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  • Sports People

    Jan. 24, 1998 in Sports on Page C2 Raul Mondesi of the Los Angeles Dodgers avoided arbitration by agreeing to terms on a four-year, $36 million contract that could be worth $60 million over six years - the …

  • Street Places Fourth

    Jan. 23, 1998 in Sports on Page C2 Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy Isolde Kostner of Italy and American Picabo Street have put themselves squarely in the picture for the Nagano Olympics. Kostner scored her first victory in a year …

  • Ski Club Founder Broke Trail

    Jan. 16, 1998 in Idaho on Page B1 This file photo from 1994 shows the cross-country ski trail at Fourth of July Pass in Coeur d’Alene. Susy Renner of Spokane skis past the warming hut built by the …

  • Maier Wins 4th In Row

    Jan. 14, 1998 in Sports on Page C2 Hermann Maier, a former bricklayer from Austria, captured a giant slalom for his fourth straight World Cup victory and his seventh of the season. The victory was yet another triumph …

  • Maier Skis To Sixth Victory

    Jan. 12, 1998 in Sports on Page C2 Hermann Maier led a 1-2-3 Austria sweep of a World Cup super giant slalom in Schladming, Austria. It was the 13th win of the season for the powerful Austrian team, …

  • Tomba Finishes First

    Jan. 9, 1998 in Sports on Page C2 Italy’s Alberto Tomba skied to his first World Cup win in a year. Tomba charged to the lead after the first round and then held off a challenge by Austria’s …

  • Miscellany

    Jan. 7, 1998 in Sports on Page C2 Hermann Maier continued his hot streak at a World Cup giant slalom race in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria, by scoring his fourth win of the season. Penn State wants two district attorneys …

  • Sykora Gets First Win

    Jan. 5, 1998 in Sports on Page C2 World Cup slalom champion Thomas Sykora gave Austria another victory by overcoming a deteriorating course and winning for the first time this season. Austrian skiers have set a fierce pace …

  • Ski Team Named

    Jan. 4, 1998 in Sports on Page C3 Scott Montalbo is $5,000 richer after grabbing a share of first place in a Dash for Cash Alpine race that wrapped up the U.S. Ski Team Olympic trials in Lake …

  • Skiers Olympics-Bound

    Jan. 2, 1998 in Sports on Page C6 Alex Wilson shows his winning style in the Olympic freestyle moguls trials. Photo by Associated Press

  • Mayer Ends Drought

    Dec. 22, 1997 in Sports on Page C2 Christian Mayer’s four-year victory drought finally ended. Mayer clocked the fastest time in the first run, then took risks in the second, down the steep Gran Risa course, to earn …

  • Sandpoint Man Wins

    Dec. 18, 1997 in Sports on Page C3 Sandpoint, Idaho, native Anton Pogue, of Hood River, Ore., won the giant slalom qualifier of the U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix at Carrabassett Valley, Maine, the first in a series of …

  • Jagge Victorious

    Dec. 16, 1997 in Sports on Page C2 Finn Christian Jagge won the race. Alberto Tomba won the hearts of the fans. Jagge, a former Olympic champion, captured a men’s World Cup night slalom with two faultless runs …

  • Miscellany

    Dec. 15, 1997 in Sports on Page C3 In Val d’Isere, France, Hermann Maier became the first World Cup race winner to be disqualified for stopping too soon after the finish to display his skis. In Chiang Mai, …

  • Comeback Delayed

    Dec. 12, 1997 in Sports on Page C2 Picabo Street’s comeback from a severe knee injury will have to wait one more day. Warm and wet weather canceled the women’s World Cup super-G scheduled for Thursday. After a …

  • Olympians Headline Wild Moose Races

    Dec. 12, 1997 in Sports on Page C6 Two-time U.S. Olympian and three-time national champion Ben Husaby of Bend, Ore., is expected to lead the field in the Wild Moose Continental Cup races Saturday and Sunday on the …

  • Miscellany

    Dec. 8, 1997 in Sports on Page C2 In Sestriere, Italy, France’s Karine Ruby beat her nearest rival by more than 2 seconds to win a fourth consecutive Snowboard World Cup giant slalom race and maintain a commanding …

  • Maier Wins Again

    Dec. 7, 1997 in Sports on Page C3 Hermann Maier of Austria raced to victory at Beaver Creek, Colo., in the first super-G of the World Cup season. Maier, who won the World Cup giant slalom in Park …

  • German Wins Again

    Dec. 6, 1997 in Sports on Page C2 Germany’s Katja Seizinger has won World Cup downhill races two days in a row. She negotiated the slick course at Lake Louise, Alberta, on Friday in 1 minute, 38.86 seconds. …

  • Parallel A Dud

    Nov. 29, 1997 in Sports on Page C2 The competition in the new World Cup parallel ski event descended from high drama to no drama when Hilde Gerg’s fellow German Martina Ertl missed a gate in their final …

  • Miscellany

    Nov. 23, 1997 in Sports on Page C3 Olympic champion David Reid looked sharp in stopping Dan Connolly by a technical knockout in the fifth round of a junior middleweight fight at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic …

  • N. Americans Sharp

    Nov. 21, 1997 in Sports on Page C2 Hermann Maier’s victory in a World Cup giant slalom came as no shock. After all, Austrians took six of the top 10 spots in the race. The surprises, though, came …

  • Compagnoni Wins

    Oct. 26, 1997 in Sports on Page C3 Italy’s Deborah Compagnoni cuts around her gate on the way to a World Cup victory in the giant slalom. Photo by Associated Press

  • Downhill At Nagano To Remain Short Course

    June 21, 1997 in Sports on Page C5 Members of the International Olympic Committee dropped a complaint against the men’s downhill for next year’s Winter Olympics, allowing the track at Nagano to remain the shortest in recent times. …

  • Sports People

    April 20, 1997 in Sports on Page C3 Denise Taylor, coach at Northeastern Illinois, was chosen to head up the Utah Starzz of the WNBA. … Carl Stewart, who coached Southern’s basketball team to three Southwestern Athletic Conference …

  • Montanan Tops Aerials

    March 31, 1997 in Sports on Page C2 World Championships silver medalist Eric Bergoust became the second skier from Missoula in 24 hours to win a national ski title when he took the aerials competition. On the final …

  • Miscellany

    March 29, 1997 in Sports on Page C2 Two-time Olympic skier Tim Tetreault of Norwich, Vt., outskied World Cup teammate Todd Lodwick of Steamboat Springs, Colo., by 40.6 seconds to win his third nordic combined national championship. Dave …

  • Gros, Spencer Highlight U.S. Skiers

    March 23, 1997 in Sports on Page C3 Sacha Gros and Dane Spencer grabbed the spotlight in the U.S. Alpine Championships. Gros, 22, of Vail, Colo., a member of the U.S. ski team “B” squad, turned in a …

  • Idle Alphand Wins

    March 17, 1997 in Sports on Page C5 Without stepping on a pair of skis the last two days of the season, Luc Alphand made history. Kjetil Andre Aamodt’s comeback bid fell short, enabling Alphand to become the …

  • Miscellany

    March 8, 1997 in Sports on Page C4 Pernilla Wiberg of Sweden, capping a day on which she clinched the World Cup overall and slalom titles, won a slalom race with a scorching second run in Mammoth Mountain, …