January 8, 1998 in Sports

Sports People

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Oscar De La Hoya was unanimously voted boxer of the year by the World Boxing Council, and a bout between winner Daniel Zaragoza of Mexico and Wayne McCullough of Ireland was picked as fight of the year. … Longtime Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable will undergo surgery today to have his right hip replaced. … Monica Seles, a four-time winner of the Australian Open, has withdrawn from the season’s first Grand Slam event (Jan. 19) because of personal reasons.

At the request of the track’s jockeys, horse racing has been suspended at Portland Meadows while its inside rail is modified in the wake of an accident that seriously injured jockey Katherine Mayo. … The lawyer for Seattle Seahawks running back Lamar Smith says Smith will plead guilty to vehicular assault in a traffic accident that paralyzed teammate Mike Frier.


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