February 12, 2002 |
Naomi Lang stood on the field in Rice-Eccles Stadium, fighting tears as members of Utah's five Native American tribes danced and sang in front of her during the opening ceremony for the 2002 Winter Olympics. What she saw transported her back to a childhood of eating Indian fry bread and watching the stomp dance and the grass dance performed by members of her tribe, the Karuk, in Northern California. Lang's ice-dance partner, Peter Tchernyshev, sat with members of the U.S.
December 15, 2005 |
The gymnasts, dancers, aerialists, comedians and figure skaters in this weekend's premiere performances of "Cirque Sur Glace" have just one thing in common: All of the show's 28 entertainers will perform on ice, whether it's professional figure skating from world champs such as Rory Flack Burghart or the balance beam work of Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller.
January 11, 2002 |
After scoring one perfect score of 6.0 Thursday night, Naomi Lang and Peter Tchernyshev seem well on the way to their fourth consecutive U.S. Figure Skating national championship and their first Olympic berth after the first two rounds of the ice dancing competition at Staples Center. Lang, of Allegan, Mich., and Tchernyshev, a transplanted Russian who became an American citizen last year, drew the small crowd to its feet with their moves choreographed to the original dance, the Spanish Medley.
January 7, 2002
SCHEDULE * Compulsory dance, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Staples Center (two compulsory dances, each worth 10% of the final score). * Original dance, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Staples Center (worth 30% of the final score). * Free dance, noon Saturday, Staples Center (worth 50% of the final score). The U.S. can send two ice-dancing couples to the Salt Lake City Winter Games. * FAVORITES NAOMI LANG Allegan, Mich. and PETER TCHERNYSHEV St. Petersburg, Russia * Lang and Tchernyshev are three-time defending U.S.
December 6, 2002 |
Verbal attacks at boxing news conferences are nothing new. But a promoter blasting his own fighter? In a scene truly bizarre, even for boxing, promoter Bob Arum ripped Floyd Mayweather, Jr. for failing to show up Thursday at a news conference in Las Vegas to discuss the defense of his World Boxing Council lightweight title Saturday against Jose Luis Castillo.
January 18, 2003 |
Rena Inoue had five stitches in her left knee, souvenir of a crash into the boards while landing a throw triple loop, and a grimace on her face. But after a series of terrible and often terrifying performances scrambled the standings Friday, she and her partner, John Baldwin Jr., had a bronze medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and a berth at the World Championships. That made the Santa Monica couple's pain more bearable.