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June 5, 2012
Pedro Borbon Pitcher helped Reds win 2 World Series Pedro Borbon, 65, a right-hander who pitched 10 years for the Cincinnati Reds and helped the team win back-to-back World Series titles, died of cancer Monday at his home in Pharr, Texas, his family said. A native of the Dominican Republic, Borbon was a key member of the bullpen on Cincinnati's 1975 and '76 championship teams, winning 13 games during those two seasons. He also pitched for the Angels, San Francisco and St. Louis in a 12-year career, finishing with a 69-39 record and 80 saves.
Henry Kim Wong, the Canadian volleyball player who was overcome by carbon monoxide in a San Diego hotel last week, continued his rapid improvement Tuesday, walking, showering and dressing himself with some assistance. Though a magnetic resonance image brain scan conducted Tuesday showed Wong has suffered some damage to the part of the brain that integrates motor function, hospital staff members said the 20-year-old athlete appeared to be normal except for a slowing in his facial expressions.
June 24, 2012 | By Alene Dawson, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Looking beautiful isn't the goal, but it's often a natural byproduct of the discipline, tenacity and good health required to be an Olympic champion. The beauty and fashion industries have taken note, sponsoring athletes, naming them brand ambassadors and featuring them on magazine covers, as Vogue did this month with a picture of tennis star Sabrina Williams and soccer goalie Hope Solo arm in arm with swimmer Ryan Lochte, all dressed in swimsuits and running on a sandy beach. Now that it is officially summer, we turned to some California Olympians for their thoughts on how to beat the heat and humidity that are intrinsic to their sports.
November 28, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
The former UCLA football player glistened with tough, his blade prosthetic a shiny blur as he sprinted into the Rose Bowl. This popular offensive lineman who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident 16 months ago brought the blue-clad crowd to its feet Saturday night as he led UCLA out of the locker room for the second half against Arizona State, thousands cheering the epitome of a gutty little Bruin. If only they had seen what happened next. If only they had seen their powerful Bruins symbol jog off into the deep embrace of the popular volleyball player who has been quietly carrying him through this nightmare.
August 24, 1988 | CURT HOLBREICH, Times Staff Writer
The story of Karch Kiraly begins with his father, whose own story is even better. That's not to say there is little interesting about the life of Karch Kiraly, acknowledged as the world's best volleyball player on the world's best volleyball team. It's just that even the younger Kiraly can't top the old man's journey. Becoming the best in the world at what you do is remarkable, but what Kiraly's father did in escaping the failed Hungarian revolt of 1956 at least bordered on the heroic.
November 29, 1989
Daiva Tomkus, a UCLA senior, was selected women's volleyball player of the year in the Pacific 10 Conference for the second consecutive season in a vote of coaches.
January 10, 1992
Valencia High School volleyball player Amy Tamblyn has made an oral commitment to attend Chapman. Tamblyn, a 6-foot middle blocker who probably will play outside hitter for the Panthers, was a two-time, first-team Southern Section Division 2-A selection and Orange League most valuable player.
November 13, 1986
For the second straight year, Jill Johnson of Gahr High School has been named the most valuable volleyball player in the San Gabriel Valley League. Members of the all-league team are Johnson and Linda Crowser of Gahr, Antoinette White and Laticia Kimball of Lynwood, Laura Boone of Cerritos and Tauisisii FoaFoa of Paramount.
January 16, 1992
Stanford volleyball player Kristin Klein, a graduate of Marymount High, was named college player of the year by Volleyball Monthly. UCLA's Natalie Williams was named a first-team All-American and Bruin Annett Buckner was selected freshman of the year. UCLA's Elaine Youngs made the third team and Carolyn Hueth of Pepperdine was an honorable-mention selection.
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