August 25, 2003 |
Even if the women sprinters here for track and field's world championships have tried to put Marion Jones out of their minds, it's not possible. Jones, out of competition because of the birth of a son in June, is serving here as a television commentator and was interviewed at one point Sunday on the Stade de France scoreboard screen. "The ladies are the show, obviously," she said of the 100-meter final scheduled for later in the evening, "and I can't wait to see them in a few hours."
November 14, 2002 |
That collective sigh of relief heard around women's college basketball in June came when Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Asjha Jones and Tamika Williams graduated and took their acts to the WNBA. Connecticut's quintessential quartet, along with second-team All-American guard Diana Taurasi, stormed through last season to a 39-0 record and the Huskies' third national championship. Taurasi, a junior, is the sole returning starter.
May 9, 2002 |
In the mornings, Marry Nabard Aaeen sits in a dim room with fellow female reporters, separated from the male journalists of the government-run Bakhtar news agency by a heavy curtain and a closed door. She's relegated to "women's articles" on health, food, culture and children. In the afternoons, Aaeen sits in a different room with other female reporters, but she's in charge.
December 26, 2000 |
How good was Amber Steen's cross-country season? Even the worst race for the Newport Harbor senior turned out better than last year's. Steen smashed her previous best time on every course she tried this season, from the hilly Mt. San Antonio College layout to the speedy track at Woodward Park in Fresno. She defended her Southern Section Division II title with room to spare, and finished 33 seconds faster than she did at the 1999 state finals, despite running in 45-degree weather.
November 24, 2000 |
The Fountain Valley girls' cross-country team earned a spot at the starting line for Saturday's state finals the hard way. The Barons were awarded one of six Division I at-large bids into the field of 25 at Woodward Park in Fresno, joining Esperanza and four other Southern Section teams that met a predetermined race time at the section finals Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College.
November 18, 2000 |
Natalie Stein of North Hollywood High, who single-handedly earned some respect for City Section girls' cross-country three years ago, will be heavily favored to win her second individual title when the section championships are held today at Pierce College. The meet starts at 8 a.m. with the girls' freshman-sophomore race. The girls' varsity race will be held at 9, followed by the boys' at 9:30.