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February 5, 1997 | Associated Press
Jeremy Sonnenfeld is going into the record books as the first bowler to roll three perfect games in a row in competition. "It's total elation," the 20-year-old business major at Nebraska said Tuesday after learning his feat had been recognized by the American Bowling Congress. "It is the equivalent of someone getting three holes in one on a 540-yard, par five. It's something nobody thought could be done."
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February 5, 1997 | Associated Press
Jeremy Sonnenfeld is going into the record books as the first bowler to roll three perfect games in a row in competition. "It's total elation," the 20-year-old business major at Nebraska said Tuesday after learning his feat had been recognized by the American Bowling Congress. "It is the equivalent of someone getting three holes in one on a 540-yard, par five. It's something nobody thought could be done."
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February 14, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY
How bad are the Pittsburgh Pirates? Pretty bad, according to the city's Associated Press baseball writer, Alan Robinson. "They might be the first team in modern baseball history to consider the season a success by avoiding 100 losses," Robinson wrote. The Pirates' owner, Kevin McClatchy, got rid of players with big salaries and is rebuilding. Robinson wrote that the roster is "the majors' most anonymous and, likely, its lowest-paid. The projected opening-day lineup made $1.
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January 2, 2001 | MAL FLORENCE
From the Web site Oddities and Wonders on AOL: * Contrary to popular belief, the original Olympians did wear clothing. Then, one runner's loincloth fell off during a race in 720 BC. He kept right on going, and won the race handily. Like athletes of any era, the losers copied the techniques of the winners and subsequent competitions were held without clothes. * The first yo-yos were used as weapons in the Philippines. They had a weight of four pounds, and the strings were 20 feet long.
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February 11, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY
Baseball umpire Eric Gregg was flirting with 400 pounds the day his buddy, 370-pound John McSherry, collapsed and died while working an opening-day game last season. Overweight umpires like Gregg immediately went under scrutiny. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Bill Lyon recently spent a day with Gregg, who is trying to get under 300 pounds--he was at 305 last week--to start this season.
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February 4, 1997 | RANDY HARVEY
NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue toured Jack Murphy Stadium on Monday to discover what he already knew: If San Diego can't guarantee at least $60 million of the $78 million required to expand and improve the stadium by the Feb. 20 trial, the Super Bowl scheduled there next Jan. 25 will be moved. Into the possible void has leaped Mayor Richard Riordan, offering the Coliseum as an alternate site.
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December 21, 1997 | MIKE DOWNEY
Not counting the off-camera activity of certain sportscasters, there were three stories in 1997 that had Californians, Americans and indeed the whole wide world of sports wide-eyed with disbelief. One came six days into the new year. Peter O'Malley, whose father had brought major league baseball to Los Angeles, put the Dodgers up for sale. He did so just as baseball was about to pay tribute to two of the truest-blue Dodgers of them all, Jackie Robinson, whose No.
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