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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | July 30, 1996
ATLANTA -- The preliminary round is over and nothing has changed. The U.S. women's basketball team is invincible until proven otherwise, and nothing that happened in yesterday's 105-64 victory over South Korea did anything to alter that perception."
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November 29, 2011
As a follow up the wonderful piece written by Mike McLaughlin last week ("Old Town bids farewell to oldest resident"), I wanted to let people know of the plan for the area. When the plans for Park Place were approved by the mayor and City Council, the preservation of the old oak tree was included in their approval. The last remnant of the Oak Grove, to which the adjoining subdivision is named, became itself a victim of age. As mentioned by Mike McLaughlin, the tree started to decay, and was considered a loss and not possible to save.
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By Norris P. West | September 28, 1999
GOLFERS are perhaps the most stoic of athletes. They drive, they chip, they putt, they wave to the crowds with all the emotion of America's vice president.So we should be glad to see the American Ryder Cup team break out of their shells and carry on a raucous celebration after a big shot during a remarkable come-from-behind victory over the underdog Europeans.Or should we?Sure, the American team had reason to celebrate. Justin Leonard's 45-foot putt culminated the unlikely comeback. Unfortunately, the party started before the outcome had been decided; Mr. Leonard's opponent still was waiting to make his putt.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2011
First off, the game's table tennis; please don't call it by the antiquated name pingpong. And if you think it's easy to play just because you can beat your siblings in heated basement matches, you could be in for a rude awakening. "People just dink around for the most part," says Richard Lee, president of Rockville-based North American Table Tennis and head of the North American Teams Table Tennis Championships, which volleys its way into the Baltimore Convention Center this weekend.
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February 27, 2006
Are you satisfied with the U.S. medal total at the Winter Olympics? Let's face it, we've been spoiled in recent years by some great moments. But these Games were a real stinker. When "The Flying Tomato" is the best part of the Olympics, you know you're in trouble. And how 'bout Bode? Jeffrey Mariner Phoenix When are the Winter Olympics? I've been watching so much college basketball, golf, and all right, I admit it, American Idol, I've lost track. Let me know, I'd really like to see our own Kimmie Meisner skate.
SPORTS
August 18, 1991
HAVANA -- Not since Americans won three bronze medals 40 years ago in Buenos Aires has U.S. boxing been this bad in the Pan American Games.The team that claimed it wasn't second string really was, and the result is only six Americans will go home with medals from these Cuban-dominated games.The four remaining U.S. boxers fight today for gold medals, three against Cubans. Americans are 0-4 against Cubans so far, and none of the U.S. fighters has ever beaten a Cuban.Their futility has even Cuban coach Alcides Sagarra searching for answers.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | September 21, 1995
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The first shot was fired by Bernard Gallacher, the non-playing captain of the European Ryder Cup team. In analyzing his team's chances against the U.S. players picked by counterpart Lanny Wadkins, Gallacher said: "When you look at the American team, I don't think we've got anything to be scared of."Since Gallacher made that statement more than a month ago, the buildup to the 1995 Ryder Cup has been nothing but civil. No hints of "The War On The Shore" in 1991 at Kiawah Island, S.C., where the United States reclaimed the cup after losing it in 1987.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Writer | July 5, 1994
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- No player threw a chair. No one cursed. Not one tear.U.S. players talked about being disappointed after yesterday's 1-0 loss to Brazil eliminated the Americans from the World Cup, but the sense of accomplishment exceeded any grief."
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By Lowell E. Sunderland and Lowell E. Sunderland,SUN STAFF | June 27, 1997
U.S. national team coach Steve Sampson wants a win and the resulting three points in the standings from his team's World Cup qualifier in El Salvador on Sunday afternoon.But the State Department gave him an unexpected downer this week, opting for prudence and safety over victory and glory. The U.S. ambassador to the Central American nation warned embassy employees to stay away from San Salvador's Cuscatlan Stadium and other Americans to blend into the crowd, one of the world's -- how to put this?
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By ROGER SIMON | July 5, 1992
In my dream, the U.S. Olympic basketball team takes the floor against the Kingdom of Bhutan in the first round at Barcelona.Nestled in the eastern Himalayas, with most of its population engaged in subsistence agriculture, tiny Bhutan can find only five men in the kingdom who know the rules of the game.The tallest is 5 feet 8 inches and has a wooden foot.In the first quarter, the U.S. team, made up of America's finest professionals, whose yearly aggregate salary is greater than the gross national product of Turkey, run up a 126-0 score.
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2010
Ermis Sfakiyanudis is chief executive of Annapolis-based eTelemetry Inc., which makes computer gear that helps companies monitor and thwart employees' Internet use while they're on the clock. He's also a huge soccer fan and the son of Greek immigrants who spent 90 minutes in the office last week streaming the Greece-Nigeria World Cup match on ESPN.com. The irony isn't lost on him. "Three games a day, 90 minutes each, minimum. … It becomes a real time-suck," Sfakiyanudis said.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | October 4, 2009
The Orioles needed a last-week winning streak to avoid the third 100-loss campaign in team history, their first since 1988. They were assured of a 12th straight losing season 3 1/2 weeks ago, even before the club dropped 13 straight September games, the longest losing streak in the major leagues in 2009 and the third longest in team history. Not only are the Orioles firmly situated in last place - they're 39 games back of the American League East-winning New York Yankees and 12 behind the fourth-place Toronto Blue Jays - they have also clinched the worst record in the AL. They were overmatched on the road (25-56)
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By Nia-Malika Henderson and Nia-Malika Henderson,sun reporter | February 18, 2007
In their heyday, the Galesville Hot Sox drew hundreds of fans to lively baseball games on lazy Sunday afternoons. The all-black team, the heart of South County's African-American community, played on a grassy field purchased in the late 1800s by a former slave named Henry Wilson. It has been 10 years since the team, which integrated in the 1960s, last suited up. And the 26-acre lot where it once played against Negro Leagues greats has been up for sale since the fall. But it just might be time to get out the bats again.
SPORTS
February 27, 2006
Are you satisfied with the U.S. medal total at the Winter Olympics? Let's face it, we've been spoiled in recent years by some great moments. But these Games were a real stinker. When "The Flying Tomato" is the best part of the Olympics, you know you're in trouble. And how 'bout Bode? Jeffrey Mariner Phoenix When are the Winter Olympics? I've been watching so much college basketball, golf, and all right, I admit it, American Idol, I've lost track. Let me know, I'd really like to see our own Kimmie Meisner skate.
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By RANDY HARVEY and RANDY HARVEY,SUN REPORTER | February 21, 2006
TURIN, Italy -- Ice dancing was introduced to the Winter Olympics in 1976. The United States won a medal, a bronze, then waited 30 years to put another couple on the podium. Standing there last night, as silver medalists, were Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto. An assist goes to the U.S. government, which passed a law late last year that enabled Belbin, a Canadian native, to become a citizen in time to compete here. But neither the U.S. ice dancing team nor the government could do anything to derail Russia's figure skating team, the Big Red Machine of these Games.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 13, 2005
A team of American doctors flew secretly to Vienna, Austria, in mid-December to assist in the care of the poisoned Ukrainian presidential candidate, Viktor A. Yushchenko, who later triumphed in an election to become Ukraine's president, doctors involved in the case said recently. The doctors, from the University of Virginia, went at the invitation of the Austrian physicians treating Yushchenko. But the Europeans started consulting other international specialists in toxicology and bioterrorism months earlier, after they became convinced that Yushchenko, who fell ill in early September, was a victim of foul play.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | July 24, 1996
ATLANTA -- Before a flag-waving, "U-S-A" chanting crowd of 35,400 at the Georgia Dome last night, an experienced and determined bunch of teen-age girls shook off the ghosts of past American disappointments and, in the case of Kerri Strug, a badly injured ankle, to win the women's team gymnastic competition for the first time in Olympic history.Strug, an 18-year-old from Tucson, Ariz., shook off the numbing pain in her left leg and landed on both feet before hopping on her right foot and then collapsing in agony on the mat. Before she was helped to her feet, the judges awarded Strug a score of 9.712, giving the Americans the victory by .821 of a point over Russia.
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By Bill Dwyre and Bill Dwyre,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 21, 2004
ATHENS - There was unexpected drama at softball and expected dominance at women's basketball yesterday, as each U.S. Olympic team furthered its image of invincibility. The softball team actually allowed an opponent to play a full regulation game against it, rather than having the game called after five innings because the lead was seven runs. It was only the third time in seven preliminary-round games that a team went the distance against the United States. And it even let Taiwan get a runner to third base for only the third time in these Olympics.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | August 28, 2004
ATHENS - The American men are not going to win gold in basketball. They might not even win a medal. The game was concocted by a physical education instructor in Massachusetts and dominated by the United States at the Olympics for most of the 20th century. The gold medal is headed overseas a third time, but more pertinent, this is the first instance in which the Americans fell short at the Olympics with professionals. Argentina led the United States by as many as 16 points and won their semifinal last night, 89-81.
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By Bill Dwyre and Bill Dwyre,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 21, 2004
ATHENS - There was unexpected drama at softball and expected dominance at women's basketball yesterday, as each U.S. Olympic team furthered its image of invincibility. The softball team actually allowed an opponent to play a full regulation game against it, rather than having the game called after five innings because the lead was seven runs. It was only the third time in seven preliminary-round games that a team went the distance against the United States. And it even let Taiwan get a runner to third base for only the third time in these Olympics.
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