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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | September 26, 1991
His name might not be easy to pronounce, but it appears new Blast defender Emil Dragicevic will be easy to like.Say it slowly: Drah-GEEC-a-vich. Practice it. Remember it."Emil is one tough player," said Blast coach Kenny Cooper, as he watched practice this week. "He won't take any prisoners and that's the kind of attitude we need."The 5-foot-9, 158-pound defender looks more like a Sunday school teacher than a hard-nosed, physical athlete."Many people tell me I have the baby face," said Dragicevic, 31. "But on the field, I am a hard-working guy."
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By DAN FESPERMAN and DAN FESPERMAN,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | December 24, 1995
ZIVINICE, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- For any arriving American soldier who thinks Bosnia's path to peace is outlined in black and white, a case study in Balkan complexity is available for viewing a mile or two from U.S. headquarters.Here, in the filthy rooms of a small hotel, are the last of 23 Serbian families who have become refugees in their own hometown. The story of their exile is a reversal of accustomed wartime roles -- this time Serbs are the victims, Muslims the aggressors. They were living in peace, their only provocation their ethnicity.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | February 20, 1992
St. Louis Storm forward Godfrey Ingram just said no.The nine-year Major Soccer League veteran vetoed a proposed trade to the Blast yesterday, bringing to an end the negotiations that would have meant trading places with Blast midfield/defender Emil Dragicevic.That's the bad news. The good news is the Blast gets to keep draft choice Jason Dieter, a Baltimore native who attended UMBC. A midfielder, Dieter was acquired with St. Louis' second selection in the first round of the draft, as part of the proposed Ingram/Dragicevic deal.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | March 5, 1992
Blast defender Emil Dragicevic's best friend is St. Louis Storm offensive star Preki. They are both from Yugoslavia. They played together for two years in St. Louis before Dragicevic joined the Blast.When the Blast is in St. Louis, Preki invites Dragicevic to his home and Dragicevic returns the favor in Baltimore. Many nights, such as Tuesday, they go out to dinner together -- Dragicevic, Preki and their good friend Branko Segota, who is also Preki's teammate.The conversation is usually about home in Yugoslavia, about the civil war there, about family and friends.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | February 20, 1992
St. Louis Storm forward Godfrey Ingram just said no.The nine-year Major Soccer League veteran vetoed a proposed trade to the Blast yesterday, bringing to an end the negotiations that would have meant trading places with Blast midfield/defender Emil Dragicevic.That's the bad news. The good news is the Blast gets to keep draft choice Jason Dieter, a Baltimore native who attended UMBC. A midfielder, Dieter was acquired with St. Louis' second selection in the first round of the draft, as part of the proposed Ingram/Dragicevic deal.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Staff Writer | February 17, 1992
A trade that could send Baltimore Blast midfielder Emil Dragicevic to the St. Louis Storm for four-time All-Star forward Godfrey Ingram may not develop as planned."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | March 5, 1992
Blast defender Emil Dragicevic's best friend is St. Louis Storm offensive star Preki. They are both from Yugoslavia. They played together for two years in St. Louis before Dragicevic joined the Blast.When the Blast is in St. Louis, Preki invites Dragicevic to his home and Dragicevic returns the favor in Baltimore. Many nights, such as Tuesday, they go out to dinner together -- Dragicevic, Preki and their good friend Branko Segota, who is also Preki's teammate.The conversation is usually about home in Yugoslavia, about the civil war there, about family and friends.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | March 5, 1992
Blast defender Emil Dragicevic's best friend is St. Louis Storm offensive star Preki. They are both from Yugoslavia. They played together for two years in St. Louis before Dragicevic joined the Blast.When the Blast is in St. Louis, Preki invites Dragicevic to his home and Dragicevic returns the favor in Baltimore. Many nights, such as Tuesday, they go out to dinner together -- Dragicevic, Preki and their good friend Branko Segota, who is also Preki's teammate.The conversation is usually about home in Yugoslavia, about the civil war there, about family and friends.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | September 13, 1991
"If I could stay 21 all my life, I'd keep playing," said 24-year-old defender Joe Barger, who has parted company with the Blast.Barger, a Loyola College graduate, played two seasons here, but he and Blast vice president Drew Forrester could not agree on a new contract."We couldn't give him what he needs financially," said Forrester. "Based on the current salary cap requirements, the money just isn't there. We parted on good terms."Sources said Barger asked for a salary in the $30,000 to $35,000 range, but the Blast was unable to offer more than the mid-twenties.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Staff Writer | February 17, 1992
A trade that could send Baltimore Blast midfielder Emil Dragicevic to the St. Louis Storm for four-time All-Star forward Godfrey Ingram may not develop as planned."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | March 5, 1992
Blast defender Emil Dragicevic's best friend is St. Louis Storm offensive star Preki. They are both from Yugoslavia. They played together for two years in St. Louis before Dragicevic joined the Blast.When the Blast is in St. Louis, Preki invites Dragicevic to his home and Dragicevic returns the favor in Baltimore. Many nights, such as Tuesday, they go out to dinner together -- Dragicevic, Preki and their good friend Branko Segota, who is also Preki's teammate.The conversation is usually about home in Yugoslavia, about the civil war there, about family and friends.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | February 20, 1992
St. Louis Storm forward Godfrey Ingram just said no.The nine-year Major Soccer League veteran vetoed a proposed trade to the Blast yesterday, bringing to an end the negotiations that would have meant trading places with Blast midfield/defender Emil Dragicevic.That's the bad news. The good news is the Blast gets to keep draft choice Jason Dieter, a Baltimore native who attended UMBC. A midfielder, Dieter was acquired with St. Louis' second selection in the first round of the draft, as part of the proposed Ingram/Dragicevic deal.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | February 20, 1992
St. Louis Storm forward Godfrey Ingram just said no.The nine-year Major Soccer League veteran vetoed a proposed trade to the Blast yesterday, bringing to an end the negotiations that would have meant trading places with Blast midfield/defender Emil Dragicevic.That's the bad news. The good news is the Blast gets to keep draft choice Jason Dieter, a Baltimore native who attended UMBC. A midfielder, Dieter was acquired with St. Louis' second selection in the first round of the draft, as part of the proposed Ingram/Dragicevic deal.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Staff Writer | February 17, 1992
A trade that could send Baltimore Blast midfielder Emil Dragicevic to the St. Louis Storm for four-time All-Star forward Godfrey Ingram may not develop as planned."
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Staff Writer | February 17, 1992
A trade that could send Baltimore Blast midfielder Emil Dragicevic to the St. Louis Storm for four-time All-Star forward Godfrey Ingram may not develop as planned."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | September 26, 1991
His name might not be easy to pronounce, but it appears new Blast defender Emil Dragicevic will be easy to like.Say it slowly: Drah-GEEC-a-vich. Practice it. Remember it."Emil is one tough player," said Blast coach Kenny Cooper, as he watched practice this week. "He won't take any prisoners and that's the kind of attitude we need."The 5-foot-9, 158-pound defender looks more like a Sunday school teacher than a hard-nosed, physical athlete."Many people tell me I have the baby face," said Dragicevic, 31. "But on the field, I am a hard-working guy."
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By Bill Free | September 13, 1991
Baltimore Blast defender Joe Barger said yesterday that he was leaving the team to pursue a full-time career in financial planning after the club was unable to give him a large enough raise.Barger said he and the Blast were close to $10,000 apart in the amount "I needed to make it my full-time job."The departure of Barger, along with the earlier decision not to re-sign Tim Wittman, leaves the Blast without any Baltimore-area-born players."If I was going to stay 21 all my life [Barger is 24]
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By DAN FESPERMAN and DAN FESPERMAN,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | December 24, 1995
ZIVINICE, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- For any arriving American soldier who thinks Bosnia's path to peace is outlined in black and white, a case study in Balkan complexity is available for viewing a mile or two from U.S. headquarters.Here, in the filthy rooms of a small hotel, are the last of 23 Serbian families who have become refugees in their own hometown. The story of their exile is a reversal of accustomed wartime roles -- this time Serbs are the victims, Muslims the aggressors. They were living in peace, their only provocation their ethnicity.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | September 13, 1991
"If I could stay 21 all my life, I'd keep playing," said 24-year-old defender Joe Barger, who has parted company with the Blast.Barger, a Loyola College graduate, played two seasons here, but he and Blast vice president Drew Forrester could not agree on a new contract."We couldn't give him what he needs financially," said Forrester. "Based on the current salary cap requirements, the money just isn't there. We parted on good terms."Sources said Barger asked for a salary in the $30,000 to $35,000 range, but the Blast was unable to offer more than the mid-twenties.
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By Bill Free | September 13, 1991
Baltimore Blast defender Joe Barger said yesterday that he was leaving the team to pursue a full-time career in financial planning after the club was unable to give him a large enough raise.Barger said he and the Blast were close to $10,000 apart in the amount "I needed to make it my full-time job."The departure of Barger, along with the earlier decision not to re-sign Tim Wittman, leaves the Blast without any Baltimore-area-born players."If I was going to stay 21 all my life [Barger is 24]
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