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July 6, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Terrence Kiel, the second-round pick of the San Diego Chargers in this year's NFL draft, was in stable condition in a Houston hospital, one day after being shot during an attempted carjacking. Kiel, a safety at Texas A&M last season, was sitting in his car in a mall parking lot when he was shot by an unidentified man, police said.
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February 26, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
If the goals were to clear cap space and continue to stockpile draft picks, Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi accomplished both with one move Tuesday. Lombardi traded left wing Simon Gagne to Gagne's former team, the Philadelphia Flyers, in exchange for a conditional draft choice in 2013. The Kings receive a third-round pick from Philadelphia if the Flyers make the playoffs or a fourth-round pick if the Flyers do not. Gagne, a healthy scratch the last four games, had five assists in 11 games and had not played since Feb. 17 at Chicago, seemingly an ill fit in Kings Coach Darryl Sutter's system.
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August 14, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Yugoslav army's drafting of Los Angeles Lakers Vlade Divac has the San Antonio Spurs a bit concerned about what will happen to their own player from that nation, Zarko Paspalj. Both Divac and Paspalj starred on the Yugoslav national team. The Lakers signed Divac, who has been ordered to report to active military duty by Sept. 19. The Spurs signed Paspalj to a two-year contract on July 27. "Sure we're concerned," Spurs President Gary Woods said.
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December 9, 2012 | Sam Farmer
In April, three rounds after they made Robert Griffin III the second pick in the draft, the Washington Redskins selected Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins. A lot of people scratched their heads at that. Why would a team with plenty of holes to fill use another pick on a quarterback? Sunday, that move looked brilliant. With Griffin sidelined by a stomach-turning right knee injury, Cousins came off the bench to erase an eight-point deficit in the final minute, setting up a 31-28 overtime victory over the Baltimore Ravens that was clinched by Kai Forbath's 34-yard field goal.
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April 27, 1985
The Washington Redskins made it official, announcing that they have acquired New Orleans running back George Rogers, the Saints' all-time leading ground gainer, along with New Orleans' choices in the 5th, 10th and 11th rounds of the National Football League draft, for the Redskins' first pick, the 24th overall. Rogers, 26, the 1980 Heisman Trophy winner at South Carolina, gained 4,267 yards in four years in New Orleans.
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October 11, 1990 | JIM MURRAY
Now that the Raiders, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, have decided to stay wed to Los Angeles, it might be time to reflect on how this remarkable turn of affairs took place. You may remember in our last episode, the Raiders were all packed and ready to leave. They were halfway down the fire escape; the getaway car was double-parked and running. They were taking the same route the Rams, the Lakers, the Kings and UCLA had taken--out of town and on the road again.
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August 21, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Raiders traded guard-center Dale Hellestrae to the Dallas Cowboys Monday for a conditional draft choice. Hellestrae was traded because the Raiders' offensive line is overstocked and the Cowboys are short-handed because of injuries. "There are a lot of good offensive linemen on this team and they were either going to have to trade somebody or cut somebody," Hellestrae said. "It's a lot better than getting cut. It sounds like there's a good opportunity in Dallas for me to play, so I'm excited."
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September 12, 1989
Sammie Smith, the National Football League's last unsigned first-round draft choice, agreed to a four-year, $2.5-million contract with the Miami Dolphins. The agreement is reportedly a compromise between the $2.65 million that Smith, a running back from Florida State, had demanded and the Dolphins' last stated offer of about $2.44 million.
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January 9, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Pittsburgh Penguins today traded goalie Steve Guenette to the Calgary Flames for a sixth-round draft choice in the NHL's 1989 entry draft in June. The Penguins also recalled three players from their Muskegon, Mich., farm team, including center Dave McLlwain, right wing Mark Recchi and left wing Kevin Stevens. The team also sent goalie Wendell Young to Muskegon. Guenette played 10 games for Muskegon, with a 3.92 goals-against average. He was 6-4.
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July 13, 1989 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Realizing they could use a few players in uniform to start this little thing called training camp, the Rams got busy Wednesday and signed three more draft choices, including third-round pick Kevin Robbins of Michigan State. Linebacker Mark Messner, the team's sixth-round choice from Michigan, agreed to terms in time to make afternoon practice. Also signing was safety Thom Kaumeyer, a sixth-round choice from Oregon.
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April 26, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Junior left-hander Chris Castellanos of Long Beach Poly is a 16-year-old "pitching savant. " So says his coach, Toby Hess. "He's been amazing," Hess said. What has happened to Castellanos in a week's time is nothing short of extraordinary. Castellanos beat Chase DeJong of Long Beach Wilson and Shane Watson of Lakewood — staff aces, USC signees and potential first-round draft choices — in consecutive games. He threw a perfect game, retiring all 21 batters in order, to defeat DeJong a week ago, 1-0. And on Tuesday he threw a complete game, escaping a bases-loaded situation in the bottom of the seventh, to defeat Watson and Lakewood, 3-2. "It's an honor to beat those guys and a privilege to pitch against them," he said.
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October 18, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
For the Oakland Raiders, quarterback Carson Palmer is the man of the hour. The eleventh hour. "Really, it was the eleventh-and-a-half hour," his father, Bill, said in a phone interview. "We pretty much had it in our heads that he wouldn't play this season. " That changed Tuesday when the Raiders shipped two premium draft picks to Cincinnati and pried loose the former USC Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 pick who had vowed to never again play for the Bengals. The deal was cut mere hours before the NFL trade deadline.
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June 22, 2011 | By Broderick Turner
Armed with only second-round draft picks in the NBA draft and an aging roster, the Lakers unsuccessfully tried to trade for the Minnesota Timberwolves' No. 2 overall pick in the first round. The Lakers offered sixth man of the year Lamar Odom for Minnesota's No. 2 pick, according to two NBA officials who were not authorized to speak publically on the matter, but L.A. was turned down. The Lakers wanted to use the second pick on Arizona's Derrick Williams, an athletic 6-foot-8, 248-pound forward, both officials said.
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September 30, 2009 | Lisa Dillman
Blake Griffin's projected viewing location of Day 1 of Clippers' training camp was not supposed to be from an elliptical machine or a yoga mat. For the Clippers' prized rookie forward, it was yoga poses instead of running drills on Tuesday because of an injured left knee, a bruised left patella and sore left patellar tendon. He is considered day to day. Clippers' General Manager and Coach Mike Dunleavy said Griffin could be out for five to six days, adding: "However long it takes for the bruise to go down.
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August 13, 2009 | Mark Medina
NEW ORLEANS -- The Hornets have agreed to trade swingman Rasual Butler to the Clippers for a future second-round draft choice. "We are very excited to add Rasual to our roster," Clippers Coach and General Manager Mike Dunleavy said on the team's website. "We believe he is another piece who will help us get back to being a competitive playoff team." Butler is a seven-year NBA veteran and averaged 11.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 31.9 minutes while playing in all 82 games (74 starts)
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June 14, 2009 | David Wharton
Now that UCLA freshman Jrue Holiday has made it official, leaving school early for the NBA draft, the Bruins team he leaves behind is facing a very different outlook for next season. Holiday's departure adds even more uncertainty to a lineup that was already losing senior starters Darren Collison, Josh Shipp and Alfred Aboya. "It is what it is," Coach Ben Howland said. "We move forward."
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June 17, 1986 | Associated Press
The Los Angeles Lakers traded veteran guard Mike McGee and the rights to first-round draft choice Ken Barlow of Notre Dame to Atlanta today for rights to Hawk's draft choices Billy Thompson of Louisville and Ron Kellogg of Kansas. McGee averaged 8.3 points per game for the Lakers last season. The 6-10 Barlow was the 23rd pick in the first round of the draft after scoring 14.9 points a game as a senior for the Fighting Irish.
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April 24, 2009 | DIANE PUCIN, ON SPORTS MEDIA
The NFL draft begins Saturday. Have you heard? On Thursday, the NFL Network featured "Path to the Draft." The crawl on ESPN under breaking news was that the Falcons acquired Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez for a second-round draft choice. From the amount of discussion this transaction triggered, one might think Gonzalez was somehow part of the Fox series "24" when the fictional country of Sangala considered using weapons of mass destruction. In other words, it was over the top.
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August 7, 2008 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Brett Favre will wind up in green this season after all -- New York Jets green. Green Bay traded the future Hall of Fame quarterback to the Jets late Wednesday for an undisclosed draft pick. The development ends weeks of speculation about where Favre would land after ending his short-lived retirement. "I am looking forward to seeing Brett Favre in a New York Jets uniform," Jets Chairman/CEO Woody Johnson said in a statement issued by the club.
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