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July 11, 1995 | GREG SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The NCAA is looking into allegations made by three former members of the Cal State Los Angeles women's cross-country team who accused Coach Greg Ryan of violating NCAA rules, misappropriating funds and mentally abusing them. Maria Lopez, who along with Gracie Padilla and Jeri Young filed complaints with the university in May, said she had been interviewed by an NCAA investigator at her home in Compton.
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November 7, 1996 | From Associated Press
Boston College suspended 13 football players Wednesday for gambling, including two who allegedly bet against their school last month in a game against Syracuse. Thomas Reilly, the Middlesex County district attorney, said the two players did not influence the outcome of the game, which Syracuse won, 45-17. Although the two players were not identified, Reilly said one did not play in the game and the other played on special teams. "They realize that there are rules.
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December 29, 2001 | Associated Press
Suspended New Orleans Saint wide receiver Albert Connell surrendered Friday after arrest warrants were issued accusing him of stealing more than $4,000 from teammate Deuce McAllister. The first warrant alleges $863 was taken from McAllister's locker Dec. 5, and the second alleges $3,500 was taken from the running back's car Dec. 9, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said. Connell surrendered a few hours after the warrants were issued, Sheriff's Lt. Ed Still said.
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October 28, 1995 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was a punch, no question. A high school football player ran after a referee and struck him. As the player was restrained by a teammate and a coach, the referee fell, his glasses smashed, his left eye bleeding. Everyone at Beverly Hills High watched in disbelief. Millions have seen the punch replayed on television news and magazine shows. What triggered it? Why did Kumasi Simmons, an honor student at Compton Centennial High, punch referee Ken Smotrys, 34, in the Oct. 20 game?
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March 30, 2001 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tip Lefebvre, the only varsity baseball coach in Santa Margarita High history, has been fired. "As of today, Coach Tip Lefebvre will not be returning to [the] Santa Margarita faculty or coaching staff," read a statement released Thursday by the Diocese of Orange. "We regret that we are unable to have him return. It was a difficult decision."
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December 9, 2009 | Bill Plaschke
It dominated this year's sports scene like a black-tasseled whip. Athletes were embarrassed by it, executives were crushed under it, and at least one former Notre Dame football coach tripped over it and fell on his big fat face. FOR THE RECORD: Athletes' transgressions: A column by Bill Plaschke in the Dec. 9 Sports section about media coverage of the many transgressions of sports figures this year said we were treated to reports about allegations made in court that basketball star Dwyane Wade had given his wife a sexually transmitted disease.
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January 12, 2008 | Philip Hersh, Special to The Times
If you look for pictures of Marion Jones, you will find one in track garb from the cover of Time magazine, another in a slinky gown from the cover of Vogue and another with the milk mustache A-list celebrities wear in the "Got milk" advertising campaign. Among those in the milk ads have been magician David Copperfield, action film hero Jackie Chan, "Sex and the City" star Kim Cattrall, talk show host Conan O'Brien, singer Beyonce, supermodel Tyra Banks and baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken.
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January 25, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The NFL is going deeper into the wallets of players who get caught using steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. After four months of sometimes intense negotiations, the league and union announced Wednesday more extensive testing for performance-enhancing drugs and the addition of the blood-boosting substance EPO to its list of banned substances.
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March 17, 2000 | J.A. ADANDE
Bob Knight gave a 20-minute testimonial to himself Thursday night, and everything associated with him--from Indiana University to the NCAA tournament--came out looking a little worse by the time he finished. Knight is on the offensive this week after CNN/SI aired allegations from former players Neil Reed and Richard Mandeville that Knight choked Reed at practice, kicked the university president out of practice and did other naughty things.
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September 9, 2003 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
A UCLA quarterback situation already clouded by Matt Moore's leg injury was further muddled Monday when it was learned that backup John Sciarra was arrested last month in Newport Beach on misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct-public intoxication and giving false information to a police officer. Sciarra, a sophomore who has thrown only 12 passes in his UCLA career, moved up to No.
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