January 27, 2013 |
OMAHA, Neb. - Ashley Wagner became the first woman since Michelle Kwan in 2005 to win back-to-back titles in the U.S. figure skating championships, managing to hold off up-and-comer Gracie Gold despite three major mistakes Saturday night. Wagner was off-balance in the air on the lutz, and couldn't right herself in time to save it. With the triple loop only seconds later, she didn't have time to regroup. She pulled herself together only to two-foot her last jump, the triple flip. She was subdued as she waited for her marks, surely thinking she'd blown her chance to repeat.
February 13, 2012
The U.S. team completed its 5-0 rout of Switzerland in the first round of the Davis Cup on Sunday, with 19-year-old Ryan Harrison and John Isner winning the closing singles matches in Fribourg, Switzerland. Harrison made his Davis Cup debut, defeating Michael Lammer , 7-6 (0), 7-6 (4), to extend the Americans' lead to 4-0. Isner, who stunned Roger Federer in four sets Friday, then beat Marco Chuidinelli , 6-3, 6-4, to give the U.S. team its first sweep since 2004. MLB: Catcher Mike Napoli and the Texas Rangers finalized a $9.4 million, one-year contract to avoid arbitration.
February 23, 2010
VANCOUVER - The symbolism could not have been plainer. Igor Shpilband and Marina Zoueva climbed the steep steps from ice level to the exit, beaming. They coached the top two couples after the original dance portion of the Olympic ice-dance competition Sunday night. They were poised to at least match the silver medal won by skaters they coached at Turin in 2006. Minutes later, legendary coaches Gennadi Karponosov and Natalia Linichuk descended those same stairs at the Pacific Coliseum, smiling regretfully.
September 26, 2009 |
Tiger Woods had a chance to pull away from the field. He had to settle for a one-shot lead yesterday in the Tour Championship in Atlanta. Woods missed consecutive putts from about 4 feet late in his second round, then closed with a bogey for a 2-under-par 68 that left him atop the leaderboard at East Lake by one shot over Padraig Harrington and Sean O'Hair. The world's No. 1 player looked as though he might double his lead, but he missed a 4-foot eagle putt on the 15th hole, then missed a birdie putt from just inside 4 feet as he tried to avoid two spike marks.
November 24, 2008 |
Guillermo Barros Schelotto assisted on all three Columbus Crew goals yesterday in a 3-1 MLS Cup victory over the New York Red Bulls in Carson, Calif. The 35-year-old Argentinian received the game's MVP award to go with the regular-season MVP trophy he picked up earlier in the week. Columbus coach Sigi Schmid hoisted the Cup in the home stadium of the Los Angeles Galaxy, a team that fired him in 2004. Columbus and New York were original members of the MLS when it began in 1996, and both were playing in the league championship for the first time.
January 24, 2007 |
As Chicago waits to learn whether it will get the chance to bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, organizers yesterday detailed their plans for some of the venues and how much they will cost. At the center of Chicago's proposal to the U.S. Olympic Committee is a $366 million temporary stadium in a historic park on the city's South Side and a $1.1 billion lakefront athletes village. The price tag for the 80,000-seat stadium includes building an amphitheater that would replace it once the games end to host sporting and cultural events in Washington Park.
February 18, 2006 |
Alone in the clear, Lindsey Jacobellis could have practically crawled to the finish line and won. After an Olympic-sized flub, she probably wishes she had. Coasting to what should have been a runaway victory yesterday, the 20-year-old American grabbed her board on the second-to-last jump before the finish line. Inexplicably - and some say inexcusably - she fell. "I was caught up in the moment," Jacobellis said. While she scrambled to her feet, Switzerland's Tanja Frieden caught up and sped past Jacobellis to become the first champion in the strange and wild sport of Olympic women's snowboardcross in Bardonecchia, Italy.
January 24, 2004 |
American Daron Rahlves was king of the mountain on a slope ordinarily ruled by Austria's Hermann Maier. Surging down the steep and treacherous run in 1 minute, 23.08 seconds yesterday, Rahlves became the first non-Austrian ever to win a super-G on the notorious Streif course in Kitzbuehel. Maier won the last three years. Rahlves edged Maier by 0.03 seconds on Hahnenkamm mountain, and Michael Walchhofer of Austria was third in 1:23.47. Colleges The Fort Worth Star-Telegram said Texas Christian University would accept an invitation next week to join the Mountain West Conference beginning in the 2005-06 school year.
March 28, 2003 |
She wants to open a gym. He wants to be on television. But before the Russian couple can concentrate on their post-competitive careers, they have one more dance together. Irina Lobacheva and Ilia Averbukh, who train in Newark, Del., led the ice dancing competition at the World Figure Skating Championship after yesterday's original dance. They will retire after tonight's free dance, which is worth 50 percent of the overall score. "Actually, we're glad [original dance] is over and one day nearer to the end," Averbukh said.
February 5, 1999 |
Phoenixville native Debbie Koegel and her partner, Oleg Fediukov, will leave tomorrow for Salt Lake City, where they will compete in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships for the third time as a couple. Koegel, 21, and Fediukov, 26, partners since July 1996, finished sixth at the championships in Philadelphia last year. They are rated third in this year's competition. "We hope to finish in the top two," Koegel said. "If we do, we would have a chance to compete in the World Championships in Helsinki next month.