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Sun StaffOne in a series of occasional articles on Michael Phelps and his path to the 2004 Olympics. SYDNEY, Australia - Three months past his 15th birthday, Ian Thorpe became the youngest male ever to claim a world championship in swimming. At 15 years and 9...
Men to the right, women to the left. Through the metal detectors and a pat-down by security guards and then down the chutes that empty into the pavilion, a vast hangar-size space spread with carpets. This is the drill for Friday prayers at Tehran...
Los Angeles Times staff writerThis could be the World Cup where Giovanni Trapattoni meets Admiral Yi Shun-Sin-hopefully not in person since the venerable admiral died in 1598. Be that as it may, Italy's coach still might find it useful to refer to the deeds performed by the admiral...
Los Angeles Times staff writerAlpine skiing: The men's World Cup tour is in Kitzbuehel, Austria, for super-giant slalom, downhill and slalom races this weekend. Five U.S. skiers finished in the top 25 last weekend in a World Cup slalom at Wengen, Switzerland. Erik Schlopy's 11th-place...
Times Staff WriterIn the unlikely event that Antonio Oliveira has had trouble sleeping lately because of concern over what sort of World Cup threat the United States will pose, Portugal's coach can rest easy now. There is an excellent chance that the 11 American players...
Special to the TribuneOvertime has never been the Fire's strong suit. But defender David Vaudreuil scored a game-winning goal in the 95th minute Sunday, giving the Fire a 2-1 Major League Soccer victory over Colorado in Naperville. It was just the second overtime victory for...
Sun StaffFour years from now, the world will scrutinize him again. His braces will be gone, and, yes, he'll have his driving license. He will have stopped growing nine inches and 60 pounds in a single year. His program will have expanded from his lone 200-meter...
Tags: Debbie Phelps, Children, Multi-Sport Events, Lasagna, Mia Hamm
Times Staff WriterAsia's first World Cup has entered the history books, and fortunately they are illustrated volumes. The snapshots came tumbling out on a rainy Sunday night here, where in front of 69,029 fans at the International Stadium, Brazil defeated Germany, 2-0, on...
Tags: Multi-Sport Events, Sports, History, Soccer, Arts and Culture
++++++++++++++++++++ || || || Once a competitive bicycle racer himself, Pat McDonough is responsible for taking the Lehigh Valley Velodrome from a privately backed venture to a sustainable business with some public funding. Mcdonough has brought such...
Times Staff WriterThirty years prior to the U.S. Olympic hockey team's 1980 gold medal triumph in Lake Placid, N.Y. (dramatized last year in the film "Miracle"), an equally unlikely upset occurred when a hastily assembled American squad beat international soccer powerhouse...
Times Staff WriterUnlike world figure skating champion Michelle Kwan and courageous medal-winning skier Picabo Street, most Winter Olympians are not household names except, perhaps, in their own households. However, here are 10 athletes (or duos) who are capable of making...
Sun StaffMichael Phelps opened the FINA World Cup swim meet here today with an American record in the 200-meter butterfly. The 18-year-old from the North Baltimore Aquatic Club continued his global dominance of swimming, as he was the only double-winner on Day...
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