August 3, 1999 |
On the greatest day U.S. athletes had experienced at an Olympics, Eddie Tolan ascended to the title of "world's fastest human." Tolan, a one-time University of Michigan sprinter, won the 200-meter final at the Coliseum and smashed a 28-year-old Olympic record by nearly half a second when he clocked 21.2 seconds. Two days earlier, he'd won the 100 by a hair's breadth over U.S. rival Ralph Metcalfe. In the 200, Metcalfe, of Marquette, was again the heavy favorite and he and U.S.
March 4, 1993
The Women's History Project grew out of the shock of a fractured collarbone. The collarbone belonged to Stacey Hindy, who seven years ago had suffered a hairline fracture when she tumbled from the bars on a playground. She was 7 at the time. The greatest shock, perhaps, was felt by her mother, Sandy. "It would be fun to work in a doctor's office," Stacey had said as she walked out of the doctor's room with her arm in a new sling. "Yes, it would," her mother had replied.
July 31, 1999 |
The guys working The Times' night sports desk 71 years ago tonight scarcely knew where to begin. That day's top sports stories: * Los Angeles was officially awarded the 1932 Olympics. * Heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney announced his retirement. * Lillian Copeland of Pasadena won the silver medal in the discus at the Amsterdam Olympics. * USC announced that tickets for the best seats at the Dec. 1 game against Notre Dame at the Coliseum would increase $2, to $5.
February 14, 2000
THE FACTS * Site: Riviera Country Club * Purse: $3.1 million * Winner's share: $558,000 * Par: 71 * Yards: 6,987 SCHEDULE Today Nissan Pro-Am: 7:30 a.m. Pro Practice: Noon Tuesday Pro Practice: 7 a.m. Tour Challenge: 1 p.m. Wednesday Chairman's Pro-Am: 7 a.m. Thursday First Round: 7 a.m. Friday Second Round: 7 a.m. Saturday Third Round: 8 a.m. Sunday Final Round: 8 a.m. TELEVISION * Thursday: USA, 1-3 p.m. * Friday: USA, 1-3 p.m. * Saturday: CBS, 1-3 p.m. * Sunday: CBS, 1-3:30 p.m.
July 3, 1999
It remains, 96 years later, arguably baseball's greatest tragedy. In 1903, there was no bigger name in baseball than Ed Delahanty, a 35-year-old, 200-pound athlete who hit with power and average. In 1902, his $15,000 salary was baseball's highest. He was also one of the game's heaviest drinkers, in an era when most were saloon regulars. In 1903, he was furious that a trade that had sent him from Washington to New York had been voided. And he feuded constantly with Washington Manager Tom Loftus.
November 26, 1995 |
"Idols of the Game," a new six-hour special premiering this week on TBS, is more than a sports documentary--it's an examination of American history this century. "I'm a sportswriter and I have always been interested in history and the connection to larger culture," says New York Times reporter Robert Lipstye, who created and penned the documentary. (His wife Kathy Sulkes is the series producer.
December 11, 2002 |
In announcing last week that she would play in the PGA Tour's Greater Hartford Open -- which she qualified for by winning a PGA sectional event in September -- professional golfer Suzy Whaley told Golf Magazine: "It may seem like a no-brainer that I would grab the opportunity to be the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event, but there were many pros and cons to weigh." One potential "con" is that Whaley will not be the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event.
June 25, 2012 |
To track the 40-year life of Title IX, the federal legislation signed into law June 23, 1972, that called for gender equity in educational opportunities, the experiences of Ann Meyers Drysdale are worth consulting. Ann Meyers was one of 11 children, a standout girls' basketball player at La Habra Sonora High who thought she was destined for a junior college because of her family's financial situation until UCLA extended her its first four-year scholarship offer to a female athlete. Meyers, a 1976 Olympian, was so good she was ultimately offered a tryout with the NBA's Indiana Pacers.
December 16, 1998 |
On a cold March day in 1941, Virginia Woolf filled her pockets with stones, walked into the Ouse River near her home in Sussex, England, and drowned. Woolf, an author and feminist whose time had yet to come, was depressed about many things, not the least of which was the pervasive discrimination against women. But, according to a new book published by Ladies' Home Journal, there was already hope on the horizon.