April 23, 1990 |
Pat Evans won the men's U.S. Indoor platform diving championship Sunday, outlasting defending champion Matt Scoggin. Wendy Lian Williams won the women's title with a consistent performance that topped defending champion Wendy Wyland. Evans, of Cincinnati, won his first national platform title with 600.18 points. Scoggin, a three-time national champion, had 596.55. Evans took the lead on the fifth of 10 dives and held a narrow 14.19-point lead going into the last dive.
April 21, 1991 |
Mark Lenzi of Fredericksburg, Va., became the first diver in history to score 100 points on a single dive as he won the three-meter springboard title at the U.S. Indoor Diving Championships at Minneapolis. On his final dive, Lenzi earned 101.85 points on a reverse 3 1/2-somersault from the tuck position to break the record of 99.00 points, set in 1983 by Greg Louganis on a 1 1/2-somersault with 3 1/2 twists. Lenzi finished with 710.84 points.
May 13, 2013 |
University of Oregon junior Alex Rovello drowned Saturday after failing to surface following a 60-foot dive into Tamolitch Falls in Willamette National Forest in western Oregon. Friends and bystanders tried to rescue the tennis player when he failed to surface after diving from a cliff into the Blue Pool at the base of the falls, but they were hampered by the deep, 37-degree water, the Linn County Sherriff's Department said. "The Oregon tennis family is devastated by the loss of Alex," Oregon men's tennis Coach Nils Schyllander said . "He was an amazing person and teammate and his spirit will live on forever with all of us who were fortunate enough to have known him. " The popular swimming hole, located about two miles north of a campground, is so remote that one witness needed to run two miles before getting cell service to call 911, KTVB.com reported . Rovello's body was recovered by dive teams and deputies more than 30 feet from the water's surface.
December 13, 2013 |
Sitting courtside at NBA games poses some serious hazards, and we're not just referring to your wallet. There's also a chance that a 200- or 300-and-something-pound-man can come flying at you full speed. Just ask P. Diddy's lawyer. Kenny Meiselas, who represents the rapper, along with Lady Gaga and Nicky Minaj, took his daughter to a Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks game on Wednesday. Before he knew it, Bulls rookie swingman Tony Snell had decided to dive for a loose ball, perhaps momentarily forgetting that his team was down by 20 points.
August 21, 1988 |
My mentor had the greatest possible contempt for professional golfers. He believed they had no concept of, or interest in, the real world. He hypothesized that if hydrogen bombs were dropped on American soil, not one pro golfer would know or care about it, unless of course it wiped out that day's play. I never shared his generalizations about golfers, just as he never shared mine about divers. Divers are all alike, I would joke. They are fish. They can function only in water.
July 8, 2010 |
Reporting from Durban, South Africa — Early in the second half of the Netherlands' World Cup quarterfinal with Brazil, Dutch forward Arjen Robben jumped high in the air, then fell to the ground violently as if he'd been shot. Never mind the fact that Brazilian defender Michel Bastos, the man closest to Robben, never touched him. Referee Yuichi Nishimura bought the act, awarded Holland a free kick that Wesley Sneijder turned into a goal, and half an hour later Brazil was on its way home.