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South Africans mourn sport deaths

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Singing hymns and blowing vuvuzelas, South African sporting fans on Thursday paid final respects to three sporting figures who died within three days of each other.

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AP PHOTOS: A look back at the Rumble in the Jungle

This is a  Sept. 22, 1974 file photo of Zaire's President Mobutu Sese Seko, center, as he raises the arms of heavyweight champ George Foreman, left, and Muhammad Ali, right, in Kinshasa,  Zaire. It was 40 years ago that two men met just before dawn on Oct. 30, 1974, to earn $5 million in the Rumble in the Jungle. In one of boxing's most memorable moments, Muhammad Ali stopped the fearsome George Foreman to recapture the heavyweight title in the impoverished African nation of Zaire. (AP Photo/Horst Faas, File)

It was 40 years ago that two men met just before dawn on Oct. 30, 1974, to earn $5 million in the Rumble in the Jungle.

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Fight Schedule

At Plymouth, Mass. (FS1), Danny O’Connor vs. Andrew Farmer, 10, welterweights; Sharif Bogere vs. Fernando Garcia, 10, lightweights.

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