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May 22, 1990 | Jim Murray
In track and field, the most astonishing upset of the Olympic Games--if you don't count a Soviet winning the sprints in 1972--is generally conceded to be Billy Mills' winning of the 10,000 at Tokyo in 1964. It had its moments. They made a movie about it. Americans aren't supposed to win any race over 400 meters long and Mills ran 50 seconds--fifty!--faster than he had ever run the distance in his life and set the Olympic record in the process.
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May 22, 1990 | Jim Murray
In track and field, the most astonishing upset of the Olympic Games--if you don't count a Soviet winning the sprints in 1972--is generally conceded to be Billy Mills' winning of the 10,000 at Tokyo in 1964. It had its moments. They made a movie about it. Americans aren't supposed to win any race over 400 meters long and Mills ran 50 seconds--fifty!--faster than he had ever run the distance in his life and set the Olympic record in the process.
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February 8, 1992 | From Associated Press
Mark Everett broke the oldest indoor world track record Friday night at the Millrose Games, the 600-yard mark set by Martin McGrady 22 years ago. Everett, the 800-meter bronze medalist at in last year's outdoor World Championships, ran the 3 3/4 laps around Madison Square Garden in 1 minute 7.53 seconds, breaking the mark of 1:07.6 set Feb. 27, 1970 at the Garden. It is the only event in the Millrose Games still contested in yards.
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July 26, 2012 | By Claire Noland, Los Angeles Times
U.S. teammates Jack Davis and Harrison Dillard were locked in a close race in the final of the 110-meter hurdles at the Helsinki Olympics in July 1952 when Davis, who was barely ahead, banged into the ninth barrier and lost his slim lead. At the finish line, the sprinters were clocked at an identical 13.7 seconds, a new Olympic record. But a photo finish showed Dillard first by an eyelash. Four years later, Davis lined up in the starting blocks of the same event at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.
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July 28, 1988
Glasnost reached the sports world Wednesday at the United Nations when Valentin V. Lozinskiy, the Soviet ambassador, formally relinquished Moscow's claim to have invented baseball. "We do not pretend that we invented baseball any longer," Lozinskiy said at a luncheon for a Hoboken (N.J.) boys team that will tour the Soviet Union next month. "Sometimes we said that, but this is just an empty boast." The tour is sponsored by Taco Bell.
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October 25, 1991 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When James Malone graduates from UCLA in December, he will have a bachelor's degree in economics--and also a considerable degree of pride and satisfaction. "I've heard some people say that they are the first in their family to graduate from college," said Malone, a UCLA inside linebacker, "and I'm the third." Malone follows his grandfather, James, a quarter-miler at Oberlin (Ohio); and his father, Jim, a tennis player and cross-country runner at Western Kentucky.
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May 13, 1986 | Mal Florence
Mike Tully has been America's most consistent pole vaulter for several years in an event in which athletes tend to soar, then fade from sight. Tully, 29, figures he has two good years left as an athlete and he wants to make the most of them. "I'm motivated for the few years I have left," Tully said Monday at a track writers' luncheon. "I'm really fired up. I figure I can jump 19-6 and possibly get the world record with proper training."
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August 20, 1991 | TOM VERDUCCI, NEWSDAY
So this is what it's like in Cleveland every year around this time of the baseball season. The New York Yankees and the New York Mets have a combined 91 games remaining and they mean nothing. In New York, we are having an Indian summer. It is the first time in nine years that there is no pennant race in this town. The Yankees and Mets have made sure of that with a thoroughly awful stretch of baseball over the past five weeks, typified by the efforts of both clubs Sunday.
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February 6, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Butch Reynolds, one of sport's most famous litigants, blew away a tough 400-meter field at the Millrose Games on Friday night in Madison Square Garden. Reynolds, the outdoor 400 world record-holder at 43.29 seconds, led all the way, routing Olympic 400 hurdles champion and world record-holder Kevin Young by eight meters in 47.16. The meet's other featured race, the Masters Mile, was also one-sided as Ireland's Eamonn Coghlan won by a quarter-lap and finished in a record for 40-year-olds, 4:05.
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July 27, 2012 | BILL DWYRE
A day before the joy and celebration of Friday's ceremonies open the London Games, mourners at the San Diego Yacht Club filed past two images of history en route to paying respects to a great Olympian. Jack Davis had died. He was 81 and hale and hearty until just a month or so ago. Now, these Olympics will go on without the presence of one of the world's true Gamers. Another symbolic prop for this waterfront memorial service would have been the fishing boat Davis once owned, docked nearby.
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