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April 13, 1990 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While his friends grew up battling rival gang members on the streets of East Los Angeles, Joey Olivo fought for his barrio another way. Olivo's bouts were in the ring. At age 15, he put aside gang life and launched a successful career in professional boxing, becoming the only U.S. fighter ever to hold a world junior-flyweight title. In the neighborhood, he quickly rose to legendary status. On Thursday, the legend returned home.
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April 13, 1990 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While his friends grew up battling rival gang members on the streets of East Los Angeles, Joey Olivo fought for his barrio another way. Olivo's bouts were in the ring. At age 15, he put aside gang life and launched a successful career in professional boxing, becoming the only U.S. fighter ever to hold a world junior-flyweight title. In the neighborhood, he quickly rose to legendary status. On Thursday, the legend returned home.
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April 16, 1992 | ALLAN MALAMUD
It shouldn't be long before the NCAA places the San Antonio Spurs on probation. . . . Jerry Tarkanian, the famous worrier, will have to learn to take losses easier over the arduous pro basketball schedule. . . . Any night this week will do, but it would have been nice if the Clippers had reached the NBA's Sweet 16 on Tuesday. . . .
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April 5, 1992 | MAL FLORENCE
Here are some facts, anecdotes and trivia about the Masters tournament that begins Thursday at the Augusta National Golf Club: --Robert Tyre (Bobby) Jones Jr., who is famed for winning golf's "Grand Slam" in 1930--Open and amateur championships of the United States and Great Britain--wanted to fashion a golf course to his liking, according to the Associated Press. With the help of Clifford Roberts, a Wall Street financier, he chose a tree and plant nursery on the outskirts of Augusta.
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