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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | December 11, 1995
LANDOVER -- Their choice of music seemed fitting. More than a decade removed from winning the 1984 Olympic gold medal in Sarajevo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean had switched from classical to pop, from "Bolero" to "Still Crazy After All These Years."Still winning, too.During a near-perfect performance in the World Professional Figure Skating Championships, the legendary British dance team showed a sellout crowd at USAir Arena on Saturday night that precise footwork and a little personality still beat dramatics.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 21, 1994
HAMAR, Norway -- This time, she will not skate for a medal. She will not vamp and flirt with a crowd, a Carmen on skates, dying like a fluttering butterfly.Katarina Witt is 28 now, a woman who speaks of peace and perspective.For her, the killing in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, is a source of pain, the chase for an Olympic gold a source of bemusement.The woman who was once the face of East Germany to the world, is at a Winter Olympics for the first time since 1988, representing one Germany, united.
FEATURES
By SYLVIA BADGER | May 2, 1993
One of the country's most celebrated point-to-point races, the Maryland Hunt Cup, was held last weekend. And, as always, after the race, members of Maryland's country gentry went from casual race attire to fancy dress to attend the annual Hunt Cup Ball.The ball was held at Stouffer Harborplace Hotel and was a festive occasion for members of a Maryland racing family who owned, trained and rode the Hunt Cup winner, Ivory Poacher.Brothers Redmond and Jervis Finney are two of the owners; their cousin Ann Fenwick trained the horse; and the winning jockey, Sanna Neilson, is a niece.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 27, 1994
LILLEHAMMER, Norway -- These are the Winter Olympics you do not want to end. They are Games where good overshadows evil, where athletes act as heroes and where dreams really do come true.These are the Games of Dan Jansen winning one last race, Oksana Baiul smiling through the tears, Johann Olav Koss racing into history.They are about an Israeli skater named Michael Shmerkin wearing a yarmulke during the Opening Ceremonies; Bosnian bobsledders fleeing the siege of Sarajevo to make a few bumpy rides down an icy trail; an aerial daredevil from Uzbekistan named Lina Cherjazova winning her country's first gold medal as rock music echoed down a mountainside.
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 | April 4, 1995
News . . . but Mostly Views:Two more "sports," surfing and ballroom dancing, are looking ultimately to make it into the Olympic Games as medal events, being granted provisional recognition, and I say loudly and clearly: GOOD. The more the merrier.The Games, be they the Summer or Winter variety, simply aren't crowded enough at this point with just 34 medal sports on the menu. And besides, anyone who has been subjected to synchronized swimming or gymnastics, knows it's time for a little "Saturday Night Fever" and "Endless Summer."
SPORTS
By RANDY HARVEY and RANDY HARVEY,SUN REPORTER | February 24, 2006
TURIN, Italy -- The judges for the Winter Olympics women's figure skating competition got it right. What fun is that? Of course, there was hardly any way they could have gotten it wrong after yesterday's long program. Not even the French judge would have dared try to fix this one. Skaters have complained that the ice at the Palavela is soft, but that was a good thing in this case. Considering how many of them fell on it, someone could have been seriously injured. The winner: the only one standing.
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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."
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | April 9, 1999
Michael Weiss is talking on the phone as he zooms along Interstate 95 in his Dodge Viper with its 450-horsepower engine.The goateed figure skater, who became the U.S. champion in February and the bronze-medal winner at the world championships last month, has just been asked what moment in his life has been most special.There is a slight pause."A lot of people would think it would be something that happened on the ice," said Weiss, 22. "But, for me, it's something that happened after I was finished skating."
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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.
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