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August 19, 1995
Gwen Torrence referred to herself as a "champion of champions" after her disqualification in the 200-meter dash at the World Championships. She also said that winning the 200 had less glory than winning the 100. Gwen was insulted that Merlene Ottey accused her of cheating and upset that she had to explain the accusation to her 5-year-old son. Does she realize that all of the 100-meter finalists at the Barcelona Olympics probably felt the same way...
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SPORTS
April 24, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
SAN ANTONIO - - Maybe Kobe Bryant should go back to tweeting during games. Maybe Metta World Peace should try harder to get in touch with the Dalai Lama. Maybe the Lakers' injuries will finally recede, because they're quickly running out of backcourt players. The sky continued to fall amid too many maybes Wednesday, the Lakers losing to the San Antonio Spurs, 102-91, in Game 2 of their first-round Western Conference series. BOX SCORE: Spurs 102, Lakers 91 Then they lined up in the trainer's room, seemingly one by one. Steve Blake will get an ultrasound exam Thursday after sustaining a strained right hamstring on a fourth-quarter drive.
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SPORTS
November 2, 1991
Mike Downey (Oct. 28) is a sore loser. Hey, Mike, why don't we change the rules in baseball, too? Every pitch will be a ball, unless the batter swings. Or how about basketball? A basket is a basket, a miss is a miss. Let the shooter and the defender do whatever they want in between. Grow up, Mike. To suggest that the rules of football should be changed, just because your team lost, is pretty childish. MATT RUDDELL Montclair
SCIENCE
March 12, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
Losers, also-rans, the 99% and underachievers may have reason to cheer. Winning an Emmy, a presidential election or a spot in the baseball Hall of Fame does not mean you live longer and better, according to a new study. Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health compared baseball Hall of Fame inductees, Emmy Award winners and former presidents and vice presidents with their losing adversaries and found that their heightened socioeconomic status didn't confer a great advantage for longevity and health.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1993
Enough already: Comments on Jan. 3 by political analyst William Schneider and columnists Michael Kinsley and Elliott Abrams on Bush's pardon of Caspar Weinberger are nothing but hogwash and redundant rhetoric. Weinberger was pardoned for supposedly having lied to Congress. Big deal! Congress has been lying to the American public as long as I can remember. What makes it so special? As to special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh's declamations, he is just a sore loser. After spending $30 million of our tax dollars in lawyer fees, free meals and free rides home without producing substantial results, he'll just have to go to work and earn his keep like the rest of us. HENDRIK C. GILLEBAARD Laguna Beach
SPORTS
March 12, 1994
To all who criticize Paul Pilkington for having the audacity to win the L.A. Marathon, shame on you! The race officials paid him to run a five-minute-mile pace in order to ensure a quick winning time. He did just that, for the entire race, yet no runner chose to challenge him. And to the sore loser, Mr. Barzaghi, if you want to run your own pace, fine, but in a race, the victory goes to the best competitor. Besides, why have a rabbit in the race in the first place, if none of the runners will run alongside him because they assume he's going to drop out?
SPORTS
November 30, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Eric Hartsburg, the pro wrestler who got the Mitt Romney logo tattooed on his face for $15,000, has decided to have the tattoo removed. "I had a little change of heart," he said Friday. Hartsburg went on to say that Romney's recent comment that President Obama was re-elected because he gave "gifts" to women, minorities and college students made him change his mind. "I could deal with being a part of a losing campaign, but to still stand behind Gov. Romney with the positions he's taken post-election with the blame game instead," Hartsburg said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1997
Re "Lott Calls Clinton 'Spoiled Brat' Over GOP Tax-Cut Plan," June 16: So gridlock and fighting like children in the Senate isn't enough anymore, now we need to add name-calling to the mix. Well if that's the case, then it's time to call Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) the appropriate name: crybaby. It is unfathomable to me that a member of government can allow partisan feelings to extend to name-calling of an American institution, the presidency of the United States. The Republicans should come right out and admit their tax relief is designed for the affluent rather than trying to disguise it as help for all Americans and then take it to the American public for support.
SPORTS
October 8, 1986 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
The instant replay controversy arising from last Sunday's Raider-Chief game wasn't enough? Now it has company. Coach John Mackovic of the Chiefs charged Tuesday that the Raiders had deliberately tried to injure his players. At his weekly press conference in Kansas City, he showed film from Sunday's game and two previous meetings, which he said proved his assertion. "No question about it," Mackovic said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1998
It is a sad commentary indeed that far-right voters in the 46th Congressional District could find no one other than Bob Dornan to carry their flag into the November election. Dornan handily dispatched two other very qualified candidates by showering his district with misleading mailings about two qualified candidates and his threats to run as a write-in if he lost. Voters know how Dornan redefined the term sore loser in 1996 by accusing Catholic nuns and all Hispanics of vote fraud.
SPORTS
November 30, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Eric Hartsburg, the pro wrestler who got the Mitt Romney logo tattooed on his face for $15,000, has decided to have the tattoo removed. "I had a little change of heart," he said Friday. Hartsburg went on to say that Romney's recent comment that President Obama was re-elected because he gave "gifts" to women, minorities and college students made him change his mind. "I could deal with being a part of a losing campaign, but to still stand behind Gov. Romney with the positions he's taken post-election with the blame game instead," Hartsburg said.
SPORTS
February 8, 2011 | By Helene Elliott
Goaltending has been the most stable aspect of the Ducks' up-and-down season. But their goaltending situation changed several times Tuesday, when Jonas Hiller was put on injured reserve a few hours after newly signed Ray Emery cleared waivers and was assigned to Syracuse of the American Hockey League. The injured-reserve designation for Hiller, who ranks among the NHL leaders with a .925 save percentage, 25 wins and four shutouts, is retroactive to last Thursday. He has complained of dizziness and lightheadedness since he returned from the All-Star game, where he was struck twice in the mask.
SPORTS
March 25, 2009 | HELENE ELLIOTT
It's starting to feel like the good old days, when the rivalry between Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding became a sordid soap opera that launched figure skating into a golden era. No knees have been clubbed in the battle between 2007 men's world champion Brian Joubert of France and up-and-coming Canadian Patrick Chan, but words as sharp as skate blades reignited the eternal debate between athleticism and artistry before the men's competition begins today at the World Figure Skating Championships.
WORLD
July 7, 2006 | Marla Dickerson, Times Staff Writer
Maria Gutierrez couldn't contain her outrage. After a night of watching election coverage of polling station tallies that gave her candidate, leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a slim lead into the wee hours of Thursday, she awoke to find her worst fears confirmed. Conservative Felipe Calderon had moved ahead, winning the official count by less than 1%. Gutierrez was convinced the fix was in.
SPORTS
July 7, 2005 | Sarah Price Brown and Achrene Sicakyuz, Times Staff Writers
Tension mounted Wednesday afternoon in Trafalgar Square, where thousands gathered to find out whether London would host the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. "I'm so nervous, I feel like I'm standing on the track again," two-time Olympic gold medal winner Kelly Holmes said from a stage facing the crowd. "This is worse than being on the track," silver medalist Steve Cram said. "At least you're in control there. You have no control over this." As the clock ticked toward 12:46 p.m.
MAGAZINE
August 8, 2004
The sense of purpose that propelled Max Cleland into a life of politics after his devastating Vietnam War wounds ("The Democrats' 'Poster Boy,' " by Mark Z. Barabak, July 18), his fury at the policies of the current administration, and the attacks on his Senate record by Republicans bring to mind the old feel-good refrain that I now paraphrase: I was sad because I had no legs, until I met men who had no . . . scruples. Avie Hern Los Angeles Cleland is a crybaby.
SPORTS
February 8, 2011 | By Helene Elliott
Goaltending has been the most stable aspect of the Ducks' up-and-down season. But their goaltending situation changed several times Tuesday, when Jonas Hiller was put on injured reserve a few hours after newly signed Ray Emery cleared waivers and was assigned to Syracuse of the American Hockey League. The injured-reserve designation for Hiller, who ranks among the NHL leaders with a .925 save percentage, 25 wins and four shutouts, is retroactive to last Thursday. He has complained of dizziness and lightheadedness since he returned from the All-Star game, where he was struck twice in the mask.
SCIENCE
March 12, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
Losers, also-rans, the 99% and underachievers may have reason to cheer. Winning an Emmy, a presidential election or a spot in the baseball Hall of Fame does not mean you live longer and better, according to a new study. Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health compared baseball Hall of Fame inductees, Emmy Award winners and former presidents and vice presidents with their losing adversaries and found that their heightened socioeconomic status didn't confer a great advantage for longevity and health.
NEWS
October 17, 1999 | BEVERLY BEYETTE
OK, baby Nevic, you win. We concede you the title of 6 billionth human on Earth, even though there's something a bit cloying and self-serving about this stunt pulled by the United Nations. So U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan just happened to be in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Tuesday when your mother, Fatima, gave birth at a Sarajevo hospital. And you just happened to arrive at 12:02 a.m., Sarajevo time, on the very day (Oct. 12) the U.N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1998
It is a sad commentary indeed that far-right voters in the 46th Congressional District could find no one other than Bob Dornan to carry their flag into the November election. Dornan handily dispatched two other very qualified candidates by showering his district with misleading mailings about two qualified candidates and his threats to run as a write-in if he lost. Voters know how Dornan redefined the term sore loser in 1996 by accusing Catholic nuns and all Hispanics of vote fraud.
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