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By Steve Springer and Steve Springer,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 28, 2004
ATHENS - Score tied. One round to go. A shot at an Olympic boxing gold medal at stake. Apparently only U.S. coach Basheer Abdullah didn't know his 178-pound fighter, Andre Ward, was even with Utkirbek Haydarov of Uzbekistan at 13-13 after three rounds in last night's semifinal match at the Peristeri Olympic Boxing Hall. Believing his light heavyweight was comfortably ahead, Abdullah told Ward to box and dance, a dangerous tactic when a few punches could turn gold into bronze. Because scores are not made available to the fighters' corners during a match, Abdullah wouldn't learn the truth until just before Ward narrowly escaped with a 17-15 victory to send him into tomorrow's gold-medal match against Magomed Aripgadjiev of Belarus.
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By Greg Schneider and Greg Schneider,SUN STAFF | July 9, 1997
If professional boxing is too staid, if soap operas aren't melodramatic enough, there's always the issue of military aircraft in Congress to put a little spice in life.Dial it up over the next several days and see which expensive program is currently getting nuzzles and nibbles and which is leaving cartilage on the canvas.The stakes are high, with hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of defense contractor jobs riding on the preferences of politicians. Programs that are out of favor one year can suddenly rise again, as the B-2 bomber appears to be doing with unexpected support from the House.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | May 30, 1992
Veteran Baltimore manager-trainer Mack Lewis attended the International Boxing Federation convention in Orlando, Fla., this week.His main purpose was to arrange a title fight for his junior-middleweight contender, Vincent Pettway.Instead, he received an award from the boxing group yesterday.Lewis, 71, who has been training fighters at his Broadway gym for over 50 years, was named the IBF's "Sportsman of the Year.""It's a real nice honor," said Lewis, "but I'd rather have signed a contract for Pettway to fight [IBF 154-pound champion]
SPORTS
By MIKE LITTWIN | April 21, 1991
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- If George Foreman is as clever as think he might be, he retires now. He made the money. He got better press than Norm Schwarzkopf. The fighter-turned-preacher-turned-fighter can go back to preaching and claim, without fear of contradiction, to have found the strength of Samson. He might even get a shoe commercial out of it. He's got to get a hamburger endorsement, or this isn't the America I know.What more can he reasonably accomplish? You only get so many moral victories in life.
NEWS
By Jack Shanahan | May 22, 2000
PERHAPS THE most unexpected - and intelligent - act by last year's Congress was the vote by the House to cut one of the largest single items in the federal budget: Construction funds for the Pentagon's F-22 fighter jet. The vote was overwhelming, 379 to 45. After the House vote, a highly unusual scenario unfolded as President Clinton joined Senate Republicans in calling for the full restoration of F-22 funds. The White House threatened to veto the defense appropriations bill over this issue.
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By Greg Schneider and Greg Schneider,SUN STAFF | December 17, 1996
The marriage of Boeing Co. and McDonnell Douglas Corp. will create a company that produces almost half of the aircraft on the planet, including major portions of virtually every American fighter jet.Bethesda's Lockheed Martin Corp. still claims the F-16 fighter plane. But Boeing may have bought itself the lead in the pivotal race to build a 21st-century warplane for three branches of the military.And the Seattle company has staked a prominent role in military space, acquiring a double shot at a major Air Force rocket contract.
SPORTS
By MIKE LITTWIN | February 11, 1991
NEW YORK -- Ray Leonard didn't want anyone to misunderstand, so he announced his retirement in the ring, where truth, at least, is only occasionally a casualty."
NEWS
By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | February 24, 1996
WASHINGTON -- A new generation fighter to replace the Navy's aging and troubled F-14 Tomcat -- grounded temporarily Thursday after a third crash in a month -- is being flight tested at Patuxent River Naval Air Station.A three-year program to prove the mettle of the F-18E and F-18F Super Hornet as the nation's premier carrier-based attack jet for the beginning of the 21st century started at the Southern Maryland base this week. The program, budgeted at more than $100 million, will support 400 high-paying engineering and scientific jobs.
NEWS
By William Pfaff | February 20, 1997
LONDON -- The relation of the United States to its allies was for many years a ''win-win'' affair, as the games theorists call it. The U.S. offered security, investment and trade, and received enhancement of its own security plus considerable economic advantage.The allies benefited most during the early postwar reconstruction years, and could complain only (as did France) that they were taken for granted politically. Yet their political eclipse was, for most of them, the outcome of wartime defeat, and in Britain's case a result of the Suez fiasco and withdrawal from Empire -- self-inflicted defeats.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 28, 1991
LAS VEGAS -- If it were merely a matter of weighing the two heavyweights on past performances and relative skills, picking Mike Tyson to again destroy Donovan "Razor" Ruddock at The Mirage tonight would bea simple matter.A few years ago, Mike Tyson, the fighter, was an easy read: a pure, unfettered warrior with tunnel vision, destroying anything in his path.But now Tyson, two days shy of 25, is the subject of so mucintrigue and innuendo that no one is quite sure which Mike Tyson will be present when he climbs through the ropes at the makeshift outdoor arena.
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