August 2, 1996 |
Few semifinal victories have ever set off a celebration like Yugoslavia's 66-58 victory over Lithuania, which guaranteed Yugoslavia at least a silver medal in the men's Olympic basketball tournament. Yugoslavia (7-0) will face the United States for the gold medal Saturday. "The Dream Team is the 99.9% favorite," said Yugoslavia's Vlade Divac, who plays for the Charlotte Hornets. "But we're not going to give up until the last buzzer of the game. We'll give our absolute best."
August 14, 2004
Badminton at Goudi Olympic Hall Round of 32 Basketball at Helliniko Indoor Arena Women Australia vs. Nigeria, 11 p.m. (Friday); South Korea vs. China, 1:15 a.m.; U.S. vs. New Zealand, 4:30 a.m.; Japan vs. Brazil, 6:45 a.m.; Greece vs. Russia, 10 a.m.; Spain vs. Czech Republic, 12:15 p.m. Beach Volleyball at Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex Boxing at Peristeri Olympic Boxing Hall Preliminaries Cycling at Athens City Center Course Men's road race, 2:45 a.m.
August 19, 1991
Swimming U.S. swimmers won five of the six final events, giving them 24 of 32 gold medals--their worst performance in the 40-year history of the Games. The best U.S. swimmers skipped the Pan Am Games to prepare for the Pan Pacific Games at Edmonton, Canada, this week. The United States won 49 of 58 medals overall. Ron Karnaugh of Maplewood, N.J., won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:00.92, a Games record. Alex Kostich of Belmont, Mass.
March 30, 2000
Some broadcast and cable programs contain material included in the public school curriculum and on standardized examinations. Here are home-viewing tips: * Today--"Adventure Divas--Cuba: Paradox Found" (KCET 8-9 p.m.) Documentary includes interviews with women in Cuba. Also, "Amelia Earhart's Last Flight" (KLCS 9:30-10:30 p.m.) * Friday--"Jack London's Call of the Wild" (ANML 7-9 p.m.
September 16, 2000
All Times Pacific ARCHERY Women's individual first round, 3 p.m. Women's individual second round, 8 p.m. BADMINTON Men's doubles and mixed doubles first round, 1:30 a.m. Women's singles second round, 3 p.m. Men's singles first round, 3 p.m. Men's doubles and women's singles second round, 8 p.m. BASEBALL At Blacktown Cuba vs. South Africa, 5:30 p.m. At Homebush United States vs. Japan, 6:30 p.m. BASKETBALL At The Dome Women Cuba vs. Russia, 1:30 a.m. South Korea vs. United States, 3:30 a.m.
August 4, 1996 |
The best woman volleyball player in the world fingered her gold medal and dissolved into tears. "No se," Mireya Luis said. "I don't know." The Cuban star does not know if she can be satisfied with her career if it ends before she has a chance to play where she wants to and keep what she earns. Unlike her countryman, Omar Linares, the third baseman on Cuba's gold-medal baseball team, Luis does not seem to have made her peace with what her future might be. Or might not be.