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December 11, 2006
Won By California on a goal as time expired, its 12th NCAA men's water polo championship. With Cal leading USC 6--5 in the fourth quarter, goalie Mark Sheredy (above), the tournament's most valuable player, stopped a penalty shot, but the Trojans finally got the equalizer past him with 1.78 seconds left. After a timeout Cal's assistants drew up a play—coach Kirk Everist had been red carded—and Jeff Tyrrell scored on a tipped shot from about 30 feet. It was Everist's first championship as a coach after winning two as a Cal player.
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December 11, 2006

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A three-round exhibition for charity, Memphis mayor Willie Herenton and former heavyweight champ Joe Frazier. Herenton, 66 and a former Golden Gloves champ, won all three rounds against Smokin' Joe, 62, in the hype-filled but gentle bout, which was attended by a crowd clad in tuxedos and evening gowns. At one point Frazier (right) slipped and fell into the ropes. "A lot of local fans wanted me to knock him out," Herenton said. "I've been mayor for 15 years, so there were definitely people hoping he'd knock me out too." The bout was expected to raise $100,000 for the Shelby County Drug Court, which helps rehabilitate drug addicts.

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