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SPORTS
May 3, 2007
Good morning -- Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer -- With grass and dirt stains, did the loser have to do the wash?
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NEWS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | May 18, 1999
KRAGUJEVAC, Yugoslavia -- Milenko Vesnic was ready to die for the right to build Yugo cars.The 53-year-old assembly-line foreman said he was among scores of laborers who stood by the gates of the vast Zastava factory last month, daring NATO to bomb what was once Yugoslavia's industrial crown jewel.And NATO struck. Twice.Now, Zastava is a wreck and Vesnic, along with thousands of other employees, has little to do but look at the ruins."If we lose the factory, we lose everything," Vesnic said.
SPORTS
April 22, 2006
Mike Maroth Tigers pitcher A 21-game loser in 2003, he has a scoreless innings streak of 17 1/3 and an ERA of 0.49. Dan Johnson Athletics first baseman He went 0-for-2 with two walks and is 1-for-37 (.027) for the season.
SPORTS
By BRAD SNYDER | May 21, 1995
For those sports fans who cannot discuss baseball until the NBA playoffs are over, keep reading. Several major leaguers enjoyed stellar high school and college basketball careers and probably are watching the pro playoffs with keen interest. This week's selection is in honor of those men who chose baseball over their basketball hi-tops.Delino DeShields -- winner-- Wears his socks high in honor of Negro Leagues. Has a sense of history and a bright future.Dave Winfield -- loser-- Winnie's hanging on for 500 home runs, but as a right-handed designated hitter he doesn't get many at bats.
NEWS
By George Neff Lucas | January 3, 1995
Loser Sauerbrey still claims to seeElectoral chicanery;No doubt she'd adoreTo turn BaltimoreInto Little Chicago, Md.* * *Elections restart politics:Both parties will try to outfixThe other's repairsAs if either caresWhat happens until '96.* * *Holding out for that unpretty penny.Too few are depriving too many;But Congress could playBefore Opening Day --Take me out to the ballgame, if any.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | October 6, 1992
The campaign has entered the nasty stage, leaving questions about what it was before.An 81-year-old bottle of wine sold for $350, and you thought baseball card collectors were frivolous.It's hard to know which would be scarier, that the El Al disaster in Amsterdam was sabotage, or that it wasn't.Angola tried a free election and it was just like one of ours: The loser said it was stolen.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | October 18, 1993
Haiti is where the inmates are in charge of the prison.Ron Price got 16 years for violating children in his care, and 10 more years for bragging to Geraldo about it.The Governor is going all-out to sell NAFTA, and if that doesn't undo the damage of supporting loser Bush against winner Clinton, nothing will.Administration policy respecting General Aidid is that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
SPORTS
May 29, 1994
Someone smart once said that managers are hired only to be fired. Alas, that bright person didn't work on this column, but fortunately, "Winners and Losers" is intelligent enough to spot six skippers who have already run into rough times on the managerial seas, with one already cast adrift by a mutinous front office.MANAGERS .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. COMMENTJohnny Oates ... ... Winner ... ... Since when has a .600 winning.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... ... percentage not been enough to.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... ... insure job security?
SPORTS
May 21, 1995
Ups and downsMike Mussina -- Winner -- Two exceptionally pitched games in a week. The three-hitter against Cleveland was near-perfection. Get the long-term deal signed.Jeffrey Hammonds -- Loser -- Maybe he's physically able, maybe not. But if hewasn't going to play for the O's, sending him down was the right thing to do.Leo Gomez -- Loser -- Tough week. He loses arbitration case, makes big error and the gets benched...Jeff Manto -- Winner -- ...in favor of this guy. They call him Mickey Manto.
SPORTS
June 9, 1998
Quote: "It's awful; there is nothing to do. Bobby Bonilla told me I was going to hate it and he was right." Dodgers first baseman Eric Karros, who spent two days as DH.It's a fact: Shawon Dunston played left field and was 1-for-4 for the Indians against the Pirates. In his first game in a Pittsburgh uniform last season, he homered twice against Cleveland.Who's hot: The Cubs' Sammy Sosa has homered in five straight games.Who's not: The Devil Rays' Dennis Springer became the first 10-game loser in the majors.
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