June 18, 1989 |
Veterans Memorial Stadium is basically a high school football and track field - although a town worker thought she remembered a Charlie Daniels concert here a few years back. Behind one set of stands sits Beehive Field, home of the Eastern League's New Britain Red Sox. Yesterday, 10,561 people, a majority of them Guatemalans, gathered at the stadium to see the U.S. soccer team try to step out of the sport's own minor leagues and move on to the big time, the 1990 World Cup final round in Italy.
May 14, 1989 |
Unbeaten lightweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez won the World Boxing Council junior-welterweight crown at Inglewood, Calif., last night, when Roger Mayweather did not answer the bell for the 11th round. Mayweather, bleeding from a cut above his left eye, did not leave his stool to answer the bell for the 11th round. He later complained of stomach cramps. Chavez, the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association lightweight champion from Mexico, improved to 63-0 with his 53d knockout.