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August 9, 1992 | From Associated Press
Albert Ferrer chipped a loose ball over Polish goalkeeper Aleksander Klak in the final minute to give Spain a 3-2 victory and its first Olympic soccer gold medal Saturday night. The goal sent the crowd of 95,000 at FC Barcelona's Nou Camp Stadium, which included King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia and Juan Antonio Samaranch, International Olympic Committee president, into a flag- waving, song-singing, drum-banging frenzy.
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December 11, 2000 | From Associated Press
Even Spain's king had to cover his eyes with victory so close. Then Juan Carlos Ferrero provided the winning point, and the king joined the singing, flag-waving crowd in celebrating Spain's first Davis Cup title in the history of the event, which began in 1900. Ferrero needed almost four hours on the slow clay to defeat Lleyton Hewitt, 6-2, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4, Sunday for an insurmountable 3-1 lead over defending champion Australia in the best-of-five series.
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June 14, 1992 | DOUG CRESS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Centuries ago, Greek and Roman ships crossed the Mediterranean to do business in this tiny town, transforming Empuries into a trading stronghold that lasted nearly 800 years. But it is doubtful any cargo ever was cherished as much as that which docked Saturday night. Escorted by an armada of more than 300 sailboats and serenaded by five choirs, the Olympic flame finally arrived on Spanish soil, six years after Barcelona was awarded the 1992 Summer Games and more than 60 after it started bidding.
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July 24, 2000 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This was not the line John McEnroe wanted on his Davis Cup resume. His first year as the U.S. captain concluded with a 5-0 loss to Spain in the Davis Cup semifinals Sunday at the Real Sociedad de Tenis. This was the first time the United States lost a match, 5-0, before the finals. They have lost, 5-0, on seven other occasions, but those have always been in the Davis Cup final.
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July 2, 1992 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Miguel Chillida, an Olympic water polo player turned Barcelona lawyer, recently filed papers for an accident claim in which he was the victim. To bolster the charge that his athletic career was ruined because of an auto accident, he carried old news clippings and a certificate from the Spanish water polo federation. That was all the proof the court clerks needed. They clamored for his autograph. Chillida laughed when recounting the case of mistaken identity.
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September 24, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Bulgaria withdrew its weightlifting team from the Olympic Games Saturday with two more weight classes to be contested after a second lifter was stripped of a gold medal for taking a banned drug, officials said. The Bulgarian Olympic delegation announced the withdrawal after Angel Guenchev, the 148 1/2-pound champion, was disqualified for taking a weight-reducing diuretic.
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July 25, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than 10 years after it was constructed, Montjuic Stadium stood ready to greet 5,000 athletes to the People's Olympics, an alternative for socialist countries to the 1936 Summer Olympics that would be held later that year in fascist Germany. But on the morning of the opening ceremony, for which 20,000 tickets had been sold, a water polo player from the Spanish national team, Carlos Pardo, arrived at the stadium to find the gates locked.
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November 26, 1991 | DOUG CRESS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Please, never lose your smile. --Letter from Jose Luis Manjavacas, Madrid. The letters began arriving at the offices of El Mundo Deportivo, a newspaper here, almost two weeks ago, from Valencia and Cadiz and Madrid, and an executive secretary said she lost count around 500. There might be 1,000 now, she said. Most of the letters are in Spanish, although a few include English phrases, such as, "You're the best" and "One on one."
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May 9, 1991 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The dream--to wear the purple and gold of the Lakers--isn't unique among boys who grow up in Southern California. But Steve Trumbo put it in writing at an early age. In a letter to the team penned in early elementary school scrawl, Trumbo promised that he would someday make people forget "Mr. Clutch," "Wilt the Stilt" and "the Big O." Oh, yeah, and he'd sign autographs for anyone who asked. But unlike most schoolboys, Trumbo got several shots at his dream.
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September 24, 1999 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are the new star power brokers in golf, and guess what? You have to wait all the way until this morning to see Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia tee it up against each other in the Ryder Cup. This is what everybody has been salivating over since, oh, about the last month, when Woods and Garcia got together at the PGA Championship in a wonderful matchup of 23-year-old established superstar (Woods) and 19-year-old superstar on training wheels (Garcia).
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July 24, 2000 | LISA DILLMAN
In reality, there was the potential for two interesting stories here after the injured Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi withdrew from this Davis Cup semifinal between the United States and Spain. * 1. U.S. captain John McEnroe could make headline news by pulling himself out of Davis Cup retirement, stepping on the court again and playing doubles. * 2. McEnroe could cause an international incident and make headline news by stepping out of line and insulting some official or minor celebrity.
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June 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
Alex Corretja and Albert Costa, angry they were not seeded at Wimbledon, pulled out of the tournament Sunday to protest preferential seedings given to strong grass-court players. They withdrew on the eve of the tournament and 90 minutes after holding a news conference with Tim Phillips, chairman of the All England Club, and Mark Miles, chief executive officer of the ATP tour. Phillips said the club would not fine them.
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September 24, 1999 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are the new star power brokers in golf, and guess what? You have to wait all the way until this morning to see Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia tee it up against each other in the Ryder Cup. This is what everybody has been salivating over since, oh, about the last month, when Woods and Garcia got together at the PGA Championship in a wonderful matchup of 23-year-old established superstar (Woods) and 19-year-old superstar on training wheels (Garcia).
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June 9, 1998
BULGARIA * World Cup Record: Played 23, won three, lost 13, tied seven, goals for 21, goals against46. * Best Finish: Fourth place, 1994. * 1994 Showing: Lost to Sweden in the third-place game. * Coach: Hristo Bonev. One of the greatest players in Bulgarian history, with 47 goals in 96 games for his country. Pity he can't suit up now. * Players to Watch: Zdravko Zdravkov, Trifon Ivanov, Krassimir Balakov, Hristo Stoichkov, Emil Kostadinov.
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October 5, 1997 | From Reuters
Princess Cristina of Spain married Olympic handball star Inaki Urdangarin on Saturday in a glittering ceremony at a Gothic cathedral that was witnessed by royalty and a worldwide television audience of more than 1 billion. The marriage of Urdangarin, 29, and Cristina, 32, the younger daughter of King Juan Carlos I, was carefully orchestrated to show off the position that the monarchy has carved out for itself in Spain, where the royals are widely admired for their modest, down-to-earth style.
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December 27, 1995 | JON GARCIA
The players on north Huntington Beach's 13- and 14-year-old boys' soccer team were thrilled when, for the second year in a row, they took second place in Mexico's international soccer tournament. They were even more excited when head coach Dave Weston told them that their performance this fall earned them an invitation to the 28th international youth soccer tournament, set for Barcelona, Spain, in June. "These are the most dedicated kids.
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June 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
Alex Corretja and Albert Costa, angry they were not seeded at Wimbledon, pulled out of the tournament Sunday to protest preferential seedings given to strong grass-court players. They withdrew on the eve of the tournament and 90 minutes after holding a news conference with Tim Phillips, chairman of the All England Club, and Mark Miles, chief executive officer of the ATP tour. Phillips said the club would not fine them.
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June 9, 1998
BULGARIA * World Cup Record: Played 23, won three, lost 13, tied seven, goals for 21, goals against46. * Best Finish: Fourth place, 1994. * 1994 Showing: Lost to Sweden in the third-place game. * Coach: Hristo Bonev. One of the greatest players in Bulgarian history, with 47 goals in 96 games for his country. Pity he can't suit up now. * Players to Watch: Zdravko Zdravkov, Trifon Ivanov, Krassimir Balakov, Hristo Stoichkov, Emil Kostadinov.
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July 30, 1994 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The blow knocked Pau Coll down. He was dizzy. He was in pain. He was in heaven. Coll had played soccer all his life, understandable because he had grown up in Spain. But then he got a chance to go to another part of the world, and his own world was never the same. Coll went to the United States for one year of high school as an exchange student, winding up in Texas near Amarillo. Much as soccer is the closest thing to religion in Europe, such is the case with football in Texas.
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July 29, 1994 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They have traveled thousands of miles, across a continent and an ocean and then into Europe, moving nine hours ahead in time. But still, they can't get away from the Feud. It has followed the Raiders and the Denver Broncos here to the Mediterranean shore of Spain, where they'll open their NFL exhibition season Sunday in American Bowl '94. The Raiders and the Broncos don't like each other. Plain and simple.
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