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July 15, 2000 | MIKE PENNER
Day-by-day featured events at the U.S. track trials: * DAY 2: Today--The 100-meter finals. Marion Jones and Inger Miller duke it out for first place in the women's field, with defending Olympic champion Gail Devers; USC's two-time NCAA champion, Angela Williams; and Chryste Gaines scrambling for the final berth. World-record holder Maurice Greene failed to reach the semifinals at the 1996 Olympic trials and figures to atone for that here.
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July 11, 2004 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Marion Jones will not compete for five medals at the Athens Games, as she did in Sydney. Nor will she defend her 100-meter Olympic title. Jones on Saturday did nothing to silence allegations of past drug use and instead ignited questions about her future when she finished an unimpressive fifth in the 100-meter dash at the Olympic track and field trials, two places from earning a berth in what was once her trademark event.
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July 23, 2000 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Throw another shrimp on the barbie, mate? Not when U.S. men's 400-meter hurdles champion Angelo Taylor is sitting at a training table in Sydney this September. "No more seafood," said Taylor, who was waylaid by food poisoning two weeks ago, requiring antibiotics and a full week away from the track, not the recommended method for preparing oneself for competition at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials. Crab legs were the culprits. "A bad batch," Taylor said.
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April 25, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Terry Labonte beat Joe Nemechek in a photo finish Saturday in the Touchstone Energy 300, a race marred by a 23-car crash at Talladega, Ala. The finish of the Busch Series race at Talladega Superspeedway was so close that NASCAR officials told both Labonte and Nemechek to drive their cars to the entrance to Victory Circle and wait while they looked at a photo. It showed Labonte's Chevrolet inches ahead of Nemechek's. The official margin was 0.002 seconds.
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March 30, 2007 | Eric Sondheimer
Chris Barton stands 6 feet 5, has pale skin, blond hair, blue eyes and wears light blue sunglasses that make him look as if he just came out of a disco in Berlin. Even more misleading is the event he competes in for the Sherman Oaks Notre Dame track and field team. If you guessed he's a distance runner because of his long legs, you'd be wrong. High jumper? Nope. Pole vaulter? No way.
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August 30, 2003 | Randy Harvey, Times Staff Writer
John Capel's football career was coming to an end, and his life was going nowhere, when Kansas City Chief Coach Dick Vermeil called the fast but undisciplined young receiver into his office. "Right before I was released," Capel said Friday night, "Dick Vermeil said, 'John, you've got to go home and evaluate what you're best at. Do what you do best.' "Running is what I do best. If anyone gets a chance to talk to Coach Vermeil, tell him I love him."
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April 18, 2004 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Tim Montgomery, who holds the world record in the 100-meter dash, and the man whose record he broke, Olympic gold medalist Maurice Greene, are scheduled to run side by side today in the Mt. San Antonio College Relays, a potential preview of the Athens Olympic sprint. Montgomery initially entered the university/open 100, which will precede the invitational 100. However, Mt.
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July 13, 2004 | Mike Penner, Times Staff Writer
A pretty good track and field team didn't make it to the halfway point of the 2004 U.S. Olympic trials. Marion Jones is out of the running in the women's 100 meters after a fifth-place finish. Pole vaulters Jeff Hartwig, holder of the U.S. record, and Nick Hysong, 2000 Olympic champion -- gone. Shotputter Christian Cantwell, owner of the world's four best throws in 2004, eliminated in the finals here.
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April 20, 2003 | John Ortega, Times Staff Writer
Marion Jones did not compete in the Mt. San Antonio Relays for the first time in six years Saturday because she is expecting her first child in July, but spectators at the 45th running of the meet saw 17-year-old Allyson Felix of North Hills L.A. Baptist High take center stage on a warm, cloudless day. Jones, the top-ranked women's 100 and 200 sprinter in the world from 1997-2002, had run a national high school record of 22.
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April 15, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Fifth-seeded Tommy Haas handled Andy Roddick on clay again, beating the No. 1-seeded player a fourth straight time in a quarterfinal match Friday at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston. Haas rallied from one set down to win, 6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-4, in a matchup that Roddick said could have been the final. Roddick had two chances to break Haas in the final game, but he was unable to return Haas' serve and got aced on the second opportunity. Haas closed out the match two points later.
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