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January 16, 1992 | Associated Press
Steroid use by Nike-sponsored athletes and widespread under-the-table payments to amateur competitors are among the allegations in a book released this week that details the inner workings of the athletic shoe and apparel giant. "Swoosh, The Story of Nike and the Men Who Played There," was written by sisters Julie Strasser and Laurie Becklund. Strasser was Nike's first advertising director and her husband, Rob, was the marketing whiz during the company's rise during the 1980s.
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January 16, 1992 | Associated Press
Steroid use by Nike-sponsored athletes and widespread under-the-table payments to amateur competitors are among the allegations in a book released this week that details the inner workings of the athletic shoe and apparel giant. "Swoosh, The Story of Nike and the Men Who Played There," was written by sisters Julie Strasser and Laurie Becklund. Strasser was Nike's first advertising director and her husband, Rob, was the marketing whiz during the company's rise during the 1980s.
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February 27, 1986 | RAY RIPTON, Times Staff Writer
If layoffs of more than 140 teachers in the financially beleaguered Los Angeles Community College District go through as scheduled, West Los Angeles College would be left with two sports: men's basketball and women's tennis, according to Jim Raack, college athletic director. This is the first time the district has sent dismissal notices, said Courtney Borio, athletic director at Los Angeles Trade Tech.
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January 11, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The minor sports at Cal State Northridge that are without conference affiliation might find a home in the BIGWACPAC, an alignment of schools from the Big West, Western Athletic and Pacific 10 conferences. The trio of conferences agreed Thursday at the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. convention in Anaheim to unite for the purpose of enhancing competition and controlling costs, according to Pac-10 Commissioner Thomas Hansen and Big West Commissioner James Haney.
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April 30, 1989 | BRIAN FRIEDMAN, Associated Press
This spring has seen perhaps the greatest thaw for Soviet athletes seeking their fortune, fame and even a little freedom in the sports arenas of North America. There's a Soviet hockey player skating for the Calgary Flames in the NHL, tennis star Natalia Zvereva signed with a U.S. agent and boldly criticized her nation's tennis federation over her prize money, progress has been made toward bringing a Soviet player to the NBA next season, and an agreement was reached for 10 Soviet boxers to fight in the United States this year.
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January 11, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The minor sports at Cal State Northridge that are without conference affiliation might find a home in the BIGWACPAC, an alignment of schools from the Big West, Western Athletic and Pacific 10 conferences. The trio of conferences agreed Thursday at the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. convention in Anaheim to unite for the purpose of enhancing competition and controlling costs, according to Pac-10 Commissioner Thomas Hansen and Big West Commissioner James Haney.
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June 3, 1986 | Associated Press
Distance runner Jeff Drenth collapsed after a training run Monday and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Drenth, a 24-year-old native of Charlevoix, Mich., collapsed after arriving at the offices of the Athletics West track club for a scheduled massage. Said Scott Pengelly of Athletics West: "He was joking around with some friends, and then he stepped into the rest room. Some of our friends found him there, and the paramedics were called."
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April 16, 1989
Olympian Brian Abshire of Athletics West shattered a meet record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in the 23rd annual Dogwood Relays at Knoxville, Tenn. Abshire's time was 8 minutes 29.52 seconds, breaking the record of 8:30.7 set by Tennessee Coach Doug Brown on April 10, 1976. Rob Curtis, who graduated from Kentucky in 1985, threw the javelin 257 feet 11 inches.
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April 30, 1989 | BRIAN FRIEDMAN, Associated Press
This spring has seen perhaps the greatest thaw for Soviet athletes seeking their fortune, fame and even a little freedom in the sports arenas of North America. There's a Soviet hockey player skating for the Calgary Flames in the NHL, tennis star Natalia Zvereva signed with a U.S. agent and boldly criticized her nation's tennis federation over her prize money, progress has been made toward bringing a Soviet player to the NBA next season, and an agreement was reached for 10 Soviet boxers to fight in the United States this year.
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February 27, 1986 | RAY RIPTON, Times Staff Writer
If layoffs of more than 140 teachers in the financially beleaguered Los Angeles Community College District go through as scheduled, West Los Angeles College would be left with two sports: men's basketball and women's tennis, according to Jim Raack, college athletic director. This is the first time the district has sent dismissal notices, said Courtney Borio, athletic director at Los Angeles Trade Tech.
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April 12, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Billy Olson of the Pacific Coast Club cleared 19 feet inch in the pole vault, the best outdoor mark in the United States this year, to win the event Saturday in the Southern Methodist Invitational at Dallas. The previous best mark was 18-9 by Doug Fraley of Fresno State. Brad Pursley, a former teammate of Olson's at Abilene Christian, was second at 18-8 1/2. Olson is the U.S. indoor record holder at 19-5 1/2. Harvey Glance won the 100 meters in a wind-aided 10.0 seconds. The mark was hand-timed.
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February 3, 1985 | United Press International
Coaches Dick Brown and John Moon are among four prominent contributors to the sport of track and field scheduled to receive the 1985 Jesse Abramson Award at the U.S. Olympic Invitational Meet on Feb. 9. Francis J. Heffron, a member of the executive committee of the United States Olympic Committee, and Bert Rosenthal, a track and field writer for the Associated Press, are the other recipients. Brown is the coach of star distance runner Mary Decker and an advisor to the Athletics West Track Club.
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