January 12, 1996 in Sports

Sports People

Compiled From Wire Services
 

Oscar De La Hoya, the WBO lightweight champion, is the Boxing Writers Association of America’s Fighter of the Year for 1995… . A rumored three-way trade centering on the Phoenix Suns’ Charles Barkley is being labeled “pure speculation,” but team president Jerry Colangelo says he’ll do whatever is necessary to turn his team around… . WBO lightweight champion, is the Boxing Writers Association of America’s Fighter of the Year for 1995… . Sam Skinner, a pioneering black sports journalist who often was the first black person to work in what had been all-white press boxes, died Thursday in Burlingame, Calif., after a series of strokes. He was 56… . Roger Crozier, a former NHL goaltender who was rookie of the year after his debut with the Detroit Red Wings in 1964, died of cancer in Newark, Del. He was 53… . In Knoxville, Tenn., Abby Conklin came off the bench to score 19 points and lead fourth-ranked Tennessee to a 69-47 victory over No. 15 Old Dominion in women’s basketball.


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