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De la Hoya made at least 20 million dollars in his fight
against Shane Mosley, but he also was looking for a place in
history by taking revenge on the only man who truly beat him
three years ego.
"Strike three will be my last one, but I'm not going to
lose," De la Hoya said at his Big Bear camp in the San
Bernardino Mountains three weeks before the fight. But Sugar
Shane beat the Golden Boy again--only this time that victory
has a question mark attached to it.
Oscar wants to find out who has such an interest in him
losing when he feels that he should have been victorious.
Déjà vu of his fight with Felix Trinidad. After that one, he
also believed he had won. But the judges did not see it the
same way, and gave the decision to the Puerto Rican
"I will open a full investigation with my lawyers about
what happened tonight," De la Hoya said after the MGM
debacle. "I just feel in my heart that the decision should
have been in my favor," said Oscar, holding back tears in
The three official cards gave Mosley 7 of 12, enough to
win unanimously. But
De la Hoya offered as proof of conspiracy the numbers of the
Compubox in his favor, saying he won in every category,
especially in more jabs connected--106 for only 33 from
In our very independent opinion, Shane was just looking
to finish the fight with one power shot while being confused
as to what to do to keep up with the offense of De la Hoya.
Oscar was always sure of being ahead in the fight. The
referee hurried both fighters to pick up the action and the
champ was putting in more blows in his favor.
Shane knew it; and even was surprised when he got the win
by a score of 115-113 from the three judges.
Without saying it directly, Oscar may be suggesting the
boxing system is corrupt and wants to set the example of
standing up and fighting to the last consequence.
"I'm going to get to the bottom of this," he said. "It is
not about retirement, and it is not about my future in
boxing. I think boxing needs good decisions to keep the
sport alive. We fought hard, but I truly felt that something
was wrong. I'll use all my resources to find the truth. If
I'm wrong, I will live with it, and if I'm right, it will be
And the new super welterweight champion of the world WBC/
WBA Sugar Shane Mosley also won 4.5 million dollars plus
another half million in bonus and a cut of the pay-per-view
and closed circuit sales. He accepted the verdict saying
that this time his power prevailed over speed.
"It was a very close fight that could have gone either
way, but I got the decision and I'm happy," Shane said.
The Golden Boy brought millions of dollars to the economy
of Las Vegas which a lot of people thought was his home. So
Oscar felt that someone he can't see slapped him in the
face, or maybe even worse, like he was stabbed in the back.
He wants to know how the judges came to score the fight.
The players of the Women's United Soccer Association,
WUSA, must now play with their hearts on the line as they
have lost their sponsors.
Operations are suspended and a possible Chapter 11
bankruptcy looms ahead.
There is some hope for new sponsors now that the FIFA
World Cup 2003 has been moved to the US. Originally
scheduled to be played in China, the fear of a SARS epidemic
forced a change of venue. The United States has hosted the
maximum soccer event twice before.
The first 32 matches of 16 women's teams began Sept. 20
in Philadelphia, and the event continued through five other
cities through Columbus Day, ending in Carson, Calif., in
Los Angeles County.
served to help prepare the defending women's champions to
participate in the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
Their Sept. 21 match against Sweden showcased the talents
of No. 9, Mariel Margaret "Mia" Hamm, forward midfielder and
mastermind; Kristine Lilly, Cindy Parlow and Shannon Boxx.
Mia assisted on three goals made by those girls. They
defeated Sweden 3-1.
Their next match was Sept. 25 against Nigeria in
Philadelphia. The other team in Group A is North Korea.
Other U.S. starters were Brianna Scurry, goalkeeper; Tiffany
Milbrett; and No. 6 defensive fielder Chastain Brandi.
The "new girls in town" consist of No. 4 defensive
Catherine "Cat" Reddick, the youngest member; midfielder Aly
Wagner, Abby Wambach and Angela Hucles who excels in
defending the box.
The rest of the U.S. roster and girls coming to relieve
from the bench are goalkeeper Siri Millinix in her first
year; defensives Kylie Bivens, Joy Fawcett, Christie Pearce,
Kate Sobrero and Danielle Slaton; forward Shannon MacMillan;
midfielders Tiffany Roberts, and Julie Foudy, captain of the
After such a fine start, coach April Heinrichs is
confident the team will keep the trophy captured in 1999
against China in a 5-4 penalties after-play overtime in the
Rose Bowl in California.
Sports pages around the country have followed very
closely the achievements of Ana Gabriela Guevara, super star
in the world of track in 400 meters. She has been successful
the last eight years. "Gaby," as her friends and family call
her, has played basketball since elementary school. She
jointed the team of Nogales in her high school to capture
the State of Sonora Championship.
In 1996 she competed in track and field. Her father,
Cesar Octavio Guevara; her mother, Ana Maria Espinosa; and
her siblings Azalia, Cesar, Daniela and Jaime, are all proud
of what their daughter and big sister has done in
Being No.1 was very familiar to the 26-year-old athlete.
She was born in Nogales where she got her first trophy in a
track event. Then she won in Sonora, Mexico City, Colombia,
Australia and El Salvador.
Her trainer Raúl Barreda knew that she was a diamond that
had to be polished in the field. No matter her position on
the track, she regulated her speed in every run. She also
keeps calm in rhythm and steals ahead on her side
competition, especially in the curve of her track. In the
last lap she speeds up and leaves the opponents behind, thus
gaining respect from competitors.
That is why she has been called the "Aztec Gazelle." Her
idol has been Michael Jordan in and out of the basketball
court, because of the way he played. How he handles media
especially impresses her.
In 1997 Guevara won first place in El Paso-Ciudad Juárez
competition, and then got a second place in Arizona. She
went back to win in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and in the romantic
city of Rome. In 1999 she got the gold in the Pan-American
Games in Winnipeg.
In the 2000 Olympics in Sydney Australia, she placed
fifth. In 2001 she improved and the experts were surprised
when she jumped to third place in Edmonton Canada for a
Ana Gabriela still is finding ways to win and her dream
is to compete and capture gold in the 2004 Olympics.
U.S. Track and Field
Kelly White impressed the sports world winning gold in
the 100 meters and also in the 200 in the IAAF tournament.
But the sweetness soured when a chemical substance was found
in her system, so she was very close to being suspended from
track races. It was a minor stimulant, but she claimed that
her doctor had prescribed the medication to control
narcolepsy, a disorder wherein an individual sporadically
Kelly, 26, must wait for a decision from IAAF officials
to see if she can keep the medals.
In other track and field around the states; distance
runner Corthey Christensen, (3,000 meters), Nathan Schmidt,
Steve Keeler, and Kinsey Coles had something to share: They
are the best in track races and all are from North Dakota.
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