SHEFFIELD, England — Kell Brook lost his IBF welterweight belt when American challenger Errol Spence Jr. stopped him in the 11th round on Saturday.Backed by most of the 27,000 spectators at Bramall Lane in his Sheffield hometown, Brook met Spence on even terms in the first eight rounds.ADVERTISEMENT China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Barcelona wins Copa del Rey in Luis Enrique’s last game View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES But Brook’s left eye began to swell, and he was knocked down in the 10th round. With his left eye almost closed, he took a knee in the 11th and referee Howard Foster agreed to end the contest.Spence, who owns a 22-0 record with 19 knockouts, relieved Brook of the welterweight title in his fourth defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundBrook, at 36-2, lost for a second straight time after an ill-fated attempt to move up two divisions to middleweight and take on Gennady Golovkin eight months ago. MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’
LA CA?ADA FLINTRIDGE – The Mars rover Spirit has hit a home run by landing in a rugged plateau dubbed “Home Plate,” but scientists are still trying to decipher its geology. The six-wheeled Spirit reached the northern edge of the broad mesa last week about four months after climbing down from a Martian hill as tall as the Statue of Liberty. Scientists believe “Home Plate” – which stands about 6 feet high – holds important geologic clues to the Red Planet’s past. So far, scientists say they are puzzled by what they have seen. Unlike other areas of Gusev Crater that Spirit has analyzed, “Home Plate” is made of highly layered rocks that are coarse at the bottom and fine at the top. “It’s stunning … by far the best layering we’ve ever seen at Gusev,” principal investigator Steve Squyres of Cornell University recently posted on his Web site. Squyres said it’s too early to say what the rocks are made of, or how it fits into the Mars story. Layered rocks can be formed several different ways, such as by a volcanic eruption or impact crater. They also can be deposited there by wind or water. Squyres said it appears that the rocks were formed from a volcanic explosion, but more study is needed. “The bottom line for now is that we’ve got a spectacular mystery in front of us, and far more questions than we have answers,” Squyres wrote. Previous examination of the crater by Spirit reveals a violent history. Three outcrops examined by the rover displayed deposits of water-altered debris from explosive events. Scientists believe hot ash once fell from the sky about 4 billion years ago. During that time, water was present, but not a large amount. Engineers plan to steer Spirit toward a rugged rock outcrop that scientists have nicknamed “Gibson” after the baseball catcher Josh Gibson. Engineers have not decided how long they intend to keep Spirit there. Spirit and its twin, Opportunity, have been exploring opposite sides of Mars since January 2004. The solar-powered robots, managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, have outlasted their primary mission and are working on overtime. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!