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August 10, 1995 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are those who go on to glory and a few who return for the pomp, but, for the most part, athletes who compete in the California State Games are merely the children who live next door--or maybe even their parents. More than 5,000 athletes of all ages will be in San Diego this weekend for the seventh annual State Games, an Olympic-type festival limited to residents of California.
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July 10, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
State officials said Wednesday that a compromise has been reached over legislation that would ban players from professional sports teams based outside of California from filing workers' compensation claims. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said the proposal would allow claims for cumulative trauma suffered over the course of a career as long as an athlete played at least two seasons for a professional team based in California. “The essence of the agreement is to limit the ability of athletes who have never played for a California team to use the cumulative trauma portion of the workers' compensation law” to file a claim, Steinberg told reporters.
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June 26, 1999 | GARY KLEIN
California high school football all-stars will try to extend their winning streak to five games when they take on their counterparts from Texas in the 48th annual Shrine game today at Cerritos College. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. Proceeds from the game benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children in Los Angeles.
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April 9, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- Just months ago, the California Athletic Commission appeared down for the count, on the verge of insolvency, but a key lawmaker now says he's willing to give the commission and its new managers another chance. State Sen. Curren Price Jr. (D-Los Angeles) said he will introduce legislation that will extend the sunset date for the commission by two years. He said he has support from a majority of the members of the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee, which he chairs.
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August 16, 2000 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call them the Golden State warriors. If Coach Clive Charles is serious about pursuing a gold medal in Sydney, it's only fitting that the U.S. men's Olympic soccer team he named Tuesday includes 10 players from California. One more and Charles would have been able to field an all-California starting lineup.
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September 15, 2000 | Bill Plaschke
Imagine a Super Bowl. Now imagine it with 199 teams. Picture a World Series. Now picture it as a best-of-300. Hold both events at the same time. In the same place. With one entrance. And no parking lot. Every day for two weeks. Welcome to the 2000 Summer Olympics. Not to mention, the longest women's restroom lines in the history of paper seat covers. Enjoy tonight's spectacular and emotional opening ceremony. But no, I absolutely do not wish you were here. There's no more room.
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April 8, 2000 | Associated Press
Seven players were cut Friday from the U.S. Olympic soccer team, leaving an 18-man roster--12 of whom are from California--for qualifying, which begins April 21 in Hershey, Pa. Cut were goalkeeper Andy Kirk of Tampa Bay; defenders Matt Chulis (Columbus), Eric Denton (D.C. United), Carlos Parra (New England) and Evan Whitfield (Chicago); midfielder Brian Winters (A-League); and forward Chris Brown (Kansas City).
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January 13, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chairman of the California Athletic Commission said Tuesday that if proposed state budget cuts are carried out, boxing might be outlawed in California. "The state budget asks us to cut $200,000 from our 1992 budget, and there's simply nothing there to cut," said Bill Eastman, who is police chief in Pleasanton, Calif. "We may go out of business. The commission has the authority to close things down. If there is no funding to do what we need to do, then it's our obligation to close it down."
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August 10, 1990 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. George Deukmejian acknowledged Thursday that he may have been misinformed when he allowed the state to risk $15 million in general fund money on an unsecured loan toward construction of an Olympic training center in San Diego. Deukmejian said at a news conference that he was assured by the San Diego foundation receiving the money that it would fully secure the loan as part of its contract with the state--an agreement the governor said was still being negotiated.
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January 6, 1990
Neale Stoner, former athletic director at Illinois and Cal State Fullerton, was named executive director of the California Raisin Bowl. Stoner, 53, will take over Feb. 1 from Glen Driscoll, who is retiring.
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July 18, 2012 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO — The executive officer of the California State Athletic Commission has resigned, two weeks after being censured for mishandling the finances of the agency that regulates boxing and mixed martial arts in the state, officials said Tuesday. Executive Officer George Dodd notified the board that he would step down effective July 31. His agency has been in turmoil for overspending its budget and is facing a state audit. Last month, the commission censured Dodd "for not adequately informing the commission about the insolvency of the Athletic Commission fund.
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August 4, 2011 | By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
Former Occidental College quarterback Andy Collins, a three-time Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference offensive player of the year, has died of an apparent heart attack. He was 27. Collins died Tuesday at Imperial Point Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., according to the Broward County medical examiner's office. The cause of death is pending an investigation, although Collins reportedly had been working out on a treadmill just before his death. Ten days earlier, he had married Brooke Olzendam, a college football reporter for CBS. A transfer from the University of Oregon, Collins played at Occidental in Los Angeles from 2004 to 2006 and had an immediate effect.
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February 9, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
These are not the results of a survey. This is not GQ ? it might not even be PC. This is one man's list of the Southland's 50 all-time "coolest" athletes based on a half-century of marinating in the local sauce. Your definition of cool should differ. You can be cool and great, to me, but also great and not cool. What did you bring to the game other than a jump shot? Cool is often what is left unsaid ? nuanced in countenance and cadence. It doesn't generally refer to itself in the third person.
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August 18, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
4:52 p.m.: Antonio Margarito's camp was disappointed by the California State Athletic Commission's decision to not re-issue a license to the boxer. "We're very disappointed in the decision," Margarito attorney Daniel Petrocelli said. Margarito promoter Bob Arum said his office will file an application to gain a license in Texas on Thursday morning. Greg Sirb of the national Assn. Of Boxing Commissions said Margarito is free to apply in any other state to fight later this year, and will likely be viewed in a more favorable light elsewhere because he has followed the ABC request to first return to California before trying to get licensed elsewhere.
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July 24, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
The decision whether to reinstate scandal-plagued Antonio Margarito to boxing in the U.S. became a more interesting issue now that Manny Pacquiao has decided to fight him. "There are a number of states who'd license Margarito," the fighters' promoter, Bob Arum, said Saturday, after determining with Pacquiao's management team Friday that Margarito would be the alternate foe on Nov. 13 following a failed bid to stage the sport's super-fight between...
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July 24, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
The decision whether to reinstate Antonio Margarito to boxing in the U.S. becomes a much more interesting issue now that Manny Pacquiao has decided to fight him. "There are a number of states who'd license Margarito," the fighters' promoter, Bob Arum, said Saturday, after determining with Pacquiao's management Friday that Margarito would be the alternate foe Nov. 13 to a failed bid to stage the sport's super-fight, Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather Jr....
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March 7, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rancho Santiago and Columbia are seeded No. 1 for the South and the North, respectively, in the State Community College basketball tournament, which starts today with quarterfinal games at the Bren Center at UC Irvine. Today's games: 2 p.m.--Compton (27-6) vs. Chabot (24-7); 4 p.m.--Sequoias (22-11) vs. Long Beach (30-4); 6 p.m.--Cypress (25-10) vs. Columbia (31-4); 8 p.m.--Kings River (26-9) vs. Rancho Santiago (32-2).
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July 26, 1989
Narcotics agents seized illegal steroids and arrested two people in a hotel room in San Ramon, Calif., ending a seven-month drug investigation that discovered widespread use of the drug among area high schools athletes, investigators said Tuesday. Two undercover officers bought $10,000 worth of the drugs at a San Ramon hotel. The names of those arrested were not immediately released pending further investigation.
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June 6, 2010 | Ben Bolch
Before he could catch George Farmer in the state-title hunt, Covina's Remontay McClain had some ground to make up on the sprinter from Gardena Serra in the 100 meters. McClain trailed Farmer with 15 meters to go Saturday night at the state track meet at Clovis Buchanan High. Even McClain wasn't sure he could make up the difference. "It's hard catching someone who's as fast as you," McClain said. McClain surged down the stretch to win in a wind-aided 10.448 seconds — one-thousandth of a second ahead of Farmer.
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