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August 14, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
Country singer George Jones says he's calling it quits as far as touring goes after a 2013 string of farewell performances he's dubbed “The Grand Tour.” "It is tough to stop doing what I love,” the 80-year-old singer said in a statement issued Tuesday, “but the time has come.” The farewell run of shows is slated to visit about 60 cities. The itinerary hasn't been finalized. He has been touring for close to 60 years since first appearing on the national sales charts with his hit “Why Baby Why” in 1955.
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March 19, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Let there be no doubt. Jeanie Buss is the Lakers' most powerful executive. "Ultimately the buck stops with me," she said in an interview with Time Warner Cable SportsNet. "I'm president and governor of the team and I have empowered the basketball operations, the front office, to put together a basketball team, working within the confines of the collective-bargaining agreement. " She indicated why the Lakers gave Kobe Bryant a two-year, $48.5-million contract extension last November before he returned from a torn Achilles' tendon.
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January 12, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
TED LILLY , 38, starting pitcher Final 2013 stats: 0-2, 5.09 earned-run average, 1.61 WHIP, 7.0 strikeouts per nine innings, .242 opponent batting average. Contract status: Free agent. The good: In two of his five starts, he only gave up one run. Had a 3.38 ERA in two road starts. The bad: Plagued by injury most of the season, he was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on July 25, ultimately released and never picked up by another club. He battled a shoulder injury early and then a sore back.
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March 19, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant deserves both his contract and a farewell tour as a Laker, according to owner/executive Jeanie Buss. "We never got an opportunity to do the farewell tour for Magic Johnson," Buss said on " Access SportsNet " via Time Warner Cable SportsNet. Early in the season, Bryant agreed to a two-year, $48.5-million contract extension. "Kobe, by signing that deal, will have played 20 years for one organization," said Buss.  "I guarantee that won't happen again. ... We don't draft players at 17 anymore.
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July 24, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The greatest closer in baseball history brought his farewell tour to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington this week. And once again Mariano Rivera arranged to meet quietly with ordinary fans and stadium workers, as he has done in every city the New York Yankees have visited this season. “What I'm getting from these tours is being able to say thank you," Rivera said Tuesday. "To people that work in the stadium, thanks. And that's what I wanted to do. I wanted to make sure that I said thank you for all those people behind the scenes that I can touch and be able to spend a little time with them.
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March 19, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant deserves both his contract and a farewell tour as a Laker, according to owner/executive Jeanie Buss. "We never got an opportunity to do the farewell tour for Magic Johnson," Buss said on " Access SportsNet " via Time Warner Cable SportsNet. Early in the season, Bryant agreed to a two-year, $48.5-million contract extension. "Kobe, by signing that deal, will have played 20 years for one organization," said Buss.  "I guarantee that won't happen again. ... We don't draft players at 17 anymore.
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December 11, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Chris Evert turned in a come-from-behind victory Sunday night over her good friend and longtime rival, Martina Navratilova, in the final exhibition match of what is billed as her "farewell tour." Afterward, however, she indicated that there might be plenty of good volleys yet to come. Evert started slow but came back to defeat Navratilova 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
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May 19, 1989
Jockey Bill Shoemaker, who has ridden 8,799 winners and won more than $120 million in stakes money during an extraordinary career, announced Thursday he will retire next year after a worldwide farewell tour. The tour will begin June 4 in Zurich, Switzerland, and move on through England, Ireland, Holland, West Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Spain and Italy, the announcement said. "The Shoe" will return to the United States in July, where he will appear throughout North America until October.
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February 17, 1991 | TED BROCK
On March 18, the Philadelphia 76ers will retire Wilt Chamberlain's No. 13 in a ceremony at the Spectrum. In a recent interview with Philadelphia Daily News columnist Stan Hochman, Chamberlain covered a number of topics, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's exit from basketball. Said Wilt: "I never wanted to get involved in anything like what Kareem did, that last farewell trip around the NBA. A real farce. "I remember thinking, 'What is all this bull . . . ?' It was different than Dr.
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March 24, 1996 | Daniel Cariaga, Daniel Cariaga is The Times' music writer
Moving on after a 27-year association with the Saint Louis Symphony, Music Director Leonard Slatkin acknowledges that he has mixed feelings about leaving the orchestra, but is "very excited" about the prospects in his new job--leading the National Symphony in Washington. On Slatkin's "Farewell Tour," the 51-year-old American conductor brings the St. Louis ensemble to Arizona and California this month.
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January 28, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
“All bad things must come to an end.”  That's how Mötley Crüe broke the news it was calling it quits. The influential, and infamous, L.A. rock band turned Beacher's Madhouse in Hollywood into a circus Tuesday morning as more than 100 media outlets packed the hot spot to hear the band's announcement of a 72-date farewell tour. After more than three decades together, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars unveiled plans for a last hurrah. They even sat behind tombstone markers for an additional morbid flourish.
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January 12, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
TED LILLY , 38, starting pitcher Final 2013 stats: 0-2, 5.09 earned-run average, 1.61 WHIP, 7.0 strikeouts per nine innings, .242 opponent batting average. Contract status: Free agent. The good: In two of his five starts, he only gave up one run. Had a 3.38 ERA in two road starts. The bad: Plagued by injury most of the season, he was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on July 25, ultimately released and never picked up by another club. He battled a shoulder injury early and then a sore back.
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September 23, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
We know she believes in life after love. Now Cher is showing there's hello after goodbye. The veteran entertainer on Monday announced that she'll tour North America next year, nearly a decade after the conclusion of her so-called Farewell Tour. The Dressed to Kill Tour, as the new jaunt is known, is to launch March 22 in Phoenix and run through a July 11 stop in San Diego. Three Southland dates are scheduled: July 5 at Ontario's Citizens Business Bank Arena, July 7 at Staples Center and July 9 at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
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July 24, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The greatest closer in baseball history brought his farewell tour to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington this week. And once again Mariano Rivera arranged to meet quietly with ordinary fans and stadium workers, as he has done in every city the New York Yankees have visited this season. “What I'm getting from these tours is being able to say thank you," Rivera said Tuesday. "To people that work in the stadium, thanks. And that's what I wanted to do. I wanted to make sure that I said thank you for all those people behind the scenes that I can touch and be able to spend a little time with them.
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March 25, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
Like old generals, elderly Mexican pop idols never die, they just fade away. Unless they're Vicente Fernandez, in which case they just seem to go on and on forever. Fernandez is currently staging what he has called his farewell tour (Gira del Adios), after being treated for cancer in recent years. After concluding his present tour, Fernandez has vowed to limit himself to the recording studio and stay off the road. Well, don't necessarily believe it. The great ranchera troubadour made his first-ever appearance over the weekend at Staples Center, and according to Sergio Burstein , a reviewer for our sister Spanish-language newspaper Hoy, "Chente," a.k.a.
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November 3, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
TITLE CONTENDER 1. MIAMI (2-1)     The 72-win Chicago Bulls are already resting easier. 2. OKLA. CITY (1-1)    The glue of the franchise never got a chance to fully Harden. NEEDING A FEW SWING STATES 3. SAN ANTONIO (3-0)    Nobody constructs a roster suited for the regular season like these guys. 4. CLIPPERS (2-0)     Reserve unit alone appears capable of contending for Pacific Division title. 5. BOSTON (1-2)     Could slow-starting Celtics finally have some empathy for Lakers?
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July 26, 1987 | ROSS NEWHAN
Boston. Detroit. Milwaukee. Reggie Jackson's farewell tour rolls on, with Reggie raising his home run total to a respectable 13 amid the standing ovations and emotional rhetoric. In Boston, where public address announcer Sherm Feller asked the crowd for a Fenway Park farewell to Mr. October, Jackson later told reporters: "Fenway is what baseball is all about. A warm, summer afternoon. The Green Monster. The net. Always a packed house.
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March 22, 2003 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
And for the latest Arnold Palmer-Jack Nicklaus update: Their two-rounds-and-out at Bay Hill might have been their PGA Tour swan song as a duo, but they're not going anywhere. Palmer's rounds of 87-85 place the 73-year-old legend at 28 over par and mean he's a lock to wind up last when the 60 players who didn't finish Friday finally complete 36 holes this morning.
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September 18, 2012 | By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
It wouldn't be a trip to Southern California without a visit to Disneyland. The Anaheim park is one of several Los Angeles-area landmarks that space shuttle Endeavour will fly over before landing Friday morning at Los Angeles International Airport, according to NASA. Also on deck: the Getty Center, Griffith Observatory and the California Science Center, the retired orbiter's new permanent home. The Los Angeles flyover will mark the end of Endeavour's farewell aerial tour which is slated to begin at dawn Wednesday when it departs Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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August 14, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
Country singer George Jones says he's calling it quits as far as touring goes after a 2013 string of farewell performances he's dubbed “The Grand Tour.” "It is tough to stop doing what I love,” the 80-year-old singer said in a statement issued Tuesday, “but the time has come.” The farewell run of shows is slated to visit about 60 cities. The itinerary hasn't been finalized. He has been touring for close to 60 years since first appearing on the national sales charts with his hit “Why Baby Why” in 1955.
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