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July 16, 2000 | From Associated Press
Francois Botha was the lumbering target in front of Lennox Lewis. Mike Tyson, though, was on his mind. Three weeks after Tyson dared to try to ruin Lewis' homecoming, the heavyweight champion took out his frustrations Saturday night on Botha, stopping him in the second round in a performance that thrilled his countrymen.
November 21, 2007 | Michael A. Hiltzik, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The nation's deputy drug czar said Tuesday that the indictment of slugger Barry Bonds in connection with a federal steroids investigation shows the world that the United States remains "the No. 1 country in the world when it comes to going after cheating in sports."
March 19, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Michael Johnson launched his Olympic campaign in devastating style at Petersburg, South Africa, clocking the fourth-fastest 200 meters in history, 19.71 seconds, in his first race of the year. With an ideal following wind of 1.8 meters per second, the Texan raced away from a field that included South African Marcus la Grange, who turned in the year's fastest time before Saturday.
February 27, 2009 | JERRY CROWE
Kobe Bryant, new this month to the top 20 on the NBA's all-time scoring list, also is part of an even more select group. . . . Only Bryant and Moses Malone, among the league's top two dozen all-time scorers, did not play college basketball. . . . Kevin Garnett should soon join them. . . . Riverside Poly's Reggie Miller, by the way, is the only top-20 scorer who graduated from a California high school. . . .
September 20, 2006 | Helene Elliott, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
As expected, Los Angeles was chosen to play host to the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships, which will determine the number of entries allotted for the figure skating competition at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. The event, to be staged by U.S. Figure Skating in partnership with AEG, will be held March 23-29, 2009. Staples Center will be the primary venue and a temporary practice rink will be set up at the adjacent Convention Center. The U.S.
January 27, 2006 | Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer
In any boxing club, sweat is part of the ambience, but in Russia, the sweat factor usually scores a one-two punch to the nose right from the doorway, reminding all who enter of what it smells like to be a nastoyashi muzhik, a real Russian man.
February 2, 2005 | Gayle Pollard-Terry, Times Staff Writer
Even with the door wide open, this place smells of old sweat. There's no air conditioning and the windows stay shut. Hundreds of old fight posters and photographs of boxers cover the walls, including one of Muhammad Ali showing his daughter, Laila, some moves in the ring here. The Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood is not as ancient nor as gritty as the fictional Hit Pit, where most of the action takes place in the Clint Eastwood-directed movie "Million Dollar Baby."
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