September 15, 1987
The United States has asked the Soviet Union to use its influence to get North Korea to accept South Korea's offer of some 1988 Olympic Games events, a South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman said. The spokesman quoted Assistant Secretary of State Gaston Sigur as telling South Korean Foreign Minister Choi Kwang-soo that the request was made during his talks with Soviet officials last week in Moscow.
June 23, 1993 |
Eddie Johnston, who changed hockey history by drafting Mario Lemieux, ended a 10-year coaching layoff by returning Tuesday to the two-time Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. "I want to win another Stanley Cup and this is the place," Johnston said. "The challenge is tremendous, but I wanted to be the coach." Johnston, 57, a longtime NHL player, coach and general manager, inherits from Scotty Bowman a team many consider the best in hockey.
August 20, 2009 |
A South African teenager's stunning victory in the women's 800-meter race at the World Championships on Wednesday was only a precursor to the shocking revelations unveiled afterward. At least two of the seven runners who lost to Caster Semenya are convinced she is not a woman, and track and field's international governing body has launched an investigation into the 18-year-old's gender. Semenya, an unknown before she ran a blistering time at the Africa Junior Championships three weeks ago, did not speak to media after the race.
May 8, 1997 |
Chris Humbert, who arrived from Greece this week, wasn't too surprised by the U.S. team's lull Wednesday. There were factors that made it inevitable. There were U.S. players, like Humbert, who are still adjusting from European time. Then there was Croatia, which is on a rather tight schedule. The result was a 9-8 Croatia victory in the Newport International Water Polo Tournament in front of 800 at Corona del Mar High's Marian Bergeson Aquatic Center. It was the first loss for the U.S.
July 2, 2009 |
Call it a new negotiating tactic. A police report involving Denver Broncos Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall recently emerged in which he voiced his displeasure with the Broncos to police who pulled him over two years ago on suspicion of driving under the influence. ABC7 reported on the findings Tuesday night, and it is timely because he has recently asked for a trade. "I hate Denver. I hope to get traded. I hate this city," an officer quoted Marshall as saying in the police report.