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Claressa Shields wins in PAL semis

Updated: October 12, 2012, 11:59 PM ET
Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio -- The first female U.S. boxer to win a gold medal at the Olympics, 17-year-old Claressa Shields, was picky after her first bout since her London victory.

"I breathed through my mouth too much," Shields said immediately after her National Police Athletic League semifinal victory over Dara Shen on Friday night in the 165-pound open division.

The contest between the Flint, Mich., fighter and Shen was stopped 46 seconds into the third round. Shields had a 30-7 advantage in ...

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