August 9, 1992 |
Albert Ferrer chipped a loose ball over Polish goalkeeper Aleksander Klak in the final minute to give Spain a 3-2 victory and its first Olympic soccer gold medal Saturday night. The goal sent the crowd of 95,000 at FC Barcelona's Nou Camp Stadium, which included King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia and Juan Antonio Samaranch, International Olympic Committee president, into a flag- waving, song-singing, drum-banging frenzy.
July 8, 1994 |
Hristo Stoitchkov, Bulgaria's star midfielder, is a quote machine. He is the Al McGuire of the soccer world. After his team had beaten Mexico in the round of 16, its best showing in World Cup competition, Stoitchkov, who spends most of his time in Spain and is a star for FC Barcelona, said, "Today, God was a Bulgarian." Earlier in his career, according to the Chicago Tribune, Stoitchkov was banned for two months from the Spanish League after stamping on a referee's foot while disputing a call.
January 5, 1998 |
Rodrigo de la Fuente, Washington State's leading scorer, will pass up the remainder of his senior season to return to his native Spain to play professional basketball. Washington State Coach Kevin Eastman made the announcement Sunday. The Cougars open their Pacific 10 Conference season tonight at Washington. De La Fuente averaged 16.1 points and 34.7 minutes this season for the Cougars, who are 7-4.
September 3, 2013 |
With just 12 players under contract, the Lakers need to add to their roster before training camp starts in late September. Thirty-five year old veteran Pete Mickeal could be a possibility, according to HoopsHype . Lakers and Sixers are among a bunch of NBA teams interested in free agent forward Pete Mickeal, agent Happy Walters tells HoopsHype. - HoopsHype (@hoopshype) September 2, 2013 Mickeal is a 6-foot-5 small forward, originally drafted in 2000 by the Dallas Mavericks (58th overall)
March 29, 1998 |
MEN No. Player: Comment 1. Pete Sampras: Slumps happen. 2. Marcelo Rios: SI smack: most hated man in tennis. 3. Andre Agassi: Could give Rios an image makeover. 4. Petr Korda: Blows another chance to become No. 1. 5. Patrick Rafter: He'll always have the U.S. Open. 6. Greg Rusedski: Forms accord with Henman--for now. 7. Tim Henman: True Brit shines in Florida. 8. Alex Corretja: Doing as well as beloved FC Barcelona. 9. Yevgeny Kafelnikov: Can he regroup for Davis Cup? 10.
August 10, 2006 |
Santino Quaranta scored his first goal of the season a day after being acquired by the Galaxy, and it held up for a 1-0 win over the host Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night at Reliant Stadium. Quaranta, traded Tuesday from D.C. United to the Galaxy for a draft pick, lofted a left-footed shot from a steep angle into the left corner of the net from about 12 yards in the 69th minute.
October 17, 1997 |
Michael Jordan has a sore toe, and the Chicago Bulls are already missing Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman. Could a stumble be coming in the McDonald's Championship in Paris? Jordan cut his practice time in half as the Bulls prepared for their opener today in this six-team international championship, and Bull Coach Phil Jackson sounded worried. "He had one toe bothering him [Monday] and now the other toe is bothering him," Jackson said. "It hurts him and he can't jump.