De LA Hoya Wins 132-Pound Boxing Gold At Festival
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-- OLYMPIC FESTIVAL
Boxing - Local favorite Oscar de la Hoya led a pack of national champions who won boxing gold medals yesterday at the Olympic Festival in Los Angeles. The 132-pound de la Hoya, the Goodwill Games champion from East Los Angeles who was cheered on by a large contingent of fans, friends and relatives, beat Patrice Brooks of St. Louis 44-15, as determined by electronic scoring.
De la Hoya dedicated his fight to his mother, who died last year of cancer.
The other national champions who won were Eric Griffin of Houston at 106, Tim Austin of Cincinnati at 112, Ivan Robinson of Philadelphia at 125, Raul Marquez of Houston at 156, Chris Byrd of Houston at 165, John Bray of Van Nuys, Calif., at 201, and superheavyweight Larry Donald of Cincinnati.
-- Basketball - Glenn Robinson of Gary, Ind., scored 18 points and 11 rebounds in the North's 84-79 victory over the East in the championship game. Robinson was named tournament MVP.
Anjinea Hopson's three-point shot with four seconds remaining in regulation allowed the women's South team to move into overtime, where it defeated the North, 82-77, to win the gold medal.
The West won the women's bronze medal over the East, 69-60, as Pasco's Debbie Sporcich combined with Frozena Jerro of San Francisco and Bridgette Pettis of East Chicago, Ill., to lead the way.
-- Men's softball - Former Seafirst catcher Tim Wahl led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a home run to give the South a dramatic 2-1 victory over the North and a berth in the championship game.
-- Tennis - Tacoma's Sonya Olejar advanced to the women's singles final against Beth Berris of Lodi, Calif., with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Terry Ann Zawacki. Olejar and her doubles partner, Brint Morrow, won a bronze medal by defeating the East's Chris Pressley and Keirsten Alley, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).
David Berganio Jr. of Sylmar, Calif., had six birdies and one bogey for a 5-under-par 67 and two-stroke lead at 139 after two rounds at the 66th U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship in Columbus, Ind.
Michael Combs of Kennewick shot a 75 for a 149 total and John Alexander of Gorst shot 76-152. David Farnam of Seattle (154), Jeremy Forster of Port Angeles (156) and Matt Bunn of Colbert (166) failed to qualify.
Top-seeded Andre Agassi beat David Pate 6-4, 6-3 in the first round of the Sovran Bank Classic in Washington, D.C. In other first-round matches, fourth-seeded Richey Reneberg beat Glenn Layendecker 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, and fifth-seeded Derrick Rostagno beat Simon Youl 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
-- Wimbledon champion Michael Stich won a second-set tiebreaker to beat Frenchman Fabrice Santoro 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) today in the Mercedes Cup tournament in Stuttgart, Germany.
Third-seeded Emilio Sanchez of Spain, fourth-seeded Goran Ivanisevic of Yugoslavia and fifth-seeded Andrej Tscherkasov of the Soviet Union were upset victims.
Karen Kraemer cruised to the women's 200-meter freestyle gold medal in 2:02.23 at the World University Games in Sheffield, England.
A U.S. women's gymnastics team downed the Soviets for the first time in any major competition, only to get beaten to the gold medal by North Korea.
North Carolina teammates Hubert Davis and George Lynch combined for 38 points to lead the U.S. men's basketball team to a 103-57 victory over Ireland in their first game of the competition.
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