May 12, 1991 |
It was midnight when Israeli commandos opened fire at Entebbe. Aurelia Okino threw her children under her bed for protection. Betty Okino was only a year old then. The gunfire was so loud and the Okinos' house so close that shots rattled the windows and struck the roof.
November 14, 1989 |
Although West Germany has more than twice as much land and almost three times as many people, it has won fewer than half as many Olympic medals as East Germany since they began competing as separate nations in 1968. The disparity does not have to be explained, particularly not to West Germans. But last year, as East Germany's political leader, Erich Honecker felt compelled to do so, anyway.
March 14, 1998 |
Kevin O'Malley understands the curiosity, and the constant questioning doesn't bother him. Such is life when one with his surname works for the Dodgers. But the oldest son of the longtime owner hasn't charted his future yet, and he doesn't feel pressure to start. O'Malley is learning more about baseball and enjoying the moment, and that's enough for now. "I'm having a great time, just working at Dodgertown and finding out stuff about the game that I never knew," he said.
July 16, 1991 |
Bjorn Zikarsky wolfed down a second pancake. There was a lot of him to fill. Stretched out across two full spots at the restaurant counter, he drew a few curious looks from other patrons. They couldn't help but stare, even a little. At 6 feet 10, Zikarsky is the tallest competitive swimmer in the world. He stands a shade above his twin brother, Bengt, who is 6-9-and-some-change. Together, they are the tallest swimming twins around.
February 17, 2010 |
It merited only a few paragraphs inside newspaper sports sections. Crystal Cox, a member of the gold-medal-winning U.S. women's 1,600-meter relay team in the 2004 Athens Olympics, had admitted to using a performance-enhancing drug. Cox would lose her medal and be banned from competition for four years. On the surface, the announcement last month seemed just another episode of sports doping and its sad consequences. But to many sports scientists, the news was evidence of a broader trend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1995 |
Founders of an organization that touts itself as an athletic training club were arrested Thursday for allegedly engaging in group sex acts with a 13-year-old girl, police said. The three suspects, all affiliated with Pentathlon International Corps, were arrested late Thursday on suspicion of child molesting and child endangerment, Police Lt. Bob Helton said.
June 20, 2005 |
So many people -- both recreational athletes and professionals -- are being diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma that the nation's largest group of athletic trainers has drawn up its first guidelines for dealing with the condition. Asthma guidelines from the National Athletic Trainers' Assn., released last week during its annual meeting in Indianapolis, are aimed at familiarizing trainers, health professionals, parents and coaches with asthma's symptoms and treatments.
May 31, 1996 |
Alice McLaine once treated a gymnast who went into shock after dislocating both elbows during a practice routine. It's the worst injury McLaine saw in her 15-year career as an athletic trainer. "To think when I got into this field my relatives thought I just taped ankles and gave rubdowns," said McLaine, director of the athletic training education program at Cal State Northridge. Rhonda Lowry, the Matadors' head athletic trainer, recalls two bad injuries during her 12 years in the field.
September 28, 1990 |
If there was any doubt how important high school football is in Texas, listen up. The price of crude oil reached $40 a barrel this week, which should make the West Texas town of Odessa delirious. That's the kind of news that could snap an oil town's depression, which is just about what Odessa has been in for the better part of a decade. But that's not the important news in town.
July 20, 1989 |
Craig Etchegoyen was barely 2 years old when he set his toy surfboard on the edge of his parents' swimming pool in Newport Beach, took a running start, jumped on the board and raced across the water. "After a week, I could go from one end of the pool to the other," he said. His parents, Craig Sr., a former amateur surfer, and Sharon, a former gymnast, were amused as their son was with his new toy. "We knew Craigie had incredible balance," Etchegoyen Sr. said. And he knew his son was a surfer.