Today In Sports History for Aug. 28

...since John Newcombe in 1971, to lose in the first round of the U.S. Open. Edberg loses to Alexander Volkov of the Soviet Union, 6-3, 7-6, 6-2.1993 - Pinch-hitter Jeremy Hess' bases-loaded single with two outs in the sixth inning...
Right whale surveys begin in Gulf of Alaska

...waters, a release stated. Today, after a long legacy of whaling in the 19th century and illegal catches by the former Soviet Union up until the 1960s, only an estimated 30 North Pacific right whales remain. Scientists hope to collect information...
USOC hopeful LA will bid for 2024 Games

...People remember that time," he said. "It left a great legacy for the city."Those Olympics, boycotted by the Soviet Union, put Carl Lewis and Mary Lou Retton on center stage and, in many ways, transformed the games into the mega-billion-dollar...
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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down for Aug. 3, 2015

...ideal summer picture outside your window at work.Thumbs up to a continued border thaw. In 1989, the U.S. and Soviet Union signed an agreement that allows Natives living along the Bering Strait to cross the international border to visit family...
Obama: Critics of Iran nuclear deal 'selling a fantasy' line with America's long tradition of "strong, principled diplomacy" with adversaries, including the former Soviet Union. He spoke at the same university where John F. Kennedy called for Cold War diplomacy and nuclear disarmament, and...
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Some Natives allowed visa-free travel in Russia

...needed a visa under the program, which stems from a pact that was originally signed in 1989 by the U.S. and the Soviet Union.However, Alaska Natives were excluded in the past few years. For example, when about 25 Alaska Natives traveled...
Russia to add 40 new missiles

...of nuclear weapons in the former territories of the Soviet Union. And no one wants to see us step backwards."He said...arms show to publicize costly new weapons that even the Soviet Union couldn't afford.The navy revealed a project of an...
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Empire Editorial: When the parachute has holes

...continue to fish even after a fishing boat sinks, or why Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is still open, even though the Soviet Union no longer exists. It's not only the reporters at fault but a system that puts them into an unwinnable situation...
Empire Editorial: Keep the Internet neutral and equal for all

In the Soviet Union, they called them ZiL lanes.In the...that carried the Soviet elite. The Soviet Union prided itself on its equality, but...thousands asking for Net Neutrality.The Soviet Union fell apart in 1991 and the ZiL limousines...
Today In Sports History for March 8

...first Canadian to successfully defend a world figure skating title, overtaking early leader Viktor Petrenko of the Soviet Union.1992 - Ray Floyd, 49, holds off Fred Couples for a two-stroke victory in the Doral Open and joins Sam Snead as...


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