May 6, 1988
The University of Maryland honored the wishes of standout basketball center Brian Williams, formerly of St. Monica High in Santa Monica, to be released from his scholarship and transfer to another school. Williams said he will decide where he will go after examinations end in about three weeks.
November 22, 1996 |
Coach Bill Fitch thinks free-agent center Brian Williams has played his last game for the Clippers. Asked about the progress of the Williams negotiations, Fitch said, "Brian who? Who's he with? "That's what he is, he's a free agent. That's all I know about him. He's probably through as a Clipper as far as I'm concerned. He hasn't made any moves and we've gone on in another direction."
November 27, 1997
New York Giant center Brian Williams has given up hope of playing this season because of an eye injured in July. Running back Rodney Hampton--out because of a knee injury--said he is ready to play. . . . Punter Rohn Stark, 38, has signed with the Seattle Seahawks. . . . Carolina Panther doctors expect receiver Mark Carrier will be out three weeks because of a broken hand. . . . Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks signed a five-year contract extension.
February 7, 2006 |
NBC anchor Brian Williams will join veteran sportscaster Bob Costas in hosting the opening ceremonies of the Turin Winter Olympics, airing at 8 p.m. Friday on NBC. It will be the first Olympics gig for Williams, who fills the role "Today" anchor Katie Couric played during the recent games in Sydney, Salt Lake City and Athens.
September 25, 1991 |
As far as the pennant race was concerned, Tuesday night's game at Houston between the San Francisco Giants and the Astros had no importance. But it was anything but meaningless to Giant third baseman Matt Williams. After hitting his 31st home run against rookie Brian Williams in the fourth inning, Matt Williams faced him again in the fifth. Brian Williams threw a fastball and it hit Matt Williams in the helmet, knocking him down.
July 18, 2006 |
Brian Williams and Charles Gibson have traveled to Israel to anchor their evening newscasts from close to the Mideast violence, television's sign of the importance given to the story. It was Gibson's first such trip since taking over as sole anchor of ABC's "World News Tonight" in May. He interviewed an Israeli commander for a story on Sunday's newscast and was to anchor Monday's broadcast from Jerusalem.
December 13, 1996 |
Free-agent center Brian Williams told sportscaster Rory Markas that he has no regrets about sitting out the first month of the season. "Sometimes you just have to step back and see if the opportunities presented are exactly what you want," said Williams, who rejected a $16.8-million, four-year offer from the Clippers. "I'm in my prime. The next five years are very pivotal and I don't want to make a wrong turn."
January 14, 1997 |
Coach Bill Fitch believes free-agent center Brian Williams, who reportedly underwent knee surgery last fall, should sit out this season. "If I were advising him, I'd advise him to get good health and then show everybody next season," Fitch said. "Everybody, including us, should take a look at him then." * If the season ended today, the Clippers would qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 1992-93. "I don't know whether we are [a playoff team] or not," Fitch said.
November 15, 1996 |
Executive Vice President Andy Roeser said that the club won't make any more offers to free-agent center Brian Williams. "They have rejected our last offer and there are no talks currently scheduled," Roeser said. "We don't have any plans to initiate any further discussions or make any more offers." Williams, who averaged career highs of 15.8 points and 7.6 rebounds last season, is reportedly seeking a $36.4-million, five-year deal. The Clippers have offered $16.8 million for four years.