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Milestones Jun. 18, 2001

DEATH SENTENCE OVERTURNED. Of retarded Texas rapist and murderer JOHNNY PAUL PENRY, 45; by a 6-3 Supreme Court vote; in Washington. Amid debate over pending...

Sport: A Perfectionist Retires

As an up & coming amateur boxer (85 straight victories), Sugar Ray Robinson firmly resolved: "They'll never hold a benefit for me." He pursued the dollar with...

Sport: Misfire

Middlewight (160 Ibs.) Champion Sugar Ray Robinson, the greatest fighter, pound for pound, of his lackluster day, set his sights high. In challenging...

Sport: . . . And Champion Again

When Sugar Ray Robinson lost his world middleweight crown in London two months ago to Britain's Randy Turpin, the question rose on both sides of the Atlantic:...

The Press: Winchell v. Sugar Ray

The item in Walter Winchell's column one day last June sounded genuinely solicitous. "Sugar Ray Robinson and gambler-shylocks are at war," it read. "Buddies...

Boxing: Long Ago

The legs that earned $15,000 a week tap-tapping across a nightclub stage were rubbery now, and the speed was gone from the fists that won 153 fights and six...

Sport: Crowned

For more than four years, Sugar Ray Robinson had been known as the uncrowned welterweight champion of the world, the man the champions were afraid to fight. Last...

Sport: The Man Who Comes Back

Just before the bout began, the fighters touched gloves. But after their ritual handshake in Chicago's Stadium, not another friendly gesture marred the...

Sport: Scoreboard, Jun. 20, 1960

ΒΆ Three times before Sugar Ray Robinson had won back his middleweight championship in rematches, but the greatest craftsman of his day was only a floundering...

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