CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2012 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2011 |
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.
February 9, 2011 |
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.
August 18, 2010 |
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.
July 24, 2010 |
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....
July 24, 2010 |
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...