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May 23, 1992 | WENDY WITHERSPOON
Seventh-seeded Cal State Long Beach upset second-seeded Arizona, 1-0, in a controversial first-round game in the NCAA Division I women's softball tournament at Oklahoma City on Friday. Long Beach (40-30) scored on a freak play in the third inning. Amy Geldbach singled to right, stole second and came all the way around when the throw by Arizona catcher Jody Miller-Pruitt deflected off the helmet of batter Sandra Ross and landed in foul territory.
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September 1, 1991
Little went right for an inexperienced Monte Vista squad that opened its football season Saturday night at Hawaii's Aloha Stadium against Honolulu Punahou. Punahou emerged with a 28-9 victory. Monte Vista (0-1) trailed 16-0 before it found the end zone for the first time--in the fourth quarter. The touchdown came on a freak play after a Punahou safety. Monte Vista's John Anderson got to the ensuing kick before any Punahou players and ran it 30 yards for a touchdown.
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September 27, 1998 | VINCE KOWALICK
George Garcia's three-yard touchdown run with 2:06 to play gave College of the Canyons a 50-46 victory Saturday night in its first home game in 17 years. Canyons (2-1), which trailed, 38-21, in the second quarter, scored 21 fourth-quarter points. Kevin Carrasco completed 18 of 31 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns for Canyons. Carrasco connected with Tim Feirfeil on a 50-yard touchdown pass play in the third quarter to cut Compton's lead to 38-29.
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January 26, 1991 | CHRIS FOSTER
From the quality of defense that was being played, it was apparent that only a freak play was going to break the scoreless tie between Mission Viejo and El Toro high schools Friday. And, judging by Mission Viejo's persistence, it was inevitable that the fortunate bounce would come its way. The Diablos applied plenty of pressure in the second half and, in the end, it paid off. With six minutes left, George Larsen's deflection gave them a 1-0 South Coast League victory at El Toro.
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March 14, 1999 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Part of the battle against the Duke Blue Devils is believing it's possible to win. "As good as they are, they have been beaten this year--although it was on a freak play," said Tulsa Coach Bill Self, whose team faces top-seeded and No. 1-ranked Duke today in the second round of the NCAA East Regional at Charlotte, N.C. Duke's only loss was to Cincinnati, 77-75, in the Great Alaska Shootout in November.
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October 5, 1997 | STEVE GALLUZZO
Mt. San Jacinto 28, Antelope Valley 7--The Eagles overcame 14 penalties and several early mistakes to score four unanswered touchdowns in a Foothill Conference victory at Antelope Valley. Mt. San Jacinto (2-2, 1-1), which held Antelope Valley to 59 yards in the second half and forced six turnovers, won for only the fourth time in 22 meetings against the Marauders and for the first time at Antelope Valley.
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October 25, 1987 | BILL PLASCHKE, Times Staff Writer
Daniel Hunter still thinks about it. He was the only Charger to touch rookie Paul Palmer. He reached for him at the Kansas City 18-yard line, actually had his hand on the ball, then was shoved from behind. "I was clipped. I would have had him if I wasn't clipped," Hunter said. "It was freaky. It was one play that has stayed in the back of everyone's mind." Timmie Ware still thinks about it. He was the last Charger to have a shot at Palmer.
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January 4, 1999 | JIM HODGES
The diagnosis is in: Glen Murray has a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee, requiring an extended recovery of eight to 10 weeks, possibly more. "He's bummed out," King captain Rob Blake said Sunday. "He can't really tell yet how long he's going to be out, and that's the thing that hits hardest. It's a huge loss. He and Luc [Robitaille] have carried this team." Murray was injured Saturday night when he was hit near the boards by Colorado's Aaron Miller in the Kings' 4-2 win.
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April 21, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Chicago Cub first baseman Derrek Lee broke two bones in his right wrist in a collision with the Dodgers' Rafael Furcal and is expected to be in a cast up to six weeks. Lee, last year's National League batting champion and two-time Gold Glove winner, suffered the injury in a freak play during the seventh inning Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. Furcal led off with a bunt single to the right of the mound, where Scott Eyre dived for the ball and flipped it toward first base with his glove.
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April 4, 1999
There's no bronze statue of Lorenzo Charles on the North Carolina State campus, but not many there have forgotten what he did 16 years ago tonight. He made sure the Wolfpack would become what is still one of the most remarkable teams ever to win an NCAA basketball championship. This one seems right out of "Hoosiers." North Carolina State finished its season 26-10 and to get that many victories it needed to win its last 10 games.
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