April 22, 1995 |
From desperation to dominance, Dennis Conner's remarkable comeback continued yesterday as the veteran skipper took control of the America's Cup defender finals in San Diego. Conner's Stars & Stripes gained both from the shifty wind and America3's mistakes to beat Mighty Mary by 1 minute, 2 seconds. That gave Stars & Stripes its first outright lead in the three-boat finals and pushed America3's mostly women's crew within one loss of elimination. Stars & Stripes leads the Citizen Cup finals with five points, followed by PACT 95's Young America with four points and Mighty Mary with three.
March 30, 1995 |
America3's previously all-woman team may have sailed its last race in the America's Cup trials off San Diego. Dennis Conner's status was in doubt, too, as an international jury met last night to hear three protests from rival America3. Kevin Mahaney's Young America, which has clinched the first spot in the Citizen Cup defender finals, won by 1:11 over America3's Mighty Mary, which is sailed by 15 women and tactician Dave Dellenbaugh. That kept Conner's Stars & Stripes ahead of Mighty Mary, 3-2, with three racing days left.
November 7, 1987 |
Geaux Tiger, owner George Marrapodi's one-horse stable, will seek his second straight stakes victory when he runs in Philadelphia Park's $50,000 Heritage Stakes today. The 1 1/16-mile Heritage for 2-year-olds will be the live feature at the Bucks County track, which also will conduct simulcast wagering on Aqueduct Racetrack's $250,000 Remsen Stakes, also for 2-year-olds. Among the eight Remsen entrants is Batty, who is trained at Philadelphia Park by Suzanne Jenkins. Batty, a respectable fifth in the Meadowlands Racetrack's $500,000 Young America Stakes on Oct. 30, drew onto the rail for the 1 1/8-mile Remsen.
January 20, 1995 |
Tom Purtzer and Phil Mickelson, former Arizona State golfers who live in Scottsdale, turned the Northern Telecom Open into a college reunion yesterday, shooting 7-under-par 65s to share the first-round lead in Tucson, Ariz. "It kind of looks like an ASU leader board up there," Purtzer said. Howard Twitty shot a 66 and was alone in third in the 156-player field. The $1.25 million tournament is being played over two courses - Tucson National and Starr Pass. Of the 24 finishers, seven played at demanding Starr Pass.
December 1, 1993 |
William F. Buckley Jr. will bring his inimitable brand of conservative wit and wind to Swarthmore College's performing arts center tomorrow night. Buckley - who likes to wax provocative on the lecture circuit when he's not squaring off on Firing Line, his Public Broadcasting System television show - will be the third high-profile conservative to speak at avowedly liberal Swarthmore this school year. Alas, Buckley also may be the last, according to his student hosts, the Swarthmore Conservative Union.
January 30, 1995 |
The owners of the Pittsburgh Pirates have rejected a revised bid from cable television entrepreneur John Rigas to buy the team, Pittsburgh television station KDKA-TV reported yesterday. Rigas increased his initial $80 million offer on Friday. He and city officials said the new bid was worth nearly $90 million. However, the Pirates said Rigas proposed no extra cash for the owners, but instead offered stock in the team and a pledge to try to find other investors who want to buy their stock.
January 18, 1995 |
Sonny Lubick, the head football coach at Colorado State, said yesterday that he had withdrawn from consideration for the coaching job at Miami. Lubick, 57, was not offered the position but was widely considered the front-runner to replace Dennis Erickson, who left the Hurricanes for the Seattle Seahawks. Lubick's announcement could affect the Eagles' continuing search for a head coach. Butch Davis, the Dallas Cowboys' defensive coordinator, is believed to be among the candidates for both coaching positions.
May 2, 1995 |
A day after the America's Cup defenders reached the last-hour compromise that kept Dennis Conner alive, helmsman Rod Davis of oneAustralia shook his head in disbelief. "Big mistake," said Davis, a longtime Conner rival. "If you knock Conner down along the ropes, you knock him out," he said. "You don't help him back to the corner, because he's going to nail you in the next round. " Prophetic words. On Wednesday, a month to the day after his Stars & Stripes nearly sank, Conner and his team staged an astonishing last-leg rally to defeat the mostly women's crew of Mighty Mary and earn the right to defend the America's Cup. This will be the sixth trip to sailing's biggest dance for the 52-year-old skipper and sometime helmsman.
January 21, 1995 |
Major League Baseball's expansion committee recommended yesterday that owners add four teams - most likely two in 1997 or 1998, and two at some point after that. Phoenix and St. Petersburg, Fla., are expected to get the next two teams. Orlando, Fla., and Northern Virginia also are vying for franchises. Owners are expected to give expansion the go-ahead at a meeting the week of Jan. 30 or the next week. Final approval of the franchises is expected at a meeting scheduled for Palm Beach, Fla., March 7 to 9. The franchises are expected to cost $125 million to $150 million, and the amount of the fee will be discussed at the next committee meeting.
January 23, 1995 |
Phil Mickelson recovered from an inconsistent front nine yesterday to capture the Northern Telecom Open in Tucson, Ariz., and become the first man to win the same tournament as an amateur and a professional. In beating Jim Gallagher Jr. by one stroke, Mickelson shot a 4-under-par 68 for a four-round total of 269. "I made a couple of birdies when I needed to," Mickelson said. "And I was able to just plod along. " Mickelson parred the last three holes of the $1.25 million tournament after pulling into a tie with Gallagher at 18-under.