STUTTGART, Germany -- Felix Sturm defeated defending champion Darren Barker with a second round TKO to take the Britons IBF middleweight title on Saturday. http://www.hockeyavalancheshop.com/Burgundy-Red-Semyon-Varlamov-Jersey/ . Former WBA champion Sturm twice knocked Barker to the canvas and looked set to finish him off when the towel was thrown in. Referee Mark Nelson called it off 2 minutes, 9 seconds into the round. "I hit him well with my swings," said Sturm, a German of Bosnian descent. "We worked on that in training. I also worked on my hip rotation and was more stable than before." Barker, who pointed at his hip after going down the second time, was limping and clearly in major discomfort. The Londoner previously had two hip replacement operations. He was taken to a hospital directly after the bout to assess the extent of his injury. "Its good that it was short. My wife didnt have to suffer so much," said Sturm, who dedicated his win to her. "She deserves this belt more than I." He became the first German to win four world titles and improved to 38-3-2 (17 KO), while Barker dropped to 26-2 (16 KO). Sturm added that he was looking forward to the rematch in England early next year, though it remains to be seen if there will be one, depending on the extent of Barkers hip injury. http://www.hockeyavalancheshop.com/Burgundy-Red-Nathan-MacKinnon-Jersey/ . Turns out, that might not have been his last game as a pro. The Heat brought Howard back on Saturday, signing the 40-year-old power forward to a 10-day contract. http://www.hockeyavalancheshop.com/Burgundy-Red-Patrick-Roy-Jersey/ . Neymar curled home a free kick from just outside the area to put the 2014 World Cup host ahead in the 44th minute. Three minutes after the break, a simple through pass from Paulinho freed Oscar and the Chelsea star rounded goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong to extend Brazils lead.Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Jose Earthquakes announced Tuesday that longtime captain Ramiro Corrales will retire at the conclusion of the 2013 season. Corrales, 36, is the last remaining player in MLS to appear in a match during the leagues inaugural season in 1996. "Its been an honor playing much of my career here in San Jose," Corrales said. "I have a lot of great memories, from that first season in 1996 to the MLS Cups in 2001 and 2003 to the expansion season in 2008. Its been a great ride and Id like to thank everybody - fans, players, coaches - for their support along the way." Corrales currently sits as San Joses all-time leader in games played (249), starts (227) and minutes played (20,117), but is also No. 4 in Earthquakes history with 32 assists and No. 11 with 16 goals. "Ramiro was a phenomenal player and one of the best this club has ever had," said Earthquakes general manager John Doyle. "I think iit was great to be able to play with Ramiro and see him mature from a 19-year-old kid to a grown man. http://www.hockeyavalancheshop.com/Burgundy-Red-Erik-Johnson-Jersey/. His contributions over the years have meant a lot to this organization." Corrales was drafted 81st overall by the Columbus Crew in the 1996 Inaugural Player Draft but was immediately traded to the San Jose Clash. He played two seasons with the Clash before joining the Miami Fusion via the 1997 Expansion Draft, but only managed one appearance with the club. The Salinas, Calif., native was dealt early in the 1998 season to the New York/New Jersey MetroStars where he helped the team reach the MLS Cup Playoffs in 1998 and 2000. Corrales made his return to San Jose in 2001 and guided the club to its most successful stint in franchise history, helping the club to MLS Cup titles in 2001 and 2003. He enjoyed a stint in Europe from 2004 to 2007 with Norwegian sides Hamarkameratene and SK Brann before returning to San Jose for good in 2008. ' ' '