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June 21, 1992
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Emerson Fittipaldi benefited from Michael Andretti's late misfortune yesterday and claimed the pole position for today's IndyCar Budweiser-G.I. Joe's 200.Fittipaldi, who also started on the pole last year, had an average speed of 115.730 mph on his final lap of qualifying over the 1.95-mile Portland International Raceway road course. That bettered his earlier best of 115.727 mph, which also would have been good enough for the pole.Andretti, who had to replace the engine on his Penske Ford after a piston broke midway through Friday's qualifying, had his top speed of 115.564 mph three laps from the finish.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2011
Marylanders — hands on their hearts, crisply saluting or wiping away tears — lined streets and gathered at landmarks to bid personal farewells to William Donald Schaefer Monday afternoon, as the former mayor and governor was taken on one final trip by motorcade through his beloved Baltimore. "His heart was in the city, and I wanted to say goodbye," said Bronwyn Mayden, who watched from Lexington Market, near her office at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, where she is an assistant dean.
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January 15, 2002
Confusion at the inaugural Montgomery Invitational indoor track meet cost Glenelg's Carrie Selmer her chance at beating Dulaney miler Tenke Zoltani Saturday at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Center. Selmer was trailing the leaders by 25 meters when the bell sounded for the final lap and the lap counter shouted one lap to go. "I thought there were two laps left," she said. "It's not that hard to count to eight." Not sure what to do, she decided to make her big move and ripped to a 30-meter lead at the finish line when people shouted to her that there was one more lap to go. "My body just kind of shut down at that point," she said.
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By Glenn Graham | May 14, 2008
The Marriotts Ridge baseball team was savoring a team dinner last Wednesday night, capping a day the Mustangs will never forget. That afterrnoon, they had visited perennial power Centennial and come away with a 5-2 victory that gave the three-year-old school its first county team title in any sport. A first-of-its-kind banner now hangs on the school's gym wall, but the trophy had everybody's immediate attention that night. "They were really focused on that trophy. They all went to dinner with parents and it was kind of like having the Stanley Cup around.
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By Georgia Beyard | November 14, 1995
As ancient pilgrims sought to enter bydegrees to Paradise, we pull our chilledand chastened bodies through rectangled sky-reflecting, rope-divided water, calledfrom wall to wall by hope and counted lapsto thirty-six, a half a mile, or more,depending on the breath, how many strokesthe heart decided that day to beat beforethe final lap. For now, the white-walled poolthe blue-walled room suffice through goggled blurand hyperventilated high to stealaway what...
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By Glenn Graham | May 14, 2008
The Marriotts Ridge baseball team was savoring a team dinner last Wednesday night, capping a day the Mustangs will never forget. That afterrnoon, they had visited perennial power Centennial and come away with a 5-2 victory that gave the three-year-old school its first county team title in any sport. A first-of-its-kind banner now hangs on the school's gym wall, but the trophy had everybody's immediate attention that night. "They were really focused on that trophy. They all went to dinner with parents and it was kind of like having the Stanley Cup around.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | May 24, 2002
The Oakland Mills boys laid the groundwork yesterday for their third straight Class 1A state track and field championships, grabbing 42 points to take the lead after the first day of competition at UMBC. "We're in great shape," said Sam Singleton, who is making his final appearance as Oakland Mills coach. He'll be football and track coach at the new Reservoir High in southern Howard County. Havre de Grace is second with 30 points and Boonsboro third with 23. Smithsburg leads the girls 1A standings with 43 points to 32 for runner-up Rising Sun. Boys indoor track Performer of the Year Izudin Mehmedovic won the 3,200 meters and ran the anchor leg on the triumphant 3,200 relay team for the Scorpions.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special to The Sun | May 14, 1995
For Gilman, this was all about respect.The Greyhounds have lots of talent, but felt people often overlooked them. And they did not understand why. Nor did they like it."The respect was it," said Gilman coach Johnnie Foreman. "They wanted to prove a point. They wanted to show they could get it done."Gilman certainly made a statement yesterday in rolling to an easy victory at the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association track and field championships at McDonogh.The Greyhounds, whose 150 points put them comfortably ahead of McDonogh (106)
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By Jimmy Creed and Jimmy Creed,Knight-Ridder | May 7, 1991
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- With two laps to go in the Winston 500 here yesterday, Harry Gant thought his day's ride was over.Throttle down and 21 seconds ahead of the field, Gant's Skoal Bandit Oldsmobile sputtered once. . . twice. . . then roared back to life.It was a sign for him to duck underneath Skoal teammate Rick Mast, off whom he had drafted for the previous 10 laps to conserve fuel, and hope for a friendly push.Having stretched his final tank of gas to the limit, Gant could only wonder along with the Talladega Superspeedway crowd of 105,000 if he had enough fumes for the final two laps.
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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Special to The Sun | May 26, 1995
Some waited in hot buses. Others packed into a cramped gymnasium. And still others chose to rough it, battling the elements under makeshift tents.A severe line of late afternoon thunderstorms turned yesterday's opening day of competition at the Class 3A-4A state track and field championships into part track meet, part Woodstock.During a two-hour delay, some of the state's top athletes did what they could to stay loose, keep focused, and pass the time -- all while fighting for cover at Western Maryland College.
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By Ed Hinton and Ed Hinton,Orlando Sentinel | October 9, 2006
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Midway through the final lap yesterday, more than 150,000 people gave out the strangest crowd reaction to a finish in the 37-year history of Talladega Superspeedway. They went nearly completely silent, gazing blankly at a cloud of dust rising from the backstretch. Seconds earlier they'd been jubilant but anxious as their favorite, Dale Earnhardt Jr., tried to hold off Jimmie Johnson for the win in the UAW-Ford 500. Either way it turned out, Earnhardt and Johnson both seemed sure to gain badly needed ground in the standings and liven up the Chase for the Nextel Cup. Then both were wrecked by a non-contender for the championship.
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By PAUL MCMULLEN and PAUL MCMULLEN,SUN REPORTER | May 5, 2006
EMMITSBURG-- --Jim Deegan was multi-tasking and networking decades before the terms appeared in a dictionary. In summer 1956, Mount St. Mary's hired Deegan to coach cross country, soccer and track and field. He is completing his 50th and final school year at the university, although he will remain in some capacity, in straw hat and sandals, fiddling with a sprinter's form or debunking some of the tales told about him. Deegan stories will flow at a dinner in his honor tomorrow, and his farewell is the main reason the Northeast Conference championships are being conducted here this weekend.
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By Diane Pucin and Diane Pucin,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 2, 2005
CHALLANS, France -- Look, Lance Armstrong says, he is not riding the 2005 Tour de France to finish second. If his enthusiasm for racing 2,240 miles over 23 days did not start burning hot until this spring, if his training has been less lengthy, if he seems distracted from the painfully boring matters of weighing his food by the ounce, of rising at dawn to ride hills over and over, of living an ascetic life devoted to wearing a bright, yellow jersey July...
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By Ed Hinton and Ed Hinton,ORLANDO SENTINEL | June 21, 2004
BROOKLYN, Mich. - NASCAR officials took the pizazz out of another finish with a late caution yesterday. But this time there were no mistakes, just clockwork precision on the final judgment call. With Ryan Newman leading but Kasey Kahne in hot pursuit and gaining, and less than a mile remaining in the DHL 400, officials threw a caution to freeze the running order. Kahne's charge was instantaneously bridled, and Newman got the first victory of what had been a sputtering season for last year's winningest driver.
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By ROB KASPER | July 12, 2003
ON A HUMID Saturday morning back in 1986, my wife and I walked our older son to his initial swim meet. As we got near the pool entrance, the kid balked. He didn't want to swim, he wanted to go home. Tears flowed. Nerves were on edge. Eventually, my wife and I were able to coax the Speedo-clad 6-year-old into swimming. Thus began a 16-year summer saga of Saturdays with the swim team. Since that first Saturday, we have spent hours watching our sons and their teammates on the Bolton Hill Barracudas swim team compete against swim teams at pools throughout the metropolitan Baltimore area.
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By Shav Glick and Shav Glick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 23, 2003
SONOMA, Calif. - Once Jeff Gordon pulled up behind Robby Gordon with 27 laps to go in the Dodge/Save Mart 350 yesterday, it seemed only a matter of time before the four-time Winston Cup champion would slip his Chevrolet past Robby's Chevrolet for the win. For lap after lap, Jeff dogged Robby, once shoving the nose of his car alongside Robby's, but he couldn't muster that little effort to complete the move. At the checkered flag of a dramatic 110-lap road race on Infineon Raceway's 2-mile course on a picturesque Sonoma Valley hillside, it was still Robby's No. 31 in front.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | February 20, 2002
KEARNS, Utah - J.P. Shilling skated the race of his life on the world's fastest ice against the best on the planet. And with 20 members of his family and friends watching, the Baltimore native finished 14th in the 1,500-meter long-track speed skating event yesterday at the Utah Olympic Oval. On a day when the world record was set and broken and the United States increased its medal count to 20 - including Derek Parra's gold in this event - Shilling did exactly what he set out to do in the most competitive long-track race at the games.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | February 14, 2000
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- In the past two days, defending Winston Cup champion Dale Jarrett has sent out announcements that this Daytona 500 week may be the start of his second championship season. First came his pole-winning performance for Sunday's Daytona 500. And then yesterday, on the last lap of the Bud Shootout, an all-star race for last season's pole winners, Jarrett and his Ford were able to come out of seemingly nowhere to win at Daytona International Speedway. Jarrett parlayed a fine pit stop and a side-by-side battle between Jeff Gordon and Sterling Marlin into the third turn of the final lap for victory.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | May 24, 2002
The Oakland Mills boys laid the groundwork yesterday for their third straight Class 1A state track and field championships, grabbing 42 points to take the lead after the first day of competition at UMBC. "We're in great shape," said Sam Singleton, who is making his final appearance as Oakland Mills coach. He'll be football and track coach at the new Reservoir High in southern Howard County. Havre de Grace is second with 30 points and Boonsboro third with 23. Smithsburg leads the girls 1A standings with 43 points to 32 for runner-up Rising Sun. Boys indoor track Performer of the Year Izudin Mehmedovic won the 3,200 meters and ran the anchor leg on the triumphant 3,200 relay team for the Scorpions.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | February 20, 2002
KEARNS, Utah - J.P. Shilling skated the race of his life on the world's fastest ice against the best on the planet. And with 20 members of his family and friends watching, the Baltimore native finished 14th in the 1,500-meter long-track speed skating event yesterday at the Utah Olympic Oval. On a day when the world record was set and broken and the United States increased its medal count to 20 - including Derek Parra's gold in this event - Shilling did exactly what he set out to do in the most competitive long-track race at the games.
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