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April 22, 1993 | From Newsday
A a 21-year-old Mexican junior-featherweight, Eduardo Castro, fought twice in California after he was discovered to be HIV-positive by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and in spite of a bulletin it sent out to all the other state commissions, Newsday reported in today's editions. There is evidence that at least one more boxer in Nevada is HIV-positive. Castro is not known to have fought since losing a four-round decision to Eddie Lee Croft in San Francisco on Oct.
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April 22, 1993 | From Newsday
A a 21-year-old Mexican junior-featherweight, Eduardo Castro, fought twice in California after he was discovered to be HIV-positive by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and in spite of a bulletin it sent out to all the other state commissions, Newsday reported in today's editions. There is evidence that at least one more boxer in Nevada is HIV-positive. Castro is not known to have fought since losing a four-round decision to Eddie Lee Croft in San Francisco on Oct.
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April 17, 1993 | WALLACE MATTHEWS, NEWSDAY
Ruben Palacio, a 30-year-old featherweight from Colombia, was told Friday that he was the first title-holding boxer to test positive for the virus that causes AIDS. Palacio, who was to defend his World Boxing Organization crown against England's John Davidson tonight, had taken a prefight blood test. Ed Levine, president of the fledgling WBO's championship committee, said the organization's only option was to bar Palacio from the ring.
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April 17, 1993 | WALLACE MATTHEWS, NEWSDAY
Ruben Palacio, a 30-year-old featherweight from Colombia, was told Friday that he was the first title-holding boxer to test positive for the virus that causes AIDS. Palacio, who was to defend his World Boxing Organization crown against England's John Davidson tonight, had taken a prefight blood test. Ed Levine, president of the fledgling WBO's championship committee, said the organization's only option was to bar Palacio from the ring.
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April 16, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ruben Palacio of Colombia was stripped of his World Boxing Organization featherweight title after failing a routine medical exam. The British Boxing Board of Control refused to reveal the results of the exam. However, two British newspapers reported that Palacio tested positive for the AIDS virus.
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November 18, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Proving Paris was no fluke, Mary Pierce ousted defending champion and top-seeded Steffi Graf on Thursday night to grab the first semifinal berth in the season-ending Virginia Slims Championships at New York. Pierce, who ousted Graf in the French Open semifinals, beat her this time, 6-4, 6-4, on the Madison Square Garden carpet. The victory moved Pierce, seeded fifth, into Saturday's semifinals against the winner of today's quarterfinal between No. 4 Jana Novotna and No. 7 Lindsay Davenport.
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July 11, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Yobes Ondieki of Kenya won the 10,000 meters in 26 minutes 58.38 seconds--becoming the first to run the distance in under 27 minutes--at the Bislett Games Grand Prix track and field meet in Oslo on Saturday. The previous record of 27:07.91 was set by countryman Richard Chelimo at Stockholm, Sweden, last Monday. Noureddine Morceli, the world 1,500-meter record-holder from Algeria, failed in an attempt to break the world mile record, but won the "Dream Mile" in 3:47.
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November 11, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dennis Rodman of the San Antonio Spurs missed practice Thursday, the day after his three-game suspension by the club was to have ended. A Spur spokesman said Rodman had been expected at the workout. He remains on the team's suspended list, although no decision on further disciplinary action has been made. "It's my hope that Dennis will grow up and understand that the team really is more important than his constant irritation," General Manager Gregg Popovich said.
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November 3, 1996
1986 JERRY SMITH (Deceased) DIED: Oct. 15, 1986 AGE: 43 A former tight end, Smith played for the Washington Redskins from 1965-1977. He caught 421 passes for 5,496 yards and 60 touchdowns in a 13-year career. He would not state how he contracted the disease. * MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS: September--The National Cancer Institute announces that AZT, an anti-viral drug, blocks HIV.
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March 15, 1995 | From Associated Press
Ernie Irvan, who was unconscious for two days after a near-fatal practice accident on Aug. 20 at Michigan Speedway, got back into a race car for the first time since the crash and set an unofficial course record at the Darlington Raceway on Tuesday in his Busch Grand National car. "I was just trying to find out if I can run again. I don't think I forgot anything," said Irvan, who still wears a patch on his damaged left eye.
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