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Braves, Tigers out to ‘Tackle Cancer’

The Benson and Morris/Chokio-Alberta football teams are again raising money this week as part of the Tackle Cancer collaboration started by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association and Randy Shaver.

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For the second year, the teams are competing to see which can raise the most money leading up to Friday’s game in Morris.

Local businesses and individual who would like to donate can contact the team coaches.

To date, “Tackle Cancer” has raised more than $4 million, with 90 percent of the proceeds going directly to cancer research and treatments.

Browns ship RB Richardson to Colts

for 1st rounder

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have traded running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts in a surprise move less than two years after drafting him in the first round.

The Browns (0-2), struggling on offense under new coach Rob Chudzinski, announced the move Wednesday afternoon. They will also bring in veteran running back Willis McGahee for a physical.

Cleveland receives a first-round pick in next year's draft for Richardson, who has struggled with injuries since a standout career at Alabama. He was the No. 3 overall pick in 2012.

McGahee is a two-time Pro Bowler (2007, 2011) with four 1,000-yard rushing seasons.

Former heavyweight champion Norton dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and then lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, has died.

His son says he passed away Wednesday at a local care facility. He was 70.

Norton had been in poor health for the last several years after suffering a series of strokes, a friend of his said.

Gene Kilroy, who was Ali's former business manager, says he's sure Norton is “in heaven now with all the great fighters,” and Kilroy would like to hear that conversation.

Norton broke Ali's jaw in their first fight, beating him by split decision in 1973 in a non-title fight in San Diego. They fought six months later, and Ali narrowly won a split decision.

They met for a third time on Sept. 28, 1976, at Yankee Stadium and Ali narrowly won to keep his heavyweight title.

— Associated Press/Staff reports

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