grizzlies know they have to stop blowing fourth-quarter leads. PHILADELPHIA -- The 76ers have a catchy anthem they play at every home game, a decades-old tune with a chorus the fans belt out: "1-2-3-4-5-Sixers." Now, they can count all the way to 19. The Sixers losing streak goes on, and a dubious franchise-tying skid is just a defeat away. Paul George scored 25 points and David West had 18 to help the Indiana Pacers beat Philadelphia 101-94 on Friday night, sending the 76ers to their 19th straight loss. With a loss to Memphis on Saturday, the Sixers can tie the franchise record for consecutive defeats in a single season. The Sixers lost 20 straight games from Jan. 9, 1973-Feb. 11, 1973 in a 9-73 season. The NBA record for consecutive losses in a season is 26 set by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers. "We need every break we can get if we are going to beat a team," first-year coach Brett Brown said. The Sixers last won on Jan. 29 on Evan Turners buzzer-beater at Boston. Turner was traded to the Pacers at the Feb. 20 deadline and is now a key reserve on a team expected to make a deep run in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Pacers boast Turner, Lavoy Allen and Andrew Bynum, all former Sixers who were expected to turn the franchise into contenders last season. When that plan backfired, the Sixers decided to rebuild, cleaning house of most of their rotation players and set their aim on the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft. Thaddeus Young led the Sixers with 25 points on 10 of 31 shooting and had 10 assists. Unlike the 76ers, the Pacers have tons of talent and the top spot in the East. They raced to a 17-point lead in the first half, then held off a spirited run by the Sixers that saw the lead sliced to five midway through the fourth. The Sixers came up empty on five straight possessions before Young hit two free throws to make it 87-84. Young, the longest-tenured Sixers player, made it 93-90 on a jumper that put them on the brink of ending their losing skid. George, though, hit a tough, driving layup and George Hill buried a baseline 3-pointer for an eight-point cushion, and the Pacers averted the upset. "This game could have easily been a blowout-type of game," George said. "Youve got to give them credit, they kept battling." The PPacers are happy to have the ex-Sixers trio aboard, strengthening a bench that needed some offensive punch.ddddddddddddBynum sat out Friday night to rest his achy knees, the same ailment that cost him all of last season with the Sixers. Hundreds of fans turned out to the National Constitution Center for Bynums public press conference after he was acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers in an August 2012 trade. He was supposed to be the missing piece for a franchise coming off a run to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Bynum was a bust, the first string pulled in the unraveling of a franchise. Bynum had eight points and 10 rebounds in a win Tuesday against Boston -- his first game in nearly 2 1/2 months. "I finally got on the court with him," Turner said. "It was like the 80th-something attempt since I met him. Im glad hes halfway healthy. Had he played (in Philly), we probably would have still been rocking." Bynum wants to be a factor in the post-season, so hell rest against teams like the Sixers. "I need to get game minutes, obviously," said Bynum, Indianas 7-foot centre. "But I dont want to miss four or five consecutive days. The whole point is to stay around and play as many games as possible." Allen scored a season-high 13 points on 6-of-6 shooting and Turner had two points. Hill had 14 points and Lance Stephenson had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Pacers. Indiana was 39 of 67 from the floor compared to Philadelphias 35 of 90. "I think were playing some pretty good basketball," George said. Turner, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 draft, earned a video tribute and a smattering of applause when he checked into the game. Turner was never a difference maker for the Sixers, and his failure to make a significant impact could serve as a scary reminder that team president/general manager Sam Hinkies plan to rebuild through the draft could hit some significant potholes. "Youve got to have a plan," Turner said, "and to do that in Philly takes guts." And a whole lot of losses. Notes: The 76ers signed G Darius Johnson-Odom to a 10-day contract. They also waived G Lorenzo Brown. ... Bynum hopes to play Saturday when the Pacers are at Detroit. wholesale jerseys authentic wholesale jerseys store cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys china wholesale jerseys ' ' '

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