October 21, 1989 |
The BMWs are pulling away from the curb now and the shiny, four-wheel-drive, air-conditioned Jeeps that were built to climb rugged mountains but have never tackled anything more treacherous than Woodland Hills are being boarded by the softball players, their wives and their cute kids. And, as a muggy darkness settles over Winnetka Park in Chatsworth, the wolves begin to gather. Aw, relax. These are just the California Wolves and they really mean no harm. Despite their appearance.
July 27, 1989 |
Bob Johnson, executive director of USA Hockey, says he has a long-range plan to bring an Olympic gold medal back to the United States. But there's a hitch. "I don't know whether we can follow the ideal program," Johnson said Wednesday while watching players practice for the U.S. Olympic Festival. Johnson, who coached the U.S. Olympic team in 1976, said he and his staff chose among several plans to rebuild U.S. hockey. However, he said, he has been around long enough not to count on anything.
March 1, 1989 |
With a promise to expose the underworld of international track and field, the third--and most anticipated--phase of the Dubin Inquiry opened Tuesday. It is so called in the Canadian press because Charles L. Dubin, Ontario chief associate justice, presides over the inquiry. To give the official name, Inquiry into the Use of Drugs and Banned Practices to Increase Athletic Performance, takes longer than it does Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson to run 100 meters.
February 25, 1988 |
Far, far away, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA, all is calm, all is bright. Baseball players practice bunting. Coaches hit grounders. Managers drool tobacco. The New York Yankees are at peace. Spring training is a breeze. George Steinbrenner is, you see . . . someplace else. We take you now, north by northwest, to sunny Calgary, Canada, where a volunteer has stepped forward to offer the United States of America, in its time of need, some of his good old Yankee know-how.
August 13, 1987 |
For amateur boxing in the United States, Aug. 11, 1984 was a golden night. For the 16,353 in the Los Angeles Sports Arena, watching the United States collect nine gold medals, it was a night to remember. Jim Fox, the executive director of the USA Amateur Boxing Federation, said recently: "That night sticks in my memory--the patriotism shown by the crowd that night, the tears I saw. . . . A little bit of that night flashes before my eyes every day.
April 18, 1985 |
A 54-year-old Yale University law school professor who has specialized in issues of sports law was named Wednesday president of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee's Amateur Athletic Foundation, which will disperse Los Angeles' share of the 1984 Olympic surplus. Stanton Wheeler was narrowly elected over two other candidates whose names were not divulged at a meeting of the foundation's board. In a news conference, Wheeler, who grew up in the L.A.