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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | February 4, 1993
NEW YORK -- Butch Reynolds is $700,000 in debt, consumed by a legal challenge he likens to landmark Supreme Court decisions and engaged in a struggle to rebuild a running career all but wrecked by a 28-month suspension for an allegation of steroid use.But he endures."
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | June 19, 1996
ATLANTA -- Their rivalry is based as much on what each doesn't have as on what each does.Michael Johnson is the most celebrated athlete in track and field, and one of the richest, the man looking to become the first in Olympic history to win both the 400 meters and 200 meters in the same Games. Butch Reynolds is among the most controversial, and the two-year ban that resulted from a positive drug test left him financially and emotionally spent.Tonight, they will be after the same thing: a place on the U.S Olympic team.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | June 22, 1992
NEW ORLEANS -- They arrived, they warmed up, they did not race.Welcome to Day 3 of the Butch Reynolds saga.The men's 400-meter preliminaries were postponed yesterday and rescheduled for tomorrow at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.International Amateur Athletic Federation officials blinked in the wake of Saturday's Supreme Court ruling that cleared the way for Reynolds, the world-record holder, to race in the trials.The 23-member IAAF board is expected to temporarily waive its "contamination" rule.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | February 4, 1993
NEW YORK -- Butch Reynolds is $700,000 in debt, consumed by a legal challenge he likens to landmark Supreme Court decisions and engaged in a struggle to rebuild a running career all but wrecked by a 28-month suspension for an allegation of steroid use.But he endures."
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By MIKE LITTWIN | June 22, 1992
In the movie version, Butch Reynolds would be innocent and yet give up a shot at the Olympics because he wouldn't jeopardize his buddies. There wouldn't be a dry eye in the house.Or, his fellow athletes could band together and demand that if Reynolds, the world-record holder, weren't allowed to run in the 400-meter Olympic trials, then they wouldn't, either.Instead, of course, they voted not to run in the trials at all if Reynolds competed because it might cause them to be banned from the sport.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | June 24, 1992
NEW ORLEANS -- He was out of the sunlight and in the runway, now, the fans leaning over railings, shouting his name, water and sweat pouring off his T-shirt that read: "Drug Free pTC Body." The photographers and cameramen trailed after him, turning over garbage cans and scampering over metal barriers.He kept waving, and a smile broke across his face, and suddenly, on a weekday afternoon in Tad Gormley Stadium, the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials were pumped full of life.After 22 months of trying to beat a rap and beat the system, Butch Reynolds finally had his moment on the track yesterday.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | June 23, 1992
New Orleans -- He is a pariah, guarded by police, training alone, pronouncing his innocence.Butch Reynolds, an athlete condemned for alleged steroid use, will not go quietly.Today, after racing 22 months from court to court, he is expected to line up in a starting block, competing in the twice-delayed 400-meter men's preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.Reynolds' chances of advancing through four rounds and participating in the Summer Games of Barcelona, Spain, remain improbable.
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By Bill Glauber | December 30, 1990
Twenty reasons why 1990 was one of the more complicated, compelling, yet least fulfilling years in sports.1. Blowouts. The Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Pistons, Edmonton Oilers and San Francisco 49ers hardly broke a sweat to win titles. UNLV cut a probation deal with the National Collegiate Athletic Association after routing Duke in the Final Four.2. George Steinbrenner. He walked into baseball commissioner Fay Vincent's office facing a two-year suspension for associating with a known gambler, and ended up with life.
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By Bill Glauber | June 12, 1991
NEW YORK -- This is supposed to be track and field's glittering off-Broadway reopening. The assembled cast is headlined by Carl Lewis and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, with supporting players named Mary Slaney, Michael Johnson and Leroy Burrell.The track and field stage will be cluttered by a drug-related subplot, however, when the USA/Mobil Championships begin their four-day run today at refurbished Downing Stadium on Randalls Island.Butch Reynolds, owner of the 400-meter world record and a silver medalist at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, received a brief reprieve Monday from a two-year steroids suspension and is expected to compete.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 14, 1991
NEW YORK -- Butch Reynolds is a man running to clear his name.He is the 400-meter world record-holder who has been labeled a cheater, an Olympic gold and silver medalist forced to wear track and field's scarlet letter: S for Steroids.Instead of quietly accepting a two-year banishment from the sport after testing positive for steroids in August 1990, Reynolds decided to fight back. He proclaimed his innocence. He hired lawyers. He discovered a loophole and drove his case right into the USA/Mobil Championships.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | June 24, 1992
NEW ORLEANS -- He was out of the sunlight and in the runway, now, the fans leaning over railings, shouting his name, water and sweat pouring off his T-shirt that read: "Drug Free pTC Body." The photographers and cameramen trailed after him, turning over garbage cans and scampering over metal barriers.He kept waving, and a smile broke across his face, and suddenly, on a weekday afternoon in Tad Gormley Stadium, the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials were pumped full of life.After 22 months of trying to beat a rap and beat the system, Butch Reynolds finally had his moment on the track yesterday.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | June 23, 1992
New Orleans -- He is a pariah, guarded by police, training alone, pronouncing his innocence.Butch Reynolds, an athlete condemned for alleged steroid use, will not go quietly.Today, after racing 22 months from court to court, he is expected to line up in a starting block, competing in the twice-delayed 400-meter men's preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.Reynolds' chances of advancing through four rounds and participating in the Summer Games of Barcelona, Spain, remain improbable.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | June 22, 1992
NEW ORLEANS -- They arrived, they warmed up, they did not race.Welcome to Day 3 of the Butch Reynolds saga.The men's 400-meter preliminaries were postponed yesterday and rescheduled for tomorrow at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.International Amateur Athletic Federation officials blinked in the wake of Saturday's Supreme Court ruling that cleared the way for Reynolds, the world-record holder, to race in the trials.The 23-member IAAF board is expected to temporarily waive its "contamination" rule.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | June 22, 1992
In the movie version, Butch Reynolds would be innocent and yet give up a shot at the Olympics because he wouldn't jeopardize his buddies. There wouldn't be a dry eye in the house.Or, his fellow athletes could band together and demand that if Reynolds, the world-record holder, weren't allowed to run in the 400-meter Olympic trials, then they wouldn't, either.Instead, of course, they voted not to run in the trials at all if Reynolds competed because it might cause them to be banned from the sport.
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April 19, 1992
Zmeskal takes floor title in world gymnasticsKim Zmeskal bopped her way to the floor exercise title yesterday at the World Gymnastics Championships in Paris.Zmeskal, 16, performed to a medley of '50s rock 'n' roll music, including "Rock Around the Clock." She won the world all-around title last year, and she will be on center stage at the U.S. Olympic Gymnastic Trials, June 6-13 at the Baltimore Arena.In the men's competition, ex-Soviet Vitali Scherbo won the rings, tied for first in the pommel horse and came in second in the floor exercise.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 14, 1991
NEW YORK -- Butch Reynolds is a man running to clear his name.He is the 400-meter world record-holder who has been labeled a cheater, an Olympic gold and silver medalist forced to wear track and field's scarlet letter: S for Steroids.Instead of quietly accepting a two-year banishment from the sport after testing positive for steroids in August 1990, Reynolds decided to fight back. He proclaimed his innocence. He hired lawyers. He discovered a loophole and drove his case right into the USA/Mobil Championships.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | June 19, 1996
ATLANTA -- Their rivalry is based as much on what each doesn't have as on what each does.Michael Johnson is the most celebrated athlete in track and field, and one of the richest, the man looking to become the first in Olympic history to win both the 400 meters and 200 meters in the same Games. Butch Reynolds is among the most controversial, and the two-year ban that resulted from a positive drug test left him financially and emotionally spent.Tonight, they will be after the same thing: a place on the U.S Olympic team.
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April 19, 1992
Zmeskal takes floor title in world gymnasticsKim Zmeskal bopped her way to the floor exercise title yesterday at the World Gymnastics Championships in Paris.Zmeskal, 16, performed to a medley of '50s rock 'n' roll music, including "Rock Around the Clock." She won the world all-around title last year, and she will be on center stage at the U.S. Olympic Gymnastic Trials, June 6-13 at the Baltimore Arena.In the men's competition, ex-Soviet Vitali Scherbo won the rings, tied for first in the pommel horse and came in second in the floor exercise.
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By Bill Glauber | June 12, 1991
NEW YORK -- This is supposed to be track and field's glittering off-Broadway reopening. The assembled cast is headlined by Carl Lewis and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, with supporting players named Mary Slaney, Michael Johnson and Leroy Burrell.The track and field stage will be cluttered by a drug-related subplot, however, when the USA/Mobil Championships begin their four-day run today at refurbished Downing Stadium on Randalls Island.Butch Reynolds, owner of the 400-meter world record and a silver medalist at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, received a brief reprieve Monday from a two-year steroids suspension and is expected to compete.
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By Bill Glauber | December 30, 1990
Twenty reasons why 1990 was one of the more complicated, compelling, yet least fulfilling years in sports.1. Blowouts. The Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Pistons, Edmonton Oilers and San Francisco 49ers hardly broke a sweat to win titles. UNLV cut a probation deal with the National Collegiate Athletic Association after routing Duke in the Final Four.2. George Steinbrenner. He walked into baseball commissioner Fay Vincent's office facing a two-year suspension for associating with a known gambler, and ended up with life.
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