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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | September 3, 2004
Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward said last night that he has signed a professional contract with James Prince for an unspecified bonus at the manager's home in Houston. Ward, a deeply religious 20-year-old from Oakland Calif., defeated Magomed Aripgadjiev of Belarus, 20-13, in their light heavyweight bout in Athens last weekend. Ward had been in Houston since Monday with Prince. Last night's meeting lasted an hour before Ward signed, "but the decision was made a long time ago," said the fighter, whom Prince said he has been pursuing "for about three years."
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2014
MESA, ARIZ. - Michael Phelps couldn't say it enough times, even joking that he would bore questioners with his repetitive explanation for returning to competitive swimming. “I'm having fun,” he answered over and over Wednesday in his first public remarks since his comeback became official last week. Phelps, 28, will swim at the Mesa Grand Prix Thursday, his first race since he won his record-setting 18th gold medal at the 2012 Olympics. He said then he'd never be back, that he'd be relieved to live away from the pool for the first time in his life.
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January 6, 1991
Since its creation in 1980, the North Harford Middle School's literary magazine "Ink Blot" -- now called "Peregrine" -- has had a winningtradition.And now North Harford High's "Peregrine" and the school's newspaper, "Falcon's Eye," have received Medalist/First Place honors from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.The 1990 edition of "Peregrine" earned 955 out of a possible 1,000 points.Three All-Columbian awards also were given for superior achievement in content, design and creativity.
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The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2013
Two-time Women's World Cup gold medalist Devon Wills was claimed by the New York Lizards today, making her the first woman to sign with a Major League Lacrosse team, the league announced. "It was an honor to be considered, and I have a lot of respect for all the guys in the supplemental draft," said Wills, who was not selected in last week's event. "Now comes the time for me to compete and take my chance to fight for a spot on the first team. " Wills will have a chance to earn a roster spot at the beginning of April when the Lizards begin training camp.
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By SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 14, 2002
Shane Bertsch, medalist here two years ago, shot 7-under-par 65 to again lead the field at Eagle's Nest in local qualifying for the U.S. Open championship. Four others shot 68, including 2001 medalist David Hutsell, an assistant professional at Columbia Country Club who lives in Towson, and amateur David Nocar, of Severna Park. With two (out of an original nine) places at stake, six players will return at 8 this morning to vie for the two places in the Woodmont Country Club sectional, June 3, and four alternate spots.
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By Roch Eric Kubatko | May 11, 1995
For the second year in a row, Anne Arundel Community College's golf team won the Region XX Division III championship. But it took the biggest comeback in coach Cal Peterson's 25 seasons to achieve this one.The Pioneers were 11 strokes down going into yesterday's final round, but rallied for a three-stroke win over Montgomery-Rockville. They advance to the nationals at Greensboro, N.C."I'm amazed. I'm extremely pleased, both with the players and the outcome," Peterson said.The comeback was led by Arundel High School graduate Kris Niemi, who shot a 79 and 75 to emerge as the top medalist in both Division II and Division III. Matt Hoffman was the No. 4 medalist in Division III.
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February 27, 1994
Gold-medal winner Oksana Baiul, silver medalist Nancy Kerrigan and bronze medalist Chen Lu head an impressive lineup for the Campbell's Soups 1994 Tour of World Figure Skating Champions, coming to the Baltimore Arena on Sunday, April 17.The cast also includes Surya Bonaly, who finished fourth in the women's competition, and men's Olympic stars Elvis Stojko (silver), Philippe Candeloro (bronze), Viktor Petrenko, Brian Boitano and Scott Davis.Pairs gold medalists Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov will be there, as will Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko, Natalia Michkouteniok and Arthur Dmitriev, Isabelle and Paul Duchesnay, Maia Usova and Alexander Zhjulin, Isabelle Brasseur and Lloyd Eisler and Jennie Meno and Todd Sand.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 8, 1991
BETHESDA -- The medalist, defending champion, previous medalists and previous champions were among the casualties, as two rounds of the 71st men's amateur championship of the Maryland State Golf Association yesterday reduced the field to eight at Bethesda Country Club.Two-time medalist Sheldon Kalish, defending champion Charlie Harris, former medalist and champion Clark MacKenzie and two-time finalist Henry Blue went home earlier than planned. Two past winners remained in contention, however, 1965 winner Harry Cain of Bethesda CC and seven-time titlist Marty West III of Columbia CC.Bethesda member Chris York, 15, eagled the sixth hole and birdied the 10th and 11th for two wins and a half in getting the upper hand on Blue in the afternoon, and, at the same time, MacKenzie, who had wiped out one two-hole deficit, could only take care of half of another one, losing an uphill struggle to Steve Thomas of Crofton CC.Kalish also made it to the afternoon round but couldn't get anything going, as Bill Murphy of Congressional CC won the second hole and never trailed thereafter.
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By Kevin Cowherd | February 26, 1994
No pain, no gain, etc.: After success of gold medalist Oksana Baiul (three stitches in leg following practice collision) and silver medalist Nancy Kerrigan (knee used as pinata by thuggish amateur hitman), bronze figure skating medalist Chen Lu of China said she briefly considered dropping a cinderblock on her ankle to induce internal bleeding.She settled for a brisk whack upside the head from her coach.Fair's fair: In wake of Tonya Harding do-over in women's long program because of skate boot problem, '69 Colts now petitioning NFL to replay Super Bowl III, claiming QB Earl Morrall played most of 16-7 loss to Jets with loose shoulder pads.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | August 8, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- Yesterday, it was Gwen Torrence, the apology.By prepared statement.After accusing other sprinters of drug use and engaging in a crude and often bizarre Geraldo-style news conference after her 200-meter win Thursday, Torrence sought to soften her stance and offer an apology."
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2013
The Food for Thought stage at next weekend's Baltimore Book Festival will present a full slate of talks and demonstrations by Baltimore-based chefs and visiting cookbook authors. Among the locals are Johnny's barista Lindsay DiFabbio (1 p.m. Friday), caterer and former restaurateur Connie Crabtree-Burritt (noon Sept. 28) and Bradley Willits, executive chef at the B&O American Brasserie (noon Sept. 29 ). The most recognizable names among the visiting authors are not necessarily associated with the world of cooking.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2012
Navigator Stan Honey led what was then the fastest nonstop circumnavigation of the world under sail - "48 days and a few hours" in 2010. Sailmaker Mark Reynolds won three Olympic medals, two gold and one silver, and is a two-time Star World champion. John Cox Stevens was a founding member of the New York Yacht Club and was instrumental in creating the America's Cup regatta. They're three of the nine sailors who will be inducted this year into the National Sailing Hall of Fame, a Maryland-based organization planning a permanent home in Annapolis.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2012
For the first time in her memory, Jessica Long dreaded swimming. With high school coming to an end, her friends cut loose -- bonfires, movie nights. It all sounded so fun and Long, a seven-time Paralympic gold medalist, had to skip out so she could hit the pool at the crack of dawn. "It was bad," she recalls two years later. "I wasn't happy. " Few could have guessed it given her bounty of medals, but Long felt she had failed at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing. She had promised seven gold medals to anyone who would listen, plastering the number all over her bedroom in Middle River.
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By Chris Korman | April 17, 2012
Alas, Kegasus will not be the most athletic, um, sentient being in the infield at Preakness. Olympic Gold medalists Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers will compete in a National Volleyball League (yes, that's a thing) event on May 18-19. The pair will be making their domestic debut in advance of the London Games. Dalhausser, who's nickname "The Thin Beast" must be among the best in sports, will be recognizable to many sports fans. One, he's a thin beast. Two, he's got a bald dome that really sticks with you. Summer Olympic contenders Jen Kessy and April Ross will also compete on Preakness weekend, in what might be, according to a release, the only domestic appearance by American teams prior to the competition in London.  America's best known beach duo -- Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh -- has reunited but is not scheduled to appear in Baltimore.
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By Karen Nitkin | January 30, 2012
Robert Vigorito, founder and race director of the Columbia Triathlon Association, went straight to the top when choosing a spokesperson for his new race, the Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon and Coed 5K, scheduled for April 29. Vigorito asked Joan Benoit Samuelson, a rock star in the world of racing -- breaker of world records, winner of marathons, and the first woman to win an Olympic marathon. Samuelson, now 54, is an ardent advocate for lifelong fitness, and, believe it or not, she still runs marathons.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2011
Jessica Long can imagine her response the first time she sees her face on a national soft drink display in the supermarket. "I'm pretty sure I'll scream and say, 'This is me!' " said Long, 19, the seven-time Paralympics swimming gold medalist from Middle River. "To see myself on a can of Coke will be exciting. " One of eight U.S. athletes chosen by Coca-Cola for a high-profile ad campaign to highlight the 2012 London Olympics, Long spent Tuesday at a pool in a fitness center in Concord, Mass., splashing and smiling for photographers.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 5, 2002
J.P. Shilling of Baltimore, a member of the U.S. Olympic team, was one of four U.S. skaters to qualify for the World Allround Speed Skating Championships to be held this weekend in Heerenveen, Netherlands. Last weekend, Shilling skated races of 500, 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000 meters as part of the Continental Cup competition in St. Foy, Quebec, and finished fourth overall with a cumulative 170.027 points. The Continental Cup is the North American regional qualifying event for the world championships.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | July 27, 1996
ATLANTA -- Mary Ellen Clark let the thought go through her mind only for an instant yesterday as she stood on the 10-meter platform at the Olympic pool and stared down at the water.Well, this could be my last dive ever.She was an improbable bronze medalist four years ago in Barcelona, Spain, and an even more improbable Olympic returnee for Atlanta after missing nearly a year because of vertigo. But after hitting her final dive at the U.S. diving trials to win that competition last month, anything seemed possible for the 33-year-old native of Newtown Square, Pa.After four of five dives in the platform preliminary round yesterday, however, the possibilities were becoming rapidly limited.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2010
As America's most-decorated winter Olympian, speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno has won medals streaking ahead of the pack, stumbling across the finish line and nipping the competition at the end. He's won races he should have lost and lost races he might have won. As he always says — win or lose — "That's short track. " Now, the 28-year-old has written a book with former Los Angeles Times reporter Alan Abrahamson, "Zero Regrets," that takes readers from his early rebellious days to the grueling training sessions that led up to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2010
The long and arduous journey toward the 2012 Olympics in London is starting to take shape for swimmer Michael Phelps. After competing in the Charlotte (N.C.) UltraSwim last week, Phelps has decided to enter the Paris Open on June26-27, marking the first time he has competed in France in nearly a decade. Organizers confirmed on their website that the 14-time Olympic gold medalist from Baltimore has entered the meet, which will also include two-time world champion Cesar Cielo of Brazil and Olympic 100-meter champion Alain Bernard of France.
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