Digest For 3-14-13


LOCAL

Boxers victorious in Little Rock

Five members of the Pine Bluff Boxing Club won their respective classes Saturday in the Arkansas State Golden Gloves in Little Rock.

Aterion Terry, 125 pound class, defeated Chris Mendoza of Conway to clinch the 125 pound Arkansas State Golden Glove championship.

Originally declared a loss, Mason Wicket defeated Daniel Zamora in the 141 pound class after Zamora was disqualified. Wicket will travel to Hot Springs this weekend to fight in the final rounds of the State Golden Gloves.

William Townsel defeated Dillon Miles of Augusta to win the 178 pound class. Jacorbi Harris defeated Jeremy Prunty, unattached, to win the 201 pound class.

Quincy Means was unchallenged in the open 125 pound class.

All four winners will advance to the Mid-South Golden Gloves Tournament held on April 11-13 at the North Little Rock Community Center.

The PB Boxing Club will host a match on March 23 at Seabrook at 6 p.m.

NATIONAL

Welker agrees to terms with Broncos

The Denver Broncos agreed with Wes Welker on a two-year contract worth $12 million, according to a report on ESPN.com.

The Patriots responded quickly to Welker’s loss by agreeing in principle on a five-year, $31 million deal, including $10 million guaranteed, with St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola.

The Patriots had been negotiating with Welker leading up to free agency, but the sides could not find common ground on a deal. The 31-year-old Welker played under the franchise tag and a $9.5 million salary for the 2012 season and finished with a team-high 118 catches for 1,354 yards and six touchdowns.

Heat hold on for 20th straight win

PHILADELPHIA — LeBron James scored 27 points and the Miami Heat became the fourth team to win at least 20 consecutive games in a season, rallying to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 98-94 on Wednesday night.

Only three teams have won at least 20 consecutive games in the same season: the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers (33), the 2007-08 Houston Rockets (22) and the 1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks (20).

Dwayne Wade contributed with 21 points.