Sport: Losers at Last

When it was over, the Naval Academy crew hardly knew what to do. It had been so long since they lost (three years and 31 races) that the old rowing tradition of collecting the losers' shirts had become a happy habit. But last week the Middies got a reminder that that sort of shirt-shucking can work both ways. Though they rowed their hearts out on Boston's choppy Charles River, they slid past the finish line a long length and a half behind the University of Pennsylvania.

Appropriately, the Penn crew that won the Adams Cup last week was coached by Diamond Sculler...

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