St. Paul boxer Matt Vanda, a veteran junior middleweight, lost a split decision to undefeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a 10-round bout Saturday night in Hermosillo, Mexico.

The 22-year-old Chavez (37-0-1, 29 knockouts), the son of the legendary lightweight world champion, remains unbeaten after withstanding what BoxingScene.com reported was the toughest fight of his career.

Vanda (38-7, 21 KOs) won 96-95 on one judge's scorecard. Another scored it 97-93 for Chavez, while the third judge had it 100-90, giving Chavez every round. The 29-year-old Vanda falls to 4-6 over his past 10 fights.

Saints blank Pensacola

Justin Lord and three relievers combined on a five-hit shutout to pitch the St. Paul Saints to a 4-0 victory over the host Pensacola Pelicans on Sunday.

Lord gave up five hits and struck out six in seven innings as he ended a six-game losing streak.

Saints reliever Tony Pierce struck out the side in the ninth. Ben Thomas had three hits and Pichi Balet and Brent Krause each had two hits for the Saints, who had a total of 13 hits.

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• Olivia Lansing shot a 71 on Sunday at Wapicada Golf Club in Sauk Rapids, Minn., to finish with a 36-hole total 147 and win the Minnesota Women's Public Golf Association State Publinks Championship.

Lansing, playing out of Manitou Ridge Golf Course, finished two strokes ahead of Gretchen Huhnerkoch of University Golf Club.

FROM STAFF REPORTS