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By Jon Fortt and Jon Fortt,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | January 1, 2004
SAN JOSE, Calif. - You're probably reclining in digital contentment during the holidays, snuggling with your shiny new iPod. No? Join the club. Around the globe, gadget lovers who hoped to get one as a present are learning that Apple Computer's little music players are in short supply. Many electronics stores sold all but the most expensive models - which prompted some desperate shoppers to spend $500 for the high-end iPod rather than do without. The scarcity of the iPod, a smooth, white, digital music player, affirms its status as the It Thing, the tech industry's answer to Pilates and Orlando Bloom.
December 9, 1991
Penalty kicks give Va. NCAA soccer crownVirginia won the NCAA soccer championship yesterday at Tampa, Fla., beating Santa Clara, 3-1, on penalty kicks after a scoreless tie through 60 minutes of overtime.Reserve goalkeeper Tom Henske saved two penalty kicks and a third Broncos kick caromed off the crossbar.It was the first outright NCAA soccer title for the Cavaliers (19-1-2), who set a school record with their 17th consecutive victory. Santa Clara (20-1-2) and Virginia shared the title in 1989, when the NCAA decided not to have penalty kicks in the final.
By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | May 22, 2004
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Michael Phelps took a bow and then a flop, but finished in his accustomed position. The 37th annual Santa Clara International Invitational nearly got off to a disastrous start for the presumptive swim star of the 2004 Olympics. Phelps got a warm greeting during introductions for the 400-meter individual medley, then had his back foot slip on a slick starting block. Instead of extending into the water for the butterfly leg, Phelps used more of a jackknife entry borrowed from Captain Klutz, an old Mad magazine character.
By John Eisenberg | March 15, 1996
TEMPE, Ariz. - They are the class that began the rebirth of Maryland's basketball program, the rise from death, drugs and probation."We went from NCAA sanctions to back-to-back Sweet 16s," said Johnny Rhodes, speaking yesterday for the four seniors on this year's Terps team. "I think we'll be remembered as a class that accomplished a lot."No doubt about it. Joe Smith got them to the Sweet 16, but Smith never would have gone to Maryland if Rhodes, Duane Simpkins and Exree Hipp hadn't gone first.
By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | May 24, 2004
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - How busy was Michael Phelps' day? The unique swimmer made a decathlete look lazy, gave enough blood to please the American Red Cross and had more wardrobe changes than Britney Spears. Phelps finished an eventful Santa Clara International Invitational last night exhausted, but satisfied. He easily passed a key stress test with his third and fourth victories of the weekend, which would have been unbeaten if not for Aaron Peirsol, the best backstroker in the world. "Michael had a perfect weekend as it was," Peirsol said, "it's just that someone got in the way."
By John Eisenberg | March 9, 1998
COLLEGE PARK -- How thin is Maryland's margin of error in the NCAA tournament?Well, the Terrapins don't have a margin of error in their first-round game against Utah State.They have to win, it's as simple as that.So, like, that's pretty thin.The Terps might not like hearing that, but they just have to live with it after two straight first-round losses to lower seeds. Santa Clara was strike one, College of Charleston strike two and you know what comes next.Not that the program would fold if the Terps lost again.
By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN STAFF | May 5, 2002
TRINIDAD, Cuba - Ernesto "Che" Guevara, almost luminous in his revolutionary zeal, stares from the gift shop at the sprawling and swanky Hotel Trinidad Del Mar, about 180 miles southeast of Havana. European vacationers, middle-aged, well-fed and sunburned, choose from the Che 2002 calendars and posters, bearing the iconic photo of the Argentine-born hero of the Cuban revolution. There are also Che T-shirts, Che lapel pins, Che refrigerator magnets and Che cigar cases. His writings and biographies, arranged neatly on a stand, sit unopened.
By John Eisenberg | March 13, 1998
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- It was an easy ride through the first round. Remember those?The Maryland Terrapins finally did what they were supposed to do in their NCAA tournament opener.They beat up a team that wasn't as good.They bored a neutral crowd that was itching to cheer a lower seed to an upset.They played up to their Atlantic Coast Conference pedigree.So this is what that looks like.The Terps were so much bigger and better than Utah State yesterday at the Arco Arena that it was almost impossible for them to lose.
By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 8, 1996
This afternoon at 2 p.m., the nine-man Division I basketbal committee will gather at a Kansas City, Mo., hotel, and commence arguing over the distribution of the 34 at-large bids to the NCAA tournament. The job becomes harder when upsets occur in mid-major tournaments, and Rob Chavez is delighted that his conference is one of those making the committee squirm. **TC Santa Clara was bumped to the at-large pool when it was beaten in the first round of the West Coast Conference tournament by Pepperdine.
By Joseph Menn and Joseph Menn,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 23, 2003
Michael Rolle, a veteran of Oracle Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc. who trained at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford, has started a new job: umpiring junior varsity high school softball for $20 a game. It's not the direction he thought his career would take when his last serious contract ran out two years ago. Since then, Rolle's only stint as a software engineer has been at a start-up that laid him off after one month. "I see everybody spending all their days going to networking meetings, calling their friends, doing all the various things people tell you to do, and after months of that, they're still looking," said Rolle, 57, of Cupertino, Calif.
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