November 1, 1991 |
Just as in the PGA, John Daly was the last man in the field for the season-ending Tour Championship. Just as in the PGA, Daly turned that surprise appearance into a share of the lead. And, as he did in the upset victory in the PGA that made him a national sensation two months ago, Daly used his power as the key ingredient. He birdied all the par-five holes on the No. 2 course at Pinehurst en route to a three-under-par 68 Thursday in the new, $2-million event.
December 26, 2005 |
There's something growing on Roberto Nelson's chin. Since he's 14, he thinks it's the start of a goatee. Others view it as only peach fuzz. Seeing Nelson giggle and laugh on the Santa Barbara High School bench, it's clear how young he is. On the basketball court, however, he's no ordinary freshman. "He's a phenomenal freshman, the best kid I've seen at his age," Coach Jeff Lavender said. At 6 feet 3 and 175 pounds, Nelson is a starting guard with athleticism, instincts and intelligence.
August 5, 1987 |
The Cubans released a roster of the boxing team they're sending to Indianapolis for the Pan American Games, and a very big name was missing Tuesday. Teofilo Stevenson, 36, the dominant figure in the history of amateur boxing, the three-time Olympic champion Cubans call El Gigante, didn't make the traveling squad. Recent reports from Cuba have it that Stevenson has problems on both the legal and sports fronts. U.S.
May 11, 1986 |
A lot of amateur boxing skeptics came to Reno to bury Teofilo Stevenson, not to praise him. When it was announced that Cuba was bringing the three-time Olympic gold-medal winner and two-time world titlist to the World Championships here, many saw it as a gift to the 35-year-old Stevenson, a proper stage for his farewell to amateur boxing. After all, he'll be 37 in 1988. No way a 37-year-old survives in the Olympics against 24-year-olds, right?
November 23, 1992 |
Oscar De La Hoya, who turns pro tonight at the Forum, is about to become the most visible young American pro ever to come out of the Olympic Games. Assuming that tonight he beats his first pro foe, Lamar Williams, here's what De La Hoya's co-managers, Bob Mittleman and Steve Nelson, have lined up for him: --A Dec. 12 pay-per-view fight from Phoenix, on the Michael Carbajal show. --A Jan. 3 ESPN card from Mexicali.
April 3, 1993 |
They didn't know who Sugar Ray Leonard was. They had never heard of Roberto Duran or Thomas Hearns or Mike Tyson or Riddick Bowe or Evander Holyfield. But in the soft light of a cold winter morning in Beijing, they stood and waited for the one boxer they knew, the one boxer that everyone knows.