April 18, 1994 |
Sprinter Carl Lewis is about to appear on billboards across Europe in an unusual pose: poised as if to start a race and wearing, of all things, a pair of red stiletto heels. The photograph is part of a new advertising campaign by the Italian tire company Pirelli. The slogan for the ad: "Power Is Nothing Without Control." "The message is that, no matter how good you are, you can be let down without the proper equipment," a Pirelli spokeswoman said.
May 31, 1993 |
The stiff on-shore breeze that makes First Street Beach one of the Southland's premier board-sailing spots left the players in Sunday afternoon's Bud Light 4-Woman Volleyball final chasing their fortunes in the wind. Team Lady Foot Locker's Natalie Williams slapped three jump-serve aces into the wind as her team jumped to a 5-0 lead against Team Forster.
June 28, 1999
Kellee Booth of Coto de Caza defeated Hilary Homeyer of Edina, Minn., 3 and 2, in the 36-hole final of the Women's Western Golf Assn. National Amateur Championship Sunday in Fishers, Ind. Booth led 1-up after 18 holes, earning a half on No. 18 with a bogey although she hit into a water hazard. Booth birdied the first hole of the afternoon round to go 2-up and moved to a 4-up lead with a birdie on No. 11 and a par on No. 12. Homeyer won No. 14, but got no closer.
June 25, 2000 |
Hyped as: Hidden Beach Recordings gala label launch, "including investor and NBA legend Michael Jordan," at the company's Santa Monica studios. * The Groove: Why a record label? "Why not?" answers Jordan, who towers head and earring above a fortress of bodyguards. Really, what's to ponder about a minuscule diversion of one's discretionary millions? To the soiree, however, he apparently gives only his presence. On the spacious grounds, L.A.
July 13, 1996 |
Team Norelco is the team to beat in the Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball League, but it stumbled out of the blocks Friday in a tournament at Huntington Beach. Norelco, which has won the last two tournaments and a total of three this season, lost to Team Paul Mitchell, 15-5, in its first game of pool play. "We weren't blocking any balls, we weren't playing defense and we weren't being a team," Norelco captain Samantha Shaver said. "There was no balance and it definitely showed."
September 17, 1992 |
Richard Petty, as part of his farewell tour of NASCAR stock car racing, has driven his No. 43 Pontiac in front of the starting field for at least one parade lap before every Winston Cup race this season except one. After acknowledging the cheering crowds, Petty drops back to his qualifying position for the start of the race. At Darlington, S.C.
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May 25, 1995 |
Sarah Odell survived a recent 340-mile race through Utah's least-hospitable wilderness by tromping through icy waters, clawing up forbidding cliffs, eating little and sleeping less. Maybe now they'll stop calling her Sarah Odell, model. She has spent eight years in front of the cameras for the likes of Elle, Cosmopolitan and Harper's Bazaar, exploiting her blond curls, robust cheekbones, blue eyes and lean, 5-foot, 11-inch frame.
August 17, 1997 |
Coley Kyman had waited four years for the phone call he received Thursday night. His dream of making a living playing beach volleyball hadn't quite expired, but the meter was running low. Dan Greenbaum, the captain of Team Paul Mitchell, needed a fourth player for this weekend's Bud Light Volleyball League tournament, and his team also needed a little inspiration, having failed to win a tournament this season after capturing the league title the previous year.
July 14, 1996 |
They call her "Netty," and the nets seemed to know who she was Saturday. Annett "Netty" Buckner had 18 kills to lead Team Paul Mitchell to a 15-11 victory over Team Discus Athletic in the women's final of the Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball League tournament. Buckner, a former UCLA All-American, nicked the end line with the winning spike to give Paul Mitchell its first tournament title of the season. Paul Mitchell has placed second three times and third twice this season.
May 18, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- Laird Hamilton doesn't say "dude." The groundbreaking big-wave surfer prefers not to be associated with the image that word projects. There is much else about the image of surfing that he proudly shares with the world -- and that appeals to folks who have never ridden a wave. This fascination with the culture of surfing has allowed Hamilton to transcend his sport. "The massiveness of the ocean, the power of the water -- something inside of everybody can relate to it," he said.