October 7, 2000 |
Philadelphia 76er center Matt Geiger had arthroscopic surgery Friday on his left knee. Jack McPhilemy, the team physician, performed the surgery at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. Geiger, expected to be sidelined four to six weeks, suffered torn cartilage and a sprained ligament after stepping on Toni Kukoc's foot during practice Tuesday. Geiger sat out the first 17 games of last season because of an injury to the same knee. Geiger averaged 9.7 points and 6.0 rebounds in 65 games last season.
September 26, 1997
Laguna Beach, ranked eighth in Orange County, beat third-ranked Los Alamitos, 8-7, in overtime in the South Coast water polo tournament. Johnny Geiger scored the winning goal for the Artists in their second-round game. Tyler Wawrzynski scored two goals for the Griffins (6-2). In other tournament games: Foothill 11, University 8--Matt McPherson scored two goals in the second-round victory over University (6-3) and four in a 17-5 victory over Long Beach Poly for top-ranked Foothill (4-0).
November 4, 1995 |
A new era in the NBA dawned Friday, when center Alonzo Mourning, a 25-year-old, two-time all-star considered by the Charlotte Hornets as their cornerstone, turned down their $11-million-a-year offer and forced a trade. That set up the first skirmish in a year that will see stars such as Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal eligible for free agency. Miami's Pat Riley won it, sending Glen Rice, two more starters and a No. 1 pick to Charlotte for Mourning.
February 11, 1996 |
Along with being radioactive, the atomic kittens of the San Onofre nuclear power plant are now learning to cope with yet another modern invention: fame. After a Times story about how the cats were born inside the perimeter of the heavily guarded plant and tested positive for radioactive cesium and cobalt, offers of adoption began to arrive, and news outlets, including the BBC in London, began asking for pictures (of the cats) and interviews (with Southern California Edison officials).
March 3, 1996 |
It's no surprise George Zidek is struggling in his first season out of UCLA, that his playing time is going down and his frustration level is rising. The surprise is that it's happening in the NBA, rather than the Continental Basketball Assn., the U.S. Basketball League or pickup games at the YMCA.
May 13, 1997 |
The only temperamental actor on the set was the film's aging star: a 30-year-old ambulance with a psychedelic paint job and a broken transmission. This star has no lines but is nonetheless essential to the story. After all, what is a road picture without a car?
August 20, 2008 |
Hiding behind his floppy, jet-black hair, Teddy Geiger looks like any other kid making the uncomfortable transition between teenager and young adult. His shoulders hunched, his hands thrust deeply into his jeans pockets as he wanders through a throng of shoppers at the Grove on his way to a recent interview, Geiger doesn't exhibit the swagger one might expect from an up-and-coming musician who also happens to be carving out a niche for himself in the world of acting. In some ways, Geiger does resemble his character in the music-comedy "The Rocker," which opens in theaters today.
November 6, 1995 |
Cherokee Parks' painful welcome to the NBA was courtesy of opponent Matt Geiger, a 7-foot, 245-pound designated hitter who doubles as a center. The greeting: A tactically placed knee right in the . . . well, let's just say it hurt. A lot. "He was driving to the hoop and I didn't get set in time," said Parks, a rookie with the Dallas Mavericks. "He came up with a knee . . . and I thought, 'Thanks a million for that one.'
June 7, 2001 |
The stage was set for the Philadelphia 76ers to collapse and Coach Larry Brown decided to roll the dice. With his team's 15-point lead being chopped up by the Lakers and Dikembe Mutombo on the bench with three fouls and 6:18 remaining in the third quarter, Brown chose to keep his defensive-minded center out of the game and take his chances. "Yes, it surprised me. I was very surprised," said Mutombo, Philadelphia's best defense against the Lakers' Shaquille O'Neal.