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February 10, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
A potentially nasty legal battle between Angels slugger Albert Pujols and former St. Louis Cardinals slugger Jack Clark was avoided Monday when Clark issued a public apology for last summer's comments accusing Pujols of using performance-enhancing drugs. Pujols, in turn, said he would drop the defamation lawsuit he filed in St. Louis County in October that accused Clark of disseminating “malicious, reckless and outrageous falsehoods” about him in an attempt to “generate attention and ratings” for Clark's new sports-radio talk show.
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March 1, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
TEMPE, Ariz. - The keepers of the gate for the Angels, the catching crew, play for the ultimate keeper of the gate. All it takes to establish Manager Mike Scioscia is just that are Internet replays of his home-plate blocking when he was a catcher for the Dodgers. His collisions are legendary. So are his survivals. In one, Scioscia holds onto the ball for the out despite a huge hit. No less than Vin Scully intones, "I have never in my life seen a catcher block the plate like Mike Scioscia.
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August 10, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Jack Clark, who accused Angels first baseman Albert Pujols of using performance-enhancing drugs early in his career during a radio show Friday, and cohost Kevin Slaten have had their show pulled from the air, according to reports Saturday morning in St. Louis. Clark, who hit 340 home runs during an 18-year big league career, began working at WGNU-AM in St. Louis just last week. He based his accusation on conversations he said he had with Chris Mihlfeld, Pujols' former personal trainer, who worked with the Dodgers when Clark was the team's hitting coach in 2000.
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February 10, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
A potentially nasty legal battle between Angels slugger Albert Pujols and former St. Louis Cardinals slugger Jack Clark was avoided Monday when Clark issued a public apology for last summer's comments accusing Pujols of using performance-enhancing drugs. Pujols, in turn, said he would drop the defamation lawsuit he filed in St. Louis County in October that accused Clark of disseminating “malicious, reckless and outrageous falsehoods” about him in an attempt to “generate attention and ratings” for Clark's new sports-radio talk show.
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October 4, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Angels slugger Albert Pujols followed up on his threat of legal action against former St. Louis Cardinals star Jack Clark, filing a suit in Missouri on Friday over comments Clark made accusing Pujols of using performance-enhancing drugs. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch first reported news of the suit on its website. Clark, who began working as a sports-radio talk show host at WGNU-AM in St. Louis in early August, said he based his accusations on conversations he had with Chris Mehlfeld, Pujols' former personal trainer who worked with the Dodgers when Clark was the team's hitting coach in 2000.
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September 8, 1990
Jack Clark is the mouth that roars and the bat that bores. This overpaid underachiever should be given his traveling papers now! Let some other club be saddled with his big mouth and pitiful stats. BOB CLARK Vista
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August 9, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
CLEVELAND - A former personal trainer for Angels slugger Albert Pujols strongly denied accusations by former major leaguer Jack Clark that Pujols used performance-enhancing drugs during his early days with the St. Louis Cardinals. “I haven't even talked to Jack Clark in close to 10 years - his statements are simply not true,” Chris Mihlfeld, who worked with the Dodgers in 2000, when Clark was the team's hitting coach, wrote in an email to The Times. “I have known Albert Pujols since he was 18 years old, and he would never use illegal drugs in any way. I would bet my life on it and probably drop dead on the spot if I found out he has. As before, once again, both Albert and myself have been accused of doing something we didn't do,” Mihlfield wrote.
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December 10, 1990 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First baseman Jack Clark, the man they call the Ripper, decided over the weekend he will leave the San Diego Padre organization in style, unleashing a vicious verbal attack on Manager Greg Riddoch. Clark accuses Riddoch of being responsible for many of the organization's 31 firings over the past 10 weeks, of back-stabbing everyone in his path, of being an incompetent manager and an evil person. He also promises revenge.
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June 24, 1989
Jack Clark is quoted as saying, "We are not playing with any emotion or enthusiasm, and we haven't been." No kidding! Perhaps a hit now and then from the $2-million man could change all that. After the poor showing he's made, he should give the money back, and be quiet. HELEN HAMMOND La Jolla
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December 15, 1990 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
San Diego Padre first baseman Jack Clark, a new-look free agent, is expected to agree to a three-year contract with the Boston Red Sox today that would be worth about $9.3 million. Tom Reich, Clark's agent, and Lou Gorman, Red Sox general manager, have another meeting scheduled this afternoon in Boston. Clark said he believes an accord will be reached. "He (Reich) didn't say that we have a done deal," Clark said from his Danville, Calif.
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October 15, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
It didn't take long for legal proceedings between Albert Pujols and Jack Clark to get ugly, as an attorney representing Clark accused Pujols of using a false name and challenged the Angels slugger to tale a polygraph test to determine if Pujols is telling the truth when he claims he never used performance-enhancing drugs. Pujols' attorney deemed the request for a polygraph “ridiculous” and, in an email, said it was “an absurd publicity ploy by a lawyer known for his hyperbole.” Pujols filed a defamation suit in Missouri on Oct. 4 over Clark's early August accusation on a radio show that Pujols used PEDs.
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October 4, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
USC freshman guard Kahlil Dukes from Hartford, Conn., and 7-foot center D.J. Haley, a senior from Palmdale who transferred from Virginia Commonwealth, missed practice Friday with minor injuries. The 5-foot-11 Dukes has a strained left hamstring and Haley a sprained neck. Coach Andy Enfield expects both to be ready by mid-to-late October. USC's opening game is at Utah State is Nov. 8. ALSO: Alex Rodriguez sues MLB, says Bud Selig is out to destroy him Angels slugger Albert Pujols sues Jack Clark over PED allegations Dusty Baker won't return as Cincinnati Reds manager, report says  
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October 4, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
The UCLA's women's basketball team lost a second key player for the season. Friday, the Bruins announced that junior forward Kacy Swain will miss the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee. UCLA Coach Cori Close said, "I am very pleased with the steps of growth that I saw in Kacy during the off-season. This makes her injury more disappointing and she won't be able to build on those steps this season. " Swain averaged 3.1 points and 3.0 rebounds last season and was second in blocked shots.
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October 4, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Angels slugger Albert Pujols followed up on his threat of legal action against former St. Louis Cardinals star Jack Clark, filing a suit in Missouri on Friday over comments Clark made accusing Pujols of using performance-enhancing drugs. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch first reported news of the suit on its website. Clark, who began working as a sports-radio talk show host at WGNU-AM in St. Louis in early August, said he based his accusations on conversations he had with Chris Mehlfeld, Pujols' former personal trainer who worked with the Dodgers when Clark was the team's hitting coach in 2000.
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October 4, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Albert Pujols wasn't bluffing. The Angels slugger followed through on his threat of legal action, filing a defamation lawsuit Friday in Missouri against Jack Clark for his accusation that Pujols used performance-enhancing drugs. In the suit, Pujols accuses Clark of disseminating "malicious, reckless and outrageous falsehoods" about him, and says Clark's accusations were "an outrageous ploy to generate attention and ratings" for Clark's new sports-radio talk show. Clark, whose show began airing on WGNU in St. Louis early in August, based his accusation on conversations he said he had with Chris Mihlfeld, Pujols' former personal trainer.
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August 16, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Albert Pujols declined Friday to confirm whether he still planned to pursue legal remedies against Jack Clark, who alleged on a St. Louis radio show that Pujols had used steroids. "I don't want to talk about that," Pujols said. Pujols said he stood by the statement he issued last Friday, in which he denied using performance-enhancing substances and said he was "in the process of taking legal action" against Clark and the radio station that aired his show. Clark since has been fired by InsideSTL Enterprises, the company that employed him and bought the air time from the station.
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October 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
Bob Welch of the Oakland Athletics, the first 27-game winner in the major leagues since Steve Carlton 18 years ago, filed for free agency Thursday. Among the others filing were Juan Agosto of Houston, Tom Browning and Rick Mahler of Cincinnati, Randy Bush of Minnesota, Don Carman of Philadelphia, Ron Kittle of Baltimore and Dave Schmidt of Montreal. That puts the total of players filing for free agency at 59. The Orioles have until Dec. 15 to exercise a 1991 option on Kittle.
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July 26, 1987 | JIM MURRAY
Some years ago, in an otherwise routine game in which Roberto Clemente got his usual double to right-center, they stopped the proceedings, and someone carried the ball in to Roberto. "What are they doing that for?" wondered Dodger Manager Walt Alston. "Roberto got his 2,000th hit," he was told. Alston was startled. "Has he only gotten 2,000 hits?" he said and clapped his hand to his forehead. "My God! Did he get them all off us?"
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August 12, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
Albert Pujols needs to come through in the clutch, and we're not talking home runs or RBIs here. Pujols needs to pursue his lawsuit against Jack Clark. Call it slander. Call it defamation of character. But don't call it off. Last week, Pujols was accused by Clark, on a radio show in St. Louis, of having been a juicer, of taking performance-enhancing drugs during a major league career that has already included three most-valuable-player awards and will, barring shocking proof that Clark was accurate, be celebrated with first-ballot inclusion in the Hall of Fame.
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August 10, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Chaos ensued. There was an edginess to UCLA's football practice Saturday morning that bordered on ragged. Penalties, a fight, a tirade or two from the coach. All so the Bruins could get better. “One of our objectives in practice is to put pressure on ourselves, on each other and on the team,” Coach Jim Mora said. “Create chaotic situations, high-intensity situations. We had Def Leppard playing, and I think I even heard Deep Purple. We were trying to get them in a high-intensity, chaotic environment so when we get to game day we can handle the pressure.” He got his wish.
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