June 15, 2004 |
Henrik Larsson marked his first competitive game out of retirement with two goals in 71 seconds on Monday to lead Sweden to a 5-0 victory over Bulgaria in a Group C game of the European Championship at Lisbon. Larsson, who quit the national team after the 2002 World Cup, was persuaded to come back for Euro 2004. Against Bulgaria, he scored in the 57th and 58th minutes at the Jose Alvalade Stadium after Fredrik Ljungberg had given his team a first-half lead.
November 21, 2010 |
Stieg Larsson Our Days in Stockholm: A Memoir of a Friendship Kurdo Baksi, translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson Pegasus Books: 144 pp., $22 What does a writer leave behind? Unfinished work, clues about the creation of his characters, experiences that worked their way into his writing. And, like everyone else, relationships. Kurdo Baksi met Stieg Larsson (author of the trilogy that begins with "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo") in 1992. Larsson was 38 and editor of the leftist magazine Expo.
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January 16, 2002
Arne Larsson, a Swedish heart patient who received the first implanted pacemaker more than 40 years ago, has died at 86. Larsson died Dec. 28 of skin cancer at his home in the Stockholm suburb of Saltsjoe-Duvnaes, his wife, Else-Marie, said Tuesday. Prepared to die in 1958, Larsson always credited his persistent wife and the pioneering spirit of his doctors for what he called his "new life.'
December 11, 1994 |
Pete Sampras and Magnus Larsson will play for the richest prize in tennis after taking vastly different routes Saturday to the final of the Grand Slam Cup. Sampras, No. 1 in the world, took more than three hours and five long sets to beat Goran Ivanisevic. Sampras, the champion here in 1990 and loser last year of another marathon in the semifinals, survived 41 aces by Ivanisevic and prevailed, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (7-5), 10-8. In today's final for the $1.
January 3, 1991 |
Magnus Larsson of Sweden, who upset top-seeded Boris Becker in the opening round, struggled past Slobodan Zivojinovic of Yugoslavia, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (10-8), Wednesday to advance to the second round of the Australian Hardcourt Championships at Adelaide, Australia. Larsson kept his composure, saving set points in both sets before putting away the Yugoslav in a match of power hitters.
August 21, 1991 |
Magnus Larsson, a 21-year-old Swede who ranks 56th in the world, upset third-seeded David Wheaton, 6-1, 6-7 (7-2), 7-6 (7-5), in the rain-interrupted first round of the Norstar Bank Hamlet Challenge Cup Tuesday at Commack, N.Y. "It was slow and gritty on the court," Wheaton said. "They say it's supposed to be like the courts at the U.S. Open next week, but it's much slower. If I knew the court was that slow I'd never have played here."