With no headgear, US Olympic boxers are struggling with cuts

By AP Sports Writer GREG BEACHAM ,

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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, Derae Crane and Cam Awesome, left, compete in the U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials in Reno, Nev. Facial cuts have become a problem for many Olympic boxing hopefuls fighting toward the Rio Games, where they won’t w

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, Derae Crane and Cam Awesome, left, compete in the U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials in Reno, Nev. Facial cuts have become a problem for many Olympic boxing hopefuls fighting toward the Rio Games, where they won’t w (Photo: Cathleen Allison)

RENO, Nevada (AP) — Antonio Vargas never had a cut in his boxing life until blood trickled down his forehead Wednesday during his most important bout.

The touted flyweight fought through the surprise and pain, but his Olympic dreams were imperi

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