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February 8, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jani Sievinen, a 19-year-old from Finland, broke his world record, swimming the 200-meter medley in 1 minute 56.62 seconds in the final of a World Cup event in Paris.
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February 8, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jani Sievinen, a 19-year-old from Finland, broke his world record, swimming the 200-meter medley in 1 minute 56.62 seconds in the final of a World Cup event in Paris.
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July 21, 1996 | MIKE DOWNEY
"You can't print what I thought when I saw it." That was what swimmer Paul Palmer of Great Britain said after an odd thing happened to him in the preliminaries of the 200 meter freestyle. With eight men advancing to the finals, Palmer found that he and Finland's Jani Sievinen had tied for the eighth-best time: 1:49.05. Their dead heat necessitated a swim-off between the two of them. In the swim-off, they tied again: 1:48.85. Which meant another race.
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July 20, 1996 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first weekend of the Olympic swimming competition will quickly provide answers to several major questions, among them: --How fast are the Chinese women? The first final tonight is the women's 100-meter freestyle and could feature world-record holder Le Jingyi of China and American Amy Van Dyken, capping several days of pitched verbal battles between the Americans questioning whether the Chinese are drug-free and the Chinese responding that the insinuations are "ideological discrimination."
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July 26, 1996 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia's Alexander Popov and American Gary Hall Jr. cornered the charisma--in and out of the water--and staged their second magnificent stroke-for-stroke Olympic duel in the pool, this time in the 50-meter freestyle. Hall's vaunted explosion off the blocks wasn't quite there Thursday, and Popov came up in the lead and retained it with his textbook strokes, winning in 22.13 seconds.
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July 20, 2003 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Finally, Ian Thorpe of Australia has some company at the top of the marquee for the first time in years at an international swim meet. Three world records have a way of creating extra space, propelling 18-year-old Michael Phelps of Baltimore into rarefied air here at the World Swimming Championships. This won't be just about Thorpe versus Phelps. After all, how can it be when they will have only one confrontation in an individual race, the 200-meter individual medley on Friday?
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February 1, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Major league baseball's eight-member ownership committee voted Wednesday to approve the purchase of the Pittsburgh Pirates by a group led by California businessman Kevin McClatchy. The purchase, believed to cost $90 million, must still be voted on by all 28 major league owners. * The Pirates signed pitcher Danny Darwin, a 16-year veteran, to a minor league contract.
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January 24, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Tracy Ann Donoho, a former Ram cheerleader who was the key prosecution witness against Darryl Henley in his drug trafficking trial, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana to four months in prison for her role in the drug network. Donoho was arrested in 1993 at an Atlanta airport after picking up a suitcase packed with 12 kilograms of cocaine. She testified against Henley, a former Ram cornerback and her onetime boyfriend, and four others.
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January 21, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Chicago White Sox, searching for a leadoff hitter, found one in the Angels' free-agent outfielder Tony Phillips, and signed him Saturday to a two-year contract. "We are pleased to sign a player with Tony's experience and offensive abilities," General Manager Ron Schueler said. "He's the leadoff hitter we have been looking for to complete our order.
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January 22, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won the ice dance title, but Katarina Witt, another former Olympic champion on the comeback trail, fell out of contention in her event Friday at the European Figure Skating Championships at Copenhagen. Torvill and Dean won one of the closest finishes ever, edging two Russian couples, Oksana Gritschuk and Evgeni Platov, and Maya Usova and Aleksandr Zhulin, the defending world and European champions.
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