October 25, 1995 |
After serving what amounts to a very public six-week suspension for attacking his former girlfriend, Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips rejoined the No. 2-ranked Cornhuskers on Tuesday and is expected to play in the team's game against Iowa State on Nov. 4. Phillips, who earlier this season was considered the leading contender for the Heisman Trophy, returned to the practice field for the first time since Sept.
July 23, 1995 |
Hollywood Park stewards on Saturday handed trainer Bob Hess Jr. a 60-day suspension after one of his horses tested positive for morphine earlier in the meeting. Hess immediately said he planned to appeal the ruling, which was issued after a three-day hearing by stewards Tom Ward, Pete Pedersen and George Slender. Guide, who won the 1993 Del Mar Derby, tested positive for morphine after finishing third in the fourth race on May 6.
June 28, 1997 |
Tim Carey will play football at Hawaii this fall without a scholarship, a penalty handed down by university officials, his father, Tim Carey Sr., said Friday. Carey, a quarterback from Los Alamitos High, was among a group arrested in a gambling raid in Honolulu in May. Carey pleaded no contest to the charges and paid a $200 fine. School officials decided to revoke Carey's scholarship, meaning he will have to pay the approximate $8,000 to attend school this year.
September 28, 1993 |
On the night of Sept. 10 in San Antonio, the pugilist, Pernell Whitaker, got a tremendous break. He got robbed. That's not robbed, as in mugged, but he got his pocket picked, as in Don King. He trounced the Latin idol, Julio Cesar Chavez, who, in Mexico, is held to be a combination of Montezuma and Pancho Villa. Whitaker demystified him, nine rounds to three or worse, but, by the time promoter Don King's handpicked officials got through shuffling the cards, he was lucky to get a draw.
October 28, 2005 |
Jerome Young, the U.S. sprinter who ran in the 2000 Sydney Olympics one year after he secretly had tested positive for a banned steroid, was ordered Thursday by the International Olympic Committee to surrender his gold medal. His agent said no. Vowing legal action against the IOC and other U.S.
March 22, 1997 |
A federal subpoena demands any city records of pawn shop deals with Fresno State basketball guard Chris Herren, the Fresno Bee reported Friday in a copyright story. The subpoena specifically asks for records of any transactions between Herren and United Loan and Jewelry of Fresno. Herren, the leading scorer for the Bulldogs during a 20-12 season, denied pawning any items or buying anything from United Loan or its owner, Dan Jelladian. "I'm not worried about [the subpoena]," Herren said Thursday.
May 27, 2000 |
The Salt Lake Organizing Committee on Friday released a lengthy and yet cryptic memo written in the early 1990s, a document that apparently targets members of the International Olympic Committee believed to be susceptible to bribery or other temptations.
August 17, 1994 |
Mississippi officials admitted to more than half of the 15 NCAA allegations of wrongdoing in the school's football program. Ole Miss faces its second NCAA probation in seven years after the school's internal investigation confirmed in Oxford, Miss., that all or part of nine of the 15 allegations were "substantially correct." Theft charges are being sought against two starting Fresno State football players.
July 10, 1997 |
Here in the city of broken noses and shattered dreams, the losers straggle from casino to casino, patting empty pockets, digging fingers into pay-phone coin returns, in search of two bits. Roadside chapels switch off their neon. The desert's sun broils Las Vegas Boulevard like a rasher of bacon, leaving a haze over the Sahara ("Jackie Mason, last nite to-nite") and lesser hotels like the Normandie ("Elvis Slept Here"), not too far from Joe's EZ Bail Bonds.