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SPORTS
August 23, 1998
Jeff Suppan's focus has not wavered, even when faced with the distracting rumor that he has been placed on the waiver wire. "A lot of things are just out of your control," the former Crespi High pitcher said. "But you can't worry about them." It's been two weeks since the Arizona Republic reported Suppan would be traded from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the New York Mets as the player to be named in a deal that last month brought Bernard Gilkey to the Diamondbacks.
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SPORTS
June 27, 1998 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Goaltending was the key to the successful debuts of the Mighty Ducks and Florida Panthers, who each won 33 games when they joined the NHL in 1993-94. The Nashville Predators hope it works that way when they begin play next fall. By the looks of it, they don't have much else. Nashville selected 26 players--one from each of the existing teams--in Friday's expansion draft at Marine Midland Arena.
SPORTS
June 23, 1998
When: Friday, 11 a.m. PDT in Buffalo, N.Y. Procedure: The expansion Nashville Predators will select three goaltenders, eight defensemen, 13 forwards and two others at any position (most likely they will be goalies) for a total of 26 players. They can take only one player from each of the existing 26 teams.
SPORTS
March 29, 1998
* ORIGIN: On March 9, 1995, major league owners unanimously vote to admit two new teams, Arizona and Tampa Bay. Each team pays $130 million to join the league. * PROBABLE OPENING-DAY LINEUP 1. Devon White: CF 2. Jay Bell: SS 3. Karim Garcia: RF 4. Matt Williams: 3B 5. Travis Lee: 1B 6. Yamil Benitez: LF 7. Jorge Fabregas: C 8. Andy Stankiewicz: 2B 9.
SPORTS
January 8, 1998 | RANDY HARVEY
With figure skating's national championships this week in Philadelphia coinciding with the fourth anniversary of the attack on Nancy Kerrigan, you're bound to hear and read Tonya Harding's name a few times. She was mentioned rather flippantly in this space Wednesday, the implication being that I miss her. In fact, I don't miss the Harding of 1994.
SPORTS
November 28, 1997 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bryan Corey's name was announced as the Arizona Diamondbacks' 32nd pick in the expansion draft and some experts wore puzzled looks. However, the crowd of Diamondbacks' fans outside Civic Center Plaza in Phoenix erupted in applause. Those folks must attend Arizona Fall League games. Pitching for the Grand Canyon Raptors, Corey had four strong starts and earned player of the week honors Nov. 15. "People here are totally excited about baseball," Corey said. "I saw that every day."
SPORTS
November 19, 1997 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Suppan, former Crespi High pitcher, went from one of the most tradition-bound baseball teams to one of the newest Tuesday when the Arizona Diamondbacks made him their second pick in the expansion draft in Phoenix. Suppan, a second-round pick of the Boston Red Sox in 1993, was 7-3 with a 5.69 earned-run average for the Red Sox last season, his first full season in the major leagues. "It is a sad and happy day for me," Suppan said.
SPORTS
November 19, 1997 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A predominantly no-name expansion draft in which the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays focused on pitching was followed Tuesday night by the anticipated array of big-name trades.
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