September 23, 2000
For complete coverage of the Sydney Olympics, including audio commentary from Times columnist Bill Plaschke, photo galleries and up-to-the-minute stories and results, go to http://www.latimes.com/olympics. Among stories that will be available this morning from Sydney: * Men's basketball, New Zealand vs. United States * Baseball, Cuba vs. United States * Softball, Italy vs. United States * Men's water polo, Croatia vs.
June 21, 1996 |
With the world's top players participating, the women's portion of the FIVB beach volleyball tournament in Hermosa Beach this weekend figures to be a preview of the Olympics. The top U.S. team of Holly McPeak and Nancy Reno is seeded second behind Brazilians Jackie Silva and Sandra Pires. Silva and Pires have won the first two FIVB tournaments of the 1996 season, in Macelo and Recife, Brazil. McPeak and Reno defeated Silva-Pires in the final of this event last year. America's No.
September 25, 2000 |
Australia's Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst upgraded their bronze to gold. Cheered by a frenzied crowd at Bondi Beach, Cook and Pottharst came from behind twice today to defeat Brazil's Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede, 12-11, 12-10, to win the gold medal in beach volleyball. The bronze medalists from the first Olympic beach volleyball competition in 1996 delighted the dancing, screaming throng with inspired play, diving for every shot and finally overcoming the Brazilian world champions.
June 23, 1996 |
The talk at the FIVB international volleyball tournament Saturday in Hermosa Beach was about chemistry. Specifically, the lack of chemistry that exists between Holly McPeak and Nancy Reno, the top U.S. team which is seeded second in this event. McPeak and Reno earned the country's automatic Olympic berth earlier this year, but the team split for three events--one in April, two in May--and recently reunited. They've been inconsistent since reuniting three weeks ago.
May 8, 2000 |
It's one of the best parties in town, where the music raises the roof, the applause pours out like love and tears flow like redemption. But as Sheryl Lee Ralph, founder of the AIDS fund-raiser "Divas: Simply Singing!," said at Saturday night's 10th annual event, this is one party she would have preferred never to host. Still, she and her fellow divas keep singing--to keep alive the memories of the friends they've lost and to keep hope alive for the rest of us.
September 25, 2000
BEACH VOLLEYBALL Women * Gold--Australia (Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst); Silver--Brazil (Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede); Bronze--Brazil (Sandra Pires and Adriana Samuel) DIVING Women, Platform * Gold--Laura Wilkinson, The Woodlands, Texas; Silver--Li Na, China; Bronze--Anne Montminy, Canada FENCING Men, Team Sabre * Gold--Russia (Serguei Charikov; Alexei Frossine; Stanislav Pozdniakov); Silver--France (Mathieu Gourdain; Julien Pillet; Damien Touya; Cedric Seguin); Bronze--Germany (Dennis