September 30, 1988 |
A British track and field athlete and a judo competitor tested positive for drugs in their first test, the British Olympic Committee said today. Olympics spokeswoman Carolyn Searle said their names would not be released until all testing and hearing procedures had been completed. The final decision of the International Olympic Committee might not be known until later today. However, British Independent Television News reported that one of the athletes was 156-pound (71-kilogram)
January 15, 2011
A story in some editions Friday misidentified the court that ordered an inquiry to determine whether New Jersey public school students have been harmed by cuts to state education funding. The state Supreme Court ordered the fact-finding hearing. A story Thursday on the arraignment of Kenneth L. Patterson in the disappearance and presumed death of Diane Corado wrongly stated where Corado's vehicle was found. The 2004 Pontiac Aztek was found in Camden on Dec. 19. An obituary Wednesday for George Harris, a U.S. judo Olympian who died Jan. 7, wrongly described the requirement of judo training in the Strategic Air Command in the 1950s.
April 21, 1997 |
It makes no difference if Brandon Grady swims above or below the surface of the warm, heavily chlorinated water of the indoor pool at the Variety Club Campus. He sees the same thing. Darkness. But that has little to do with his ability to swim, said Grady, 16, who is blind. "I'd say I'm above average," he said, dripping wet and a little out of breath after the 100-foot backstroke. His self-evaluation was slightly more modest than that of his brother, Ben, who was with him here over the weekend for the 10th Northeast-Davidow Regional Games, hosted by the Pennsylvania Association for Blind Athletes (PABA)
August 6, 1989 |
The Keystone Games are for the people of Pennsylvania, those who lead normal lives and who participate in sports chiefly because they enjoy it, not because they are in pursuit of medals or world records. Here are short profiles of four Northeast-area athletes who will travel to Scranton and Wilkes-Barre this week to compete in the Games. Each summer for the last seven years, Jack Agger has competed in the Keystone Games in judo. Most summers, Agger has come home to Bustleton with nothing to show for his efforts.
August 8, 2012
EDITH BOSCH of the Netherlands won a bronze medal in the 70-kg division of women's judo last Wednesday, but she's gaining her place in 2012 Olympic lore for what she did Monday night as a spectator. Bosch just happened to be standing near Ashley Gill-Webb, who was arrested for throwing a bottle onto the track moments before the start of the men's 100-meter final. Enraged by what she saw, the 32-year-old Bosch called stadium security but not before she delivered a little Olympic justice of her own. "Een dronken gast voor mij gooit flesje op de baan!
June 14, 2006 |
For all the attention Michelle Wie got at the U.S. Open qualifier at Canoe Brook last week, it turned out that another, even younger Hawaiian made it to Winged Foot. He is Tadd Fujikawa, 15, a 5-foot-1, 135-pound high school sophomore from Honolulu who is the youngest player to make it to the Open since World War II. When Wie decided to play the sectional in New Jersey, it left the door open for Fujikawa to claim the one spot up for grabs at the sectional in Hawaii. "If I was not playing in the U.S. Open this week, I would be playing in the [American Junior Golf Association]
April 14, 1991 |
Nathaniel Kleinman, 81, a former U.S. amateur wrestling champion, died Friday at Warminster General Hospital of pneumonia. "He was as strong as iron," said one of his daughters, Marilyn Schiff. At 6 feet tall and 240 pounds in his prime, Mr. Kleinman easily supported his moniker, "Big Nat. " After becoming the top U.S. wrestler in his weight class in 1936, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard and trained fighters in judo and hand-to-hand combat as part of a unit that included boxer Jack Dempsey.
August 17, 1989 |
Inside the Ice-A-Rama, ice hockey players skated fast and furiously, punishing each other with bone-jarring body checks. Next to the skating complex at Coal Street park in Wilkes-Barre, softball pitchers stood unsmilingly on the mound and took aim at the plate with narrow eyes that more resembled those of a gunfighter at high noon. Across town, field hockey players went toe-to-toe and stick-to-stick so hard that one player suffered a two-inch gash in her shin. And she was wearing a shin guard.
December 7, 2012
Roger Federer said he won't play as often in the next few years and hopes to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 31-year-old Federer said he would be more mindful about the tournaments he plays to make sure he can keep playing at a high level. "I have to make sure that I take care of my schedule, of my body, of my mind," he said Thursday before an exhibition match with Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci . GOLF: Australia's John Senden shot a 6-under 66 in calm morning conditions at The Lakes to take a 2-stroke lead in the Australian Open in Sydney.
March 27, 1988 |
Linda "Pizza" Vidovich not only left her name in West Chester University basketball history but also in the annals of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Vidovich, a senior out of Little Flower, led the PSAC this season in field- goal percentage (57.5) and was ranked in the top 10 in free throws, rebounding and scoring. For the Rams, Vidovich has scored 1,389 career points, the team's third all-time highest, and has pulled down 950 rebounds, a West Chester record.