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By New York Times News Service | July 2, 1994
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- It's a plot.For Argentina, those are words that have echoed through much of its history as an explanation when "bad" things happened to "good" people.For the military governments of the 1970s, international outcry over human rights abuses were considered a plot by terrorists outside the country to discredit the Argentine military. Earlier in the century, Jews were plotting to take over the Patagonia, in what was called the Andean Plan. More recently, to explain periodic sharp public criticism, president Carlos Saul Menem has said that there is a media plot, backed by communists out to get him.And now, the news that Diego Maradona tested positive for banned medication has Argentina again raising the banner of conspiracy, or complot, as they say in Spanish.
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By Grahame L. Jones, Tribune newspapers | July 4, 2010
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Suddenly, it's 2006 all over again in Germany. Fans are turning out in tens of thousands on the streets of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and elsewhere to watch what is surely the best German soccer team put together in the past quarter-century. That team, in a performance as devastating as it was comprehensive, demolished Argentina 4-0 on Saturday to sweep into the semifinals of the 2010 World Cup. "I feel like I have been hit by Muhammad Ali," said Diego Maradona, Argentina's coach.
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By Chris Dufresne and Chris Dufresne,Los Angeles Times | June 26, 1994
FOXBORO, Mass. -- The game as art was not high drama. Knowing conservative when he sees it, former President Bush and a few well-armed companions departed Foxboro Stadium in the 88th minute of yesterday's match, confident of the status quo.* Switzerland vs. Colombia at Palo Alto, Calif., 4:05 p.m.
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October 1, 1995
Pro footballDefensive back for Mad Dogs killed in two-car collisionDavid "Junior" Robinson, a defensive back with the Canadian Football League's Memphis Mad Dogs who played two seasons in the NFL, was one of two people killed yesterday in a two-car collision in Winston-Salem, North Carolina Highway Patrol officials have confirmed.Robinson, who played at East Carolina, was selected by the New England Patriots in the fifth round of the 1990 NFL draft. Heplayed one season with the Patriots, then played for Sacramento of the World League and the NFL's Detroit Lions in 1992, and for the CFL's Sacramento Gold Miners in 1993 and 1994.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | November 11, 1991
SAN DIEGO -- The idea of bringing Argentine soccer star Maradona to the United States has stirred up quite a controversy around San Diego Sockers owner Oscar Ancira Jr.Soccer International Magazine editor Graham Jones wrote an entire column, in which Ancira says "the nicest thing he said about me was that I am 'feeble-minded.' "He has received letters from fans saying they will turn in their season tickets if Maradona joins the Sockers.He has received calls from European writers, who have wasted little time in telling him he is "naive," if he thinks he can circumvent FIFA's ban on Maradona playing anywhere in the near future.
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By Jerry Trecker and Jerry Trecker,The Hartford Courant | June 23, 1994
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Argentina has figured out a way to have two conductors for its orchestra, turning that apparent contradiction into a potent attacking force that fired a warning shot across the bow of any would-be World Cup winner Tuesday afternoon.It was not so much that the 1978 and 1986 champions routed Greece, 4-0. It was the way Fernando Redondo and Diego Maradona played together that will make other Cup contenders take notice.Redondo, 25, a gifted central midfielder who first came to the fore in the 1992 Intercontinental Cup in Saudi Arabia, was the dominant player on a rainy day. Maradona, 33, was a rare "second among equals" to his younger playmaker.
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By Bill Free | October 18, 1991
Even the eternal optimist, Baltimore Blast coach Kenny Cooper, said the Major Soccer League reached an all-time low on Aug. 7 when it came within five minutes of folding.It took a late decision by former owner Donald Carter to return as majority owner of the Dallas Sidekicks to save the MSL for a 14th season, which will begin tomorrow night when the Blast plays the Sidekicks at 7:35 at the Baltimore Arena.The Blast and Sidekicks will have the stage to themselves on opening night. The rest of the league won't begin play until next week.
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June 3, 1991
Maradona to be tried on drug chargesArgentine soccer star Diego Maradona has been indicted by a Naples, Italy, prosecutor on charges of cocaine possession and ordered to stand trial, state radio and television reported yesterday.Trial was set to begin June 26. It was not known whether Maradona would return to Italy from Argentina, where he also has judicial troubles, to attend trial.The broadcast reports said Maradona was charged with possessing and giving away cocaine. RAI state television said he was indicted after several women told investigators that he had given them cocaine.
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April 29, 1991
Maradona charged with drug distributionDiego Maradona was charged yesterday with possession and distribution of drugs in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and released from jail on $20,000 bond.Maradona was forbidden to leave Argentina pending trial, in accordance with an order issued Saturday night by Federal Judge Amelia Berraz de Vidal.Federal Prosecutor Roberto Amayo said outside the Federal Court Building that Maradona, arrested Friday with two companions, was accused of "distributing drugs free of charge and drug possession."
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April 4, 1991
Maradona tells paper his pro career is overDiego Maradona was quoted yesterday as saying he will not play professional soccer again, and Argentina's president said that he would not make a quick judgment on the fallen star's future.A day after Maradona returned home to Argentina, officials in Europe and South America continued to debate what should happen to the 30-year-old forward, who faces a suspension of six months to two years because of cocaine use.In a interview published in yesterday's Corriere della Sera, a daily newspaper in Milan, Italy, Maradona said his career was over.
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By New York Times News Service | July 2, 1994
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- It's a plot.For Argentina, those are words that have echoed through much of its history as an explanation when "bad" things happened to "good" people.For the military governments of the 1970s, international outcry over human rights abuses were considered a plot by terrorists outside the country to discredit the Argentine military. Earlier in the century, Jews were plotting to take over the Patagonia, in what was called the Andean Plan. More recently, to explain periodic sharp public criticism, president Carlos Saul Menem has said that there is a media plot, backed by communists out to get him.And now, the news that Diego Maradona tested positive for banned medication has Argentina again raising the banner of conspiracy, or complot, as they say in Spanish.
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By Chris Dufresne and Chris Dufresne,Los Angeles Times | June 26, 1994
FOXBORO, Mass. -- The game as art was not high drama. Knowing conservative when he sees it, former President Bush and a few well-armed companions departed Foxboro Stadium in the 88th minute of yesterday's match, confident of the status quo.* Switzerland vs. Colombia at Palo Alto, Calif., 4:05 p.m.
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By Jerry Trecker and Jerry Trecker,The Hartford Courant | June 23, 1994
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Argentina has figured out a way to have two conductors for its orchestra, turning that apparent contradiction into a potent attacking force that fired a warning shot across the bow of any would-be World Cup winner Tuesday afternoon.It was not so much that the 1978 and 1986 champions routed Greece, 4-0. It was the way Fernando Redondo and Diego Maradona played together that will make other Cup contenders take notice.Redondo, 25, a gifted central midfielder who first came to the fore in the 1992 Intercontinental Cup in Saudi Arabia, was the dominant player on a rainy day. Maradona, 33, was a rare "second among equals" to his younger playmaker.
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April 17, 1992
Foreman on the ropes for another title fightUnless Larry Holmes upsets Evander Holyfield on June 19, boxing probably has seen the last of George Foreman. Foreman, who barely survived what was supposed to be a walkover with Alex Stewart on Friday night, told Newsday yesterday that if Holyfield retains his title and refuses to grant Foreman a rematch, "Then that's the end of George.""This whole thing was about getting another title shot," Foreman said of his two-fight, $10 million deal with HBO, which ran out with the Stewart fight.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | November 11, 1991
SAN DIEGO -- The idea of bringing Argentine soccer star Maradona to the United States has stirred up quite a controversy around San Diego Sockers owner Oscar Ancira Jr.Soccer International Magazine editor Graham Jones wrote an entire column, in which Ancira says "the nicest thing he said about me was that I am 'feeble-minded.' "He has received letters from fans saying they will turn in their season tickets if Maradona joins the Sockers.He has received calls from European writers, who have wasted little time in telling him he is "naive," if he thinks he can circumvent FIFA's ban on Maradona playing anywhere in the near future.
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By Bill Free | October 18, 1991
Even the eternal optimist, Baltimore Blast coach Kenny Cooper, said the Major Soccer League reached an all-time low on Aug. 7 when it came within five minutes of folding.It took a late decision by former owner Donald Carter to return as majority owner of the Dallas Sidekicks to save the MSL for a 14th season, which will begin tomorrow night when the Blast plays the Sidekicks at 7:35 at the Baltimore Arena.The Blast and Sidekicks will have the stage to themselves on opening night. The rest of the league won't begin play until next week.
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August 17, 1991
Hairy situationHeadline writers at New York's newspapers had a field day with the controversy over the benching of Don Mattingly by the New York Yankees because of the length of his hair. Here is some of their handywork:The New York Times (which displayed the story on its front page): "Mattingly Chooses/Seat on Yank Bench/Over Barber's Chair."Newsday: "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow?"The Daily News: "BRONX BARBERS"The Post: "PLAY BALD!"Get it off your chestShirtless golfers fear their strokes are numbered at the public golf courses around Chicago.
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October 1, 1995
Pro footballDefensive back for Mad Dogs killed in two-car collisionDavid "Junior" Robinson, a defensive back with the Canadian Football League's Memphis Mad Dogs who played two seasons in the NFL, was one of two people killed yesterday in a two-car collision in Winston-Salem, North Carolina Highway Patrol officials have confirmed.Robinson, who played at East Carolina, was selected by the New England Patriots in the fifth round of the 1990 NFL draft. Heplayed one season with the Patriots, then played for Sacramento of the World League and the NFL's Detroit Lions in 1992, and for the CFL's Sacramento Gold Miners in 1993 and 1994.
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August 17, 1991
Hairy situationHeadline writers at New York's newspapers had a field day with the controversy over the benching of Don Mattingly by the New York Yankees because of the length of his hair. Here is some of their handywork:The New York Times (which displayed the story on its front page): "Mattingly Chooses/Seat on Yank Bench/Over Barber's Chair."Newsday: "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow?"The Daily News: "BRONX BARBERS"The Post: "PLAY BALD!"Get it off your chestShirtless golfers fear their strokes are numbered at the public golf courses around Chicago.
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August 2, 1991
Britain officially out of America's CupBritain, the country that began the America's Cup races 140 years ago, will miss next year's competition because Peter de Savary announced his syndicate's withdrawal yesterday due to lack of funds.De Savary, commodore of the Port Pendennis Yacht Club which was to represent Britain in the 1992 challenger series, announced his withdrawal to his counterpart at the San Diego Yacht Club, holders of the America's Cup.In a letter of notice to San Diego Commodore Sandy Purdon, de Savary wrote: "It is only after considerable effort and a great will to be with you in 1992 that I have finally decided to withdraw from the forthcoming America's Cup regatta."
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