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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2014
Forty-nine Maryland high school basketball players were among the nearly 1,000 nominees announced on Tuesday for the McDonald's All American Games. Of that group, 24 boys and 24 girls will be selected to play in the 2014 games at Chicago's United Center on April 2. The selection show will air Jan. 29 on ESPNU Players were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald's All American Games Selection Committee. Morgan Wootten, the selection committee chairman, said in a statement that the nominees represent "the finest prep talent across the country.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Maryland basketball fans who haven't had a chance to see top recruit Melo Trimble play can get a glimpse of the incoming freshman guard this week during the McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago. The game itself will be Wednesday night, beginning at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN. Trimble will take part in the 3-point shooting contest Monday night on ESPNU. Others in the 3-point contest include Kevon Looney  (UCLA), Rashad Vaughn (UNLV), Devin Booker (Kentucky), Myles Turner (uncommitted)
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | June 16, 1996
CHICAGO -- For 13 months, the 11 members of the U.S. women's basketball national team have had what most of the members of the sorority of their sport have longed for: attention.At virtually every stop of a nationwide tour, the players have been mobbed by autograph-seeking little girls and boys, prodded and queried by a media that heretofore has been indifferent, and become the subject of television commercials."It's been pretty amazing," point guard Dawn Staley said after yesterday's 80-79 victory over the Russian Olympic team at the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2014
Forty-nine Maryland high school basketball players were among the nearly 1,000 nominees announced on Tuesday for the McDonald's All American Games. Of that group, 24 boys and 24 girls will be selected to play in the 2014 games at Chicago's United Center on April 2. The selection show will air Jan. 29 on ESPNU Players were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald's All American Games Selection Committee. Morgan Wootten, the selection committee chairman, said in a statement that the nominees represent "the finest prep talent across the country.
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By Dallas Morning News | March 27, 1995
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina -- Eighteen months ago, when a delegation from the U.S. Olympic Committee arrived in Argentina to check on preparations for the XIIth Pan American Games, the officials were startled at what they found.Half-built arenas, seedy hotels, an overgrown baseball field, an organizing committee in virtual disarray."We wondered," said Sandy Baldwin, "if they would ever pull it off."Baldwin has been the Pan Am Games chef du mission, or team leader, for the U.S. contingent of 1,200 athletes, coaches and support personnel.
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By Julie Cart and Julie Cart,Los Angeles Times | July 30, 1992
ZARAGOZA, Spain -- The U.S. Olympic team's dream of pulling American soccer out of its rut ended quietly last night. Its moral victory in tying Poland, 2-2, lost its meaning when Italy beat Kuwait to claim second place in Group A and advance to the next round.This team -- virtually the same one that won the national under-23 competition at the 1991 Pan American Games -- had hopes of becoming the first U.S. contingent to get out of the first round of the Olympics, but it was unable to outrun its country's legacy of mediocrity in the sport.
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September 19, 1990
* "This is not about money and all the stadiums we can build. It's about the values for which Olympism stands, and it shows we have learned our lessons about equality and fair play." -- Maynard Jackson, mayor of Atlanta* "I'm proud the Olympic Games will be back in the United States. We know they're going to host a terrific Olympics." -- President Bush* "We were expecting that the centenary would be for Athens, to renovate the spirit of the Games. But I think it was fair play, and we must respect the decision."
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August 17, 1991
HAVANA -- Mario Gonzalez draped a large Cuban flag over his shoulders like a cape as he stepped forward to receive his gold medal from President Fidel Castro.Delirious fans were cheering as if Gonzalez, 16, was Havana's version of superman, and he looked the part. Instead, he just had become the first Cuban swimmer to win gold in the history of the Pan American Games."If we had made a movie, this is what it would have been," said Gonzalez's coach, Jose Vasquez.The victory came in Pan Am Games record time in the 200-meter breast stroke, and it coincided with Castro's first appearance at the pool complex.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 31, 1991
*TC MIAMI -- In the restaurant called La Esquina De Tejas in the Little Havana section of Miami, they talk of food and politics and sports.And, now, they're talking about the Pan American Games, which will begin Friday in Havana."
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 3, 1991
HAVANA -- They brought out the athletes but held the salsa during yesterday's opening ceremony of the 11th Pan American Games.In a restrained and carefully orchestrated, three-hour, Soviet-style spectacular, complete with card stunts, sky divers and thousands of student dancers, Cuba welcomed more than 5,000 athletes from 38 other Western Hemisphere nations.The first record of the 17-day games was recorded by Cuban President Fidel Castro, who wore his customary outfit of green combat fatigues and black army boots.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2013
McDonogh senior midfielder Casey Martinez, who helped lead the No. 1 Eagles to the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship last Saturday, has been selected to play in the first High School All-American Game set for Dec. 7 in Cary, N.C. Martinez will play on the East team, which will take on the West with game time set for 2 p.m. A location has yet to be determined.  Players were chosen based on the career...
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2010
Since November of his junior year, recently graduated River Hill lacrosse standout Jim Marlatt has thought about playing for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He will soon be doing just that, but there's one more uniform he'll sport first. Marlatt, who earned All-Metro second-team honors after leading the Hawks to the state title game, is one of three players among the public schools in the area to be invited to play for the South team in the Under Armour All-American Classic set for Saturdayat Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium.
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By Glenn Graham and glenn.graham@baltsun.com | March 30, 2010
Transferring to Lake Clifton from DeMatha for his senior basketball season, standout guard Josh Selby kept Baltimore City basketball fans on the edge of their seats with rim-rattling dunks, helping him earn All-Metro Player of the Year honors. On Tuesday night, Selby took his high-flying act to the national stage when he won the 2010 Powerade Jam Fest in Columbus, Ohio. The dunk contest, which featured eight of the top high school players, was part of the McDonald's All-American Game festivities and was broadcasted on ESPN.
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By By Glenn Graham | February 12, 2010
Lake Clifton senior point guard Josh Selby has been selected to play in the McDonald's All-American Game, which will take place March 31 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. A consensus Top 10 recruit in the country, Selby, a 6-foot-3, 188-pound DeMatha transfer and Baltimore native, is averaging 30-plus points, seven rebounds and seven assists in leading the No. 6 Lakers to a 12-3 mark this season. He will play for the East squad in the game's 33rd edition. "It's a great honor for a high school basketball player.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | August 14, 2005
In a rather lackluster game that took three hours, 43 minutes to play in 100-degree heat, the West outlasted the East, 8-4 in the third AFLAC All-American High School Baseball Classic in Aberdeen yesterday. It was the second AFLAC game that advertises that it has the top 38 rising seniors in the nation, although there were no players from Maryland, to be played at Ripken Stadium. The West took advantage of three leadoff walks, three errors, a wild pitch and two singles to score five runs in the top of the eighth inning to take an 8-4 lead.
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 4, 2003
WIMBLEDON, England - Finally, it has come to this: Andy Roddick's power has become such a potent weapon that a group of former players want to make it illegal. They would probably get no argument from Jonas Bjorkman. With the accuracy of a marksman, Roddick fired his serve like a rifle yesterday and combined it with cannon shots from the baseline to defeat Bjorkman, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4, yesterday to move to the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time in his young career. Roddick is scheduled to play No. 4-seeded - and world No. 4 - Roger Federer on Centre Court today for a chance to snatch the championship on Sunday.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 5, 1991
HAVANA -- They were the immovable object of women's basketball, a team with 10 professionals, five former Olympians and seven players taller than 6 feet.They were carrying a 42-game international winning streak, gobbling up gold medals at two Olympics, two World Championships, two Goodwill Games and two Pan American Games.And then, the American women ran into the Brazilians. Yesterday, before a swaying, flag-waving crowd, Brazil shocked the United States, 87-84, in an opening-round match at the Pan Am Games.
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August 9, 1991
HAVANA -- Canada's and Mexico's baseball coaches were hospitalized yesterday after their players engaged in a brawl involving charges of racial insults during a qualifying game at the Pan American Games.Canadian first-base coach John Upham, 49, who played for the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies in the 1960s, was in hospital with angina, and Mexican coach Antonio Pollorena needed four stitches to close a cut over his left eye.Mexican officials said the fight, which lasted several minutes and forced U.S. umpire Dan Pedersen from San Diego to suspend the game with Mexico leading, 7-5, in the top of the sixth inning, was caused by racial comments against them.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | October 8, 2000
A crisp fall weekend, a packed football stadium. The quarterback drops back to pass and sends the pigskin soaring through the air in a perfect spiral to ... well, there's a problem right there. In the first place, it really isn't a pigskin. It's full-grain steer hide. Cowhide is also used to make footballs, although it's considered inferior to steer hide. While this may doom innocent cattle, it ensures that thousands of high school, college, and pro football players - and their legions of often fanatical followers - have something to do on autumn weekends.
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