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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 26, 1994
HAMAR, Norway -- A silver. It was only a silver.Nancy Kerrigan had the medal around her neck. She put on a smile, put it on as big and broad as she could make it, but she could not hide the disappointment in her eyes.They were ready to play another country's national anthem. She was on the second step, and above her, on the first, was this 16-year-old girl from Ukraine, Oksana Baiul.Baiul's eyes teared. And Kerrigan just looked straight ahead."For me, in my mind and my heart, I thought I did [win]
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SPORTS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 17, 1998
NAGANO, Japan -- This was Pasha's last Olympic dance.Dressed in purple, a silver and white cross cut across the front of her outfit, Pasha Grishuk glided on the ice for four minutes, following Evgeny Platov's every move, twisting and spinning and bringing a little heart and soul to a domed arena named White Ring.And when this dance of desire and striving ended, the woman who named herself Pasha wept."It was very emotional," she said. "I said, 'Evgeny, I am very proud of you.' "Yesterday, Grishuk and Platov of Russia made Winter Olympic history by becoming the first dance couple to win back-to-back gold medals.
SPORTS
By MILTON KENT | March 1, 1996
In her first performance in three months, figure skater Ekaterina Gordeeva glided across the Hartford (Conn.) Civic Center ice Tuesday night with a fluidity and grace that undoubtedly helped her win two Olympic gold medals and four world championships.But for all its skill and passion, Gordeeva's routine was clearly missing something, namely Sergei Grinkov, her husband and pairs partner, who died of a heart attack during a practice session in November in Lake Placid, N.Y.Gordeeva's triumphant return to the ice for the first time since her husband's death is the emotional force behind tonight's two-hour CBS tribute, "Sergei Grinkov: Celebration of a Life," (Channel 13, 9 p.m.)
NEWS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 24, 1994
HAMAR, Norway -- All was perfect; all was forgotten.Her rival sat in a box seat high above the ice. Hundreds of photographers ringed the rink, the whir of their cameras a chorus to every jump. Unarmed soldiers and policemen patrolled the corridors.But for 2 1/2 minutes there was only the magic of a woman dressed in black chiffon and white silk, dancing, spinning and leaping across the ice, shedding the role of victim for the role of athlete, grabbing hold of the Winter Olympics and refusing to let go until the crowd stood and roared and unfurled American flags.
SPORTS
By MILTON KENT | October 4, 1994
OK, so, without a collective bargaining agreement between the players and the owners, no one really knows what the baseball free-agent rules are, but that won't matter since the Orioles' most valuable free agent isn't bound by a CBA anyway.Mark McLemore and Mike Devereaux may draw the biggest headlines, but the Orioles' negotiations with announcer Jon Miller will be of no small importance either.Miller, widely regarded as one of baseball's best play-by-play men, is up for grabs, as his one-year pact with the Orioles expired with the end of his 12th season with the club.
SPORTS
By PHIL JACKMAN | November 4, 1994
The TV Repairman:A decade ago, when the Breeders' Cup sprang out of the fertile mind of someone, two guys named Tom, Hammond and Durkin, host and race caller, respectively, for NBC's coverage, gasped in unison, "We're on for four hours, how are we going to fill that much time?"The network went in with lots of features, which, according to Hammond, "we never got to. Right off we thought, hey, we don't have enough time." So the 11th edition tomorrow will be four hours, 30 minutes in length, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | April 8, 1999
Champions on IceCheer on Olympic and world champion skaters as they kick off a 45-city tour at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. The star-studded international cast includes world champion and Olympic silver medalist Michelle Kwan (pictured, left), world champion Todd Eldredge (right), world professional champions Maya Usova and Evgeny Platov and Olympic champions Brian Boitano, Oksana Baiul, Victor Petrenko and Artur Dmitriev. Also appearing are Olympic silver medalists Elizabeth Manley and Elvis Stojko and U.S. champions Rudy Galindo and Nicole Bobek.
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman | April 8, 1994
The TV Repairman:Maybe it tells us something about golf coverage on TV, those 15-minute Masters wrap-up shows last night and tonight (11:35-11:50) ranking among the 10 highest-rated golf shows each year. Are the masses suggesting that three-, four- and five-hour shows weekend afternoons are just too much time to spend watching? Especially when networks have been known to go away from so many tournaments due to time constraints.CBS theorizes that the format of the late-night shows of reviewing the best shots of the day and talking to some of the leaders and signing off is the reason for the popularity.
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman | February 25, 1994
The TV Repairman:Even on the nights it can't train its cameras on the skaters, CBS has done an exceptional job sustaining the interest in the competition with a series of previews that come close to matching the real thing.For instance, last night's report on the injuries suffered by world champion Oksana Baiul and Tanja Szewczenko in a collision during practice carried all the urgency of a Super Bowl quarterback hurting his arm the week of the big game.Then the net brought in the first team, Charles Kuralt, to tell the story of what 1960 champion Carol Heiss calls "the five sisters," the U.S. women who have captured gold medals since 1956.
SPORTS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 26, 1994
HAMAR, Norway -- Viktor Petrenko remembered the little girl who was alone, the one that would sleep inside a skating rink, that would practice at all hours, refining jumps and spins, finally growing into an Olympic champion.He was once Ukraine's greatest skating champion. She was an orphan, Oksana Baiul. She never knew her father. Her mother was dead. So were her grandparents."She has had a difficult life," said Petrenko, the 1992 Olympic men's skating gold medalist. "And now, it's like she has gotten back what she has lost.
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