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August 28, 1994 | STEVE HENSON and HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rocked by an earthquake seven months ago, a group of Northridge youngsters were thwarted by Mother Nature again Saturday with a rain delay and then by sizzling fastballs as their team lost the Little League World Series to Venezuela, 4-3.
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August 27, 2000 | From Associated Press
The team from Maracaibo, Venezuela, is going home with a big haul: the Little League World Series title, after Saturday's 3-2 win over Bellaire, Texas, and an entire shipment of new bats. Only in America. Maracaibo, which arrived in central Pennsylvania with only one bat, got new ones through donations from equipment companies, and used those acquisitions to full effect. "He hasn't used that bat anymore," said Luis Sanchez, interpreting for Maracaibo Manager Eduvino Quevedo.
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SPORTS
July 6, 1992 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Today the Americas, tomorrow the world. Perhaps after that someone will find a way to inject some competition into the new world basketball order: Lithuanian citizenship for Michael Jordan? A team of its own for North Carolina? In the meantime, the Dream Team soared on, closing out the Tournament of the Americas on Sunday with a farewell squashing of Venezuela, 127-80. "I'm gonna wait for the real gold medals," Magic Johnson said when asked for his reaction.
NEWS
August 28, 1994 | STEVE HENSON and HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rocked by an earthquake seven months ago, a group of Northridge youngsters were thwarted by Mother Nature again Saturday with a rain delay and then by sizzling fastballs as their team lost the Little League World Series to Venezuela, 4-3. The squad from Maracaibo outscored Northridge in a tense game before 35,000 spectators and thousands of television viewers in Los Angeles who watched a live national broadcast that sent emotions reeling from anticipation to hope and, finally, disappointment.
NEWS
August 28, 1994 | STEVE HENSON and HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rocked by an earthquake seven months ago, a group of Northridge youngsters were thwarted by Mother Nature again Saturday with a rain delay and then by sizzling fastballs as their team lost the Little League World Series to Venezuela, 4-3. The squad from Maracaibo outscored Northridge in a tense game before 35,000 spectators and thousands of television viewers in Los Angeles who watched a live national broadcast that sent emotions reeling from anticipation to hope and, finally, disappointment.
SPORTS
July 5, 1992 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Its eyes on the prize, not to mention the airport, the U.S. basketball team will play Venezuela in the Tournament of the Americas championship today at 1:10 p.m. If recent history is a guide, the game will be effectively over by 1:45. If the United States is motivated, make that 1:15. U.S. preparations have stressed relaxation and individual leisure activity. The Americans didn't practice on Saturday's off-day, nor on Thursday's. Nor have their few workouts been difficult.
SPORTS
August 27, 2000 | From Associated Press
The team from Maracaibo, Venezuela, is going home with a big haul: the Little League World Series title, after Saturday's 3-2 win over Bellaire, Texas, and an entire shipment of new bats. Only in America. Maracaibo, which arrived in central Pennsylvania with only one bat, got new ones through donations from equipment companies, and used those acquisitions to full effect. "He hasn't used that bat anymore," said Luis Sanchez, interpreting for Maracaibo Manager Eduvino Quevedo.
SPORTS
March 27, 1992 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The streets of Caracas, Venezuela, are crowded, but the young Norteamericano could not walk them unnoticed last winter. Nearly everywhere he turned, he was met with the exuberant greetings by people who had seen the minor leaguer play. Rafaga!" they would shout. "They'd yell my name," said Chad Curtis, the young Angel outfielder, trying to imitate the awkward pronunciation attempts his Spanish-speaking fans made at his name. "Chad was the hardest.
SPORTS
August 17, 1991 | Associated Press
Armando Becker, a Venezuelan basketball player, tested positive for cocaine at the Pan American Games, a member of the technical basketball commission said Friday. Eduardo Davagnino of Peru said a coach for Venezuela confirmed that Becker had tested positive for cocaine. Orlando Mosquera, the coach, said that the Venezuelan delegation was notified by doctors from the Pan American Sports Organization about the positive test.
SPORTS
May 29, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After each of his seven professional seasons, Carlos Hernandez has flown 4,000 miles to his home in eastern Venezuela, then walked two blocks to his youth-league field. There, he asks a question of his former coach, Mario Gonzalez. The answer has never changed, but he asks anyway, "Anyone done it yet?" "No Carlos," Gonzalez replies. "You are still the only one." No one else has ever hit a baseball out of that park and into the adjacent canal more than 300 feet away.
NEWS
August 28, 1994 | STEVE HENSON and HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rocked by an earthquake seven months ago, a group of Northridge youngsters were thwarted by Mother Nature again Saturday with a rain delay and then by sizzling fastballs as their team lost the Little League World Series to Venezuela, 4-3.
SPORTS
July 6, 1992 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Today the Americas, tomorrow the world. Perhaps after that someone will find a way to inject some competition into the new world basketball order: Lithuanian citizenship for Michael Jordan? A team of its own for North Carolina? In the meantime, the Dream Team soared on, closing out the Tournament of the Americas on Sunday with a farewell squashing of Venezuela, 127-80. "I'm gonna wait for the real gold medals," Magic Johnson said when asked for his reaction.
SPORTS
July 5, 1992 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Its eyes on the prize, not to mention the airport, the U.S. basketball team will play Venezuela in the Tournament of the Americas championship today at 1:10 p.m. If recent history is a guide, the game will be effectively over by 1:45. If the United States is motivated, make that 1:15. U.S. preparations have stressed relaxation and individual leisure activity. The Americans didn't practice on Saturday's off-day, nor on Thursday's. Nor have their few workouts been difficult.
SPORTS
May 29, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After each of his seven professional seasons, Carlos Hernandez has flown 4,000 miles to his home in eastern Venezuela, then walked two blocks to his youth-league field. There, he asks a question of his former coach, Mario Gonzalez. The answer has never changed, but he asks anyway, "Anyone done it yet?" "No Carlos," Gonzalez replies. "You are still the only one." No one else has ever hit a baseball out of that park and into the adjacent canal more than 300 feet away.
SPORTS
March 27, 1992 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The streets of Caracas, Venezuela, are crowded, but the young Norteamericano could not walk them unnoticed last winter. Nearly everywhere he turned, he was met with the exuberant greetings by people who had seen the minor leaguer play. Rafaga!" they would shout. "They'd yell my name," said Chad Curtis, the young Angel outfielder, trying to imitate the awkward pronunciation attempts his Spanish-speaking fans made at his name. "Chad was the hardest.
SPORTS
August 17, 1991 | Associated Press
Armando Becker, a Venezuelan basketball player, tested positive for cocaine at the Pan American Games, a member of the technical basketball commission said Friday. Eduardo Davagnino of Peru said a coach for Venezuela confirmed that Becker had tested positive for cocaine. Orlando Mosquera, the coach, said that the Venezuelan delegation was notified by doctors from the Pan American Sports Organization about the positive test.
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