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February 8, 1990 | From Times wire services
Colombia will take part in this year's World Cup soccer finals in Italy despite a death threat against its coach by an anti-drugs group, World Cup organizers Italia 90 said. Colombian Soccer Federation President Leon Londono Tamayo met Italia 90 Director General Luca di Montezemolo "to assure him of the presence of Colombia at the World Cup with its best team," the organizers said today.
June 2, 2004 | From Reuters
Fiat quickly plugged a power vacuum in its upper ranks Tuesday when it named turnaround expert Sergio Marchionne to be its fifth chief executive in two years. Marchionne, who was CEO of Swiss testing services firm SGS and a Fiat director, immediately pledged to stick to the turnaround plan drawn up by his predecessor, Giuseppe Morchio, who quit unexpectedly Sunday. "The plan was approved by the board.
December 5, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Italian and British governments, concerned about the British fans' reputation for violence, have put strong pressure on the international soccer federation to have England seeded for the World Cup, FIFA Secretary General Sepp Blatter said today. If seeded, England could be sent to Cagliari, the capital of the island of Sardinia, where authorities believe it would be easier to control its fans, who have spread violence all over Europe during club or national team games.
December 3, 1989 | From Associated Press
Italy has had four years to prepare for the World Cup, but with soccer's showcase event just six months away cranes are still in place, roads are torn up, new rail lines are incomplete and only four of the 12 stadiums are finished. And to make matters worse, unions are complaining that the work is being speeded up, blaming haste in part for 12 deaths at World Cup construction projects.
September 17, 2001 | Associated Press
Juan Montoya won the Italian Grand Prix Sunday at Monza, on a somber day of auto racing at a track that is usually among the most boisterous in the sport. The Colombian won for the first time in Formula One. The race was subdued not only because of the terrorist attacks in New York and Arlington, Va., but because of Saturday's CART race in Germany in which star driver Alex Zanardi lost his legs. "I'm glad this weekend is over," world championship driver Michael Schumacher said.
September 16, 2001 | Shav Glick
Juan Montoya won the pole position Saturday for the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, and Michael Schumacher honored terrorist victims by a driving a car with a black nose. It was the third pole of the season for Montoya, a former CART champion in his first season in Formula One. Driving a Williams-BMW, the Colombian edged Ferrari's Rubens Barrichello by .31 of a second. Barrichello will be in the front row today for the third time this year. Montoya had the fastest lap of 1 minute 22.
May 16, 1990 | ELLIOTT ALMOND
John Eisenberg of the Baltimore Sun had this to say of the beleaguered University of Maryland athletic program: "And so the beat goes on in the athletic department at College Park, Md. And on and on and on. The people there could screw up winning the lottery. Put them in a one-team conference, they'd come in second. "They can't do anything right. Talk about a losing streak. This one has been going on since the night Lenny Bias died, almost four years ago. The crimes and misdemeanors are many.
May 4, 1994 | From Associated Press
While Ayrton Senna's technical crew studied the information in the "black box" data-logging system from the Formula One car in which the former world champion was killed Sunday at Imola, Italy, Italian authorities said Tuesday that the death might be treated as a possible homicide.
December 2, 2011 | Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports
Sergio Scaglietti, an Italian coachbuilder who crafted some of the world's most elegant sports and racing cars, including a series of landmark Ferraris created in the 1950s and 1960s, died Nov. 20 in Modena, Italy. He was 91. His death was announced by Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo, who said in a statement that Scaglietti "created some of the most beautiful cars of our history" and that his name would be "forever connected to the Prancing Horse," the Ferrari emblem. No cause of death was reported.
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