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November 23, 2011 | By Helene Elliott
For as long as he can remember, Adam Wright wanted to become a water polo coach. As a kid he'd watch the NCAA tournament — then held almost annually at Long Beach's Belmont Plaza — and marvel at the influence a good coach could exert. As a standout at Long Beach Wilson High, a two-time NCAA champion at UCLA, mainstay of the U.S. national team and two Olympic squads, he studied his coaches, adapting their mannerisms and ideas to form his own philosophy. He got a chance to put that into practice two years ago when UCLA offered him the chance to coach the men's team, but he wasn't ready to hang up his swim cap after a silver-medal finish in Beijing.
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November 23, 2011 | By Helene Elliott
For as long as he can remember, Adam Wright wanted to become a water polo coach. As a kid he'd watch the NCAA tournament — then held almost annually at Long Beach's Belmont Plaza — and marvel at the influence a good coach could exert. As a standout at Long Beach Wilson High, a two-time NCAA champion at UCLA, mainstay of the U.S. national team and two Olympic squads, he studied his coaches, adapting their mannerisms and ideas to form his own philosophy. He got a chance to put that into practice two years ago when UCLA offered him the chance to coach the men's team, but he wasn't ready to hang up his swim cap after a silver-medal finish in Beijing.
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November 9, 2000 | ERIC STEPHENS
Colleges Jessica Edwards scored her team-leading 11th goal to help USC defeat San Diego, 2-1, in the first round of the NCAA women's soccer playoffs at the Coliseum. Edwards' goal came in the 49th minute off an assist from Brittany Savelkoul, from Los Alamitos High. The Trojans (14-5-2) will next play UCLA Saturday at Drake Stadium. USC played one person down after Katie Ticehurst (Mater Dei) drew a red card in the 32nd minute after she hit a Torero player in the face. UCLA's No.
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December 1, 2000 | ERIC STEPHENS
Adam Wright was having the kind of year athletes dream about. As one of the key performers for the UCLA men's water polo team, Wright took on a starring role this year, leading the Bruins while Sean Kern was competing for the U.S. in the Sydney Olympics. He led UCLA to a No. 1 ranking, scored a team-high 39 goals, and was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation player of the week for his three goals in a victory over USC on Nov. 18.
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November 9, 2000 | ERIC STEPHENS
Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil strengthened his bid to end the year at No. 1, defeating wild card Michael Llodra of France, 7-5, 7-6 (4), Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Lyon Grand Prix at Lyon, France. The leader of the ATP Champions Race, the top-seeded Kuerten defeated his 20-year-old opponent to set up a quarterfinal match against Patrick Rafter of Australia. * U.S.
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November 18, 2000 | ERIC STEPHENS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA men's water polo player Adam Wright had his eligibility restored after a temporary restraining order was granted Friday by the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Wright, one of the team's top players, has not played since Oct. 28 after being declared ineligible by the NCAA and the Pacific 10 Conference. He will be eligible to play in today's nonconference match against USC as well as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament next weekend.
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December 1, 2000 | ERIC STEPHENS
Adam Wright was having the kind of year athletes dream about. As one of the key performers for the UCLA men's water polo team, Wright took on a starring role this year, leading the Bruins while Sean Kern was competing for the U.S. in the Sydney Olympics. He led UCLA to a No. 1 ranking, scored a team-high 39 goals, and was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation player of the week for his three goals in a victory over USC on Nov. 18.
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September 10, 2000
UC Irvine 9, UCLA 7 (OT)--Tony Grosso scored midway into overtime and Jeff Powers had a goal on a penalty shot with two seconds left in overtime to help fifth-ranked Irvine upset top-ranked UCLA in the season opener for both teams. Powers had four goals in the game, Grosso had two and Dan Hipp made 13 saves for the host Anteaters. UCLA's Adam Wright scored with 18 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.
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September 23, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Amiable country singer and songwriter Alan Jackson has been talking for ages about his wish to make a straight bluegrass album. That's the reason he signed on for Alison Krauss to produce his 2006 album, "Like Red on a Rose," one of his strongest collections, but one that veered far afield from traditional bluegrass. Not this time - there's nothing but earthy, lonesome music-making on Jackson's "The Bluegrass Album. " It boasts all the requisite fiddle, mandolin, banjo, dobro, acoustic guitar, upright bass and sweet bending harmonies that define bluegrass.
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November 23, 2002 | Martin Henderson, Times Staff Writer
It happens once in a while on the football field: An argument with seemingly no end between two 16-year-olds each trying to get in the last word. Some teammates find it funny. Some coaches find it unsettling. Twin brothers, chipping at each other. Damon Morton, older than Dion by one minute -- some would say they even competed coming out of the womb -- implores the quarterback to throw the ball farther. Dion yells at his brother, the receiver, to run the right route. Sibling rivals.
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November 18, 2000 | ERIC STEPHENS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA men's water polo player Adam Wright had his eligibility restored after a temporary restraining order was granted Friday by the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Wright, one of the team's top players, has not played since Oct. 28 after being declared ineligible by the NCAA and the Pacific 10 Conference. He will be eligible to play in today's nonconference match against USC as well as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament next weekend.
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November 9, 2000 | ERIC STEPHENS
Colleges Jessica Edwards scored her team-leading 11th goal to help USC defeat San Diego, 2-1, in the first round of the NCAA women's soccer playoffs at the Coliseum. Edwards' goal came in the 49th minute off an assist from Brittany Savelkoul, from Los Alamitos High. The Trojans (14-5-2) will next play UCLA Saturday at Drake Stadium. USC played one person down after Katie Ticehurst (Mater Dei) drew a red card in the 32nd minute after she hit a Torero player in the face. UCLA's No.
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November 9, 2000 | ERIC STEPHENS
Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil strengthened his bid to end the year at No. 1, defeating wild card Michael Llodra of France, 7-5, 7-6 (4), Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Lyon Grand Prix at Lyon, France. The leader of the ATP Champions Race, the top-seeded Kuerten defeated his 20-year-old opponent to set up a quarterfinal match against Patrick Rafter of Australia. * U.S.
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June 29, 1994
Lazaro Fernandez Bueno of Cuba defected to the United States after the Alamo Cup tournament in Newport Beach, U.S. Water Polo announced Tuesday. Bueno, 6 feet 5, 215 pounds, was selected the most outstanding defensive player at the Alamo Cup and helped Cuba finish third. At the 1993 Alamo Cup, a team physician and player from Cuba also defected to the United States. * Six Orange County players were named to the U.S.
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December 14, 2002 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
Terrell Jackson finished the comeback he started Friday night. Jackson scored eight touchdowns to lead Corona Centennial to a 57-55 victory over Riverside North in the Division V Championship game at Riverside Norte Vista High. Jackson scored on a 13-yard run, his third touchdown in overtime, and DeAnthony Hicks followed with a two-point run to put Centennial up, 57-49.
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