September 6, 2009 |
Bad things happen in threes? That was the case for NFL offensive coordinators this week, as Kansas City's Chan Gailey, Tampa Bay's Jeff Jagodzinski and Buffalo's Turk Schonert were dismissed in rapid-fire succession this week, meaning those teams had to make significant adjustments less than two weeks before the season kicks off. What's more, each of those teams faces one of last season's top-10 defenses in its opener. The Chiefs play at Baltimore; the Buccaneers play host to Dallas; and the Bills play the first half of a Monday night doubleheader at New England.
November 18, 1994 |
Senior Chris Brown, the nation's top three-point shooter last season, and junior transfer Michael Tate, who has been getting rave preseason reviews from UC Irvine Coach Rod Baker, have been suspended from Anteater exhibition games. Brown, who averaged almost five three-pointers a game last season and led the team with a 17.4-point scoring average, will miss Irvine's game against Five Star Sports at 7:30 tonight in the Bren Center because he missed team study sessions.
September 25, 1998 |
The NBA Thursday canceled 24 exhibition games and postponed the start of training camps indefinitely as the lockout went through its 86th day with only the faintest of hope for a resolution soon. The likelihood grew that the league will be forced to cancel regular-season games because of a work stoppage for the first time in its history. "Nobody wants to miss the whole season, but there are 29 owners that are willing to do so if they have to," said Russ Granik, deputy commissioner.
August 9, 1995
The Mighty Ducks will play four exhibition games at The Pond of Anaheim, the team announced Tuesday. The Ducks will play a total of nine games, including two at neutral sites, before beginning their 1995-96 NHL regular season. The home dates are Sept. 20 (Washington Capitals), Sept. 22 (Boston Bruins), Sept 24 (New York Rangers) and Sept. 27 (Dallas Stars). The road games are at Dallas (Sept. 17), at Vancouver (Sept. 23), versus Calgary at Phoenix (Sept. 26), at the Kings (Sept.
September 7, 1999 |
Defenseman Kevin Haller will undergo arthroscopic surgery Wednesday to remove damaged cartilage in his right knee. Haller is expected to be sidelined about a month. An MRI exam Sunday revealed the extent of the injury. Haller suffered swelling in the knee while skating informally last week with teammates. "This is the time to get it done," Coach Craig Hartsburg said of the procedure. "He should be playing again within a month. We don't need him this month."
July 31, 1993 |
For disenchanted Dodgers and Angels fans, this weekend is highlighted by, yes, the return of pro football. Exhibition games include the Raiders taking on the Green Bay Packers in the AFC-NFC Hall of Fame Game from Canton, Ohio, today at noon on ABC, Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42, and the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers from Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday at 10 a.m. on NBC, Channels 4, 36 and 39.