October 17, 1990 |
The woman chosen to head the U.S. women's track team for the 1992 Olympics and three other people have been arrested in an investigation of alleged financial wrongdoing at Prairie View A&M University. Those arrested Tuesday were Prairie View Athletic Director Barbara Jacket, former Athletic Director Brutus Jackson, men's track Coach Hoover J. Wright and Harris County Deputy Constable James B. (Tiny) Andrews. All four were released from Waller County Jail on Tuesday after posting bond.
July 1, 1992 |
Marion Jones of Thousand Oaks High unexpectedly said Tuesday that she has declined an opportunity to compete in the Olympic Games in Barcelona this summer, although she probably would have been named to the women's 400-meter relay team. Jones, 16, said that she made the decision with her mother, Marion Toler, after finishing fourth in the 200 meters in the U.S. Olympic trials in New Orleans on Sunday.
February 22, 1992 |
"Games We Used to Play," a recently released book by Roger Kahn, includes a segment detailing the day Dodger Manager Tom Lasorda's dream to pitch for the Brooklyn Dodgers finally ended. In Lasorda's only start for Brooklyn, May 5, 1955, against the St. Louis Cardinals, he was spiked at home plate by Wally Moon, eventually was removed from the game and later told he was headed back to the minors.
July 14, 1995 |
After months of heated negotiations and threats of a move to Nashville, Tenn., the Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils will stay at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., for at least one more season. They also have the framework of a deal to keep them there through 2007, but the Associated Press reported that a loan of $25 million must be secured by Sept. 15 or the deal could fall apart.
August 11, 1987 |
For the second time in less than three weeks, UCLA's Gail Devers beat the national champion, Diane Williams, in the 100-meter dash Monday night at the Pan American Games. Running into a head wind of two meters per second, Devers ran 11.14 to Williams' 11.25. The United States also won a gold medal in the men's 100 as the University of Pittsburgh's Lee McRae started quickly and barely held on against Jamaica's Raymond Stewart, who stumbled out of the blocks. McRae was timed in 10.
June 21, 1992 |
In a result that not even the Supreme Court could overturn, Carl Lewis lost his chance to win a third consecutive gold medal in the Olympic 100 meters when he failed to qualify Saturday for the U.S. team in the event at the track and field trials.