Advertisement
HomeCollectionsWorld Champion
IN THE NEWS

World Champion

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
By Arda Ocal | February 9, 2012
I cannot buy the Great Khali as a world champion, despite his status as a former champion. In fact, I cringe a little every time the Great Khali wrestles. The thought of him in an Elimination Chamber match (for the second time), enclosed in a structure where much could physically go wrong, makes me cringe even more. Unfortunately, I have been disappointed by more singles matches involving Great Khali than I have enjoyed. And yet despite all that, there clearly is value in him as a WWE Superstar.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
By Ryan Bacic and The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
LANDOVER -  As the Spanish national soccer team headed into its final warm-up game before leaving for Brazil, and with one last chance to work out any kinks before setting out to defend its World Cup crown, manager Vicente del Bosque wanted his team to show him something. "The most important thing for us," del Bosque said at his news conference Friday, "is that the 23 players that we have are peaking at the right time for the World Cup. " Del Bosque's side did, in the end, secure a 2-0 win Saturday over El Salvador before an announced 53,267 at FedEx Field.
Advertisement
SPORTS
By KEVIN ECK | November 6, 2008
When I spoke to Chris Jericho last week, I thought he might be hinting that he was going to regain the world title from Batista soon, maybe even in the steel cage match Monday night on Raw. But then I wondered whether perhaps he was talking about some elaborate story line that didn't involve him winning back the title. It turned out to be the former - a word that no longer applies to Jericho's world champion status after his victory over Batista during an entertaining three-hour show celebrating Raw's 800th episode.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2014
Chris Tillman knows it will be a special moment Monday afternoon when he takes the mound at Camden Yards to officially open another baseball season in Baltimore. But all of the festivities - running through the outfield on the orange carpet, the sellout crowd and the optimism that accompanies a new season - will all take a back seat once he stares in to catcher Matt Wieters for the first time. "The baseball field is our home," Tillman said. "That's where we feel comfortable at. " There is a certain cachet that comes with being named Opening Day starter, but you wouldn't know it from listening to him speak.
NEWS
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff writer | February 12, 1992
Quietly conferring with the couple on the floor, the world champion ballroom dancer patiently showed them positions that appeal to judgesduring a competition."
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | October 29, 2007
READING, Pa. -- Kimmie Meissner beat the world champion and the world junior champion and survived the judges who decided to enforce the scoring system yesterday to earn the gold medal at Skate America. Going into the free skate with a 2.76-point lead, the U.S. champion squeaked by Japan's Miki Ando, the reigning world champion, by 1.34 points. Caroline Zhang, the junior champion, finished third. Meissner, 18, of Bel Air, called the victory, her first Grand Prix win, "just a great start for me."
SPORTS
August 25, 2007
"I'm starting to feel I am flying over the bar, not jumping over it." Yelena Isinbayeva Russian pole vaulter, defending Olympic and world champion and owner of 20 world marks
SPORTS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | June 14, 1992
A brittle 15-year-old tumbler from the dusty plains of Oklahoma struck gold inside the Baltimore Arena.A world champion raised in a humid Houston gym scored two perfect 10s and finished second.And a 15-year-old from Silver Spring vaulted from beyond the Capital Beltway to the big-time.The 1992 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials for women ended amid glitter and controversy yesterday.The winner, with the help of a microscrew in her elbow and a loophole in the scoring system, was Shannon Miller, a 4-foot-7, 71-pound wisp from Edmond, Okla.
NEWS
By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,Staff writer | March 1, 1992
When Kick Connection's stick-fighting team traveled to the Philippines last month to compete in two separate international competitions, the nine-member squad viewed it as an opportunity to face the best.What they learned, however, was that a simple look in the mirror could have saved them a 20-hour flight.No one was better than the seven members of the Pasadena-based team which captured 10 world titles at the second annual World Eskrima,Kali, Arnis Federation Championships in Manila and the InternationalInvitational in Cebu City.
SPORTS
By PETER BAKER and PETER BAKER,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1995
Starting next Sunday, many of the top sailors in the world will be racing out of the West River Sailing Club in Galesville during the Star North American Championships, running through Oct. 27.The list of entries in the 71-boat field reads like a who's who of championship racing, including Mark Reynolds, Rod Davis, Ross MacDonald, Vince Brun, Paul Cayard, John Kostecki and Bill Buchan.Reynolds (U.S), Davis (Australia) and MacDonald (Canada) were the gold, silver and bronze medalists in the class at the 1992 Olympics.
NEWS
March 20, 2014
Oche queen Anastasia Dobromyslova could be set to leave the BDO after officials tried to ban her flights. The Russian beauty won her second world title on Friday night, coming from a set down to beat Deta Hedman 2-1. It came after tournament bosses told her just 30 minutes before her semi-final that she couldn't use her flights. Then after beating Trina Gulliver in the semi, the BDO website report called her a "snarling Russian", "arrogant" and that she "played mind games to topple the Golden Girl".
SPORTS
By Eric Meany, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2013
The ball field at Third Avenue Park in Glen Burnie is less than a 100-yard stroll through the woods from Frank Buckland's home. It is a walk that he and Laddy, a 42-pound Australian cattle dog/collie mix, frequently take to practice the sport that has made Buckland a seven-time world champion. "I've always had a love for dogs," Buckland said. "I've had them following me around ever since I was a kid. " When Laddy followed the 68-year-old retiree to the park on a recent early-autumn afternoon, the wag of the dog's tail and the energy in his stride made obvious his enthusiasm for the task at hand.
EXPLORE
Aegis staff report | July 31, 2013
The American Red Cross and the Cal Ripken Youth Baseball Division are teaming up to host the inaugural Red Cross Day Blood Drive during the Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen on Aug.17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each donor will receive a coupon for a Free Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee and doughnut, a voucher for one ticket to an upcoming Orioles home game, one reserved seat at the Cal Ripken World Series and will have the opportunity to be included in...
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2013
Bobby Spivey can walk through the halls of Sparrows Point High School without drawing much attention from anyone aside from his group of close friends. But put the 16-year-old in the small Southern hamlet of Stuttgart, Ark. - the self-proclaimed "Rice and Duck Capital of the World" - and Spivey is something of a celebrity. Given his age and achievements to date, Spivey might become to duck calling what a teenage prodigy named Tiger Woods became to golf. Spivey had been to Stuttgart for the International Duck Calling Championship before last year's event in late November, finishing near the bottom the first time he tried in 2009 and coming in third in 2010.
SPORTS
Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2012
Lee MacPhail, a Hall of Fame baseball executive who served as Orioles general manager from 1959 to 1965, died Thursday evening at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 95. Mr. MacPhail, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1998, represented the middle of a four-generation baseball dynasty. His father, Larry, was also a Hall of Fame executive. His son, Andy, became the Orioles' top baseball executive from 2007 to 2011 after serving in similar roles for the Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs.
SPORTS
By Arda Ocal | October 25, 2012
Dolph Ziggler is ready for Hell in a Cell this Sunday, for many reasons. He's ready to steal the show, despite not having an official match on the card. He's ready to dispose of his Money in the Bank briefcase. He's ready to become World Heavyweight Champion. In fact, he is so confident that his time has come, he gave me an exclusive: his first comments as World Heavyweight champion ... before actually winning the title. "I would like to say that I owe a lot of people and that hard work paid off, that nice guys eventually get their shot, but I'm not going to say any of that stuff," boasted Ziggler in a phone interview Thursday.
SPORTS
February 13, 1998
The six who will perform in the final group in tomorrow's men's free-skate final at the Winter Olympics:Ilia Kulik, Russia, 20 years old: World Junior Champion in 1995, runner-up at 1996 world championships and winner of the1997-98 Champions Series final. Kulik, who lives and trains in Marlboro, Mass., is a gifted jumper who can land the quad. But he is also a compelling artist, whose balletic style is preferred by most of the judges. If he performs all his jumps, he will likely win.Todd Eldredge, United States, 26: Five-time U.S. champion, 1996 world champion and two-time world runner-up.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | January 19, 2009
A hip injury has forced 2006 world and 2007 national champion Kimmie Meissner to withdraw from this week's U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Cleveland. Meissner, who grew up in Bel Air but trains in Florida, said she hurt her right hip while running on a treadmill a week ago and reinjured it Friday while landing a jump. "It was starting to feel better, but then I had a weird landing on a lutz. Then it felt worse, way worse," she said. "Even walking was bad." She flew home to Maryland to work with physical therapists and sports trainers in an attempt to be ready for the women's short program Thursday evening, but it became clear the injury needed a week or two of rest.
SPORTS
By Arda Ocal | August 20, 2012
Th 25th edition of SummerSlam ended with Brock Lesnar standing tall, having defeated Triple H by tap out with the Kimura Lock. Though their match certainly had some slow points, it was a simple, effective, and (in my opinion) necessary conclusion to this match. With Lesnar winning in clean fashion, he remains a "killer," Triple H doesn't lose anything in defeat, and the Kimura continues to be seen as a devastating finishing maneuver. Lesnar has been announced to appear in the opening segment on Raw on Monday night.
SPORTS
By Steven Petrella and The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
The first two days of competition for the London Olympics have been full of intrigue, upsets and surprise. From gymnastics to swimming, some Americans have already faltered on the world's biggest stage. Jordyn Wieber became the first defending world champion to not qualify for the all-around final and Spain's soccer team, which has dominated international play for the past five years, has already been knocked out.  Michael Phelps failed to medal in the 400 IM after capturing gold in the event in 2004 and 2008, while the American 400 freestyle relay team faltered in the last 100 meters and France took first.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.