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2006-03-23 01:53:39

By Steve Keating CALGARY (Reuters) - American Sasha Cohen's world championship title hopes were dealt a blow on Wednesday when the Olympic silver medallist stumbled her way through qualifying to finish in third place.

2006-02-23 21:12:30

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - Sasha Cohen has perfected the art of being second best. On Thursday, she had entered the women's Olympic free skate as the leader of the pack, holding a slender 0.03 point of a lead over favorite Irina Slutskaya.

2006-02-23 09:16:37

By Elizabeth Piper TURIN (Reuters) - With a doping scandal refusing to fade, Austria locked horns with Olympic chiefs on Thursday accusing them of punishing their team unnecessarily. Austria were not the only team to be licking their wounds.

2006-02-22 19:06:59

By Steve Ginsburg TURIN (Reuters) - In a battle for figure skating supremacy, Irina Slutskaya and Sasha Cohen will slug it out on Thursday in the much-anticipated Turin Winter Games free program.

2006-02-22 12:05:42

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - Irina Slutskaya arrived at the Winter Olympics as the queen of figure skating. The owner of two world and a record seven European crowns, the Russian had been expected to look down at her challengers from the top of the short program standings.

2006-02-21 19:31:01

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - Emily Hughes arrived in Turin without any illusions about her medal prospects. She did, however, have the most famous cheering squad in town.

2006-02-20 10:16:56

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - Sasha Cohen has become the mystery woman of the Winter Olympics. Michelle Kwan's early departure from Turin left Cohen as the United States' only realistic hope of a medal in the women's event.

2006-02-19 11:53:41

TURIN (Reuters) - American figure skater Emily Hughes acted as courier service on Sunday, handing Irina Slutskaya her costume for the Winter Olympics.

2006-02-17 14:33:33

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - At the Salt Lake City Olympics, Emily Hughes was an outsider looking in.

2006-02-16 13:57:16

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Days after dropping out of the Winter Games, ending her epic quest for Olympic gold, figure skating champion Michelle Kwan accepted a new job on Thursday as celebrity representative for the Walt Disney Co.


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  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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