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June 23, 2012 | By Jessica P. Ogilvie, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Jennie Finch began playing softball as a kid, and her passion and talent for the sport carried her all the way to the U.S. National Team and, in 2004 and 2008, the women's U.S. Olympic team. A star pitcher, Finch led her fellow Olympians to win gold and silver medals. In 2010, Finch announced her retirement from the game to focus on her family. Now, the 31-year-old mother of two has written a book, "Throw Like a Girl," in which she relates the lessons she learned playing softball and her desire to bring the world of sports to more young women.
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HEALTH
June 23, 2012 | By Jessica P. Ogilvie, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Jennie Finch began playing softball as a kid, and her passion and talent for the sport carried her all the way to the U.S. National Team and, in 2004 and 2008, the women's U.S. Olympic team. A star pitcher, Finch led her fellow Olympians to win gold and silver medals. In 2010, Finch announced her retirement from the game to focus on her family. Now, the 31-year-old mother of two has written a book, "Throw Like a Girl," in which she relates the lessons she learned playing softball and her desire to bring the world of sports to more young women.
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SPORTS
August 8, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Imagine Anna Kournikova firing ace after ace past Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras or any of the world's top male tennis players. Imagine Kournikova adding such dominating talent to her cover-girl looks. Imagine no longer.
SPORTS
June 5, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
The rain drizzled and the air chilled on that dreary night of Aug. 21, 2008, in Beijing. It was the end of something that had had such a nice beginning. It was a night when sadness was understandable, even while a group of Japanese women deliriously celebrated what they had just achieved. Through the mist and gloom, Don Porter saw the glass half full, as usual. In sports significance and popularity, what happened on this Olympian night didn't even make the scale of 1 to 10. This wasn't about a dream team, just a dream.
SPORTS
June 5, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
The rain drizzled and the air chilled on that dreary night of Aug. 21, 2008, in Beijing. It was the end of something that had had such a nice beginning. It was a night when sadness was understandable, even while a group of Japanese women deliriously celebrated what they had just achieved. Through the mist and gloom, Don Porter saw the glass half full, as usual. In sports significance and popularity, what happened on this Olympian night didn't even make the scale of 1 to 10. This wasn't about a dream team, just a dream.
NEWS
October 25, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Mammoth fall colors are in peak form , so to speak. Click here to check out the latest California color reports . . . . The annual Friends of Old-Time Radio Convention signed off for the last time this past weekend after 36 years at a hotel in Newark, N.J.  The gathering used to call on a constellation of stars from radio's early days. AP reports that it was down to former child stars in their 80s and 90s . . . .   Bear Valley Mountain (the central Sierra ski resort, not the one near San Bernardino)
SPORTS
May 29, 2001 | From Associated Press
The UCLA Bruins couldn't solve Jennie Finch. Again. Finch pitched a four-hitter as Arizona beat UCLA, 1-0, Monday in the championship game of the Women's College World Series. All Finch needed was one run and Lindsey Collins got that for her in the fourth inning with a home run. Finch (32-0) struck out seven and walked two to finish her perfect season and break the NCAA record for wins in a season without a defeat. It was the Bruins' third loss to Finch this season, all by shutout.
SPORTS
March 23, 2011 | From staff reports
The Lakers tried and failed to lure Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski away from Durham, N.C., in 2004. On Wednesday, during a news conference leading up to the NCAA West Regional at Honda Center, Krzyzewski, 64, again reiterated his love for Duke and said he's not interested in leaving. However, he did say that of the three times he almost left to coach in the NBA, the Lakers' offer was the one he took most seriously. "They were great with me," he said. "I could not give up what I've got, what I have at Duke.
SPORTS
August 11, 2008 | Kevin Baxter
Softball may one day return to the Olympics, but Laura Berg won't. The only four-time U.S. Olympian in the sport, Berg is retiring from the national team after Beijing. What's undecided, however, is how she'll go out. "People keep telling me I have to leave my cleats at the ball field," said Berg, who was chosen to carry the flag during the closing ceremony of the Pan American Games last summer. "So I might do it."
SPORTS
May 30, 2001
Orange County was well-represented at the recent Women's College World Series, placing four former high school standouts on the all-tournament team. Arizona catcher Lindsey Collins was selected. Collins, formerly of Fountain Valley High, hit a fourth-inning home run off UCLA pitcher Amanda Freed, formerly of Pacifica, to enable the Wildcats to defeat the Bruins, 1-0, in Monday's championship game. Freed (21-4) had thrown 38-consecutive scoreless innings prior to Collins' blast.
NEWS
October 25, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Mammoth fall colors are in peak form , so to speak. Click here to check out the latest California color reports . . . . The annual Friends of Old-Time Radio Convention signed off for the last time this past weekend after 36 years at a hotel in Newark, N.J.  The gathering used to call on a constellation of stars from radio's early days. AP reports that it was down to former child stars in their 80s and 90s . . . .   Bear Valley Mountain (the central Sierra ski resort, not the one near San Bernardino)
SPORTS
March 23, 2011 | From staff reports
The Lakers tried and failed to lure Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski away from Durham, N.C., in 2004. On Wednesday, during a news conference leading up to the NCAA West Regional at Honda Center, Krzyzewski, 64, again reiterated his love for Duke and said he's not interested in leaving. However, he did say that of the three times he almost left to coach in the NBA, the Lakers' offer was the one he took most seriously. "They were great with me," he said. "I could not give up what I've got, what I have at Duke.
SPORTS
August 8, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Imagine Anna Kournikova firing ace after ace past Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras or any of the world's top male tennis players. Imagine Kournikova adding such dominating talent to her cover-girl looks. Imagine no longer.
SPORTS
May 29, 2001 | From Associated Press
The UCLA Bruins couldn't solve Jennie Finch. Again. Finch pitched a four-hitter as Arizona beat UCLA, 1-0, Monday in the championship game of the Women's College World Series. All Finch needed was one run and Lindsey Collins got that for her in the fourth inning with a home run. Finch (32-0) struck out seven and walked two to finish her perfect season and break the NCAA record for wins in a season without a defeat. It was the Bruins' third loss to Finch this season, all by shutout.
SPORTS
August 14, 2008 | Melissa Isaacson, Chicago Tribune
BEIJING -- The U.S. women's softball team, seemingly on another roll to an Olympic gold medal, may run into its toughest test yet Friday against Japan. Japan, coming off a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics, gave the Americans their toughest battle in Athens with a 3-0 victory in eight innings and has defeated the American team twice since then. Both the USA and Japan had tough victories against Australia in recent days, Japan defeating Australia in the opener, with the U.S.
SPORTS
August 12, 2004 | Larry Stewart
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, played, heard, observed, worn, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. What: "Fred Roggin's Road to Athens." Where: Channel 4, Friday, 7 p.m. Southern California is home to about 120 Olympic athletes who will be competing in Athens, and a number of them are featured in this one-hour special that precedes NBC's opening-ceremony coverage.
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