July 15, 1991 |
It appears that the U.S. men's Olympic basketball roster will include only two collegiate players and possibly as few as one. According to Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski, an assistant on the 1992 U.S. Olympic staff and a member of several prominent USA Basketball selection committees, the number of college players included on team could vary from one to three, although "people are leaning to two."
September 30, 1988 |
Two British athletes, sprinter Linford Christie and a judo medalist, tested positive for drugs in the first round of testing, the British Olympic Assn. said Friday. Christie, a former European champion and a silver medalist in the men's 100 meters, tested positive for pseudoephedrine, association spokeswoman Caroline Searle said. Searle described the drug as "a low-dose stimulant found in cold and hay fever preparations."
June 4, 1990 |
In the beginning, there was the bobble-head doll. The impish, jiggling figurine was the first big sales success in the early days of the National Football League's licensing business. That was more than 30 years ago, when T-shirts were T-shirts, when only players wore authentic jerseys with names on their backs, and when no one thought of sweatsuits as being in style.
November 5, 1989 |
Whoever set up the exhibition slate for the expansion Minnesota Timberwolves certainly knew how to get the lads ready for a typical week in the National Basketball Association: five games in a half-dozen nights with stops in Fargo, N.D., Sioux City, Iowa, New Haven, Conn., Lexington, Ky., and Green Bay, Wis. Plus there was one missing bus, two canceled flights and a middle-of-the-night retrograde movement from a fleabag hotel.
November 2, 1994 |
Another opening, another show, thankfully. Beset by problems as it left the stage last June to the yawns of a bored nation, so scorned that a preseason yearbook ran a cover asking "Is the NBA Dead?" it returns on Friday to the gratitude of sports-starved Americans. Who would have thought all it had to do to reclaim its cachet as "the league that works" was play a game?
November 5, 1994 |
The people who run the National Basketball Association have been thinking quite a bit about which weapons their fans prefer -- rapiers or broadswords. The rapier is offense. It is thrust and parry, skill and smarts, daring and savvy. It is the stuff of highlights. The broadsword is defense. It is sweat and grit, strength and will, stamina and machismo. It is the stuff of a common man well motivated.