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LOS ANGELES -- Chris Arreola once wanted to win football championships at Southern California. Joe Paterno Penn Jersey . Now that hes heading to the USC campus with a shot at a heavyweight title instead, hes determined not to waste it. Arreola (36-3, 31 KOs) has never been a boxer who seemed to worry much about missed opportunities, but the hard-hitting brawler from Riverside, Calif., realizes whats at stake when he faces Bermane Stiverne on May 10 at the Galen Center in downtown Los Angeles. "This is everything I always wanted to have, so I cant let it get away," Arreola said. The winner gets the vacant WBC heavyweight title, replacing the retired Vitali Klitschko. Nearly five years after Klitschko beat him just down Figueroa Street at Staples Center, Arreola has another chance to become the first Mexican-American heavyweight champion. Those stakes are enough to get the attention of Arreola, whose wavering professionalism and weight problems have defined him nearly as much as his punishing punches. Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KOs) beat Arreola a year ago in a clear decision, announcing his own arrival as a contender by breaking Arreolas nose in the third round. Arreola acknowledged giving a poor effort in training for the bout at home in Riverside. "Ive been ready for this fight since I got out of the ring with (Stiverne) last year," Arreola said. "Ive got to stay in the gym. Ive got to stay committed to the sport I love so much." To that end, Arreolas trainer, Henry Ramirez, has moved their camp to San Diego, hoping its far enough away from Arreolas familiar haunts and questionable influences in Riverside. Ramirez moved Arreola to Phoenix to prepare for his fight against Seth Mitchell last September, and a fit, focused Arreola responded by stopping Mitchell in the first round. Arreola is aware of the biggest obstacle in his boxing career, and it isnt his opponent. "Im my own worst enemy," he said. "Im my danger. When Im at home, its 15 miles to my gym, and Ill find something. Ill get a flat (tire) on accident. In San Diego, theres only one set of car keys. If I want to do something, Ive got to run or walk, and you know how much I like to do that." Stiverne, a Haitian-born heavyweight living in Florida, is a relatively late arrival to title contention, although that didnt stop his promoter, Don King, from referring to the 35-year-old fighter as "a young Tyson." Stiverne hasnt lost since July 2007, but hasnt fought since soundly beating Arreola. Stiverne hoped for a shot at Klitschko late last year, but Klitschko had an injured right hand. Arreolas rematch with Stiverne is the second of three high-profile boxing shows in the Los Angeles area in a four-week span this spring. Lucas Matthysse, Keith Thurman and Omar Figueroa Jr. all will appear on an outdoor card in Carson on April 26, while Juan Manuel Marquez faces Mike Alvarado on May 17 in the sports return to the refurbished Forum in Inglewood. Connor Shaw South Carolina Jersey . Stevenson scored the first three goals of the game in the first period for Regina (35-22-6), which has won eight of its last 10 games. Patrick DAmico added two for the Pats, Braden Christoffer had a single and Morgan Klimchuk chipped in a goal and four assists. Cheap Jerseys China . Henderson (20-3) received winning scores of 48-47 and 49-46, and the other judge scored it 48-47 for Thomson (20-6). The announcement drew boos from the United Center crowd. "Train this hard for this long, its such a long camp and I see my title shot disappear," said Thomson, who fought most of the fight with a broken right hand.The great Usain Bolt made a winning return to action in the mens 200m at Londons Olympic Stadium to cap a great night of athletics at the Anniversary Games. Bolt was the headline act but a plethora of world class performers were on show at the Diamond League event and Kendra Harrison proved best of the bunch, setting a new world record in the womens 100m hurdles.Bolt had not run since pulling out of the Jamaican trials last month with a hamstring strain but clocked 19.89 seconds in his first 200m of the year as he proved his fitness ahead of the Rio Olympics next month. Bolt will bid for a third successive Olympic sprint double in Rio The six-time Olympic gold medallist and world record holder at 100m and 200m was not at his brilliant best and had to work harder than usual in the closing stages, but finished clear of Panamas Edward Alonso (20.04) and Britains Adam Gemili (20.07).Bolt, who turns 30 next month, said: I thought it wasnt perfect.I came off the corner, just tried to hold my form and do the work. Im happy with the execution and hopefully my coach is.Im definitely feeling good. Im glad I could come here, run, finish the race, no injuries.Im happy about that and Im going to Rio to defend my titles.The performance of the night came in the womens 100m hurdles, as Harrison destroyed the field to set a new world record of 12.20 seconds.Incredibly, the 23-year-old American will not be going to Rio, after she could only finish in sixth at the US trials two weeks ago.However, she was in a different league on this occasion, coming home well clear to beat the old record of 12.21sec set by Bulgarias Yordanka Donkova on August 20, 1988.Brianna Rollins (12.57), Kristi Castlin (12.59) and Ali Nia (12.63), all Rio-bound after finishing 1-2-3 in the US trials, were left trailing by Harrison on this occasion. Kendra Harrison celebrates her world record run Im just so full of emotions, said Harrison, whose previous best was the 12.24 she ran in May.Not making that Olympic team, I knew I had to come out here and show the world I still had it in me.My coach has been telling me since day one that I had it in me. I still have a few weeks to go, so I am going to try and lower that time.Jesssica Ennis-Hill came home last in the final but had earlier fired out a warning to her Olympic heptathlon rivals by running her second fastest ever time. Cheap Purdue Boilermakers Jerseys. The 30-year-old, back at the Olympic Stadium where she memorably took gold at London 2012, clocked 12.76 seconds to finish third in her heat.It smashed her seasons best of 13.10 and was her fastest time since the London Games, when she ran 12.54.Im so happy to run a seasons best and it makes me confident, with Rio next, said Ennis-Hill.I wouldve liked to have gone quicker in the final, but just smacked a hurdle really bad and lost all momentum and that was it.In the high jump, Ennis-Hills team-mate and heptathlon rival Katarina Johnson-Thompson made a welcome return to form by jumping an outdoor personal best of 1.95m to finish in third.The newly-laid track at the Olympic Stadium was clearly very fast and Great Britains womens 4x100m relay team gave themselves a major pre-Olympic boost by setting a new national record and running the fastest time in the world this year.The quartet of Asha Philip, Desiree Henry, Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita scorched round the track to claim an emphatic victory in 41.81. Asha Philip celebrates after Great Britain produced a fine display in the 4x100m relay There was also a brilliant performance from Laura Muir, who broke Kelly Holmes British 1,500m record with a hugely impressive display, pulling well clear of the field to come home in 3:57.49.The 23-year-old triumphed by more than three seconds and eclipsed double Olympic champion Holmes mark of 3:57.90 from the Athens Olympics in 2004.Muir said: Im over the moon with that. Its not just any record, its Kelly Holmes Olympic gold medal record. Its great to have.Ive always said I run for times, I run for places. I run for medals. But to get the record along the way is one of the biggest achievements of my career.Christine Ohuruogu completely justified her inclusion in the British team for the individual 400m in Rio by running the fastest time in the country this year at 51.05, but it was only good enough for fifth place as Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas took victory in a world-leading 49.55. 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