Oakland's super-middleweight champion Andre Ward will defend his WBC and WBA belts against former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik on Jan. 26 at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, it was announced Tuesday.
Ward (26-0, 14 knockouts) is among the world's top handful of pound-for-pound fighters, with a perfect career since winning a gold medal at the Athens Olympics. The fighter will make his sixth title defense against Pavlik after stopping light-heavyweight champion Chad Dawson in September.
Pavlik (40-2, 34 knockouts) has revitalized his career with four straight victories since losing his two middleweight titles to Sergio Martinez in April 2010.
The PGA Tour and TPC Stonebrae in Hayward announced that the TPC Stonebrae Championship will take a one-year hiatus from the Web.com Tour schedule in 2013 and return to the schedule in 2014.
Web.com Tour president Bill Calfee, quoted in a release, said the course's construction of a new clubhouse would interfere with hosting the event.
Stanford's John Dunning was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the fourth time. The Cardinal's Carly Wopat, Inky Ajanaku, Jordan Burgess and Brittany Howard were named to the 14-player All-Pac-12 team. Cal's Shannon Hawari also was named to the team. Water polo
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Hot Stove Banquet
Kevin Frandsen, Mitch Haniger and Mark Appel will be the featured guests at the 29th annual Santa Clara County Hot Stove Banquet on Jan. 22 at the San Jose Elks Club.
Frandsen, the Philadelphia Phillies infielder from Bellarmine College Prep, is being honored as the major league player of the year. Haniger, an outfielder from Cal Poly and formerly of Archbishop Mitty High, is the college player of the year. Stanford's Appel is the college pitcher of the year.
The banquet salutes athletes -- from high school to the major leagues -- who have played in Santa Clara County.
Tickets for the event are $45 per person or $450 for a table of 10. For reservations, call (408) 446-3443.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.