August 15, 1998 |
The International Basketball League (IBL), a new professional men's basketball organization, intends to begin play next year in San Diego and seven other cities. Although the league has no players yet, it has an educational program in place. "The IBL values education and will implement a program which will further develop players' skills on and off the court," said Richard Lapchick, who created the program.
February 10, 2001 |
Teams of the cash-strapped Continental Basketball Assn. scrambled Friday to consider their options for survival, while some called it quits. The league suspended play Thursday, less than a week after eight of the 10 teams failed to meet player payrolls. "In my opinion, the CBA as a league is gone," said Bill Ilett, former majority owner of the Idaho Stampede. The Sioux Falls (S.D.) Skyforce and the Gary (Ind.
December 22, 1999 |
Running late for a photo shoot on the Strip, Isaac Burton held his girlfriend Katy's hand as they fought their way through the crush of people inside the Stardust Hotel and Casino. A sickening sense of deja vu hit Burton deep in his gut when the crowd thinned a bit and he saw he had to go through the casino's sports book to exit the building.
December 29, 2000 |
Miscellany Leon Smith, a former first-round NBA draft pick who never played for the Dallas Mavericks, has been released by the St. Louis Swarm of the International Basketball League. Smith, a 6-foot-10 forward-center, averaged seven points and nearly eight rebounds in three games with the Swarm.
December 12, 1996 |
Picabo Street, the best woman downhiller in the world the last two seasons, underwent surgery to repair torn ligaments in her left knee and will be off skis for six months. . . . Norwegians finished 1-2-3-4 in Nordic combined World Cup skiing competition at Steamboat Springs, Colo. . . . Olympians Michael Johnson and Amy Van Dyken, and golfer Tiger Woods are on the list of 42 nominees announced for the 67th Sullivan Award, given annually to the top amateur athlete in the United States.
HOME & GARDEN
March 8, 2010 |
Former Clipper Lamond Murray has sold his customized Manhattan Beach house for $2,525,000. The multistory, Mediterranean-style house, built in 2005, has extra-tall doors, an elevator, two master bedrooms with fireplaces and a bonus/game room with a fireplace. There are five bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in 4,062 square feet. Murray, 36, was the seventh overall pick in the 1994 NBA draft, going to the Los Angeles Clippers. He moved on to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Toronto Raptors and the New Jersey Nets.