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March 4, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Teen-agers Royce Sharp and Janie Wagstaff set American records and Matt Biondi and Janet Evans, the stars of the 1988 Olympic Games, gained berths on the '92 team Tuesday night in the U.S. Olympic swimming trials at the Indiana University Natatorium. Sharp, 19, of Peddie Aquatics in Hightstown, N.J., broke the American record of his idol, Rick Carey, with a 1-minute 58.66-second clocking in the 200-meter backstroke. Carey's 1:58.86, set in the 1984 trials, was the oldest American men's record.
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March 4, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Teen-agers Royce Sharp and Janie Wagstaff set American records and Matt Biondi and Janet Evans, the stars of the 1988 Olympic Games, gained berths on the '92 team Tuesday night in the U.S. Olympic swimming trials at the Indiana University Natatorium. Sharp, 19, of Peddie Aquatics in Hightstown, N.J., broke the American record of his idol, Rick Carey, with a 1-minute 58.66-second clocking in the 200-meter backstroke. Carey's 1:58.86, set in the 1984 trials, was the oldest American men's record.
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July 8, 1993 | THERESA SMITH MUNOZ
Barcelona Olympic gold-medal swimmers Janet Evans, Martin Zubero, Nicole Haislett and Jeff Rouse are the top entrants in the Janet Evans Invitational today through Sunday at USC. Silver medalist Greg Burgess, U.S. record-holder Royce Sharp and four-time national champion Kristine Quance of Northridge are also in the field of 630 swimmers. The 22nd annual meet, previously known as the Los Angeles Invitational, was renamed this year.
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July 28, 1993 | THERESA SMITH MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he closed in on the final 30 meters of the 200 butterfly Tuesday night, Melvin Stewart was gasping for air. Such is the price Stewart is paying for attempting to combine a Hollywood acting career and a world-class swimming career. "It really hurt," he said after winning the national title in 1 minute 58.11 seconds. "I'm not exactly aerobically fit."
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May 7, 2005 | Richard S. Ginell, Special to The Times
The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has been around since 1972 -- always self-governing, never had a conductor, never seemed to need one. It's proved its point over and over on local stages, yet whenever it comes to town, the results astonish again. Such was the case Thursday night at Royce Hall. The strings, winds and horns produced a lush, polished, completely unified front, with every interpretive twist and turn played absolutely in sync.
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June 25, 1994 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Irvine Novaquatics Coach Dave Salo told Derya Buyukuncu that if New York lost the NBA championship series, he would owe Buyukuncu $50. But if the Knicks won, the Turkish Olympian would owe him a 2:01 in the 200-meter backstroke at the Swim Meet of Champions. That was two weeks ago. Salo is out $50, but he did get from Buyukuncu a performance of 2 minutes 01.77 seconds in the event, good enough for a meet record Friday, the second day of competition at the Marguerite Aquatics Complex.
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July 5, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At this stage in their training, weary from heavy conditioning and three weeks away from the start of the Olympic Games in Spain, any swimmer within three seconds of his best time is on track. So what does that say about Jeff Rouse's eye-popping 55.34-second 100-meter backstroke Saturday in the Olympic sendoff meet at the Mission Viejo International Swimming Complex? "It means he is ready for a big swim," U.S. Olympic assistant coach Jon Urbanchek said. "A very big swim."
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December 3, 1993 | From Associated Press
Steve Carlton, who won 329 games during his 24-year career, is one of 18 former major leaguers making their debut on the 1994 Hall of Fame ballot. With a 329-244 record, he is one of three 300-game winners on the ballot. The others are Phil Niekro (318-274), a holdover candidate, and Don Sutton (324-256), also a newcomer to the ballot. Results of the balloting, done by 10-year Baseball Writers Assn. of America members, will be announced Jan. 12.
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July 4, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until Martin Zubero actually reigns in Spain, United States Olympian Royce Sharp is not giving him the mantle. Shortly after churning to an Olympic sendoff meet record of 2 minutes 3.07 seconds Friday in the 200-meter backstroke at the Mission Viejo International Swimming Complex, Sharp made it clear that Zubero, the Spanish Olympian and world record-holder, will not have an easy time in Barcelona. "A lot of people think he's going to win," Sharp said, pausing for effect.
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August 2, 1995 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A swimming pool full of the biggest U.S. stars discovered Tuesday at the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships what it is like to fall as flat as a tortilla, ushering in a new generation of youngsters one year before the Summer Olympics. The face of U.S. swimming looked strikingly different at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena after such big-time players as Tom Jager, Melvin Stewart, Summer Sanders and Anita Nall failed to win national titles on a day of moribund performances.
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July 13, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ
After a 1988 Olympic Games in which only two Americans, Matt Biondi and Janet Evans, won individual gold medals in swimming, the United States is expected to fare better at the XXV Olympics in Barcelona. It will be interesting to see if the changes made by the governing body of the sport, U.S. Swimming Inc., including scheduling the U.S. Olympic trials four months before the Games instead of six weeks and separating the men's and women's teams, has a positive effect.
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