June 17, 1992 |
Some wanna-be athletes whose entries for the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in New Orleans this weekend were rejected have amazing credentials--if you believe them. One man claimed he lost 200 pounds and could run the 200 meters faster than Michael Johnson, the top U.S. runner. "The guy came into the office and told us he'd been working out and lost 200 pounds getting ready for the trials," said Carolyn Viator, who helped process 2,079 entries. "I believed that--he looked good.
November 27, 1993 |
"Failure waits for all who stay with some success made yesterday. Tomorrow you must try once more and even harder than before." --John Wooden, "They Call Me Coach" Jamie Oenning loves quotes. They're written on pieces of paper spread throughout her house. She especially likes the motivational ones. They define her as much as anything. John Wooden's is her favorite.
November 11, 1987 |
The Chicago Bulls made a number of changes this season designed to take some of the burden off Michael Jordan. They brought in veteran center Artis Gilmore to add rebounding strength and added two promising rookies, Scottie Pippin and Horace Grant. One thing remains the same. When the going gets tough, Jordan takes charge. Although Dominique Wilkins won the individual scoring battle with Jordan Tuesday night at Atlanta, Jordan led the Bulls to a 105-95 victory over the cold-shooting Hawks.
April 1, 2003 |
It's Monday night, and we're about 45 minutes from the Lakers' game against Memphis, and who knows anymore how these guys are going to play? We're only one evening removed from the Lakers' tank job against Seattle -- a team that won't make the playoffs, and at a time when the Lakers need every victory to sneak into postseason play with the home-court advantage in the first round.
June 30, 1997 |
Celebrating the team's fifth NBA championship, Chicago Bull Luc Longley bounces his chest off Scottie Pippin's. Brian Williams punches Jason Caffey's stomach. Clenched fists are knocked all around. Menfolk greet each other with a whack, a headlock or the ever weird noogie. Whatever happened to a handshake? Fuhgedaboutit. Pounding on a pal is a more manly way to express emotion.
October 3, 1993 |
When he stopped off in New York for a day between trips to the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, Robert De Niro was within sight of a goal he has contemplated for years: a directing career. He had just returned from Italy, where his directorial debut film, "A Bronx Tale," had been greeted with a five-minute standing ovation and accolades in the press. The U.S. trades were also kind: Variety's critic hailed "A Bronx Tale" as "a 'GoodFellas' with heart . . . a very satisfying directorial debut."