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June 16, 1996 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If anything, the king and queen of track and field in the United States for the last decade--even longer in his case--sounded defiant Saturday night as they analyzed their losses. But neither had shown that same spunk in the competition, leaving 21,597 spectators on the second day of the U.S. Olympic trials to wonder whether they had witnessed the end of the Carl Lewis and Jackie Joyner-Kersee era.
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August 24, 2011 | Philip Hersh
It figured that Allyson Felix's apartment in Playa Vista would reflect her personality. Soft blues and earthy browns. A spare sense in the furnishings. Everything perfectly in its place except Chloe, her 4-year-old Yorkshire terrier, who drew a mild rebuke from Felix for investigating a visitor. A kitchen she keeps so neat and clean it was hard to believe that it's ever used. "I cook here,"Felix insisted, between bites of the salad and turkey sandwich her brother, Wes, had brought for her lunch.
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June 15, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
World heptathlon record-holder Jackie Joyner-Kersee is considering competing in heptathlon, 100-meter hurdles, high jump and long jump in the U.S. Olympic trials, her coach and husband Bob Kersee said.
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May 19, 1997 | DANA HADDAD
Jackie Joyner-Kersee has been called the most dominant American track athlete of the past 10 years. She's been compared to the legendary Babe Didrikson, who many believe to have been the greatest female athlete ever. Joyner-Kersee, 35, doesn't pay much attention to such hype. It may be because the three-time Olympic gold medalist and part-time Valley resident sometimes has trouble coming to grips with her own success. "I just wanted to be an Olympian," she told The Times in 1992.
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July 24, 1988 | Mike Downey
By all rights, you should be reading more words of prose and praise today about the splendid sprinter, Florence Griffith-Joyner, who obviously shops for her running outfits at Frederick's of Westwood, and about the longest jumper, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who floats through the air with the greatest of knees, and about the premier mileage-plus runner, Mary Decker Slaney, who prefers to keep people, and beat people, at a distance.
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August 16, 1991 | From Associated Press
UCLA women's track Coach Bob Kersee was reprimanded by the NCAA track committee for instructing an athlete to false-start intentionally in the NCAA Championships at Eugene, Ore., last June. Kersee instructed Janeene Vickers to false-start in the women's 100-meter high hurdles final to save herself for the 400-meter intermediate hurdles.
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May 19, 1997 | DANA HADDAD
Jackie Joyner-Kersee has been called the most dominant American track athlete of the past 10 years. She's been compared to the legendary Babe Didrikson, who many believe to have been the greatest female athlete ever. Joyner-Kersee, 35, doesn't pay much attention to such hype. It may be because the three-time Olympic gold medalist and part-time Valley resident sometimes has trouble coming to grips with her own success. "I just wanted to be an Olympian," she told The Times in 1992.
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July 12, 1990 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Team Joyner-Kersee held a news conference Wednesday. That's Jackie Joyner and Bob Kersee. Wife and husband. Athlete and coach. Business and manager. Left hand and right hand. What's in a hyphen? With Joyner and Kersee, almost too much. When Jackie Joyner-Kersee talks, Bob Kersee not only listens, he interrupts, interjects, interprets, extrapolates, underscores and, often, overrides. The U.S. Olympic Festival was the reason for this latest exercise in point-counterpoint.
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June 29, 1989 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
Angela Bailey, a two-time Canadian Olympian who competed one season at UCLA, testified Wednesday at the Canadian drug inquiry in Toronto that she left the school because Bob Kersee, the women's track coach at the school, "was a drug coach." Bailey said she began thinking about going to UCLA after the 1984 Olympics, where she won a silver medal on a relay team. Bailey said, however, that she called Kersee to discuss some reservations. "I had heard he was a drug coach," she testified.
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September 18, 1996
John Stockton has agreed to a three-year, $15-million contract with the Utah Jazz. The value of the contract is thought to be millions below what the 34-year-old Stockton, the league's all-time leader in assists and steals and an eight-time all-star, could have made on the open market. * Jackie Joyner-Kersee has been a world-class long jumper. But she is under no illusions about the difficulty of the leap she is about to attempt--from the heptathlon to hoops.
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June 16, 1996 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If anything, the king and queen of track and field in the United States for the last decade--even longer in his case--sounded defiant Saturday night as they analyzed their losses. But neither had shown that same spunk in the competition, leaving 21,597 spectators on the second day of the U.S. Olympic trials to wonder whether they had witnessed the end of the Carl Lewis and Jackie Joyner-Kersee era.
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July 10, 1994 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Everything was great. Quincy Watts was in high gear, sprinting through an account of his rebirth as a dedicated and responsible track star, when his coach interrupted in mid-sentence. "You are not in great shape," Bob Kersee said. "OK," Watts countered. "I feel great." Sitting beside her husband at an Olympic Festival news conference late last week, Jackie Joyner-Kersee smiled knowingly. Even with the most minor details, it's Bob's way or the highway.
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June 16, 1993 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jackie Joyner-Kersee spent much of Tuesday trying to convince her coach that she did not need to go to the hospital. Dan O'Brien spent much of the day trying to convince his coaches that he did. Come nightfall on the opening day of the USA/Mobil Track and Field Championships, both returned from Hayward Field to their hotel rooms. And while neither could say they were entirely comfortable, they were comfortably ahead in their respective multi-event competitions.
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August 4, 1992 | JULIE CART, The Times
Any competition involving Jackie Joyner-Kersee inevitably will provide lively by-play between her and husband/coach Bob Kersee. Kersee usually can be seen during the competition urging on his wife, sometimes arguing with her. But Kersee was subdued during the two-day heptathlon. He said he has been wrestling with a new concept: having fun.
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June 15, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
World heptathlon record-holder Jackie Joyner-Kersee is considering competing in heptathlon, 100-meter hurdles, high jump and long jump in the U.S. Olympic trials, her coach and husband Bob Kersee said.
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July 29, 1988 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Florence Griffith-Joyner, world record-holder in the women's 100 meters and American record-holder in the 200 meters, no longer will be coached by Bob Kersee of the World Class Athletic Club, her business manager said Thursday. Gordon Baskin, also a business adviser to hurdler Edwin Moses, said Griffith-Joyner will move from her training base at UCLA to UC Irvine, where she will be coached by her husband, Al Joyner, the triple jump gold medalist in the 1984 Olympic Games.
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August 16, 1991 | From Associated Press
UCLA women's track Coach Bob Kersee was reprimanded by the NCAA track committee for instructing an athlete to false-start intentionally in the NCAA Championships at Eugene, Ore., last June. Kersee instructed Janeene Vickers to false-start in the women's 100-meter high hurdles final to save herself for the 400-meter intermediate hurdles.
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