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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | September 17, 1993
"Striking Distance"Starring Bruce Willis and Sarah Jessica ParkerDirected by Rowdy HarringtonReleased by ColumbiaRated R... **A river of cliche runs through it.That's "Striking Distance," the new and very waterlogged Bruce Willis vehicle about Pittsburgh riverine police on the track of a serial killer.For just a bit, it seems like a delirious sendup of every cop movie you ever saw, a dead-on, point-blank parody of everything from "Dirty Harry" to "Lethal Weapon" and "Naked City." You name the riff, it's there: the haunted, alcoholic cop who lost a wife and a dad and a partner (the dad and the partner were one and the same)
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By Jeff Shain, Tribune Newspapers | August 5, 2010
Phil Mickelson no longer is the only man with a chance to topple Tiger Woods from atop the world rankings. Coming off his runner-up finish at the British Open, Lee Westwood has inched close enough to put Woods in his sights at this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. If the English pro wins, Woods would have to finish second to remain No. 1. "I'm feeling refreshed and ready to go again," said Westwood, who has been nursing a calf injury since before the British Open.
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May 5, 2002
War Emblem -- Came away in good order to gain the lead, edged in to race in the three path, went along under careful handling, then drew off in the final furlong under energetic hand urging with the rider flashing his whip on the right side. Proud Citizen -- Moved up soon after the start to race in closest attendance to War Emblem four wide, loomed a strong threat outside that one when straightened into the stretch, then wasn't a match in the final furlong while gamely saving second. Perfect Drift -- In hand from the outset while closer than usual along the inside, remained inside while tracking War Emblem, was checked for several strides when lacking room in behind that one at the three-sixteenths pole, altered course outside the winner, then came up empty in the final furlong.
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by Mike Klingaman | September 6, 2008
Five miles. That's roughly the distance quarterback Sean Schaefer has covered passing in his football career at Towson University. He is 213 yards shy of breaking the school's career passing record - a milestone Schaefer will reach if history repeats itself tonight in Towson's home opener against Morgan State. In last year's victory over Morgan, Schaefer threw for 213 yards. "I'll take that," he said. He meant the win. The Tigers (0-1) have lost six straight after last week's 41-13 defeat at Navy.
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By Jean Marbella | September 19, 1993
In Michael S. Walter's work, success is no easy stuntIn the new movie "Striking Distance," Michael S. Walter gets thrown in front of a speeding train and then off an 80-foot bridge. In John Waters' yet-to-be-released "Serial Mom," Kathleen Turner comes after him with a butcher's knife. Then she drops an air conditioner on him.All in a day's work. But then, the 39-year-old Annapolis resident is nothing if not indestructible -- a handy trait for a movie stuntman whose resume includes "high falls," "car hits" and "precision driving" under the "Special Skills" section.
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By JEMELE HILL and JEMELE HILL,ORLANDO SENTINEL | February 18, 2006
TURIN, Italy -- It was so overwhelming, Italians Barbara Fusar Poli and Maurizio Margaglio couldn't help but cry when they saw the marks from the judges. The pair came out of retirement to compete in last night's Olympic compulsory dance, and it was well worth it. The Italians finished first in the compulsory, which kicks off the three-day competition, after an inspired performance to the Ravensburger waltz. The 2002 bronze medalists received full support from the pro-Italian audience.
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By Bernard Weinraub and Bernard Weinraub,New York Times News Service | October 3, 1993
Bruce Willis laughs. "If anyone said this career was going to happen," he says, "if anyone said I was going to make moremoney on one picture than anyone in my county in New Jersey made in their entire lives, if anyone said I'd have people trying to take pictures of me when I walk outside and wackos following me around . . . I would have said, 'Hey, you're out of your mind.'"Mr. Willis' newest film, "Striking Distance," is No. 4 at the box office this week, a testament to the movie star's drawing power, and certainly not to the reviews, which were modest at best.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | September 7, 2001
Played in a state playoff atmosphere, No. 3-ranked Severna Park took a hard earned 3-1 decision at No. 2 Towson yesterday. The visiting Falcons dropped the first game 7-15 before closing with a sweep by scores of 16-14, 15-9 and 17-15 in what was an exceptionally well-played match for this early in the season. Setter Megan Boyd had 31 assists and fellow seniors Lauren Klau, Christinia Grempler and Robin Koethcke dominated at the net for the victors. The 6-1 Klau had 18 kills and 17 digs while the 6-3 Grempler had eight kills and 13 blocks.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | April 14, 1996
Nothing tangible transpired in the first 4 1/2 innings that could've given the Orioles reason to believe they were going to beat the Minnesota Twins yesterday. Nothing.Starter Kent Mercker failed to retire the first five or the last four Twins he faced, Minnesota led 6-1, and besides, you just can't win every day. You don't always come back. But as Orioles manager Davey Johnson stood there in the dugout, he was sure they could win, and so were his players. Absolutely positive.Nothing tangible suggested they might win -- but they did anyway, tying the game in the eighth on a two-run homer by B. J. Surhoff, and Brady Anderson crushing a game-winning homer in the ninth to the delight of 42,644 frenzied fans.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | November 11, 2001
NEW YORK -- They are a veteran group that already has proved itself in the postseason heat of March, yet Friday night's 82-74 victory over Temple did wonders for a Maryland Terrapins team that needed to believe in itself once again. The signs of Maryland's maturity stuck out in many ways. One night after losing in lackadaisical fashion against Arizona, which followed up by beating Florida to win the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic as the tournament's only unranked squad, the Terps rediscovered a sense of urgency their fiery coach wore on both nights, as he stalked the sideline in Madison Square Garden.
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By RICK MAESE | July 6, 2008
Omaha, Neb. -- And now the race is on. They've leapt from the starting blocks. In one lane, expectations. In another, hope. And in a third, speculation. Since Michael Phelps left Athens four years ago with six gold medals in his carry-on luggage, the assumption had been that he would earn more at the 2008 Games. But it wasn't until last night that we knew for certain he would even have the chance. His easy win in the 100-meter butterfly last night locked up his fifth individual win at the U.S. Olympic trials.
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By JEMELE HILL and JEMELE HILL,ORLANDO SENTINEL | February 18, 2006
TURIN, Italy -- It was so overwhelming, Italians Barbara Fusar Poli and Maurizio Margaglio couldn't help but cry when they saw the marks from the judges. The pair came out of retirement to compete in last night's Olympic compulsory dance, and it was well worth it. The Italians finished first in the compulsory, which kicks off the three-day competition, after an inspired performance to the Ravensburger waltz. The 2002 bronze medalists received full support from the pro-Italian audience.
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By Thomas Bonk and Thomas Bonk,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 17, 2004
TROON, Scotland - Until he shot a 66 to take the second-round lead of the British Open yesterday, here's what Skip Kendall was famous for: cutting off part of his finger while trying to slice a frozen bagel, playing 310 tournaments without winning, waiting tables at an Italian restaurant to make ends meet as a struggling mini-tour player, and having a pool party at his house break up early when a tornado touched down nearby. At 39, he's not exactly the new kid on the block, and even if this is only his third stop at the British Open, who's counting?
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | May 30, 2002
It was little more than three weeks into the 2002 season, but three teams in the American League West already had to be asking themselves the same question. Why even show up? The Seattle Mariners, coming off their amazing 116-win regular season in 2001, were 17-4 on April 23 and showing no signs of cutting the rest of the West an inch of slack. No one seriously believed they could win as many as 116 games again, but they were 21 games into the schedule and on a 131-win pace and, well, nobody thought they could do it last year either.
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May 5, 2002
War Emblem -- Came away in good order to gain the lead, edged in to race in the three path, went along under careful handling, then drew off in the final furlong under energetic hand urging with the rider flashing his whip on the right side. Proud Citizen -- Moved up soon after the start to race in closest attendance to War Emblem four wide, loomed a strong threat outside that one when straightened into the stretch, then wasn't a match in the final furlong while gamely saving second. Perfect Drift -- In hand from the outset while closer than usual along the inside, remained inside while tracking War Emblem, was checked for several strides when lacking room in behind that one at the three-sixteenths pole, altered course outside the winner, then came up empty in the final furlong.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | November 11, 2001
NEW YORK -- They are a veteran group that already has proved itself in the postseason heat of March, yet Friday night's 82-74 victory over Temple did wonders for a Maryland Terrapins team that needed to believe in itself once again. The signs of Maryland's maturity stuck out in many ways. One night after losing in lackadaisical fashion against Arizona, which followed up by beating Florida to win the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic as the tournament's only unranked squad, the Terps rediscovered a sense of urgency their fiery coach wore on both nights, as he stalked the sideline in Madison Square Garden.
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By PETER SCHMUCK and PETER SCHMUCK,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1998
1. New kids on the blockMajor League Baseball has undergone its second growth spurt of the 1990s, expanding to 30 franchises with the addition of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Arizona Diamondbacks.They have a couple of tough acts to follow. The Colorado Rockies became the quickest expansion team to reach the postseason in 1995 and the Florida Marlins became the fastest to win the World Series last year. The two newest clubs have spent liberally to be representative in their inaugural season, but neither is expected to be a serious postseason contender.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | September 4, 1993
It took a lot of time and a lot of money. But after two grueling months of test-marketing sky boxes and luxury seats, none of the cities seeking to join the NFL seemed to have edged out any competitors."
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | September 7, 2001
Played in a state playoff atmosphere, No. 3-ranked Severna Park took a hard earned 3-1 decision at No. 2 Towson yesterday. The visiting Falcons dropped the first game 7-15 before closing with a sweep by scores of 16-14, 15-9 and 17-15 in what was an exceptionally well-played match for this early in the season. Setter Megan Boyd had 31 assists and fellow seniors Lauren Klau, Christinia Grempler and Robin Koethcke dominated at the net for the victors. The 6-1 Klau had 18 kills and 17 digs while the 6-3 Grempler had eight kills and 13 blocks.
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