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February 3, 2001 | Associated Press
Stacy Dragila took center stage at the Millrose Games Friday night, and performed like the star of the show should, breaking her world indoor pole vault record. Dragila, winner of the first women's Olympic pole vault title in Sydney, soared 15 feet 2 1/4 inches on her second try, breaking the mark of 15-1 3/4 she set last year in the USA Championships in Atlanta. The record performance also matched the outdoor mark she set last year.
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May 20, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Stacy Dragila hopes her days of limping down the runway are over. Nearly a year after right Achilles surgery, the pioneer of the women's pole vault is in the early stages of a comeback. Her goal is the 2008 Beijing Olympics. "I've been oiling my joints pretty good, so there's no rust," she said, laughing. At 36, Dragila remains the biggest American name in the pole vault, having propelled the event to new heights when few women dared even to try it.
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July 4, 2000 | SHAV GLICK
Borrowing a page from the TV show "Survivor," ESPN.com asked Internet surfers to vote for what sports personality--from a list of six--they most likely would vote off their island. Boxing's Mike Tyson collected 43,464 votes, nearly half the total. Second was another boxing figure, wild-haired promoter Don King, followed by Atlanta Brave pitcher John Rocker, basketball commentator Bill Walton and Indiana basketball Coach Bob Knight. Laker Coach Phil Jackson got 3,400 votes, finishing sixth.
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August 22, 2004 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
The shoe didn't fit, but defending women's Olympic pole vault champion Stacy Dragila wore it anyway. And because she was uncomfortable in new footwear designed for her by Nike -- shoes she had praised at a news conference earlier this week -- she injured her Achilles' tendons and couldn't jump, thereby missing an important element of her workouts. That, in turn, led to her elimination Saturday in the qualifying round of the event she has done so much to promote and advance.
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May 20, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Stacy Dragila hopes her days of limping down the runway are over. Nearly a year after right Achilles surgery, the pioneer of the women's pole vault is in the early stages of a comeback. Her goal is the 2008 Beijing Olympics. "I've been oiling my joints pretty good, so there's no rust," she said, laughing. At 36, Dragila remains the biggest American name in the pole vault, having propelled the event to new heights when few women dared even to try it.
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August 22, 2004 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
The shoe didn't fit, but defending women's Olympic pole vault champion Stacy Dragila wore it anyway. And because she was uncomfortable in new footwear designed for her by Nike -- shoes she had praised at a news conference earlier this week -- she injured her Achilles' tendons and couldn't jump, thereby missing an important element of her workouts. That, in turn, led to her elimination Saturday in the qualifying round of the event she has done so much to promote and advance.
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February 3, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Miscellany Stacy Dragila, winner of the first women's Olympic pole vault title in Sydney, soared 15 feet 2 1/4 inches on her second try at the Millrose Games in New York, breaking the world indoor record of 15-1 3/4 she set last year in the USA Championships. The record performance also matched the outdoor mark she set last year. Florida's C.J.
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March 17, 2003 | From Associated Press
Tyree Washington started it all with a victory in the 400 meters. He ended it by anchoring the 1,600-meter relay team to victory. During a 2 1/2-hour span Sunday, the United States won seven gold medals and 10 medals overall at the World Indoor Championships, including Washington's win over defending champion Daniel Caines of Britain in the 400 in 45.34. In all, the Americans finished the three-day meet with 17 medals, including a championship-record 10 gold, three silver and four bronze. The U.
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July 26, 2004 | From Associated Press
Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva broke the world record in the women's pole vault Sunday, clearing 16 feet, 1/2-inch at the Norwich Union International meet. Isinbayeva's record broke the previous mark of 16 feet by compatriot Svetlana Feofanova on July 4 at Iraklion, Greece. That broke Isinbayeva's record of 15-11 3/4 set in England on June 27. "It's crazy, it's amazing, it's fantastic," a giggling Isinbayeva said. "England is a lucky country for me," she said.
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February 5, 2005 | From Associated Press
Alan Webb never had a chance. The American sensation lined up for the featured Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games on Friday night, hoping he could keep up with No. 1-ranked Bernard Lagat of Kenya. No chance. Lagat took the lead with five laps to go, then cruised to victory in 3 minutes 52.87 seconds, setting a meet and Madison Square Garden record. Laban Rotich was second in 4:00.33, and Webb finished third in 4:00.91.
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February 3, 2001 | Associated Press
Stacy Dragila took center stage at the Millrose Games Friday night, and performed like the star of the show should, breaking her world indoor pole vault record. Dragila, winner of the first women's Olympic pole vault title in Sydney, soared 15 feet 2 1/4 inches on her second try, breaking the mark of 15-1 3/4 she set last year in the USA Championships in Atlanta. The record performance also matched the outdoor mark she set last year.
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July 4, 2000 | SHAV GLICK
Borrowing a page from the TV show "Survivor," ESPN.com asked Internet surfers to vote for what sports personality--from a list of six--they most likely would vote off their island. Boxing's Mike Tyson collected 43,464 votes, nearly half the total. Second was another boxing figure, wild-haired promoter Don King, followed by Atlanta Brave pitcher John Rocker, basketball commentator Bill Walton and Indiana basketball Coach Bob Knight. Laker Coach Phil Jackson got 3,400 votes, finishing sixth.
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September 22, 2000
A guest list of sports figures to be featured on TV and radio from today through Thursday: * Jerry Jones --"The Last Word With Jim Rome," tonight, 6:30 and 11:30, Fox Sports Net * Lou Holtz --"College Football Saturday," Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Fox Sports Net * Kevin Garnett, Antonio McDyess, Sparks' DeLisha Milton --"NBA Inside Stuff," Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Channel 4 * Ray Durham (guest host) --"This Week in Baseball," 12:30 p.m.
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August 26, 2004 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
He clipped the third and fourth hurdles and smashed the fifth one, flailing at every step of his second-round heat in the 110-meter hurdles. So it was only a matter of time until the hurdles overcame Allen Johnson, instead of Johnson surmounting them. And after bashing into the ninth hurdle Wednesday, he fell ingloriously to the track beneath the last hurdle, face-down but able to see his chance at a second gold medal passing him by.
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