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By Nancy Noyes | August 25, 1991
The good news out of the recent Pan-American Games in Havana, Cuba, was that Karen Long of Edgewater came home last weekend with a bronzemedal in her hand.Long, a Snipe and Laser sailor who belongs to the Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis, competed in the Women's Laser Radial class at the Pan-Ams and placed third in a highly competitive fleet of six, behind Canadian Schona Moss and Brazilian Maria Schell.Four days of practice and one full-scale practice race were all that could be completed in the face of regular thundersqualls each afternoon during the practice period.
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SPORTS
August 7, 1991
* Capsules of yesterday's events on the fourth day of the Pan American Games:DIVINGMark Lenzi defied the boos and whistles of a raucous crowd as he stood on the board, then nailed the most nervous dive of his life to win a rare U.S. gold in the Pan American Games.Lenzi's victory gave the Americans a sweep of the diving events so far. The United States won the men's and women's 3-meter springboard, but Cuba still was far ahead in total medals.SOFTBALL* The U.S. men couldn't match Debbie Doom's second perfect game, this one against Nicaragua, but they did fine with a 7-2 victory over the Dominican Republic.
SPORTS
August 10, 1991
HAVANA -- As Pan American Games officials considered a protest by the Canadian baseball team, that nation's sports minister said yesterday that his government will review the bench-clearing brawl between the Canadian and Mexican teams."
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Sports Digest | March 16, 2013
Men's track and field Douglass alum Wiley to coach Team USA at Junior Pan Am Games Baltimore native Cliff Wiley has been named the head men's coach for Team USA at the 2013 Junior Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, USA Track & Field announced Friday. This is the Douglass alumnus' first appointment as a head coach after serving USA Track & Field teams as the head manager of the 2004 IAAF World Junior Championships. Wiley, currently the head girls track and field coach at Washington High School in Kansas City, Kan., will lead a squad of approximately 40 16- to 19-year-olds.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 31, 1991
*TC MIAMI -- In the restaurant called La Esquina De Tejas in the Little Havana section of Miami, they talk of food and politics and sports.And, now, they're talking about the Pan American Games, which will begin Friday in Havana."
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By Bill Glauber | July 28, 1991
They will bring 50,000 gallons of bottled water and 32 years of political baggage to an island where rum is rationed and signs are posted proclaiming "Socialismo o Muerte," Socialism or Death.They will shuttle in on flights from Tampa, Fla., remaining just long enough to compete in what may be remembered as the last sporting event of the Cold War era.They will be strangers in a strange land.Americans in Cuba.The 11th Pan American Games begin Friday with opening ceremonies in Havana and conclude Aug. 18. A delegation of 1,200 American athletes and officials -- plus nearly 500 media members -- will attend the games in what is believed to be the largest one-time invasion of American citizens on the island since President Fidel Castro assumed power in 1959.
SPORTS
August 10, 1991
As Pan American Games officials considered a protest by the Canadian baseball team, that nation's sports minister said yesterday that his government will review the bench-clearing brawl between the Canadian and Mexican teams."
SPORTS
August 8, 1991
HAVANA -- Jason Giambi hit two of his team's five home runs, as the United States routed Aruba, 12-0.The United States (3-0) scored seven runs in the second inning to break open the game, which was halted after seven innings by the international 10-run rule. Giambi, out of Cal State Long Beach, has three homers in the tournament.In other action, Mexico (2-2) defeated Nicaragua, 3-1, and Canada (0-3) lost to the Dominican Republic, 4-3.SoftballFor the fifth time, the U.S. women had a shutout, as Lisa Fernandez of Long Beach, Calif.
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By Nancy Nusser and Nancy Nusser,Cox News Service | March 3, 1991
HAVANA -- Imagine if Fidel Castro, the world's premier revolutionary leader, had been drafted onto a professional U.S. baseball team when he was scouted more than 40 years ago.Instead of creating the only communist nation in the Western Hemisphere, Castro might have become "a 64-year-old, pot-bellied first-base coach for some mediocre ball club," said James Blight, a research fellow at a Brown University foreign policy institute."
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 9, 1991
HAVANA -- Chris Campbell remembers the moment he heard that the United States was going to boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. He was in Tbilisi in the Soviet Union, preparing for a freestyle wrestling meet when suddenly there was a news flash that worked its way through the team, leaving everyone drained and furious.An incomprehensible message had come out of Jimmy Carter's White House: Soviet tanks had invaded Afghanistan, so the United States was pulling its athletes from the Moscow Games.
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