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February 26, 1990 | ROSS NEWHAN
About a year ago, with baseball's owners already working on the concept of a spring lockout if the players rejected revenue sharing, their Player Relations Committee hired one of New York's largest and most powerful public relations firms, Howard Rubenstein & Associates, as consultants. On Day 12 of their lockout, not even Rubenstein and all of his associates could dig the owners out of the public relations morass they have created.
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January 17, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Cristiano Ronaldo cried when he accepted the Ballon d'Or, soccer's most prestigious individual prize, earlier this week. But now it's the athletic training staff with his club team, Real Madrid, that is feeling a bit overwhelmed. That's because Ronaldo said he'll soon make good on a promise to buy each of the five trainers a new car of their choice. Ronaldo unseated Lionel Messi, a four-time winner, as FIFA's player of the year largely because Messi was sidelined during part of 2013 because of an injury.
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SPORTS
January 17, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Cristiano Ronaldo cried when he accepted the Ballon d'Or, soccer's most prestigious individual prize, earlier this week. But now it's the athletic training staff with his club team, Real Madrid, that is feeling a bit overwhelmed. That's because Ronaldo said he'll soon make good on a promise to buy each of the five trainers a new car of their choice. Ronaldo unseated Lionel Messi, a four-time winner, as FIFA's player of the year largely because Messi was sidelined during part of 2013 because of an injury.
SPORTS
August 6, 2011 | Bill Plaschke
It's a Saturday morning in a quaint and sunny corner of Orange County, and I'm sitting down with Damon Wells for a purse-sized omelet breakfast of champions. Thirty seconds later — thirty grunting and messy seconds — breakfast is over. "I'm still hungry," he says, patting his taut midsection. "I'm always hungry. " You want an athlete with fire in his belly? This guy once competitively ate 19 burritos in 10 minutes. "You're either completely sickened by it or completely intrigued by it," he says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1994 | JON NALICK
Six days a week, Paul Pancoe jogs, swims and rides a bike to prepare for the upcoming San Francisco marathon. But he doesn't do it for fun. He does it to help save the lives of many people he has never met. Pancoe, 38, is training for his first marathon in 10 years, in an effort to raise money for the Leukemia Society of America and help find a cure for the deadly disease. "I used to be an athlete and I looked at this as a way to help people.
NEWS
December 6, 1991 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gail Weldon, a pioneer in athletic training for women who was chief trainer and director of physical therapy for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, has died. She was 40. Ms. Weldon died Wednesday at UCLA Medical Center after a long struggle with liver cancer, her close friend and publicist Sydney Weisman said Thursday. In 1975, Ms. Weldon became the first woman hired by the Amateur Basketball Assn.
FOOD
January 28, 1988 | From the Dairy Council of California
Women athletes who seek to become lighter and faster by dieting may merely jeopardize their competitive chances, according to a nutrition consultant to the U.S. Olympic swimming team. "Dieting during intensive training does nothing but starve a hard-working machine. Instead of losing weight, the body defensively conserves fat and burns the muscle tissue athletes need to perform," said Jackie Berning, a registered dietitian.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1996 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite a series of rival proposals, plans for a multiuse sports complex here are moving ahead as the Planning Commission will decide tonight whether to pursue zoning changes to accommodate the center. Commissioners are expected to approve a resolution that permits developer Tim L. Wood to proceed with Sportsplex, a sprawling ice-skating and athletic training center he wants to build near Camarillo Airport.
SPORTS
July 9, 1997 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heeding a patriotic call to duty, with the prospect of a little fun along the way, can spur even the weariest college basketball player into momentous action. Or at least convince him to give up his summer break. Which explains why 14 players, some of the game's best and brightest, were at Southern California College on Tuesday. Not that SCC isn't a fine place to be, but you don't typically find future NBA types hanging around. But there they were, practicing--hard--for the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1998 | LISA FERNANDEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Football players, track stars, actors, jazz musicians and a homecoming princess are among key members of high school teams preparing for Ventura County's annual Academic Decathlon beginning this month. Over its 16 years, the event has taught many students and teachers that being smart doesn't necessarily mean being a card-carrying geek.
HEALTH
August 25, 2003 | Jeannine Stein, Times Staff Writer
Memo to parents with children entering the world of competitive sports: It's not the way you remember it. A plethora of organized sports teams and the resulting competition has bred an industry of supplemental training: private coaches, sports camps and now private training facilities such as Velocity Sports Performance, which opened its first California branch in Irvine three weeks ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1998 | LISA FERNANDEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Football players, track stars, actors, jazz musicians and a homecoming princess are among key members of high school teams preparing for Ventura County's annual Academic Decathlon beginning this month. Over its 16 years, the event has taught many students and teachers that being smart doesn't necessarily mean being a card-carrying geek.
SPORTS
July 9, 1997 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heeding a patriotic call to duty, with the prospect of a little fun along the way, can spur even the weariest college basketball player into momentous action. Or at least convince him to give up his summer break. Which explains why 14 players, some of the game's best and brightest, were at Southern California College on Tuesday. Not that SCC isn't a fine place to be, but you don't typically find future NBA types hanging around. But there they were, practicing--hard--for the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1996 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite a series of rival proposals, plans for a multiuse sports complex here are moving ahead as the Planning Commission will decide tonight whether to pursue zoning changes to accommodate the center. Commissioners are expected to approve a resolution that permits developer Tim L. Wood to proceed with Sportsplex, a sprawling ice-skating and athletic training center he wants to build near Camarillo Airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1994 | JON NALICK
Six days a week, Paul Pancoe jogs, swims and rides a bike to prepare for the upcoming San Francisco marathon. But he doesn't do it for fun. He does it to help save the lives of many people he has never met. Pancoe, 38, is training for his first marathon in 10 years, in an effort to raise money for the Leukemia Society of America and help find a cure for the deadly disease. "I used to be an athlete and I looked at this as a way to help people.
NEWS
December 6, 1991 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gail Weldon, a pioneer in athletic training for women who was chief trainer and director of physical therapy for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, has died. She was 40. Ms. Weldon died Wednesday at UCLA Medical Center after a long struggle with liver cancer, her close friend and publicist Sydney Weisman said Thursday. In 1975, Ms. Weldon became the first woman hired by the Amateur Basketball Assn.
HEALTH
August 25, 2003 | Jeannine Stein, Times Staff Writer
Memo to parents with children entering the world of competitive sports: It's not the way you remember it. A plethora of organized sports teams and the resulting competition has bred an industry of supplemental training: private coaches, sports camps and now private training facilities such as Velocity Sports Performance, which opened its first California branch in Irvine three weeks ago.
SPORTS
August 6, 2011 | Bill Plaschke
It's a Saturday morning in a quaint and sunny corner of Orange County, and I'm sitting down with Damon Wells for a purse-sized omelet breakfast of champions. Thirty seconds later — thirty grunting and messy seconds — breakfast is over. "I'm still hungry," he says, patting his taut midsection. "I'm always hungry. " You want an athlete with fire in his belly? This guy once competitively ate 19 burritos in 10 minutes. "You're either completely sickened by it or completely intrigued by it," he says.
SPORTS
February 26, 1990 | ROSS NEWHAN
About a year ago, with baseball's owners already working on the concept of a spring lockout if the players rejected revenue sharing, their Player Relations Committee hired one of New York's largest and most powerful public relations firms, Howard Rubenstein & Associates, as consultants. On Day 12 of their lockout, not even Rubenstein and all of his associates could dig the owners out of the public relations morass they have created.
FOOD
January 28, 1988 | From the Dairy Council of California
Women athletes who seek to become lighter and faster by dieting may merely jeopardize their competitive chances, according to a nutrition consultant to the U.S. Olympic swimming team. "Dieting during intensive training does nothing but starve a hard-working machine. Instead of losing weight, the body defensively conserves fat and burns the muscle tissue athletes need to perform," said Jackie Berning, a registered dietitian.
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