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  • Philadelphia Boxers Win

    Power-punching David Reid and counter-punching Terrance Cauthen joined Zahir Raheem as Philadelphia boxers to win championships at the U.S. Olympic trials. Reid, at 156 pounds, and Cauthen, at 132, both …


  • Duran, Crying Camacho Scuffle

    Hector Camacho, in tears and his hand bloodied, scuffled with Roberto Duran when the two aging former champions tangled during a New York news conference for their June 22 bout. …


  • Sports People

    Ireland’s Wayne McCullough finished with a bloodied nose, a swollen face and a split decision as he hung onto his WBC bantamweight title with a win against Mexico’s Jose Luis …


  • Wbc Champ Retires During Fight

    Russian Viktor Baranov won the WBC international welterweight title in Sydney, Australia, when champion Grahame Cheney of Australia retired after the fourth round fearing serious injury if he continued to …


  • Tyson: I’M Underpaid

    Mike Tyson launched an expletive-filled tirade about his $30 million payday last Saturday, his imprisonment and his future that contrasted with the often religious public persona he had maintained. Tyson’s …


  • Sports People

    Tom Baker opened with nine consecutive strikes, winning the AC Delco Classic at Lakewood, Calif., for his first PBA victory in 10 years. Baker, who is from Buffalo, N.Y., beat …


  • Tyson Flat In Sparring Exhibition Unimpressive In First Open Training Session For Bruno

    Frank Bruno might have liked what he saw had he ventured by Mike Tyson’s workout Friday. Tyson’s trainer, Jay Bright, didn’t.


  • Sports People

    Former Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier was feeling better and could be released from a Lincoln, Neb., hospital next week. Frazier was admitted Monday for a sinus infection. American Tom “Boom” …


  • Smokin’ Joe Still Trying To Win That First Fight With Ali

    The fight goes on. The opponent is always the same. Not the hoarse, shuffling Muhammad Ali of 1996, but the brash, crafty Muhammad Ali of 1971. “I won that fight,” …


  • Sports People

    Heavyweight Mike Tyson and promoter Don King have gone to court to make sure the WBC title will be at stake in Tyson’s March 16 fight against champion Frank Bruno. …


  • Duran Notches Another Win

    Looking for one last major fight before retiring, 44-year-old Roberto Duran enhanced his chances by pounding out a unanimous decision over Ray Domenge. A four-time world champion, Duran now is …


  • Sports People

    Portland pro golfer Peter Jacobsen, wrestler Les Gutches and the University of Portland soccer program were the big winners Sunday night at The Oregonian Banquet of Champions. Jacobsen won the …


  • College Hoop Pie Sliced Thinly

    Nothing kills the goose that lays the golden eggs faster than television. And college basketball once a weekend staple for its cheap thrills is on the endangered species list. National …


  • Sports People

    Henry Maske of Germany survived a furious second round by Duran Williams, then pounded out a unanimous decision over the Jamaican-born fighter to retain his IBF light heavyweight title in …


  • Chavez Says Next Fight May Be Last In U.S.

    Julio Cesar Chavez, perhaps the greatest boxer Mexico ever produced, can see the end approaching. He’d like one more day of glory before it comes. “I don’t want to keep …


  • Welch Earns Decision In Hometown Debut

    Having gone nearly four years since his last professional fight, Rowdy Welch entered the ring Thursday night filled with anticipation and driven by adrenaline. Neither would get the better of …


  • Morrison: ‘I Thought I Was Bulletproof’

    Tommy Morrison’s voice quivered and his face flushed. Never did he think this could happen to him. “I honestly believed I had a better chance of winning the lottery than …


  • Morrison Unsure How He Got Hiv Heavyweight Discusses His Promiscuous Years

    On Valentine’s Day, with his girlfriend at his side, boxer Tommy Morrison said he was not sure how he contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. “I don’t know if …


  • Boxer Taking A Retest Morrison’s Camp Confirms He Tests Positive For Aids

    Tommy Morrison’s up-and-down boxing career reached its low point Monday with the announcement that reports that the powerful heavyweight had tested positive for the AIDS virus were accurate. Morrison’s promoter, …


  • Boxer Keeps Quiet On Condition Reports That Morrison Has Hiv Virus Just ‘Speculation,’ Insists His Trainer

    Morrison


  • Miscellany

    Maria Mutola of Mozambique smashed one of the oldest world indoor records in her first attempt when she won the 1,000 meters in 2 minutes 32.08 seconds at Birmingham, England. …


  • De La Hoya, Chavez Both Win

    Oscar De La Hoya led the way, and Julio Cesar Chavez followed with a fight that lasted only 6 seconds longer. Now they get each other in what may be …


  • Miscellany

    With four weeks remaining before the Olympic swim trials, 15-year-old Brooke Bennett won her fourth U.S. national title at the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championship in Orlando, Fla. Bennett, who …


  • Champ Scores Knockout

    Lonnie Bradley of New York retained his WBO middleweight title on Tuesday night, knocking out Randy Smith of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., at 2:03 of the second round. Bradley, who improved …


  • Ex-Heavyweight Standout Gets 16-Month Jail Term

    Tillman


  • Sports People

    The White Sox signed free agent Kevin Tapani to a one-year contract. The right-hander, who turns 32 this month, was 10-13 as a starter for the Minnesota Twins and Los …


  • Tyson Gets June Fight Date

    Mike Tyson has a new fight date, and Nevada boxing regulators have new plans to prevent the scheduling of major fights on the same night. Tyson’s promoter, Don King, wasted …


  • Sports People

    Frank Howard, Clemson’s all-time winningest football coach, died at his home in Clemson, S.C., of congestive heart failure. Howard, 86, spent almost three-quarters of his life at Clemson. Outfielder Bernard …


  • Sports People

    Former NASCAR Winston Cup champions Rusty Wallace and Terry Labonte were among four drivers added to the lineup for the 1996 International Race of Champions Series… . Alan …


  • Cheap Seats

    Oakley


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