June 12, 1993 |
Brazilian soccer player Julio Cesar said $50,000 in U.S. currency and $100,000 worth of Rolex and Cartier watches were stolen from his room at the Quality Inn in Silver Spring, Md., on Thursday. "I didn't sleep (Thursday) night," Cesar said Friday. "I don't want to play Sunday" when Brazil will face England in Washington in the U.S. Cup. "It's not that I don't want to play," he said. "I do want to play. But I am so distracted. If I do play, I will not be at my best and will damage the team."
March 23, 1988 |
Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov led a Soviet 1-2-3 sweep of the pairs event Tuesday night at the World Figure Skating Championships. To toreador music from Bizet's "Carmen," the 16-year-old Gordeeva played the fluttering sparrow to the steady power of her 21-year-old partner with feather-light lifts and spins. Fast, stylish footwork and gestures timed almost perfectly together completed the formula that has won them one Olympic and two world titles.
January 20, 1994 |
Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov stirred memories by winning the pairs title Wednesday and leading a Russian sweep of all three medals in the European Figure Skating Championships at Copenhagen. Gordeeva and Grinkov skated with harmony and grace to Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" in a style reminiscent of the night in Calgary in 1988 when they performed to Chopin and Mendelssohn and won the Olympic gold medal.
March 6, 1997 |
Television fare this weekend includes something special for fans of soul music, a Gershwin tune, Irish dancing and ice skating. LL Cool J, Gladys Knight and Brandy are the hosts of the 11th annual "Soul Train Music Awards," airing Friday at 8 p.m. on Channel 5. Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds will receive the Sammy Davis Jr. Award as entertainer of the year, and Curtis Mayfield is the first recipient of the Quincy Jones Award for outstanding career achievements.
January 17, 2000 |
The difference between art and sport is not a hot topic in the stands at Stars on Ice shows. Why should it be, when there are genuine champions to celebrate? But for those who want to see new facets of figure skating emerge--see its choreography evolve, its impact deepen--there's always a lot to ponder.
February 9, 1998 |
If you're the least bit nervous about seeing your children hurt, there are three sports you should never let them do. There's football. There's boxing. Then there's pairs figure skating. I'm not kidding. You might think a figure skater can be injured only if he or she trips over a sequin, but that's not true for the pairs. If you have any doubt about that, remember that the death spiral is one of the safest elements they're required to perform. That's the reason so few skaters compete in pairs.
October 20, 1994 |
In a region where the word "development" is usually uttered with contempt, builder Stephen Fish has found an unlikely ally in Olympic skating superstar Oksana Baiul. With the help of the Ukranian-born Baiul and her reputation, Fish has persuaded this town's approximately 25,000 citizens to allow him to do what under ordinary circumstances would be unthinkable--build a giant ice-skating complex.
November 27, 1997 |
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas this weekend, as the networks start ushering in the holidays with Yuletide specials, movies and the Hollywood Christmas Parade. But first there is Thanksgiving today, with the usual parades and football games. CBS' "The All-American Thanksgiving Parade," at 8 a.m. on Channel 2, covers the festivities in New York, Detroit, Hawaii and, for the first time, Nashville. NBC's "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," kicking off at 9 a.m.
January 7, 1997 |
I meant to call the Dodgers on Monday morning to ask about their players starting workouts at Chavez Ravine on Wednesday, the contract negotiations with Mike Piazza and Eric Karros and, oh yeah, whether Peter O'Malley was selling the team. I ask that last question often, about as often as I ask whether the sun rises in the West.