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September 10, 1991
LaFontaine's goal boosts U.S. over Finland, 4-3CHICAGO -- Pat LaFontaine's goal with 2 minutes, 33 seconds remaining gave the United States a 4-3 victory over Finland last night and second place in the round-robin portion of the Canada Cup.The Americans finished 4-1-0 for eight points, their best showing ever in the six-team tournament. Canada, which tied the Soviet Union, 3-3, last night to finish 3-0-2 for eight points, finished first because it beat the United States, 6-3, in their head-to-head meeting.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | November 28, 1994
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Baltimore's dream of Grey Cup glory reached an angry and tumultuous conclusion last night at raucous B.C. Place.When the B.C. Lions' Lui Passaglia kicked a 38-yard field goal with no time left on the clock to beat the CFLs, 26-23, it loosed a torrent of frustration in the locker room of Baltimore, the first U.S. team to reach the Grey Cup."We need to get some American refs with what they were doing," rush end Elfrid Payton shouted."This league will never grow with them making calls like that," halfback Charles Anthony said bitterly.
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September 3, 1991
MONTREAL -- Tomas Sandstrom's slap shot with 3 minutes, 54 seconds remaining gave Sweden a 3-2 victory yesterday over the Soviet Union, which, with its second consecutive defeat, was in danger of failing to make the medal round in the Canada Cup hockey tournament.The Swedes, meanwhile, revived their hopes after an opening-game loss to the United States.Trailing by 2-0 after two periods, the Soviets tied it on goals by Alexei Zhamnov and Alexander Semak.Then Thomas Steen sent Sandstrom in on a counterattack down the left side, and he sent a slap shot past goaltender Mikhail Shtalenkov.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | November 27, 1994
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- What began last May as a grand experiment in starting anew has come down to this:One last exam in B.C. Place, one final grade.The Baltimore CFLs lost a name along the way, but they'll find their place in history today against the hometown B.C. Lions in the 82nd Grey Cup.Is it as champions of the Canadian Football League?Or merely as the first American team to reach the Grey Cup?What seems clear going in is that this Grey Cup is no longer a game, but a crusade.
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September 3, 1991
HAMILTON, Ontario -- Present superstar Wayne Gretzky had a goal and three assists and potential superstar Eric Lindros scored the first of five straight goals for Canada, which beat the USA, 6-3, in Canada Cup competition last night.The Canadians, who skated to a 2-2 tie with Finland in their previous game in the tournament, beat the USA to the puck repeatedly in the first period, scoring twice on the power play and once short-handed to take a lead they never lost.Playing without coach Bob Johnson, who is hospitalized in Pittsburgh after having a brain tumor removed last week, the USA didn't show anything until late in the second period.
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August 20, 1991
Soviet athletes uncertain about futureThe overthrow of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev by Kremlin hard-liners left Soviet athletes abroad in limbo and those at home wondering if they will be able to compete in foreign events.The Canada Cup hockey tournament prepared for a possible Soviet withdrawal even after being told the Soviet squad still would participate. A Soviet track and field official questioned whether his team will make it to the World Championships in Tokyo.Soviets kept a low profile at the cycling world championships in Stuttgart, Germany, at the rowing world championships in Vienna and at the European Swimming Championships in Athens.
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September 1, 1991
PITTSBURGH -- Team USA, relying on strategy drawn up hours before by seriously ill coach Bob Johnson, got its first two goals from Jeremy Roenick within a span of 2 minutes, 8 seconds in the first period and defeated world champion Sweden, 6-3, in the Canada Cup yesterday.The U.S. team built a 5-0 lead midway through the second period, then survived three third-period goals by Sweden, two within 16 seconds by Kjell Samuelsson and Charles Berglund.Just a day after undergoing emergency surgery to remove a life-threatening brain tumor, Johnson designed the USA's lineup and strategy to combat world champion Sweden's physical forechecking.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | October 5, 1991
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers have cast off their anti-Soviet past and welcomed 27-year-old winger Andrei Lomakin from Moscow Dynamo.For general manager Russ Farwell, Lomakin's participation in the Flyers' practice Thursday at the Coliseum in Voorhees Township, N.J., culminated nearly a year of delicate negotiations.For older members of the organization and many fans, the addition of Lomakin ended a long and sometimes bitter relationship between the Flyers and the Soviets.It was the Soviet Red Army team that walked off the Spectrum ice in the 1976 Super Series.
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February 22, 1991
Baseball Baltimore Orioles -- P Jim Palmer has accepted invitation to spring training.Boston Red Sox -- Extended contract of general manager Lou Gorman through 1994. Agreed to terms with IF/OF Denny Walling (.220, 1 HR, 19 RBI with St. Louis Cardinals) on minor-league contract.California Angels -- Agreed to terms with P Matt Keough on minor-league contract.Detroit Tigers -- P Paul Gibson (5-4, 3.05 ERA) won $565,000 salary in arbitration case. Club had offered $350,000.Houston Astros -- Agreed to terms with OF Eric Anthony (.192, 10, 29)
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By Jerry Crowe and Jerry Crowe,Los Angeles Times | August 20, 1991
The ouster of Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev has left athletes from that country wondering about their futures.Soviet athletes mostly kept to themselves yesterday at several international competitions, including the cycling world championships in Stuttgart, Germany; the rowing world championships in Vienna, Austria; and the European swimming championships in Athens, Greece.The Canada Cup hockey tournament made plans for a possible Soviet withdrawal from the six-team competition even after being told that the Soviets would still participate, and a Soviet track and field official questioned whether his team would make it to the World Championships in Tokyo.
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By Chicago Tribune | March 25, 1993
Alan Eagleson, the organizer of the Canada Cup, says there' only a 50-50 chance the international series will be played in 1995. According to Eagleson, "It may well be that the time has come to expand upon the concept and make it more of a World Cup." Eagleson has discussed a possible change in format with Gunther Sabetzki, president of the International Hockey Federation, the sanctioning body.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | November 1, 1992
Support seems to be waning for NHL president Gil Stein's Olympic "Dream Tourney" proposal.Stein met with the Board of Governors Tuesday and afterward acknowledged that some governors were skeptical. He noted that "many loose ends" must be tied up.At Tuesday's meeting, an eight-member committee was appointed that will research the issue for a vote of the board in December. At that time, the league will do one of three things:* It will decide to shut down for three weeks so players can participate in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | October 5, 1991
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers have cast off their anti-Soviet past and welcomed 27-year-old winger Andrei Lomakin from Moscow Dynamo.For general manager Russ Farwell, Lomakin's participation in the Flyers' practice Thursday at the Coliseum in Voorhees Township, N.J., culminated nearly a year of delicate negotiations.For older members of the organization and many fans, the addition of Lomakin ended a long and sometimes bitter relationship between the Flyers and the Soviets.It was the Soviet Red Army team that walked off the Spectrum ice in the 1976 Super Series.
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September 16, 1991
Gretzky out for rest of Canada CupWayne Gretzky was told by doctors to rest his ailing back, and he won't be in uniform for Canada for the remainder of the Canada Cup championship round against the United States. Gretzky, the tournament's leading scorer with four goals and eight assists, was hammered into the boards from behind by defenseman Gary Suter in the second period of the first game of the finals, which Canada won, 4-1, in Montreal on Saturday.* Wade Bartley saved 24 shots in the first two periods to carry the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals in an NHL exhibition game in Greensboro, N.C. The Sabres killed off three Washington power plays in the opening period.
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September 13, 1991
One team for Soviet Union in OlympicsSports officials throughout the Soviet Union, excluding th newly independent Baltic republics, have pledged to field a united team for the 1992 Olympics, the Tass news agency said yesterday.The decision to send a single Soviet team to Albertville and Barcelona was made at a meeting of sports officials from the republics, the National Olympic Committee and representatives of the all-union sports federation, Tass said.The Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia -- annexed by Moscow in 1940 -- have regained their independence in the wake of the failed coup in the Soviet Union last month.
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September 12, 1991
U.S. moves into Canada Cup finalsThe United States, making its best international showing since winning the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics, earned its first berth in the Canada Cup finals with a 7-3 victory over Finland last night in Hamilton, Ontario.The United States, which missed the Canada Cup semifinals in 1976 and 1987 and was eliminated in the semifinals in 1981 and 1984, will play the winner of today's Canada-Sweden game in the best-of-three finals, beginning Saturday night in Montreal.
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September 12, 1991
U.S. moves into Canada Cup finalsThe United States, making its best international showing since winning the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics, earned its first berth in the Canada Cup finals with a 7-3 victory over Finland last night in Hamilton, Ontario.The United States, which missed the Canada Cup semifinals in 1976 and 1987 and was eliminated in the semifinals in 1981 and 1984, will play the winner of today's Canada-Sweden game in the best-of-three finals, beginning Saturday night in Montreal.
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September 3, 1991
HAMILTON, Ontario -- Present superstar Wayne Gretzky had a goal and three assists and potential superstar Eric Lindros scored the first of five straight goals for Canada, which beat the USA, 6-3, in Canada Cup competition last night.The Canadians, who skated to a 2-2 tie with Finland in their previous game in the tournament, beat the USA to the puck repeatedly in the first period, scoring twice on the power play and once short-handed to take a lead they never lost.Playing without coach Bob Johnson, who is hospitalized in Pittsburgh after having a brain tumor removed last week, the USA didn't show anything until late in the second period.
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