March 17, 1997 |
Don't be fooled by his age, or lack of it. Micah Byrne, a freshman at Huntington Beach High, is only 15, but he's a seasoned veteran when it comes to competitive surfing and traveling the globe in search of waves. Byrne, who recently returned from a surfing excursion to Australia, has been called one of the sport's brightest prospects by his high school coach, Andy Verdone.
June 27, 1999 |
Juli Inkster, trying to win her second major championship in three weeks, bogeyed No. 18 for a two-under-par 69 that left her in a three-way tie Saturday at the LPGA Championship at Wilmington, Del. Inkster, who won the U.S. Open, finished the round at the DuPont Country Club with her first bogey in 51 holes and ended tied for the lead with Cristie Kerr and Nancy Scranton. Kerr, in contention for the first time in any tournament, birdied 18 for a 69. Scranton had a 66 to get to 10-under 203.
June 23, 1997 |
Linford Christie ran the 200 meters for his final race representing the British team at the European Cup and it ended in a dead heat Sunday at Munich. Christie, the 1992 Olympic 100-meter champion, ended his career as the most successful athlete at the European Cup after crossing the finish line with Georgios Panayiotopoulos of Greece in the 200 meters in 20.56 seconds. Race officials ruled the two had shared first place after Panayiotopoulos caught Christie from behind.
May 30, 1993 |
It was a day for comebacks on the Bud Light 4-Woman Volleyball Tour as Team Lady Foot Locker--with international model/middle blocker Gabrielle Reece as captain--rebounded from deficits three times in Saturday's round-robin action at First Street Beach. But Team Forster benefited from the biggest comeback, when Antoinnette White, former Cal State Long Beach All-American, came back from playing professional volleyball in Italy. Forster was without captain Kristin Klein, who's playing with the U.
May 12, 1995 |
Hoping to become the first high school player to go directly to the NBA in 20 years, Kevin Garnett is making himself available for the draft, Chicago newspapers reported Thursday. The 6-foot-11, 217-pound Garnett, who led Farragut High to a city championship in March while averaging 26 points, 18 rebounds and six blocked shots, is expected to be a top 20 pick, his high school coach, William Nelson, told the Chicago Tribune. "I helped him with the letter that will be sent to the NBA office.
January 22, 1998
Here's your chance to play Monday morning quarterback to the advertising agencies that are producing this year's batch of Super Bowl TV spots--and paying $1.3 million for 30 seconds of air time. After Sunday's game, let us know what you think about the ads--which was funniest or most forgettable. Tell us if the high-tech wizardry worked, or if the digital tricks simply got in the way.
November 13, 2000 |
Candace Bushnell knows a lot about being single. In fact, she's written the book on it . . . and the column . . . and has inspired a hit TV show. Her Sex and the City column in the New York Observer spawned a book with the same name and the HBO sitcom and, well, a whole career dedicated to the commitment-challenged. Her second book, "Four Blondes" (Atlantic Monthly), is a collection of novellas about the mating habits of four Prada-obsessed women in New York City. Sound familiar?
April 24, 2007 |
Your husband is a college baseball coach in a coastal getaway littered with starlets and one day he comes home and announces, in so many words, "Our new No. 1 fan, my new best friend, is Pamela Anderson." Yes, that Pamela Anderson. What do you do? If you're Kim Rodriguez, the understanding wife of Pepperdine Coach Steve Rodriguez and, like her husband, a graduate of the school, you shrug.
August 15, 1997 |
When the Bud Light Volleyball League returns to Huntington Beach this weekend, it might be easy to overlook two former Orange County stars. Former Edison High standout Dan Hanan has helped Team Outdoor Products win four tournaments this year. But his team also features two-time Olympian Doug Partie and current national team members Mike Sealy and Erik Sullivan. In the women's league, Team Nike captain Gabrielle Reece has helped her team take the points lead.
July 30, 1995 |
Dean Cain, who plays the Man of Steel on ABC's hit series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," is something of a superguy in real life. He's the host, writer, director and executive producer of "Off Camera With Dean Cain," airing Monday on ABC. The one-hour special finds Cain offering an intimate look at what celebrities do in their time away from the cameras.