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May 20, 1990 | MIKE DOWNEY
Joetta Clark never suspected how famous her father could become just by carrying a baseball bat. It startled her when, one day, she picked up a copy of Time magazine and found her father's face on the cover. Then, when they made a movie of his life and hired one of America's most distinguished actors to portray him, it really boggled Joetta's mind. "That man with the baseball bat," she said, "that man was somebody I didn't know."
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May 20, 1990 | MIKE DOWNEY
Joetta Clark never suspected how famous her father could become just by carrying a baseball bat. It startled her when, one day, she picked up a copy of Time magazine and found her father's face on the cover. Then, when they made a movie of his life and hired one of America's most distinguished actors to portray him, it really boggled Joetta's mind. "That man with the baseball bat," she said, "that man was somebody I didn't know."
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January 22, 1989 | Associated Press
Mary Slaney set an American indoor record in the women's 1,000 meters Saturday night at the U.S. West-KOIN Indoor track and field meet. Cheered on by the crowd in her adopted home state, Slaney, 30, was clocked in 2 minutes 37.60 seconds, breaking the old mark of 2:37.9 set by Joetta Clark in 1986. Slaney's time was 2.80 seconds off the world indoor record. Earlier, Arthur Blake edged two-time Olympic gold medalist Roger Kingdom to win the 55-meter hurdles.
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September 27, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Tessa Sanderson made what probably was an exit from track and field, and Maria Mutola signaled her emergence in powerful fashion during the World Cup competition at Havana's Olympic Stadium. Sanderson, 36, a Briton who competed in the first World Cup in 1977 and in none of the next four, won the women's javelin with a toss of 202 feet 11 inches.
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September 22, 2000
For complete coverage of the Sydney Olympics, including audio commentary from Times columnist Bill Plaschke, photo galleries and up-to-the-minute stories and results, go to http://www.latimes.com/olympics. Among stories that will be available this morning from Sydney: * Baseball, United States vs. Italy * Men's volleyball, United States vs. South Korea * Swimming, Men's 50-meter freestyle final * Women's basketball, United States vs. New Zealand STARS * Michael Johnson, U.S.
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July 24, 2000
Top three finishers in events qualify for the United States' 2000 Summer Olympic team: MEN'S 200 1. John Capel: 19.85 2. Floyd Heard: 19.88 3. Coby Miller: 19.96 MEN'S 800 1. Mark Everett: 1:45.67 2. Rich Kenah 1:46.05 3. Bryan Woodward: 1:46.09 MEN'S 110 HURDLES 1. Allen Johnson: 12.97 2. Mark Crear: 13.11 3. Terrence Trammell 13.19. MEN'S DISCUS 1. Adam Setliff: 209-10 2. John Godina 208-8 3. Anthony Washington: 207-10 MEN'S HIGH JUMP 1. Charles Austin: 7-7 1/4 2. Kenny Evans: 7-5 1/4 3.
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February 7, 1988
Valerie Brisco, a triple gold medalist in the 1984 Olympics, heads a women's 400-meter field at the 29th annual Times/GTE Indoor Games, Feb. 19 at the Forum. Brisco, who won the 200- and 400-meter races at the Olympics and was on the winning 4x400 relay team, faces Olga Bryzgina of the Soviet Union, winner of the world 400-meter championship at Rome with a 1987-best of 49.38. Brisco's best clocking last year was an even 50.00.
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July 24, 2000 | MIKE PENNER and JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
How about this for a final headline to the final day of the U.S. Olympic track and field trials: Local Girl Makes World Record. Stacy Dragila, who lives 30 minutes down the road in nearby Auburn, came to Hornet Stadium on Sunday and in front of cheering family members and friends, broke her own world record in the women's pole vault by clearing 15 feet 2 1/4 inches. "What a relief," said Dragila, who had set the previous record of 15-1 3/4 on May 1. "Coming into this, I was nervous.
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May 11, 1986
The premier field gathered in track and field to date in 1986 will be present at the annual Pepsi Invitational, Saturday afternoon, May 17, at UCLA's Drake Stadium. Field events start at 12 noon, with the first race at 12:40. Pepsi has drawn several foreign greats, along with most of America's premier stars.
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August 1, 1993 | THERESA SMITH MUNOZ
Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers led the field in the 100 meters Saturday night, then took a leadership role by emphasizing the need for America's elite to compete at home. "It is important to compete in America in front of American fans," Devers said after crossing the finish line in 11.29 seconds for her third 1993 U.S. Olympic Festival gold medal. "We're well-known in Europe, but we can become well-known in America, too."
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May 30, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Mike Tully and Earl Bell are former American record-holders in the pole vault. Bell also had the world record as far back as 1976. They're stable veterans who seem to perform at their best in championship seasons. Tully and Bell ought to be stimulated this year, considering that the second World Championships will be held in Rome Aug. 29-Sept. 6. Tully, 30, and Bell, 31, were silver and bronze medalists, respectively, in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
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