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February 20, 1989 | Associated Press
Hector Marinaro scored his second goal 4:44 into sudden death overtime Sunday and the Lazers ended a two-game losing streak by defeating the Baltimore Blast, 6-5, in a Major Indoor Soccer League game at Baltimore. Goalkeeper Kris Peat made 23 saves as the Lazers (15-15) ended Baltimore's three-game winning streak.
The game was so good that you didn't want it to end, and toward the end you began to wonder if it would. With just more than a minute remaining in the third sudden-death overtime period, the water polo thriller between Rosary, ranked fourth in Orange County, and No. 1 Irvine finally did end.
January 28, 1990 | BUD GREENSPAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: B ud Greenspan is a producer-director of documentary sports films
Aren't the 1990s the time for pro football to accept reality? I'm talking about the loaded cannon called sudden death. The Ram victory over the New York Giants in the playoffs was the day NFL executives had hoped would never come. The pros, for too many years, have attempted to gain a winner after regulation play ends in a tie with sudden death, or, to those who see the glass half full, sudden life.
September 15, 1993
Eric Matthews scored from about eight meters 20 seconds into sudden death to give Brea-Olinda a 9-8 victory over Santa Ana Valley in a nonleague water polo game Tuesday at Brea. The score was tied, 7-7, at the end of regulation and Brea went ahead, 8-7, on a goal from Tucker Lowe at 1 minute 54 seconds into overtime. Santa Ana Valley's Freddie Rodriguez tied it with 38 seconds left in overtime, forcing sudden death. Lowe and Tad Murphy had three goals each for Brea.
May 7, 1997 | RANDY HARVEY
In novels such as "Black Knight in Red Square" and "Death of a Dissident," mystery writer Stuart Kaminsky created a Russian Columbo, a war-wounded, barrel-chested detective named Porfiry Rostnikov who solves crimes in Moscow. It's time for Kaminsky to write another novel, this one assigning Rostnikov to the intriguing but potentially deadly case of Russian ice hockey. It would take a book to even begin to sort out who's behind the murders, kidnapping and extortion.
April 10, 2002 | From Associated Press
Two new studies show people who eat substantial amounts of oily fish are greatly protected from sudden, unexpected death, a common condition usually caused by severely abnormal heart rhythms. The studies--which both draw their conclusions from long-term observation of tens of thousands of people--greatly bolster the evidence that eating fish regularly can have major health benefits. While most of earlier studies focused on men, one of the new studies demonstrates fish's benefit in women.
October 23, 1985
Tim Hedrick scored with 33 seconds remaining in the first sudden-death overtime period Tuesday to lift the Cerritos College water polo team to a 10-9 win over Cypress in a South Coast Conference match played in the Chargers' pool at Cypress. Each team scored in the first two overtime periods, Garth Maijala giving Cypress a 9-8 lead with 1:30 left in the first and Matt Hohne pulling Cerritos even, 9-9, with 1:59 left in the second.
November 8, 1986
The Harvard High water polo team fell just short in its attempt to make school history Friday afternoon at Harvard. The Saracens, who had never advanced past the second round of the Southern Section playoffs, lost, 11-10, to fourth-ranked Redondo in sudden-death overtime. Redondo scored the winning goal at the 2:39 mark of the second overtime period to win the second-round 2-A playoff match. Harvard took a 10-9 lead in the first overtime period following a goal by two-meter man John Mandel.
July 22, 1986 | Associated Press
An athlete, or anyone else, who begins using cocaine has a chance to quit before he travels a one-way street to self-destruction, but a Washington physician says that the trip doesn't take as long to complete as one would believe. There are no hard and fast rules as to when one becomes an addict, and that, Dr. Edward A. Rankin believes, is part of the problem.
November 30, 1996 | From Washington Post
The issue of tied games has triggered a public battle between Joao Havelange, president of FIFA, soccer's world organizing body, and Michel Platini, chief organizer of the 1998 World Cup in France. Platini wants to settle ties by sudden death, while Havelange long has advocated playing extra time all the way through before going to penalty kicks. What sparked this new controversy was Havelange's statement in Rio de Janeiro last week that sudden death won't be used, period, in World Cup '98.
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