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If there had to be a final punctuation mark on the week, it would probably have to be an exclamation point. In what was close to a mirror of last year's record-setting championships, where five girls' marks were set, the girls of 1992 set another five, in fact four of the five set last year--two individual, three relays--at the San Diego Section swimming meet Saturday at Mt. Carmel. Among the newsmakers: * San Dieguito's Michelle Collins set new section standards in the 50-yard freestyle (23.
November 7, 1990 | From Associated Press
An Election Day storm dumped heavy snow on the Rockies and left highways slippery on the western Plains. "In some counties we've had trouble even getting poll workers to the polls to open them up," Nebraska Secretary of State Allen Beermann said. Heavy snow fell across parts of Wyoming from late Monday into Tuesday.
December 11, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Champion sprinter Michelle Collins was banned from competition for eight years after an arbitration panel ruled Friday that she used a collection of illicit performance-enhancing drugs, making her the 13th athlete sanctioned for violations linked to the BALCO scandal. Collins, 33, the 2003 world indoor 200-meter champion from Garland, Texas, did not fail a sanctioned drug test.
April 2, 1986 | HEATHER HAFNER, Times Staff Writer
Beth Silverman had a 15-0 record as a freshman pitcher on the El Camino Real High softball team last season, but she still had two problems: her right knee and her left knee. After limping through her first season with the Conquistadores, she underwent operations in August. Knees that used to be iced after games are now quickly thrown into a pair of sweat pants. "They're coming along," Silverman said. "It doesn't hurt anymore."
July 18, 1993 | From Associated Press
Led by the men's basketball team, which finally was tested, the United States grabbed lots of gold Saturday at the World University Games at Buffalo, N.Y. After storming through the tournament with a 42-point average victory margin, the Americans had all they could handle in the final against Canada, coming back from a 12-point halftime deficit to win, 95-90. Other than the performance by the Dream Team at the Barcelona Games, it was the biggest success for a U.S.
March 16, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bode Miller of Franconia, N.H., tied for sixth place in the final World Cup giant slalom of the season Saturday and finished second to Michael von Gruenigen of Switzerland in the discipline's final standings. Miller trailed Von Gruenigen by 97 points before the race in Hafjell, Norway, and needed a victory to have any chance of winning the title. Miller, 17th after the first run, shared sixth place with Kalle Palander of Finland, .
June 12, 2004 | David Wharton and Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writers
Marion Jones' ex-husband, C.J. Hunter, has been in contact with U.S. anti-doping authorities and will probably cooperate with their investigation into whether Jones has used steroids, his attorney said Friday. Hunter, a shotputter who retired after testing positive for steroids in 2000, also has been assisting federal prosecutors in a separate federal case in San Francisco. Attorney Angela DeMent would not describe what Hunter has told federal officials. The U.S.
Not until she saw the U.S. flag rising against the blue prairie sky after her victory in the 100-meter hurdles did Anjanette Kirkland let a tear slide down her cheek. She had developed a steely resolve after she was dropped by the Irvine-based HSI group and was dismissed by her coach, John Smith.
Both the men's pole vault and women's high jump finals at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials went to overtime Sunday, with Chad Harting and Amy Acuff having to survive jump-offs to earn their spots on the Olympic team. After Lawrence Johnson (19 feet 1 1/2 inches) and Nick Hysong (18-9 1/2) clinched the first two pole-vault berths, Harting had to outlast Derek Miles and Pat Manson in the first jump-off at the trials since 1936.
December 14, 2005 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
In two decisions that affirmed the broad power of U.S. anti-doping authorities, American track stars Tim Montgomery and Chryste Gaines were found Tuesday to have committed doping offenses tied to the BALCO scandal. Montgomery, 30, was once the world's fastest man, running the 100 meters in 9.78 seconds in 2002. That effort was wiped from the books by the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport, which detailed "strong ... evidence of doping" that included a 2001 conversation with fellow U.S.
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