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January 5, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Trinidadian boxing champion Jisselle Salandy, one of the sport's rising young stars, died yesterday from injuries sustained in a car crash on the outskirts of the Caribbean country's capital. She was 21. Salandy died at Port-of-Spain General Hospital shortly after the dawn crash, according to Information Minister Neil Parsanlal. He said Salandy's car ran off a highway and smashed into a concrete column after she had taken a friend to Piarco International Airport. Known for her quick feet and fast hands, Salandy had easily defended her WBC, WBA and WIBA belts against the Dominican Republic's Yahaira Hernandez on Dec. 26, which pushed Salandy's professional record to 17-0.
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December 21, 2009 | Staff and Wire Reports
Franzi Aufdenblatten posted her first World Cup victory in leading a 1-2 Swiss finish in a super-G in Val d'Isere, France, and Lindsey Vonn placed third to retake sole possession of the lead in the overall standings. The 28-year-old Aufdenblatten upset the favorites to finish in 1 minute, 26.43 seconds on the Oreiller-Killy course, 0.23 seconds ahead of Nadia Styger . Aufdenblatten's previous best World Cup result was the third place she twice took in downhills. "Somebody told me that it happened after more than 200 races," Aufdenblatten said of her winning drought.
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March 12, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Lindsey Vonn became the first American woman to win two World Cup overall titles after her victory yesterday in the last downhill of the season. Vonn completed the 1.6-mile Olympia course during the World Cup finals in Are, Sweden, in 1 minute, 42.49 seconds after posting the fastest splits all the way down. Maria Riesch of Germany was second in 1:42.89 and also finished second overall. Austrian veteran Renate Goetschl, a five-time winner in Are, placed third in 1:44.39. Vonn already had clinched the downhill title for the second consecutive year, matching hero and friend Picabo Street's consecutive titles in 1995 and '96. Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway won the men's World Cup downhill finale to take the overall lead, and Michael Walchhofer clinched the downhill championship.
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January 12, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Maria Sharapova's shoulder injury will keep her out of another big event - the Australian Open. Sharapova told tournament officials yesterday that she will not be able to defend her title at Melbourne Park in Sydney beginning next Monday. She also missed the Beijing Olympics and the U.S. Open because of the injury. Serena Williams did not even bother to chase down a return, certain that her serve had hit the net and would be called a let. When the point was instead awarded to her opponent, Australian Samantha Stosur, Williams quickly went from serving for the match to fighting off match points in her season debut at the Sydney International in Australia.
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February 5, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Jim Scherr, CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, said yesterday he would like to have a face-to-face meeting with swimmer Michael Phelps, star of the 2008 Summer Games. The winner of eight gold medals in Beijing apologized after a photo surfaced in a British tabloid showing him inhaling from a marijuana pipe at a fraternity party. "Based on this occurrence, we at the USOC, as we said in an earlier statement, are exceptionally disappointed in him, as he is in himself," Scherr said during a conference call.
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February 13, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Seven people have been charged with misdemeanor marijuana charges apparently related to Michael Phelps' now-infamous visit to the University of South Carolina last November. Attorneys Dick Harpootlian and Joe McCulloch of Columbia, S.C., who represent two of the accused, yesterday told the State newspaper that police repeatedly questioned their clients about the famed Olympic swimmer. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, who would not comment on the case, has said he would charge Phelps if he found evidence the swimmer had committed a crime.
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March 17, 2009 | The Inquirer Staff
Florida State will appeal an NCAA sanction that would take away wins in 10 sports, including as many as 14 in football. President T.K. Wetherell will announce the school's appeal today, trustees chairman Jim Smith said. Earlier this month, the NCAA took away scholarships and put the school on four years' probation because 61 athletes took a music history class in which test answers were provided. Connecticut's medical examiner said Alex Simonka, 52, the women's basketball coach at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, committed suicide in his car. The medical examiner said Mr. Simonka's death was caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
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January 5, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Trinidadian boxing champion Jisselle Salandy died yesterday from injuries she suffered in a car crash on the outskirts of the Caribbean country's capital of Port-of-Spain. Salandy, 21, died at Port-of-Spain General Hospital shortly after the dawn crash, according to Information Minister Neil Parsanlal. He said Salandy's car ran off a highway and smashed into a concrete column after she had taken a friend to Piarco International Airport. Salandy easily defended her WBC, WBA and WIBA belts against the Dominican Republic's Yahaira Hernandez on Dec. 26, which pushed Salandy's professional record to 17-0.
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January 18, 2010 | Staff and Wire Reports
England midfielder David Beckham insisted yesterday that he will play on after the 2010 World Cup. "I've always said I'd love to carry on playing after the World Cup and that isn't going to change," Beckham told the Associated Press . "I don't know where the reports have come from, they definitely haven't come from myself. " The Sun newspaper reported Saturday that the AC Milan player was planning to retire and return to England once the competition in South Africa ends.
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February 27, 2010 | By MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
VANCOUVER - When it was over, all the hype, all the promise, boiled down to two medals for cover girl and swimsuit model Lindsey Vonn. Yesterday, she hit mushy snow, straddled an early gate and skied out of the first run of the slalom, the third time in her five events she did not finish a course. She crashed on Wednesday in the first run of the giant slalom, fracturing her right pinkie. Last week, she did not finish the slalom portion of the super-combined - her only apparent regret.
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February 27, 2010 | By MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
VANCOUVER - When it was over, all the hype, all the promise, boiled down to two medals for cover girl and swimsuit model Lindsey Vonn. Yesterday, she hit mushy snow, straddled an early gate and skied out of the first run of the slalom, the third time in her five events she did not finish a course. She crashed on Wednesday in the first run of the giant slalom, fracturing her right pinkie. Last week, she did not finish the slalom portion of the super-combined - her only apparent regret.
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February 27, 2010 | By Meri-jo Borzilleri, THE SEATTLE TIMES
WHISTLER, British Columbia - Good thing Lindsey Vonn got her gold out of the way early. After winning an Olympic title in her signature event, the downhill, Vonn took bronze in the super-G. Things went, well, downhill from there. Vonn skied off course after straddling, then missing a gate, early in the first run of slalom yesterday morning to end her 2010 Olympic Games. "I came out of the starting gate charging," Vonn said yesterday. "But I haven't been skiing a lot of slalom and hit some mashed-potato snow and it was over before I knew it. " Vonn's good friend Maria Riesch of Germany won the slalom in a two-run combined time of 1 minute, 42.89 seconds to collect her second gold of the Games after her super-combined victory.
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February 21, 2010 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - The three women's speed races are over now. If they didn't turn out to be quite the fairy tale America had imagined for Lindsey Vonn, it's because they played out too much like the Goldilocks story for her. She went too fast in one, too slow in another, just right in the third. Vonn earned a bronze medal in the women's Super G yesterday at Whistler Creek, her second medal of these Winter Olympics and a seventh for the record-setting U.S. ski team.
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January 18, 2010 | Staff and Wire Reports
England midfielder David Beckham insisted yesterday that he will play on after the 2010 World Cup. "I've always said I'd love to carry on playing after the World Cup and that isn't going to change," Beckham told the Associated Press . "I don't know where the reports have come from, they definitely haven't come from myself. " The Sun newspaper reported Saturday that the AC Milan player was planning to retire and return to England once the competition in South Africa ends.
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December 21, 2009 | Staff and Wire Reports
Franzi Aufdenblatten posted her first World Cup victory in leading a 1-2 Swiss finish in a super-G in Val d'Isere, France, and Lindsey Vonn placed third to retake sole possession of the lead in the overall standings. The 28-year-old Aufdenblatten upset the favorites to finish in 1 minute, 26.43 seconds on the Oreiller-Killy course, 0.23 seconds ahead of Nadia Styger . Aufdenblatten's previous best World Cup result was the third place she twice took in downhills. "Somebody told me that it happened after more than 200 races," Aufdenblatten said of her winning drought.
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March 17, 2009 | The Inquirer Staff
Florida State will appeal an NCAA sanction that would take away wins in 10 sports, including as many as 14 in football. President T.K. Wetherell will announce the school's appeal today, trustees chairman Jim Smith said. Earlier this month, the NCAA took away scholarships and put the school on four years' probation because 61 athletes took a music history class in which test answers were provided. Connecticut's medical examiner said Alex Simonka, 52, the women's basketball coach at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, committed suicide in his car. The medical examiner said Mr. Simonka's death was caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
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March 12, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Lindsey Vonn became the first American woman to win two World Cup overall titles after her victory yesterday in the last downhill of the season. Vonn completed the 1.6-mile Olympia course during the World Cup finals in Are, Sweden, in 1 minute, 42.49 seconds after posting the fastest splits all the way down. Maria Riesch of Germany was second in 1:42.89 and also finished second overall. Austrian veteran Renate Goetschl, a five-time winner in Are, placed third in 1:44.39. Vonn already had clinched the downhill title for the second consecutive year, matching hero and friend Picabo Street's consecutive titles in 1995 and '96. Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway won the men's World Cup downhill finale to take the overall lead, and Michael Walchhofer clinched the downhill championship.
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February 13, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Seven people have been charged with misdemeanor marijuana charges apparently related to Michael Phelps' now-infamous visit to the University of South Carolina last November. Attorneys Dick Harpootlian and Joe McCulloch of Columbia, S.C., who represent two of the accused, yesterday told the State newspaper that police repeatedly questioned their clients about the famed Olympic swimmer. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, who would not comment on the case, has said he would charge Phelps if he found evidence the swimmer had committed a crime.
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February 5, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Jim Scherr, CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, said yesterday he would like to have a face-to-face meeting with swimmer Michael Phelps, star of the 2008 Summer Games. The winner of eight gold medals in Beijing apologized after a photo surfaced in a British tabloid showing him inhaling from a marijuana pipe at a fraternity party. "Based on this occurrence, we at the USOC, as we said in an earlier statement, are exceptionally disappointed in him, as he is in himself," Scherr said during a conference call.
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January 12, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Maria Sharapova's shoulder injury will keep her out of another big event - the Australian Open. Sharapova told tournament officials yesterday that she will not be able to defend her title at Melbourne Park in Sydney beginning next Monday. She also missed the Beijing Olympics and the U.S. Open because of the injury. Serena Williams did not even bother to chase down a return, certain that her serve had hit the net and would be called a let. When the point was instead awarded to her opponent, Australian Samantha Stosur, Williams quickly went from serving for the match to fighting off match points in her season debut at the Sydney International in Australia.
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