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August 26, 2004

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* ESPN.com – OLY/SUMMER04/SOCCER – Rottenberg leads Germany to soccer…
* ESPN.com – OLY/SUMMER04/CANOE – Splashdown: US kayaker just misses…
* ESPN.com – OLY/SUMMER04/WRESTLING – US women pin silver, bronze
* ESPN.com – NCF – Go Behind-The-Scenes of USC vs. Virginia Tech
* Socceroos to summon big guns for cup qualifier
* ESPN.com – OLY/SUMMER04/WRESTLING – Gardner gets bronze, retires
* Flo quits international football
* Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Personal Technology:…
* ESPN.com – OLY/SUMMER04/GEN – Daily dope: Ukrainian rowers lose bronze
* ESPN.com – OLY/SUMMER04/TRACKANDFIELD – American Johnson falls in…
* ESPN.com – OLY/SUMMER04/VOLLEYBALL – Throwback: 35-year-old Phipps…
* ESPN.com – MLB – Recap
* ESPN.com – OLY/SUMMER04/WEIGHTLIFTING – Russian surprises himself…

ESPN.com – OLY/SUMMER04/SOCCER – Rottenberg leads Germany to soccer…
ESPN – Aug 26, 2004
Rottenberg’s milestone was commemorated with flowers and apennant from FIFA president Sepp Blatter before kickoff, and the34-year-old German remained the star during the game with threetough saves in a two-minute span in the first half and two moregreat stops after halftime. The game was a rematch of last year’s World Cup final, won byGermany 2-1 in overtime. Germany lost in the Olympics semifinals2-1 to the United States in overtime this week, while Swedendropped a 1-0 game to Brazil. Germany also won the bronze four years ago in Sydney.

ESPN.com – OLY/SUMMER04/CANOE – Splashdown: US kayaker just misses…
ESPN – Aug 26, 2004
Zur’s fourth-place finish in his 500-meter single kayak race –he needed a top three to advance — was the most dramatic and mostfrustrating moment for the American team, which failed to get aboat in the finals. Zur was second at 250 meters before being passed by German LutzAltepost and Amir Tahmasseb and the finish. “He tried the same thing at the last World Cup I did in Belgiumand it didn’t work. but it worked this time so hats off tohim,” Zur said. Zur, a former Israeli Olympian with duel citizenship, had onelast chance to advance in the 500-meter pairs kayak (K-2), but heand partner.

ESPN.com – OLY/SUMMER04/WRESTLING – US women pin silver, bronze
ESPN – Aug 24, 2004
” Compounding McMann’s pain was the fact she had dedicated theseOlympics to the memory of her late brother, Jason. She got into thesport by tagging along to his weekend matches, only to be leftheartbroken when he was slain five years ago. A former Lock HavenUniversity football player goes on trial in his death later thisfall. “It happened a long time ago and the pain has eased,” McMannsaid. “It only comforts me that my brother would be proud of meeither way. ” Icho’s sister, Chiharu, was a heartbreak loser on a tiebreakerto defending world champion Irina Merleni of Ukraine for the goldat 105½ pounds (48kg), a loss Chiharu feared might negativelyinfluence her sister’s match. “When Chiharu lost I went blank,” Kaori said.

ESPN.com – NCF – Go Behind-The-Scenes of USC vs. Virginia Tech
ESPN – Aug 26, 2004
ESPN2 will televise College Football Behind-the-Scenes, a live program showing the production of ESPN’s coverage of the BCA Classic pitting Virginia Tech vs. 1 USC (ESPN game coverage begins at 7:40 p.

Socceroos to summon big guns for cup qualifier
The Age – Aug 24, 2004
The Solomons, with a handful of Australian-based players with NSL experience, stunned the soccer world by snaring a draw with the Socceroos in the Oceania championship earlier this year to finish runner-up in the regional standings. That result earned them a shot at improbable qualification for the Confederations tournament and, later, the World Cup. FIFA will use the Confederations Cup, to be played in Germany in May-June 2005, as a dress rehearsal for the 2006 World Cup in the same country. As well as Greece, Brazil and Argentina, African champion Tunisia, Mexico and Asian champion Japan have qualified.

ESPN.com – OLY/SUMMER04/WRESTLING – Gardner gets bronze, retires
ESPN – Aug 26, 2004
To Blatnick, beating Karelinassured Gardner’s place in the sport’s history, and always will. “He’ll be remembered as an Olympic champion and a worldchampion,” Blatnick said. “People forget he won the worldchampionship the year after Sydney and proved it was no fluke. Idon’t think he did anything wrong in this match. He (Tsurtsumia)was well-coached and knew exactly where to attack. ” Gardner’s restrained emotions after the loss contrasted to theAegean-sized sea of tears shed Monday when Sara McMann lost thefirst gold-medal match wrestled by an American woman. Only invictory did his emotions come out.

Flo quits international football
go.com – Aug 25, 2004
The 31-year-old, who now plays for Italian Serie A sideSiena after spells at Rangers and Chelsea, will be replaced byJohn Carew. The Besiktas striker was left out of the squad forthe 2-2 friendly draw against Belgium earlier this month. Norway, who last played at the World Cup finals in 1998,start their campaign for the 2006 finals against Italy onSeptember 4 before facing Belarus in Oslo four days later. Squad:Goalkeepers: Espen Johnsen (Rosenborg Trondheim), ThomasMyhre (Sunderland). Defenders Christer Basma (Rosenborg), Jon Inge Hoiland(Malmo), Brede Hangeland (Viking), Claus Lundekvam(Southampton), John Arne Riise (Liverpool), Vidar Riseth(Rosenborg), Ragnvald Soma (Brann), Stale Stensaas (Rosenborg)Midfielders: Martin Andresen (Stabaek), Frode Johnsen(Rosenborg), Magne Hoseth (FC Copenhagen), Jan Gunnar Solli(Rosenborg), Alexander Odegaard (Sogndal), Petter Rudi (Molde),Roar Strand (Rosenborg)Forwards: John Carew (Besiktas), Morten Gamst Pedersen(Tromso), Sigurd Rushfeldt (Austria Vienna), Jan Derek Sorensen(Lyn), Steffen Iversen (Valerenga)Your views on this story?.

Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Personal Technology:…
Dallas Morning News – Aug 25, 2004
EA’s latest Madden title, Madden NFL 2005, is out for the major consoles, with a PC version on the way. But its Xbox version is the most interesting because it has added online play this year. Previously, EA’s games were playable online only with Sony’s PlayStation 2 but now are also online-compatible with Microsoft’s Xbox Live service. On the Xbox, Madden looks great, and there are so many play modes and options that only serious football fans will care about most of them… Madden is the better game, but NFL 2K5 is the best bang for your buck. Cozy relationship Speaking of EA and Microsoft, the former sports game rivals seem on better terms than ever. Microsoft, EA and international soccer association FIFA recently signed a cross-promotional deal to make the Xbox the official console of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and develop the FIFA Interactive World Cup for online video gamers. Of course, it probably didn’t hurt Microsoft’s courtship of EA that it recently canned its internal team sports game development group. Microsoft originally said the developers of NFL Fever, NBA Inside Drive and NHL Rivals were just taking the year off to craft next season’s titles. But the company has apparently decided to retire those franchises altogether, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Nonteam sports games such as tennis title Top Spin will continue, Microsoft said.

ESPN.com – OLY/SUMMER04/GEN – Daily dope: Ukrainian rowers lose bronze
ESPN – Aug 26, 2004
Regardless of his retirement, Annus remains under thejurisdiction of IOC doping rules through the end of the gamesSunday. If found guilty of a doping offense by then, he would alsolose his medal. Annus accused World Anti-Doping Agency officials of starting acampaign against him after they allegedly received an anonymousletter from Hungary naming athletes suspected of taking drugs. “What guarantee is there that if I give another sample it willproduce a result that matches reality?” Annus said. “I’m notgoing to allow them to manipulate the sample.

ESPN.com – OLY/SUMMER04/TRACKANDFIELD – American Johnson falls in…
ESPN – Aug 25, 2004
The four-time world champion and the 1996 Olympic gold medalist made a shocking exit from the second round of the 110-meter hurdles. He tripped over the ninth hurdle, then stumbled and fell underneath the last one — ending up face down on the track, glasses flying off his face, as competitors crossed the finish line. Johnson said it was only the second time in his career he has fallen in a race. “It was going great, and then I don’t know. I just went down,” Johnson said.

ESPN.com – OLY/SUMMER04/VOLLEYBALL – Throwback: 35-year-old Phipps…
ESPN – Aug 24, 2004
“I’m trying not to think that I’m at the Olympics,” she said. “That kind of rattles my nerves. The last time Phipps played with the whole world watching was1988, in Seoul, when she started all five matches as afree-spirited, 19-year-old Californian facing a great future in thesport. Two years later, though, a random drug test showed marijuanain her system. She was suspended from the national team, which thenhad a first-offense policy. Did she think it was fair?”That was the rule,” she said.

ESPN.com – MLB – Recap
ESPN – Aug 25, 2004
Game notesThe Royals were swept in a season series of more than sixgames for the fourth time in the franchise’s 36-year history. Theywere 0-12 against the 1970 World Series champion Orioles, 0-10against the 1998 champion Yankees, and 0-7 against the 2002 Orioles– who lost 95 games. Kansas City’s three errors raised itstotal to 111, tying the New York Mets for the most in the majors.

ESPN.com – OLY/SUMMER04/WEIGHTLIFTING – Russian surprises himself…
ESPN – Aug 24, 2004
“He (Berestov) deserved it,” Razoronov said. “Sports issports, and it’s just the way it worked out. ” Asaad, the 2000 bronze medalist, was last year’s world champion. But he failed to medal after completing only his first two snatchattempts, missing all three attempts in the clean and jerk. He was the tiny Persian Gulf state of Qatar’s first Olympicmedalist in Sydney, and was attempting to win its first gold inAthens. Asaad put up 412¼ pounds and 423¼ pounds on his first twosnatches, but passed on his third — allowing Berestov andGyurkovics to tie at 429 pounds. The field was unusually wide open, partly because Europeanchampion Tsagaev was absent and 2000 Olympic champion HosseinTavakoli of Iran also didn’t return.

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