February 17, 1995
If a Little League team wants to use uniforms with a big league nickname, it's going to have to pay extra for licensed products. Major League Baseball Properties says amateur teams may still use the nicknames, but they will have to use licensed equipment. That will cost them more money: $6 more per uniform. "It's an uncontestable patent," Ethan Orlinsky, the No. 2 lawyer for MLBP, the licensing arm of the 28 major league clubs, told Florida Today in an article published Thursday.
January 1, 1995 |
Some improved the property value of the Orange County sports landscape, others devalued it, all made headlines during the last 12 months. The O.C. 20 for 1994: * 1. John Shaw: Moving the Rams into the Super Bowl never interested him half as much as moving them to another city. Much bigger payoff this way. To get this far, Shaw has bamboozled the Anaheim city council, straight-armed the Save The Rams committee and lined up St. Louis as his sucker-to-be-named later.
August 7, 1994 |
Here's to local knowledge and all of the advantages therein. Eighty-two top golfers will be seeking berths in the U.S. Amateur championship when sectional qualifying begins Monday at Wood Ranch Golf Club. Only five berths are up for grabs, which must make the 10 Wood Ranch members in the field feel better about their chances. The Wood Ranch qualifier is one of five to be held in Southern California. The Amateur will begin Aug. 22 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
January 22, 1994 |
Robert Smith of Moorpark, the only amateur in the field, can pull a rare feat today. Only three non-professionals in 36 years of pro bowling have won on the national Professional Bowlers Assn. tour. Smith can become the fourth to pull it off in the nationally televised title roll-off of the $220,000 AC/Delco tournament at noon at Cal Bowl in Lakewood. Smith, 20, the National Amateur champion who attended Royal High in Simi Valley, earned the No. 1 seeding with a 42-game total of 9,643.
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December 30, 1993 |
Eager to gauge public support for expensive projects like an Olympic-sized swimming pool or indoor basketball courts, Thousand Oaks officials will convene local sports leaders next month for a goal-setting session. The meeting will bring together organizers of Conejo Valley's huge amateur sports community. Moderated by City Council members Frank Schillo and Judy Lazar, the conference will give the sports team leaders a chance to discuss their needs and rank their priorities.
June 23, 1993 |
Figure skating fans who can't make the trip to next February's Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, take note: Tonight's performance of the Tour of World Figure Skating Champions, at the new Anaheim Arena, will provide an unofficial preview of the Winter Games. Because of a 1992 ruling by the International Skating Union, professional skaters are now allowed to apply once for reinstatement as amateurs, paving the way for a return to Olympic competition years after their first time around.
February 13, 1993 |
Double Olympic figure skating champion Katarina Witt was reinstated as an amateur Friday and given the go-ahead to compete in next year's Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Witt, 27, retired from competition to skate in professional shows and make movies after winning her second Olympic gold at the 1988 Calgary Games.
December 13, 1992 |
In the macho world of Latino soccer, the Aztec Hearts are a shining exception. Although there are a number of girls' recreational soccer teams, the Hearts are thought to be the only privately funded, competitive Latina soccer club in central Los Angeles. The area is home to hundreds of Latino clubs for males of all ages--the significance of which is not lost on the Aztec Hearts, who do not want to hear that soccer is just for boys.
December 5, 1992 |
Former Mater Dei High School outfielder Cale Carter will receive the U.S. Baseball Federation's Golden Diamond award, presented to the top amateur baseball player in the state. Carter batted .395 and led the county with 33 runs scored and had 15 stolen bases for Mater Dei, leading the Monarchs to the Southern Section 5-A quarterfinals. He was selected in the 17th round of the amateur baseball draft by the Cleveland Indians, but decided to attend Stanford on a baseball scholarship.
November 8, 1992 |
In Bell Gardens, Peruvian and Bolivian soccer players, decked out in brightly colored uniforms, zigzag across the grass to the shouts of "Tirale! Tirale!" --"Pass it! Pass it!"--as a ball whizzes downfield in one of hundreds of weekend games in the area's Latino leagues. In South-Central, a team of Ethiopians battles a group of Koreans in the city's Los Angeles Municipal Soccer League.