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June 6, 2006 | Bill Dwyre
Most think that Caesars Palace is a place in the Los Angeles suburb of Las Vegas where you take your money and give it to poor, indigent casino owners. It is that, and more. In the last 40 years, Caesars has been where you can go to a blackjack table, or a slot machine, and a weird sports event will break out. Caesars has seen, really close up, Robert "Evel" Knievel, James "the Fan Man" Miller, non-designer garbage bags, and the Great One and the grasshoppers.
January 13, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The California State University system is banning alcohol from basketball games and other intercollegiate athletic events. The policy, which was announced Thursday but took effect last month, prohibits the 23 CSU campuses from selling alcoholic beverages at any intercollegiate athletic events in university owned or operated facilities. Some campuses have existing contracts with vendors allowing alcohol sales, but once those expire they will not be renewed.
December 31, 2005 | MIKE PENNER
1. USC x 3 * To try to put this 34-0 run by the Trojans in some kind of context, the last school to win three national football championships in a row was Minnesota in 1934-36. USC is one Rose Bowl victory away from equaling that feat. In today's environment -- more travel, more media, underclassmen leaving early for the NFL -- the Trojans' three-year ride might be the most impressive in college football history. 2.
December 8, 2005 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
The rules of engagement, handwritten on a page of an elementary school math book, were spelled out clearly enough: "Due to the explosive nature of this dangerous break in shallow water only 75 yards off the beach, the win will go to the surfer who can ride the deepest in the tube for the longest period of time, reappear and then complete the wave without falling off his surfboard." And so the brainchild of Fred Hemmings, the Hawaiian Masters, became a reality on Dec.
October 21, 2005 | From Associated Press
With Hurricane Wilma expected to arrive with potentially devastating force in Florida, several major events have been rescheduled. The Miami Dolphins said Thursday that their game scheduled Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs would be played at 7 EDT tonight. The game will be televised by CBS affiliates in South Florida and Kansas City, but there will be no national telecast.
May 15, 2005 | From Associated Press
More than two dozen people were detained Saturday after taking part in a foot race that included women, defying a ban that was issued after Muslim hard-liners attacked participants in a similar mixed event last month. Asma Jehangir, the former chief of Pakistan's human rights commission, a woman, and about 30 other participants were detained at the race, police official Waqar Abbasi said. The event was canceled.
May 15, 2005 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
He's the two-time defending Pacific 10 champion at 200 meters and could complete a sprint double today in this year's conference meet at UCLA. But he's best known as being the older brother of Allyson Felix. For USC senior Wes Felix, that's life when your younger sister is considered one of international track and field's brightest stars at just 19.
May 2, 2005 | Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
The luxurious ballroom at the Irvine Marriott is typically a place of trade conventions, consumer expos, fashion shows and wedding receptions. In that same ballroom Thursday, a ponytailed man in silk shorts took a vicious right uppercut to the jaw, slumped against some ropes and collapsed to a sweat-stained canvas. He finally collected himself enough to stumble out of the ring, dazed. Quaffing beers and sipping margaritas, hundreds of rowdy fans grew impatient for the next bout.
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