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Regional Digest: Republic to host its first playoff match on Sept. 13

Republic FC will host its first USL Pro playoff match on Sept. 13 at Bonney Field at Cal Expo, the team announced Friday.

The first-round match will begin at 7:30 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m. The opponent will be determined based on the standings at the end of the regular season.

Tickets for the match will be available beginning Tuesday through ticketmaster.com.

Republic FC, in third place at 15-6-3, clinched a home playoff match by defeating Wilmington Hammerheads FC 2-0 on Wednesday.

Republic FC’s next match is Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. against the Charleston Battery at Bonney Field. After playing Wilmington Hammerheads FC in South Carolina✔ on Aug. 30, Republic FC closes the regular season with home matches against OKC Energy FC on Sept. 4 and LA Galaxy II on Sept. 6.

Bee Sports staff


Boxing prospects score knockouts

Sacramento featherweight Guy Robb (14-1) and Vacaville junior featherweight Manuel Avila (16-0), two fast-rising boxing prospects, scored knockouts to highlight a nationally televised card at Fairfield's Allan Witt Sports Complex.

A Robb left hook to the head finished Ronell Green (10-1) of Wheeling, W.Va., at 1:48 of the third round in a featured match. In the main event, Avila dropped Sergio Frias (15-4-2) of Mexico twice in the first round and then stopped him at 2:27 of the eighth with a three-punch combination to the head and a left hook to the body.

Earlier, heavyweight Gerald Washington (14-0) of Vallejo won a unanimous eight-round decision over Nagy Aguilera (19-9) of New York. Aguilera's record includes a first-round KO of former world champion Oleg Maskaev in 2009.

Jim Jenkins, Special to The Bee


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