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October 5, 1991
The lawyer representing Mike Tyson's accuser wants a gag order lifted so she may respond to remarks made by the former heavyweight boxing champion and his supporters.Tyson was indicted last month by a grand jury on charges of rape, criminal deviate conduct and confinement in the alleged attack of a Miss Black America contestant in Indianapolis in July.In a news conference after the indictment, Tyson and promoter Don King made several charges about the alleged victim, mentioning her by name numerous times.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | June 8, 1996
LAS VEGAS -- The 100th fight of Julio Cesar Chavez's illustrious boxing career was meant to be a festive occasion for the super lightweight champion and his frenzied legion of flag-waving Mexican supporters.Instead, the atmosphere at Caesars Palace was almost funereal last night as youthful, gifted Oscar De La Hoya cut Chavez over both eyes and broke his nose, forcing ring physician Flip Homansky to stop the hotly anticipated championship fight at 2: 37 of the fourth round.Chavez, a month short of 34, now might contemplate retirement.
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By New York Times News Service | September 10, 1993
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- He can hide. He can run. He can spin. But at some point tonight, while most of the crowd of 60,000 will be booing his every move, Pernell Whitaker will have to fight.And that is what his opponent, the almost-mythic Julio Cesar Chavez, does best.Thus, a classic boxing confrontation awaits one of history's largest indoor fight crowds and a pay-per-view audience that could find one million homes tuned in.The elusive, sneaky, infuriating Whitaker, possessor of a 32-1 record and the World Boxing Council's welterweight title, will defend that crown against Chavez.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | February 28, 1995
Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Meldrick Taylor, Riddick Bowe, Julio Cesar Chavez, Terry Norris, James Toney, Michael Nunn and Simon Brown are among the best fighters of the past decade, and each has suffered a major setback.And then there is Pernell Whitaker, whose reputation remains unsullied despite a highly controversial 12-round loss to Jose Ramirez in 1989 that momentarily robbed him of the lightweight title.Whitaker, who will be seeking his sixth world crown against World Boxing Association junior middleweight champion Julio Cesar Vasquez in Atlantic City on Saturday, was asked how he has remained king of the hill while so many other superior fighters have fallen from the summit.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | November 7, 1993
LAS VEGAS -- Fighting before only several hundred fans in the first bout of the championship card, unbeaten lightweight contender Sharmba Mitchell (32-0) of Baltimore needed only 2 minutes and 25 seconds to stop Chad Broussard of Lafayette, La., and claim the vacant North American Boxing Federation title.While the celebrity gawkers were waiting outside Caesars Palace to catch a glimpse of VIPs, Mitchell, 23, floored the previously undefeated Broussard (34-1) with a classic left hook. Broussard beat the count, but was dropped twice more in rapid fashion, which invoked the automatic three-knockdown rule.
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By New York Times News Service | September 10, 1993
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- He can hide. He can run. He can spin. But at some point tonight, while most of the crowd of 60,000 will be booing his every move, Pernell Whitaker will have to fight.And that is what his opponent, the almost-mythic Julio Cesar Chavez, does best.Thus, a classic boxing confrontation awaits one of history's largest indoor fight crowds and a pay-per-view audience that could find one million homes tuned in.The elusive, sneaky, infuriating Whitaker, possessor of a 32-1 record and the World Boxing Council's welterweight title, will defend that crown against Chavez.
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By Michael Katz and Michael Katz,New York Daily News | March 2, 1993
You don't like Pernell Whitaker, you don't deserve him. You don't like watching him duck and parry, you don't like boxing. I take no dissent on this. In the words of the late great sportwriter Barney Nagler, you are not entitled to an opinion if you are wrong.I say the same about Buddy McGirt. You don't like watching a guy feint with his shoulders, never raising a hand, and move his opponent into range for a right hand, go watch Sparky Anderson change pitchers. You don't appreciate Buddy McGirt, you deserve the infield fly rule engraved on your tombstone.
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By Phil Jackman | April 7, 1994
Reading Time: Two Minutes.Grant Waite, the New Zealander who edged Tom Kite at the finish for the Kemper Open title last year, will be back defending when the PGA Tour plays Avenel in Potomac June 2-5. Also committed are Payne Stewart, who had a dozen top 10 finishes last year, Curtis Strange, Scott Simpson and area favorite Fred Funk.* Pernell Whitaker, the World Boxing Council welterweight champ who seems to fight only about once a year, makes a mandatory title defense on HBO Saturday night against Santos Cardona, who gets the shot because top challenger Yori Boy Campas said he didn't want to fight Whitaker.
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By PHIL JACKMAN | August 19, 1994
The TV Repairman:You have to love Dan Dierdorf. He always makes those statements on "Monday Night Football" that make you giggle, shriek or laugh out loud. His gem the other night concerned the Dallas Cowboys, whom he described thusly: "As finely tuned an offensive team as ever seen in the NFL."* The team in the blue-and-silver livery out in Waverly will host a team from Toronto in a CFL fracas tomorrow night and Channel 2 will be there live with Scott Garceau, Keith Mills and team vice president and 1 percent owner Tom Matte providing all the necessary data.
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By Phil Jackman | October 4, 1991
The TV Repairman: Stephen Lang brings pretty decent credentials to the made-for-TV movie "Babe Ruth" Sunday (9 p.m.) on NBC. Of course, playing Henry V, Hamlet and Willie Loman could be considered child's play next to attempting to capture the essence of the Bambino. Pete Rose has a cameo as Ty Cobb; meanwhile, it's mind-boggling to ponder Bruce Weitz (Belker on "Hill Street Blues") as Miller Huggins.* The American League playoffs commence Tuesday with Toronto and Minnesota kicking off the "Battle of the Carpets" at 8:30 p.m. . . . CBS is losing so much on its baseball package itisn't bothering to have a pre-game show, for which it is to be commended.
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By PHIL JACKMAN | August 19, 1994
The TV Repairman:You have to love Dan Dierdorf. He always makes those statements on "Monday Night Football" that make you giggle, shriek or laugh out loud. His gem the other night concerned the Dallas Cowboys, whom he described thusly: "As finely tuned an offensive team as ever seen in the NFL."* The team in the blue-and-silver livery out in Waverly will host a team from Toronto in a CFL fracas tomorrow night and Channel 2 will be there live with Scott Garceau, Keith Mills and team vice president and 1 percent owner Tom Matte providing all the necessary data.
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By Phil Jackman | April 7, 1994
Reading Time: Two Minutes.Grant Waite, the New Zealander who edged Tom Kite at the finish for the Kemper Open title last year, will be back defending when the PGA Tour plays Avenel in Potomac June 2-5. Also committed are Payne Stewart, who had a dozen top 10 finishes last year, Curtis Strange, Scott Simpson and area favorite Fred Funk.* Pernell Whitaker, the World Boxing Council welterweight champ who seems to fight only about once a year, makes a mandatory title defense on HBO Saturday night against Santos Cardona, who gets the shot because top challenger Yori Boy Campas said he didn't want to fight Whitaker.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | November 7, 1993
LAS VEGAS -- Fighting before only several hundred fans in the first bout of the championship card, unbeaten lightweight contender Sharmba Mitchell (32-0) of Baltimore needed only 2 minutes and 25 seconds to stop Chad Broussard of Lafayette, La., and claim the vacant North American Boxing Federation title.While the celebrity gawkers were waiting outside Caesars Palace to catch a glimpse of VIPs, Mitchell, 23, floored the previously undefeated Broussard (34-1) with a classic left hook. Broussard beat the count, but was dropped twice more in rapid fashion, which invoked the automatic three-knockdown rule.
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By New York Times News Service | September 10, 1993
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- He can hide. He can run. He can spin. But at some point tonight, while most of the crowd of 60,000 will be booing his every move, Pernell Whitaker will have to fight.And that is what his opponent, the almost-mythic Julio Cesar Chavez, does best.Thus, a classic boxing confrontation awaits one of history's largest indoor fight crowds and a pay-per-view audience that could find one million homes tuned in.The elusive, sneaky, infuriating Whitaker, possessor of a 32-1 record and the World Boxing Council's welterweight title, will defend that crown against Chavez.
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By New York Times News Service | September 10, 1993
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- He can hide. He can run. He can spin. But at some point tonight, while most of the crowd of 60,000 will be booing his every move, Pernell Whitaker will have to fight.And that is what his opponent, the almost-mythic Julio Cesar Chavez, does best.Thus, a classic boxing confrontation awaits one of history's largest indoor fight crowds and a pay-per-view audience that could find one million homes tuned in.The elusive, sneaky, infuriating Whitaker, possessor of a 32-1 record and the World Boxing Council's welterweight title, will defend that crown against Chavez.
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By Phil Jackman | March 4, 1993
Reading Time, Two Minutes:There are two ways to look at the new Anaheim franchise in the NHL being given permission to use the nickname Mighty Ducks: First, the league is plumbing new depths in embarrassment. Two, just think, the team could have been called "101 Dalmatians," which is probably the way it will perform for a couple of seasons.* It's probably a good thing Ted Williams made it into the Hall of Fame in 1965, back in the days when people seemingly weren't as sensitive and literal with regard to the spoken word.
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By Phil Jackman | March 4, 1993
Reading Time, Two Minutes:There are two ways to look at the new Anaheim franchise in the NHL being given permission to use the nickname Mighty Ducks: First, the league is plumbing new depths in embarrassment. Two, just think, the team could have been called "101 Dalmatians," which is probably the way it will perform for a couple of seasons.* It's probably a good thing Ted Williams made it into the Hall of Fame in 1965, back in the days when people seemingly weren't as sensitive and literal with regard to the spoken word.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | February 28, 1995
Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Meldrick Taylor, Riddick Bowe, Julio Cesar Chavez, Terry Norris, James Toney, Michael Nunn and Simon Brown are among the best fighters of the past decade, and each has suffered a major setback.And then there is Pernell Whitaker, whose reputation remains unsullied despite a highly controversial 12-round loss to Jose Ramirez in 1989 that momentarily robbed him of the lightweight title.Whitaker, who will be seeking his sixth world crown against World Boxing Association junior middleweight champion Julio Cesar Vasquez in Atlantic City on Saturday, was asked how he has remained king of the hill while so many other superior fighters have fallen from the summit.
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By Michael Katz and Michael Katz,New York Daily News | March 2, 1993
You don't like Pernell Whitaker, you don't deserve him. You don't like watching him duck and parry, you don't like boxing. I take no dissent on this. In the words of the late great sportwriter Barney Nagler, you are not entitled to an opinion if you are wrong.I say the same about Buddy McGirt. You don't like watching a guy feint with his shoulders, never raising a hand, and move his opponent into range for a right hand, go watch Sparky Anderson change pitchers. You don't appreciate Buddy McGirt, you deserve the infield fly rule engraved on your tombstone.
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By Phil Jackman | July 10, 1992
No doubt the reason why baseball and commissioner Fay Vincent are looking to clip the wings of the super stations is the Braves and WTBS, for instance, are pummeling ESPN in the ratings. For $400 million spread over four years, ESPN is reaching 1.5 million homes while TBS is doing about a third better than that at a cost of just $10 million per year.* "When It Was A Game II" is on Home Box Office at 10 p.m. Monday, the eve of the All-Star Game. Miss it and you can't really consider yourself a ball fan. This one's better than its predecessor.
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