April 14, 2012 |
It's tough to imagine an NBA player "never getting a chance" in almost five years as a pro, the cliche enough to make most people scoff. But Ramon Sessions has pushed back a series of basketball boulders to reveal a meadow of opportunity. "It's crazy. My whole career, there's never been a point where I kind of had control," he said. "Now I've got control. " He's been the Lakers' point guard for one month, and it's never been easier to remember his decision to leave the University of Nevada and enter the 2007 draft as a junior because he figured there was a lack of point guards in a draft heavy on big men. His name almost wasn't called.
January 18, 2005 |
Charlie Bell, who died eight weeks after stepping down as McDonald's Corp. chief executive, was remembered Monday for playing a key role in the fast-food chain's resurgence and helping to give it an edgier brand image. Bell's seven-month stint as CEO last year was cut short by his battle against colorectal cancer, which ended early Monday with his death at age 44 in his native Sydney, Australia.
April 20, 2004 |
McDonald's Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Jim Cantalupo, credited with recently turning around the iconic American fast-food company, died Monday of what appeared to be a heart attack, and the company named a successor within hours. McDonald's appointed Australian Charlie Bell, the 43-year-old chief operating officer who had been seen as heir apparent, to replace Cantalupo as its first non-American CEO. Cantalupo, 60, died while attending a McDonald's franchisee convention in Orlando, Fla.
March 28, 2001 |
Shane Battier and Jason Williams of Duke, and Casey Jacobsen and Jarron Collins of Stanford were among the 10 players selected to the John R. Wooden All-America team. Others honored were Charlie Bell of Michigan State, Casey Calvary of Gonzaga, Joseph Forte of North Carolina, Troy Murphy of Notre Dame, Tayshaun Prince of Kentucky and Frank Williams of Illinois. The winner of the 25th annual Wooden Award will be announced April 6 at the L.A. Athletic Club.
March 4, 2001 |
Jason Kapono of UCLA, Casey Jacobsen and Jarron Collins of Stanford and Michael Wright of Arizona are the Pacific 10 Conference players on the 20-player John Wooden Award ballot. The 25th John. R. Wooden Award Trophy for college basketball's player of the year will be presented April 6 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Kenyon Martin won the award last year.
July 16, 2004 |
McDonald's Corp. CEO Charlie Bell announced new titles and expanded responsibilities for four top managers, his first major executive moves since assuming the top job in April. McDonald's promoted Mike Roberts to chief executive of McDonald's USA from president after sales in the U.S. had risen for 15 consecutive months. Vice Chairman Jim Skinner's responsibilities have expanded to include oversight of operations in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, the company said.