November 15, 1996 |
The Pittsburgh Pirates kept trimming payroll and adding young players, sending second baseman Carlos Garcia, outfielder Orlando Merced and reliever Dan Plesac to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday for six prospects. Pittsburgh gets right-handers Jose Silva and Jose Pett, who once received the largest bonus paid by Toronto, plus shortstop Brandon Cromer and three players to be named.
April 23, 1997 |
Second baseman Delino DeShields sat in the visiting clubhouse Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, thumbed through a newspaper, and couldn't help but break into an expansive grin. "I see where they're still not scoring runs," DeShields said. "They can't blame it on me this time."
November 30, 1989
No. 2-seeded Tole Marinkovic of San Diego State defeated Vernon Yarnell of UC San Diego, 6-2, 6-0, Wednesday in the second round of the San Diego All-College Tennis Tournament at University of San Diego. Third-seeded Chris Toomey of USD defeated Jeff Belloli of SDSU, 6-3, 6-0. No. 1-seeded Jose Luis Noriega advanced to today's third round after Mauricio Cordova of Southwestern College defaulted. No. 1-seeded Barbara Mueller of Tempe, Ariz.
March 29, 2011 |
Trying to get back some traction in the NFL draft, UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers went through workouts with 10 other former Bruins on Tuesday. Ayers improved on the disappointing 4.8-second, 40-yard dash time he ran at the NFL combine, recording times between 4.7 and 4.76. He also went through agility drills for linebacker and defensive linemen. Whether that was enough to prop up his draft status, which was believed to be slipping toward the second round, remains to be seen. "I wanted to show that I am a better athlete than I showed at the combine," Ayers said.
February 5, 2009 |
The hefty expense of recruiting, with trips from Hawaii to Utah, paid dividends for UCLA on Wednesday. Offensive coordinator Norm Chow alternated suitcases, one with shorts and sandals, the other with a heavy coat. Offensive line coach Bob Palcic spent enough time in Provo that he may be eligible to vote in city elections. But the Bruins' recruiting strategy was successful in all climates. They filled their greatest need and sent a message across town.
March 12, 1997 |
What began as an experiment three weeks ago has become reality. Right fielder Raul Mondesi will open the season as the Dodgers' No. 3 batter, Manager Bill Russell said. Mondesi is batting .419 this spring after going two for three in the Dodgers' 7-5 loss Tuesday to the Florida Marlins. "He's done everything we've asked," Russell said. "He's a lot more patient, a lot more selective at the plate. I really like what I see."
August 6, 1994 |
Scott Sanders liked what he saw when he looked at the flags on top of Wrigley Field's scoreboard Friday. Eddie Williams and Bip Roberts just ignored them. Sanders allowed one hit in eight innings Friday to lead the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs. "He had a better than average slider," Padres manager Jim Riggleman said. "He was in the strike zone more often and that, combined with his slider, made him effective." Sanders also had the wind blowing in his favor.
February 24, 1997 |
Dodger infielder John Wehner walked out of the batting cage shaking his head. Infielder Eddie Williams started laughing. Fred Claire, Dodger executive vice president, couldn't help but break into an expansive grin. Reliever Darren Dreifort was pitching batting practice, and now that he is fully recovered after his major reconstructive elbow surgery, National League batters could be in trouble. "I call him the ultimate humbler," Wehner said.
January 30, 1990 |
Padre third baseman Mike Pagliarulo has been scouring the sports pages each day, and just like everyone else in his profession, drooling at the contracts he has been reading about. Why, with eight players signing contracts the past two months that will pay them an average salary of at least $3 million a year, and with 100 players expected to crack the $1 million barrier in 1990, who could blame Pagliarulo for dreaming a little bit himself when it came time to negotiate his new contract?
September 22, 1995 |
When Canyon decided to scrap the run-and-shoot for more traditional formations with two backs and three receivers, it was assumed the Comanches would be spending much of the season relearning how to run the ball. But, as Canyon (2-1) showed Loara in a 35-12 victory in front of an estimated 1,500 at El Modena High, the reports of the death of the Comanche passing game are greatly exaggerated.