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June 29, 1988 | United Press International
New Sweden, the surprise boat of the 12-meter World Championship, Tuesday moved closer to a berth in the final by getting its fourth straight victory after two days of semifinal matchups. The Swedes defeated both entries from Australia, Kookaburra III and Steak'n Kidney. The most important victory was against previously undefeated Kookaburra III. New Sweden took advantage of light winds.
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August 29, 2000 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a defenseman for the Kings and member of his country's teams in Olympic and world championship competition, Mattias Norstrom is a hero in Sweden. He's used to seeing his picture in newspapers in Stockholm. But not like this. Not reading that his future in international play, and those of Edmonton goalie Tommy Salo and Toronto rookie Mikael Hakansson, are in doubt. On Aug.
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May 15, 1990
Loyola Marymount forward Per Stumer, the Lions' second-leading rebounder each of the last two seasons, will not return for his senior season. A native of Sweden, he is expected to play professionally in Europe as well as for the Swedish national team.
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January 19, 2000
Magic Johnson scored 30 points Tuesday and his Swedish team, Magic M7, defeated the Sundsvall Dragons, 108-93, in a Swedish Basketball League exhibition. Johnson, 40, had 11 assists and scored seven points in the first 2 1/2 minutes. Spectators gasped when Johnson was cut near the eyebrow 10 minutes into the first half and was led into the locker room, but he came back out shortly with a bandage and resumed playing.
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February 17, 1998 | MIKE PENNER
If you can't beat 'em, naturalize 'em. (And then notify the Swedes and the International Ice Hockey Federation and see if you can maneuver your way into a more favorable quarterfinal matchup.) That is what it has come down to for Dream Team USA as it sadly teeters on the brink of elimination in this Olympic men's hockey tournament.
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December 1, 1997 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Snow fell lightly overnight and blanketed this city in a pretty, white coverlet. Church bells pealed on a sleepy Sunday morning and everywhere Swedes in this prosperous city went about their business. No doubt there are few in the U.S. Davis Cup delegation who will remember Goteborg with anything other than a shudder. Three times a highly touted U.S. team has come here and three times the trip has ended in frustration. This one was the worst. The Swedes won, 5-0, humiliating a team that had No.
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November 30, 1997 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The rampant hubris that so often propels American tennis players to great heights has brought the U.S. Davis Cup team crashing to earth once again. All of the talent and breeding brimming from the team that assembled two of the best singles players in the world to face a modest and self-effacing group of Swedes--all that crumbled as it so often has. Sweden took its 2-0 lead, won the doubles Saturday, and clinched its sixth Davis Cup title, 3-0.
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June 17, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
English fans were barred from beer-and-games tents for tonight's England-Sweden soccer game in Stockholm after a third night of violence among English and Swedish youths. Authorities said only low-alcohol beer will be sold at the tents until after the game in an effort to prevent more trouble in the European soccer championships.
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February 19, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
The International Ice Hockey Federation refused U.S. hockey officials' request that Swedish forward Mats Naslund be suspended for the rest of the Olympic hockey tournament as punishment for checking and injuring defenseman Greg Brown during the United States' 3-3 tie with Sweden on Monday. "We received the referee's report," IIHF Secretary General Jan-Ake Edvinsson said Tuesday. "Naslund got a five-minute penalty and a game (misconduct). There will be no further action.
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February 8, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
U.S. hockey Coach Dave Peterson said his team "is not trying to play an overly aggressive style," despite complaints from Swedish Olympic Coach Conny Evensson that the United States was more rugged than necessary in a 3-2 exhibition victory over Sweden on Wednesday in Chamonix. "The Swedish coach will sit here and tell you it was the most physical game ever played," Peterson said. "I understand the Swedish press said we knocked out Bengt Gustafsson's teeth.
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May 13, 1998 | RICH ROBERTS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With a big lead and the North Atlantic standing between EF Language and overall victory in the Whitbread Round the World sailing race, skipper Paul Cayard had a decision to make: Sail a safe southerly route or take the shortest course, north into the ice fields that claimed the Titanic 86 years ago. "The cost in terms of time to avoid the ice is six hours," he said via e-mail from his boat last weekend. "Too much in racing terms.
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February 17, 1998 | MIKE PENNER
If you can't beat 'em, naturalize 'em. (And then notify the Swedes and the International Ice Hockey Federation and see if you can maneuver your way into a more favorable quarterfinal matchup.) That is what it has come down to for Dream Team USA as it sadly teeters on the brink of elimination in this Olympic men's hockey tournament.
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February 17, 1998 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Olympic hockey tournament was on the verge of chaos on the eve of the quarterfinal round because of the International Ice Hockey Federation's decision to expel Swedish defensemen Ulf Samuelsson due to passport problems, but not to penalize his team. The IIHF deviated from its bylaws by voting merely to ban Samuelsson, who under Swedish law had forfeited his Swedish citizenship by getting a U.S. passport and thus was ineligible.
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February 10, 1998 | Reuters
Hosts Japan upset Sweden in the men's curling tournament, while Canada and Switzerland moved to the top of the standings with their second consecutive victories. Japan needed an extra end for a 6-5 victory over Switzerland, one of the favorites to win a medal in the eight-team tournament in Kuruizawa, about 50 miles from Nagano. In another other game, Norway beat Germany 7-5.
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January 25, 1998 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In its first international soccer game of this World Cup year, the United States used a dull blade to dispose of Sweden, 1-0, Saturday in front of a yawning throng of 12,773 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. That the U.S. team won at all was due only to a fine piece of opportunism by Joe-Max Moore and cool bit of finishing by Roy Wegerle in the game's second minute. The remaining 88 minutes were testimony to just how dreary soccer can be when the players lack both passion and commitment.
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December 1, 1997 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Snow fell lightly overnight and blanketed this city in a pretty, white coverlet. Church bells pealed on a sleepy Sunday morning and everywhere Swedes in this prosperous city went about their business. No doubt there are few in the U.S. Davis Cup delegation who will remember Goteborg with anything other than a shudder. Three times a highly touted U.S. team has come here and three times the trip has ended in frustration. This one was the worst. The Swedes won, 5-0, humiliating a team that had No.
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February 17, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They have already tested their defense, their goaltending and their nerves. Tonight, the members of the U.S. Olympic hockey team will test their limits. First place in Pool A and a potentially easy quarterfinal game Tuesday against 11th-seeded France will be the prize when the American and Swedish teams, the tournament's last undefeated teams, face off tonight at the Olympic Arena.
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September 17, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Magnus Gustafsson, a member of the Swedish team that will face the United States in the Davis Cup semifinals at Minneapolis on Sept. 25-27, twisted an ankle during Tuesday's workout at Bastad, Sweden, and might have to go to Germany to see a doctor if the injury does not heal. Christian Bergstrom will be the substitute if Gustafsson's condition does not improve.
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November 30, 1997 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The rampant hubris that so often propels American tennis players to great heights has brought the U.S. Davis Cup team crashing to earth once again. All of the talent and breeding brimming from the team that assembled two of the best singles players in the world to face a modest and self-effacing group of Swedes--all that crumbled as it so often has. Sweden took its 2-0 lead, won the doubles Saturday, and clinched its sixth Davis Cup title, 3-0.
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September 4, 1997 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
IKEAgate was a scandal that appeared to have legs--teak or oak, bleached or unvarnished--but that was before the IOC started asking questions and the Stockholm 2004 Olympic bid committee provided the right answers. As bribery allegations go, it was inspired while it lasted, supposedly involving gifts of free build-it-yourself Swedish furniture to IOC voters in exchange for favorable consideration of Stockholm in Friday's election to determine the 2004 Summer Olympic host city.
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