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Willie Pep
Guglielmo Papaleo (September 19, 1922 – November 23, 2006) was an American professional boxer, better known as Willie Pep who held the World Featherweight championship twice between the years of 1942 and 1950. Pep boxed a total of 1,956 rounds in the 241 bouts during his 26-year career, a considerable number of rounds and bouts even for a fighter of his era. His final record was 229–11–1 with 65 knockouts. Pep, known for his speed, finesse and elusiveness, is considered to be one of the best fighters of the 20th century and was inducted into the International Boxing
Boxing
Hall of Fame in 1990
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1954 In Sports
1954 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.Years in sports: 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st centuryDecades: 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980sYears: 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957Contents1 American football 2 Artistic gymnastics 3 Association football 4 Athletics 5 Australian rules football 6 Baseball 7 Basketball 8 Boxing 9 Canadian football 10 Figure skating 11 Golf 12 Harness racing 13 Horse racing 14 Ice hockey 15 Motorsport 16 Rugby league 17 Rugby union 18 Skiing 19 Snooker 20 Tennis 21 Multi-sport events 22 Awards 23 ReferencesAmerican football[edit]NFL Championship – Cleveland Browns win 56-10 over the Detroit Lions Orange Bowl (1953 season):The Maryland Terrapins lose 7-0 to the Oklahoma Sooners; still voted national champions
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1944 In Sports
1944 in sports describes the year's events in world sport. Note — many sporting events did not take place because of World War IIContents1 American football 2 Association football 3 Australian rules football 4 Baseball 5 Basketball 6 Boxing 7 Cricket 8 Cycling 9 Figure skating 10 Golf 11 Horse racing 12 Ice hockey 13 Motor racing 14 Olympic Games 15 Rowing 16 Rugby league 17 Rugby union 18 Speed skating 19 Tennis 20 Awards 21 Notes 22 ReferencesAmerican football[edit]Green Bay Packers defeats the New York Giants in New York City 30-7 for the NFL title Army Cadets – college football national championshipAssociation football[edit]La Liga won by Valencia CF German football championship won by Dresdner SC Serie A – not held due to the conquest of Italy.[a] Primeira Liga won by Sporting CP There is no major football competition in England, Scotland or France due to World War II
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1942 In Sports
1942 in sports describes the year's events in world sport. Note — many sporting events did not take place because of World War IIContents1 American football 2 Association football 3 Australian rules football 4 Baseball 5 Basketball 6 Cricket 7 Cycling 8 Figure skating 9 Golf 10 Horse racing 11 Ice hockey 12 Motor racing 13 Rowing 14 Rugby league 15 Rugby union 16 Speed skating 17 Tennis 18 Awards 19 Notes 20 ReferencesAmerican football[edit]1 January – The Rose Bowl not being available for war-related reasons, the Oregon State Beavers play the Duke Blue Devils for that championship at the latter's venue of Durham, North Carolina, beating the Blue Devils, 20–16. Ohio State Buckeyes – college football national championship (coached by Paul Brown) shared with Georgia Bulldogs The Washington Redskins win their second NFL Championship, 14–6, over the Chicago Bears at Washington, D
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1951 In Sports
1951 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.Contents1 American football 2 Association football 3 Athletics 4 Australian rules football 5 Baseball 6 Basketball 7 Boxing 8 Canadian football 9 Cycling 10 Figure skating 11 Golf 12 Harness racing 13 Horse racing 14 Ice hockey 15 Lacrosse 16 Motorsport 17 Rugby league 18 Rugby union 19 Snooker 20 Speed skating 21 Tennis 22 Multi-sport events 23 Awards 24 ReferencesAmerican football[edit]January 14 – The National Football League has its first Pro Bowl Game (Los Angeles). September 28 – Norm Van Brocklin sets NFL single game record for most passing yards (554) helping Los Angeles Rams beat New York Yanks 48–21. NFL Championship – Los Angeles Rams won 24–17 over the Cleveland Browns. Sugar Bowl (1950 season):The Oklahoma Sooners lose 13-7 to the Kentucky Wildcats; still awarded the college football national championshipAssociation football[edit] EnglandFirst Division – T
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1943 In Sports
1943 in sports describes the year's events in world sport. Note — many sporting events did not take place because of World War IIContents1 American football 2 Association football 3 Australian rules football 4 Baseball 5 Basketball 6 Cricket 7 Cycling 8 Figure skating 9 Golf 10 Horse racing 11 Ice hockey 12 Motor racing 13 Rowing 14 Rugby league 15 Rugby union 16 Speed skating 17 Tennis 18 Awards 19 Notes 20 ReferencesAmerican football[edit]Chicago Bears win 42-26 over Washington Redskins in the NFL championship game in Chicago Rose Bowl (1942 season):The Georgia Bulldogs won 9-0 over the UCLA Bruins to share the college football national championshipNotre Dame Fighting Irish – college football national championship Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame quarterback, wins Heisman Trophy.Association football[edit]La Liga won by Athletic Bilbao Serie A won by Torino German football championship won by Dresdner SC Primeira Liga won by Benfi
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Charlie Riley
Charles C. Riley, also known as "Charlie" (May 13, 1902 – July 19, 1971) was an American football
American football
player and coach. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana Riley was the starting quarterback and punt returner for most of the 1927 season at the University of Notre Dame. He is mostly remembered for his last game with the team—a controversial 7–6 victory against USC at Soldier Field
Soldier Field
in Chicago
Chicago
before the largest crowd ever to witness a football game at that time, estimated to be 120,000 in attendance. While clinging to the one-point lead late in the game, Riley fielded a USC punt at his own goal line and appeared to fumble it out of the end zone, which would have given the Trojans a safety and an 8–7 lead. But the play was ruled a muff, and therefore a touchback
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1950 In Sports
1950
1950
in Sports describes the year's events in world sport.Contents1 American football 2 Association football 3 Athletics 4 Australian rules football 5 Baseball 6 Basketball 7 Boxing 8 Canadian football 9 Cycling 10 Figure skating 11 Golf 12 Harness racing 13 Horse racing 14 Ice hockey 15 Motorsport 16 Nordic skiing 17 Rowing 18 Rugby league 19 Rugby union 20 Snooker 21 Speed skating 22 Tennis 23 Multi-sport events 24 ReferencesAmerican football[edit]NFL Championship – Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
win 30–28 over the Los Angeles Rams Coaches Poll established to rank top 20 American college football teamsAssociation football[edit] FIFA World Cup 1950
1950
World Cup held in Brazil
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St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis
St. Louis
Lambert International Airport MidAmerica St. Louis
St. Louis
AirportWaterways Mississippi RiverWebsite stlouis-mo.gov St. Louis
St. Louis
(/seɪnt ˈluːɪs/)[10][11][12] is an independent city[13] and major U.S. port in the state of Missouri, built along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which marks Missouri's border with Illinois. The city had an estimated March 22, 2018 population of 308,626[8] and is the cultural and economic center of the Greater St. Louis area (home to 2,807,338 people ), making it the largest metropolitan area in Missouri
Missouri
and the 19th-largest in the United States. Prior to European settlement, the area was a major regional center of Native American Mississippian culture. The city of St. Louis
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Bantamweight
Bantamweight is a weight class in combat sports.For boxing the range is above 115 pounds (52.2 kg) and up to 118 pounds (53.5 kg). In kickboxing, a bantamweight fighter generally weighs between 53 kg (116 lb) and 55 kg (120 lb). In MMA, bantamweight is 126–135 pounds (57.2–61.2 kg).The name bantam is derived from bantam chickens.Contents1 Boxing1.1 History 1.2 Professional champions1.2.1 Longest reigning bantamweight champions1.3 Amateur Champions1.3.1 Olympic Champions 1.3.2 Pan American Champions1.4 Notable bantamweights2 Kickboxing 3 Mixed Martial Arts 4 Muay Thai 5 Wrestling 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksBoxing[edit] Bantamweight is usually a class in boxing for boxers who weigh above 115 pounds (52.2 kg) and up to 118 pounds (53.5 kg)
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Los Angeles, California
Los AngelesCSA Los Angeles-Long BeachMSA Los Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimPueblo September 4, 1781[3]City status May 23, 1835[4]Incorporated April 4, 1850[5]Named for Our Lady, Queen of the AngelsGovernment • Type Mayor-Council-Commission[6] • Body Los Angeles
Los Angeles
City Council • Mayor Eric Garcetti[7] • City Attorney Mike Feuer[7] • City Controller Ron Galperin[7]Area[8] • City in California 502.76 sq m
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Harold Dade
Harold Dade (March 24, 1923 in Chicago, IL – July 17, 1962) was an American professional boxer in the Bantamweight division who held the World Bantamweight championship.Contents1 Amateur career 2 Pro career 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksAmateur career[edit]Won the 1940 Chicago Golden Gloves Championship in the flyweight (112 lb) division by decision over Gene Evans. Dropped a decision for the (112 lb) Intercity Championship to Demetrio Carabella. Won the 1941 Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in the flyweight (112 lb) division by decision over Paul Carbetta. He was on the short end of an unpopular decision at the Intercity matches in the same year against Diogenes Leon. Runner up in the 1941 National AAU Championship in Boston, in the Flyweight Class
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Manuel Ortiz (boxer)
Manuel Ortiz (July 2, 1916 – May 31, 1970) was one of the very best boxers of the 1940s, and was named to Ring Magazine's list of the 80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years. In 1996, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.[1]Contents1 Amateur career 2 Professional career 3 Outside the Ring 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksAmateur career[edit] Ortiz, who was of Mexican American
Mexican American
descent, started an amateur career in 1937.[2] Within a year, Ortiz won the Southern California Amateur Flyweight Title, the Golden Gloves
Golden Gloves
Title, and the National AAU title in Boston. He also defeated Chief Lopez, who was an Olympic runner-up, and Bobby Hagar (father of former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar) twice. In their first fight, Ortiz decked Hagar 17 times
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1949 In Sports
1949 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.Contents1 American football 2 Association football 3 Australian rules football 4 Baseball 5 Basketball 6 Boxing 7 Cricket 8 Figure skating 9 Golf 10 Horse racing 11 Ice hockey 12 Motorsport 13 Rowing 14 Rugby league 15 Rugby union 16 Snooker 17 Speed skating 18 Tennis 19 Volleyball 20 Awards 21 ReferencesAmerican football[edit]Cleveland Browns 21–7 San Francisco 49ers for the All-America Football Conference championship. After the 1949 season, the Browns, 49ers and original Baltimore Colts all joined the NFL for the 1950 season. Philadelphia Eagles 14–0 Los Angeles Rams for the NFL championship. The decades–long "color barrier" in athletics for the Big Seven Conference is broken by Harold Robinson, playing football for Kansas State
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1945 In Sports
1945 in sports describes the year’s events in world sport. Note — many sporting events did not take place because of World War IIContents1 American football 2 Association football 3 Australian rules football 4 Baseball 5 Basketball 6 Cricket 7 Cycling 8 Figure skating 9 Golf 10 Horse racing 11 Ice hockey 12 Motor racing 13 Rowing 14 Rugby league 15 Rugby union 16 Speed skating 17 Tennis 18 ReferencesAmerican football[edit]Cleveland Rams defeated the Washington Redskins 15-14 at Cleveland, Ohio to win the NFL championship; the Rams relocate after the season to Los Angeles Army Cadets – college football national championshipAssociation football[edit] EnglandWith the end of World War II, the FA Cup is reinstated for the 1945–46 season; played on a two–legged basis
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1946 In Sports
1946 in sports describes the year's events in world sport. Although World War II had ended in 1945, a number of major sporting events were still precluded by planning difficulties, which the war had produced, the 1946 FIFA World Cup being perhaps the best known. However, the year is still notable as several sporting events resumed for the first time since the start of the war.Contents1 American football 2 Association football 3 Athletics 4 Australian rules football 5 Baseball 6 Basketball 7 Cricket 8 Cycling 9 Figure skating 10 Golf 11 Horse racing 12 Ice hockey 13 Motorsport 14 Rowing 15 Rugby league 16 Rugby union 17 Snooker 18 Speed skating 19 Tennis 20 Awards 21 Notes 22 ReferencesAmerican football[edit]All-America Football Conference begins play
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