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Today In Sports History

...unanimous 15-round decision over Doug Jones in Houston to win the WBA title, which had been stripped from Muhammad Ali.1971 - Muhammad Ali wins a four-year legal battle to overturn his 1967 conviction for draft evasion in an 8-0 vote by the...

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Today in sports history

...retirement earlier, is replaced by center Bill Russell, the first black head coach of a major U.S. sports team.1967 - Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the U.S. Armed Forces. He is arrested and the New York State Athletic Commission suspends...

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Today in sports history

...decision over Jerry Quarry in Oakland, Calif. This is the final bout of an eight-man elimination tournament to fill Muhammad Ali's vacated title.1994 - Scott Erickson, who allowed the most hits in the majors the previous season, pitched Minnesota's...

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Today in sports history

May 251948 - Ben Hogan wins the PGA championship, beating Mike Turnesa in the final round, 7 and 6.1965 - Muhammad Ali knocks out Sonny Liston a minute into the first round in the controversial rematch for Ali's heavyweight title. Listed...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-05-25/today-sports-history
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Today In Sports History

...million, four-year contract to play with the Houston Aeros of the WHA and his two sons, Mark and Marty.1976 - Muhammad Ali beats Jean-Pierre Coopman with a fifth-round knockout at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in Puerto Rico to defend...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-20/today-sports-history
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Today in sports history

...over the New York Islanders.1973 - Ken Norton scores a stunning upset by winning a 12-round split decision over Muhammad Ali to win the NABF heavyweight title. Norton, a 5-1 underdog, breaks Ali's jaw in the first round.1975 - UCLA...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-31/today-sports-history
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Today in sports history

...NBA history to lead the NBA in both scoring (34.0 ppg.) and assists (11.4 apg.) in the same season.1975 - Muhammad Ali knocks out Chuck Wepner in the 15th round to retain the world heavyweight title in Cleveland.1975 - Princeton becomes...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-24/today-sports-history
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Today in Sports History

...118-117, in a Western Division Finals game.1966 - Muhammad Ali retains the world heavyweight title with a 15-round...stunning upset by winning a 12-round split decision over Muhammad Ali to win the NABF heavyweight title. Norton, a 5-1...

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Today In Sports History, Feb. 6

...contract with the Boston Red Sox for $135,000, making him the highest paid player in major league history. 1967 - Muhammad Ali successfully defends his world heavyweight title with a 15-round decision over Ernest Terrell in the Houston Astrodome...

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Sporting tributes for Nelson Mandela

...had in my life."Boxing great Muhammad Ali said Mandela inspired others to...Player said.BOXING GREAT MUHAMMAD ALI PAYS TRIBUTE TO MANDELALOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Muhammad Ali paid tribute to Nelson Mandela...

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