September 17, 2008 |
The Seattle Seahawks took two steps to bolster their injured-depleted wide receivers unit by trading for Keary Colbert and reacquiring Koren Robinson on Tuesday. Seattle agreed to a one-year contract with Robinson, its former No. 1 draft choice, on Tuesday afternoon. Agent Alvin Keels confirmed the agreement and its length in an e-mail to the Associated Press. Colbert was acquired from the Denver Broncos.
May 4, 2002 |
Bob Baffert and Wayne Lukas were sitting next to each other at a recent racing function when Baffert said to Lukas, "Everyone used to hate you. Now they hate me." It's as clear as a giant flowered hat, and just as ugly. At rowdy Churchill Downs today, the only thing more quietly despised than Bob Baffert will be a Breathalyzer. The 128th Kentucky Derby will feature 19 horses, 150,000 fans, and one villain. Baffert will saddle longshot War Emblem.
September 8, 2002 |
Bronka Sundstrom, 77, became the oldest woman to climb Mt. Rainier, completing her ascent in 19 hours. "I just never thought I could do it," Sundstrom said. "I'm an old lady." Guide Jason Edwards found inspiration in her effort. "What she did was incredible, and that's what I wrote in the summer register," he said. "People like her prove that life doesn't stop at any given age. It stops when you give up, and she hasn't given up." OK, so what does Bronka plan for an encore? Mt. Whitney?
October 19, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - A strong fundraising push and a light presence on the airwaves enabled Restore Our Future, the “super PAC” backing Mitt Romney, to end September with replenished coffers, setting the stage for its October spending blitz. The group pulled in $14.8 million and spent just $4.1 million on ads, ending the month with $16.6 million in the bank, according to filings submitted Friday to the Federal Election Committee. That's a much healthier cash outlook than Restore Our Future's previous month; in August, the group spent three times as much as it took in and ended the month with just $6.3 million on hand.
October 6, 1999 |
Houston spoke in terms of what the NFL understands best Tuesday, grabbing its attention with a $700 million expansion fee offer and winning the approval of the expansion committee, which will meet today to formally recommend that the league bypass Los Angeles and award Houston the 32nd franchise. The recommendation, while not binding, is expected to win the necessary 24 votes at a meeting of all 31 owners later today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1999
The long and arduous effort to bring the National Football League back to Los Angeles is over, for the moment. We're sorry the NFL isn't returning for now, but we cannot say we're at all sorry that California taxpayers won't be burdened with a substantial share of the cost of a new team and stadium, a record $1 billion. It's clear that Los Angeles would still welcome an NFL team, just not under such exorbitant circumstances.
October 10, 1999 |
Times NFL writer T.J. Simers poses--and answers--the burning questions for this week's games: Question: Who got hurt the most by the NFL's decision to go to Houston? Answer: The stores where Georgia Frontiere does her shopping. When the Rams left Anaheim, they agreed not to take any money when the league expanded to 31 and 32 teams unless one of those teams was awarded to Los Angeles. So when Cleveland paid $17 million to each team in the league to gain entry, the Rams were passed over.
December 13, 2005 |
When the Indianapolis Colts face San Diego on Sunday, the regulars who made them the fourth 13-0 team in NFL history most likely will play. After that, things could change. One day after the Colts clinched their third straight AFC South title, a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, Coach Tony Dungy again had to contend with the NFL's hot topic: Will the unbeaten Colts continue playing their starters to join the 1972 Miami Dolphins as the league's only perfect teams?
December 6, 2005 |
Braylon Edwards, the rookie receiver for the Cleveland Browns from Michigan, had his best game of the season Sunday in a 20-14 loss to Jacksonville. He caught five passes for 86 yards, scoring both of the Browns' touchdowns on receptions of 34 and 17 yards. But Edwards tore a knee ligament trying to make a leaping catch in the fourth quarter and will sit out the rest of the season.
February 3, 2000 |
Ed Roski Jr., co-owner of the Kings, is awaiting word from the NFL about his latest proposal to bring a team to Los Angeles: He wants to buy a minority stake in an existing franchise and relocate it to play in a renovated Coliseum. "We've had a number of discussions with them, which they're taking under consideration," Roski said of league executives. "Hopefully, they'll get back to us in a couple of weeks."